This article is one of three break-out articles from our main Monterey Car Week Preview. The other articles are Penniless in Pebble Beach (the poor man's guide to Monterey Car Week), and Ten $10 million dollar cars head for auction at Pebble Beach. Monterey Car Week is where the big money comes out to play in the collectible car market. There are more million dollar cars sold here than anywhere else, and this year the record books look certain to hit yet another high water mark.

There are 135 cars with estimates running into seven figures at this week's round of Monterey Car Week auctions – ten of them have estimates running into eight figures (more than $10 million per car), and we've covered those cars in a separate article.

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Just a little over a decade ago, in 2004, there were just seven cars that sold for more than a million dollars in Monterey. This year we could see more than that number of cars sold for more than $10 million apiece.

Across it's two auctions (the regular RM Monterey Auction and the separate Pinnacle Portfolio auction), RM-Sotheby's has 56 cars with estimates that suggest they can sell for more than a million dollars. Last year RM sold 35 cars for prices greater than a million, and three for more than ten million. This year, RM-Sotheby's has seven of the ten cars with estimates greater than $10 million dollars.

The titanic struggle for the top end of the market continues. Gooding & Co has 43 cars with seven figure estimates (last year it sold 30 cars for more than a million), and two cars with estimates greater than $10 million (last year it sold one).

Beyond the giants, Mecum is coming to Monterey with 19 cars with million dollar potential, Bonhams has 11, and Rick Cole auctions has nine cars in that category. J-R auctions, a local auction house but a newcomer to Monterey Car Week in 2015, has one. Russo and Steele doesn't believe in putting estimates on it's cars, but there are clearly quite a few that will fetch more than a million

Not all of these cars with million dollar estimates will sell, and the increased supply may be soaked up by a buoyant market, or it may not. Last year, Bonhams' sell-through rate was 92 percent, RM's was 91 percent and Gooding & Company's was 88 percent.

Though sell-through rates can sometimes drop to 50 percent, the last time Gooding's sell-through rate was below 80 percent at Pebble Beach was in 2010 (78.5 percent) and in the last five years in Monterey, RM's sell-through rate hasn't dropped below 85.4 percent.

So unless there's an unforeseen market correction looming, we're likely to see more records broken. Not so long ago, there was a polite round of applause when a car hammered for seven figures. Nowadays, such a price is the norm at Monterey and rarely acknowledged.

Viewing Guide

The magic of Monterey Car Week is now largely available on line with live video feeds of the most significant events, including the centrepiece of the week, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance which can be viewed on Motortrendondemand.com or on the Motor Trend Youtube Channel.

The cars - $1,000,000 to $9,000,000

The following 125 cars are all capable of seven figures, and we should also make mention of the 1982 Porsche 956 upon which Gooding & Co. has placed an estimate of between $7,000,000 and $9,000,000, but it's so special that we figure it's a smokey to pass the magical $10 million barrier so we included it in our separate rundown of cars which are likely to achieve that feat at Monterey this year.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Official Estimate: Between $7,800,000 and $8,600,000

The Ferrari 275 GTB was Ferrari's replacement for the fabled and now near priceless 250 GTO and has been in the spotlight from the moment it was first shown at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1964.

The 275 immediately attracted a stream of celebrity owners such as Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Roger Vadim, George Harrison, Miles Davis, Eric Clapton, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, and Peter Sellers. The 275 GTB and it's subsequent derivations, the open top GTS (record price $2,365,000), GTB/C (record price $26,400,000), the quad cam 275 GTB/4 (record price $10,174,000), through to the 275 GTB/4 NART Spider (which was for a short while the most expensive Ferrari ever sold at $27.7 million) is now a collector car of the highest ilk and much sought-after.

As we mentioned in our main preview, there are quite a few 275 variants going to auction in Monterey this year (two 275 GTBs, four 275 GTB/4s, a 275 GTS and a 275 GTB/6C Alloy) so it will be interesting to see how well the prices hold up.

This 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (9413) is the pick of the 275 litter this year, being the first of the few alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4s built and the sole example originally fitted with the six-carb, competition-specification Tipo 226 3.3-liter V-12 engine. Another car that on a good day, with the wind behind it, might crack $10 million.

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1947 Delahaye 135M Narval

Official Estimate: Between $6,000,000 and $8,000,000

An immediately post-war Delahaye 135M with excellent pre-war sporting qualifications, the celebrated chassis, motor and drivetrain and historically significant marque is merely a blank canvas for one of the greatest of the French coachbuilders, Figoni et Falaschi. At the 1946 Salon de Paris, the first motorshow to be held in postwar France, the Narwhal design caused a sensation. Only seven were made, this being the last. One of the last and most beautiful examples of the flamboyant automotive artist’s work, and one of the star cars of the entire event this year.

