20 août 2015

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster -  CSX3356, S/C Equipment. Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,250,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Invoiced to Shelby American on December 14, 1966, Shelby Cobra CSX3356 was first sold to Paradise Ford of Scottsdale, Arizona, at an inventory reduction price of “$1,000 off dealer cost” and was delivered to Arizona by truck on October 2, 1967. In its original configuration it was equipped with the single four-barrel 427 “side oiler” engine and finished in Red with... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2015

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster - 4.2/265 HP, 5-Speed. Estimate $285,000 - $315,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Jaguar had a deep well of experience to draw upon in creating the revolutionary XKE that debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 1961. The new E-Type followed the Le Mans-winning D-Type in its basic design, which centered on a steel monocoque chassis with front and rear subframes, but it was the direct descendent of a lightweight alloy-bodied car raced at Le Mans in 1960.... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2015

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible -  396/425 HP, NCRS Duntov Award. Estimate $120,000 - $135,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. It all started with the introduction of the mid-year Corvette in 1963. Sporting a completely redesigned body and chassis featuring an independent rear suspension, the quintessential American sports car was ready to take on the world. In 1965 the ante was truly upped with the introduction of the first of the big blocks, the L78 396 “Turbo Jet” engine, one that... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2015

1965 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible

1965 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible - 3.5L, Frame-Off Restoration. Estimate $115,000 - $140,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The Mercedes-Benz tradition of imposing, elegant and fast convertibles goes back to the pre-war era. The magnificent models produced in the three decades after World War II have remained popular to this day. This particular example began life as a 1965 250SE convertible, then powered by a 2.5L six-cylinder engine, but now sports a 3.5L V-8 engine. Originally... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2015

1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet

1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet - Certificate of Authenticity. Estimate $250,000 - $325,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The Porsche 356 series established the marque as a serious sports car manufacturer with an incomparable record in competition. Produced from 1948 to 1965, the seminal 356 was succeeded by the 356A in 1954, the 356B in 1959 and in 1964 the 356C, the first Porsche with four-wheel disc brakes and a new option that gave buyers the most powerful pushrod engine ever... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2015

1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster -  3.8/265 HP, 4-Speed. Estimate $145,000 - $165,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. "The greatest crumpet collector known to man,” is how Road & Track Magazine described the Jaguar E-Type in a 1964 road test review, and while they admitted that attributing sex appeal to a car was the most hackneyed of marketing ploys, they found its use, especially when describing the E-Type, irresistible. The Jaguar XKE has been eliciting wolf whistles for more than 50... [Lire la suite]
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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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