Friday, August 26, 2022

1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible - $99k

1 of 2,150 produced in 1954. 64,000 miles. Functional factory headlight dimmer. Functional factory spotlight. Parade fiberglass cover for the top. Cadillac 331 CI V-8. Automatic transmission. Power steering and brakes. Power windows, seats and top. The Cadillac Eldorado returned for 1954 with its stunning price nearing $8,000.
Equipped with Cadillac’s state-of-the-art 331-ci V8, the Eldorado was offered only one way — fully loaded. The original Eldorado convertible was the “it” car, the one to have, the one to be seen in and the one that rose above all the others. Many marque enthusiasts and collectors regard the 1954 Cadillac Eldorado convertible as one of the most beautiful Cadillac models ever produced.
This award winner made $99k at Mecum.

2020 McLaren Sabre - $3m high bid

High bid is underwhelming for McLaren Sabre owners. Its said the car cost more than $3m.
100 miles since new. No. 11 of 15 produced by McLaren Special Operations. The most powerful non-hybrid road car McLaren has built. Designed and homologated for the U.S. only. Top speed of 218 MPH. Twin turbocharged 4.0L/824 HP V-8 engine. Stealth Inconel exhaust. Rated at 590 lb-ft of torque. Gorilla Glass engine cover. 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Carbon fiber body. Liquid Argentum with Gloss VCF and Liquid Papaya pinstripes.
The McLaren Sabre launched in late 2020. Based on the Senna before it, the Sabre takes the hypercar concept to new extremes with its twin-turbocharged 4.0L V-8 powerplant factory-rated at 824 HP ... 165 more than the Senna. The land rocket appeared at Mecum with a high estimate of $5m.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ferrari F50 up for grabs = $5.1m

Chassis number 103291 was offered by Broad Arrow Auctions at their Monterey Jet Center Auction, 18 August. One of 55 USA specification models, this Ferrari F50 was an early build and has 4,891 miles on the clock. The car beat it's estimate of $4.4m to $5m.
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Sunday, August 21, 2022

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti - $22m

The Ferrari 410 Sport Spider was one of the most significant purpose-built Ferrari “big block” sports-racing prototypes from the 1950s. The 5 liter engined beast of 400hp walloped all comers. The racing machine from Maranello was a thing of great beauty and power. Chassis number 0032 MT campaigned at the Mille Miglia and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Carroll Shelby won more races in a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider than in any other car, and this is the example that he competed in.
Shelby won the first race that he entered in the car in 1956 and went on to take 11 victories and 19 podium finishes (out of 40 races) until 1958. "It was the best Ferrari I ever drove," he said. RM Sotheby's will auction this piece of both Shelby and Ferrari history in Monterey in August. The car made $22m against an estimate of $25m - $30m USD. HERE

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - $4.4m

At auction in Arizona six years ago, the icon had 14,982 km on the odometer. Six years later that would be 15,004 km. 22 km was put on the car whilst it appreciated $1.7m. A 288 GTO hadn't broken the $4m barrier. Two recent sales were around $3.9m. This car is the first 288 GTO past the $4m milestone.

On the block at RM Sotheby.

Ferrari LaFerrari Prototypes

2011 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype M4. $715k. This car, the first of the Ferrari Prototype Collection offerings, was internally known as the F150 Muletto M4 development “mule,” an early first phase, or “first family,” LaFerrari prototype. Based on the Tipo F142 platform, better known as the 458 Italia, its aluminum chassis was modified to fit a LaFerrari drivetrain, powered by a developmental Tipo F140FB first-generation V-12 engine. Here.
2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype MP1. $1.5m. The prototype drivetrain of MP1 was based on the final layout arrived at by Ferrari’s engineers for LaFerrari. Power is delivered by the Type F140FD second-generation V-12 LaFerrari engine and prototype hybrid HY-KERS (Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery) system, cradled within MP1’s prototype engine-bay layout. Here.
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype PS1. $2.5m. LaFerrari third-phase prototype, third family car. Internally known as F150 Prototipe Preserie PS1. This prototype is visually identical to the final car. Definitive Type F140FE V-12 with prototype ancillaries and components. Definitive pre-production hybrid system. Definitive carbon fiber chassis and tub. Definitive active-aero systems with prototype parts. Here

