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1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe Roadster by Bertone

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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,

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 E Sedan AMG: 6.0 Hammer

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 E Sedan AMG
Location: Italy
Sold for 84,000 Euros at  Sotheby’s Auction / Duemila Ruote / November 25th, 2016
  Base Price when new:  $121,472 USD to $161,422 USD Model: 300E AMG 6.0 ‘Hammer’ Engine: 6.0 liter V8 / 375 horsepower Transmission: 5-speed manual Mileage: 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.
Car and Driver Article on the AMG Hammer W124     Click Here for Article
 

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica in Connecticut

 

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

Location: Connecticut 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.