Archive for the ‘Auctions & Sales’ Category

Porsche 956 for sale, only driven on Sundays

This Porsche 956 is up for sale at the forthcoming Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction (15–16 August). It’s chassis 956.003, the car that spectacularly won the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans. Astute readers will know there’s a strong Australian connection with this car as 1983 was the year Vern Schuppan won Le Mans, […]

Harry’s Porsche 911 buyers’ guide

Silverstone Auctions has its big sale coming up this weekend, the Silverstone Classic. In the list of cars up for sale are this 1972 Porsche 911 2.4 S and 1991 Porsche 964 RS. All round nice guy and classic car guru Harry Metcalfe has been commissioned to show you what to look out for when […]

You can buy an F1 car for under $1 million!

Fancy that, who knew you could buy a race winning Ferrari Formula 1 racecar for less than one million bucks?! This 1990 Ferrari 641/2 sold for US$990,000 at the recent Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale. Powered by a 3.5 litre normally aspirated V12 this car, chassis #120, was driven by Nigel Mansell for five […]

It’s lime green, it’s beautiful and you want it!

You’re looking at a 1970 Lamborghini Miura. It’s one of the most beautiful cars ever to grace the earth. And this one, chassis #4413, could be yours if you’ve got a lazy US$1.5 million burning a hole in your pocket. The car featured here is Lot 113 in the upcoming Gooding & Company auction to […]

Ferrari 250 GT California Spider sells for $15m+

Ferrari’s place as the maker of the world’s most desirable classic cars was further enhanced at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction on the weekend. This 1961 250 GT SWB California Spider topped the sales at US$15,180,000. That result follows the US$38m world record price for a car sold at auction achieved by a […]

Ferrari 250 GTO now the most expensive car ever

Thanks to market demands and well funded egos the title of the world’s most expensive car is a fluid thing. The current title holder is this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO which just sold at auction for a shade under AU$41 million. Sold by Bonhams as part of the Pebble Beach festivities in California this weekend […]

Rushing to buy movie props

If you loved Ron Howard’s F1 movie Rush—and let’s face it, who didn’t—then you might love to buy yourself a souvenir from the film. Up for sale right now are a series of props from the movie including the replica of Niki Lauda’s Ferrari you see above—click here for the full catalogue of items. While […]

Ferrari 340/375 MM achieves Italian auction record

This awkwardly styled, but still beautiful Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competizione has just sold at auction for €9.856 million (AU$13.1m). Ferrari themselves declare it an Italian record for a classic Ferrari. The car in question competed in the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Spa; alas it failed to finish […]

Ferrari’s charity auction underway

Good news folks, Ferrari’s charity auction to benefit Italy’s earthquake victims has begun. You now have the opportunity to buy your very own 599XX Evo. Sure, you’ll need the small matter of a spare €1.35m (AU$1.7m) in your bank account to make the opening bid, but don’t say Ferrari didn’t give you a go. Indeed, […]

Ferrari launches auction for earthquake victims

Ferrari has announced it will auction a number of items to raise money in response to the recent earthquakes in northern Italy. They’re not messing about either. Up for grabs will be a very exclusive and track-only 599XX Evo hyper car valued at around €1m (AU$1.27m). Supporting the headline act will be a complete V8 […]

Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage achieves auction record

Not content with letting Ferrari have all the headlines at the recent RM Auctions sale in Monaco, this absolutely stunning Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage sold for over €2.4m (AU$3.5m). That’s the highest price achieved for a ‘Birdcage’. And isn’t it just one of the most beautiful machines you have ever seen. The car’s ‘Birdcage’ nickname […]

Super Aguri F1 car sells at auction for under AU$200K

If I said you could buy a 2006 F1 car for under AU$200,000 you would say I’ve got a few crew members loose in pit lane. However, that is exactly what happened when a 2006 chassis Super Aguri went under the hammer recently. The SA06 racer sold at an internet auction for £85,600 (AU$194,000). The […]