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.
The Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Berlinetta are 50 A3/C-based road cars, named after its 5.3-litre Chevrolet V-8 engine and Grand Touring purpose. Giotto Bizzarrini remains a living legend today at age 93.
The Grifo was a rarity, with 402 built from 1964-1974 in several versions. The car was actually the first of that series and the show car for that year’s Turin Auto Show. And to think, it all began with a little bubble car.
To do something completely different, after a dozen years rallying around Western Virginia and West Virginia, we moved Mountain Mille 300 miles South. The rally took place just a week after Hurricane Matthew, but the storm affected coastal North Carolina and not the western mountains. Even better, the weather for the rally was perfect.
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.