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  • 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ promo car - Image via Barrett-Jackson

    There’s been a bit of a frenzy in the market for Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams connected to the 1977 classic "Smokey and the Bandit," though one could say it’s simply a reflection of the current mania in the world of collector cars. The mania certainly hasn’t hit its peak as we’ve just witnessed one of the original movie promo cars selling at auction for $550,000. The car was sold by auction house Barrett-Jackson during its recent event in Scottsdale, Arizona, and on hand to drive it up on stage and later sign it was none other than Burt Reynolds. Yes, the Bandit himself...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barn find - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Two Hemi Cuda Convertibles And A Dodge Charger Daytona Go Under The Hammer

    Mecum’s mega auction that ran in Kissimmee, Florida this month came to an end on Sunday and during the 10 days of furious bidding we saw total sales come close to $93 million. There was everything from pre-war cars to classic muscle to the latest supercars. The real highlight, though, was a...

  • 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Courtney Force concept, 2015 SEMA show
    First 2016 Chevy COPO Camaro To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

    Chevrolet will build just 69 examples of its 2016 COPO Camaro, and if you’re serious about your drag racing you can get the first one off the line as it’s been confirmed for an auction taking place on Friday. The auction is the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona, and proceeds...

  • 1965 Ford GT40 replica from ‘Fast Five’ - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Replica Ford GT40 From ‘Fast Five’ Heads To Auction

    Fans of the 2011 movie Fast Five will immediately recognize this Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40. It’s a replica built exclusively for filming of the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and featured prominently at the start of the movie, during the train heist scene. Now...

  • Aston Martin DB10
    Aston Martin Provides Details On How To Buy The One DB10 Going Up For Sale

    Aston Martin built just 10 examples of its stunning DB10 for filming work for the new James Bond movie Spectre. While most of the cars survived the ordeal, only one example will be sold to the public, making it very rare indeed. Furthermore, most of the cars were modified for filming. The one up...

  • Selection of Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company
    Seinfeld Selling Some Of His Porsches, Including 550 Spyder

    Famous Porsche enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld has decided it’s time to sell some of his cars. A selection from his sizable collection will be going up for auction at the Gooding & Company event taking place March 11 at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It’s thought the...

  • 2000 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson owned by Jay Leno

    What many truck fans may not know is that Jay Leno is owner of the first Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] F-150 Harley-Davidson to ever be built. And not only is it the first of its kind but it also has a few special touches that make it a one-off. For example, this one came with a supercharger attached to its 5.4-liter V-8. ALSO SEE: Seinfeld Selling Some Of His Porsches, Including 550 Spyder Jay clearly isn’t much of a truck guy, as he’s only put about 2,000 miles on the clock. As you’ll see in this latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the truck is in pristine condition...

  • 1981 Lamborghini Countach 400S
    1981 Lamborghini Countach Heads To Auction In England

    Between 1973 and 1990, Lamborghini produced just 2,049 examples of the Countach. That's right around 120 cars per year. Contrast that with 14,000-plus Gallardo coupes and convertibles Lamborghini has built, and you can see that the Countach is an exceptionally rare machine. That's why it's exciting...

  • 1992 Peterbilt 379 used to depict Optimus Prime’s vehicle mode in Transformers movies
    You Can Own Optimus Prime

    Here’s your chance to become the ultimate hero of pretty much every kid on the planet, and we’d wager a few bigger kids as well. You can actually own Optimus Prime! To be more accurate, you can own the truck that was used for Prime’s vehicle mode during filming of the first three...

  • Transformers Bumblebee Camaro
    Transformers Bumblebee Camaro Headed For Auction

    There aren't a lot of good things to say about the "Transformers" movie franchise. In fact, anything beyond the first movie was basically unnecessary, and the fourth installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, may be the worst of them all. Well, at least it featured some cool cars. One of those...

  • 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Purple People Eater
    Purple People Eater Corvette Races To Auction

    At one point in its life, this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette was sold for $800. Two men each split the cost to acquire this car back in 1974, but now it's destined to cross an auction block in Arizona for a far greater figure. Let's back up a bit, though, as the story of the Purple People Eater runs...

