What better prelude to the 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance® than to buy a car (or few cars) from the auctions held in conjunction with this pinnacle event? If you’re bidding or selling, the action is at the auctions, of course. We’ve assembled the auction itinerary here and selected some highlights from the Bonhams, Broad Arrow, Gooding & Company, Mecum, and RM Sotheby’s sales.
The “Elkhart Collection” is no more. RM Sotheby’s offered all of them at no reserve and brought in $44.3m. The top sale was a 1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta by Vignale, which brought in $2.8m, followed by 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia $2.04m.
Only 142 Arnolt-Bristols were ever produced, 130 of which made it to consumers. The 1956 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Roadster by Bertone will be offered at the RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection sale this weekend, Oct. 23-24. The pre-sale estimate is $325,000-$375,000.
Bonhams Amelia Island Auction offers an array of classics and modern exotics from around the world that are sure to encourage enthusiastic bidding.
In 1991, writer/racer Rich Taylor and his wife, artist/photographer Jean Constantine, drove a Lancia on Italy’s Mille Miglia Storica to do an article for Town & Country magazine. When they returned, they decided to organize a similar vintage sports car rally in America.