Time-Capsule 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 in Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction

A very big cat — in the form of a 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 with just 541 miles on the clock — will cross the block at Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction.

This barely exercised Jaguar supercar once held the title of the world’s fastest production car, and it is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph.

Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction runs from August 18-20 at Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey.

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1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Headed to Gooding Pebble Beach

Gooding & Company has added yet another huge Alfa Romeo to its Pebble Beach Auction — a 1933 8C 2300 Monza with period race history and a long, unbroken ownership history.

Only 39 of these cars were made, and this car carries an estimate of $12 million to $15 million.

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction is scheduled for August 20-21 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.

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Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe Leads RM Sotheby’s Motor City Sale

A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe at $1,540,000 was high sale at RM Sotheby’s July 30 Motor City sale.

All told, the sale brought $6.4 million, with an 80-percent sell-through rate.

American Iron took four of the top five sale spots. Here’s the rest of the top five:

2006 Saleen S7, sold at $632,500

1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, sold at $365,000

1938 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster, sold at $330,000

1934 Pierce-Arrow Eight Silver Arrow, sold at $242,000

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RM Sotheby’s adds 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B to Monterey Docket

Top-tier auction houses work very, very hard to put spectacular cars into their Monterey Car Week lineups, and RM Sotheby’s 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B is a star car of star cars.

This car, from the Sam and Emily Mann Collection, is the first “Alfa 2.9” to reach public auction this century, and it will spark very serious competition among bidders at RM Sotheby’s August 19-20 sale in downtown Monterey.

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Four Big Ferraris Boost Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

A rare, valuable Ferrari supercharges any auction, and Gooding & Company is turning up the boost with four special cars:

A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione will carry a $18m to $20m estimate at the August 20-21 auction. This car is factory-equipped with every race feature and it carries race history.

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione comes with a $15m to $18m estimate — and a 7th Place overall finish at the 1960 Read More

Low-mileage 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Rumbles into Mecum’s Monterey Lineup

How does a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT travel only 152 miles in 11 years? Who can resist this kind of temptation?

Bidders will get their chance at this near-new 2005 Porsche Carrera GT during Mecum’s August 18-20 auction at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa.

A 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V10 powers this car to a top speed of 205 mph. That means it is possible that this car has been on the road for less than two hours. This Read More