Monday, January 29, 2018

Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender = $ 28k

RM Sotheby's Arizona sale offered up without reserve, and no we aren't making this up, a Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender.

"Possibly the only example in existence, this new-old-stock 250 GTO fender is mounted on an attractive barn wood base. It is ready to be displayed as the ultimate Ferrari sculpture, or to use in case you bang up your GTO. The fender is unpainted and in excellent condition with only minor dents and scratches."

Unknown who WOULDN'T want this baby but before we rush to Arizona to pick it up the estimate is $ 15k - 20k. The fender made $ 28,800
Just 39 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964. This includes 33 cars with 1962-63 bodywork (Series I), three with 1964 (Series II) bodywork similar to the Ferrari 250 LM, and three "330 GTO" specials with a larger engine. They are considered the most expensive cars in the world.
See ----->http://superautoworld.blogspot.ca/2017/04/ferrari-250-gto.html

Sunday, January 28, 2018

RM Sothebys' - "Driven by Disruption"


Ferrari Cavallino Rampante Chrome Sign, c. 1960s. $32k

1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale. $ 3.3m
1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti. $28m

Ferrari’s sports-prototype racing cars are among the most legendary in motorsport history.
1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone. $2.4m

385 bhp, 3,929 cc DOHC transverse mid-mounted alloy V-12 engine with four Weber twin-choke carburetors, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with A-arms, coil springs with tubular shocks and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. The Miura was the poster child for a generation.
Janis Joplin’s “History of the Universe” Porsche 356 Cabriolet. The iconic daily driver of a legendary rocker.
1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet by Reutter. $1,760,000.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Land Rover Begins Restoration of Land Rover Series I, Number One

This 1948 preproduction prototype was one of three Land Rover prototypes that were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show.
It had been missing for more than 60 years before being found in 2016 in a garden. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Land Rover is planning a full restoration of the long-lost 4×4.

RM Sotheby’s Auction: Monterey 2017


1949 Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports 'DB1' Le Mans
RM Sotheby’s is the global leader in the collector car industry. They offer the world's finest cars to the most discerning collectors.
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton

2006 Aston Martin DBR9

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Friday, January 26, 2018

McLaren unveils racing MSO X

McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) team has created a limited edition, racing inspired supercar based on the company’s 570S. The MSO X has a production run of ten examples, all of which have been commissioned by McLaren dealerships in Newport Beach, California.
The supercar has been heavily influenced by the 570S GT4 racing car. It’s powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces 562bhp. It’s identical to the 570S road car, as is the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

Keys to Ferrari 458 handed over to the wrong driver by hotel valet

The supercar was rescued by traffic cops a few hours later. Police say the thief was stopped after nabbing the car to impress a girl. He denies stealing the car and was planning to return it later that night.
James "Skip" Fowler, 73, was in town for a lawyer convention and is displeased. He's now filed a lawsuit against the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Tampa, Florida for negligence.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hitler's parade car fails to sell - 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K

The Adolph Hitler parade car that received global attention, and which reached a high bid of $7 million, rolled off unsold. The car used to transport Hitler, it was outfitted with additional protection such as armor plating. The windshield is bullet resistant, and an armored panel can be raised up at the back behind the seats.

The car was used as a guest car for visiting dignitaries, and for Nazi parades. It was used between 1939 and 1941.
The Mercedes 770K had a supercharged 7.7-liter inline-8, making 155hp naturally aspirated, 230hp with supercharger engaged, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.
The car was ofered by Worldwide Auctioneers at the company's Scottsdale auction on January 17.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mercedes-AMG Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One, unveiled in Germany just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, is just a concept car for now. But Mercedes promises a production version will be available for sale fairly soon. Only 275 will be made. The two-seat car's hybrid engineering is based on modern Formula 1 racecars. The car has a small 1.6-liter turborcharged V6 engine and a total of four electric motors. In the Project One, a 120 horsepower electric motor can, when needed, help spin the turbines, providing quicker response. The V6 engine can run at up to 11,000 revolutions per minute, much faster than an engine in a typical passenger car.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pricey Supercars at Gooding Scottsdale


1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale. $ 8.08m

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial series 1. $ 4.05m

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. $ 4.07m

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. $ 2.5m
Gooding offers the 87th of the 100 Huayras produced, finished in red carbon-fiber, Carbonio Rosso. The car has covered less than 1,000 miles and includes its original tools, manuals, and custom-order fitted luggage. Powered by an AMG twin-turbo V12, the Huayra hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and tops out about 230 mph. $2.02 million
Porsche’s 918 Spyder pushes 887-horsepower. The hybrid V8’s combined gas-electric torque is 940 lb. ft. 0 to 60 mph is 2.8 seconds. Porsche offered just 918 examples. $1.9 million
The P1 is one of the most outrageous sports cars of all time. McLaren built 375 examples. The P1 Gooding offers is finished in Special Carbon Black livery, and has traveled less than 1,700 miles. $1.73 million.
Gooding is offering one of only 50 Nürburgring Package LFAs produced, number 498 of the total 500-unit run. Lexus LFA No. 498 has less than 60 miles. $825,000.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

RM Sotheby's - Arizona


1954 Jaguar D-Type Works. $ 12m - $ 15m
RM Sotheby's returned to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January.

Over 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world's most iconic marques were offered.

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. $475k - $ 525k

1992 Ferrari 512 TR $220k - $250k

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina. $ 1.8m - $ 2.2m

1921 Alfa Romeo G1. $445

1932 Lincoln Model KB Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton. $150k

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton. $156k

1907 Ford Model K Roadster. $252k

1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Spyder by Vignale. $640k

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra. $1.2 to $1.3m

1965 Shelby GT350 R. $995k

1948 Tucker 48. $ 1.79m

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8. $525k

1967 Toyota 2000GT. $665 k

1987 Porsche 959 Komfort. $1.1m

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Speciale by Boano. $1.27m

1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti $ 1.6m

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina. $1.4m