It’s good to be king, because then you can order yourself a custom-built car like the Maserati made for the Shah of Iran in 1959. The monarch and budding car collector requested that Maserati build a special car by installing the V-8 engine from its 450S racecar into the 3500 GT production coupe. The result was the 170-mph 5000 GT. Maserati made 34 with bodies by various coachbuilders. At its Amelia Island auction, Bonhams is offering one of the 22 with bodies by Allemano, a restoration candidate with a pre-sale estimate of $500K-$800K
Auto Finance News reports on overall demand and average price for luxury and exotic vehicles have continued to increase since 2012. Over that five-year period, Ferraris, Porsches, McLarens, Aston Martins, and Lamborghinis have continued as the most popular exotic marques.
Check out the most highly anticipated cars at the RM Sotheby’s Auction this year, hand-picked for you by industry professionals. Includes Modern, Classic, and even Prewar cars.