09 août 2015

1954 Kaiser Darrin

1954 Kaiser Darrin -  Serial No. 001. Estimate $275,000 - $300,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The first Kaiser Darrin sports car of the 435 eventually built, serial number 001 was the product of ongoing friction between the maverick California designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin and his boss Henry J. Kaiser. Darrin resigned in a huff after Kaiser allowed corporate meddling with his 1946 Kaiser-Fraser sedan, but returned to pen the trend-setting 1951 Kaiser, which had the most glass area... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster - 3.4L, 4-Speed. Estimate $100,000 - $125,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions The Jaguar XK120 emerged from a war torn but victorious Britain at the Earl's Court Motor Show in 1948. The showcase sports car was a dream machine, and the first to feature what would become one of the most legendary engines ever made. The new 3.4L XK6 engine made 160 HP without taxing itself or its design, which included dual overhead camshafts, an aluminum hemispherical... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2015

1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster

1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster - ACD Certified Category 1 Original. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The Auburn 852 Supercharged Boattail Speedster was introduced during the Great Depression to widespread praise for its elegant styling and incredible performance, and endures as a monument to the ambitions and vision of Errett Lobban “E.L.” Cord. When Cord took over management of Auburn in 1924 he set a new course for the ailing manufacturer, and by... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2015

1932 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton

1932 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton - Amelia Island And Meadowbrook Award Winner. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. This 1932 Lincoln KB Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton has been upgraded with a splendidly executed custom body designed to reflect the stunning beauty of the Brunn Sport Phaeton, which made its debut at the 1932 New York Auto Show. The original Brunn Phaeton was well received and applauded for being luxurious and well built. Unfortunately its timing was less than... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2015

1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton

1932 Duesenberg Model J Phaeton - SJ Supercharger, J-463/2480. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. It is necessary to consider the era in which Duesenberg produced the magnificent Model J to truly appreciate its impact on the automotive landscape. Only one other car—the steam-powered Doble—was in the same price class as the Duesenberg. The most powerful engines were those in the Auburn and Pierce Arrow at 125 horsepower, and most were of the L-head design that... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2015

1931 Buick 96C Convertible Coupe

1931 Buick 96C Convertible Coupe - AACA and CCCA First Place Award. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. One of America’s best-selling cars in the 1920s, Buick entered the 1930s with more stylish offerings that approached Cadillac in their quality, including under the hood where a new straight-8 OHV engine delivered more power than ever before. Two small-displacement engines a 220.7 CI version and one at 272.6 CI, were used in the lower-caste 50 and 60 Series... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster - 4-Speed, Matching Luggage. Estimate $150,000 - $175,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.  In contrast to the exorbitantly expensive, space-framed, gullwing-door 300SL, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL was built for people of closer-to-average means. And while the windshield and bumpers could easily be removed and the doors and hood replaced with readily available aluminum pieces for racing, the 190SL was more in the tradition of the open Grand Touring machine.... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Roadster

1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 Roadster - 2.0L, 4-Speed. Estimate $95,000 - $115,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.  At the 1952 London Motor Show, Donald Healey's stylish Austin-Healey 100 BN1 riveted people. Flowing lines and graceful curves were elegant, as was the careful use of chrome and trim. It was remarkably modern compared to so many other sports cars of the era. Featuring a large 2.6 Liter inline-4 cylinder engine, it was more powerful than most contemporaries, yet less powerful... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster - Professional Restoration. Estimate $375,000 - $425,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.  Professionally restored to factory condition in 2015, this 1955 Porsche Speedster is an early “Pre-A” model with all the qualities that made Porsche a household name in 1950s American sports car racing. The Speedster was introduced in 1954 after New York importer Max Hoffmann convinced Ferry Porsche there was a market for his cars in the U.S. Ferry had told Hoffmann of... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 - 2.6L, 4-Speed. Estimate $250,000 - $300,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.  Aston Martin had long been highly regarded for its high-quality, high-performance sports cars when English tractor manufacturer David Brown took over the then-ailing company in 1947, inheriting its new 2 liter inline-4 engine and an advanced prototype sedan. That same year Brown also rescued Lagonda, gaining the use of its potent W.O. Bentley-designed 2.6 liter overhead cam inline-6,... [Lire la suite]
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