A 1986 hit movie made the Ferrari 250 GT California Spider famous among non-enthusiasts, but the California Spider had a rich life before that film. Enthusiasts have revered the car as a pinnacle Ferrari classic since it left the factory more than a half-century ago. The Ferrari collectors who restored this 1962 California Spider bought it in lightly damaged condition in 1972 for – wait for it – $2,400! It is expected to sell for up to $22 million at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction.
A 1969 ZL1 Camaro sold at the Scottsdale Auctions for a whopping $1.094 million on the Barrett-Jackson stage. The ZL1 was an all-out performance package that also included heavy-duty suspension and drivetrain components.
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.
Steve McQueen’s Highland Green 1968 Mustang fastback from the movie Bullitt is going up for sale at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Fl in January. It was a daily driver in the 1970’s, and has now made its way to the auction block.
Looking for a reason to take your classic or exotic car out of the garage? Look no further, this weekend boasts automotive events in every corner of the country. Whether you drive the latest Huracan or prefer to cruise in a vintage Corniche, there’s bound to be a gathering nearby that suits your fancy.