Alfa Romeo made a bold choice to re-enter the U.S. automobile market with the near-exotic 4C. They chose the sleek and sexy coupe to signal that Alfa would be a premium sports car brand. Now as the rumor mill presages the end of 4C production, it’s time to take a look at this car’s collectibility potential.
The 4C was formally unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. From the outside, the little Alfa looks like a baby exotic. It’s quite Read More
Not long ago (February 2018, p. 62), “Legal Files” reported about the Ford Motor Company lawsuit against celebrity wrestler John Cena for flipping his new Ford GT.
Ford’s position is that Cena agreed to hold the GT for at least 24 months, and that his quick sale was undermining Ford’s marketing efforts.
Cena’s GT popped up again for resale, and Ford jumped on it with both feet. Ford filed emergency litigation against New Autos Inc., a Chico, CA, car dealership. Read More
It is evident from our long years of market experience that the essence of truly collectible and iconic competition cars is surely a combination of several very significant factors.
The crème de la crème cars upon the very pinnacle of collectibility each have an individually unique and completely verifiable racing history, jeweled by significant success. They also embody the finest standards of contemporary competition-car design and construction. They often embody design and manufacturing technology that is a joy to behold, Read More
Donated to Pope Francis by Automobili Lamborghini, the car was realized by Lamborghini’s customization department “Ad Personam” in homage to the Vatican. The special-edition model pays tribute to the colors of the flag of Vatican City, painted in Bianco Monocerus with Giallo Tiberino details. The European-specification Lamborghini will be offered without reserve, selling to the highest bidder at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction, with all proceeds from its sale to be donated to the Holy Father, who will allocate them accordingly Read More
Porsche purchased this car, chassis 1177, on behalf of Finnish racing legend Leo Kinnunen.
Kinnunen was at that time racing a Porsche 917/10 Turbo in the Interserie, the European equivalent to the North American Can-Am Challenge series, a series that he would win three years in a row from 1971 to ’73.
At Kinnunen’s request, the car was fitted with larger ST-style wheelarches to accommodate wider wheels and tires. A second example was subsequently built for another factory driver, Herbert Read More
Originally finished in Grigio with Rosso interior, this Boano coupe was delivered to Milanese publisher Giorgio Mondadori during the spring of 1957. It was exported from Italy to England in the late 1960s, and by the following decade was exhibited in Jim Baxter’s Lark Lane Motor Museum in Liverpool, finished in red with a tan interior.
Jean-Roger Bossut, of France and Belgium, owned the car. In 2007, the Ferrari was seen during the Ferrari 60 Relay event in Reims and Read More
The Ghibli was Maserati’s first supercar. Launched in 1966 and named after a hot wind blowing across the Sahara Desert, the Ghibli was styled by the young Giorgetto Giugiaro, then working at Ghia. The mechanical design was the work of Maserati’s chief engineer, Giulio Alfieri.
This example, a 4.9-liter SS version, was delivered new in Rome in April 1971, having been ordered by a Mrs. Pasquini through Maserati’s flagship dealership, Autosport in Bologna. Mrs. Pasquini specified a particularly lurid shade Read More
This magnificent 8 Litre is one of only 100 such cars produced by W.O. Bentley, of which only some 80 or so survive.
Originally bodied as a limousine by Thrupp & Maberly, it was sent directly to Singapore, where its Chinese owner used the Bentley for sporting adventures with his lady friends. The Bentley was known as “the Harem Saloon.”
Returning to the U.K. in the early 1950s, it was owned by a Mr. Peter Quinn, who removed the original Read More
A Ferrari press release from the 1999 International Geneva Motor Show noted: “Following a year of record sales performance, Ferrari comes to Geneva to launch the all-new Ferrari 360 Modena. In the past six years, Ferrari SpA has completely changed its model lineup, producing no less than 12 new models or variants in that time, restructured its entire International sales network and created a revised and highly competitive Ferrari F1 Grand Prix team.”
The previous few years had seen the Read More