The 8th annual Russo and Steele “Monterey Sports and Muscle at the Marriott” automobile auction will be held August 14th – 16th in downtown Monterey at the Marriott Hotel.
While still accepting consignments, Russo and Steele have already put together a strong and diverse set of cars for their annual Monterey auction. Here are three of our early favorites:
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3012 Roadster
As one of the finest Shelby American automobiles, the ex-Lothar Motschenbacher 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra Full Competition offered is an absolutely beautiful example is one of only 22 full competition models to leave the factory. Motschenbacher successfully campaigned this car in the ’65 USRRC Championships against Ken Miles in the factory 427 and Jim Hall’s legendary Chaparrals. A year later, Elvis Presley and CSX 3012 co-starred in the hit movie “Spinout.” From the fame this added to both Shelby and the music legend, CSX 3012 was to be known as The King’s race car for all time. This Cobra includes complete ownership history and thorough documentation. Further, it features a concours-quality restoration and continues to achieve significant awards on both the show-field as well as the track.
1966 Bizzarrini Strada 5300 Coupe
The 1967 Bizzarrini Strada 5300 Coupé offered for sale is a stunning restoration inside and out. Finished in silver with a black suede interior, this 5300 Strada represents the ultimate in period Italian automotive styling with the bulletproof reliability and proven performance of the Chevrolet small-block. Under the hood, finned Corvette valve covers and a quartet of Weber DCOEs represent the business-end of this take-no-prisoners Gran Touring coupé, while inside the low-slung doors, the interior is finished in fine black suede, cloth and carpet set off only by a few instruments and a beautiful wood steering wheel. Among the most exotic of Giotto Bizzarrini’s creations throughout his entire career and eligible for countless Italian and European sports car events, this grand sports car requires only a new owner to complete its finest points.
1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’
This rare and early model of the LP400 Periscopio is finished in the most desirable color combination of Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior. Correct and immaculate in every respect inside and out, the LP400 is the iconic representative of the original breathtaking production supercar that continued to wow young and old for years to come. Properly maintained and fully serviced by its current owner, it is as mechanically sound as it is visually stunning in all respects. Whether your intention is to drive this amazing icon of Italian performance or merely admire it within your collection, there are few finer early Lamborghinis anywhere to rival this immaculate Countach.
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