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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09 août 2015

1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible

1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible - 1 of 117 Produced. Estimate $225,000 - $275,000 . Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Inspired by the Virgil Exner-designed Dodge Firebomb and Firearrow show cars of the early 1950s, the Dual-Ghia was conceived by Eugene Casaroll, founder of Automobile Shippers, Inc., in Detroit. Casaroll purchased the design and production rights to the Firearrow concept from Chrysler and then hired respected Detroit designer and racer Paul Farago to produce with Italian... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1954 Kaiser Darrin

1954 Kaiser Darrin -  Serial No. 001. Estimate $275,000 - $300,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The first Kaiser Darrin sports car of the 435 eventually built, serial number 001 was the product of ongoing friction between the maverick California designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin and his boss Henry J. Kaiser. Darrin resigned in a huff after Kaiser allowed corporate meddling with his 1946 Kaiser-Fraser sedan, but returned to pen the trend-setting 1951 Kaiser, which had the most glass area... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster - 3.4L, 4-Speed. Estimate $100,000 - $125,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions The Jaguar XK120 emerged from a war torn but victorious Britain at the Earl's Court Motor Show in 1948. The showcase sports car was a dream machine, and the first to feature what would become one of the most legendary engines ever made. The new 3.4L XK6 engine made 160 HP without taxing itself or its design, which included dual overhead camshafts, an aluminum hemispherical... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2015

1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster

1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster - ACD Certified Category 1 Original. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. The Auburn 852 Supercharged Boattail Speedster was introduced during the Great Depression to widespread praise for its elegant styling and incredible performance, and endures as a monument to the ambitions and vision of Errett Lobban “E.L.” Cord. When Cord took over management of Auburn in 1924 he set a new course for the ailing manufacturer, and by... [Lire la suite]
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