British Offerings at 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach Sale

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (photo: Brian Henniker)

A selection of English automobiles will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach sale, to be staged August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The entries include a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback with ties to James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Tyrone Power’s one-of-a-kind 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Two-Seater Drophead Coupe with coachwork … [Read more...]

Works Jaguar C-Type at 2015 RM Monterey

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

A 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight, chassis number XKC 052, will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Monterey auction, to be held August 13–15 in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. XKC 052 is the first ever offering of a Works Lightweight example at public auction. The second of just three factory lightweight C-Types built and clothed entirely in thin-gauge aluminum, XKC 052 boasts a … [Read more...]

Le Mans Winner at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1982 Porsche 956 (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Porsche 956 that won the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours will be among the headline entries at the Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The 956 was developed for the new Group C regulations by engineer Norbert Singer and developed by Porsche in-house at their motorsport facility in Weissach. The 956 and its successor, … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

A pair of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction, scheduled for Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Among the Ferrari consignments, the 1959 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta has to be the standout entry. Offered from an American collection, chassis number 1519 GT is one of the … [Read more...]

Peter Klutt Collection at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

Peter Klutt Collection (photo: Brian Henninger)

The Peter Klutt Collection will be among the headline offerings at the Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction, scheduled for August 15-16 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California. The lots from the Peter Klutt Collection will be offered without reserve. "I am thrilled to offer the Peter Klutt Collection,” said David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. … [Read more...]

Pinnacle Portfolio Offered at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

The Pinnacle Portfolio Group Shot

The "most significant and valuable private automobile collection ever presented at auction" will headline the RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 sale, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center in California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Called ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio: A rare collective of automotive distinction’, the consignment of post-war sports cars comprises … [Read more...]

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...]