|EX-CHRIS EVANS FERRARI, ‘TOP 10' AND A RILEY ELF WITH A CRIMINAL PAST HEAD BARONS' JULY 17TH SANDOWN PARK SALE|
|A 1989 Ferrari 328GTS which was formerly part of the collection of Ferrari aficionado extraordinaire, Chris Evans, heads the entry for Barons' sale at Sandown Park on Tuesday July 17th. Other notable lots in a wide-ranging entry list include the registration number 'TOP 10' and a Riley Elf that was once used as the getaway car in an armed robbery… The stunning bright red Ferrari 328GTS, one of the last ABS-equipped examples of this model, has covered just 25,000 miles over its lifetime. It comes complete with a comprehensive service record documenting services at 1,500, 5,316, 7,550, 7,664, 15,666, 17,049, 18,926, 19,634, 22,569, and 23,059 miles! It carries an estimate of £32,000-£36,000. Barons' Managing Director Laurence Sayers Gillan said, 'Chris Evans is now arguably as famous for his incredible collection of Ferraris as he is as a media personality. Any car that has come from his collection will have received the most detailed care and attention, and we are delighted to be offering the 328GTS at Sandown Park.' Another headline lot is the registration number 'TOP 10' – highly appropriate for a sale that includes a car once owned by a famous DJ. The guide price, for any bidder thinking of putting this registration number at the top of their own personal hit parade, is £20,000-30,000. The 1969 Riley Elf MKIII has covered 57,000 miles and been in the care of a single owner from new. Used as a local runabout in Westminster, where it was always parked in the underground car park when not in use, it has experienced one spectacularly exciting episode in an otherwise genteel life. In the early 1970s it was stolen from outside its owner's home in central London and used as the getaway car in an armed robbery. It was recovered completely undamaged, the only souvenir of its adventure being a bullet left on the back seat! The sale also includes a fabulous restoration project for E-type Jaguar fans. The 1967 Series 1 1/2 4.2 FHC was discovered some time ago, along with a second E-type, in a Battersea garage, where it had been stored since 1984. When the vendor acquired it, restoration had already begun, but the vendor has since decided that he lacks the time to complete the project, which progressed little since he bought the car. £8,000-10,000. Barons' entry list should appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts. First-time classic buyers could be tempted by the 1966 MG Midget (£2,500-£3,500), the 1978 MGB roadster (£2,750-£3,500), the 1981 Triumph Spitfire 1500 (£3,250-4,000), or perhaps the 1989 BMW 320i Cabriolet (£1,500-2,000). American car buffs have three very fine 1960s' vehicles to choose from. The 1961 Chrysler 300G was bought and restored in 1997 by Chrysler UK, displayed in their head office and used for promotional and advertising purposes (£22,000-£25,000). The 1965 Ford Thunderbird Convertible has been in the same family ownership since new and comes complete with 45rpm record player (£17,000-20,000). And the 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Convertible is a fine example of the most rare variant of a hugely popular model (£21,500-£24,000). There is also a superb 1995 Bentley Continental R that has covered just 1,301 miles in the past seven years (£31,000-35,000), a very striking 1981 Ferrari 308GTSI (£28,500-31,000) and a particularly fine 1973 S3 V12 Jaguar E-type (£28,500-£38,500). The full list of cars on offer can be seen at www.barons-auctions.com. For further information please visit Barons' website, email email@example.com or call 08454 30 60 60.|
|Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction Ramps UpThe World's Largest Collector Car Auction Kicks Off On Super Tuesday, May 15, 2012|
The excitement and buzz continues to build as Dana Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic Auction is fast approaching. More than 2,000 vehicles and over 1,200 pieces of Road Art will take over the Indiana State Fairgrounds May 15-20, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mecum's famous annual Spring Classic auction has long been known as the collector car auction epicenter, and this year is no exception, as s....
|Barrett-Jackson Breaks Sales And Attendance Records At Its Spectacular 5th Annual Las Vegas AuctionThe World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ Brings Together Auto Enthusiasts from Near and Far|
Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it generated more than $23 million in sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics and Shelbys during its 5th annual Las Vegas auction. The auction company increased its overall hammer average from 2011, proving that the car market is stronger than ever. Automobilia sales reached m....
|Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions Grows 100% in 2013Russo and Steele adds Newport Beach and Las Vegas Auctions To Its 2013 Schedule|
Building upon over 13 years of success Russo and Steele is growing by 100% with the addition of two new auction events in 2013. The expansion to Newport Beach and Las Vegas in 2013 is a critical step for the auction company and its business growth. Drew Alcazar, owner of Russo and Steele, stated 'Both Scottsdale and Monterey have matured to what we feel exemplifies the Russo and Steele experience. Addin....
|Mini Cars Attract Mega Interest At RM's Record-Setting Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Sale• RM Auctions' highly anticipated Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum sale generates more than $9.1 million with 100 percent of all lots sold|
• Multi-day auction shines spotlight on microcar values with numerous new records set
• Top sellers: 1958 F.M.R. Tg 500 'Tiger' brings $322,000, a world record price for a microcar sold at auction; 1951 Reyonnah achieves a remarkable $184,000
• The world's smallest production car, the 1964 Peel P50, triples pre-sale estimate, realizing an impressive $120,750 ....
|One of the Three Final Cars Built by Famed Italian Engineer Giotto Bizzarrini To Be Offered at Russo and Steele's Highly Anticipated Monterey AuctionMonterey, California – As the engineer responsible for the design and development of some of the most successful and innovative racing and GT cars ever conceived, Giotto Bizzarrini remains one of the most revered names in motorsport history. Hailing from Livorno, Italy and eventually leaving Alfa Romeo for Ferrari where he began as a test driver and quickly rose to Chief Engineer, Bizzarrini collaborated with Carlo Chiti on the 250 Testa Rossa's V-12 engine and the 250 SWB, with his caree....|
|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
|Vicari Announces 4Th Annual New Orleans Classic Auto FestivalTwo-Day Event to Feature Rare Packards from the J. Gordon Farmer Estate|
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 200 classic and muscle cars at Auction during their 4th annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival, Aug. 9-10, 2013, at Mardi Gras World, LA.
Crossing the block this year are several rare vehicles from J. Gordan Farmer estate including a 1934 Packard Twelve Club Sedan and 1931 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Of the Packard's built in 1934....
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