A 2006 Ford GT with just 193 original miles crosses the block this weekend at Russo and Steele’s auction in Newport Beach, CA. The sale takes place June 5–7. Other notable headliners include a 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder, a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, and a 1956 Avia Streamliner race car.
View all the featured consignments here.
A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a 1967 275 GTB/4 will sell at H&H Classics‘ October sale in Duxford, U.K., with proceeds benefiting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The late British V12 Ferrari collector Richard Colton requested that the money raised from the sale of his cars be used to build a new motor lifeboat.
The 1960 250 GT SWB was the second steel, right-hand-drive car delivered. The 1967 275 GTB/4 is one of 27 Read More
During my extraordinary month of classic car events here in Italy, I had the privilege of previewing Maserati’s stunning new Mostro coupe two days before its public debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The private reception rook place in Milan at the former Alfa Romeo test track, now a private driving club course.
The Mostro was created to celebrate Maserati’s 100th anniversary. The inspiration is the iconic “Costin Coupe” — the closed 450S sports racing car built Read More
Notable Etceterinis at Dragone’s May 30 sale in Westport, CT include a 1951 Simca Abarth supercharged cabriolet (Dragone estimate: $400k–$500k) and a 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino ($425k–$475k). A 1964 Pontiac Banshee XP-833 concept car is expected to fetch $600k–$650k.
View all the consignments here.
Seventeen Ferraris lead RM Sotheby’s May 23 Villa Erba sale in Cernobbio, Italy. Headliners include a 1961 250 GT SWB California Spyder by Scaglietti (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $12.5m–$14.8m), a 1960 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti (estimate available on request) and a 1952 212 Export Barchetta ($6.2m–$8m).
View all the consignments here. View the online catalog here.
Denise McCluggage died on May 6.
From the very beginnings of The Alfa Romeo Market Letter, she was friendly and supportive of my publishing endeavors. When I was reviewing cars for the New York Times, our paths crossed many times at events. I remember thinking, “This woman raced Porsches and Ferraris, and now she’s writing about Kias.” It didn’t make sense to me.
As I got to know her better, I came to understand that she loved all aspects of Read More
The Petersen Automotive Museum needs to raise $30,000 to restore this 1948 Davis Divan back to its original glory. The Davis — one of 17 built — is one of only a handful of cars ever built in Los Angeles. To read more about the car, watch videos, make your contribution and get some cool swag, visit the Indiegogo crowdfunding page.
The Gunnison Car Club has selected Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for “dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition.” Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21-23 in Gunnison, CO.
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Bonhams’ annual all-Aston-Martin sale returns to Newport Pagnell, U.K. this Saturday, May 9. High-dollar headliners include a 1961 DB4 Series II sports saloon (pictured, Bonhams estimate: $980k–$1.1m), a 1967 DB6 Mk I Volante ($1m–$1.1m) and a 1969 DB6 Mk I Vantage sports saloon ($380k–$450k).
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RM Sotheby’s set a new record for a private automobile collection auction on May 2, generating a remarkable $53,887,585 with 100% of all lots sold at its sale of the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, TX.
The result of more than 15 years of dedicated and meticulous acquisition by the father-and-son team, the Andrews Collection is widely known and respected by the global collector community for its exceptional quality, diversity, presentation and historical significance. The Read More