The letters on your modern car’s trunk lid might have no real meaning, but the “S” on the back of a classic Porsche 911 signified a major performance upgrade over the standard car. Porsche’s marketing for the original 911S cautioned, “This is no car for a novice.” The 911S rewarded skilled drivers while being known to put a scare into those unfamiliar with its handling traits. RM Sotheby’s is offering a rare concours-restored 1968 911S at no reserve at its Amelia Island auction in March. Expect hot bidding.
It’s a sure sign of Spring when four legendary marques roll out their new supercars. Here’s what to look as the flowers begin to bloom: Maserati’s MC20, Porsche’s 911 Turbo S, the Lotus Eletra (“the world’s first hyper SUV EV), and Ferrari’s Purosangue. Get all the details here.
Lime Rock Park boasts one of the most beautiful natural settings of any race track, precisely because it’s located in the beautiful Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Rich Taylor of Vintage Rallies’ favorite loop will take you throughout Litchfield County, into neighboring New York State and the Berkshire Mountains of southwestern Massachusetts.
A Porsche enthusiast picked up a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera that has been beautifully preserved at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction. It only has 41,000-miles, is painted in Guards Red and sold for $137,200. This version of the 911 Carrera was a critical link in the 911’s evolution that contributed to the model’s ongoing success.
At the Amelia Island Concours auctions this month, Bonhams has a 1971 model Mercedes-Benz 280SL up for grabs, with an older restoration and a pre-sale estimate of $90k-$110k.
On Friday March 6, 2020, the 4th annual Werks Reunion Amelia Island will present an amazing array of rare classic Porsche automobiles and current models. The day includes judging, a corral of cars, viewings and events. Best of all, the PCA Werks Reunion is free for spectators to attend!
The 2005-2006 Ford GT was an homage to Ford’s 1960s endurance racecars, but intended for the street. One is currently up for auction in Scottsdale at Gooding & Company, featuring Carroll Shelby’s signature on the dashboard.
At the 2020 Scottsdale Auction, RM Sotheby’s is offering a 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta that happens be one of the 70 offered with a 70th-Anniversary livery. It is just 109 miles from new. The pre-sale estimate is $400k-$450k.
The first mid-engine Corvette is finally going into production in February. The $59,995 base price seems almost unbelievable until you remember that Chevrolet will make it up in volume.