Unique American Classics join Bonhams' inaugural automobile auction next week in Boca Raton, Florida
2013 Viper GTS Launch Edition Dodge
2013 MP4-12C SPIDER McLaren
2012 Mulsanne Convertible Concept Bentley
1981 Corniche II Rolls-Royce
1977 633CSi BMW
1973 Fidia ISO
1973 911 RS Carrera Porsche
1972 Turbo Concept BMW
1972 M19C McLaren
1971 911 Porsche
| In just a few days Bonhams' anticipated automobile auction will take place at Florida's elegant Boca Raton Resort & Club. Held in conjunction with the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance, the auction will host an impressive line-up of collectors' automobiles from around the world.
In addition to the many headlining European cars, Bonhams has consigned many American cars of noteworthy status.
The immaculately restored 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton (pictured) is a car that can only be described in superlatives. The Model J was considered the best of the marque and quite simply the 'World's Finest Motor Car' in its day. The epitome of luxury, power and style, Duesenbergs were never commonplace and this particular car underscores this image, carrying the added distinction of belonging to E.L. Cord's wife and appearing in several Hollywood movies.
With its wood paneling and convertible top, few cars are more representative of post-WWII affluence and Americana than the 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible. Meticulously maintained to exacting standards, this is a gorgeous example of a legendary woody.
| One of the World's Most Valuable, Single-Owner Ferraris to be Sold to Aid Charitable Causes• RM Auctions offers stunning Ferrari 275 GTB/4 N.A.R.T Spyder at its Monterey, California, sale, August 16–17 during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance week|
• One of the most desirable road going Ferraris built, and one of only 10 cars produced; sale proceeds to be donated to charitable foundation
• Chassis 10709 has been in the same family's ownership from new
• Frequently updated list of entries for RM's flagship Monterey auction available online at rmauctions.com
|Italian Racing Classics Lead Gooding & Company's 10th AnniversarySANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 4, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will be hosting the 10th Anniversary sale of the Pebble Beach Auctions on August 17 and 18. This year Gooding & Company offers an early preview of some of the most highly sought after and rapidly amassing value collectible – the distinguished Italian race car. Auction highlights include a....|
| Historic Jaguar D-Type Leads Growing List of Significant Entries for RM's Monterey Sale• RM Auctions building towards a spectacular roster of cars for its flagship Monterey sale held during the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance motoring week, August 16–17, in California |
• Historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type leads a superb roster of the world's finest sports and racing cars poised for the RM podium
• Additional star lots include a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Spider, a 1950 Ferrari 166 Touring Barchetta, a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico and a 1953 Masera....
| 50 ANNI DI PASSIONE FERRARI CLUB OF AMERICA RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA FOR 50th ANNIVERSARYELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 11, 2013 - This summer the Ferrari Club of America is returning to Elkhart Lake, Wis., and Road America to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a special International Meet. From July 30 to August 4 the club will honor its heritage as the oldest recognized and, by magnitudes, the largest Ferrari club in the world with over 5,200 members from across all of Canada and the US. |
50 Anni di Passione, 50 years of passion, is the year long theme for the Ferrari Club ....
|Car Guy Nation Aston Martin Raises $2,000 For Breast Cancer Research(White Plains, New York) June 11, 2013: Even racecars need some time off. The Car Guy Nation Aston Martin Vantage GT4 spent last weekend at the Vigneto Rally (www.vignetorally.com) and managed to rustle up a hefty donation for breast cancer research. Limited to 200 people, this exotic car cruise began with hot laps at New Jersey Motorsports Park then toured New Jersey wineries in a scavenger hunt-like challenge. Despite gloomy weather, the weekend wrapped up with a 'Vintner's Luncheon'....|
|Cars Of The Great Gatsby Era To Be Showcased At The 12Th Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring FestivalHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, will showcase an exhibit of cars that could have been a part of Jay Gatsby's very own collection during the festivities on Hilton Head Island November 2-3, 2013. Inspired by the opulence portrayed in The Great Gatsby, the exhibit will feature one of the major ingredients of the larger than life Gatsby....|
| The World's most valuable Austin-Healey restored to its former glory unveiled at BonhamsNOJ 393 – the ex-Works 1953-55 Austin-Healey Special Test Car/100S – realized a world record £843,000 when sold by Bonhams in December 2011, despite being untouched since the 1960s and presenting in 'barn find' state. Now, after a comprehensive and sympathetic restoration by marque specialists in Australia, NOJ 393 has returned home.|
The story of NOJ 393 is well known. It was one of the Works Special Test Cars that ran in the 1953 Le Mans 24-Hours, later became the 100S prototype – racing at ....
| Bonhams auction at the Spa Classic realizes €3.4 million in its debut yearHighlights include top prices for several Ferraris, and for a Lamborghini Miura that was factory restored under the supervision of Valentino Balboni.|
Some of the fastest production cars of the 1960s and 1970s went under the hammer at the inaugural Bonhams auction during the Spa Classic weekend on Saturday 25th May, realizing a total of almost €3.4 million.
Leading the way was Lot 20, a 1964 Ferrari 275GTB Berlinetta offered with well-documented period competition history, which sold well a....