duPont REGISTRY July 2016
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Dear Reader,

            Welcome to summer!  You can debate climate change all you want … the car market is hot!  The auctions are pumping out record numbers of cars for record amounts (in some cases).  Perhaps “volatile” is the correct term for the new car, classic, luxury and exotic car market, as the specialty marques experience some swings, especially when compared to a BIG 2015 first half.  Hence, there are at least two (and many more) reasons to join forces with the duPont REGISTRY/MEDIA marketing platforms.  The marketplace is booming and to find a buyer, you must stand out.  To find the right car, you need not to look any further than here and at

            For those of you who have not planned your travel/activities for the last weekend in June (June 23-25), you simply must go to the first-ever annual Barrett-Jackson Northeast, held at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in eastern Connecticut.  Consignments are at capacity and the beautiful Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino is a great location.  Easy to get to.  Plenty of concurrent activities.  All at a beautiful setting in the rolling hills just north of New London, CT, not far from the Rhode Island border.  As always, the folks at Barrett-Jackson have set up their commanding presence with you, the buyer, and you, the seller, in mind.  We hope to see you there:

Wednesday Preview and Gala – Preview - 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; Gala – 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Thursday Auction – 8:00 am to ~8:00 pm, Close of Auction
Friday Auction – 8:00 am to ~8:00 pm, Close of Auction
Saturday Auction – 8:00 am to ~8:00 pm, Close of Auction
And Sunday to relax and catch up.

The Publisher’s Choice this month is the archetypical example of a restored, yet modified Toyota Land Cruiser.  No detail has been overlooked in “upgrading” this fabulous off-road legend.  At the same time, the “timeless” character of the 1963 back-country gem has been carefully preserved.  There is too much to describe herein, so go to pages XX and XX to see the details (and/or to our internet listings on

Need help buying or selling a very special car?  Call us.  We can help you short cut all the media and auction frenzy, and we can help “vet” the car and maximize your sale or your purchase.  Call and ask for me and I will direct you to the proper specialist of duPont REGISTRYTM, the world’s leading print, web, and event-based marketplace for the auto-enthusiast.


Happy Motoring,


Thomas L. duPont


P.S.  Every year we provide some information on the spring art and jewelry markets in New York City.  This year saw some significant fluctuations in the sales at the major auction houses.  Totals for art were off from 2015, but some new and unusual activity resulted in many individual records and increases over last year.  The jewelry market was also the focus of increased activity with overall sales increasing.  The highlight of the sales was “Sweet Josephine” a vivid fancy pink diamond weighing in at 16.08 carats and selling for $28.5 million.  Fine art and jewelry, therefore, were marching hand-in-hand with a classic luxury and exotic automobile.  They are both very busy and volatile. Food for thought as you review your next buy/sell!