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider - $5.9m

Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann combined to convince Enzo Ferrari to instigate a Spider model for the North American market. The California Spider was, in essence, a roofless version of the 250 GT Berlinetta. 14 LWB (long wheel base) California Spiders were built during 1958, with the remaining 36 cars being built between 1959 and 1960. Chassis number 1077 GT is the final example to be made in 1958 and is the 14th of 50 LWB California Spiders manufactured.
Despite the new name, almost everything from the Series I Cabriolet was used, with only minor details such as larger rear taillights and an optionally-available hard top. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with 237hp at 7000 rpm.
The car made $5.9m against an estimate of $7m to $8.5m here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Koenigsegg Jesko

The Koenigsegg Jesko is a hand-built, carbon-fiber-bodied supercar. Two versions will be offered, the Jesko Attack and the Jesko Absolut. Powering both is a 5.1-liter, twin-turbo V-8 designed and engineered by Koenigsegg. It features a flat-plane crankshaft milled from a solid steel billet. The crank weighs 28 pounds and allows the V-8 to rev to 8,500 rpm. All that means 1,600 hp at 7,500 rpm on E85 biofuel, and 1,280 hp on pump gas. Peak torque output is 1,106 lb-ft at 5,100 rpm.
The engine is connected to the Koenigsegg-developed and produced nine-speed Light Speed Transmission (LST) system that enables gear changes in virtually zero time from any gear to any other gear – regardless of how many gears are skipped.
Assembly will be capped at 125 units, with 40 to 50 being made each year with deliveries starting this spring. Price for the land rocket is something around $3m.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

1959 Porsche 718 RSK Werks Spyder - $4.3m

One of the all-time most successfully campaigned factory team alloy spyders. 1st in class wins at both the 12 Hours of Sebring and Nürburgring 1000 KM. One of 10 718 RSK Spyders built through Porsche Werks. The first Porsche to feature double-wishbone suspension A-arms.
718s were powered by the potent Type 547 “Fuhrmann” four-cam engine, with displacements of both 1.5 and 1.6 liters. With Weber twin-choke carburetors, these engines produced between 150 and 170 horsepower, and proved extremely reliable. Power was fed through a five-speed ZF gearbox with limited slip, and gave top speeds approaching 160 mph.
A benchmark in Porsche racing history, 718 RSK Werks Spyders are very rarely offered for sale. 718-006, boasts an incredible racing record in the hands of some of the era’s great drivers. The car made $4.3m against an estimate of $4.8m to $5.2m at RM Sotheby.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype - first-phase test mule prototype

The sale of 4 Ferrari prototypes is approaching. In May a 'F-150' 2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype crossed the block and failed to find a buyer against an €1.4m to €1.8m estimate. Here.

These cars can not be registered for road use nor can they be used on public race circuits. The cars are officially recognized by Ferrari, and are Ferrari Classiche-certified with an accompanying Yellow Book.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Supercar depreciation kings

2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Original MSRP was $183,585 but has since plummeted all the way down to $80k for a pristine example.
2015 McLaren 650s. The McLaren 650s was built with a 641 hp 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that makes 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Its MSRP was $265,500. Top examples can be had for $100k less.
2003 Mercedes SLR McLaren. Its MSRP was a whooping $452,500, but has since dropped to $280k or less, representing the world's top depreciating supercar.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I - $6.8m

A masterpiece of Italian design, and among the most beautiful cars of the 1950's, only 40 Series I Pinin Farina cabriolets were built between 1956 and 1959. A 2,953 CC Tipo 128D SOHC alloy V-12 engine sporting 3 Weber 36 DCL3 carburetors produces 220 BHP at 7,000 RPM through a 4-speed manual gearbox.
Chassis number 0963 GT is the 30th car produced and is finished in Nero Tropicale IVI paint over an interior of Rosso VM 3171 Connolly leather. The only example of five built in this specification to be ordered new in black. Considered by many as the most elegant open GT Ferrari of the 1950s, the 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 by Pinin Farina is the connoisseur’s choice for open air touring.

