07 août 2015

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 - 2.6L, 4-Speed. Estimate $250,000 - $300,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.  Aston Martin had long been highly regarded for its high-quality, high-performance sports cars when English tractor manufacturer David Brown took over the then-ailing company in 1947, inheriting its new 2 liter inline-4 engine and an advanced prototype sedan. That same year Brown also rescued Lagonda, gaining the use of its potent W.O. Bentley-designed 2.6 liter overhead cam inline-6,... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster. 1600 CC, 4-Speed. Estimate $240,000 - $260,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. This 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster is one of the last built before the overarching transition to the new 356A specification. It was originally a California car, residing on the Monterey Peninsula until its new owner relocated it to his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has long served the purpose for which it was intended, which was to serve double duty as both a road car and a racer, and... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2015

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Speedster - Professional Restoration. Estimate $240,000 - $260,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. Professionally restored to factory condition in 2015, this 1955 Porsche Speedster is an early “Pre-A” model with all the qualities that made Porsche a household name in 1950s American sports car racing. The Speedster was introduced in 1954 after New York importer Max Hoffmann convinced Ferry Porsche there was a market for his cars in the U.S. Ferry had told Hoffmann of his... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2015

Ferraris will gallop into Mecum's 2015 Monterey Auction

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose’. Estimate: $2.75-3.25 million. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. MONTEREY, CA.- Ferraris will gallop into Mecum Monterey 2015, with more than 25 of the high-end Italian marque’s fine machines on offer at Mecum Auction’s annual Daytime Auction held Aug. 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, Calif. Some of Maranello’s valuable creations offered at Mecum Monterey 2015 include:  1968 Ferrari 330... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2015

Auctions America announces new highlights for its Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend

1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton Sedan. Est. $175,000 - $225,000. Photo: Teddy Pieper © 2015 Auctions America. AUBURN, IN.- Auctions America announces additional highlights for its flagship Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend, returning September 2-6 to Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. Held annually in conjunction with the Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Festival, the Labor Day weekend tradition – celebrating its 45th year in 2015 – caters for collectors and enthusiasts alike with its multi-day auction and... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2015

1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III

1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III. Estimation : 40 000 € / 60 000 €. Photo Artcurial. No reserve - Carte grise française - Châssis n° LCX 30177 - Voiture de grande classe - Rare deuxième main - Cabriolet quatre places, confort de haut niveau - Sans réserve C'est auprès de son premier propriétaire, un utilisateur parisien qui l'avait achetée en mai 1990, que notre collectionneur, grand amateur de Rolls, a fait en juillet 1995 l'acquisition de cette voiture. Il s'en est servi ensuite pour... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2015

Ex Maria Callas - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine

Ex Maria Callas - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine. Estimation : 60 000 € / 100 000 €. Photo Artcurial.  No reserve - Carte grise française - Châssis n° 100 012 12 00 1815 - Appartenance exceptionnelle - Seulement deux propriétaires - Historique fascinant - Sans réserve - Ex Maria Callas Un voiture de Diva : c'est ce que nous proposons avec cette exceptionnelle Mercedes 600, puisqu'elle a été achetée neuve par Maria Callas, une des cantatrices les plus célèbres du monde qui... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2015

Ex Maria Callas - 1966 Mercedes Benz 600 limousine

Ex Maria Callas - 1966 Mercedes Benz 600 limousine. Estimation : 60 000 € / 100 000 €. Photo Artcurial.  No reserve - Carte grise française - Châssis n° 100012 12 000 791 - Provenance exceptionnelle - Deuxième main - Historique fascinant - Préservation correcte - Sans réserve - Ex Maria Callas Le fait que cette voiture ait appartenu à Maria Callas n'est pas la seule particularité de son histoire. Un jour de 1971, notre (futur) collectionneur se rend chez Mercedes Longchamp et fait... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2015

Steve McQueen's last special-order Porsche to be offered at Mecum Monterey

Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions. WALWORTH, WIS.- The very last car special-ordered by The King of Cool—the late mega movie star Steve McQueen—will be offered for sale at the Mecum Daytime Auction in Monterey this Aug. 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, the reform school Boys... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2015

Bonhams to offer the Bentley that took Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg on drug fuelled trip

"Blue Lena". Formerly the property of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. 1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon. Coachwork by H J Mulliner. Estimate £400,000 - 600,000 (€550,000 - 830,000). Photo: Bonhams. CHICHESTER.- In the swinging sixties, each member of the Rolling Stones had his own statement vehicle – a car that announced the arrival of a rock star. For Keith Richards, this car was a beautiful blue Bentley S3 Continental ‘Flying Spur’, a car that he affectionately named ‘Blue... [Lire la suite]