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Monterey Special '16
Monterey  Special  '16
                - And the first results are in ...

- BREAKING NEWS:      1936 Lancia Astura Named Best of Show at 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance     -   Le Mans legend: Ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type sets new record for a British automobile sold at auction at final $21.78 million at RM Sotheby's     -    CSX 2000, the very first Shelby Cobra, achieves $13.75 million, setting a new auction benchmark for an American car at RM Sotheby's     -     1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione - sold for $18,150,000 at Gooding & Company     -     1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione - sold for $13,500,000 at Gooding & Company     -     Gooding & Company generates over $129 Million - sets new Two-Day Sale record for the Auction House more...     -

- Highlights -

The 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016
2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Poster ...featured Delahaye, 100 Years of BMW, Bizzarrini, Chapron coachwork and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford GT40 victory at Le Mans, and in a special class the Lamborghini Miura. Other special classes included the Two-Man Indianapolis Racecars 1930-1937 and BMW motorcycles.

List of 2016 Winners

Best of Show

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet Richard Mattei, Paradise Valley, Arizona


Best of Show Nominees

1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection / Anne Brockinton Lee, Sparks, Nevada

1931 Stutz DV-32 LeBaron Convertible Victoria Joseph & Margie Cassini III, West Orange, New Jersey


Most Elegant Awards


J.B. & Dorothy Nethercutt Most Elegant Closed Car

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale Bertone Prototipo Corrado Lopresto, Milan, Italy


Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible

1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet Richard Mattei, Paradise Valley, Arizona


Most Elegant Open Car

1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster Ted Reimel, Wayne, Pennsylvania


Strother MacMinn Most Elegant Sports Car

1953 Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder William E. "Chip" Connor, Hong Kong


  • BMW 507 at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance The 100th Anniversary of BMW will be featured in a special class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016.

    Photo courtesy of Brett Crannell
  • One-off BMW 507 designed by Raymond Loewy at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Part of the BMW Centennial celebration - a One-Off BMW 507 designed by Raymond Loewy.

    Photo courtesy of Brett Crannell
  • Ford GT40s lined up at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance The 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 Victory at Le Mans is being honored at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016.

    Photo by Kimball Studios/ Used Courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
  • 1951 Mercury 1CM Bob Hirohata Custom Coupe at Pebble Berach Concours d'Elegance2005 Part of the Bizzarrini special class - Fiat 500 Bizzarrini Macchinetta.

    Photo courtesy Tom Fischer
(Images courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance)

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering
...payed tribute to the 100th Anniversary of BMW, and the 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura. Also, a retrospective of Laguna Seca and Rivalries of the Ages - Sports- and Racing Cars were featured - as well as Bonhams - 1-day - Auction.



(Video from the 2012 event)

Concorso Italiano- 'A Celebration of Italian Style'
- moved now for the third year to a new date on Saturdays - and honored 50 years of Lamborghini Miura, and the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, the 50th anniversary of the De Tomaso Mangusta and featured Touring Superleggera and 50 years of Alfa Romeo Duetto.



Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
...featured the 100th anniversary of BMW.

Historic race and sports cars in 17 groups such as 1966-1972 Trans-Am, 50s and 60s GT cars and Formula Atlantic including Sports racing and Touring cars from pre-1940 through 1979.

  • Shelby GT350 at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Shelby GT350s from the Heritage Display are taking the track at Laguna Seca. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper
  • Shelby GT350 at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Fun in the sun - a group of Shelby GT350s in the spectacular setting of the Laguna Seca race track. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper
  • Shelby GT350 at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Participants of the Shelby GT350 anniversary class lining up to enter the race track. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper
  • Shelby GT350 at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 50 years and still going strong - Shelby GT350s posing on the race track for a group photograph. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper
  • Sir Jackie Stewart at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Sir Jackie Stewart at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015.

