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17 Aug 2014

The Jaguar E-Type Lightweight is back on the prowl after a few decades away

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Jaguar E-Type LIghtweight

Sometimes procrastination has its benefits. Jaguar originally planned to build a run of 18 E-Type Lightweights for racing in the ’60s. However, it was only ever to complete 12 of them. It has taken all of the intervening decades to finally get back to the project and build the final run of new Lightweights. While Jag announced the plan recently, the first continuation model was unveiled during the Pebble Beach weekend.

Coming from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations unit, these cars are identical to the way they left the factory in the ’60s. Jag is even using the same grade of aluminum for the bodies, and the cars are fully compliant for FIA historic racing. Power comes from an aluminum, 3.8-liter inline-six with about 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque routed through a four-speed manual gearbox. Who could guess that in 2014 someone could buy a brand new vehicle from a major manufacturer that comes with Weber carbs? Though, Lucas mechanical fuel injection is an option.

While they look old, these new E-types are also a wonder of modern technology. To get things just right, the company laser scanned an original car to create the new bodies. Check out the gallery from the unveiling to see this old cat on the prowl again.

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17 Aug 2014

Ferrari dominant at high-priced RM Auctions’ Monterey event

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Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

Of the 21 multi-million-dollar lots sold over RM Auctions‘ two-day Monterey event, the top six were Ferraris while the top four were members of the vaunted 275 family. In total, 13 of the 21 seven- and eight-figure entries bore the yellow shield and prancing horse of the Scuderia.

Two cars in particular wowed bidders at the Monterey event – the exceptionally rare Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale and a 275 GTB/4 that was originally owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen.

The GTB/C Speciale was the first of a three-car run. Ferrari originally planned on campaigning the new range as a GT complement to its prototype entries at Le Mans, although squabbles with the FIA limited its racing career. Still, the extremely rare nature of this car means another example probably won’t be coming up for auction for several years. Considering that, the GTB/C’s selling price of $26.4 million does make a bit of sense.

Steve McQueen’s 275 GTB/4, meanwhile, was the second priciest vehicle sold by RM this year, crossing the block for $10,175,000. Other big-money entries included a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, which sold for just over $2 million while Ferrari’s Formula One car from the 2000 season sold for $1.8 million. The priciest non-Italian car to cross the block was a 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout, which sold for $2.53 million.

We have a wide array of photos of some of the big name winners from the last two nights of bidding. You can take a look at the gallery at the top of the page, or just click here.

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17 Aug 2014

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe named Best In Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Best In Show at Pebble Beach

For the first time in the event’s 64-year history, the prestigious Best In Show honor at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been awarded to a Ferrari. The 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe seen here is owned by car collector Jon Shirley of Medina, WA, and as it turns out, has quite a rich history.

Nevermind the fact that it’s currently one of five road-going 375 MMs – this example was ordered by film director Roberto Rossellini, and was actually born as a Pininfarina-bodied competition Spyder. Following an accident, the car’s original body wasn’t able to be saved, but the chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Scaglietti in Modena for replacement, and the finished product became the company’s first passenger car design for Ferrari.

Following its tenure with Rossellini, the car was owned by Mario Savona of Palermo, and later Charles Robert of Paris. Years later, the car was restored by its current owner in 1995, after being found in an underground garage in a Paris suburb.

In addition to being the first Ferrari to win the Best In Show award, this is the first post-war car to take the top honor since 1968. This Ferrari has quite the robust pedigree, having won many Best In Show awards at several events throughout the 1990s, in addition to the Luigi Chinetti Memorial Award at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours.

Have a look at the winning Ferrari in our gallery from Pebble Beach, above.

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe named Best In Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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16 Aug 2014

2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering amazes with beauty from every era

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2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering

If you love cars and motorcycles from past and present, then the Quail might be a little slice of heaven for you. This garden party is set on a golf course during the weekend of automotive events in Monterey, headlined by the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it brings together a fascinating mix of the newest hypercars sitting just a few feet away from the rarest classics of yesteryear.

