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Porsche 917LH

This description appeared in the catalog for Christie’s auction at Pebble Beach in 1998. The graphical representation of the catalog pages is © Christie’s and used with permission. 1970 Porsche 917L Chassis Number: 917-043 Engine Number: 015 Violet and Light Green with Maroon cloth Engine: Flat 12-cylinder, dual overhead camshafts, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 4999 […]

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1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupé

This was a breathtaking transaction. Estimated at $300-400,000, a determined bidding battle between a seated bidder and a phone bidder (who was in the marquee but disguised his bidding by deferring to a Christie’s bidding assistant) produced one of the most electrifying moments in auction history. The hammer finally fell at $775,000, $852,500 with commission. […]

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Ford & Ghia Unique Design Prototype and Auto Show Concept Models

Christie’s Auction of Unique Design Prototype and Concept Auto Show Models from the Ford Motor Company Collection June 16, 2002 at the Ford Product Development Center, Dearborn, Michigan There are fifty-one Prototype and Concept lots in this auction. A sample of the catalog descriptions are included here. Descriptions as published in the catalog may vary […]

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The Abarth Biposto

The Abarth Biposto A 2009-2010 Postscript Following its sale at Christie’s Rockefeller Center sale in 2003 for a shocking $293,000 the Biposto essentially disappeared. Sent to England for restoration, it missed its chance to be displayed “as-found” and, over the years its fate became obscure. In 2009 several of us were staying in the Car […]

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1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Coupé

[Copyright ©2003 by Christie’s and the author. Used with permission.] Estimated by Christie’s at $80,000-$120,000 the “prismatic little Abarth” brought $293,500 with commission. It is being restored in England with careful attention to preserving its exceptional originality, but nothing will equal the thrill of opening this garage door, only three miles from my home, to […]

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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Clickhere to return to the CatalogDescriptions index page Thisdescription appeared in the RM Auctions New York Auto Salon & Auction catalogfor September 2001 and is used with permission. © 2001 R.S. Carey and RMAuctions, Inc., all rights reserved. The1937 Berlin Motor Show, ex-Warner Brothers Studios, Jack Warner 1937Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Coachworkby Mercedes-Benz, Sindelfingen ChassisNo. […]

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Maserati 200SI Sports Racer (s/n 2401)

[Thisdescription appeared in the RM Auctions catalog for the 2001 Monterey Sports CarAuction and is used with permission. ©2001 RM Auctions, Inc and R. S. Carey] [*DutyPayable] Theex-Works Prototype 1955 Maserati Tipo 52 200SI (“Sport Internazionale”)Sports Racer ChassisNo. 2401 EngineNo. 2401 195hp1994cc dual overhead camshaft 4-cyliner engine, 5-speed manual transmission,4-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase 2200mm. Buildingracing […]

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1956 Ferrari 410 Sport (0596 CM)

[Thiscatalog description was used in the RM Auctions catalog for the 2001 MontereySports Car Auction and is used by permission. ©2001 RM Auctions, Inc. and R.S.Carey.] Theex-Scuderia Ferrari, Peter Collins/Luigi Musso, Sture Nottorp 1956 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider Engine No. 0596 CM 380hp @ 7000rpm, 4,962cc. single overhead camshaft V12 engine, 5-speed manualtransaxle, independent front, […]

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1953 Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti Spyder

1953 Ferrari 375MM Scaglietti Spyder S/N 0366 AM This 375MM was born with Pinin Farina Spyder coachwork but was bashed and bruised by its first owner. Returned to Ferrari in 1954, it was sent to Scaglietti, whose craftsmanship and sparse and efficient bodies would shortly grace all competition (and most production) Ferraris, for fresh covering. […]

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1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 2.6 Liter Monza Spider Corsa

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 2.6 liter Monza Spider Corsa S/N 2211125 A “Cover” is a big deal for a magazine, but it’s a bigger deal when a “cover story” supports the sale of a multi-million dollar car. Terry Cohn’s Alfa Monza is the fifth consecutive RM Auctions’ catalog cover car they’ve chosen me to describe. […]

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