1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe by Bertone

  • One of just seven DB2/4 Bertone-bodied chassis — and the only coupe
  • Bodied by Bertone for S.H. “Wacky” Arnolt
  • Displayed by Bertone at the 1957 Torino Auto Show
  • One-off 2-seat coupe coachwork; features quality older restoration
  • Engine number corresponds to accompanying BMIHT Certificate

American industrialist and British car distributor Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt was a self-made millionaire, having parlayed patents he purchased in the 1930s into a manufacturing business for his Indiana-based factory during World War II.

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Built for the 2015 model year, this 918 Spyder boasts a fascinating and tasteful specification. Today it remains with its first and only owner. Finished in the highly desirable and truly stunning Liquid Metal Chrome Blue paintwork, a $65,000 option itself, the interior is trimmed in Black leather with Acid Green highlights, including matching stitching on the steering wheel and sun visors.

Keen eyes will further note that the car’s carbon-fiber interior trim is in a matte finish, as opposed Read More

2010 Aston Martin Rapide

Our Rapide is particularly well preserved. Its clear history, as well as its low mileage, explain its excellent state of conservation. This car was bought new by its current owner in August 2010 at Aston Martin Paris.

The odometer reading is just 7,780 km. The equipment list is most comprehensive, and the interior comfort sometimes makes you forget the magnificent sound of the 6-liter V12, mated to an automatic gearbox. In superb condition, this exceptional car, with its impressive sound, Read More

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Prototype

  • The most significant one-off Works Aston Martin
  • A unique Works Design Project, developed to compete at Le Mans
  • Driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans, 1963
  • Clocked at 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight
  • Restored with the consultation of Ted Cutting, the original designer
  • Fitted with its original engine and correct-type 5-speed gearbox
  • 1963 Works-built Hiduminium body
  • An exceptional and important part of Aston Martin racing heritage
  • The final David Brown competition Aston Martin

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Garage Find

The 356 offered is one that Porsche enthusiasts dream of finding: a virtually complete and largely original, numbers-matching T-1 Speedster that has been stored in a dry Texas garage for more than 40 years.

This car was carefully covered up for some 40 years, until noted Barn Find author Tom Cotter recently discovered it in Texas. The 60-horsepower Type 616/1 1600 Normal engine and 4-speed, fully synchronized manual transmission are both original to the car per the factory Kardex, a Read More

2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster

In 1956, BMW released the 507, a stunning two-seat roadster that delivered exhilarating performance, luxury and rarity and that remains one of the most coveted BMW models ever produced. At the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show, BMW displayed a stylish retro-inspired concept car, the Z07. The Henrik Fisker-designed concept was initially intended to merely exist as a sole concept, however the incredible reception and overwhelmingly positive acclaim spurred the decision to put it into limited serial production in 1999.

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1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

“Driving a 250 SWB is like wielding a hammer; it commands your respect through aggression and raw power. The Zagato, however, feels more like a tailored suit. It’s agile, sophisticated, and equally responsive… it’s a truly beautiful car to drive. And it fits perfectly.” — Peter Read

After restoration, chassis 0186R hit the concours circuit, where it immediately accrued an enviable record of accolades. On its very first outing at the Louis Vuitton Concours at the Hurlingham Club in June Read More

Playing Whack-A-Mole in Monterey

It’s August 2015 on the Monterey Peninsula, and the results are in from the International Whack-A-Mole competition! Apply your knowledge of this zany arcade game to the recent auction scene. Where are the prices going next? What’s going to pop up in value and surprise you and what is going to get walloped and go down and shock you?

Here are the rules:

Attend a major auction, take whatever knowledge you have as a professional, amateur or swanky European consultant, Read More

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe

Ryan Merill ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

The BMIHT Certificate states that this DB2/4 was completed on February 2, 1954, and it was originally sold to a Scottish customer. While its early history is unknown, its build sheet documents an early factory engine replacement.

According to Anthony Forshaw, it is believed that its current engine is that period replacement unit. Aston Service Dorset has issued an amended build sheet and new chassis plate to cement the connection. The Aston was discovered in Virginia in 2008 by the Read More

Monterey Loco Meter on Overdrive

No way. That’s not possible. That makes zero sense. Oh come on — really?”

Welcome to the calliope of incredulity running around inside my otherwise-seasoned noggin during Monterey Auction Week. The madness that prevailed in the market for cars that sold in the perceived “lower end of the offerings” was more eye-watering than the prices achieved by the Violati Ferraris sold at Bonhams.

Listen, from where I was sitting, I watched three patterns unfold while $464 million and 822 cars Read More