Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' alloy berlinetta at Mecum - $2.8m

Chassis no. 0899GT–original covered headlight car. Ferrari Classiche Red Book factory certification. Meticulous restoration in 2012 by Ferrari Classiche. Original chassis, including suspension, brakes and gearbox. Ferrari Classiche supplied engine no. 0354C Type 128 C 2953cc/260 HP SOHC V-12.
Ferrari’s long-wheelbase 250 GT Competition Berlinetta ruled the legendary Tour de France from 1956 through 1959.
Monumental Ferraris followed in its footsteps, including the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and the 250 GTO. 0899 GT is a stellar, Ferrari Classiche-restored and certified, multiple award-winning 1958 Ferrari 250 GT “Tour de France” alloy berlinetta. It is to die for, end of sentence. These are among the most coveted and valuable classic-era Ferrari models in existence.
For 1958 all cars had covered headlights. Regulations for 1959 mean open headlights for the remaining models. This example was bashed stupid, as most race cars are. That matters little today. A total of 77 cars were built. A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta sold for $5,890,000 in 2020. Another sold for $6m at Montery in 2021. The car was featured in 2017 HERE.
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Monday, June 27, 2022

Lanzante McLaren P1 Spider

The first of five P1 Spiders being built has been put up for display. The first car is due to be delivered by the end of 2022 and the entire run finished by the end of 2023. The drivetrain remains as per the coupe. That means a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 plus electric motor, pushing 903bhp and 664lb ft of torque. 0-62mph comes in 2.8 seconds onto a top speed of 217mph. Each car costs a whooping £2.4m.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

1934 Ford V8 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Car

Ford launched a new model for 1932. The car was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year, but was called the Ford V‑8. It had the new flathead V‑8 with output of 85 hp. The car was the first mass produced car with a V8.
The 1934 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the vehicle in which bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed. On May 23, 1934, the outlaws were traveling in a stolen 1934 Ford sedan in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, when a posse opened fire and riddled their car with bullets.
There are many fakes. The real Bonnie and Clyde Death Car has long been parked at its home casino in Primm, Nevada. Accompanying the car is Clyde's shredded shirt of death, perforated with a number of ragged holes in both the front and back.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

1957 Maserati 450S Spider

The Maserati 450S (Tipo 54) is a race car made by Maserati for FIA's endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. A total of nine were made. Development of the 450S started in 1954 with the engine being a 4,477 cc (4.5 L) short-stroke V8 with four 45 IDM Weber carburetors. Between 1956 and 1962, the 450S had 119 appearances, 31 of these being victories.
The 450S racing career ended when a new 3-litre regulation was introduced for the World Sportscar Championship.
Estimated $9m to $11m the car appears HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS

The coupe's nickname "Goutte d-Eau" or "water drop" was applied after the reveal at the Paris Motor Show in 1937. Often cited as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, 11 cars were made, 10 of which were based on the 104-inch T150-C SS frame and one on the 116-inch T23. All of them had a standard T150-C engine that produced 140 horsepower.
The 4-litre engine and shortened version of the competition chassis allowed the car to make 100 mph. The Teardrop ended up in the Oscar Davis Collection, one of the world's finest. The collection of 27 vehicles is valued over $100m. It is being unwound at RM Sotheby's. The car may bring $10m.
The list features some of the most rarified cars in the world including a 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia roadster, a 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B, a 1953 Ferrari 375MM Spider and the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupe. Two spectacular Maserati are also crossing the block – a 1955 Maserati A6G/54 2000 Spyder ($5m) and a 1957 Maserati 450S Spider ($10m).

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Monday, June 20, 2022

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - $3m

S/N 09495. Scaglietti body no. A0037. Correct 3,286cc four-cam V-12 engine, believed to be 1 of only 2 spare engines produced by the factory. Engine type 226 with internal no. 1572, believed to have been mounted on the chassis in the late 1960s Ferrari Classiche Certification Red Book. Refreshed in Grigio Ferro in 2011. Ferrari’s last dual-purpose grand touring model, the four-cam 275 GTB/4 is the most potent and highly developed evolution of the 275 series.
The 275 series were the first road-going Ferraris equipped with a transaxle and independent rear suspension. The rear wheels were driven by a 5-speed manual transaxle with syncromesh and a limited-slip differential. 330 were built in total.

