Author: Auction News

Bugatti Buyer Reneges After Sale

High bidder refuses to honor $700,000 auction of supercar; Barrett-Jackson CEO buys the car to protect the seller… Barrett-Jackson’s marquee sale of an exotic Bugatti Veyron in Las Vegas turned into soap opera Saturday when the winning bidder backed out of the sale, leaving the auction company holding the bag […]

Open Wheel Great Bobby Rahal Announced as 2011 Amelia Honoree

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance announced today that Indy Car great Bobby Rahal will be the honoree for the 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance scheduled for March 11-13, 2011, at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach.  Rahal has impacted the sport like few other drivers and […]

Lamborghini unveils 199mph ‘Blancpain’ Gallardo

Lamborghini has announced a new 199mph version of the Gallardo to celebrate the manufacturer’s links with watch-maker extraordinaire, Blancpain. Set apart by its vast rear spoiler and engine cover designed for maximum ventilation, the latest Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Blancpain Edition is powered by a 562bhp V10 engine good for […]

Porsche 911 Speedster to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Paying homage to the first Porsche model to bear the Speedster name – the 356 Speedster – Porsche has announced that a new 911 Speedster will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in early October. Significantly different from other members of the 911 family, this two-seat roadster features […]

Star names sign up for Goodwood Revival

More than 65 star drivers and riders have signed up to take part in the retro-themed Goodwood Revival race meeting next weekend. Key names include current Renault F1 driver Vitaly Petrov, who will be racing an ex-KGB Volga M21 from 1958, and ex-F1 star and 10-times GP winner Gerhard Berger, […]

Paris Motor Show 2010: Faster new Bentley Continental GT revealed

The first official pictures the new Bentley Continental GT reveal an evolution of the outgoing grand tourer with a crisper, tauter outline. As well as “jewelled” headlamps with LED daytime-running lights, a more upright radiator grille and the new “double horseshoe” rear profile first shown on the flagship Bentley Mulsanne, […]

Elvis’ Mercedes-Benz 600 up for auction

A Mercedes-Benz 600, once owned by the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, Elvis Presley, and a 2000 Ferrari 550 GTZ will feature at Bonhams’ traditional end of year sale of Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia on 6 December, which this year takes place at an outstanding new venue – […]

Rare Ian Fleming Aceca Coupe up for auction

An incredibly rare sports car will leave its driver shaken, not stirred – because it belonged to James Bond creator Ian Fleming. The 1962 AC Aceca Coupe is one of only six on the planet and there is sure to be a Q when it is sold. It was purchased […]