RM Sotheby’s Adds Le Mans Spice to Monterey Auction

RM Sotheby’s continues to build an eye-popping lineup of cars to their August 19-20 Monterey Auction.

Chassis XKD 501, the 1955 Jaguar D-type that Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart drove to Le Mans victory in 1956, simply drips with history.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering a 1962 Ferrari SP with Le Mans history. Chassis 0798 was part of the famous Bardinon Collection and won the Platinum Award at the 2001 Cavallino Classic. Read more.

Five Blue-Chip Maseratis Join Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Lineup

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 20-21 will have an Italian flair — thanks to five coachbuilt Maseratis from a noted collection. The cars on offer include:

A 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe by Allemano.

A 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spider by Vignale.

A 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe by Pinin Farina. Read more.

RM Sotheby’s Releases Motor City Digital Catalog

RM Sotheby’s is bringing a stellar lineup of 70 cars to the Motor City Auction at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns on July 30.

Cars on offer include:

A 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

A 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition.

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air fuel-injected convertible.

RM Sotheby’s has released a digital catalog for the sale. Read more.

$1.9 Million Ferrari F50 Leads Auctions America’s $14.2m Santa Monica Auction

The supercar market is still hot.

A 1995 Ferrari F50 brought $1.9 million, and a 1988 Porsche 959 “Komfort” reeled in $1,250,000 at Auctions America’s June 25-26 auction in Santa Monica, CA.

Total sales were $14.2 million, which is a strong result in the ultra-picky Southern California collector car market.

“We’re very pleased with both the results achieved and the strong attendance enjoyed at our Santa Monica sale on the weekend,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director of Auctions America Read More

Prototype 2004 Ford GT joins Russo and Steele’s 2016 Monterey Star Cars

Russo and Steele is offering PB2-1, which was the first car in the last run of Ford GT pre-production cars. These were the last test cars built before Ford introduced the production Ford GT to the public.

Russo and Steele’s 2016 Monterey Auction is scheduled for August 18-20 at Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey, CA. Read more.

Gooding & Co. Puts Paul Newman’s 1979 935 Le Mans car into 2016 Pebble Beach Auction

Paul Newman’s 1979 Porsche 935 — the car he drove at Le Mans — headlines a stellar lineup of Porsche cars for Gooding & Company’s 2016 Pebble Beach Auction on August 20-21.

Newman — and co-drivers Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen — lashed the car to a 2nd Place finish at Le Mans in 1979.

Newman’s Le Mans car is part of Gooding’s stellar Porsche lineup at Pebble Beach.

“We have seen significant interest in the Porsche market, especially Read More

RM Sotheby’s to offers First Shelby Cobra — CSX 2000 — at 2016 Monterey Auction

That big thud you just heard was RM Sotheby’s dropping one very big car — the first Shelby Cobra ever built, and Carroll Shelby’s personal car — into their 2016 Monterey Auction lineup. The August 19-20 sale is at the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey, CA.

Shelby owned the car from new, and it never left his care.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering Shelby’s personal 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, CSX 3178.

THUD. Read more.