The models on display for this year’s show were some of the most epically beautiful pieces of machinery known to man, and the range was huge. In terms of modern rarities, Pagani was there showing off the Huaryra in a variety of colors. The paint was so thin on one of them that you could just spot the wave of the carbon fiber below it peeking out like tiger stripes. Bespoke Porsche “reimaginer” Singer was also there showing off its utterly amazing creations.

The group of classics on display was just as jaw dropping, if not more so. One exhibition had Ferrari’s modern supercars sitting all in a row starting with a 288 GTO, the insanely rare Evo version, F40, F50 and an Enzo. There were also two examples of the Jaguar XK-SS on the lawn, which is astounding considering only 16 were made. One of them Steve McQueen’s car from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

We have a ton of images from this year’s show in our gallery, and whether you love cars new or old, it’s definitely worth taking a look.

2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering amazes with beauty from every era originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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16 Aug 2014

$11.55 million 1964 Ferrari 250 LM highlights RM Auctions’ first night in Monterey

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RM Auction in Monterey

Some of the biggest auto auctions of the year are held during the weekend of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Millionaires gather in hopes of outbidding their contemporaries for incredibly rare cars. As Bonhams’ record sale on Thursday of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $38 million showed, these days the world’s most expensive vehicles are found at auctions, often with a prancing horse on the nose.

RM Auctions’ Friday sale reinforced this even more when a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM topped the evening by bringing in $11.55 million, after the 10 percent commission. It wasn’t the only million-dollar vehicle of the event, though. A 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype garnered $6.93 million, and a 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 brought $1.705 million. Even a classic 1948 Tucker 48 had a final price of $1.57 million.

Surprisingly, some rather new cars actually brought in quite big money, too. A 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Vitesse Le Ciel Californien sold for $2.42 million, and a 2006 Ford GT with just 13 miles sold for $407,000.

A few classic racers weren’t quite able to nab a sale, though. A 1986 March 86C that won the Indy 500 stalled out at $1.55 million. That was also true of a 1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP where bidding reached $575,000 and a 1963 Lola Mk6 GT at $1.2 million.

RM has another night of auctions on Saturday, and there are likely to be even more million-dollar cars changing hands. Check out our gallery of Friday’s highlights.

$11.55 million 1964 Ferrari 250 LM highlights RM Auctions’ first night in Monterey originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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15 Aug 2014

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO hits record $38 million sale at Bonhams’ Monterey auction

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This weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegrance brings together some of the rarest and most expensive automobiles in the world onto a tiny peninsula in California jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. But this year, there has been one vehicle on everyone’s lips – a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. Bonhams put up this incredibly rare Prancing Horse at no reserve for its auction at the Quail Lodge, meaning it could have sold for just a dollar. It didn’t though, this ex-Jo Schlesser owned Ferrari sold for a staggering $38.115 million. That makes it the most expensive car ever sold at auction, beating out Bonhams’ sale of a Mercedes W196R last year for $29.65 million.

Ferrari only built 39 of these racers, and they have been million-dollar cars for years. One reportedly sold privately for $52 million last year, and one built for Stirling Moss went for $35 million privately in 2012.

While the spectacle of seeing a 250 GTO drive across the auction block with no reserve and then set a record price was certainly amazing, it wasn’t the only rare Ferrari up for sale during the evening. Bonhams also handpicked some of the most collectible Ferraris in the world and brought them to the stage. The ten cars included a 1962 250 GT Short-Wheelbase Speciale Aerodinamica that went for $6.875 million, a 1953 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta driven to racing victory by Phil Hill for $7.26 million and even a 1978 312 T3 Formula One car for $2.31 million. All told, the group of them sold for $65.945 million.

Scroll down to read Bonhams’ press release about the auction, and check our gallery to view these very valuable Ferraris.

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15 Aug 2014

2014 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance gives the best view in town

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2014 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance

Situated on rolling hills right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, the Monterey Peninsula in California might be one of the most picturesque areas in the United States, but when the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and its related events arrive each year, they bring along a plethora of million-dollar cars that make the view just that much better. You don’t have to be a DuPont or a Vanderbilt to check out these amazing automobiles, though, especially if you’re an early bird.

