Posts Tagged ‘auction’

Aston Martin Vulcan Being Auctioned

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Mecum Auctions is always well known for being able to bring in some of the rarest of vehicles to cross the auction block and once again they don’t disappoint. This time they are bringing in an ultra exclusive 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan of which only 24 examples walk the soil of our fine Earth. The vehicle going up for auction is serial number 11.

This track purpose supercar was designed for the sole purpose of going fast and being able to tackle corners are hair raising speeds as well. The Vulcan uses an Aston Martin racing powerplant which is a 7.0L V12 and pushes out an impressive 820hp which helps the Vulcan reach a top speed beyond the 200mph mark. All elements of this car is built around performance from the carbon fiber tub, to is four-way adjustable pushrod double wishbone suspension with adjustable sway bars which allows the owner to tune the vehicle for all track types.

If you are looking for a luxury and comfortable interior, you can forget about it. Aston Martin has done away with the leather luxury goods and fitted Recaro carbon fiber race seats and a set of Schroth six-point racing harnesses to keep you firmly in the seat. The Vulcan will hit the auction block in August.


Jim Click Selling off his Rare Fords

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Those familiar with car buying in Tuscon is surely to have come across the name Jim Click. He owns and operates the largest auto dealers in southern Arizona. And what that usually translates to is lots and lots of money for some fun toys. Well it looks like Jim is set to sell off some of his rare items this August in Monterey out of his Ford Performance Collection.

Among the collection is a 1966 Ford GT40, a pair of original Shelby Cobras, a Ford Mustang Boss 302, and a 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby Gt350. That right there accounts for approximately $8 million in automotive history.

Jim Click’s collection represents one of many amazing collection of cars that will go up on the auction blocks later this summer at the Concours d’Elegance.


Classic Ford Mustang GT350 For Sale

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A concourse condition classic Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 can command prices north of $200,000. However, when you find the same car but not in concourse condition, or very nice condition, but a hepatitis inducing condition, you might be able to score one for a relative steal.

The Shelby-tuned Mustang fastback you see here has just 55,000 miles on the clock. It did its run as a factory demo vehicle back in the 70’s and then it was stored away. The problem is with how this car was stored, which apparently looks like it was sitting under a deck without a cover and just rotted itself away over the past few decades. But it is all original and like many muscle cars of its days, can be restored back to its former glory.

Now I did mention that the price for a model like this could be a “relative” steal. That’s because even in its current condition, Bonhams auctioneers still expects it to sell for between $90,000 and $120,000. The owner is not putting a reserve price on the car so the prices really is going to be dictated by interested parties in the room, and on the phone.


Tupac’s Hummer for Sale

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It has been 20 years since his death but you can still buy some of his new music today. And that’s not all, if you are a Tupac super fan and collector of his memorabilia, then seeing Tupac AM General H1 go on sale must surely get your blood flowing.

This particular vehicle is the last vehicle Tupac every purchased. Over the years, it has traded hands quite a few times. First it was raffled away by BET during one of their sweepstakes. Later it changed hands privately a few times before ending up with its current owner here in Canada.

Now it looks like it may trade hands once again at the RR Auction between May 12 through the 19th. Tupac memorabilia always goes for a premium and this Hummer is expected to be no different. Initial guess is that it’ll hit six figures before the hammer drops on this very rare piece of history.


Peel P50 Microcar Auctioned for Big Car Money

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Microcars is the smallest classification on an automobile and were generally called cyclecars up to the 1940’s. Microcars usually seat one person only and have small displacement engines somewhere in the 500cc or smaller range. Microcars are rare since auto manufacturers typically didn’t focus on this market sector. So when an excellent example of a 1964 Peel P50 made it onto the auction block at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction it garnered some attention as well as a hefty price tag.

What’s unique about the P50 is that it was originally made to determine what the minimum possible dimensions were needed for a fully functional car. That means this was purely a project car by the engineers over at the Peel Company. Only 47 original P50s were made and only 26 are known to exist today.

At 4.5hp, the engine isn’t exactly a screamer. Rather, the thought by Peel Company was to produce a car that will allow one person to commute to work, and that will be a bit faster than walking. Well, the P50 can reach a top speed of 61 km/h. It only takes 2.3 litres of gas to go 100 kilometres, making it extremely fuel efficient.

Prices for new ones start around $25,000. This example will likely sell for around the $75,000-$100,000 mark.