Exhibited at the 1958 Paris Motor Show, the car was sold new to Count Giovanni Volpi.
The car made $6.8m against an estimate of $6m to $7m at RM Sotheby

Sunday, August 7, 2022

1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider

1 of 123 Spiders produced between 1968-1973. 21,653 miles. Pininfarina design. Scaglietti coachwork. . Finished in Giallo Dino with Black leather interior. 4390cc DOHC V-12 engine. Dry sump lubrication. Six Weber carburetors. Ansa exhaust. Rated at 352 HP and 318 lb-ft of torque.
Nicknamed the Daytona in honor of Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish in the 24 hour classic, the 365 GTB/4 bore the front-engined 4.4L V-12 of six Weber downdraft carburetors, dual distributors and dry-sump lubrication to produce 352 HP at 7,500 RPM and 318 lb-ft peak torque.
Power is delivered through a rear-mounted 5-speed manual gearbox to an integral limited-slip differential. All-independent front and rear wishbone suspension, coil springs over shock absorbers, sway bars, rack-and-pinion steering and ventilated hydraulic disc brakes gave the Daytona sensational roadholding and braking. The car high bid to $2.2m against an estimated $2.5m to $3m at Mecum.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Super five at Goodwood

1963 Jaguar E-type Lightweight. $7.3m. An original E-type racer, one of a dozen Lightweights made and boasting an impressive competition history. Bonhams sold another ‘63 Lightweight for just over $7m (£6m) in 2017. It was then the most expensive E-type ever sold. This example is an ex-Briggs Cunningham team car that ran in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1963.
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. ($2.8-3.4m) Number 31 of only 33 Atalante-bodied T57s made. 16 of those 33 were fitted with an aluminium body, and of those lightweight cars only three boasted a supercharger on the 3.2-litre twin-cam straight eight. This car would do almost 120mph – a hypercar of the 1930s.
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT ($2.25-2.75m) The 250 Europa GT was the blueprint for roadgoing Ferrari GTs. Its 3.0-litre all-alloy overhead-cam V12 with triple Weber carbs made 220 hp at 6,600rpm. This matching numbers car with original chassis, engine, body, suspension and brakes, has a factory-correct restoration and is Ferrari Classiche certified.
1949 Ferrari 166 Inter cabriolet ($1.8m-2.2m) A 2.0-litre V12 took the Tipo 166 to wins in the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Le Mans 24-Hours. And that was just in 1949. One of just three thanks to its bespoke hand-built convertible body. That bodywork, along with its engine, transmission and suspension, are all original from 1949.
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ($1.75-2.25m) This P400 is one of 338 'S' models with the upgrades that the S (for spinto or tuned), brought with it. The four-cam V12 mounted transversely amidships made the Miura P400 a 170mph-plus car.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

1955 Maserati A6G/54 2000 Spyder by Zagato

One of 21 total Zagato-bodied A6G/54 chassis, and the sole example completed by Zagato as a spyder. A Maserati A6G/2000 in any body style is a rare and desirable automobile; it is a treasure.

Estimate at RM Sotheby is $4.5m to $5.5m.

Engine is a 1,986 cc straight 6-cylinder, cast iron block and aluminum alloy head. The DOHC, 2 valves per cylinder engine used triple Weber 40 DCO3 carburetors to produce 150 bhp at 6,000 rpm. That is sent to the rear wheels through 4-speed gearbox.