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance starts early Thursday morning is one of the first big events of this automotive celebration, and it might actually be the weekend’s best-kept secret, especially since it’s completely free. The event brings together a pack of ultra-rare vintage cars to wind through Northern California’s scenic, ocean-side roads as well as a jaunt to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and a display in the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The greatest part of this gathering is that, before setting off at around 8:00 AM, these vintage classics are all lined up for anyone to check out, and the crowds are fairly light. There are rare Ferraris, Maseratis, Bentleys and practically every other exotic brand just sitting there to walk up to and check out. Plus, you actually get to hear them start up and drive away.

As the vehicles complete their tour through the misty morning air, people set up chairs in Carmel to watch these classics go on display on the boulevard. Where else can you go to get the opportunity to smell a steam car’s slightly sweet exhaust and then see a bunch of vintage Rolls-Royces roll in within just minutes of each other? Autoblog’s Drew Phillips was on hand to snap photos of the fantastic vehicles on tour; take a look at the gallery.

2014 Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance gives the best view in town originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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15 Aug 2014

What you missed on 8.15.14

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $38M

A few decades ago you could buy a crappy NBA franchise for $40 million; these days that princely sum will only net you one Ferrari. Provided the Ferrari in question is just exactly the right model, that is. 250 GTO models from the 1962 vintage have been trading hands for silly money for quite some time, though no public sale has rung up for this much ever before. The Pebble Beach festivities are only now kicking off in Northern California, but this sale should give one hell of a start to the auction season.

Hyundai talks performance at Rally Finland

Traveling with Hyundai to check out the always-exciting Neste Oil Rally Finland, we came back with quite a few stories to tell. Keeping abreast of point totals is easy, but forecasting the near future for the WRC grid is both trickier, and more interesting. While we were at it, Hyundai just happened to drop a few tidbits about the future for its upcoming N performance brand, as well. Read it all, here.

The next Corvette ZR1 will be mid-engined

We know, we know. You first heard the legend of the upcoming mid-engined Chevy Corvette when you were just a babe at your grand pappy’s knee. A few promising concept cars and decades worth of rumors have routinely been proved wrong for stories of this ilk, and yet, our friends at Motor Trend really do think that the engine of the next ZR1 might find itself behind the cockpit, when all is said and done. The truth is out there…

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What you missed on 8.15.14 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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14 Aug 2014

1989 Ferrari F40 review had one Italian cyclist seeing rosso

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We’ve got to say: we’re really enjoying the MotorWeek incarnation of this Throwback Thursday trend that seems to be enveloping everyone’s social media feeds. MW has an almost impossibly deep library of historical tape to draw from, meaning each recent Thursday has met with another gem dropped on YouTube.

The last old-timer that drew our interest (and yours, based on all the comments) was a sports car showdown of epic, 1990s proportions. Today though, we’ve got one of the most legendary supercars of all time, the Ferrari F40, presented with the wholesome goodness that is John Davis’ signature style. Any classic road test of the the F40 would probably earn our clicks, but this particular video comes with some added drama around the 5:10 mark.

Don’t rush there, it’s fun to listen to the period-correct praise along the way, but prepare yourself for a near-miss that’s almost as breathtaking as the Ferrari itself.

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13 Aug 2014

Ferrari 250 GTO could fetch as much as $75 million at auction

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Ferrari 250 GTO

Last month we reported on a Ferrari 250 GTO heading for the auction block at Pebble Beach. We knew at the time it would break records and bring in tens of millions of dollars. But now that the gavel is about to drop, it looks like even our projections could fall short.

According to a report on Bloomberg, citing the classic car authorities at Hagerty Insurance, the GTO in question (pictured above) could fetch upwards of $60 million and as much as $75 million when the auction takes place two days from now in Monterey, CA.

Hagerty’s reported estimate would not only blow the previous records out of the water, but would eclipse the pre-sale estimate attributed to Bonhams, the auction house handling its sale, which placed its value between $30 million and $40 million.

The last time we heard of a 250 GTO trading hands (through a private party sale, as they usually do), it reportedly sold for $52 million. The current record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction was also set by Bonhams last year when it auctioned off Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 “Silver Arrow” grand prix racer for nearly $30 million. Whether it’s Bonhams’ estimate, Hagerty’s projection or the precedent of that last GTO that ultimately prevails, we’re almost certain to have a new world record on our hands this weekend.

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