Carroll Shelby has died.
The automotive icon whose innovation and influence spanned more than a half-century was 89.
Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector, commented, “Carroll Shelby will be forever remembered as the man who single-handedly took the fight to Ferrari and beat them at their own game on their own race tracks. His spirit, his ingenuity and his ever-present sense of humor will be missed.”
RM’s preliminary totals from this weekend’s Monaco sale look impressive, with more than $43.4m in sales with 87 percent of all lots sold. Bidders represented 33 countries around the world, and 34% of bidders were first-time clientele.
The top ten sales are as as follows. Prices include 12% buyer’s premium. Watch this space for full results.
1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider: $6,523,776
1966 Ferrari 2065 S Dino Spyder: $3,261,888
1952 Ferrari 225 Spot Spyder “Tuboscocca:” $3,261,888
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Read More
Last weekend saw the 11th annual Houston Classic Auction get off to a flying start at its upscale new venue, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. The Versailles Ballroom of the award winning resort was packed throughout the nine- hour sale on Saturday, May 5, when an arresting selection of 119 handpicked motorcars went under the hammer, along with an eclectic collection of memorabilia from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection. The auction recorded over 85% of Read More