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  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale

    It's amazing what you can do if you just think outside the box a little bit. That's what Carroll Shelby did when used a hefty dose of American ingenuity to transform a little British roadster called the AC Bristol into the Shelby Cobra. By ingenuity, of course, we mean a massive V-8 engine. Pairing an oversized mill with the small AC Bristol created a legendary sports car and racing machine. Today, an original Shelby Cobra fetches a handsome sum. One of the most valuable versions of the compact muscle machine is the 427 S/C, or Semi-Competition. So prepare all of your dollars if you want one...

  • Bugatti Chiron heading to RM Sotheby's auction
    Pack your millions: one of first 20 Bugatti Chirons delivered up for auction

    It's car auction season, and the notable consignments keep rolling in. The latest big-ticket car? None other than a Bugatti Chiron, the French supercar that began deliveries this past March. RM Sotheby's will offer the supercar at its Paris, France, auction that kicks off on February 7, and we're...

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

    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...

  • 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

    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 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation is named after a New York City firefighter and first responder who died on September 11, 2001. The organization works to support wounded veterans and builds mortgage-free smart homes through its Building for America’s Bravest program...

  • 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
    Someone paid $2.25M for a Ferrari LaFerrari prototype that can't be driven legally

    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...

  • 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

    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 one, but two. Both Bonhams and RM Sotheby's have each consigned a Ferrari F40, which means those in the market will have double the chance to go home with one of Ferrari's most iconic supercars. Bonhams' example is a 1990 Ferrari F40, which is a one-owner car and houses only 2,100 miles on the...

  • 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
    Buy Pedro Martinez's 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish, help a charity, and meet the Hall of Famer

    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...

  • 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

    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 1980s, Chevrolet realized it needed to do more to make its NASCAR racer more competitive and to bring home wins on race day. The result was the Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe. NASCAR homologation rules meant Chevrolet had to build at least 200 of them for the road. So, it's a pretty rare car...

  • 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
    Buy yourself an entire Group-B rally car collection

    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...

  • 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...

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