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Tom O'Neal
  • Shelby GT350 in race 3A at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 The start of race 3A - dedicated to Shelby GT350s. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper
  • 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 taking the chequered flag in race 1A at Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 taking the chequered flag in race 1A. (2015 Event)

    Photo courtesy Rolex / Stephan Cooper

Gooding and Co. Auction
...presented Vintage Ferraris including Porsche Carrera 2.7 RSH auctioned by Gooding & Company a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione auctioned by Gooding & Company and a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet. Works Racing Porsches - like a 1958 550A Spyder, a 1973 Carrera 2.7 RSH and a 1979 935 raced by actor and racer Paul Newman alongside co-drivers Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. will be offered - and many other exceptional classics. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta auctioned by Gooding & Company

                              


Lot 33 - 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione - sold for $18,150,000

Lot 56 - 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione - sold for $13,500,000

Lot 128 - 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza - sold for $11,990,000

Lot 135 - 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster - sold for $10,400,000

Lot 68 - 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta - sold for $5,445,000

Lot 60 - 1979 Porsche 935 - sold for $4,840,000

Lot 40 - 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - sold for $3,245,000

Lot 22 - 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV - sold for $2,255,000

Lot 30 - 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout - sold for $2,090,000

Lot 35 - 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America - sold for $2,007,500

Lot 48 - 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe 'Indianapolis' - sold for $1,677,500

Lot 14 - 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - sold for $1,430,000

Lot 19 - 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort - sold for $1,320,000

Lot 45 - 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau - sold for $1,100,000

Lot 54 - 1914 Marmon 41 Speedster - sold for $1,017,500

  • 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet C to be auctioned by Gooding & Company 1937 Mercedes Benz 540 K Cabriolet C - one of 32 540 K Cabriolet Cs built.

    (Estimate:
    $1,200,000 - $1,400,000).

    - SOLD for US$1,072,500 -

    Photo courtesy Gooding & Company
  • 1960 Fiat-Abarth 1000 Monoposto Da Record 'La Principessa' to be auctioned by Gooding & Company 1960 Fiat-Abarth 1000 Monoposto Da Record 'La Principessa' - displayed at the 1960 Torino Auto Show - set nine speed records at Monza.

    (Estimate:
    Upon Request)

    Photo courtesy Gooding & Company
  • 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Berline by Figoni et Falaschi to be auctioned by Gooding & Company 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Berline by Figoni et Falaschi - owned and commissioned by the Prince of Nepal.

    (Estimate:
    $1,800,000 - $2,200,000).

    - SOLD for US$1,760,000 -

    Photo courtesy Gooding & Company
  • 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza by Brianza to be auctioned by Gooding & Company 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza by Brianza - the 1947 Italian Sports Car Champion.

    (Estimate:
    $12,000,000 - $15,000,000).

    - SOLD for US$11,990,000 -

    Photo courtesy Gooding & Company
  • 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder to be auctioned by Gooding & Company 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder - one of 40 550A Spyders built - 5th overall at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    (Estimate:
    $5,000,000 - $6,000,000).

    Photo courtesy Gooding & Company
(Images and video copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. )

Russo and Steele 15th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction

...billed as the "Mecca for Collector Automobiles"... a first rate collection of the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles - both reserve and no reserve.


Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2016 - 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet by Pinin Farina Named Best of Show
Photo: The winner of the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance -
1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet
by Pinin Farina.

(Photo courtesy: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance)      



1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Racing Two Seater auctioned by Bonhams and Butterfields auction at the Quail Lodge 2015

Bonhams Auction
...highlighted a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Racing Two Seater driven by Earl Howe, Piero Taruffi and Tazio Nuvolari - - SOLD for US$4,000,000 - - as well as a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet by Murphy, a 1904 Mercedes-Simplex 28/32 Hp Five Seat Rear Entrance Tonneau and a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari.

  • 1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet by Murphy to be auctioned by Bonhams Auction 1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Cabriolet by Murphy.

    - SOLD for US$1,254,000 -
  • 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A to be auctioned by Bonhams Auction 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A.
  • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari to be auctioned by Bonhams Auction 2014 Ferrari   LaFerrari.

    - SOLD for US$3,685,000 -
  • 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham to be auctioned by Bonhams Auction 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham.

    - SOLD for US$192,500 -
(Photos courtesy Bonhams Auction)


Mecum Auctions
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th anniversary edition at Mecum Auctions ...features 'Muscle Cars and More'...

This year's main feature: a 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, a 2004 Maserati MC12, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach, a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, a 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spider, a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 as well as several other high-profile collector cars.