  • 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible
    Not One, But Two Hemi Cuda Convertibles Head To Auction: Video

    When it comes to classic American muscle, it doesn’t get much rarer than the Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible. Now, incredibly, two of these rare beasts are coming up for auction. They will go under the hammer at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Florida running from January 15-24, 2016...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barn find - Image via Mecum Auctions

    The original Dodge Charger Daytona was never a huge hit but today examples can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Getting a six-figure sum for this one, though, could be a tough task. The car is set to go under the hammer at a Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Florida next month and the current estimate is $150,000-$180,000. And, yes, it has a lot going for it. For starters, the Charger Daytona was only built for one year, and this one is a numbers matching example with many of its original pieces (503 were produced in 1969). The paint has been changed, though, as the car came from...

  • 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet once owned by Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin Porsche Fetches $1.8M At Auction, Fangio Ferrari Goes For $28M

    She bought the car after seeing another prowling the hills of San Francisco. Janis Joplin found her Porsche in 1968, and she found it in Beverly Hills. The car in question is a 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet, and it needed a paint job suitable to serve as the daily driver for a rock goddess. That...

  • Italian Job Lamborghini Miura
    "Italian Job" Lamborghini Miura put up for sale

    In 1969, a film called The Italian Jobwas shown in theaters. If you're a fan of Italian sports cars, it had one of the greatest opening sequences in cinema history. That's because it featured a stunning Lamborghini Miura winding is way up a mountain pass. It's a beautiful car, beautifully shot, in...

  • 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
    Keno Brothers Get Into The Classic Car Business: Video

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  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante
    1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Up For Auction

    Iconic doesn't even begin to describe the Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. Displayed at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, Bugatti's Art Deco masterpiece is as much a sculpture as it is a car, but its mechanical bits are every bit as potent as the stunning lines. Its DOHC straight-eight engine is good...

  • 1973 Range Rover Suffix B Convertible
    Rare Range Rover Convertible Conversion Headed To Auction

    We're likely to get our first look at the production version of Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque Convertible during the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. But there are plenty of open-top Land Rovers out there in the world, and a particularly unique example is about to hit the auction block. READ...

  • Aston Martin DB4 Zagato

    Aston Martin's collaborations with Italian design house Zagato have resulted in some of the most gorgeous machines ever produced. But the 1962 DB4 Zagato set to be auctioned later this year is more than just a pretty face. ALSO SEE: Mercedes-Benz C111 Drops By Jay Leno’s Garage: Video Upon completion, this example was shipped straight to Australia, where it spent years battling contemporary machines from Ferrari and Maserati on the track. Given that its only one of 19 ever built, it's fortunate the machine survived its time in the trenches of motorsport unscathed. In its post...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition with VIN #001 at Barrett-Jackson auction
    2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition With VIN #001 Sells For $500k At Charity Auction

    Following the recent Barrett-Jackson auction held in Las Vegas, Nevada, one lucky bidder now owns the very first 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition destined for a customer, the car with VIN #001. The winning bid came in at an impressive $500,000. CHECK OUT: Lamborghini Huracán GT3 To...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R
    One-Of-One Ford Mustang GT350R Hits The Block To Fight Cancer

    The go-fast bits on the 2016 Shelby GT350R that will be auctioned at the 13th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball in Detroit are bone stock. Of course, if you're familiar with the weapons-grade track monster's capabilities, you know it's a hell of a machine straight from the factory. Along with a host...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 signed by George W. Bush
    Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Signed By George W. Bush Helps Raise $885k For Charity

    A 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 driven and signed by former President George W. Bush was part of the Gooding & Company auction held during last month’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed that the final selling price of the car was a...

  • Ferrari FXX Signed By Michael Schumacher
    Ferrari FXX Signed By Schumacher Headed To Auction

    For those who follow high-profile auctions, the situation surrounding this 2006 Ferrari FXX is almost unfathomable. Because while it bears the signature of legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher, when FXX 29/30 hits the block at the end of the month, it will likely sell for less than its original...

  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible
    1970 Hemi Cuda Convertible Sells For $2.25 Million At Monterey Auction

    I'll start this off by saying I'm a massive fan of most things Mopar. Additionally, I love watching those with many dollars available to them spend those dollars on all manner of vehicles that cross any number of the many auction blocks. This went down in grand fashion recently in Monterey. Yes, it...

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