Auction

  • 1964 Ferrari 250 LM sells for $17.6 million

    The auction action in Monterey has only just begun but already we’ve seen some huge bids placed on some very special metal. The real highlight were the cars that made up the collection known as the Pinnacle Portfolio, which included the very first Bugatti Veyron sold to a customer, a special 400th Ferrari Enzo (there were only meant to be 399 in total) donated to Pope John Paul II to raise funds for charity, and a rare McLaren F1 that was upgraded by the factory to uber-rare LM spec. The highest bid was an incredible $17.6 million for a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM. This represents a record...

  • 1998 McLaren F1 bearing chassis #073
    McLaren F1 Upgraded To LM Spec Sells For $13.75 Million At Monterey Auction

    Considering there were just over 100 McLaren F1s ever built, of which only 72 were built for the road, it’s surprising how often the cars trade hands. Only in June we reported on British actor Rowan Atkinson, famous for playing the titular character on the hit comedy Mr. Bean, selling his...

  • 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S ‘Centro’ center-drive conversion - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Center-Drive Porsche 911 Carrera S 'Centro' Heads To Monterey Auction

    One of the cool bits about the McLaren F1, besides its tremendous performance capability, is the fact that the driver sits in the center of the car. There's the main seat in the middle, then two rear seats behind the driver's left and right shoulders. This puts you in the center of the action, and...

  •  1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/430 L88
    Low-Mileage, Original 1969 Corvette L88 To Be Auctioned At Monterey

    To Corvette fans, certain groupings of letters and numbers have a lot of meaning. For late-model cars, Z06, ZR1, and Z51 are important alphanumerics, and for fans of vintage 'Vettes, ZL1, L71, and L88 stir their passions. Later this week, Corvette fans will be able to bid on what may be the...

  • 1992 Ferrari F40
    Ferrari F40 Sells For Record $1.2 Million

    Despite being considered by many as possibly the greatest supercar of all the time, the F40, Ferrari’s last car signed off by company founder Enzo Ferrari, fails to attract the multimillion-dollar bids at auction typical of other rare Ferraris. That may soon change, however, as values of F40s...

  • 1931 Bugatti Royale replica
    Someone Paid $150k For This Carbon Fiber-Bodied Bugatti Royale Replica

    Bugatti’s Royale first introduced in 1927 remains to this day one of the biggest cars ever produced. It measured in at close to 21 feet in length and had a curb weight of 7,000 pounds, with Bugatti envisaging it as a car for royal parades—hence the name—and other similar...

  • 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB 'Short Nose'

    On both the track and auction block, Ferraris are known for incredible performance. And over two dozen examples, spanning much of the storied company's existence, will be up for sale during auction house Mecum’s main event during this month's Monterey Car Week. Ferrari's modern era will be represented by cars including a 2013 458 Italia, a 2011 599 GTB Alonso Final Edition, and a three-pedal 2003 575M. But with estimates ranging between $270,000 and $500,000, those models, desirable as they may be, represent the relative low end of the scale. Though there is a 1989 328 GTS—being...

  • 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 - Image via RM Auctions
    1960 CERV 1 Concept Heads For Monterey Car Week Auction

    An early prototype hinting at a mid-engined Corvette is up for auction.

  • 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder
    Original Maserati Ghibli Spyder Prototype Heads To Auction

    Today, the Maserati Ghibli is a mid-size sports sedan that slots neatly below the larger Quattroporte and its more sporting, two-door GranTurismo and GranTurismo convertible siblings. The Ghibli wasn't always the four-door luxury machine it is today though, as the Ghibli name was first applied to a...

  • 2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition
    Apollo Program-Themed Mustang Built For 2015 EAA AirVenture--Photo Update

    It’s that time of year again. Time for the EAA AirVenture fly-in aircraft convention which takes place each and every year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and where the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] typically auctions off a one-of-a-kind Mustang to help raise funds for training of the next generation of...

  • The Pinnacle Portfolio
    This $65 Million Car Collection Is Everything You've Dreamed Of: Video

    Yes, the Pinnacle Portfolio is the most expensive car collection ever to hit the auction block. But that's an awfully crass way to describe this anthology of automotive excellence. After all, a fleet of gold-plated, ruby-encrusted Dartz Prombrons could have achieved that distinction. And while the...

  • 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort - Image via Bonhams
    Despite Rarity Another Porsche 959 Is Up For Auction

    It was only a month ago that we told you about a 1988 Porsche 959 finished in black that would be going under the hammer at one of the auctions taking place during August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now we have word of a red 1987 example, another Komfort model, that will soon be...

