Even as Porsche was ramping up production of its rear-engine 356 road car in the early 1950s, the budding carmaker’s engineers were starting a roadmap to the marque’s mid-engine racecar future with the tiny but mighty 1953-1956 550 Spyder.
25 supercars and luxury models were confiscated by Swiss authorities from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and sold at Bonhams auction in Switzerland last month.
This truly one of a kind 1966 911 Bertone Spyder will be offered at Gooding & Company’s Monterey auction this month, with a pre-sale estimate of $700k-$1m. It presents the opportunity to own a piece of both Porsche and Bertone history.
A report published in Bloomberg early this month speculated that we might soon see the world’s most expensive auction car at perhaps $100 million – a very special Ferrari 275 GTB. The 1965 Ferrari GTB/C Speciale was a race version of Ferrari’s fabulous mid-’60s berlinetta, and one of the three made, chassis No. 06885.
Named for a North African windstorm, the original 1967-1973 Maserati Ghibli blew through the ranks of Italian GT’s as a 150+ mph instant classic and – to most eyes — one of the most beautiful cars ever made. There is no questioning the original Ghibli’s place in the pantheon of motorized Italian masterpieces.