Artcurial brings a strong assortment of European sports cars to their Paris sale on June 22. Leading the charge are a 1991 Ferrari F40 (Artcurial estimate: $1m–$1.25m), a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring ($785k–$1m) and a 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe ($450k–$550k). View all the Paris consignments here.
A 2004 Ferrari Enzo goes home to a new garage on June 26 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. Bonhams predicts the no-reserve car will bring between $930k and $1.2m. Other big-money highlights include a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster ($1.2m–$1.6m) and a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V convertible ($1.4m–$1.6m). View all the Festival of Speed consignments here.
It’s time to register for the 14th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar. This seminar brings together market experts from around the world to discuss changes in the collector car market and predict what’s ahead. Topics include:
- Why Countach prices have exploded
- Why you should put a ’60s Chevy C-10 pickup next to your Gullwing
- Is the Miata the new Bugeye?
- Duesenbergs: Big buck bargains?
- Have air-cooled 911s finally hit the ceiling?
- Panelists’ best buy picks for 2016
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Monterey Car Week is two months away, but the star cars are already stacking up. Here is a roundup of some early consignments:
RM has extended their Monterey sale to three days with the addition of a private collection referred to as “The Pinnacle Portfolio” (pictured). Cars in the collection range from a matching-numbers 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing to a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. RM’s sale takes place August 13–15. View Read More
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).
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