What dreams are made of the car made $3m against an estimated $2.9m to $3.2m at Mecum.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

White Enzo up for auction - no reserve

RM Sotheby’s is selling the only white Enzo Ferrari ever made. 9,600 km are on the clock.

"Beautiful, unspeakably rare, and ready to serve as the jewel in the crown of any leading collection of modern Ferrari masterpieces; quite simply the best of the best." HERE.
This car is one of just 400 Enzos, and is also one of less than 20 Extracampionario examples, finished in a non-standard colour—a privilege reserved exclusively for Maranello’s most valued and discerning clients. It is 'Bianco Avus' and the car was first completed on May 22nd, 2003, complete with its Nero leather interior and Rosso Corsa instruments.

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See ----->'Big 5' of modern Ferrari = $ 17m+

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible - $82,500

The 1960 Plymouth Fury is the very picture of late 1950s opulence and splendor. It was Plymouth's most expensive, top of the line luxury car. Fins? check. Jukebox instrument panel? yup. Wide whites on wire wheels? don't be ridiculous. Chrome dripping off every corner? double check. The Fury convertible was produced with a full complement of deluxe options. Power was supplied by a 361 ci B-series Chrysler V-8 engine, good for 310 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque.
Very collectible, this example appeared at Mecum.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Top lots at 2021 Amelia Island

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Torpedo Convertible Coupe. $5,725,000 Presale estimates pegged the droptop for $4m. Best-in-Class finish at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster. With a fully independent suspension and an on-demand Roots supercharger, the 500K was a mechanical wonder. This car sold for $4.9m, representing Bonham’s biggest sale at Amelia Island.
1995 Ferrari F50. $3,772,500. Ferrari’s F50 had its genesis in F1 racing. A technological tour de force, the F50 was the last Ferrari supercar to offer both a manual transmission and open-air driving. The #1 (concours) value of these supercars had been around $2.2m so this $3.77m result exceeded expectations.
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria. Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission. $2.9m
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe. $2,810,000 The 275 saw the Columbo V-12 grow to 3.3 liters. This grand tourer spent 47 years with a single owner. One of just 330 produced over three years, chassis 10987 was the recipient of a two-year restoration and maintains its numbers-matching V-12 engine and transmission.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America

MSRP is $184,920. Tack on the extended interior package and base MSRP is $192,430.
The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will arrive in late 2022. A limited number will be created, based on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet. It features a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter boxer six-cylinder engine generates 473 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose - $1.9m high bid

Serial no. 06943. Converted Short Nose. One owner for 51 years. Nut and bolt restoration. US spec. 3286cc SOHC V-12 matching-numbers engine. Three carburetors. Factory rated for 280 horsepower at 7,600 RPM.
The Ferrari 275 is the cat's flaming anus. This baby was estimated $2.1m to $2.4m and likely worth every penny. HERE.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone

Between 1929 and 1939 automobiles developed into sophisticated artifacts. For the first time in history the top cars were reaching speeds over 80 mph, an astounding feat. This 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet comes from a time when cars had hood ornaments, shiny trim and running boards. It has a large hood ornament that is fashioned as a flying stork.
The Hispano-Suiza was reserved for kings, queens, and movie stars, the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people. They demanded the luxurious, beautiful, and exclusive. A total of 204 cars were built in the manufacturer's Paris factory.

About forty examples are known to have survived.
The new Hispano Suiza K6 was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in the fall of 1934. It was offered as a rolling chassis only, so customers could have it fitted with coachwork of choice.
The straight 6, 5,184 cc / 316.3 cu in engine produced 125 bhp @ 3,200 rpm through a 3 speed manual gearbox. This example crossed the block at RM Sotheby's in early 2019. It failed to change hands.
The last time a 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet changed hands in 2012 it made $2.2m.