The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Continues its Record of Uninterrupted Success Established in 1996 and now celebrating its 26th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance remains one of the finest and longest-running events of its kind in North America. Founded by Bill Warner and his tireless team of volunteers, “The Amelia,” as the event […]
The Lamborghini Miura introduction at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show was indeed a tough act to follow, let alone surpass, but Lamborghini did just that five years later. At the ‘’71 Geneva show, the marque unveiled both the higher-performance Miura SV and its eventual successor, the Countach.
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 Ferrari Testarossa burst onto the scene for 1985, starring in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson. It competed against Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck, his famous mustache and Ferrari 308 GTS. The Testarossa is an iconic 1980s wild child that belongs in every Ferrari collection.
Built in Italy and powered by German Mercedes-AMG engines, Paganis have set high benchmarks for bespoke engineering and innovative materials. At RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale last month, a 2018 Huayra Roadster, one of 100 made, sold for just under $2.4M, which was the starting price when new.
At the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, Lamborghini unveiled a new hybrid supercar called Sian, to be built in a run of just 63 cars with total output of 819 horsepower. However, Lamborghini made sure not to “destroy the DNA of a car and brand” when making it electric. It’s still a Lamborghini.
Gooding & Company will offer a 7,600-mile 1990 Countach 25th Anniversary Edition at its Scottsdale auction this month, with a pre-sale estimate of $275,000 – $350,000.
The “25-year exemption” allows an individual to import a vehicle that was never certified for sale in the U.S. Essentially, this is the federal government giving you a pass to bring in a car that once was forbidden. But the process is not easy, and has some potential risks.