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  • Auction of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with VIN ending in 001 on January 18, 2019

    Following the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford has used the potent pony car to give back to charity. The automaker sold the build slot for the first production example, the car bearing a VIN ending in 001, for charity on Friday at Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The final bid was a cool $1.1 million, placed by Barrett-Jackson's own chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson. Both Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby, were present to help get the bids up. All proceeds...

  • 1930 Ford Model A by Classic Car Studio
    1930 Ford Model A hot rod roars into Barrett-Jackson for auction

    A one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a custom exterior with a steel interior, and there's a rival powertrain under the hood; it's sourced from Chrysler. If the hot-rodded Ford looks...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG with right-hand drive - Image via Best Heritage Auction
    Rare Mercedes 300SL with AMG upgrades heads for auction

    A deadly cocktail of shockingly poor taste and vast wealth led to the travesty that is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG. A total of 11 of them were built between 1996 and 2009, and now one is up for sale. The car is listed for sale at Best Heritage Auction and is one of only two built with right-hand...

  • 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta highlight Mecum Kissimmee auction

    The 2019 edition of Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida, auction will be filled with thousands of collector cars, but two, in particular, will grab the attention of enthusiasts. The auction will sell off a 1965 Ford GT40 Competition Prototype Roadster, one of two that survives today, and a 2016 Ferrari...

  • 1956 Ferrari 290 MM bearing chassis number 0628
    Ferrari 290 MM raced by Fangio, Hill and Moss sells for $22M at auction

    RM Sotheby's closed its final auction of the year with a high-profile Ferrari. A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM shattered into the record books with a hammer price of $22 million. With the sale price, it becomes one of the top 10 most valuable cars ever sold at auction. The particular car, chassis number...

  • The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake ever produced

    The only 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake has been consigned to the docket for Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction scheduled for February 3-13. As Mecum Auctions tells the car’s story, it was commissioned from Shelby American by tire maker Goodyear, which wanted to use the car as a test bed for its new Thunderbolt line of whitewall tires. Ford’s redesign of the Mustang for the 1967 model year meant there was room under the hood for the company’s 390cid big-block V8. Good enough for Ford, but not for Carroll Shelby, who opted instead of offer the...

  • Bruce Willis-owned 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck
    Buy hard: 1954 Chevrolet truck built for Bruce Willis up for auction

    A custom 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck built for and previously owned by action movie star Bruce Willis will hit the Barrett-Jackson auction block in January. The auction listing said the truck was built for the Die Hard star in the early 1990s. He owned it until November 2014, when he sold it to a...

  • 1958 BMW 507 Photo: Bonhams
    A BMW 507 owned by the man who designed it is headed to auction

    The BMW 507 is one rare bird, but if you're in the market for one your chance is coming up. A 1958 507 is headed to Bonhams' Bond Street Sale auction in the United Kingdom, and this particular example was owned at one point by the man who designed the car. Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, the car's...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • 1976 Porsche 935 by Kremer
    Porsche 935 by Kremer heads to auction

    A unique Porsche 911 Turbo will cross the auction block via RM Sotheby's at its Petersen Automotive Museum auction. This 1976 911 has been fitted with a 935 Group 5 racing package and remains in stellar condition. According to the consignment information, the 1976 911 was ordered by a well-known...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang bearing VIN 5F07U100002
    The first Mustang coupe Ford built heads to auction

    An original Ford Mustang billed as the first hard-top example is coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona running January 12-20, 2019. This is a 1965 Mustang coupe bearing a VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965...

  • 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition

    A 2017 Ford GT was sold at auction at the start of the year and managed to fetch $2.55 million from its winning bidder. Unlike some of the other GTs sold at auction, though, this one had Ford's full blessing as the proceeds were donated to charity. Now Ford has announced a second GT will be auctioned off for charity, this one a 2019 Heritage Edition example with the VIN ending in 001. Proceeds from the sale will go to support United Way for Southeastern Michigan which helps struggling families. The auction will take place during Barrett-Jackson's upcoming sale in Scottsdale, Arizona...

  • Steve McQueen's 1945 Willys Jeep MB
    Willys Jeep MB owned by Steve McQueen going to auction

    A 1945 Willys Jeep MB once owned by the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen, will soon be up for sale at an auction in England. “This car is a truly unrepeatable and unmissable opportunity for both car enthusiasts and movie fans alike and undoubtedly the star of the auction,” Adam...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar during RM Sotheby's auction - Image via Darin Schnabel
    Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 fetches almost $6M at auction

    For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Porsche's Project Gold 911 restomod sells for $3.1M

    In August, the wraps were pulled off a special 993-generation Porsche 911 Turbo built to celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the German sports car marque. Called Project Gold, the car featured the original body of a 993 911 but a new chassis and VIN and a whole host of other mods not...

  • 1956 Porsche 356 A “training chassis”
    Unique Porsche "training chassis" set for RM Sotheby’s auction

    A stripped-down 1956 Porsche 356 A “training chassis,” used by the legendary New York import-car dealer Max Hoffman to instruct his American mechanics, will be offered by RM Sotheby’s during the Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction in Atlanta. The bodywork was left off this 356 to...

  • 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo first owned by Walter Payton
    Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton's 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

    This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions

    The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you that this is the car that Ford sued Cena over late last year after the automaker determined that he flipped it shortly after taking delivery in September 2017. Recall, GT buyers had to sign a document stating that they would not sell the car for at least two years after delivery. Ford and Cena settled...

  • 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible once owned by Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird to be auctioned for first time

    A 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible once owned by Marilyn Monroe will roll across the auction block for the first time in November. The Raven Black T’bird was owned by the iconic American actress between 1955 and 1962, Julien’s Auctions said in a news release. The car has an estimated...

  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Bandit” recreation
    Trio of Burt Reynolds movie cars fetch $330,000 at auction, including "Bandit" Trans Am replica

    Following the passing of Burt Reynolds on September 6, a collection of the late actor's vehicles were put up for sale last week at Barrett-Jackson's auction in Las Vegas. Reynolds had been selling off cars from his collection in the years leading to his passing, with some of the proceeds going to...

  • four classic American cars that stood outside the replica 1955 McDonald’s restaurant
    McDonald’s Collection cars set for Mecum’s Chicago auction block

    The four classic American cars that stood outside the replica 1955 McDonald’s restaurant – known by the company as Store No. 1 – in Des Plaines, Illinois, have been consigned to Mecum’s auction in nearby Chicago. All 1955 models, the cars are lavishly restored, Mecum says...

  • Muhammad Ali's 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible
    Rolls-Royce once owned by Muhammad Ali hitting auction block

    A Rolls-Royce once owned by late boxing legend Muhammad Ali will hit the auction block at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Belgium early next month. The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward convertible was bought by the champ, at the time still known by his birth name of Cassius Clay, in...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owned by Michael Andretti
    Buy Michael Andretti's barely used Dodge Demon

    If someone gifted you a car, would you drive it? I assume you would. Especially if that car happens to be an 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Michael Andretti has access to all sorts of cars, so when he's given a Demon he doesn't need to drive it. That's why his car is heading to auction...

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