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.
R.M. Sotheby’s is back at Monterey 2021. Industry experts hand-picked there top selections, from marques including Jaguar, Shelby, Lamborghini, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.
The first 1965 Shelby GT350R, a star-studded racing steed with a trophy case of documented history, sold for $3.85m at Mecum’s Indy sale this month. This is just 7 months after the “Bullitt” Mustang movie car sold for a $3.75m, breaking that record. The $3.8m GT350R was one of 36 such cars built for the track. Other GT350R models are hardly cheap dates, with selling prices around the $1m mark.
Sir Stirling Moss was one of the sport’s greatest competitors. Moss won over 40% of the races he competed in, totaling a winning number of 212 races. He won the 1955 Mille Miglie and many races in Formula 1, all before the age of 32.
Ford vs Ferrari’s racecar sports hero Carroll Shelby is know for beating the racing establishment with simpler, less expensive and sometimes cruder machinery. He got his racing start driving other peoples’ cars and went on to build a business empire that has continued and grown beyond his death.
At the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, FL this month, one of the two Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastbacks featured in the Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” sold for a breathtaking $3.75M (including buyer’s premium).
Mecum’s first auction of the decade is happening now through January 12th. Get a preview of the auction with some of the most highly anticipate cars going up for auction, including classic and exotic, in a rainbow of colors.
“Ford v Ferrari” is a must-see movie; not just for serious car lovers. That’s the conclusion of Premier Financial Services’ staff, after watching the movie together on its opening day. Read our 5-star review. Then go see this thriller on the big screen, for the full effect.
A week of auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona tallied $230+ million for more than 2,600 cars covering the entire automotive spectrum. The top 10 sales accounted for nearly $36.3m. Four of the top 10 sales were Ferraris.