2013 (Q1) International Car Sales Worldwide

Pininfarina Sergio at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show

First quarter 2013 worldwide car sales show a mixed picture with strong growth in China and the USA but a decline in sales elsewhere. March 2013 saw a decline in new passenger vehicle registrations in most parts of the world. New car sales in China increased by a quarter to expand the Chinese light vehicle … Read more

2013 (January & February) International Car Sales Worldwide

Peugeot 2008 at 2013 Geneva Auto Salon

2013 saw a mix in new car sales: Europe, Japan, and India continue to weaken while the USA, Russia, China and Brazil grow strongly. January and February 2013 car sales continued to rise in the USA, China, Brazil and Russia while the European, Japanese, and Indian markets contracted further. China remains the largest single national … Read more

2013 (Q1) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

Audi Cars in China:

German luxury car sales in China continue to rise during the first quarter of 2013. VW, Audi, BMW and Porsche had new record months while Mercedes struggled. 2013 started well in China for most German luxury carmakers with record sales during the first quarter. China is now the single most important national market for Volkswagen, … Read more

2013 – Top Auction Prices for Mini and Microcars

Rose FMR TG 500

Hundreds of mini cars from the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum fetched top prices at a sale arranged by RM Auctions in Madison, Georgia. A special auction of historic mini cars from the break up of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum fetched top prices for the mostly post-War European microcars. A 1958 FMR Messerschmitt fetched the … Read more

2013 January International Car Sales Worldwide

VW Santana (New) 2012

January 2013 saw a mix in new car sales: Europe and Japan struggled but passenger vehicle sales in China, Brazil and the USA were strongly up. 2013 car sales got off to a mixed start in different parts of the world. New passenger vehicle registrations in January 2013 were sharply down in most of Europe … Read more

2012 – Ten Most Expensive Classic Cars Sold at Auction

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster

A Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster was the most expensive car sold at auction in 2012. Six Ferraris were amongst the top ten classic and vintage cars. In 2012, a 1936 Mercedes 540 K Spezial Roadster sold for $11.8 million as the most expensive car sold at auction. It was also the highest price ever … Read more

2012 Germany: Worldwide Car Sales by German Auto Makers

Mercedes CLA at the 2013 Detroit Car Show

In 2012, German car manufacturers enjoyed record car sales worldwide and even gained market share in the struggling European car market. In 2012, all major German car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen enjoyed record car sales worldwide. German car producers famously never miss an opportunity for government subsidies and research funds but … Read more

2011 – Ten Most-Expensive Vintage & Classic Cars Sold at Auction

1957 Ferrari 250 TR

A Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa tops the list of the most expensive cars sold at auction in 2011. A 540K Spezial Roadster was the most expensive Mercedes sold ever. 2011 was a good year for very rare vintage cars sold at auction. A 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Testa Rossa became the most expensive car ever … Read more