Auction

  • Adolf Hitler's personal 1939 Mercedes-Benz  770 K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen

    No car chooses its owner, and such a statement rings truest with this 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Offener Tourenwagen. We say that because this example was Adolf Hitler's personal vehicle, and it was also used by his staff during World War II. The historic, and controversial, Mercedes will head to auction on January 17 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and its consignment comes with an few important note. Ten percent of the vehicle's final sale price “will be donated and used to educate how and why the Holocaust happened and how to effectively prevent such similar atrocities in the future,"...

  • 1921 Alfa Romeo G1
    First-ever Alfa Romeo model expected to fetch over $1M

    North Americans only recently got reacquainted with Alfa Romeo following a lengthy return to the continent, but only die-hard fans will know what this is. In fact, it's the brands first-ever model, the 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, and it's heading to an RM Sotheby's auction in January. After decades spent...

  • Last Oldsmobile ever made, a 2004 Alero
    Now is your chance to buy the last Oldsmobile ever built

    A 2004 Oldsmobile Alero is hardly a sought after car, but this one may be just a tad more desirable. Why? It's the last Oldsmobile-badged vehicle General Motors ever built before the brand was sent to the automotive graveyard. Fox News reported on Thursday that this particular 2004 Alero has been a...

  • First 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom heading to auction
    First 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom to be auctioned for charity

    As many brands often do with a particular car wearing VIN 001, Rolls-Royce announced on Monday it will auction off the first production Phantom for charity at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival on January 27. The three-day event founded by the Naples Children & Education Foundation will take...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    First 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 to be auctioned off for charity

    In typical fashion, Chevrolet will auction of the first production 2019 Corvette ZR1 for charity. We'll give you one guess (Rick Hendrick) as to who's most likely to enter the winning bid Nonetheless, ZR1 VIN 001 will benefit a good cause. Chevrolet said Thursday that all proceeds will go to the...

  • 2000 BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs' former BMW Z8 heading to auction

    As if the BMW Z8 wasn't enough of a modern-day collectible with its 4.9-liter 400-horsepower V-8 engine and head-turning design, this particular one has a very significant former owner: Apple's original genius, Steve Jobs. And it's heading to auction where RM Sotheby's expects it to fetch beyond...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari prototype sold for $2.25 million

    The Ferrari LaFerrari consistently commands big bucks no matter when one rolls across the auction block, but this example is slightly different. That's because it's one of Ferrari's prototype LaFerraris and can't be registered or legally driven at all. That didn't keep bidders away from dishing out a lofty sum to own the remarkable prototype car. The final bid for the LaFerrari prototype was a cool $2.25 million. The car was sold during RM Sotheby's Ferrari auction at Ferrari's Fiorano track in northern Italy this past weekend. That auction also saw numerous other Ferrari vehicles go to new...

  • 1949 Saab 92 Prototype
    One of three remaining 1949 Saab 92 prototypes heading to auction

    Saab's automotive days may be behind it, but that doesn't mean enthusiasts and collectors at large have forgotten about the quirky Swedish marque. In the middle of the last century, Saab was a fledgling automaker, and this was one of its first cars: a 1949 Saab 92. Now, it's heading to a Bonhams...

  • Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" film heading to auction
    Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" sells for $14 million

    To a fair number of folks, the film Le Mans remains one of the greatest pieces of cinema focusing on the world of motorsport. The star of that film is not Steve McQueen, but rather the Porsche 917K that takes home the checkered flag. As is the case with most films, a number of cars were used to...

  • 1956 Aston Martin DBR1
    1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster breaks record to become most expensive British car in the world

    Various auction houses sold off millions of dollars worth of vintage cars during Monterey Car Week, including a $15 million McLaren F1, but this Aston Martin has smashed a record. With a final sale price of $22.6 million, this 1956 DBR1 Roadster has become the most expensive British car in the...

  • 1991 Ferrari F40 for sale by RM Sotheby's
    Not one, but two, Ferrari F40s are for sale this week

    What a week it is. Aside from the plethora of posh vehicles set to be on display at Pebble Beach, two auction houses will kick off their events on August 18, 2017. Sure, there are going to be plenty of stunning cars that cross the block, but how about this: two Ferrari F40s are up for auction. Not...

  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE owned by J. Geils
    Late rock legend J. Geils' collection of cars and bikes to be auctioned at Pebble Beach

    J. Geils may be best known for some of his band's iconic rock hits of the 1980s, but he was also absolutely an automotive and motorcycle enthusiast with exquisite taste. Specifically, he had quite a penchant for high-end Italian cars and motorcycles. The J. Geils Band guitarist passed away in his...

