The Classic Car Auction Yearbook was launched in 1993 by Adolfo Orsi Jr. and Raffaele Gazzi. It has become the international must-have reference book that provides a profound level of analysis on the most important automotive auction sales around the world. The book now runs in its 22nd edition and Credit Suisse has been a proud sponsor since 2009.
“The 2016-2017 season, which closed in August with the usual "star" auctions in Monterey, makes for a complex reading of light and shadows,” says Adolfo Orsi, co-author and president of Historica Selecta. “For the second season in a row, the Classic Car Auction Yearbook records a decline with $1.086 billion in total turnover from the historical high of 2014-2015; however, the total value of the market is still up +32% from 2012-2013. While the number of cars offered remained virtually the same as last year, the absolute number of cars sold has been growing constantly over the past four seasons, thus signaling an expansion of the boundaries of the auction market.”