Early Entries at 2015 RM Sotheby’s Monterey

1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey auction will be held August 14-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California. Approximately 150 collector cars will cross the block during RM's annual Monterey Classic Car Week sale. In addition to the previously announced Ferrari 275S / 340 America Barchetta, RM Sotheby's will also offer a Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spider Prototype and the original U.S.-specification … [Read more...]

Stirling Moss’ Porsche RS-61 Offered

1961 Porsche RS-61

A 1961 Porsche RS-61 currently owned by Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 sale, to be held June 26th at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. Sir Stirling Moss OBE famously bought this Porsche RS-61 (chassis 718-070) for $1,705,000 USD at the 2010 Gooding Amelia Island auction, less than one week after breaking both his ankles after falling three stories down … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 Auction

1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team Car (photo: Boris Adolf)

Bonhams announced a selection of early consignments for its annual Monterey Classic Car Week motorcar auction, scheduled for August 13-14, 2015 on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California. Following last year’s results of $108 million, including setting the record for the most valuable car ever sold at auction, this year's line-up will feature among others a 1948 Aston Martin 2-Liter Works Team … [Read more...]

Ferrari California Spider Joins 2015 RM Villa d’Este

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Tim Scott)

A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider will headline the RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 auction, scheduled for 23 May at Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy. The California Spider leads a roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, at the auction held during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. “The words ‘California Spider’ are synonymous with ‘La Dolce Vita’ and the finest motoring experience that … [Read more...]

New Bonhams Sale at Chantilly Concours

Chantilly Concours d'Elegance 2014

Bonhams continues its growth pattern with a new auction that will be staged 5 September 2015 on the grounds of Château de Chantilly in Chantilly, France. The new black tie evening sale will be held in association with the Chantilly Arts and Elegance Concours d'Elegance. Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motorcars, commented, “We’re delighted to announce this brand new and exclusive motoring sale, taking … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at RM Villa d’Este 2015

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Tim Scott / Fluid Images)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione joins the list of headline consignments for the RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 auction, to be staged 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Chassis 1953 GT will be offered as one of the stars lot at RM Sotheby’s biennial auction held during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Chassis 1953 GT is the 20th of 164 GT SWB Berlinetta Competiziones … [Read more...]

Ex-Works Aston Martin at Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015

Aston Martin Ulster Ex-Works

An ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster, chassis LM19, will headline the Bonhams Festival of Speed 2015 auction, scheduled for June 26th at the Goodwood House in Chichester, UK. The LM series of pre-war Aston Martin Works Team Cars were individually numbered from LM1 to LM23. As the initials indicate, they were produced to challenge the world’s best in the annual Le Mans 24-hour race. … [Read more...]

Mecum Houston 2015 – Auction Preview

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona (photo: Jeremy Cliff)

A strong selection of automobiles will be featured at the Mecum Houston 2015 sale, scheduled for April 9-11 at the NRG Park (formerly Reliant Center) in Houston, Texas. Mecum’s fourth annual event will see 1,000 cars cross the auction block, ranging from American muscle cars, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more. Mecum's 2015 Houston auction will feature three private collections including 45 cars … [Read more...]

Bugatti Type 57C at Bonhams Greenwich 2015 Auction

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Cabriolet

A supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff will headline the Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction, scheduled for May 31 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Introduced in 1934, the Type 57 represented a new era for the company under the direction of Jean Bugatti, son of “Le Patron,” Ettore Bugatti. … [Read more...]

Ferrari 275S / 340 America at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1950 Ferrari 275S-340 America Barchetta (photo: Darin Schnabel)

A 1950 Ferrari 275S / 340 America, chassis 0030 MT, will be among the headline entries at the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 14-15 in California’s Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Classic Car Week. Born as one of only two 275S barchettas built, chassis 0030 MT was campaigned by the Ferrari factory and driven by Italian racing driver Alberto Ascari in the 1950 Mille Miglia. It was then … [Read more...]

New RM Auctions and Sotheby’s Partnership

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Sotheby's and RM Auctions announced a new formal partnership that will see Sotheby's acquire a 25 percent ownership interest in the collector car auction company, which will now be known as RM Sotheby's. Sotheby's and RM Auctions have previously collaborated on a number of sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the November 2013 Art of the Automobile auction in New York, which achieved nearly … [Read more...]

Featured at RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015

1955 Jaguar D-Type (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1955 Jaguar D-Type, chassis no. XKD 530, is among the latest highlights for the RM Auctions Amelia Island 2015 sale, to be held March 14th at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the single-day RM Auctions sale will see 100 automobiles and select memorabilia cross the block, including 14 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 … [Read more...]

Ferraris at Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of Ferrari sports cars will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2015, scheduled for Friday, March 13 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. Among the Ferraris heading to Amelia Island include a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 recently discovered and debuting for the first time at a public sale, a white over red 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, a … [Read more...]

Featured Offerings at Gooding Amelia Island 2015

1956 Maserati 200 SI (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

A selection of sports and racing cars will be among the consignments at the Gooding and Company Amelia Island Auction 2015, scheduled for Friday, March 13 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida. The headline 1956 Maserati 200 SI occupies a place of distinction in the evolution of Maserati sports racing cars, not only because it was the first 200 S chassis produced, but also due to its service as the … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at RM Villa d’Este 2015

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

A 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring, chassis number 0158 ED, will headline the RM Auctions Villa d'Este 2015 sale, scheduled for 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy as the official auction house of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. “While many early Ferraris were campaigned hard by their first owners, few emerged largely unscathed from the rigors of competition. 0158 ED is one … [Read more...]