EDITORIAL

Originality And Innovation Celebrated At 2018 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance

Against the striking backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, the 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta claimed the Best of Show Award at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. 234 cars graced the fairways at Pebble Beach Golf Links® as enthusiasts mingled, witnessing awe-inspiring vintage automobiles alongside contemporary cutting-edge concept cars. Such a bold juxtaposition of old and new embodies …

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TOP NEWS

Bonhams: Multiple World Records At Bonhams Monterey Auction

Bonhams: Multiple World Records At Bonhams Monterey Auction

Bonhams' annual auction, held Friday at Quail Lodge during the largest collector car week in the world, was a thundering success. With 135 cars on offer, the garden party atmosphere in sunny Carmel Valley was the perfect setting for a sale that achieved a highly respectable sell-through rate of 82% with the collections of Walter & Emily Mead and Robert …

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Dix Mille Tours Du Castellet: All About!

Dix Mille Tours Du Castellet: All About!

Since 2010, the Dix Mille Tours of Le Castellet event has become one of the must-attend rendez-vous of European historic races at the end of the season. It welcomes all the Peter Auto grids. The 9th staging of the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet is being held earlier than usual, and it will take full advantage of the summer weather …

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Divo: The Most Agile And Dynamic Car Bugatti Has Ever Created

Divo: The Most Agile And Dynamic Car Bugatti Has Ever Created

The DIVO is the most agile and dynamic car BUGATTI has ever created - a perfect homage for the 110th anniversary, which will be held in 2019. A monumental driving machine, production will be strictly limited to just 40 units. Combining heart-stopping acceleration and greater downforce, it is made to excite – a car built for corners. Thanks to its …

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The 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise In Photos

The 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise In Photos

The Woodward Dream Cruise claims to be the world’s largest one-day automotive event, and it’s difficult to argue otherwise. On August 18, more than one million people and 40,000 classic and collector cars converged on Detroit and its northern suburbs to cruise along iconic Woodward Avenue. Although cruising America’s first highway (M-1) has been a popular activity for decades, the …

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Aston Martin DB4GT Restoration by Adrian Johnson

Aston Martin DB4GT Restoration by Adrian Johnson

When the latest owner of this illustrious motor car approached us 3 years ago with the brief to restore this car back to its original road car configuration as it left the factory, we knew we had a great opportunity to work on a really significant Aston Martin. This DB4GT has more or less been raced throughout its life and …

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Walter Payton's Porsche to Headline Mecum Chicago 2018

Walter Payton's Porsche to Headline Mecum Chicago 2018

As one of the top-rated running backs in the NFL’s nearly 100-year history, the Chicago Bears’ Walter Payton is an undeniable legend, and so were his cars. The very first collector car he ever purchased, his professed favorite and the one he owned the longest is now slated to cross the Mecum auction block at the company’s Chicago 2018 auction …

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Aston Martin Recreates Iconic James Bond Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin Recreates Iconic James Bond Goldfinger DB5

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films. Following the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions*, will be created for customers by Aston Martin Works and EON Productions. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be based on James Bond’s legendary …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé by HK-Engineering

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé by HK-Engineering

This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé in silver combined with blue checkered cloth seats was delivered on November 23, 1955 to the Mercedes-Benz branch in London, England, and handed over to its first owner, an English lawyer, according to the present delivery papers. Even today, there is a unique image that shows the 300 SL Coupé over 60 years ago with …

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1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder by Hamann Classic Cars

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder by Hamann Classic Cars

A beautifully restored example of this Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. One of only 227 cars built in total. An original GT carburetor version with front disc brakes and an optional factory hardtop. Finished in striking color combination of Argento Luna with Tobacco leather interior. Three owners from new. The car once belonged to famous French Ferrari collector Jean-Claude Bajol …

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1967 Brabham BT21A by Grand Prix Classics

1967 Brabham BT21A by Grand Prix Classics

One of 10 B21As built as Formula Libre for Lotus Twin Cam Power and Hewland FT200 gearbox. Brabham Factory records show delivery to Hugh Dibley for client at Ford Motor Company. It has a fully documented ownership history from Dibley to present owner. SCCA Central Division Regional Champion in 1977 with Richard Cole. Most recently raced with HMSA and CSRG …

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MARKET TRENDS

An In-Depth Look At The 10 Biggest Sales At 2018 Monterey

An In-Depth Look At The 10 Biggest Sales At 2018 Monterey

At the end of a long week in which six auctions were held and more than 800 cars were sold, Monterey 2018 totaled over $368 million—a 12-percent increase over last year. The headline-making cars sold successfully and sold well, for the most part. Demand for prewar greats was high, and buyer preference for low-mile original cars at any price point …

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TOP CARS

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

1971 Minneapolis, Can-Am Donnybroke – Jo Siffert awaits the qualifying session in his Porsche 917/10 accompanied by his mechanics Edi Wyss, Hugo Schibler and the gofer. He achieved 5th place; archive Edi Wyss; CH – Thomas Horat Collection

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

Bonhams: Zoute Sale

Bonhams: Zoute Sale

Following the excellent results of the first ZOUTE SALE® in 2013, and the even more succesfull ZOUTE SALE® in 2015, auction house Bonhams decided to organize this year again a sale as part of the ZOUTE GRAND PRIX®. The catalogue of exceptional high quality is again expected to attract a strong attendance by both national and international buyers and collectors. www.zoutegrandprix.be

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RM Sotheby's: London

RM Sotheby's: London

Known for its electric atmosphere and specializing in everything from imposing Edwardians to modern supercars, RM Sotheby's London auction has been one of the most successful sales on the European calendar since 2007. www.rmsothebys.com

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Trophée Des Alpes

Trophée Des Alpes

For more than twenty years, thousands of teams have revved up their engines at the starting lines of the Zanirolis’ incomparable events. www.zaniroli.com

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Silver Arrows

Silver Arrows

Following the successful ‘Silver Arrows 1934 - 1939’ exhibition held in 2012, the Louwman Museum, in close cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Classic in Stuttgart, Germany, is proud to host an exhibition of the legendary Mercedes-Benz racing cars from the 1950s during the summer months. www.louwmanmuseum.nl

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Salon Privé

Salon Privé

A Concours d'Elégance in the truest sense, Salon Privé is the most luxurious of garden parties set against the backdrop of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace. Presenting the finest collection of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, along with a luxury retail village and exquisite cuisine, it is a truly unique experience. www.salonpriveconcours.com

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Bonhams: Goodwood Revival
Historics: The Autumn Sale

Historics: The Autumn Sale

With its home at the Brooklands Museum, Britain's most evocative motoring arena, Historics auction house is now firmly established for the sale and purchase of the finest historic, classic and sports cars and motoring memorabilia. www.historics.co.uk

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Porsche Rennsport Reunion

Porsche Rennsport Reunion

The four-day “family reunion” takes place September 27-30 at legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Posters for past Rennsport Reunions quickly became collector’s items. www.porsche.com

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PROFILE

De Tomaso Pantera

When the Modena-based company Automobili De Tomaso introduced the Pantera in New York in 1970 as the successor to the De Tomaso Mangusta, no one would have believed that the car would still be built 20 years later. With the Pantera De Tomaso had been a step ahead of their competitors. At this time Ferrari and Maserati both have not …

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