Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ferrari at Mecum Monterey

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta. Original unrestored with one repaint in the early 1970s. Refinished in Grigio Mahmoud. 3,286cc four-cam V-12 engine. Six Weber carburetors. 5-speed manual gearbox. Front and rear disc brakes. The car had an odometer repair/replace. The correct mileage is believed to be just under 15,000 km.

Est $3m to $ 3.1m
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose. Serial no. 06943. Converted Short Nose. Nut and bolt restoration. 3286cc SOHC V-12 matching-numbers engine. Three carburetors. Factory rated for 280 horsepower at 7,600 RPM. 5-speed gated shift manual transmission.

$1.9m to $2.2m

Classics join Mecum's sale at Monterey

1940 Cadillac Series 75 Seven classic cars from the Academy of Art University collection have been consigned to Mecum’s “The Daytime Sale” auction taking place August 23-25 in Monterey.1936 Packard Super Eight

1929 Duesenberg Model J

1940 Packard Super Eight

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Ferrari at RM Sotheby's

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti. The third of 36 GTOs built; considered by marque experts to be one of the most authentic and original of all GTO examples. One of 3 factory converted to 'Series II'.

This 250 GTO is the most important Ferrari ever offered publicly and will set the record for most expensive car on earth at auction. $45m - $60m
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione. $9.5m - $12.5m
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta. $7.5m – $9m

1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II. $1.7m - $2m
1954 Ferrari 375 America Coupe. $3.5m – $5m

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II. $1.6m - $1.9m
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II. $1.1m to $ 1.3m

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta 'Lusso' $1.75m to $ 2m.

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO. $2.7m – $3.2m

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione. $2.3m – $3.5m.
1990 Ferrari F40. 1700 miles. $1.4m - $1.6m

As new 2014 LaFerrari with 150 miles. $3m - $4m.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

Ferrari built just three of the 275 GTB/C Speciales, each with lightweight aluminium bodywork and a 316bhp 3.2-litre V12 engine. As the first Ferrari with an independent rear suspension and a transaxle gearbox, it was a major improvement over the outgoing 250-series and an evolution of the front-engined 250 GTO. Completed in April 1965, chassis 06701 was the first of the three 275 GTB/C Speciales built. It was hand built, as were the two cars that followed.
Chassis 06701 brought $28.4m at RM Sotheby's in 2014. Only chassis 06885 would see competitive action. Although its racing career was brief, 06885 quickly proved the potency of the Speciales.
One of the most coveted cars in the world lost its owner when millionaire Preston Henn, a South Florida flea-market magnate, died at age 86. His 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale may well be one of the world’s most valuable cars, provided it finds its way to the auction block.

With six carburetors, the car produced 330 horsepower.
A very few of these machines were built for racing and stamped with a 'C' for 'Competizione' — and 'Speciale'. The "special" 275 GTBs had thinner body panels that trimmed 300 pounds.
Whether the car finds its way to auction is unknown. Henn is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Betty, and four children.

Before passing, he said he made sure his beloved Ferrari will stay on display after he is gone. "That was his crown jewel, at one point he said he wanted to be buried in it."

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Porsche Spyders at Gooding & Company

The 2007 Porsche RS Spyder, chassis 9R6.706, is the last of six RS Spyders built for the 2007 racing season. This Spyder, presented in bare carbon bodywork, has been meticulously maintained, Gooding said, with limited track time. No estimate was given.
1959 718 RSK Spyder, chassis 718-024. One of just 34 built. Its estimated value is $3.6 million to $4.1 million.
1955 550, chassis 550-0053 The 4-cam race car has been in private ownership for the past 20 years, largely hidden away. Est $4m to $5m
This 1966 Porsche 911 Spyder is a unique creation by Bertone. $700,000 to $1 million.

'World's first supercar' brings $ 655,000

Regarded as “the world’s first sports car” a Vauxhall Prince Henry Sports Torpedo fetched £516,700 (about $655,000) last year at Bonhams’ in London. Built in 1914, the car could hit the unheard of speed of 80 mph.
The car is incredibly rare said Bonhams’ James Knight. “In comparison to what else was out there, this car was absolutely the supercar of its day.”


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bad Ferraris

The Ferrari 348 is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive V8-powered 2-seat sports car produced in 1989 and continuing until 1995. The 348 was Ferrari's low point. The supercar was bad. The 348 had all the standard Ferrari problems without any praiseworthy features. Extremely expensive maintenance, frustrating and poor reliability and bad ergonomics, the 348 had it all.
The Ferrari 400I is an embarrassing faux pas swept under the rug. Everyone seems to forget the 400I existed, and for many good reasons. The Ferrari 400I was boring to look at, slow and unagile. Perhaps worst of all, simply dull.
The Ferrari Mondial is a mid-engined, V8-powered grand tourer produced between 1980 and 1993. Some Ferraris depreciate spectacularly. But the Mondial goes above and beyond. Overweight and under-powered, the Mondial will get dramatically outrun by virtually anything with wheels.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Keith Richards 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT up for grabs

The 1972 Dino 246 GT was bought new by The Rolling Stones icon in 1972 and he owned it for 14 years.

He sold it to a Japanese collector in 1986. The 1972 Dino has a 2.4-litre V6 that produces 175bhp.
The supercar will appear at Bonhams Auctions who have given it an estimate between £300,000 and £400,000.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

JBR Capital - Best Automotive Investments

Mercedes-Benz 300SL R107 (1989) The timelessly elegant 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL R107 is a great car for those interested in collecting a classic.

Made famous by TV series such as Dallas and Hart to Hart, the R107 is in strong demand with values rising in recent years and showing no signs of slowing down.
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (1998). The car that replaced the 348, the F355 was faster and better in every way. In Berlinetta coupe, with a traditional Ferrari open-gate six-speed manual gearbox, it’s a textbook modern classic.

The F355’s iconic styling will see its status soar in years to come.
Aston Martin Vanquish S (2007) The last car produced at Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell factory had a starring role in the 2002 James Bond movie Die Another Day. The Vanquish S is a genuine 200mph machine, with less than 1,100 examples made. The Vanquish S is a modern classic in the making.
BMW Z8 (2000) Inspired by the BMW 507 of the 1950s, the Z8 is one of the most beautiful BMWs ever made and is now a highly sought after and appreciating roadster. Values have doubled in the last decade.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at Mecums

Yenko Camaro YS-8021. One of 64 produced and less than 20 believed to exist. Restored in 1989. COPO 9373 Sports Car Conversion Package. M21 4-speed transmission. Power disc brakes. Stewart Warner tachometer and gauges. Multiple award winner.
Yenko swapped out the factory-installed L78 396/375 HP big-block for a L72 427/425 HP.
The car made $ 600k in 2017

Four Bugatti Veyrons at Mecum Monterey

Only 11 examples of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 16.4 hypercar were produced for the United States market. This is one of those few examples, and it’s heading to Mecum’s Monterey 2018 auction. The Veyron was introduced to the world in 2005. It's 8.0-liter W16 engine is matched up with four turbochargers that pushed over 1,001bhp. 850 Miles.

Est. $ 1.7m - $ 1.8m
2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Roadster. Quad-Turbo 8.0L/1,200 HP, 1,526 Miles.

Est $ 2m to $ 2.2m.
1 of 12 Sang Noir Editions produced. 3,401 miles.

Est $ 1.7m to $ 1.8m
2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Bugatti Veyron 16.4. 7,975 miles.

Est $ 1m to $ 1.1m