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  • 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ from Gone In 60 Seconds

    One of the original Eleanor Mustangs created for 2000’s hit movie Gone in 60 Seconds is going under the hammer at the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction taking place in Indianapolis this May. Eleven of the fictional Eleanor Mustangs were created for the movie, although only three of these were working cars, and two of these were destroyed during filming. The cars weren’t original Shelbys but replica versions based on modified Mustang fastbacks. As Mustangs Daily notes, the cars were built by Cinema Vehicle Services with the help of legendary coachbuilder Chip Foose...

  • 1968 Maserati Ghibli barn find - image: Silverstone Auctions
    Barn Find Maserati Ghibli Heads To Auction

    If you were born later than the 1970s, chances are good you’ve never heard of the Maserati Ghibli. Launched in 1967, the Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed grand-touring coupe helped Maserati outsell its Italian rivals, the Ferrari Daytona and the Lamborghini Miura. The Ghibli featured a 4.7-liter...

  • Porsche 959 prototype - image: Barrett-Jackson
    Uber-Rare Porsche 959 Prototype Heads To Auction

    Originally created for Group B Rally competition, Porsche’s legendary 959 (which ultimately led to the 911 Carrera 4) first left its mark by winning the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally. An on-road endurance racing version, called the 961, finished seventh overall at the 1986 running of the 24 Hours of...

  • 1965 Shelby GT350 R - image: Neil Fraser for RM Auctions
    Rare 1965 Shelby GT350R Hits The Block In Scottsdale

    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...

  • 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 2013 Ford Mustang prepared by Ford tuner Roush managed to raise $100,000 at a recent charity auction.

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

    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. First, it was the breakthrough movie for a young actor by the name of Tom Cruise; second, Rebecca DeMornay may well have been the hottest woman on the planet when the movie was filmed; and third, the Porsche 928 was seriously quick by early 1980s standards. In fact, Risky Business probably did more to...

  • 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

    The Nomex driver's suit worn by Steve McQueen in the classic film "Le Mans" will hit the auction block next month, and estimates are that it could bring as much as $300,000.

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need For Speed Edition
    One-Off 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Need For Speed Edition Up For Grabs

    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...

  • 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

    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. The Thunderbird Concept, of course, came to life as the retro-themed production Thunderbird--with a few tweaks. The Concept's long rear-end is smoothly ensconced in a fiberglass tonneau, like the original Sports Roadster it's named after. Inside, the concept features a highly stylized interior with...

  • 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
    Bertone Concepts Split Up At 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Auction

    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...

  • 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

    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 their dream car in a variety of ways, including location, make/model, and VIN. The app has access to the 100,000+ current and past sales listed in Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market database, and offers a wide variety of photos for many listings. During our testing, the Classic Car Guide...

  • 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
    John Lennon, Movie Cars, & Autos Of Autocrats: CelebsAndCars' Week In Review

    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...

  • 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...

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