Sunday, May 20, 2018

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona est €6.5-€7.5 Million at Le Mans Classic

The star of auction house's Artcurial's sale on July 7, 2018 will be a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona which finished fifth at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback at Mecums

The Mustang 429 Boss is an iconic and greatly treasured muscle car. KK no. 1480, unrestored with 14,386 miles will cross the block May 15-20.

Ground-pounding engine, limited production, and high dollar resale, the 1969 Boss 429 is also one of the best looking muscle cars on the planet.
The car has a following like a celebrity, with the crowd pushing forward when a clean looking Boss 429 rumbles up.
The heart of the Boss 429 is the engine. With a cult following of it's own, of the 859 Boss 429s built for 1969, only 279 had the S-code engine. The original S-code version of the 429 engine, with its magnesium valve covers, specially prepared crankshaft, forged pistons, and race-ready internal components, exemplifies the purpose by Ford Motor Company engineers to create an engine worthy of competing on the NASCAR circuit. $423,500.

Mystery 2017 Ford GT at Mecum = $ 1.8m

A 2017 Ford GT was a feature draw on the Mecum Auctions website, with a “main attraction” banner. The car made a hefty $ 1.8m. But the sale could be a breach of Ford’s customer agreement on the GT which requires buyers to hold the car for 24 months.

Mecum says the car is the 48th of 250 produced in 2017.
Twin turbocharged and intercooled 3.5/647 HP EcoBoost engine. 7-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shift mode. 0-60 MPH in 3.0 seconds. Top speed of 216 MPH. Active multi-mode suspension. Ingot Silver with Black striping. Gloss carbon fiber lowers. Silver forged aluminum wheels with titanium lugs. Dark Energy interior. Carbon ceramic disc brakes.
Ford’s customer agreement on reselling the car is as strict as the actual selection process to determine who got one as a 'brand ambassador'. With only 500 cars to go around the expectation was that it wouldn’t be sold immediately at a big profit.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Unique Jaguar XK140 discovered in a barn sells for €365,500

A battered Jaguar XK140 found in a Belgian barn in April has sold at auction in Monaco for €365,500, roughly ten times its original estimate. Built as a standard XK140 in 1955, the car was involved in an accident in 1957 in which its factory bodywork was nearly completely destroyed. It was subsequently rebuilt by famed Italian coachbuilder Giovani Michelotti.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a mid-engined sports car built by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo between 1967 and 1969. "Stradale" (Italian for "road-going") is a term used by Italian car manufacturers to indicate a street-legal version of a racing car. The 33 Stradale was derived from the Tipo 33 sports prototype. 18 examples were made.

The 33 Stradale is the first production vehicle to feature dihedral or 'butterfly' doors.
The car was designed with a dry-sump lubricated all aluminum 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) V8 that featured fuel injection, four ignition coils and 16 spark plugs. The first production Stradale claimed 243 hp at 9,400 rpm with a "street" exhaust and 254 hp with open exhaust.

Like the racing car the transmission was a six-speed transaxle gearbox.
The car takes 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph (96.6 km/h) from a standing start and has a top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph). In 1968 it was the fastest commercially available car in the standing kilometer with time of 24 seconds. It was the most expensive automobile for sale to the public in 1968 at US$17,000.

Today fewer than 10 are known to exist and very rarely come up for auction. At a minimum a pristine example would expect to make $10m

Thursday, May 17, 2018

RM Sotheby's - Monaco

The one-off, Pope Francis-signed Lamborghini Huracan sold for €809,375 (est. €250k – €350k). That's a tad more than the $200,000-plus for a standard Huracan.
Headlining the auction was a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti. It failed to find a buyer. A 1992 F1 car raced by Michael Schumacher was expected to shift for a bargain basement £660,000. It made €815,000
Built to honour the death of the great Sergio Pininfarina, just six of the special edition Sergio's were ever built, each based on the Ferrari 458. The car failed to find a new home.
Top result at RM’s 2018 Monaco auction went to the euro-spec 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for €2,142,500. The 275 GTB is one of 88 long-nose, steel body, triple-carburetor examples.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

World's Most Expensive Cars at Auction

1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti
One of the rarest Ferraris in existence became one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. Price tag: £25 million, or about $36 million. Only four of the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti were made.

Auction house Artcurial Motorcars put the vehicle on the block during its annual Retromobile sale in Paris in February 2017.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Price: $38.1m. 39 were built.

1954 Mercedes W196. Price: $29.6m.

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spider. Price: $27.5m

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. Price: $26.4m.

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 $22.55m

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $18.5m.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $17.99m

1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione. Price: $18.4m

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Price: $16.4m.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Price: $15.2m.

1995 McLaren F1 $15.62m

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione $14.52m

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Price: $14.3m

1970 Porsche 917K $14.08m

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight $13m – 2015

1953 Ferrari 240/375 MM Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ $12.8

1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta - $12.4m

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Nevada police find wrecked $300,000 McLaren supercar in the desert

The Nevada Highway Patrol found the totaled McLaren 720 about 70 yards off a road near Lake Mead last week, with damage suggesting that it had rolled at least once as it just missed falling down a ravine.
According to police, neither of the occupants was seriously injured. They weren’t there when the car was discovered, however.

After searching the area, police learned that they had gotten themselves to a nearby hospital to be treated for scrapes and bruises.

Monday, May 14, 2018

BMW M1 supercar the 'barn find' of a lifetime

A BMW M1 was purchased in 1981 and driven 4,500 miles before it was left in a garage in southern Italy, where it sat collecting dust until it was discovered by a car dealer two years ago.
The M1 was BMW’s first mid-engine model and one of the highest performing supercars of its era. Designed by Giorgetto Giugario, it was developed with help from Lamborghini.

The rear-wheel-drive M1’s 273 horsepower 3.5-liter straight-six is capable of propelling it to a top speed of 162 mph. Only 453 were built from 1978 to 1981. The price paid for the car and the restoration have not been revealed, but it is now being listed at $1.2 million.
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Top Lots at 2017 Mecum; Kissimmee

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. 1 of 120 produced for the U.S. Market in 2015. Finished in Giallo Modena. 317 original miles. 6.3L hybrid drive V-12 engine. F1-inspired HY-KERS Kinetic Energy Recovery System. Factory-rated for 949 horsepower. F1 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. $3,410,000
One of 299 F12tdfs that were produced worldwide in 2016. Successor to the F12 berlinetta, the F12tdf has a monster 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. The power plant is capable of 769 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Sold for $1,320,000
Two 1969 ZL1 Camaros offered as a matched pair. As numbers 18 and 30 of the 69 total produced. $1,200,000
The Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series Quartet. $ 1,001,000
The last naturally aspirated V8 Ferrari convertible. With the world turning to smaller turbocharged engines, the 2015 458 Speciale Aperta represents the end of an era. It is also one of the final Ferraris to wear the Pininfarina badge.

One of 499 produced, $726,000

Saturday, May 12, 2018

1989 Porsche 962 at Mecums

The Porsche 962 is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984 with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s.

Chassis no 108C-2 is a 1989 Daytona 24 Hour Winner. 1989 Palm Beach Grand Prix Winner. 1989 Porsche Cup USA Winner.
11 top-five qualifying runs and podium finishes during the 1988-89 seasons.
The car crosses the block at Mecums Indy 2018, May 15-20th. Estimate is $1,750,000 - $2,500,000