  • Pedro Martinez is selling his 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante for charity

    Number 45 has been retired by the Boston Red Sox since 2015. It was the number worn by one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Pedro Martinez. The slim, 5-11, 170-pound Dominican had electric stuff. His career ERA? 2.93. He still holds the third-highest strikeout-to-walk ratio in modern baseball history, he put fewer runners on base per innings pitched than anyone in the live ball era, and owns all sorts of other pitching stats that would make Bill James bow down at his feet. Pedro was a tremendous pitcher, and now he's also a tremendous supporter of his own charity...

  • Ford F-150 Raptor inspired by F-22 built for 2017 EAA AirVenture
    F-22-inspired F-150 Raptor raises $300K at 2017 EAA AirVenture auction

    Each year, Ford pulls a crew together to build an aircraft-inspired vehicle for the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture aircraft show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The vehicles are auctioned off at the show’s Gathering of Eagles event to help raise funds for training of the next generation...

  • 1995 McLaren F1 for sale at Bonhams auction
    The first US street-legal McLaren F1 is for sale

    There won't be enough time for everyone here at Motor Authority to collectively scrape change, empty piggy banks, and check couch cushions. But, boy, do we wish we had all the couches, piggy banks, and change cups to buy this. By "this," we mean the very first street-legal McLaren F1 sold in the...

  • Porsche 917 from "Le Mans" film heading to auction
    Porsche 917 from Steve McQueen's "Le Mans" heading to auction

    Porsche's 917 is an iconic racer that planted the automaker as a force to be reckoned with in endurance racing decades ago. With that said, it's easy to understand why the cars are so sought after, and when they do surface for sale, it's a big deal—that makes this 917 extra special. This...

  • 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe by Prestone and Barrett Jackson
    This 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe project car is heading to auction

    Barrett-Jackson and Prestone are taking on a rarity from Chevrolet. The auction house and Prestone have teamed up to restore and auction off a 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. What's so special about the Monte Carlo Aerocoupe? The design actually has quite a bit of thought behind it. In the...

  • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld - Image via Russo and Steele
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

    It's no secret Jerry Seinfeld is a bit of a Porsche fanatic. After all, the famous comedian and television star is as much a car guy as he is a funny guy, and Porsches make up the vast majority of his collection. Brace yourselves because one of his prized Porsches will soon be up for grabs. Auction...

  • Group B rally car collection heading to Bonhams

    Bonhams really knows how to take our breath away. The auction house will sell off this gorgeous collection of Group-B rally cars at its August 18 auction at Quail Run during Monterey Car Week. The cars have been in a private collection since 1989, but the current owner is ready to see them off. Even more interesting than the cars themselves is the fact they will be auctioned with no reserve. Whatever the final price is indeed the final price. So, what does a collection of Group-B rally cars include? We're glad you asked. There are seven pristine machines here and each represents the glory...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R with VIN ending in 001
    Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

    Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online auction and at the close of bidding on Thursday the final tally came in at $200,000. Not bad considering the starting price...

  • Nissan Predzilla GT-R charity car
    Nissan creates 'Predzilla' GT-R for Nashville Predators, proceeds going to charity

    Hockey season is coming to a close, but not before either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Nashville Predators become Stanley Cup champions. Nissan, in an effort to show its home team some support—Nissan's North American operations are headquartered in Nashville—crafted what you see here...

  • 1976 Ford Falcon XB GT - Image via Dan Kruse Classics
    Someone paid $44K to live out their 'Mad Max' fantasies in this Ford Falcon XB GT

    One of the most iconic movie cars of all time is the blacked-out police car from 1979’s “Mad Max.” Dubbed the Pursuit Special, it was based on a 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT sold in Australia, and through the original movie plus sequels it has grown to become just as popular as some of...

  • Swiss castle collection of cars
    Vintage cars found in Swiss castle sell for millions

    Finding one rare vehicle tucked away and buried under the dust of time is one thing, but 12 cars? That's something else. And the cars in this story weren't your typical barn finds. They were stored away in a Swiss castle. The 12 cars included a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, a 1921 Rolls-Royce...

  • 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 auctioned with just 80 miles on the odometer
    Mercedes-Benz SL500 driven only 80 miles because owner lost the keys sells at auction

    Imagine the year is 1996. You've just acquired a new car. You're the proud new owner of a Mercedes-Benz SL500. The car's classically boxy lines are indicative of the period but also show off some great simplicity from the design mind of Bruno Sacco. Under the hood sits a big stonking Benz-built V-8...

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