Prototype GT40 Roadster Joins RM Monterey

RM Auctions will offer one of the most significant Ford GT40s in existence, the 1965 Ford GT40 roadster prototype, at its flagship Monterey sale, taking place August 15–16 in California.

As one of only a select group of prototypes built, and the first of only four GT40 roadsters, GT/108 holds an important place in history as a development/demonstrator vehicle for Ford and Shelby American. Completed by Ford Advanced Vehicles in March 1965, GT/108 was tested at Silverstone by Read More

Two Bonhams Auctions, Two Countries, $18.8m

Bonhams held two impressive auctions this weekend for a combined total of more than $18m. The top lot at the 15th annual Aston Martin sale in Newport Pagnell, U.K., was a 1970 DB6 Mk II Volante, pictured above and sold at $1,273,284. The sale totaled $14,258,075 among 44 cars sold.

At the Spa sale in Francorchamps, Belgium, a 1976/1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Michelotto was the high sale at $843,771. Forty-six cars sold, totaling $4,546,195.

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RM Achieves its Best Ever European Sale Result with $56m Monaco Sale

Image courtesy RM Auctions/Tim Scott
  • RM Auctions sells $56,907,139 of automobiles, boats, motorcycles and memorabilia during incredible five hour sale at Le Sporting Monte Carlo
  • 93 percent of all lots sold as sale attract bids from 37 countries across the globe
  • Top sale highlights include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, which sold for $7,859,997; the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series I, which sold for $6,472,939; and the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, which sold for $2,928,234
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McQueen’s 275 GTB/4 Comes to RM Monterey

RM Auctions will lift the gavel on Steve McQueen’s 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at its flagship Monterey sale, August 15-16.

Sporting a distinctive shade of metallic gold called Nocciola, the vehicle on offer, chassis 10621, was special ordered by Hollywood Sport Cars for Steve McQueen in 1967 while he was filming “The Thomas Crown Affair.” McQueen, known for lightly customizing his cars, sent the car to be repainted Chianti Red prior to taking possession. He also requested that Read More

Size Does Matter at the Northwest Microcar Extravaganza

The Tenth Annual Microcar Meet, known as the GPNWMME (Great Pacific Northwest Microcar Minicar Xtravaganza), will be held July 11-13 at LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA. A full weekend of activities has been planned, including a Saturday Island Hopping drive to Vashon and Maury Islands. Access to both is via car ferries. The LeMay showfield is the ideal place to hold the Micro and Mini car show on Sunday, July 13. This site can easily Read More

Counting Down to RM Monaco

RM makes a triumphant return to Monaco on May 10 for its biennial sale held during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend. Continuing RM’s focus on the world’s finest automobiles, the sale will feature a handpicked selection of more than 80 blue-chip collector cars, along with a stunning pair of Riva boats, two motorcycles and a selection of automotive memorabilia. No less than seven automobiles carry pre-sale estimates exceeding €1m each ($1.3m), with three lots exceeding €4m Read More

Featured Classes for Arizona Concours 2015

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance has announced the featured classes for its second annual event. The concours will take place January 11, 2015 at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort.

The Arizona Concours will include among its field of 80 select entries:

  • The classic American luxury brand Pierce-Arrow
  • Competition Ferraris (pre-1965)
  • The cars of Carrozzeria Ghia, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renowned Italian design house
  • Cars once owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, famed architect and auto enthusiast.
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Cox Collection Joins Bonhams’ May Auction Calendar

Bonhams will offer the Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox Jr. Collection at auction on May 10 in Cape May, New Jersey. The aviation pioneer’s intriguing collection includes such rarities as a San Francisco cable car, a Baldwin steam locomotive and a JB1 Buzz Bomb, in addition to fine antique automobiles, carriages, automobilia and aviation parts and accessories, and even a few musical machines. At Bonhams’ recent Scottsdale Auction, two of Dr. Cox’s most famed automobiles — a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Read More

Motostalgia Offers 1955 Porsche 356 “Pre-A” Cabriolet Continental

A 1955 Porsche 356 “Pre-A” Cabriolet Continental (Motostalgia estimate: $365k–$405k) will cross the auction block on May 2 at Motostalgia‘s auction in Seabrook, TX. The car has matching serial numbers on its drivetrain and body panels, and it comes with original Certificate of Origin, Kardex, tool kit and owner’s manual. Read more about the car here. View all the current consignments here.