Auctions marathon in Arizona

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This one-off custom-made car looks similar to a ‚37 Delahaye and was Boyd Coddington‘s last build before he passed away. Known as „The French Connection,“ the car has a custom one-off Art Morrison chassis, an Italian-made 12.8-liter, all-aluminum HEMI-headed V12 BPM motor, and a custom-built Turbo 400 transmission. Also features a custom Ford 9“ rear end, coilover suspension and custom one-off Boyd Coddington wheels. The custom hand-formed aluminum and steel body is by Marcel and Sons. The upholstery is made from 15 full ostrich skins and two full cow hides. Also has custom-made fitted luggage and a custom fuel-injection system. This is Boyd‘s last vision for a car – his final ride. Comes with Letter of Authenticity from Boyd‘s wife, Jo Coddington. **TITLED AS A 2015 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION**



The 45. Birthday auction of Barret-Jackson in Arizona will be nine days long. More than 1500 collector vehicles are to be sold at this time. As a representative of the time in that Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett established their company, a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K A roadster will be sold. It was also one of the first vehicles, which has been auctioned by the company’s two founders. The now offered 540 K was shipped originally to field marshal Erhard Milch, before it went to the Switzerland. In 1982, the car was completely restored and spent most of the time in museums from then on. On several Concours events, the Mercedes-Benz 540 K roadster was considered with prices.




German cars are the big theme at Bonhams on January 28 at the Westin Kierland Resort. A fine selection of beautiful historic Porsche: Carrera, turbos, Targas, convertibles and Speedsters. Highlight are a Porsche 356 carrera 2 GS Coupe built in 1962 and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. From Munich comes the BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” with matching numbers and a only few kilometers and many trophies that were won with the car in races. Bonhams has also an impressive range of Italian sports cars, such as a range of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Maserati




We are clearly privileged with various automobiles from touring, Pininfarina, Boano and A.P. Compton, that we can offer in Scottsdale“, says David Gooding, head of the auction house Gooding & company. The fine selection of exclusive vintage cars includes a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Car chassis number 0060 M was presented in Paris at the automotive Salon by Luigi Chinetti . As a new car, the vehicle then was owned by Briggs Cunningham, who raced it in Buenos Aires, Sebring, Bridgehampton, Watkins Glen. Now, the car has been restored in its original color and is estimated from $ 5.75 to $ 6.5 million. www.




RM Sothebys

RM Sotheby’s  will offer about 100 vehicles in  Scottsdale and hopes on the success of 1915 (sales $63.7 million). A special car on offer is the 1956 Jaguar D-type works ‘Long Nose’, chassis No. XKD 604. It is the first of six copies, which were built in the season of 1956. In 2011, the car was presented at the Jaguar heritage exhibition during the Monterey Motorsports reunion.