Domestic | Foreign

For over 100 years Southern California has been a car-lover’s paradise. Henry Ford himself used to test cars in Altadena, close to Moran’s old headquarters. Sunny weather, good roads, and the Los Angeles lifestyle makes for a haven for classic cars kept in drivable condition. We’re passionate about cars old and new; Vehicles can occasionally be found in our 20th Century Art + Design or our Traditional Collector auction, depending on their vintage and styling.

A 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe, Price Realized $72,000

Foreign

Mercedes  |  Rolls Royce  |  BMW  |  Porsche  |  Ferrari  |  British Makes  |  Sports Cars

A Black 1955 Ford F-100 truck, Price Realized $36,000

Domestic

Ford  |  Chevrolet  |  Dodge  |  Muscle Cars  |  Classic Cars

Head of Sale

John Simon Taylor

Automobile Specialist

John Simon Taylor acquired his extensive knowledge of the antiques trade starting at an early age, surrounded by his family’s furniture and antiques business in northern California. While pursuing a degree in Industrial Art from the University of San Francisco, he was offered a position in the Executive Buying Program of Macy’s California as an assistant buyer. For the next 22 years he worked for Macy’s California and Macy’s New York in store planning, merchandise coordination, and as Senior Executive Buyer specializing in antiques and furniture accessories. Since 1996 he has owned a shop in Pasadena’s antiques district, as well as being established at the Pasadena Antique Center.

John enjoys travelling throughout his native California, indulging his passion for the state’s art and architecture, from Arts and Crafts to Mid-century modern, and collecting classic cars.

Specialties Highlights

Let Us Value Your Collection

Moran’s offers a wide range of appraisal and paid valuation services, including fair market and insurance appraisals. By retaining Moran’s to evaluate your property, you can be sure that your heirs or trustees will be able to make informed decisions about the equitable distribution or liquidation of assets.

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Contact a Specialist

Stephen Swan

Vice President, Business Director

Automobiles

Jardine Gates, Cataloguer, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Jardine Gates, GIA G.G.

Cataloguer

Furniture & Decorative Arts

Do you have something to sell?

If you are looking to downsize your collection or prepare a home for sale, Moran’s can apply our expertise in valuation, staging, logistics, and marketing to ensure you get the best price for your property.

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