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Classic and Vintage Car Auctions - 2014

January in Phoenix and Scottsdale: A Car Enthusiast's Dream Come True

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January is the time and Arizona is the place -- for classic car collectors, that is. There are collector car auctions and sales for buyers, sellers and spectators alike. This area is so well known for vintage and classic car events that it has evolved into a mega-event known as Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Week.

The first four events on this list are widely known to serious collectors. I am not personally familiar with the other events on the list. No matter which event you are attending, if you are purchasing a vehicle or other auction item, make sure you understand what you are buying and what the auction house rules are!

All dates and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction

Scottsdale Classic Car Auction
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Probably the most well-attended car auction in the Valley of the Sun, Barrett-Jackson combines an affordable ticket that's suitable for families with classic and vintage cars at auction. They also have a large vendor show in case shopping is part of the experience for you. These photos will help you see what this event is like. Takes place in north Scottsdale.

In 2014: Sunday, January 12 through Sunday, January 19
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Gooding & Company Collector Car Auction

Scottsdale Classic Car Auction
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Gooding & Company is an auction house for collectors of rare and exceptional cars. It isn't unusual to witness record-breaking sales of extraordinary vehicles at this auction. These photos will help you see what this event is like. Takes place in central Scottsdale at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

In 2014: Thursday, January 15 through Saturday, January 18
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RM Auctions

collector car auction Phoenix
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RM Auctions has grown into a well-respected investment-grade collector car auction company that has an event in Phoenix every year. These photos will help you see what this event is like. Held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in central Phoenix.

In 2014: Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17
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Russo & Steele

Scottsdale Classic Car Auction
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Specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs, Russo and Steele was launched in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2001. The “Auction in the Round” format is unique to this event. Takes place in north Scottsdale.

In 2014: Wednesday, January 15 through Sunday, January 19
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Bonhams Scottsdale Sale

Scottsdale Classic car Auction
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Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house of fine art and antiques. In addition to classic cars, the Scottsdale auction includes collector books and automotive-related collectibles. Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in north Scottsdale.

In 2014: Thursday, January 16
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Silver Auctions

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Specializing in affordable collector cars. Held at the Fort McDowell Resort & Casino near Fountain Hills.

In 2014: Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18

Phoenix Car Swap Meet

Phoenix Car Swap Meet
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Classic, unique and collectible cars and trucks for show and sale. Also on hand: Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Low Riders, and more in all varieties of makes, models, and condition. This is also a place to search for those car parts that you need for your own vehicle or restoration project. Held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix. Fee for booths/spaces, fee for parking, admission is free for spectators.

In 2014: Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26
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Video: How to Assess Classic Car Value

How to Choose a classic car
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Inside, outside and under the hood-- here are some things to consider when deciding how to select a classic car.

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