More images from the Arizona auctions

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Photos by Howard Koby

It’s going, going, but not quite gone at the Arizona auctions…

Auction action shifted into a higher gear Friday with five auction houses running cherished machinery across the blocks (Bonham wrapped up its one-day sale on Thursday).

Friday, at Barrett-Jackson you could buy everything from hot rods on the pavement to hot dogs on a stick. Meanwhile, RM brought out some of its big guns — Ferrari 250 LM selling for over $8 million with buyer’s premium while Gooding hammered the ’59 Ferrari LWB California Spider for a stunning $7 million plus commission.

Russo and Steele’s auctions “in the round” gaveled out muscle, customs and American cars of the ‘50s and ‘60s as bidders gulping beer, hot dogs and candy apples. And things were quieter if just as exciting for those buying and selling out at Silver.

And now we enter the weekend, with sales continuing Saturday and, in some locations, Sunday as well.

 

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Howard graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in California. He has been a photographer and automotive journalist for 35 years out of his Los Angeles studio. He has been published in Hot Rod, AutoWeek, Road & Track, Car and Driver, Jaguar Journal, Forza, Vintage Motorsport, Classic Motorsports, Robb Report, Motor Trend Classic, Hemmings Muscle Machines, and 50 Years of Road & Track (MBI Publishing). He has served on the Advisory Committee of the Transportation Design Department at Art Center College of Design. He is the author of the books Top Fuel Dragsters of the 1970s and Pro Stock Dragsters of the 1970s, both available on amazon.com.