While hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of collector cars once again changed hands at the world-renowned 2019 Monterey Car Week auctions, preliminary sale totals were reported by Hagerty Insurance and Larry Edsall of ClassicCars.com on Saturday, August 18th at $245.5 million.
Bugatti designed the single La Voiture Noire to celebrate the marque’s 110-year anniversary. The actual price was about $12.5m, or a bit more than double the price of last year’s Divo.
Gooding & Company will offer a triple-black roadster with a mere 350 miles from new for a pre-sale estimate of $300k-$350k, which is substantially below the car’s original $500k price tag. Coupes go for even less.
Straight from the garage to the bed of an enclosed transport, classics, exotics, and collectible cars skip the salt for the dry heat of Scottsdale Arizona. Last January, Scottsdale saw over 3000 automobiles cross the auction block in less than a week.
McLaren recently showed its next Ultimate Series car, the Speedtail, to customers who committed to buying the 106 cars to be built. That’s (intentionally) the same number of F1s made, and, like that seminal supercar, the Speedtail puts the driver in the middle, flanked by a passenger seat on either side.
Since 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been a showcase and competition for the world’s most beautiful automobiles. Entrance is by invitation only, and requires that the car has not been shown at another concours.
For the first time, Premier Financial Services is a sponsor of the Corsa America, which gets rolling in New York City on May 4th and ends in San Diego on May 13th.
Going into the weekend, there had been much buzz around two much-publicized “barn finds,” or more accurately, cars that had been evicted from a condemned garage earlier this year, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB long-nose alloy coupe and a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster.
McLaren Special Operations, MSO, spent eight months developing and building a group of 10 special 570S models, which were designed to emulate the look and feel of a McLaren 570S GT4 racecar in a fully road-legal package.