For those who have ever argued whether the 1968-1974 Dino was a “real” Ferrari, rest assured, it is. The debate was rooted in Enzo Ferrari’s decision to name the sports car for his son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who died in 1956. The young engineer had provided inspiration and technical input for a race-winning V6 engine that, a decade later, powered this pivotal road car in the Ferrari lineage. It was the exotic automaker’s first mid-engine model and the progenitor of a line that continues today. Recent near-million-dollar auction sales for Dinos have drawn attention.
Gooding and Company Monterey addition has many great cars on display, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Mercedes-Benzs, Bentleys, Porshces, and Maseratis. See which ones are our favorites.
The Lamborghini Jalpa revamped the basic Urraco platform, keeping the Silhouette’s two-seat, targa-roof layout. Originally priced at $60,000 in 1980, one sold at RM Sotheby’s Palm Beach online auction for $99,000. With just 410 made and 100 sent to the U.S., it’s not something you normally see at a Cars and Coffee.
The last of the three top-tier auction in Scottsdale, Gooding & Company’s well-curated docket will ensure the week ends on a high note. Highlights include a Shelby 289 Cobra and Ferrari 275 GTB/4.
Nearly five decades after their joint venture produced offspring, Ferrari was “spun off” from Fiat to raise cash for the latter. The resulting car, arguably one of the most beautiful Pininfarina designs and arguably one of Ferrari’s best sports cars, carried only “Dino” badges from the factory.
Auctions America has been named the official auction house of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. From American classics to European sports cars, the weekend’s auction will span the spectrum of the market, shining spotlights on examples of excellence in automotive styling and engineering.
This weekend, Paris France will host their Artcurial Motorscars Auction on June 22nd. Here are selections from Industry Professionals of the most anticipated cars at the auction, from vintage Ferrari’s to Pre-war Bugatti’s and Mercedes.