Auction

  • 1965 Shelby GT350 R - image: Neil Fraser for RM Auctions

    An original Shelby GT350 Mustang would be considered the crown jewel of most car collections, as its limited production run and high performance made it an instant collector’s item. As rare as a Shelby GT350 may be, the GT350 R version (designed for competition use) is even more desirable, since only 36 examples (including two prototypes) were ever built. Mustangs Daily tells us that a 1967 GT350 R sold at auction last August for nearly $1 million, proof of exactly how desirable the cars have become. Starting from a Shelby GT350, R models received new suspension tuning, a modified 289...

  • 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR - image: RM Auctions
    Uber-Rare 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Fetches $1.1 Million: Video

    If you were looking for the ultimate in collectible Mercedes-Benz automobiles to one-up your friends with 300SL Gullwings, we’ve got some bad news for you: one of the most desirable Mercedes automobiles of the modern era recently changed hands at RM Auctions Pebble Beach sale. In other words...

  • Roush Stage 3 2013 Ford Mustang auctioned at SAE Foundation charity event
    2013 Ford Mustang Tuned By Roush Raises $100,000 For Charity

    A custom 2013 Ford Mustang built by Roush and Ford Racing crossed the auction block during Wednesday night’s SAE Foundation event at Ford Field in Detroit, managing to raise $100,000 in the process. The modified Mustang was part of a lineup of items being auctioned at the SAE...

  • The 'Risky Business' Porsche 928. Image: Profiles In History
    'Risky Business' Porsche 928 Heads To Auction

    If you were of movie-going age in the early 1980s, there’s a good chance you saw a film called Risky Business in theaters (or later, on VHS). While the plot and story may have been replaced in your memory banks, there’s a good chance you’ll remember three things from the movie...

  • Gulf Team Davidoff 1997 McLaren F1 GTR race car
    Rare McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Heads To Pebble Beach Auction

    Set to grace the auction block at Bonhams’ annual Quail Lodge Sale leading up to August's 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is this ultra-rare Gulf Team Davidoff 1997 McLaren F1 GTR 'Longtail' race car. Long-term readers of this site may remember the car being up for sale previously...

  • Steve McQueen's Nomex suit from "Le Mans."  Image: Profiles In History
    Steve McQueen's Nomex Suit From Le Mans Hits The Block

    If you’ve never seen the iconic Steve McQueen film, Le Mans, go ahead and rent it now. We’ll wait. If you have seen it, you know that the movie probably did more to promote motorsports than any film before or since. What Le Mans lacked in dialogue, it made up for in drama and...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need For Speed Edition

    Yesterday news broke that Electronic Arts (EA), the publisher of the long-running Need For Speed franchise, was giving away a brand new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S to drum up excitement for the series’ latest installment, Need For Speed: The Run. And today we have news that EA, together with Shelby American, will be auctioning off a unique 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need for Speed Edition muscle car. The custom Mustang will appear on the cover of the video game as well as travel the world to appear at promotional events. Oh, and it will also be a selectable car in the actual...

  • 1979 BMW M1 Art Car
    1979 BMW M1 Art Car Acquired By BMW Dealer, Staying In New York

    Finding an original BMW M1 up for sale is already next-to-impossible, though there are some around as we’ve seen in the past. But just imagine how rare it would be to come across the actual 1979 BMW M1 Art Car on the selling block. Well, the Guggenheim Museum in New York sold an original 1979...

  • Panthermobile built for ‘Pink Panther Show’
    Auctions: Batmobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & The Panthermobile

    If you've got a passion for movie cars and a bank account that's in the black, you might be interested in a handful of auctions taking place this week and next. On the blocks: replicas of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Batmobile, plus the original -- and only -- Pink Panther "Panthermobile". You...

  • Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Platform Model
    Ford Thunderbird, Shelby GR-1 Concepts Up For Auction At RM Monterey

    Auctions to benefit charities are common among the high-end car-loving crowd, and RM Auctions' Monterey event will host a pair of unique Ford concepts to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: the 2001 Thunderbird Sports Roadster Concept and the 2005 Shelby GR-1 Concept Platform Model...

  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
    1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda For Sale: $3,200,000

    In the muscle car world, the Plymouth Hemi Cuda is a by-word for the Holy Grail, hen's teeth, or free beer. In other words, it's elusive and highly sought after. But if you're in the market for one, look no further: there's a pristine example up for sale, and all you need is the $3,200,000 asking...

  • 1952 MG TD
    Marilyn Monroe Car Goes For $210,000 At Auction (UPDATED)

    UPDATED: See below Ever hankered for a piece of Marilyn Monroe -- or Debbie Reynolds, or Carrie Fisher, or Cary Grant for that matter? Well, you're about to have a chance to score a grand slam, because this weekend, a 1952 MG TD roadster that caressed the backsides of all four stars will roll onto...

