Monday, June 21, 2021

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato ranks among the most collectible sports cars on earth. The car is a grand tourer designed by Zagato and produced between 1960 and 1963. This rare 1961 example, 1 of 19 built, is the only one finished in Peony red. Fitted with a 3.7–liter aluminum inline-six, it’s capable of 314 hp and a top speed of 154 mph. Zero to 60 mph comes in 6.1 seconds. In 2018 a 1961 Aston Martin MP209 DB4GT Zagato brought $13.3m.
This DB4 Zagato was unsold at Gooding & Company’s “Passion of a Lifetime” sale. It was expected to sell for between $9.1m and $11.7m.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

1995 McLaren F1 heads to auction

One of 106 made between 1992 and 1998, and one of 64 road-going versions, this example has 390 kilometers (242 miles) on the clock. A hallowed name in the climate-controlled halls of uber rich car collectors, it’s expected to go for “in excess” of $15m, making it a member of the top 30 most expensive cars ever sold.

Its naturally aspirated BMW Motorsport six-liter V-12 engine developed over 100 hp-per-liter that revved to a 7,500 rpm redline. The F1 featured a revolutionary carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a six-speed manual transaxle, unassisted Brembo brakes, and bespoke high-speed tires.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special Fastback - $165k

428 Super Cobra Jet Drag Pack Twister Special. Comprehensive concours restoration. Concours detail throughout. C6 automatic transmission. Power front disc brakes. AM radio. Tinted glass.
A total of 96 Mustang Twister Specials were produced and sold in Kansas-area dealerships for the 1970 model year. Based on the Mach 1, the Twister Special added a drag pack suspension and either a Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine or the new 351 CID Cleveland V8. The cars were available only in Grabber Orange and featured a black hood stripe and tornado decal. 52 Twisters are thought to exist today, of which 18 host the 351 engine.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/TJ0621-481279/1970-ford-mustang-mach-1-twister-special-fastback/

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra - $3.3m

1 of 27 Factory 427 S/C Cobras produced. Five owners since new. 10,760 original miles. Original engine. Professionally restored in 2002.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0521-462048/1967-shelby-427-sc-cobra-roadster/

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Bugatti from the Lake - 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia €370,000

The local mythology surrounding the Bugatti in Lake Maggiore was well known. The 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster used to belong to Grand Prix driver René Dreyfus, who lost it in a drunken poker game to Swiss playboy Adalbert Bodé in Paris in 1934; Bodé left for home with his new machine, but was unable to pay its import duties when he was stopped at the Swiss border. Bodé walked away, leaving Swiss officials to dispose of his prize. Officials chose to roll it into the lake; its eventual resting spot was 173 feet below the surface of the water where it stayed for almost 75 years.
It wasn't until the summer of 1967, when deep-diving technology was able to overcome the 29 fathoms of water pressure, that the Bugatti tale ceased to be a myth; a local diving club was able to see it for the first time. For more than four decades, amateur divers plunged the depths of the lake to catch a glimpse.
A crowd of thousands witnessed the long-sunk Type 22 emerge from Lake Maggiore on July 12, 2009. The half of the car that retains its body and tires rested in the silt at the bottom of the lake for decades; the remainder, exposed to the lake, fared less well. It sold for €370,000 at the Bonhams auction at Retromobile in Paris in January 2010.

The Type 13 was the first true Bugatti car. Production of the Type 13 and later Types 15, 17, 22, and 23, began with the company's founding in 1910 and lasted through 1920 with 435 examples produced. The Bugatti from the Lake resides at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California.
One of only 3 examples it reportedly sold for $35 million.Dr. Peter Williamson bought a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic at a Sotheby’s auction in 1971 for the unheard sum of $59,000 and held it for almost four decades.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mclaren Sabre

McLaren’s latest is a 1-of-15, 824 HP monster only available in the US. The new Sabre is the marque's most powerful two-seater ever. The Sabre is the brainchild of the automaker’s bespoke division, McLaren Special Operations. Each car was tailored to the “exacting standards” of its owners.
The bespoke supercar is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 churning out 824 horses and 590 ft lbs of twist. The supercar is able to reach a top speed of 218 mph. No word on price but expect $1m rock bottom.

Friday, June 11, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

The Atalante was a two-door coupe body style similar to and built after the Atlantic, both built on the 57S chassis. Only 17 Atalante cars were made, four of which reside in the Cité de l’Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France.

One of the most aerodynamic and beautiful of Bugatti’s Type 57 variants, the car was capable of 125 mph with its 3.25-liter inline-8 that produced an unheard of 175 hp.
The Type 57S is equipped with a Marshall K200 supercharger, 4-speed manual gearbox, and 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes.The engine on chassis 57502 was fitted with a supercharger by its second owner. This gave it a mind-boggling 220 hp. The Type 57S is truly one of the most sought-after of all Bugattis.
This 1937 Type 57S Atalante sold for £7,855,000. ($10,179,000)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark Concept

The XP-755 concept car, also known as the Mako Shark, was designed by Larry Shinoda in 1961, as a concept for future Chevrolet Corvettes. The streamlining, pointed snout, and other detailing was partly inspired by the sleek, fast-moving shortfin mako shark.

