Friday, August 31, 2018

World's Most Expensive Cars at Auction

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti. One of the rarest Ferraris in existence became one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction.

$48.4m in August 2018.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. $38.1m.

1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti. £25m -about $36m.

1954 Mercedes W196. $29.6m.

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

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

1956 Aston Martin DBR1. $22.55m

1963 Aston Martin DP215. $ 22.5m

Gary Cooper’s 1935 Duesenberg “SSJ”. $22m.

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

1954 Ferrari 375-Plus Spider Competizione. Price: $18.4m
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione $17.99m

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

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

1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta - $12.4m

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Top Lots at Gooding & Co Monterery 2018

Gary Cooper’s 1935 Duesenberg “SSJ” was the star of the Gooding and Company's Pebble Beach 2018 auction. The Duesenberg realized $22 million.

This record price makes the car the most valuable American collector car ever sold.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta – $6.6m

1955 Maserati A6GC/53 Spider. $5.1m.
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II – $5m.

2007 Porsche RS Spyder – $4.5m
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – $4.4m

1959 Porsche 718 RSK – $3.7m

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ferrari at RM Sotheby's

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. $1.8m
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II. $1.1m to $ 1.3m

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

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO. $2.7m – $3.2m

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione. $2.3m – $3.5m.
1990 Ferrari F40. 1700 miles. $1.7m

As new 2014 LaFerrari with 150 miles. $3.3m

Monday, August 27, 2018

RM Sotheby's top Pebble Beach results

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'.

As was widely predicted, it made a princely $48.4m. The price achieved by the car is over $10m more than the previous auction record holding 250 GTO, sold by Bonhams in 2014.
1963 Aston Martin DP215 Competition Prototype. It was the first car to hit 300kph (186mph) down the famous Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans du ring practice ahead of the 1963 race. The DP215 was 12 seconds per lap quicker than the Ferrari 250 GTO but was forced to retire that year after just 29 laps due to gearbox issues. This car made $21,455,000.

The current record for an Aston Martin sold at auction is $22.5m, paid for the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 in 2017.
1966 Ford GT40 Mk II Coupe, $9,795,000. In the mid-to-late 1960s, Ford made company history by winning the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race four years in a row. It was an almost unprecedented stretch of dominance in racing by a single make and model.

Most agree that none of these victories was as important as the first, the 1966 contest in which the GT40 conquered all with a 1-2-3 sweep. Chassis P/1016 was 3rd overall at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours.
1957 Porsche 550A Spyder, $4,900,000. This historically important Porsche was displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2014, where it was awarded Best in Class. This example is among the best in the world.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hennessey Performance unveils Venom F5 Engine

Hennessey Performance have been cranking out some of the world's most powerful modified production cars for over a decade. Now, they have taken another step towards releasing their first ground-up supercar, the Venom F5.

At this year's Monterey Car Week, Hennessey gave the public a first glimpse at the heart and soul of the Venom F5, its custom-built 7.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. Hennessey claims the engine will create up to 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 lb-ft of torque.
Hennessey is shooting to break the magical 300 mile per hour mark, setting a new record for world's fastest production car. The current world-beater is Koenigsegg's Agera RS, with a verified top speed of 284.55 mph and a two-way average of 277.9 mph. Besides straight-line records, the F5 will head to the Nürburgring with hopes to squash the Porsche 911 GT2 RS's current rear-wheel-drive lap time of 6:47.3.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Lamborghini unveils Aventador SVJ

The SVJ stands for Super Veloce Jota. Super Veloce means "super fast" in Italian. Power is delivered by a revised version of the maker’s 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine producing 770 horsepower. The result is a blistering 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds, on to 200km/h in a further 5.8 seconds before maxing out at a little over 350km/h.

900 of the cars will be produced at a price of $518,000 each.
Like all Lamborghini Aventadors, the car has all-wheel-drive, all-wheel-steering and a quick-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. At 1595kg, the SVJ has undergone a diet consisting of lightweight carbon-fibre components and 19-inch Nireo alloy rims.
The new supercar was revealed in the middle of Pebble Beach Car Week, the days leading up to the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance classic car show.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

1995 Ferrari F50 at Mecum Monterey

No. 2 of 349 produced. The F50 is the last 6-speed open-top analog Ferrari supercar built. 3,363 miles since new. Naturally aspirated 4.7L/520 hp V-12 engine.
Estimate is $3.7m to $4.2m