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Historica Selecta’s “Yearbook”: A Checkered Flag for the Classic Car Market

Published on , by Nicky Griggs

Last week the 47th edition of Retromobile in Paris, the first major international classic car show of 2023, kicked off the market’s “season” in Paris. Each year the legendary classic car historian Adolfo Orsi of Historica Selecta brings clarity to this market with his Classic Car Auction Yearbook.

   Historica Selecta’s “Yearbook”: A Checkered Flag for the Classic Car Market
Adolfo Orsi takes his rightful place among the classic car world elite. Born into the milieu, Orsi’s grandfather, after whom he is named, purchased the Italian sportscar company Maserati in 1937, which his father, Omar Orsi, ran until 1968. Since the mid-1980s the younger Orsi has devoted his life to classic cars. He serves as a judge at the most prestigious Concours d'Elegance around the globe including the Villa d'Este on Lake Como and Pebble Beach in California. In October of each year the much-awaited Classic Car Auction Yearbook , a compendium dedicated to the classic car market, hits the shelves. The 27th edition of the Yearbook , is a 414-page, full color, tome featuring the record breaking Mercedes-Benz « Uhlenhaut » Coupé on the cover. Within these 400 plus pages is a wealth of information, a vertiable gold mine of expert analysis and data that helps make sense of the classic car market. The first section of the book contains…
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