1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe Roadster by Bertone
Sold at Sotheby’s Auction Monterey on August 2016 for $445,000 US Dollars
Chassis no. 404/X/3075
Engine no. BS1/MKII/278
Body no. 5876
Arnolt-Bristols were built largely by hand and in limited quantities, just 142 were constructed over a period of seven years, with 130 being sold, as 12 were destroyed in a Chicago warehouse fire.
The car offered here is one of approximately 80 Arnolt-Bristols that remain extant today. According to its restorer, Jack Farland, it began life as one of two cars owned by a husband and wife who fancied themselves club racers. The couple sold his car in the late 1950s to another enthusiast in Illinois, George Adamaek. Mr. Adamaek raced the car until 1966, then stored it in his garage for nearly five decades before selling it to Mr. Farland, who passed it thereafter to the consignor.
Farland Classic Restoration of Englewood, Colorado, then undertook a meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration of the car to its original condition, reportedly taking approximately 6,000 hours. The car was completely disassembled,
Sold for 84,000 Euros at Sotheby’s Auction / Duemila Ruote / November 25th, 2016
Base Price when new: $121,472 USD to $161,422 USDModel: 300E AMG 6.0 ‘Hammer’Engine: 6.0 liter V8 / 375 horsepowerTransmission: 5-speed manualMileage: Unknown
This is a early W124 body AMG 6.0 Hammer from 1988. The expected price range at Auction was from 2,500 – 5000 Euros but sold for an astounding 84,000 Euros. At the time, it was considered the fastest passenger sedan in the world. It was faster than the Lamborghini Countach from 60-120mph.
Whats interesting about this car to me is that its a manual transmission. I have never seen an AMG car fitted this way. The AMG steering wheel and the Recaro Seats are in good condition. In typical AMG fashion, it has black AMG monoblock wheels that match the body.
F1 Gear Box
Odometer: 14,968 Miles
4 Owner Car
Price $450,000 US Dollars
This rare Ferrari 575 Superamerica is 1 of 550 built. Enzo Ferrari believed that there should always be one fewer car available than what the market demanded. What made the Superamerica different was the use of an electrochromic glass panel roof which rotated 180 degrees at the rear to lie flat over the boot. This is a 4 owner car and has only 14,968 miles. It is not a 6 speed manual car but an F1 gear box car. I would think the manual cars command a premium to this one. I have only seen one in person and that was at Pebble Beach. Unfortunately, I did not get to see the owner retract the top.
The Superamerica used the higher-output tune of the V-12 engine, F133 G, rated at 533 hp (397 kW; 540 PS) and Ferrari marketed it as the world’s fastest convertible, with a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). The GTC handling package was optional.
1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT L Series (Euro Model)
Full Restoration completed by Dealer
The Series 1 cars totaled 357 examples built until the summer of 1970. They used the same center bolt wheels as the Dino 206 model.
Vin #: 00954
Odometer: 68,250 Kilometers
Knock Off wheels