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1960 Porsche RS60

Official Estimate: Between $5,500,000 and $7,000,000

Long after Sir Stirling Moss retired, he purchased a very similar car to this because it was one of his most beloved racing cars. Sir Stirling describes the Porsche RS60/61 series as having been "just super cars – beautifully balanced and simply tailor-made for such races as the mighty Targa Florio around 440 miles of Sicilian mountain roads." This is one of the cars he raced that gave him such fond memories. It's the type of car which rewards good driving. Sir Stirling's RS61 sold at Goodwood recently for £1,905,500 (US$2,998,329). Considering that the other three works RS60s are in the Porsche Museum, and the Porsche collections of Miles Collier and Dr. Julio Palmaz, this car (718-044) represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire Porsche’s legendary RS60 four-cam Spyder.

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

Official Estimate: Between $5,500,000 and $6,500,000

One of only 29 aluminum-bodied examples of the famous Gullwing, this car also features the desirable Sonderteile motor, sports suspension, and Rudge wheels, all fitted new at the factory. This car was formerly owned by Swiss industrialist Rene Wassermann and Pennsylvania State Senator Theodore Newell Wood, has been restored by world-renowned specialist Kienle Automobiltechnik. Finally, it is part of the Pinnacle Portfolio which will most likely become the most expensive automotive collection ever sold at auction a week from now. The world record price for a 300 SL is $4,620,000, set by Gooding & Co. for another 1955 alloy Gullwing at Scottsdale in January, 2012. Expect this car to become the new record holder.

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1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe

Official Estimate: Between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000

Among Ferrari’s most exclusive coachbuilt V-12 models, the 410 Superamerica is powered by a slightly detuned version of the engine which won Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana in 1954, the year before the model's introduction. Across all three series of the model, only 35 were built, and they cost around twice as much as a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing when new – around $16,000. Remarkable cars often have an equally remarkable provenance and this car was purchased new by the Shah (Reza Pahlavi) of Iran in 1957, passing to his wife, Princess Soraya, following their divorce in 1958. Other Superamerica owners included Emperor Bao-Dai of Vietnam, Renato Bialetti of the Bialetti Italian kitchenware conglomerate, Fred Lip of the famous LIP clock and watch company, Pietro Barilla of the Italian bread and pasta company of the same name, and Count Somsky of Switzerland. The car comes with an extensive file of Concours honors, a complete history, and the knowledge it is being auctioned to benefit charity.

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Official Estimate: Between $4,000,000 and $6,000,000

Referred to in the official Gooding & Co. description as a "virtual time-warp 275 GTB/4", this car is believed to retain the majority of its factory-original paint finish. The drivetrain, interior, mufflers, and even the tires are also thought to be original, with the undercarriage replete with original plating and finishes, the original brake hoses, stencils, decals, hardware, and factory markings. Carefully preserved in every respect with a string of top level concours honors, perfect books and factory-original tool roll, it is one of the most original 275s in existence.

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The Pope's Ferrari Enzo

Official Estimate: Between $4,000,000 and $6,000,000

Another gem from the Pinnacle Portfolio, this 2005 Ferrari Enzo was the 400th and final Enzo built, and was gifted to His Holiness Pope John Paul II by Ferrari. The ten year old car has been driven just 179 kilometers from new and is as desirable a specimen of the breed as it's possible to get. It is however, the Papal provenance and blessing of the car which is the X-factor in this sale. The blessing of a Pope can sometimes cause people to pay irrational figures, as we saw when an otherwise standard 2013 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide with a street value of around $12,000 sold for EUR 241,500 (US$330,938) at Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale in Paris last year. "Odds on" to set a new world price record for the model.

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1931 Bentley 4½-Liter Supercharged 2-Seat Sports

Official Estimate: Between $4,500,000 and $5,500,000

One of the 50 original supercharged “Blower” Bentleys and hence as priceless as the diamonds that made Bentley financier and chairman Woolf Barnato’s fortune. They seldom ever change hands, and when they do, it is often quietly among enthusiasts. The opportunity to purchase one at public auction is rare indeed.

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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti

Official Estimate: Between $3,600,000 and $4,200,000

One of just nine long-nose, torque-tube, alloy-bodied examples fitted with six Weber carburetors, complete history with just four Californian owners from new, matching numbers, original books, tools, and submitted for Ferrari Classiche certification.

