Auction

  • 1968 Maserati Ghibli barn find - image: Silverstone Auctions

    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 four-cam V-8 engine, rated at an impressive 330 horsepower. Despite the car’s heavy steel body (giving it a curb weight of some 3,400 pounds), it could still dash from 0-60 mph in under seven seconds, on the way to a top speed of 154 mph. The car’s good looks probably sold more units than...

  • 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 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

    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 in Japan, though it appears whoever bought it is now selling it off once again. This particular F1 GTR has chassis number ‘028R’ and was the last one of its kind to be built by McLaren, though it originally started out life as chassis number '027R' and was later rebuilt after being...

  • 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
    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
    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

    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 price. Yes, you read that right. This 1970 Hemi Cuda, with just 17,729 miles on the clock, will set you back the price of roughly 1.5 limited-edition Bugatti Veyrons. What makes this car so special? It was rare when it was built, and it has a storied history in Trans-Am racing at the hands of legends...

  • 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
    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

    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 who agreed to pay $67,900 on eBay for the Big O's 1996 Bentley Azure. On the off-chance that you are that bidder, however, you have our congratulations. The Azure is fully loaded (like its former owner), and it was listed in "very good" condition, although it looks better than that from the photos...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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