19 mai 2015

RM Sotheby's Motor City sale celebrates automotive design and engineering from across the decades

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D. Est. $275,000 - $375,000. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sothebys. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, returns to Michigan, July 25, for its annual Motor City sale. A longstanding summer tradition for collectors, the well-established Michigan auction has carved a reputation over the past two decades as one of the leading events honoring the American automobile. This year’s event – a featured... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2015

Bonhams Aston Martin sale offers Peter Ustinov's rare 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV

Sir Peter Ustinov in the 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible (lot 247). Photo Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams Aston Martin Sale features more than 50 motor cars and 170 lots of automobilia. It is the largest sale in Bonhams 16-year history at Aston Martin Works. “This year’s sale features a selection of significantly rare left-hand drive Aston Martins from the David Brown era. At the time, only a small number of left-hand drive models were produced by the luxury marque, making the models incredibly rare. This year’s... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2015

The Supercharged BUGATTI 57C Cabriolet at Greenwich Concours d'Elegance 31 May 2015, Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction

The ex-Miles Coverdale. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Convertible. Coachwork by Gangloff Chassis no. 57748. Estimate US$ 900,000 - 1.1 million (€840,000 - 1 million). Photo: Bonhams Bonhams announce the consignment of a very special Bugatti for its end of May motorcar auction in Greenwich, Connecticut: a supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff. Introduced in 1934, the Type 57 represented a new era for the company under the direction of Jean Bugatti, son of 'Le Patron', Ettore... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé with sliding steel sunroof

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé with sliding steel sunroof. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €475,000 - 575,000 (£350,000 - 420,000). Photo Bonhams Chassis no. 188.014-7500020 - Engine no. 199.980-6500131 Right from the marque's creation in 1926 by the merger of Daimler-Benz and Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-range models have ranked in the forefront of the world's greatest automobiles. Throughout the 1950s the company's flagship model was the 300S, a luxurious Grand Tourer in the tradition of the... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A

One of only 203 examples produced. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A. Estimate €450,000 - 550,000 (£330,000 - 410,000). Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 188-010-4500019 - Engine no. 188.920- 3500380 More expensive than the 300 SL sports car and almost double the price of the contemporary top-of-the-range Cadillac, the Mercedes-Benz 300 S was one of the world's most exclusive automobiles. It is also historically significant as one of Mercedes-Benz's first all-new designs of the post-war era, debuting in the autumn... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €2 million - 2.5 million (£1.5 million - 1.8 million). Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 154076 - Engine no. 154076 - Body no. 828610 Together with its predecessor the 500 K, the magnificent Mercedes-Benz 540 K was arguably the most noteworthy production model offered by the Stuttgart firm during the 1930s, representing the pinnacle of its pre-war achievements. A development of the 500 K, whose independently suspended chassis it shared, the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D

Originally the property of Erik Charell. 1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W 07). Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €2.3 million - 2.8 million (£1.7 million - 2.1 million). Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 85205/R.B07/4 - Engine no. 85205 Introduced at the 1930 Paris Motor Show where it was among the highlights of the day, the sensational Mercedes-Benz 770 was an extremely elegant and extravagant motor car. It was the largest model that Mercedes-Benz had produced to date, and swiftly gained the sobriquet... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2015

THE ICONIC 300 SL. Roadsters and Gullwings at the Mercedes-Benz Sale

Formerly the property of Alfried Krupp, in current ownership since 1980 and an extremely original example. 1960 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. Chassis no. 198.042-10-002539. Engine no. 198.980-10-002544.  Estimate €1 million - 1.4 million (£730,000 - 1 million). Photo: Bonhams. STUTTGART, MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM - The 300 SL - be it Roadster or Gullwing – is one of the most recognisable models in the history of Mercedes-Benz. On 28 March, four pristine examples of this motoring icon from the 1950s and... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2015

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina. Estimate $700,000 - $850,000 © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s. 300 bhp, 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber 40 DCZ/6 twin-choke downdraft carburetors, five-speed manual rear-mounted transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in. Offered from the estate of Donald C. Mann Original matching-numbers engine Fewer than 8,000 documented actual miles Single-enthusiast ownership from 1969 to 2013 Fully equipped with air conditioning... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2015

1968 Toyota 2000GT

1968 Toyota 2000GT. Estimate $900,000 - $1,100,000 © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s. Chassis no. MF10L-10189 - Engine no. 10225 - Body no. 1179 150 bhp, 2,000 cc DOHC Yamaha aluminum hemi-head inline six-cylinder engine with three Solex twin-choke side-draft carburetors, five-speed fully synchromesh manual transmission with overdrive, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel power-assisted Dunlop disc brakes. Wheelbase: 91.7 in. Only 351 built; one of 84 left-hand-drive examples Comprehensive restoration... [Lire la suite]
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