Ford vs Ferrari’s racecar sports hero Carroll Shelby is know for beating the racing establishment with simpler, less expensive and sometimes cruder machinery. He got his racing start driving other peoples’ cars and went on to build a business empire that has continued and grown beyond his death.
25 supercars and luxury models were confiscated by Swiss authorities from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and sold at Bonhams auction in Switzerland last month.
At its Amelia Island auction, Gooding & Company will offer an exemplary rendition of this ultra-rare and prized Ferrari, a 1956 410 Superamerica Series I that’s had only three owners and under 7,500 miles from new. It has been restored twice. The pre-sale estimate is $5m-$6m.
The entire F50 is built like a sports racer. The central tub is made from carbon fiber, while the body uses a carbon fiber, Kevlar and Nomex honeycomb. As in an F1 car, the engine, transmission and differential are mounted as a structural unit to which the suspension, elements of the composite body and even the rear bumper are attached.
In 2015, Concorso Italiano will once again be a key event of Monterey Automobile Week. Concorso Italiano’s unique format features more than 800 vehicles of Italian origin, and this year includes a reunion gathering for over twenty 250 GTE owners.
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.