Have a holly, Jolly Christmas. The rare 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly has been driven by people such as US President Lyndon B. Johnson and renowned car collector Wayne Carini, though not at the same time of course. Estimates of the car are around $144,000, and this particular one was on the auction block for RM Sotheby’s in November.
Overlooked for so long, the Alfa Romeo Montreal seems to be getting into the spotlight a lot more lately. RM Sotheby’s will offer a well preserved Montreal with a pre-estimate of $80,000-$100,000 at the Elkhart Collection Sale from October 23-24.
Sales Manager Chris Warren’s car buying advice for people looking to spend $75K is to find an early model Ferrari California. Although it may take some digging and patience to find one in that price range in great condition and with reasonable mileage, Chris promises that they are out there. According to Chris, it’s a car that’s way cooler than most new cars or trucks in that price range.
According to Sales Manager Chris Warren, there’s lots of great cars you could buy for $1 million. Chris’ choice is a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S. That car caused a sensation when it was first introduced in 1965, and only 700 Miuras were ever built. This is the car that’s credited with putting Lamborghini on the map, which was quite an accomplishment, given that the company was only three years old.
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.
From August 13th-15, RM Sotheby’s will be hosting their Shift/Monterey Online Only Auction. Checkout the cars industry experts are most looking forward to seeing, including a Ferrari, vintage Bugatti and Jaguar.
Most collector-car auction houses already offered absentee bidding options and live streaming auctions as part of regular operations, the safety and travel restrictions posed by COVID-19 spurred the industry to apply creative solutions. Learn more about Mecum, Gooding & Company, Bonhams and more are operating their summer auctions.
The style of the Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe remains one of the most elegant in the Bentley catalogue. It’s also a rarity, with just 65 out of 125 built having the left-hand drive configuration. The body style was later also offered as a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III model.