Model Masterpiece: 1965 Shelby GT350R

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The first 1965 Shelby GT350R, a star-studded racing steed with a trophy case of documented history, sold for $3.85m at Mecum’s Indy sale this month. This is just 7 months after the “Bullitt” Mustang movie car sold for a $3.75m, breaking that record. The $3.8m GT350R was one of 36 such cars built for the track. Other GT350R models are hardly cheap dates, with selling prices around the $1m mark in recent years.

Model Perspective: McLaren 765LT

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No, we did not transpose the numbers “675” and “765.” Earlier this year, McLaren introduced its latest lightweight, track-focused model, the 765LT. That’s not to be confused with the 675LT, introduced in 2015. The first deliveries are expected in October, starting at about $375,000. Here’s a closer look.

Model Masterpiece: Lotus Esprit

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Featured in the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, the Lotus Espirit is a classic car that was once turned into a submarine. It was a badass-looking wedge-shaped road missile that captured the spirit of the mid 1970s.

Model Masterpiece: Ferrari Testarossa

The Ferrari Testarossa burst onto the scene for 1985, starring in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson. It competed against Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck, his famous mustache and Ferrari 308 GTS. The Testarossa is an iconic 1980s wild child that belongs in every Ferrari collection.

Model Masterpiece: L88 Corvette

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Mecum Auction House is selling a twofer 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 at its Glendale, AZ auction this Saturday, March 14. Pre-estimates for 1967 L88s, can command well over $1m, the rarest with just 20 made. The more “common” 1968-1969 models draw less impressive sums, but remain a powerful draw for collectors. Mecum sold a pair of 1969 L88 Vettes, both Tuxedo Black, for $990k at its Kissimmee, FL sale this past January.