Auction

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, Bring a Trailer premium auction

    Bring a Trailer is expanding its services to cater to the big boys. The online auction site, which oversees the sale of thousands of vintage and neo-classic cars, announced last Thursday two new auction tiers. Both focus on high-end collector cars and cater to sellers with more support—for a price. What doesn't change is the "Classic" tier, which still costs $99. Anyone can sell their car on the platform for the $99 fee. Now, a new "Plus" and "White Glove" tier will handle more extravagant and high-dollar cars. The Plus tier adds professional photography to any listing. Like anything...

  • 1966 Jaguar E-Type
    Just add love: Vintage Jaguars in need of attention head to auction

    British car fans looking for a project should pay attention to the British Marques sale this month as a handful of restoration projects will seek new homes. Projects in various degrees of completion will be offered. They include a 1966 Jaguar E-Type, a 1964 E-Type, a 1959 XKS 150 S, and a 1948...

  • 1979 BMW M1 modified for high-speed record run
    Unique BMW M1 re-discovered after 25 years

    After sitting in an East London garage for nearly 25 years, this 1979 BMW M1 has become the latest high-profile barn find. The car, which was available at the Coys Techno Classica event in Essen, Germany, this past weekend, is a unique model as it's been modified for a high-speed record run...

  • 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo at RM Sotheby's auction
    1994 Toyota Supra Turbo fetched an amazing $173,600 at Amelia auction

    It appears the introduction of the fifth-generation Toyota Supra has inflated values of classic examples. We say that because this 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo sold for an outrageous $173,600 at auction this past weekend. Let's break down that figure. A 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo with the targa top cost...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 R, via Gooding & Company
    WhatsApp founder offloading minty-fresh collection of Porsches

    Porsche-philes, prepare your bank accounts. Gooding & Company will oversee an auction of 10 incredible Porsches from WhatsApp founder Jan Koum's collection. Koum says he's out of space and time to take care of these 10 Porsches, and we wonder what kind of cars took precedence over these. The...

  • 1987 Buick GNX with 8 miles for sale
    1987 Buick GNX driven only 8 miles its whole life seeks new owner

    There are low mileage cars, and then there's this 1987 Buick GNX. Listed for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer, the muscle car has only gone eight miles in its 30-plus years of existence. For those who need a crash course on the GNX, it was a limited-run model built in 1987 based on the Buick...

  • 1987 Ferrari F40 LM

    It's hard to top the Ferrari F40, but the F40 LM race car headed to the RM Sotheby's Paris auction in February makes a convincing effort. This particular F40 LM has an interesting history. It was originally built as a pre-production car but was sold to former Le Mans and IMSA driver Rene Herzog in early 1992. Herzog was the man who shipped the car off for the LM-spec conversion, which included a larger turbocharger, advanced fuel injection, bigger intercoolers, and weight reduction. The F40 LM weighs only 2,314 pounds and produces an astounding 700-plus horsepower. After the LM conversion was...

  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 heads to auction
    Original Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 heads to auction

    Porsche fanatics will likely have the Silverstone Auctions’ Autosport International Sale on their radar this month as it will host the sale of an original 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7. The car is one of the first 500 models produced for homologation and it comes with a decorated motorsports...

  • 1996 Vector M12 headed to auction
    1996 Vector M12 headed to auction

    Vector is one strange automotive case. Its boutique exotic automaker's history would make for an excellent screenplay, as it was embroiled in drama. More importantly, though, the company made some incredible supercars. Case in point is the Vector M12 built from 1995 to 1999. Only 14 were made and...

  • 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Bertone
    Auction will be last chance to purchase Bertone memorabilia

    In 2014, the legendary Italian design house Stile Bertone filed for bankruptcy protection. An action to be held on Nov. 17 will mark fans' last official chance to own a piece of the iconic Italian firm. Aste Bolaffi has put together one final collection of goodies from Stile Bertone for auction...

  • 2016 McLaren 675 LT, Jay Kay collection
    From Bullitt to McLaren: Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay cars head to auction

    Jay Kay, frontman of the British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai, will part ways with a group of cars from his private collection at the NEC Classic Motor Show this Saturday. The cars are being offered through Silverstone Auctions, and there's something for every budget and taste. The collection's...

