19 février 2016

Show-stopping automobiles at RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Sale

 Star attraction: 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Cabriolet A. Est. $3,000,000 - $4,000,000. Photo: Darin Schnabel © 2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's. BLENHEIM.- RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, will celebrate its 18th annual sale at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance next month by lifting the gavel on more than 90 show-stopping automobiles. The carefully curated roster—a group comfortably spanning over a century of automotive styling and design—is... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2016

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940 at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Bodywork designed by Figoni & Falaschi, Delahaye, 135M Competition Coupe, 1936, the Patterson Collection. Image © 2008 Peter Harholdt. HOUSTON - Today's automotive manufacturers strive for economy and efficiency, but there was a time when art and elegance reigned. Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940celebrates the cars and motorcycles designed during this iconic period. Bodywork built by LeBaron Incorporated, Packard Motor Car Company, Twelve Model 1106, 1934, collection of... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

H&H one of only five auction houses to sell a car for more than $10M brings two special cars to London

1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL. Reg Number: SYR 16F - Chassis Number: 11304322003932 - Engine Number: 12998222001497. Estimate: (£) 100,000 - 120,000. © H&H Classics LONDON.- H&H Classics will feature another beautiful car on their stand at the London Classic Car Show (ExCel18-21 Feb) – a Mercedes 250SL sports car from the 1960’s will join a racing E-Type Jaguar. Both cars will be sold at the H&H Duxford sale later this year in Cambridgeshire on April 20th. “The 1967... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2016

Rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder steals the show at RM Sotheby's Paris sale

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler. Chassis no. 550-0068. Sold for €2.744.000. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s/Rémi Dargegen. PARIS.- RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returned to Place Vauban for its third annual Paris sale. A highlight of the world-famous Rétromobile week, the auction achieved €19,035,550* ($20,843,927 US) before a standing-room-only crowd. With active bidding from global collectors representing 24 countries, the result was a... [Lire la suite]
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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