  • 1967 Bertone Lamborghini Marzal

    Outside of perhaps the Aston Martin V12 Zagato and the Ferrari Superamerica 45, the biggest story at last weekend's 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este was the six rare Bertone concepts that were to sold off by RM Auctions. It was a banner day for Lamborghini concepts, as one scored the highest bid of the day and two others outperformed expectations by a large margin. A few other concepts failed to meet estimates. One of the headliners of the auction, the striking, glass-doored 1967 Lamborghini Marzal, fetched the highest bid at $2.1 million. It was valued between $1.4 and $2.5 million, so...

  • Copart's Sell My Car app
    Tired Of eBay, Craigslist? Sell Your Car With Copart App

    Online car sales sites have transformed the way we buy and sell cars. Whether you're selling to the highest bidder on an online auction site or setting your price and waiting for the calls on sites like Autotrader, you can not only add far more photos and details than ever before but reach a...

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Goes Bye-Bye At May 15 Auction

    The movie may have been before your time -- way before your time -- but chances are pretty good that you can hum a few bars from the theme song of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The popular 1968 musical featured Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill, and an Edwardian-styled car that also served as a boat and an...

  • Classic Car Guide app for iPhone
    Search For Vintage Rides (And Get Insurance Quotes, Too) On 'Classic Car Guide' App

    We've seen a handful of apps for classic car aficionados, and we've seen apps for insurance quotes and claims, but until now, we haven't seen those two services combined in one handy format. Enter the Classic Car Guide for iPhone and iPad. The Classic Car Guide lets fans of vintage rides search for...

  • Oprah Winfrey's 1996 Bentley Azure
    Oprah Winfrey's 1996 Bentley Azure Sells On eBay For $68,000

    It's hard to think about Oprah Winfrey and motor vehicles without hearing THAT voice. You know the one: "And YOU get a car! And YOU get a car! And YOU get to pay tax on that car!" Sadly, in this case, you're NOT getting a car -- not Oprah's car, anyway -- unless you happen to be the mystery bidder...

  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV prototype
    1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Sells For Record $1.7 Million At Amelia Island Auctions

    The recent 2011 Amelia Island d’Elegance has proven to be a boon for classic car fans, both sellers and buyers. We already reported on a 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Coupe that went for a record $4.3 million, and we also saw a parade of classic Mercedes-Benz models at the Florida event...

  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT owned by John Lennon

    Between the shortened holiday weekend and the lingering afterglow of the Detroit Auto Show, we haven't had gobs of time (or energy) to follow up on most of the items in the Celebs And Cars inbox -- at least not in detail. And so, in flippant Friday fashion, we present a quick rundown of the major (we use that term loosely) headlines: Captain America's cars hit the block: If you're a classic car buff, you might want to scratch the date of March 3 into your Google Calendar. That's the day that 50-some-odd rides used in the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger will roll into the Historics...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
    Chevrolet Promises Camaro News At Barrett-Jackson Auction Tonight

    Chevrolet is promising to break some Camaro news tonight at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., but the company isn't saying what. It's unlikely that the news will be related to the upcoming Z28--although, who knows?--so we speculate that Chevrolet is likely to unveil something...

  • David Beckham's Porsche 911 turbo
    David Beckham Wises Up, Unloads Porsche 911 Turbo

    David Beckham seems like a genuinely nice guy. In the articles and interviews we've read, he's come across as intelligent, affable, and not too full of himself -- no small feat, considering that most soccer fans and advertising directors think he's a demigod. We don't fully understand Beck's...

  • 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible
    On The Auction Block: Dominick Dunne's 1995 Jaguar Convertible

    Dominick Dunne was many things to many people: novelist, journalist, movie producer, husband, and father, to name a few. (His son, Griffin, may be the most underrated actor of the 1980s. Or the most overrated. Jury's out.) In addition to all that, Dunne was also something of a car fan. Nothing as...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
    Gentlemen, Start Your Wallets: It's Exotic Car Auction Time

    If hot Vegas action featuring curvaceous bodies, vigorous competition, and a chance to ride off a winner appeals to you, a trip to the Mandalay Bay in late September may be in order. No, not for gambling and strippers, although that's certainly to be found there too.Iinstead, go for the third...

  • 1969 ZL1 Camaro
    Reggie Jackson Sends 15 Cars To The 2010 Mecum Monterey Auction

    If you're a baseball fan and a car nut, you might want to book your tickets for next month's Mecum Monterey Auction: superstar slugger Reggie Jackson is sending not one, not two, but 15 cars to the block. In a press release, the folks at Mecum highlight Jackson's prized 1969 ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro --...

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