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Miller V-16 Engine

[Sold at RM Auctions’ sale in Santa Monica, California on May 25, 2002 for $100,000 hammer, $115,000 with buyer’s commission (15% on parts). © 2002 by the author and RM Auctions, Inc. and used with permission.] 1932 Miller V-16 Engine When Harry Miller had an idea and couldn’t find a client to finance it right […]

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Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa S/N 0808

This was the featured car at RM Auctions’ Monterey Sports Car Auction, August 16-17, 2002 and sold for $6,490,000 ($5,900,000 hammer). Reproductions of the catalog pages are used with permission. © 2002 R.S. Carey and the auction company. Research for this description uncovered an apparently previously unremarked parallel between the history and success of the […]

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Maserati 5000 GT Touring Coupe S/N 103.004

This magnificent Maserati 5000 GT was sold at RM’s Amelia Island auction on Saturday March 8, 2003 for $495,000 including the buyer’s commission, a hammer bid of $450,000, equivalent to its high estimate. Graphic representations of the catalog pages are © by and used with the permission of RM Auctions, Inc. Maserati 5000 GT Coupé […]

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P1030344 130 Chevrolet 1963 Corvette Grand Sport on block 1200

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport s/n 002

One of five Corvettes produced by Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Grand Sport program, one of two roadsters, ex-Roger Penske, George Wintersteen, 1966 USRRC. Here’s a video walkaround from the auction preview. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Roadster Chassis no. 002 616hp, 377 cu. in. pushrod overhead valve aluminum block V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension […]

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1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton

The Duesenberg Model J Prototype 1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton Coachwork by McFarlan Chassis No. 912 Engine No. 1594 Relics of the design and development process of the great classic cars of the Twenties and Thirties are virtually non-existent. After they served their purpose they were discarded as all efforts focused upon applying the lessons […]

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Stanley 1910 Model 60 f3-4

1910 Stanley Model 60 Runabout

Original, unrestored, running and driving, three owners from new 1910 Stanley Model 60 Runabout Chassis No. 5332 10 hp double-acting 2-cylinder steam engine, front and rear full-elliptic leaf spring suspension, solid front axle, live rear axle and two-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 104” Fred Buess was passionate about steam power. As a boy he kept […]

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1935 Duesenberg SJ Special “The Mormon Meteor” Engine No. J557

[The Duesenberg Special was sold at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction, August 15, 2004 for $4,055,000. The catalog description is (c) 2004 by R.S. Carey and the auction company and is used with permission.] The “Duesenberg Special”/Mormon Meteor, Land Speed Record 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster Engine No. J557 400 bhp 420 cubic inch inline […]

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