Brough Superior UK Barn Find

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Brough Superior motorcycles are some of the most sought after motorcycles in the world. Reaching it’s production peak in the 1920’s, these British bikes were some of the most expensive and best engineered motorcycles of the time. Of the 3,048 bikes ever to be produced, only a third of them remain today. So what makes this Brough Superior barn find that much more exciting is the fact that eight bikes have been found across several barns in the village of Bodwin Moor in Cornwall, UK.

Ben Walker, International Director for Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcycle Department stated, “This is one of the greatest motorcycle discoveries of recent times. A lot of mystery surrounds these motorcycles, as very few people knew that they still existed, many believing them to be an urban myth. There was a theory that they still existed somewhere in the West Country, but few knew where, until now.”

The bikes were owned by Frank Vague who was a collector of Brough Superior and part of the Brough Superior Club. The existence of these bikes were, to collectors and enthusiast, a myth up until recently. To make this collection even more rare, there is a four cylinder Brough Superior in the mix. The company only produced eight four-cylinder machines one in this collection is the final one of the eight to be discovered.

The price for these rare bikes will range from $9,000 to $178,000 for a 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4. All of these bikes will go up for auction on April 24th.


1957 Ferrari 335S Auctioned at $34.9M

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Vintage Ferraris are one of the most sought after and collectable vehicles out there. These were cars that were made during a time when mass production was not available, where creating masterpieces was the only mission for the company to continue their brand legacy. These are hand built machines in extremely limited quantities with purebred race engines propelling the cars into motorsport history.

The car you see before you is chassis number 0674 which not only is a low number vehicle, it also has motorsport history racing through its veins. Race legend Sir Stirling Moss has been behinds its wheel. It took second place at Mille Miglia, and sixth at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

This 1957 335S recently went on the block at an auction in Paris and landed an amazing sale price of $34.9 million. It may not be the most expensive Ferrari to be sold at auction as the records is still held by a 1962 250 GTO sold by Bonhams for $38.1 million during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance festivities in 2014, but you still can’t dispute the immense amount of money this car did sell for.


All New 2017 Acura NSX at the Auction

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The all new Acura NSX just sold for an astounding $1.2 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. But this isn’t just any old NSX, this is VIN 001, the first vehicle to roll off the assembly line from Acura. And this is no ordinary sale, the proceeds from the auction will be going to charities; the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the Camp Southern Ground.

The honor of owning the VIN 001 Acura NSX goes to Rick Hendrick, owner of the American NASCAR team. Like all other owners, he still has to wait to receive his vehicle, but being top bidder gives him the privilege to order vehicle number one. And as a race team owner, why would he want to come in number two anyways?

Starting on February 25, Acura will be taking orders for their new Acura NSX. The all new supercar is a revival of their supercar from the 90’s which has become legendary among enthusiasts and the motorsport circle. The new NSX is a hybrid vehicle which utilizes a gas 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine and three electric motors which in total produces 573hp. Prices for the NSX will range from $158,000USD to a fully optioned out $208,000USD.


Rebirth of an Enzo

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The 2004 Ferrari Enzo you see here was literally brought back from the dead. The story of its early life is a sad one to say the least. In 2006, Stefan Eriksson, a successful tech business man, lost control of this Enzo going 160mph, crashed into a pole, and split the car in half.

The remains of the Enzo made its way to the Ferrari Technical Assistance Service where it was meticulously overhauled and brought back to life. The once red Enzo is now lathered in a beautifyl Nero Daytona and has a Rosso leather interior. Some smaller touches include a navigation, a Bose stereo, reverse camera, and some carbon fiber trim pieces. The odometer reads 2,500km and has remained in Europe since its rebuild. This super car has been certified by Ferrari confirming its authenticity and quality standards of the rebuild.

RM Sotheby’s will be bringing this Enzo under the hammer in Paris on February 3. The estimated value of this car is between $1.6 to $2.2 million. Can’t wait to see the hammer drop on this Enzo.


Own James Bond’s DB10

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Any James Bond fan will be familiar with the letter “Q” and the car manufacturer Aston Martin. For the past 50, James Bond has relied on Q’s gadgets to fight his villains and give chase in his specially equipped Astons.

For the latest Bond installment “Spectre”, Aston Martin went a step further and created a complete bespoke vehicle dubbed the DB10 for the film. Citing sources from CNN, ten DB10s were built for the movie and the company has plans to auction off one of the vehicles.

If you are a big enough fan with deep enough pockets, all you need to do is raise that little numbered flag and wait for the hammer to fall and this little beauty could be parked in your garage. Its expected that the car will sell in the six figures.





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