The Gooding & Company Scottsdale auction in January will offer a 1973 911 T Targa, one of 1,300 made for the U.S., with 21,000 documented original miles. Offered with no reserve, the car has a pre-sale estimate of $130k-$160k.
Eight-figure prices for Ferraris are usually associated with Monterey or Scottsdale auctions, but the second-highest auction price for 2018, $22,000,500, went for a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM at the RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum auction in December.
Aston Martin’s SUV, called DBX, is arriving late next year. The company recently released the first official photos of the vehicle, and even though it was covered in camouflage (plus sponsorship decals), the distinctive shape comes through.
From that group came remarkably fast and stunningly beautiful machines, the Intermeccanica Italia certainly fits both descriptions. Its connection to America includes both the Ford powertrain and its designer. Like many of the Euro-American “hybrids,” its production followed a bumpy road.
The RS America was one for the purists, and just 701 were made. The upshot today: Hagerty shows an average value of $204,000 for an “excellent” condition RS America, or about four times the average value for an “excellent” condition Carrera 2 of the same vintage.
You knew it was coming. Ferrari’s introduction of the 488 Pista Spider at Pebble Beach this August followed the coupe version introduced last March. It’s been Ferrari’s pattern to offer stripped-down track versions of its mid-engine V8 models since the 360 Challenge Stradale 15 years ago.
Google “Lancia Stratos revival” and a number of stories pop up, giving you an idea of the enthusiasm still burning for this 40+ year-old sports car. The revivals never seem to happen, but the originals keep on generating more and more interest.