  • 1986 Ferrari Testarossa from ‘Miami Vice’

    Miami Vice was the sexy, violent, cocaine-centric epitome of 1980s television. And while Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas might have played detectives Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs, the real stars of the show were the cars and fashions that ushered in a new era of glitzy excess. Initially, Crockett drove a Ferrari Daytona Spyder replica, but after complaints from Maranello, the imposter was famously destroyed by a rocket launcher. MORE: 1988 Ferrari Testarossa Time Machine Test Drive To replace it, Enzo Ferrari sent the production two black 1986 Ferrari Testarossas. Both were quickly...

  • James May's 1984 Porsche 911
    James May's Porsche 911 Sold At 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Video

    UPDATE: This 1984 Porsche 911 3.2-liter Carrera owned by ex-'Top Gear' host James May was sold during the past weekend’s 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed for a little over £50,000 (approximately $78,225). The final bid was close to double the expected price. As far as Top Gear goes, the...

  • 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype
    Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Mockup Fetches $100K On eBay: Video

    Model cars are sold on eBay daily, but it's seldom they go for over $100k—or require a full-sized parking space. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Sounds Wicked, Burns Out, Nearly Loses It: Video Of course, the 919 Hybrid mockup recently purchased by a Porsche fan in Singapore isn't...

  • 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype
    Here’s Your Chance To Own A Porsche 919 Hybrid

    A trio of Porsche 919 Hybrids will be lining up on the grid in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, and during the race you'll be able to bid on a 919 Hybrid of your own. Well, a life-size replica at least. Porsche’s Asia Pacific division will auction off the replica to help raise funds...

  • 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort - Image via Gooding & Company
    Rare Porsche 959 Coming Up For Auction

    The Porsche 959 is a rare beast, especially on these shores, and now one is coming up for sale. Auction house Gooding & Company will be offering this sinister-looking black 1988 ‘Komfort’ model for sale during August’s 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance...

  • 1961 Porsche 718 RS-61 race car owned by Sir Stirling Moss - Image via Bonhams
    Stirling Moss Selling His Porsche 718 At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    Legendary racer Sir Striling Moss is selling his 1961 Porsche 718 RS-61 later this month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car will be auctioned off by the Bonhams and is expected to fetch over $3 million. Moss raced a very similar Porsche RS-61 back in the 1960s and has described it as a...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need for Speed Edition auction banner

    Back in 2011, Electronic Arts, the publisher of the Need for Speed video game franchise, teamed up with Carroll Shelby and his crew at Shelby American to create a one-off Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake that was to be auctioned off the following year to help raise funds for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Sadly, Shelby passed away just a couple of months after the reveal of the special Mustang and the auction ended up being put on hold. Fast forward to today and the car is now back on the auction block, and considering it’s the last specialty car developed with the man himself, it’s...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster
    Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Reportedly Driven Just Six Kilometers Heads To Auction

    Rare cars demand rare quantities of dollars to be spent. Such is surely to be the case when a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster crosses the block at a Bonhams auction taking place during June's Goodwood Festival of Speed. We're dealing with a car that is one of just six examples built, and it's...

  • 1993 Toyota Supra from 2001’s ‘The Fast and the Furious’ - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Original Fast And Furious Toyota Supra Sells For $185,000 At Auction

    The 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used during filming for the original Fast and the Furious movie that came out in 2001—and driven by the late Paul Walker—has sold at auction for $185,000. It crossed the block last week at the Mecum Auctions event held in Indianapolis and landed right...

  • ‘Tron: Legacy’ light cycle replica - Image via RM Auctions
    Functional 'Tron: Legacy' Light Cycle Replica Sells For $77,000 At Auction

    A replica 'Tron: Legacy' light cycle replica fetches a pretty penny at auction.

  • 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial
    One-Off Aston Martin, Other Rare Classics Headed To Pebble Beach Auction

    There's always acres of desirable sheet metal on hand in Pebble Beach. And if you've ever wanted to own a one-off Aston Martin or some uber-rare Ferrari and Maserati prototypes—and have pockets as deep as the Mariana Trench—you'll have a chance at the RM Sotheby's auction this August in...

  • 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta by Touring with chassis number 0158 ED - Image via RM Auctions
    Chris Harris Gets Seat Time With A 1952 Ferrari 212: Video

    Vintage Ferraris are pretty much untouchable machines in a number of ways. You can't afford them. You won't see one on the road. You better stop dreaming about ever driving one, because that's not going to happen. Well it might happen if you're Chris Harris. Not the "affording" bit, but rather the...

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