Lot S110 - 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - sold for $4,700,000

Lot S103 - 1966 Ford GT40 MkI - sold for $4,400,000

Lot S108.1 - 2003 Ferrari Enzo - sold for $3,000,000

Lot S81 - 2014 McLaren P1 - sold for $1,850,000

Lot S74 - 2005 Porsche Carrera GT - sold for $1,050,000

Lot S82 - 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta - sold for $1,050,000

Lot S91 - 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - sold for $1,000,000

Lot S108 - 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster - sold for $950,000

Lot S77 - 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 - sold for $790,000

Lot S84 - 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO - sold for $680,000

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan to be auctioned by Mecum Auctions 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan - 7.0/820 Hp, No. 11 of 24 produced.
  • 2004 Maserati MC12 to be auctioned by Mecum  Auctions 2004 Maserati MC12 - street legal, 1 of 50 produced.
  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach to be auctioned by Mecum Auctions 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach - 887 HP Hybrid, Build no. 381, 1,957 miles.
  • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari to be auctioned at Mecum Auctions 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - 1 of 3 in Nero DS Opaco, 211 original miles.

    - SOLD for US$4,700,000 -
  • 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 to be auctioned by Mecum Auctions 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 - same owner since 1985.

    - SOLD for US$790,000 -
(Photos courtesy Mecum Auction)


RM Auctions - Monterey


(Video from 2012 event)
...featured a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, overall winner of the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, raced by Ecurie Ecosse (Est. $20,000,000 - $25,000,000); and a 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi, the third of six examples produced (Est. upon request). Also - a 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta Series II by Saoutchik (Est. $800,000 - $1,000,000), a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Spider Lungo by Touring (Est. $20,000,000 - $25,000,000), a 1959 Bocar XP-5 'Meister Bruser III' (Est. $500,000 - $700,000), a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Est. $12,000,000 - $14,000,000) as well as Sam & Emily Mann: A Collection by Design.

  • 1955 Jaguar D-Type overall winner of the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans raced by Ecurie Ecosse 1955 Jaguar D-Type, overall winner of the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, raced by Ecurie Ecosse (Est. $20,000,000 - $25,000,000).

    - SOLD for US$21,780,000 -

    (photo credit Patrick Ernzen 2016 courtesy RM Sothebys)
  • 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra to be auctioned by RM Sotheby's Auction 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra 'CSX 2000' - the first Shelby Cobra built.

    - SOLD for US$13,750,000 -

    (photo credit Darin Schnabel 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby's)
  • 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi to be auctioned by RMSotheby's  Auction 1962 Ferrari 268 SP by Fantuzzi - One of two equipped with a rare Ferrari V-8.

    (photo credit Tim Scott 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby's)
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider auctioned by RM Sotheby's Auction 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider (Est. $12,000,000 - $14,000,000).

    (photo credit Robin Adams 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby's)
  • 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta Series II by Saoutchik to be auctioned RM Sotheby's Auction 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Berlinetta Series II by Saoutchik (Est. $800,000 - $1,000,000).

    (photo credit Erik Fuller 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby's)
  • 1959 Bocar XP-5 'Meister Bruser III' to be auctioned by RM Sotheby's Auction 1959 Bocar XP-5 'Meister Bruser III' (Est. $500,000 - $700,000).

    (photo credit Darin Schnabel 2016 courtesy RM Sothebys)
  • 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I to be auctioned by RM Sotheby's Auction 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Series I (Est. $2,400,000 - $2,700,000).

    (photo credit Darin Schnabel 2016 courtesy RM Sothebys)
  • 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti to be auctioned by RM Sotheby's Auction 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione 'Tour de France' by Scaglietti (Est. $7,000,000 - $9,000,000) - Sam & Emily Mann: A Collection by Design.

    (photo credit Darin Schnabel 2016 courtesy RM Sothebys)

(Video from 2012 event)

(Video from 2012 event)


Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival
Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center

For the 25th year - this event on Wednesday evening started the Monterey week. Vintage automobiles as well as supercars are showcased in a setting of private jets and historic airplanes.

(Photo courtesy Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival)



AUTOMOBILIA was presented at Pebble Beach Week with the Pebble Beach RetroAuto and Automobilia Monterey.


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