23 août 2011

1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible.

1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. Chassis no. 128030 10 9502076. Engine no. 12961. Estimate: US$190,000 - 220,000 - Unsold Introduced in 1956, the 220S saloon was one of a trio of new models featuring unitary construction bodyshells employing large, box-section side-members - hence the term 'Ponton' - the others being the 190 and 219. All-round coil-sprung independent suspension had long been a fixture of the Mercedes-Benz range, and that of the newcomers benefited from the newly... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2011

RM Auctions Sets New World Record for a Mercedes-Benz Sold @ Auction in Monterey Sale

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Photo: Shooterz.biz ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California last night, setting a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction and selling 12 automobiles for individual million-dollar-plus results. The star of the night, a spectacular 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, chassis number 154140 (pictured), attracted spirited bidding in the room and on... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2011

'King of Cool' Steve McQueen's 911s Sells for an Amazing $1,375,000 @ RM Monterey

1970 Porsche 911S Steve McQueen Le Mans Movie Car. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- The iconic 1970 Porsche 911s formerly owned by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen and featured in his epic Hollywood film Le Mans sold for an impressive $1,375,000 before a packed house at RM’s Monterey, CA sale last night, setting a new world record for a 911 sold at auction. Built to the highest 1970 specification and with a full complement of factory options, the Slate Grey 911s stars in the film’s legendary... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2011

Bonhams to offer the renowned E. Bullivant Bentley at its Quail Lodge sale.

  1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports Tourer. Coachwork by Vanden Plas. Chassis no. BX 2421. Engine no. DH 2201. Body no. 1377. photo Bonhams San Francisco – Bonhams is extremely pleased to announce that it will be offering what is considered one of the most significant surviving Bentleys in the world today at its Quail Lodge auction on August 18-19 in Carmel, California.The E. Bullivant 1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports Tourer with its original Coachwork by Vanden Plas is widely regarded as one of the most significant Bentleys to come... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2011

1937 Imperia Minerva AP 22 CV limousine

1937 Imperia Minerva AP 22 CV limousine Vue à l'exposition "Métropole Ici et ailleurs" au MAS, Anvers
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01 août 2011

1932 Packard 904 Individual Custom Dietrich Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

 1932 Packard 904 Individual Custom Dietrich Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions Chassis No. 193514. Estimate: $1,000,000-$1,400,000 US. 120 bhp, 385 cu. in. L-head eight, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with leaf springs, live rear axle with leaf springs and four-wheel mechanically-actuated drum brakes. Wheelbase 147.5"- From the Lyon Family Collection- Highly desirable custom body by Dietrich, Inc. - One of only two examples known on the 904 chassis- Exceptional concours restoration... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2011

Rare Packard Tops RM's Sale at the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's

1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan. Photo: Shooterz.biz ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions PLYMOUTH, MICH.- A rare 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Convertible Sedan delivered new to famed American entertainer Al Jolson for $6,600, broke the magic million-dollar mark at RM Auctions’ St. John’s sale in Plymouth, Michigan yesterday, selling for $1,100,000 before a packed house. One of just two built and virtually unseen for nearly half a century, the sporting Packard with coachwork by Dietrich spurred a... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder by Scaglietti

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder by Scaglietti. Photo RM Auctions 260 hp, 2,999 cc DOHC four-cylinder engine, two Weber 58 mm DCOA/3 carburetors, dry sump lubrication, five-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with unequal-length A-arms and coil springs, de Dion rear axle with transverse leaf springs and trailing arms, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase 88.6" - Estimate: $2,500,000-$3,250,000 US - One of only 35 built, a matching-numbers example- Starring role in On the Beach, featuring Gregory... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1935 Bugatti Type 57 "Grand Raid" Roadster by Carrosserie Worblaufen

1935 Bugatti Type 57 "Grand Raid" Roadster by Carrosserie Worblaufen. Photo RM Auctions 135 hp, 3,257 cc DOHC straight eight, Zenith carburetor, four-speed manual transmission, front semi-elliptic springs, rear quarter-elliptic inverted springs, live axle, four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 130" - Estimate: $1,000,000-$1,300,000 US- One of only two Bugatti Type 57 roadsters bodied by Worblaufen in Switzerland- A unique design with extensive Swiss history- Discovered in France in 2000 and fully restored to exacting... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen. Photo RM Auctions 180 hp, 5,401 cc, OHV supercharged straight eight-cylinder, four-speed manual transmission with pre-select on 3rd and 4th gear, independent front suspension by unequal length wishbones and coil springs, rear swing axles with trailing arms and coil springs, four-wheel vacuum-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5" - Estimate: Available Upon Request- One of a limited few transitional 500 K-540 K Sport Cabriolet A models- 100-point... [Lire la suite]
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