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.
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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).
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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
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will honor Designs by Carrozzeria Touring, and we’d like to hear about your experiences in a car with a Touring body. Please keep your thoughts to 100 words or less. We’ll publish several reader Carrozzeria Touring stories in our 11th Annual Insider’s Guide to Monterey, which is packaged with the August 2015 edition of Sports Car Market.
If possible, we’d like you to send a good photo of your car.
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RM Sotheby’s expects a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet by Pininfarina to bring $7m-$8.5m when it sells without reserve on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Other big-money star cars from the Andrews Collection include a 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamierca LWB coupe aerodinamico by Pininfarina ($3.5m-$4.5m), a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ town car by Bohman & Schwartz ($3.4m-$4.5m) and a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe by Bertone ($1.4m-$1.8m).
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