Six Decades Of Ferrari At Mecum's Daytime Auction
| 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Headlines Select Offering of Italian Illuminati
Mecum Auctions will present its 4th annual Monterey Daytime Auction, Aug. 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course, featuring some of finest machines Ferrari has ever produced headlined by a 1954 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti.
By turns part of the Engelbert Stieger, Brando Wang, Walter Burani and Roberto Crippa collections, 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Scaglietti S/N 0462MD (Lot S97) has been campaigned extensively for many years at the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, the Monterey Historic Races and the Mille Miglia rally. This great Ferrari sports racer has been maintained for years by GTO Engineering in the UK and displays a charming patina that serves as testament to its extensive racing career. It is always welcome at prestigious events around the world and remains very competitive in its vintage class.
A fully-documented factory alloy Longnose version retaining its original matching-numbers three-carburetor V-12 engine and drivetrain, the 1966 275 GTB Alloy Berlinetta S/N 08143 (Lot S95) was sold new in Rome, Italy. Reconditioned and detailed in 2011, its original V-12 engine was completely rebuilt by Ferrari expert John Hajduk, with final sorting and chassis detailing by Chris Campbell of Vintage Connection in Oklahoma City. Their combined talents were rewarded with Best in Class in the Sports Cars 1960-1973 category at the Concours d'Elegance of Texas.
| BMW's 'BATMOBILES' SET FOR 19th ANNUAL AMELIA CONCOURSScheduled to appear in the 19th Annual Amelia Concours' BMW 3.0 CSL 'batmobile class' are not only the 1975 Sebring 12 Hour and '76 Daytona 24 winners, but Alexander Calder's 1975 Le Mans 3.0 CSL with his trademark signature on the left rear fender.|
BMW's 'Batmobile' racers were glorious mutants. They arrived from Europe wearing a frosting of giant wings, huge fender boxes and big spoilers, all powered by a 430 hp straight-six engine that made a glorious noise and propelled BMW's luxury cou....
| 400TH BUGATTI VEYRON SOLD – THE VEYRON BEGINS ITS FINAL LAPJust 50 models of the super sports car are still available|
• 400th Veyron is a Grand Sport Vitesse 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' of the six-part edition 'Les Légendes de Bugatti'
• Head of Bugatti Wolfgang Schreiber, 'A unique success story about the most exclusive and luxurious super sports car brand in the world'
Molsheim, 5 December 2013. Bugatti has sold its 400th Veyron. Since the production run of the Veyron and its variants is limited to just 450 models, thi....
|JAGUAR LAND ROVER REPORTS U.S. SALES FOR NOVEMBER 2013• Jaguar Land Rover North America increases 37 percent in November, for its best November sales result since 2005 |
• Jaguar continues industry-leading growth streak with 103 percent growth in November on new XF and XJ All Wheel Drive models and F-TYPE sales
• Land Rover brand has its best ever November sales increasing 25 percent on strong Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque demand
(MAHWAH, NJ) - December 3, 2013 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported No....
| VOLUME AND VARIETY AT MECUM'S SECOND ANNUAL ANAHEIM AUCTIONWalworth, Wis. - November 27, 2013 -- Mecum Auctions returned to Anaheim, Calif., for its second annual auction at the Anaheim Convention Center and with spectators and bidders pouring in, total sales reached nearly $14 million. With 812 vehicles crossing Mecum's block Nov. 21-23, 412 hammered sold with deals continuing to be made in the Bid Goes On department.|
Mecum had originally anticipated a 750-car lineup, but the consignments came in droves bringing the run total to its impressiv....
| AUDI STARTS FROM SECOND ROW IN BAHRAIN• Fassler/Lotterer/Tréluyer fastest Audi driver team|
• In qualifying, Audi was in front of Toyota five times in the 2013 season
• Optimum use of tires will be decisive in Saturday's finale
Ingolstadt/Bahrain, November 29, 2013 – In the last qualifying session of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi had to admit defeat in Bahrain. The World Championship winning squad will start the race from positions three and four.
In the final qualifying session in Bahrai....
| RM Auctions and Sotheby's Stun the Market with Incredible $63 Million 'Art of the Automobile' Sale in New York• RM Auctions and Sotheby's momentous Art of the Automobile auction generates $62,797,500 of sales in two hours of furious bidding|
• Records tumble with the historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti achieving $14,300,000 while the stunning 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi sells for $7,150,000
• 93 percent of all lots sold to an international audience of bidders representing 17 countries
• Full results are available online at www.rmauctions.c....
|VOLKSWAGEN TO ROLL-OUT 'BUMPER-TO-BUMPER' STRATEGY FOR ALTERNATIVE POWERTRAIN CARS• Carmaker to electrify vehicles in all segments; up to 40 models in line-up as demand rises |
• Think Blue. Factory. program ahead of schedule
Los Angeles - The Volkswagen Group has outlined its global strategy for the launch of vehicles with alternative powertrains. The Group's Commissioner for Electric Drive Systems, Dr. Rudolf Krebs, said at a sustainability workshop at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday: 'We are going to electrify all segments. In plants equipped ....