Monday, June 28, 2021

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, chassis 1075 GT, features custom coachwork by Pinin Farina and is the 34th of the 40 Series I Cabriolets built by the marque. Chassis 1075 GT is finished in its original color scheme of Andalusia Gold over brown leather. It underwent restoration by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products Inc., one of the foremost Ferrari restorers in the world. Chassis 1075 GT achieved a perfect 100-point score and Best in Class in its concours debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 2008.
2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 128D V-12 Engine. Three Weber 36 DCL3 Carburetors. 220 BHP at 7,000 RPM. 4-Speed Manual Gearbox. 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes. Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Houdaille Shock Absorbers. Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Houdaille Shock Absorbers.
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet carries an average value of $7.5M in in #1 (concours) condition. A 250 GT Series I Cabriolet sold for $6.8M in Pebble Beach in 2020

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Top results - Car Week 2020

12 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive race cars were built, this being the second example made. While it never tasted victory at Le Mans, this car did win 14 races and claim 15 poles between its racing in both the U.S. and Europe. $4.29m - RM Sotheby's
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. A second-series, "long nose" car with desirable torque-tube driveshaft and six-carb specification. 50,000 miles from new. $3.08m - Gooding & Company
2003 Ferrari Enzo. This Enzo was special ordered in Nürburgring Silver and has 7,100 miles on the clock. $2.3m - Gooding & Company.
1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. The brand's first bespoke race car was the mid-engine 550 Spyder. This RSK was an evolution of that design. $2.2m - Bonhams.
1995 Ferrari F50. This Nürburgring Silver F50 is one of a 349-car production run. The naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V-12 has become known as one of the last old-school supercars. 10,000 miles. $2.1m -Gooding & Company.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Ferrari 330 P4

The 330 P4 was developed in the late '60s. The 330 P4 is a mid-engined endurance car Ferrari built to replace the 330 P3 race car. After Ford destroyed Ferrari with its 1-2-3 finish at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, it was the 330 P4 that got the Italians revenge when it recorded a 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours Of Daytona. Only one 330 P4 survives today.

Friday, June 25, 2021

1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The rarest L88 of them all is the three-unit run that Chevy built for AIR, James Garner's racing team. This AIR-spec 1968 L88 is concours quality, but before you take the eBay plunge, the owner is asking a minimum $777,777. That might be a bargain.
A 1968-model-year version, this L88 comes with a removable hard-top. It sports James Garner's signature and AIR logo on the rear fenders alongside the white stripes on the hood, roof, and rear deck.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder

The 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder packs a 4.6-liter V-8 that churns out 887 hp and 944 ft lbs of twist. This provides a top speed of 214 mph and a zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. 918 Spyders were built in 2015. 230 were outfitted with the Weissach package.
The car is expected to fetch between $1.14m and $1.38m at RM Sotheby’s Open Roads auction, running June 23-30.

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.

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/