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Official Estimate: Between $3,500,000 and $4,000,000

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Official Estimate: Between $3,400,000 and $3,600,000

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1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

Official Estimate: Between $3,000,000 and $3,500,000

It's interesting to note that this car's estimate puts it in world record territory for a 330 GTS from the get-go. The world record price of $2,928,467 (€ 2,128,000) for the model was achieved at RM's Monte Carlo sale in May, 2014, and it's only in the last two years that 330s have been fetching seven figures at all – $2,420,000 by Gooding at Scottsdale in January, 2015, an unrestored barnfind which sold by Gooding for $2,062,500 at the same sale one year prior, and another which fetched $1,936,000 at RM's Don Davis Collection sale in Fort Worth in April, 2013 are the only 330s to get much above $1 million at auction. Only three others have ever exceeded $1 million at auction – $1,099,671 (€851.200) by RM in Monte Carlo in May, 2012, $1,023,000 by RM in Monterey last year, and $1,017,500 by Bonhams in Monterey last year.

The 330's star is on the rise though, and this car puts a plausible case for record status as it was on the cover of the December 1969 Road & Track, was purchased new by car collector, casino magnate and Western US Ferrari distributor Bill Harrah, who then gifted it to his (then) wife, singer-songwriter Bobby Gentry.

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider

Official Estimate: Between $3,000,000 and $3,500,000

The highest priced of six Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas up for grabs at Monterey this year, but the only Spider amongst them, and hence valued at three times the Berlinetta's price – one of the reasons so many people have cut the top off their 365s over the years. There were only 121 genuine Daytona Spiders made, and it was in an identical car to this that Raul Julia ripped off the rear view mirror and delivered one of cinema's most memorable lines in The Gumball Rally (1976): “And now, my friend, the first rule of Italian driving ... what’s behind me is not important.”

Numerous high profile celluloid appearances and awards boosted the legend of the 365, but for genuine bad boy street cred, the pinnacle was the car's win in the underground across-America street race known as the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.

Driven by F1 driver Dan Gurney and journalist Brock Yates, the car covered the NY-LA distance of 2,876 miles (4,628 km) in 35 hours 54 minutes for an 80.1 mph (129 km/h) average. Gurney's famously quipped, "we never once exceeded 175 miles per hour."

Correct in every way (matching numbers, books, tools), this 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider was US-delivered and factory-fitted with air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels. The world record price for a 365 Daytona Spider at auction was set by RM in Scottsdale earlier this year at $3,300,000 then equalled by the newly-named RM-Sotheby's at Amelia Island two months later.

These eclipsed the $2,970,000 of the previous record holder (GTB, not a GTB/4) set at Pebble Beach by Gooding & Co. in 2013 and the record for a GTS/4 Daytona of $2,640,000 set by Bonhams at Quail Lodge (Monterey) last year.

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1957 Maserati 450S

Official Estimate: Between $2,500,000 and $3,500,000

The Maserati 450S was one of the fastest and most powerful sports-racer of the 1950s, famously dubbed "the bazooka" by Sir Stirling Moss. This car was originally one of four works team cars but it's history is clouded in crashes and even the marque's most respected historians disagree on its lineage. In April, 1985, at the height of the famous collector car price bubble, one of the original 450S works cars was sold by Christie's for $2,038,387 and a prototype of the model failed to sell on an estimate of € 4,000,000 to € 5,500,000 in Monaco in 2014. If this car's origins are accurate, it was raced by both Fangio and Moss, but Maserati's record keeping in the day has done it a gross injustice as a collector car and it is difficult to put an even vaguely accurate figure on what it might fetch, or what it's redeemable value might be in the future. Worth reading the full story on the auction page.

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1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast

Official Estimate: Between $3,000,000 and $3,400,000

Unveiled at the 1964 Geneva Auto Salon, the 500 Superfast was the last in a series of ultra-exclusive Ferrari road cars, built in limited numbers (36 only) for the world’s elite. Owners of the 170 mph 500 Superfast included Shah Reza Pahlevi of Iran, Barbara Hutton, and Peter Sellers. This car was purchased new by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, the first of only six owners in the car's 50 year history, which included 17 years in the Mas du Clos Collection. The current owner commissioned an exhaustive two-year restoration by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products and the voluminous supporting documentation that comes with the car includes invoices totaling $1,000,000 in creating a Platinum-Award-Winner. The total package is near perfect and includes Ferrari Classiche certification, all the original books, tools, and luggage.

