Upon hearing that a fastback coupe powered by a Ford big-block V8 sold for $173,600 at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in Monterey, you might think, “Must be a Shelby.” The car was, however, something completely different, yet distantly related: a 1971 AC 428 coupe.
The “Elkhart Collection” is no more. RM Sotheby’s offered all of them at no reserve and brought in $44.3m. The top sale was a 1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta by Vignale, which brought in $2.8m, followed by 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia $2.04m.
Can you see yourself behind the wheel? Gooding lists a pre-sale estimate of $225,000-$275,000. This Facel Vega HK500 features upgrades for easier driving include dual-circuit power brakes and modern in-dash air-conditioning. It recently won awards at several California Concours d’Elegance.