  • Shelby Series 1 being sold at auction
    Rare Shelby Series 1 could break the bank in Las Vegas

    In the late 1990s, legendary racer and factory tuner Carroll Shelby wanted to build a car from the ground up. His firm Shelby American designed, developed, and built the Series 1, and produced it in limited quantities. It's a rare bird to be sure, and one of the 249 built is set to cross the...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO bearing chassis No. 3413 - Image via RM Sotheby's

    The 2018 Monterey Car Week saw thousands of cars cross the block at various auctions, but a handful of vehicles rose to the top with eye-watering prices. What cars did the seven- and eight-figure (!) sale prices buy? Below are the top 10 most expensive cars sold at auction leading up to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Perhaps these values will give enthusiasts and investors a ballpark to begin saving for next year. 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta — Sold for $4,515,000 by RM Sotheby's The A6G/2000 Zagato Berlinetta essentially cast aside coachwork from Allemano, Frua...

  • Fast and Furious Buick GNX
    Now you can buy Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger and 1987 Buick GNX from "Fast & Furious"

    A pair of Dominic Toretto's prized rides from "Fast & Furious" (that's the fourth one) are arriving at a California auction, which means a couple of buyers can live out their "Fast and Furious" fantasies. One is a 1987 Buick GNX and the other is Dom's signature 1970 Dodge Charger, complete with...

  • Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962
    You can buy this Daytona-winning 1989 Porsche 962

    Someone out there with heaps of cash will be able to add one amazing Porsche to their collection. Famed racing driver Derek Bell calls it his favorite race car, and soon it's coming up for auction. It's the 1989 Porsche 962 that won at Daytona, and it will be auctioned off at the upcoming Mecum...

  • James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for sale
    James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 heading to Goodwood auction

    James Bond has driven plenty of vehicles over the course of his many on-screen exploits. The one that is most quintessentially Bond, however, is the silver Aston Martin DB5. This is the car that even non-car lovers will recognize as 007's preferred ride. If you are a fan of all things Bond, now's...

  • Rare spare parts found and head to auction
    Treasure trove of parts for many rare classic cars found, going to auction

    Owning a classic car is never an easy go. When a wheel bends, a trim piece comes loose, or a mechanical part fails, it can be difficult to find a replacement. For owners of vintage Italian cars, Coys auction house has discovered a treasure trove of parts for some of the rarest classic...

  • 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National
    49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National for auction is a time capsule

    Barn finds are one thing, but a 49-mile 1987 Buick Grand National leapfrogs that feeling of discovery and moves straight into time-capsule territory. Right now, this barely touched 1987 Buick Grand National is up for auction on eBay. According to the seller's description, the 1980s muscle car was...

  • Special Lamborghini Huracán donated to Pope Francis for charity

    A handful of charitable organizations will receive fresh funds, thanks to the Pope and his Lamborghini Huracán. Last Saturday, Lamborghini announced the special Huracán model it had built for il Papa sold for $861,000 at RM Sotheby's Monaco auction. The Italian supercar maker first donated the Huracán to Pope Francis last November. His Holiness never set out for any track days or anything of the sort. Instead, the Pope placed his autograph on the specially outfitted model. The supercar wears a Bianco Monocerus exterior hue with Giallo Tiberino striping from hood to tail...

  • Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible
    Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

    On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For...

  • Record-setting 215-mph Bill Thomas Cheetah heads to auction
    Record-setting, Shelby-fighting 215-mph Cheetah to be auctioned

    The Shelby Cobra gets all the love, but it's Bill Thomas' Cheetah that deserves plenty of praise and adulation as well. One example is heading to auction, and it's a prime example of a rare racing machine. In fact, this is probably the cleanest unrestored example out there and just 11 original cars...

  • First production Ferrari Sergio for auction
    The first Ferrari Sergio is heading to auction again

    Those who missed out on owning the very first Ferrari Sergio will have yet another chance—it's headed back to the auction block. RM Sotheby's has consigned the special Ferrari, which the marque built alongside Pininfarina to celebrate the latter's 85th anniversary and celebrate the late...

  • 1983 Dodge/Shelby Pickup Concept, part of Carroll Shelby car collection
    Carroll Shelby's personal car collection heading to auction

    Shelby aficionados will want to book their trips to Greenwich, Connecticut, this June because that's where Bonhams will have the privilege of auctioning off Carroll Shelby's personal car collection. In total, 23 cars (and trucks) covering Shelby's personal career will hit the auction block. Among...

  • 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder
    1958 Porsche 550A Spyder sells for more than $5 million

    A historic piece of Porsche's history crossed the auction block at Bonham's last Thursday and brought in more than $5 million—$5.17 million to be exact. The Porsche 550A Spyder, known as the "giant killer" in its day for racing against and beating far more-powerful racers, was a Porsche Works...

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