30 juillet 2012

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Roadster Replica

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Roadster Replica © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions Chassis No. 105179. Engine No. 102401.71. Estimate €50.000-€60.000 The year 1933 brought Mercedes’ new generation of fast sporting models, the work of engineer Hans Nibel. Born in Bohemia in 1880, Nibel studied at Munich Technical College and joined Benz & Cie in 1904, becoming the chief engineer four years later. It was he who created the Blitzen Benz speed record car of 1910. Following Ferdinand Porsche’s... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2012

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupé by Gangloff

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupé by Gangloff. © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions Chassis No. 57716. Estimate : €240.000-€280.000 It is ironic that Ettore Bugatti’s most successful Le Mans car was intended as a grand routier, not an out-and-out sports car. Designed by his son Jean, the Type 57 used the eight-cylinder twin-cam engine of the Type 49, but with timing gears rather than chains. The model was introduced in 1934 and became the sole offering in 1936 when its siblings were discontinued. A lowered... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2012

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 @ the Cincinnati Art Museum

CINCINNATI, OH.- This summer, for one month only, an icon of design, film and popular culture is on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. This was the stunt car Sean Connery drove in the films Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). Low-slung and sleek. Silver, like a bullet. Tapered wings. Muscular and debonair. --Almost immediately following its 1964 debut, the DB5 was sexy and stealthy enough in its design to become the co-star of James Bond, Agent 007. In true 007-fashion, it features a revolving... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2012

Bugatti Baby, 1929

Bugatti Baby, 1929. Photo Rouillac Type "Baby" 52. 3 B. N° de série 319 A. Couleur bleue. 1929. Technique : Le numéro de série est frappé sur la tôle d'appui du dossier du siège et sur le tablier. La caisse est en tôle d'aluminium, montée sur un châssis. Lot 70. Estimation : 15000/20000€ Cet exemplaire, "première main", a été offert en 1957, au fils d'un garagiste de Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher - et a été conservé précautionneusement - par lui, depuis. Musée : - La cité de l'automobile, le Musée national Schlumpf à... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2012

1959 BMW 507 Roadster

1959 BMW 507 Roadster. © 2012 RM Auctions Chassis No. 70203. Estimate: $900,000-$1,200,000 US 150-155 bhp (DIN rating), 168 cc all-alloy OHV V-8 engine, dual carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with dual A-arms and torsion bars, live rear axle with torsion bars, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 97.6" • A very desirable Series II example• Professionally restored by RM Auto Restoration• 3.2-liter, dual-carburetor V-8; excellent color combination• One of... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2012

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. © 2012 RM Auctions Chassis No. 7500295. Estimate: $575,000-$675,000 US 225 bhp (DIN), 250 bhp (SAE), 2,996 cc OHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox, independent front suspension with twin wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll bar, single-pivot swing axle rear suspension with compensating spring and coil springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, and hydraulic, servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5" • One of only 1,858 roadsters built... [Lire la suite]
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22 janvier 2012

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 40/50hp Tourer Coachwork by Hooper & Co

Livrée neuve au Maharajah de Pithapuram; 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I 40/50hp Tourer Coachwork by Hooper & Co; Chassis no. 57EF. Photo Bonhams. Many Rolls-Royce Phantoms were despatched to the farthest corners of the British Empire and it comes as no surprise to learn that this particular example was supplied new to an Indian prince, the Maharaja of Pithapuram, who ordered it via Rolls-Royce Ltd of Bombay. The fabulously wealthy rajas and maharajas of India commissioned some of the most extravagantly equipped... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2012

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance @ RM Auctions

  1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has announced an exceptional roster of automobiles for its highly-anticipated Amelia Island sale, March 10 in Northeast Florida. Returning to the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the well-established sale – now in its 14th year – will present a magnificent roster of 100 blue-chip automobiles as it looks to build... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2011

1953 Austin-Healey "100" special test car sells for world record £843,000 @ Bonhams

The Austin-Healey racing car of the Le Mans disaster in Weybridge, Britain. EPA/BONHAMS. LONDON.- An unrestored works racing team 1953 Austin-Healey '100' Special Test Car, which was campaigned in period by racing drivers Lance Macklin, Gordon Wilkins and Marcel Becquart, sold for a world record £843,000 on 1 December at Bonhams’ December Sale. The car, which was offered in ‘barn find’ condition for the first time in 42 years, was bought by a private buyer within the room at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey. While much... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2011

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster. Photo courtesy RM Auctions  Chassis No.HBN7L12667 - Estimate: $40,000-$50,000 US 124 bhp, 2,912 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92"- Desirable two-seat configuration, powerful engine, front disc brakes- Rare example with strong performanceThe Healey Hundred... [Lire la suite]
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