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1966 Ferrari 206 S Dino Spider

Official Estimate: Between $2,600,000 and $3,400,000

One of just 18 built, the Dino 206 S Spider was the first car to wear a Dino badge on the bonnet instead of the traditional Ferrari badge. This car has an unbroken and undisputed provenance from new, and as with all of the 18 originals, the ownership includes a succession of noted collectors. Painstakingly examined and authenticated by Marcel Massini. Only three of the 18 cars have ever gone to auction, with sales of €2,520,000 (US$3,255,604) at Monaco in May, 2012, € 2,072,000 ($2,851,402) at Monaco in May, 2014, and €2,420,000 ($3,269,541) at Maranello in May, 2007.

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1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

Official Estimate: Between $2,750,000 and $3,250,000

One of two Ferrari 275 GTB models for sale at Monterey, along with several other 275 variants elsewhere in this listing.

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1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

Official Estimate: Between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000

Everyone knows about the mythical Ferrari 250 GTO and the astronomical prices the car commands. The GTO was made in very limited numbers and they are so balanced, powerful, drivable and rare that they now sell for beyond $50 million dollars. Ferrari didn't use the magical GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) moniker a second time for no reason. The 288 GTO is an extraordinary car built to go racing and when the FIM abolished its intended racing category, it never got to demonstrate just how good it really was on the racetrack. It's greatest fault is that it isn't nearly as rare as the original 250 GTO, with 272 cars made versus the 39 of the original GTO. Just the same, the entire production run was sold before production even started. It may not have quite the exclusivity or as much time in the marketplace as the original (being made in 1984-1985 compared to the 250 GTO's production period of 1962-1964), but it’s better looking than it’s dad, much faster (189 mph) and a genuine driver’s car.

The data suggests the 288 GTO is now moving into the realms of becoming a gold plated investment. The above chart plots every 288 GTO that has sold at auction in the last two decades and it tells an interesting story. It also helps to give perspective to RM-Sotheby's estimate on the Pinnacle Portfolio 288 GTO of $2,400,000 to $2,800,000 and Bonhams' estimate of $2,500,000 to $3,000,000 on it's 288 GTO which is also Ferrari Classiche certified.

Note that these are ALL the prices for auctioned Ferrari 288 GTOs sold anywhere in the world in the last 20 years, not just the best prices, and unlike share certificates, which are all exactly the same, each car has a unique history and is quite different to another of the same model on the auction block.

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1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible

Official Estimate: Between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000

Many claim the Cuda Hemi Convertible was the first American muscle car to broach $1,000,000 at auction back in 2002, though we cannot verify this claim (can anyone assist?).

Whilst the 2002 claim might be another internet-generated-myth based on a speculative headline, there's no doubt the limited edition droptop cuda is one of the most collectible of the American muscle cars, with only 14 produced in 1970 and 11 in 1971 before production ceased of the rare 426 cubic inch, 425 horsepower model.

The car has definitely been a $2 million dollar car for almost a decade, first broaching that barrier at Scottsdale in January, 2006 when Barrett-Jackson sold a 1970 model for $2,160,000. RM beat the 2006 model auction record at Scottsdale the following year (2007) when it sold a 1971 model for $2,420,000, creating a record that stood for seven years.

In Seattle last year (2014), a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible sold for $3.5 million, creating yet another auction record for the model which is generally regarded as the crown jewel of American muscle cars. The reality TV drama which played out on NBCSN is worth watching as the car crept past $3 million and edged towards its reserve.

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2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport "300"

Official Estimate: Between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000

They don't come much more exclusive than this. It's number #300 of the 300 Veyron coupes built, and one of just eight US-specification Veyron 16.4 Super Sports built. It produces 1,200 horsepower and has a top speed of 258 mph, and was displayed by Bugatti at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. With only 308 miles from new on the odometer, it comes with a unique pre-owned warranty from Bugatti Certified, including two years of service and a set of complementary tires.

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1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan

Official Estimate: Between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000

One of only three known Dietrich Individual Custom Sports Sedans, a distinguished provenance and an award-winning restoration make this a particularly desirable car.

Arguably the most attractive closed automobiles of the prewar era, Dietrich’s V-windshield Individual Custom Sport Sedans are brilliant expressions of the coachbuilt Packard and, to many, the finest of all American classics. Built to the highest standards of the era and outfitted with the most exquisite art deco details, these rare custom-bodied Packards are masterpieces of automotive art, created by the masters of Detroit’s golden age – Raymond Dietrich, Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, and Edward Macauley.

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina

Official Estimate: Between $2,650,000 and $2,950,000

The second of two Ferrari 330 GTS models for sale at Monterey. See further up this page for the 1968 model and previous sale history for the model.

