As the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the most distinguished automotive event in the world, Gooding & Company has quite a bit to live up to. A docket brimming with over 100 pristine examples of the most collectible cars extant ensures that these expectations will be met.
Bonhams Amelia Island auction starts off the famed motor week on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. As always, our team of experts are watching the auction closely to ensure they are well equipped to assist you, should you seek to add any of the cars on offer to your collection. Here are a handful of their picks from the auction.
I had owned a 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL shortly after graduating college and loved that car for its purely mechanical appeal. The younger 230 SLK had so much of the same DNA it was remarkable. It felt like a modern roadster, yet was unmistakably Mercedes.
The 1968-1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 holds a unique place in automotive history. Many consider it the first super sedan, a luxury machine with musclecar acceleration and impeccable road manners, all in a stealthy package that looked nearly identical to the six-cylinder version.
RM Sotheby’s, which introduced a curated, art gallery-type presentation for classic automobile auctions with its “Art of the Automobile” sale in November 2013, is holding a second themed sale on December 10 at Sotheby’s New York (1334 York Avenue). Called “Driven by Disruption,” this auction will present a stellar, curated collection
Leasing has come to dominate the way people drive luxury vehicles today, and judging by television commercials, it’s a major tactic for “moving the metal” across the mainstream automotive spectrum, too. Lower monthly payments, compared to conventional financing, remain a key draw to leasing, along with the ease of switching vehicles every few years.
The call of the road was a key part of the American experience for decades. The coming of the ‘popular priced’ car with the Ford Model T gave folks that lived in the country a way to more easily get to the city and those that lived in the city a more convenient way to get out to the country.
Offering more than ten days of exotic car viewings, rallies, races and other go-to events, this is not an event to miss. One of the most prestigious events of the week will be the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction, to be held on Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th, and offering over 120 premium vehicles.
RM Sotheby’s at Monterey is the auction not-to-miss this year; it will be commanding the attention of car collectors worldwide. The auction is held at the Protola Hotel & Spa.