The legendary 4.5-liter supercharged ‘Blower’ Bentley has set a record for the most expensive Bentley sold at an auction, when it went for over $7 million (£4.5 million) at the Bonhams auction during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Continue Reading...
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The oldest unrestored MINI in the world far exceeded Bonhams’ initial estimate of netting $19,000 to $24,000 on the auction block. Instead, it sold for $65,000 (£40,250) which undoubtedly makes it the most expensive, unrestored MINI in the world now. The rare 1959 Austin MINI Se7en De Luxe Saloon was auctioned off on April 30th… Continue Reading...
Heading to an auction at the Royal Air Force Museum in England on April 30th, 2012 is a very rare 1959 Austin MINI Se7en De Luxe Saloon. What makes this MINI so special is that it’s believed to be the oldest surviving unrestored MINI in the world. According to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust,… Continue Reading...
The Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren F1 GTR Longtail will be sold at the upcoming Pebble Beach Auction from August 16 through 17 at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, Calif. As collectable cars go, the F1 is one of the most sought after cars in the world and this Longtail variant will undoubtedly fetch an astronomical… Continue Reading...
With the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance kicking off tomorrow in Monterey, California, hundreds of collectible cars will be up for sale. There will be at least five auctions slated for this week, put on by Bonhams, Gooding & Company, Mecum, RM and Russo and Steele. Collector car insurance company Hagerty has compiled the estimated net worth of every car… Continue Reading...
This BMW M1 art car once belonged to Peter Gregg, one of America’s greatest race drivers, who campaigned a 3.0 CSL and participated in Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. Now, it’s up for auction with some artistic provenance. Before Gregg tragically ended his own life in 1980, he ordered an M1 from his… Continue Reading...
There’s more auction madness from Bonhams, but this time they’re flaunting their BMW love: the single-marque auction entitled “Power By BMW” will feature some rare historic BMW race cars and concepts, including the 1969 BMW/Bertone “Spicup” pictured above. First introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Spicup was based on a shortened 2000 CS drivetrain with… Continue Reading...
Imagine you’re Indian royalty. Your favorite hobby is the Most Dangerous Game, the hunting of wild tigers in the wilderness—as befitting a maharaja. Such a gentlemanly pursuit requires only the most luxurious and extravagant of conveyances: when blasting tigers with a Browning 30-06 machine gun (the choice of professionals!), why would you settle for anything… Continue Reading...
The Pagani Zonda C12 7.3 Roadster is undoubtedly one of the most striking and desirable supercars on the planet. Most car enthusiasts would be willing to do just about anything to own one. However, even we are not sure if we would want a pink one, but one such example exists and it is going… Continue Reading...
The 400 GT was once described by Lamborghini chief test driver Valentino Balboni as the best sounding car of all time. Perhaps that’s what made it so attractive to music legend Sir Paul McCartney. Now McCartney’s 1967 400GT can be yours, because it will be hitting the auction stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed… Continue Reading...
Finding a BMW M1 is a rare thing. Finding a BMW M1 art-car is almost impossible. Now one of these rare M1 art-cars is going to the auction block. Interested? Thought you might be. Back in the mid-1970s BMW recruited artists to paint their race cars, which eventually lead them do some road-cars. Artists such… Continue Reading...
To help Japan recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami many foreign companies have donated to relief charities. Aston Martin is the latest to contribute. It’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ulrich Bez is giving up his personal Rapide super-sedan at the Bonhams Auction at Newport Pagnell, with all proceeds going to Japan. He said; “Nobody… Continue Reading...
The Steve McQueen nostalgia binge rolls on, with the news that legendary London auction house Bonham’s is putting up the King of Cool’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for auction. The “Husky” took American off-road riding by storm—after McQueen ditched his own Triumph for a Husky in the classic motocross film On Any Sunday, popularity of… Continue Reading...
Famed auction house Bonhams will offer up a Ferrari driven by Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, but the car for sale isn’t one of the contemporary mega-buck supercars, but a more archaic model that has never attracted much fanfare from the Ferraristi. Button’s ride, a 1978 Ferrari 512BB, is a model known mostly to… Continue Reading...
BMW Classic, the division responsible for maintaining and restoring historic BMW vehicles, is auctioning off an M1 and a 3.0CSL at the Bonhams classic car auction in Dubai next month. BMW will use the sale to promote its racing heritage and raise the profile of the brand. BMW also plans to auction other vehicles in… Continue Reading...