Here’s your opportunity to bid on a very important part of Ferrari history. A one-of-a-kind 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupé Aerodinamico, originally owned by Italian nobleman Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata will be auctioned by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach, with a pre-sale estimate of $4M-$5M for this rare gem, described as “perhaps the finest original and best-preserved example extant.”
A few Scottscale Auction highlights: a record $6.8 million for a 1955 alloy-body Mecedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing; a $335,000 sale of the 1949 “Rain Man” Buick Roadmaster convertible; and $775,000 for a rebuilt Duesenberg Model J engine – yes, just the engine. Read all the highlights here
Auto Finance News reports on overall demand and average price for luxury and exotic vehicles have continued to increase since 2012. Over that five-year period, Ferraris, Porsches, McLarens, Aston Martins, and Lamborghinis have continued as the most popular exotic marques.
Congratulations to our friend Dennis Nicotra as he makes drive-history being inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Association with his purchase of the first Mercedes-Benz Type 300 SL sold in America. It was never Mercedes- Benz’s intention to sell this model vehicle, but rather to showcase the brand’s design talents.