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

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with 7,400 Miles on Gooding’s Monterey Docket

Low-mileage cars always get a lot of attention at any auction, but a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with 7,400 miles qualifies as a star car at Gooding & Company’s August 20-21 Pebble Beach Auction.

According to SCM’s Pocket Price guide, just 272 of these powerhouse Ferraris were built in 1984-85. The most current median sale figure is $2.4 million, and the current auction high sale car went for $2,750,000. Read more.

See Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Miles Collier at the Forest Grove Concours This Weekend

The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance returns to Pacific University near Portland, Oregon on Sunday, July 17th.  This year’s event celebrates German automobiles and features special classes for Porsche street and competition cars, 100 Years of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.  You’ll see 300 sports and collector cars in shade on the Pacific University campus. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as emcees, and Miles Collier will serve as Senior Judge.

You’ll also enjoy live music, a beer and wine pavilion, Read More

In Memoriam: Chet Krause

Chet Krause; December 16, 1923 – June 25, 2016

Chester Lee “Chet” Krause, founder of Kruse Publications and the Iola Old Car Show, passed away on June 25.

He was 92.

To state that Chet left an indelible mark in the collector car hobby would be an understatement.

Born in rural Wisconsin near the village of Iola, he grew up in the area and graduated from Iola High School in 1941. He served his country during World War II in Read More

RM Sotheby’s Adds Le Mans Spice to Monterey Auction

RM Sotheby’s continues to build an eye-popping lineup of cars to their August 19-20 Monterey Auction.

Chassis XKD 501, the 1955 Jaguar D-type that Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart drove to Le Mans victory in 1956, simply drips with history.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering a 1962 Ferrari SP with Le Mans history. Chassis 0798 was part of the famous Bardinon Collection and won the Platinum Award at the 2001 Cavallino Classic. Read more.

Five Blue-Chip Maseratis Join Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Lineup

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 20-21 will have an Italian flair — thanks to five coachbuilt Maseratis from a noted collection. The cars on offer include:

A 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe by Allemano.

A 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spider by Vignale.

A 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe by Pinin Farina. Read more.