16 août 2015

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster - CSX2135, Early Rack and Pinion Demonstrator. Estimate $1,900,000 - $2,200,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Shelby-built AC Cobras have always had a strong following. For both Carroll Shelby and many buyers back in the day, however, what was considered most important was not simply style but functionality. Being offered here is the 1963 Cobra CSX21350 used as a corporate demonstrator for Shelby’s recent change to rack-and-pinion steering. Working together,... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2015

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - Alloy Engine, Disc Brakes. Estimate $1,900,000 - $2,200,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. A worthy heir to the renowned 300SL Gullwing coupe, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster immediately established its credentials as a world-class performer in the Grand Touring tradition. Introduced at the 1957 Geneva Salon, the Roadster’s roadholding was much improved despite the necessity to alter the sides of the frame to accommodate conventional side-opening doors,... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2015

1962 Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet

  1962 Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet - Coachwork by Reutter. Estimate $115,000 - $145,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Just when Porschephiles thought the 356 had reached perfection in the “A” coupes and convertibles, in September 1959 the Frankfurt Auto Show opened to reveal an extensively revised new Porsche, the 356B. The Erwin Kommenda-designed body, built by longtime Porsche associates Karosseriesfabrik Reutter & Co., featured new front styling with higher, almost... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2015

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster - 1.9L, 4-Speed. Estimate $125,000 - $150,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Two very similar cars appeared on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the New York Auto Show in February of 1954. One was a large $7,000 dream machine; the other had all the looks, handling and comfort of the 300SL in a package a foot shorter and half the price. The 190SL was the Mercedes-Benz roadster you could actually own and enjoy. The 1962 specifications to which this car has... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2015

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drop Head

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drop Head - Coupe Coachwork by Mulliner, 1 of 75 Produced. Estimate $115,000 - $145,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was the first completely new post-war model from Crewe. Introduced in 1955, this watershed design fit midway between the aging Silver Wraith and low-volume Silver Dawn. Intended from the outset primarily to carry the “standard steel” factory coachwork, only a limited number of cars would carry the traditional... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2015

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster - 4-Speed, California Car. Estimate $125,000 - $150,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Thanks to the efforts of New York sports car importer Max Hoffmann, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL went from the race track to the open road in just two years. Concurrent to that event, Mercedes-Benz created an attractive and affordable alternative to the expensive 300SL in the form of the new 190SL. Visually a scaled down version of the 300SL but with a wider track, the 190SL... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2015

1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster

1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster - 3.4/250 HP, 4-Speed. Estimate $115,000 - $145,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Decades have passed since the Jaguar XK line of sports cars ceased production, yet they remain among the most instantly recognizable classics in the world, and were a leading influence on sports car designs of the 1950s and 1960s. Gorgeous, exclusive yet affordable, and race-bred, the XK120, XK140 and XK150 evolved with ever-increasing levels of quality, comfort and performance, the... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - 283/250 HP, Bloomington Gold Certified. Estimate $115,000 - $145,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. This multiple award-winning 1957 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the first production Corvettes fitted with Rochester fuel injection, making it a player in one of the most interesting chapters in Corvette history. As the 1957 model year loomed, newly promoted GM vice president and Chevrolet general manager Ed Cole was not happy. He wanted something special... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

1957 Porsche 356 Speedster -  Long-Term Ownership. Estimate $115,000 - $145,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. At the 1955 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche introduced a new line of cars bearing such a broad range of refinements that it was given a new designation: 356A. It would be just three months before American forces still occupying Germany under the Marshall Plan would return the original brick Werk 1 facility to Porsche after 10 years, and designers and engineers would hastily... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award. Estimate $1,500,000 - $2,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Classic Restorations of Denver performed a no-expense-spared restoration on this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that elevated it to a world-class belle of the Concours d’Elegance. Great restorations do not just happen; they are the result of a concerted team effort by skilled craftsmen working under the direction of talented management. These... [Lire la suite]
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