Model Masterpiece: 1952 Jaguar C-Type

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The C-Type is an ideal example of an automotive icon, hence the inclusion of a 1952 version in RM|Sotheby’s “Icons” auction scheduled for December 6 in New York. This particular example, chassis XKC 007, is the seventh of 53 cars in the chassis number sequence and has the ninth body constructed. Its provenance includes SCCA racing history in the hands of the legendary Phil Hill. The pre-sale estimate is $5.5-$7m.

Model Perspective: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

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The 2019 Vantage is based on Aston Martin’s new bonded-aluminum vehicle architecture, sharing some structural elements with the new DB11. The stance is more muscular, meaner even, than the outgoing Vantage.

Model Masterpiece: 1952 Chrysler d’Elegance

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Debuting at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1952, the d’Elegance went on the auto show circuit in the U.S. Afterward, Chrysler shipped it back to Ghia, which sold it to a relative of a Chrysler executive, who imported the car back to the U.S. Collector James Colee bought the car 1955 and

Model Perspective: Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

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Rolls-Royce has been using the Phantom name since 1925, although not continuously. The name was in later years reserved for the factory limos, until the first new Rolls created under the BMW umbrella arrived in 2003 and took on the name. That car went through a Series 2 update, but again, we are now calling that car the Phantom VII.

Model Perspective: 2018 Porsche 911T

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One must wonder if Porsche doles out year-end bonuses based not only on sales, but also on how many different variants of the 911 the development team can come up with. The recent introduction of the 2018 911T brings the number to 23 currently available in the U.S.