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Salvage or Collectible?

If you'd like to amass a classic car collection in one fell swoop, we noted
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Geneva Motor Show - A Glimpse Of the Future

Image credits to The Australian   The Weekend Australian Magazine provided an excellent recap of the 87th annual Geneva motor show which was just held. The show never ceases to wow attendees, and in addition to the expected model refreshes, this year the show featured a swath of futuristic concepts - startups, super-cars and even a flying car.    ...
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March Luxury Vehicle Auction - Video Recap

March Luxury Vehicle Auction - Video Recap Our Luxury Vehicle Auction on the 27th of March 2017 was a great success. Among the many highlights and unique offerings of the auction were the availability of four late-model Maseratis, a 2015 Bentley Flying Spur W12 Sedan which had interest in the mid to high $200’s and even a Lamborghini Countach replica - the latter sold for a...
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The highlights of a Luxury lifestyle

The last two quarters of auctions were a busy time for Pickles Prestige and Luxury vehicle teams. Whilst the winter months leading in from the end of the financial year are generally quieter, as vehicle demand slows, we saw the market gaining strength from early September and strong results at the Pickles Luxury auctions. We held Luxury sales in Melbourne in August, Sydney in October and our...
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The rewarding results of diversifying risks

The rewarding results of diversifying risks We recently provided our clients with a general market report for the last two quarters of 2016. What we have found is that sales have been strong over these two quarters. We achieved good results for fixed price retail selling, public and dealer auctions, dealer only auctions, dealer tenders and online auctions.   Vendors...
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Rare Holden Torana On Auction

  We regularly see exemplary prestige and collectible vehicles come up for auction here at Pickles. Sometimes these vehicles also have a very unique history we find worth highlighting. The A9X is part of Holden's third generation Torana line. The A9X was heavily modified for performance and based on the L34-optioned LH model, designed specifically to win the...
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End of local manufacture unlikely to damage used car values

As stated by the AFR (Australian Financial Review) today, Fleet managers should be looking at the pipeline of new model releases and consider the impact they will have on used car values this year. The flow on effect from the introduction of new model vehicles has a significant effect on sales of superseded versions, creating a conundrum for the fleet manager. Pickles Auctions...
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Luxury Vehicles' Journey to Instagram

Photographing a luxury vehicle has always been a bit of an art. To do justice to the design, as well as to adjust for speed and the lighting conditions of dramatic outdoor backdrops is quite a science. But is it any different when photographing them for social media? Bloomberg took a look at what they consider to be some of the best luxury car feeds on Instagram - a medium with an...
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Understanding Millennial Collectors

  The "Millennial" generation - those born roughly between 1980 and 2004, has been the focus of much speculation for the automobile industry and those surrounding it. Some believed this generation would forego car ownership almost completely, in favour of ride-sharing services like Uber. Also, some feared that when this generation did buy cars, luxury and performance vehicles...
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Corporate insolvencies fall to eight-year low

As reported in the Australian Business Review , this year Australia has seen the lowest rate of companies falling into insolvency since 2008. The analysts, FTI Consulting, expect insolvencies to continue to trend downward at least through early 2017. Whilst insolvency is at an 8 year low we have seen some of the largest closures and receiverships in recent years in retail, mining,...
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