A Ferrari 328 GTS, 1989 belongs to Chris Evans will be one of the protagonists of the ‘Auction of the Barons’ at Sandown Park, near London. The 328 GTS is one of the latest models with ABS. In addition, it has only traveled 40,000 kilometers and has ten formal reviews which cost Evans about 42,000 euros, which is the estimated price in the bid.
Another wonder is a Riley Elf in 1969 with 91,000 miles and has had only one owner. The Mini ‘prepared’ and ass has its own history: the early 70′s were stolen in front of the house owner and the same thieves used it to flee after an armed robbery. All that remained of it was shot in the back seats. Continue reading
Seventeen million dollars is the estimated starting price for a Mercedes 540 K ‘Spezial Roadster’, 1937 , to be offered by the house Gooding & Company in the traditional auction held on 18 and 19 August under the Competition Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, USA-the world’s most prestigious.
The price of $ 17 million -nothing exaggerated in the world of auctions, contrary to what some media say the motor is justified by the uniqueness of the model and its origin. This unit belonged to the Prussian royal family, specifically the Baroness Gisela Von Krieger, who saved the car to send to Switzerland at the beginning of World War II in 1942.
After the war, the Baroness she moved to USA and took her to the Mercedes 540 K ‘Spezial Roadster’. Over the years the Baroness returned to Switzerland, but left the car stored in a garage, a situation in which he was more than 30 years until she found him, still in original condition, an American collector who restored at the level of competition. Continue reading
Those of us who grew up in the 80′s remember an almost beardless Tom Cruise in the film that launched him to stardom, Risky Business, a film of 1983, which became the overnight in a successful businessman during a trip of their parents.
The car I drove in the movie was a Porsche 928, 1979 and now known to be auctioned in July by Profiles in History. The car to be auctioned is one of the four used in the Warner Bros., which helped launch the career of Cruise. The producer Jon Avnet said that Cruise has learned to use the gearbox in the 928 just because it was equipped with a five-speed manual transmission.
For those who have seen the film, the 928 was the source of many memorable scenes. We love this. After a chase scene where Cruise in 928 beyond the scope of evil that goes on a Cadillac Sedan DeVille, Cruise parked next to the sidewalk, approaches the leading actress of Rebecca de Mornay and says, “Porsche, There is no substitute” Continue reading
Known as the Sea Lion is more than a collection of pieces of brushed aluminum and stainless steel that meets the eye. Because where you see, this vehicle is an amphibious car capable of speeds of land of about 290 km/h, enough to break when you want the land speed record for an amphibious vehicle, currently set at “only” 201 km/h.
Despite its appearance of car made after several visits to the Scrapping, Sea Lion uses a minimal amount of structural parts of other vehicles. A certain Mr. Witt designed and built this car from scratch in order to break the world record and did not neglect any detail, despite the anarchy that is the car to the surreal sight and sound that the words “land speed record” joined “amphibious vehicle”. Continue reading
When the crisis seems that floods everything, suddenly a new world record fell in the week when an Aston Martin Zagato Sanction II DB4GT Coupe 1991 was sold by Bonhams of 1.23 billion pounds (1.54 million euros). When an amount is paid and has to match two factors. The first, someone with a lot of money (there are always people like that, at any time in history) and two that the vehicle comes to auction is truly unique. This is one of four cars built, 30 years after the first round. Also the car was owned by Tony Smith, manager of singer Phil Collins, and had only 4,748 miles on the odometer.
Where does the term Sanction in the name of the car? To find out we must go back in the history of the brand. Has a different meaning to the term Mark, which has become commonly used in Aston Martin. Mark II, for example, meant that the model was a second improved version of a model. However, the term Sanction II did not necessarily indicate an improvement, but a second batch had been sanctioned by the factory.
In this particular case, the Sanction in this DB4GT Zagato Coupe II improved considerably if the initial release, but too late. The original collaboration between Aston Martin and Zagato in Milan led to a production of only 19 Zagatos DB4GT built between 1961 and 1963, although the factory had booked 23 chassis numbers. An indication of the affection felt for these beautiful cars is that the 19 are still in existence, after fifty years. Continue reading
One of the first Mini produced in 1959 by Austin English brand has been auctioned by Bonhams in London and achieved a price of 49,500 euros while not being restored. Its new owner has come to pay 49,500 euros for him. For many people it is an exorbitant price and inexplicable to be a Mini ‘old’ and unrestored, but the thing is explained if we consider that is number 8 of all Mini manufactured.
Being the eighth of one of the most legendary sagas and more world motorsport fans justify such a high price, but not only that. Apparently, this is the oldest unit of a Mini which is preserved in original condition, not restored. And of all the Mini currently in the world, this is the fourth oldest preserved.
These data were set off alarms of various collectors around the world, took to the ‘game’ of this rare specimen who has finally found parking in the U.S. Only aware of 3 Mini older than this, one in England and two in Japan, but all of them restored and converted into a convertible. Continue reading
If you kept wanting to buy a Lamborghini Reventon, you’re in luck. Especially if you spare 1.2 million euros. This June will be auctioning a unit within the London Motorexpo Hall. Have you left over 1.2 million euros and do not know what to do with them? Well, you can invest in a stunning Lamborghini Reventon, as during the 11th and June 17th will be held an auction in London Motorexpo Hall. At least, that the price they hope to get the auction house H & H Classics.
For if you do not know, the Lamborghini Reventon was presented for the first time in the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007. Only 20 units were produced worldwide (which will be auctioned in London is the only one in the UK) and there’s not a single sale in the world. So, according to estimates, it is likely that the selling price exceeds 1.2 million euros. Continue reading