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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07 août 2015

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster. 1600 CC, 4-Speed. Estimate $240,000 - $260,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster is one of the last built before the overarching transition to the new 356A specification. It was originally a California car, residing on the Monterey Peninsula until its new owner relocated it to his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has long served the purpose for which it was intended, which was to serve double duty as both a road car and a racer, and... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster - Professional Restoration. Estimate $240,000 - $260,000. 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 his... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2015

Ferraris will gallop into Mecum's 2015 Monterey Auction

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose’. Estimate: $2.75-3.25 million. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. MONTEREY, CA.- Ferraris will gallop into Mecum Monterey 2015, with more than 25 of the high-end Italian marque’s fine machines on offer at Mecum Auction’s annual Daytime Auction held Aug. 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, Calif. Some of Maranello’s valuable creations offered at Mecum Monterey 2015 include:  1968 Ferrari 330... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2015

Auctions America announces new highlights for its Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend

1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton Sedan. Est. $175,000 - $225,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America. AUBURN, IN.- Auctions America announces additional highlights for its flagship Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, returning September 2-6 to Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. Held annually in conjunction with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival, the Labor Day weekend tradition – celebrating its 45th year in 2015 – caters for collectors and enthusiasts alike with its multi-day auction and... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2015

1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III

1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III. Estimation : 40 000 € / 60 000 €. Photo Artcurial. No reserve - Carte grise française - Châssis n° LCX 30177 - Voiture de grande classe - Rare deuxième main - Cabriolet quatre places, confort de haut niveau - Sans réserve C'est auprès de son premier propriétaire, un utilisateur parisien qui l'avait achetée en mai 1990, que notre collectionneur, grand amateur de Rolls, a fait en juillet 1995 l'acquisition de cette voiture. Il s'en est servi ensuite pour... [Lire la suite]
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