Mitchell had a mako shark mounted in his office, and ordered the paint to match the blue-gray upper surface gently blending into white underside of the fish. After many failed attempts, the team kidnapped the fish, painting it to match their efforts on the car, and returning it to the office. Mitchell never realized the difference.

The Mako Shark II was powered by a 427 Mark IV engine, which became available on production Corvette models. The paint scheme continued the Shark I tradition, with blue/gray on top and silver/white along the rocker panels.

The original Mako Shark was then retroactively called the "Mako Shark I". In 1969 the Mako Shark II was returned to GM design studios and transformed into the Manta Ray.


XP-755 Mako Shark I with a double bubble top and side exhaust pipes.

Chevrolet XP-755 Shark, 1961

1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich - $4.2m

One of five survivors. Pebble Beach Best in Class. Series 1108. Body Style 4068. 160 bhp, 445.5 cu. in. modified L-head V-12 engine, three-speed selective synchromesh manual transmission, vacuum-assist clutch, shaft drive with a hypoid rear axle, front and rear leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel vacuum-assist drum brakes.
Packard became one of Dietrich’s best customers. After 1933, all open Packards carried Dietrich body tags. One of the most impressive Dietrich bodies was the two-passenger stationary coupe, named to set it apart from the roadster. Chassis 1108-32 was sold to Mrs. Eken, the spouse of Andrew Jackson Eken, one of the contractors who built the Empire State Building.
The completely restored car debuted at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was recognized with a First in Class, the CCCA Award of Excellence, and the Most Elegant Closed Car.
These spectacular cars usually reside solely in museums. The car made $ 4.2m in 2015.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1969 Dodge Charger Hemi Daytona

This Charger Daytona took the pole at the 1969 Talladega 500 and was piloted by Buddy Baker to over 200 mph in 1970. The development car was thoroughly restored and authenticated.
The final clocked speed was 200.447 mph, the first time the speed was hit on a closed course. The icon did not change hands on a $750k to $1m estimate at Mecum.
https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0521-462053/1969-dodge-hemi-daytona-race-car/

Sunday, June 6, 2021

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante - £425,500

Top lot at a recent Bonham's sale is a 1968 Volante. One of 140 DB6 Mk I Volantes produced. Original right-hand-drive, London-delivery example. Restored by Aston Martin Works at a cost in excess of £100,000.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Veyron Super Sport #48 up for grabs

The Veyron Super Sport is a rare car, with only 48 units built. This is the last one to roll off the line. The Veyron Super Sport once held the record as the fastest road-legal production vehicle of all time in 2010, clocking 267.856 miles per hour (431.072 kilometers per hour). This example has a scant 1,252 miles on the clock. (2,016 km)

The car cost something around $2.4m.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

1994 Toyota Supra from Fast and Furious up for grabs

Paul Walker’s 1994 Toyota Supra is going up for auction. The car was featured in the original The Fast and The Furious and its sequel 2 fast 2 furious. The car featured as Brian O’Connor’s (Paul Walker) wheels. The car appears as the star at Barret Jackson with no estimates. For reference a battereed stunt car from the franchise was auctioned off for $185,000.
Under the hood of this Supra is a renowned engine, the 2JZ-GTE.

See ----> https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1994-TOYOTA-SUPRA---FAST-And-FURIOUS-MOVIE-CAR-247854

Monday, May 31, 2021

Top results at Amelia Island II

1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider. $2,452,500. The 36th of only 121 examples built. 1972 New York International Automobile Show car. Ferrari Classiche Certified and Platinum Winner at the Cavallino Classic. Retains its matching-numbers chassis, engine, and gearbox. Finished in original colors of Giallo Fly over Pelle Nera. Fewer than 13,500 original miles and known history from new.
1913 Mercer Type 35K Runabout. $2,425,000 This sale is a record for a Mercer. The car sold for $412,000 in 2004.
1992 Ferrari F40. $2,040,000. The F40 is powered by a mid-mounted, 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V-8. This car eclipsed the Haggerty #1 (Concours) condition value by nearly 25%. With just 3300 miles on its odometer, this is one of the last F40s produced for North America and might be best.
2020 Ford GT Mk II. $1,870,000. Decked in historic Le Mans livery, the car has just 15 miles on the odometer. GTs produce a paltry 647 hp compared to the 700 horses on tap from the Ford GT Mk II.
1969 Ford Big Oly Bronco. $1,870,000. Behold the most expensive truck ever sold at auction. A one-of-a-kind racer built for, raced by, and sold by Parnelli. It remains one of the most recognizable Broncos ever built.