31 janvier 2016

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster realizes $9.9 million to set new Arizona auction record

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sothebys. PHOENIX, AZ.- A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for an outstanding $9,900,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix tonight to enter the history books as the most valuable automobile ever sold during the famed Arizona auction week. The previous record for an automobile sold in Arizona was held by a Ferrari 250 LM, which garnered $9.625 million at RM’s 2015 Arizona Biltmore... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2016

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Sold for $1,265,000. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 198.042.8500154 - Engine no. 198.980.8500131 - Body no. 198.042.8500153 215 bhp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,996 cc overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension and coil-spring single-point swing-axle rear suspension, and servo-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.  Recently restored by renowned marque specialists Rudi & Company Desirable and... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. Sold for $1,072,500. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. CSX 2561  271 bhp, 289 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with A-arms, transverse leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, rack-and-pinion steering, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in.  An original 289-powered Cobra Well-documented history in the SAAC World Registry Recently sorted and driven successfully on the... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1939 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster by Van den Plas

1939 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster by Van den Plas. Sold for $1,402,500. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 49064  102 bhp, 2,663 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine with dual SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front and solid-axle rear suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs and friction shock absorbers, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 104 in. Believed to be the final 1939 SS 100 2½-Litre chassis built One-off Figoni-inspired bodywork by Belgium’s finest... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Sold for $935,000. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 198.042.7500128 - Engine no. 198.980.7500144 - Body no. 198.042.7500156 215 bhp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,996 cc overhead-camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension and coil-spring single-point swing-axle rear suspension, and servo-assisted four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.  An early-production 300 SL Roadster Desirable “Euro” headlights and... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina. Sold for $1,650,000. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 2153 GT - Engine no. 2153 GT - Body no. 29798 240 bhp, 2,953 cc SOHC 60-degree V-12 engine with three Weber 36 DCS two-barrel downdraught carburetors, four-speed synchromesh manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with unequal-length upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, an anti-roll bar, and Koni hydraulic shocks, solid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs, trailing arms, and... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra

1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra. Sold for $2,255,000. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. CSX 3010 620 bhp, 427 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine with a single Holley carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel coil-spring independent suspension with rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90 in.  One of just 23 Competition 427 Cobras produced Winner of the 1968 U.S. SCCA A Production Championship and the 1971 Eastern Canadian Endurance Championship Veteran of many historic... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1931 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster by Gangloff

1931 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster by Gangloff. Sold for $852,500. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 49431 - Engine no. 275 - Gearbox no. 277 - Body no. 393 - Rear axle no. 277 Body Style 2787. 85 hp, 3,257 cc SOHC inline eight-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, front semi-elliptical leaf-spring suspension, live rear axle with three-quarter-elliptical inverted suspension, and four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 122.8 in.  A desirable and rare short-wheelbase Type 49 Original chassis, engine, and... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports by Barker

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo Sports by Barker. Estimate $2,500,000 - $3,500,000. Unsold. Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 179 XJ - Engine no. YJ45 - Registration no. GJ 11 120 bhp, 7,668 cc inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptical leaf-spring suspension, and four-wheel power-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 150 in. An incredibly advanced and detailed early streamlined design Believed to have been originally delivered to Maharaja... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe by Murphy

1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe by Murphy. estimate $3,000-  $3.500,000. Sold for $3,000,000. Darin Schnabel/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Chassis no. 2199 - Engine no. J-414 - Body no. 876 - Firewall no. 2199 265 bhp, 420 cu. in. DOHC inline eight-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, beam-type front and live rear axles with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and vacuum-assisted four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 142.5 in. ... [Lire la suite]
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