Scottsdale is again readying for the arrival of thousands of enthusiasts expected to attend the annual classic and vintage car auctions that begin on January 25th, 2016. While we don’t generally lease cars under $50,000, you’ll find plenty north of that figure at all of these auctions.
Join Vintage Rallies in 2016 and drive superb roads in the Texas Hill Country, Adirondacks and Great Smoky Mountains. Experience grand hotels, plus avant garde resorts. Our friendly group of enthusiasts frequent gourmet restaurants, fascinating places to visit, and private collections not open to the public.
When was the last time an auto-show introduction knocked your socks off? Chances are, you already saw the car on the Internet days before. Journalists and patrons at the Geneva Motor Show in 1966 had no such spoilers to dampen the thrill of seeing the Lamborghini P400 for the first time. Five decades later, the Lamborghini P400 Miura is appreciated as both a landmark sports car and design.
Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Florida starts this month’s auctions off strong. With over 3000 classic and collector cars running the gamut from Ford to Ferrari, this auction won’t disappoint. If you’re looking to bid, contact Premier today to get pre-approved. Here are our Sales Manager’s top picks that promise to turn heads.
Car collectors may remember the year 2013 for two of the highest auction prices ever paid for automobiles. Among such breathtaking figures, the $1.16-million sale of another 1967 sports car might have gone unnoticed, except for one thing: it was the highest amount ever paid for a Japanese car, a 1967 Toyota 2000 GT.
Recently I posted a photograph on a social media site of my ‘classic’ car collection circa 2007. It struck me for a two reasons. First, was that I remembered the day vividly. The second was that I was struck by how different each was from the other: a 1950 ‘Crosley-Gardner Special, a 1952 Lancia Ardea, a 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider and a 1969 Lamborghini Islero.
Maybe there are some “Spinal Tap” fans at Porsche, because they took the 911 GT3, already the closest thing to a racecar in the 911 fleet, and pushed this road/track model to 11 to create the Porsche GT3 RS. RS, in Porsche-speak, is rennsport (racing). If you’re not yet a member of a track, the 911 GT3 RS is the car that may compel you to join.
For over ten years, Festivals of Speed has earned its spot at the apex of auto shows in the Southeastern United States. However, with a golf tournament and preshow reception benefitting The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, this December’s Festivals of Speed in Orlando will be much more than just a “car show.”