RM Auctions is delighted to announce the latest premiere offerings for its flagship two-day sale in Monterey, California, August 16–17, during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week.
With no fewer than 25 cars estimated to achieve in excess of $1,000,000 each, anticipation for the Monterey sale is at an all-time high, as it has captured the attention of the international collector community, who are all keen to bid on a roster of automobiles that represent some Read More
Throughout its storied history, California’s Monterey Peninsula has played host to a pantheon of the greatest competition-inspired road cars ever conceived and built. This year, Russo and Steele’s outstanding early consignments for Monterey will include a truly significant offering in the form of Ferrari’s very first road-going Sports/GT series, the 166 Inter. Only 37 were produced in all, with just eight – exemplified by the striking Berlinetta offered here, numbered 037 S – fitted with elegant yet sporting coachwork by the house Read More
A 1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder headlines Mecum’s upcoming Monterey sale. Introduced to the public at the 1953 Paris Motor Show, the 550 was Porsche’s first dedicated sports racer, an open-cockpit design inspired by the earlier sports cars built and campaigned by German Volkswagen dealer Walter Glockler in 1949-50 using Porsche mechanicals in lightweight tubular frames. It was Glockler’s success that encouraged Ferry Porsche to authorize the 550 project in 1952.
The need for such a car had Read More
Bonhams will auction one of the greatest vintage supercharged Bentleys in existence at its annual Quail Lodge auction in Carmel.
Conceived by passionate racer and “Bentley Boy” Sir Henry “Tim” Birkin, his desire to create a more successful racing Bentley by supercharging the existing 4½ liter model flew in the face of company owner W.O. Bentley, but was endorsed by its larger-than-life backer Woolf Barnato. To enable homologation of Birkin’s cars, 50 production examples were built by Bentley Read More
From concours stage to auction podium, an exquisite, multi-award-winning 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo, judged Best of Show at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, returns to California’s Monterey Peninsula, from August 16–17, as a premiere offering at RM Auctions’ flagship Monterey sale.
Considered the fastest sports car in the world at its time, the stunning, supercharged Mercedes-Benz 680S, chassis 35949, is a magnificent example of automotive artistry and the perfect combination of German engineering and French Avant-Garde Read More
Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will host its 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auction on August 17 and 18. This summer, elegance and beauty lead the pack with a graceful array of highly sought-after Rolls-Royce and Bentleys with coachwork by leading makers such as H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward and Barker & Co., one of the oldest coach building houses.
“Our 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach celebration is Read More
RM Auctions has announced today that it has consigned a spectacular single-owner collection of 74 historic Mercedes-Benz cars to its London event. Known as “the Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Collection”, it will go under the hammer during a dedicated sale day on Sunday, 8th September, making the well-established London auction in Battersea a two-day sale for the first time in its seven year history.
With the wonderful Laidlaw Collection, including seven important racing cars, already announced for sale on Monday the 9th Read More
Bonhams made automotive history at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale today, when the car that took five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his Formula 1 world titles achieved a record-breaking figure of $29.5m. The auction as a whole realised $53.6m to become the highest-grossing auction of motor cars in Europe.
The ex-Fangio car becomes the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction, beating the previous record of $16.4m set by a Ferrari in Read More
Final preparations are well underway for RM Auctions’ annual sale at the historic Inn at St. John’s, in Plymouth, Michigan, July 27. The official auction of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, and a staple on the U.S. collector car calendar, this year’s sale lifts the gavel on 80 quality automobiles, with a strong emphasis on important and historic American classics.
Joining the previously announced motor cars offered from the Richard and Linda Kughn Collection, additional Read More
Bonhams has announced the sale of Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider, chassis no. 3053, for this Friday’s Festival of Speed sale. Sir Stirling Moss has described the 3-litre, 6-cylinder-engined Maserati 300S as “…one of my favourite front-engined sports Maseratis – one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made.”
This fine example of the coveted model was the third 300S ordered by the great American collector, Briggs Swift Cunningham, for his old friend and Read More