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1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet

Official Estimate: Between $2,400,000 and $2,800,000

The 212 achieved many racing successes but more importantly it put some 110 individual chassis in the hands of clients. The 212 was bodied in a bewildering array of styles from lightweight spyders, coupés and berlinettas to stylish and luxurious cabriolets. Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale contributed most of the 212's coachwork but the 212 also provided the basis for the first Ferrari by Pinin Farina and important designs by both Touring and Ghia. This Vignale-bodied car was owned for 39 years by noted collector Charles G. Renaud, and comes with Ferrari Classiche certification and a Marcel Massini report. The car underwent a two-year restoration which was completed in 2014 in time for it to show at Pebble Beach where it was awarded second-in-class.

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1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

Official Estimate: Between $2,400,000 and $2,800,000

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1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

Official Estimate: Between $2,250,000 and $2,750,000

This is a rare factory-raced example of a 904 Carrera GTS, the company’s landmark machine built to compete in race and rally competition at the highest levels for the 1964 season. Results in period include 1964 Targa Florio (2nd overall), 1964 1,000 Km Nürburgring (12th overall), 1964 24 hours of Le Mans (10th overall, 3rd in GT class), 1964 DARM GT Norisring, (2nd overall), 1964 Tour de France (4th overall, 2nd in Class) and 1965 Rallye Monte Carlo (2nd overall). Only 107 examples of the 904 Carrera GTS were built, and only nine were used by the factory for competition purposes, so this car is in a short but elite list of desirable racing Porsches.

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1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso'

Official Estimate: Between $2,250,000 and $2,750,000

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1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

Official Estimate: Between $2,200,000 and $2,600,000

Part of the Pinnacle Portfolio, one of only 148 built, the original supercar, and a good chance to set a new record price for the model. The current record price for a Miura at auction is $ 2,310,000 set at Amelia Island in March (2015) by a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, one of only two Miura's that have bested the $2 million barrier (the other being a 1971 SV which sold for $2,090,000 in Monterey last year). Miura's are certainly appreciating in value though and a 1971 Miura SVJ fetched $1,897,500 in the Scottsdale auctions of January this year. This car was last seen at auction at Scottsdale, 2012 when Gooding & Co. sold it for $1,100,000.

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB

Official Estimate: Between $2,200,000 and $2,500,000

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1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Comp

Official Estimate: No official estimate on this car

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2005 Maserati MC12 GT1

Official Estimate: Between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000

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1994 Ferrari F40 LM

Official Estimate: Between $2,000,000 and $2,500,000

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1998 Ferrari 333 SP

Official Estimate: Between $2,000,000 and $2,400,000

A successful two season international racing history, including fourth place at the 1999 24 Hours of Daytona. Presented in its original Auto Sport Racing Team livery with a full history by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini.

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1952 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic by Ghia

Official Estimate: Between $1,900,000 and $2,400,000

Remarkably, only a handful of cars were ever sculpted to the Supersonic design of Ghia's Giovanni Savonuzzi : a small run of 15 Fiat 8Vs, an Aston Martin, and three Jaguar XK120s. Exclusivity and beauty are hence part of this exquisite package and by coincidence, two of those cars, this Jag and a Fiat (below) are both available at Monterey on the same day this year. Make sure you read both auction descriptions. You will not get such choice again.

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1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,400,000

Rare and beautiful and available as a Jaguar or as a FIAT 8V on August 14, 2015 at auctions a few miles and a few hours apart. See directly above.

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,400,000

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2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 "001"

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,400,000

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta 'Lusso'

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,300,000

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1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso'

Official Estimate: Russo & Steele does not post estimates

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,900,000 and $2,200,000

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1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,200,000

Launched at the 1959 Paris Salon, the elegant 250 GT Series II Cabriolet was the droptop version of the 250 Pinin Farina Coupe, succeeding the 250 GT Series I Cabriolet as Ferrari’s primary open road car. With performance rivaling the 250 GT California Spider, only 200 of the 250 GT Series II Cabriolet were produced.

This example (2533 GT) was the 127th second-series 250 Pinin Farina Cabriolet built, this car has a remarkably complete history, including a sales history which tracks the fortunes of vintage Ferrari prices ebbs and flows. Though originally shell grey, it was advertised in the March 1987 issue of German magazine Motor Klassik with a factory hardtop, painted red with Borrani wire wheels for DM149,000 (US$285,782), selling again in November 1990 at an Orion auction in Monaco for €435,000 ($530,000), and again in December 1998 as Lot 177 at Brooks Gstaad auction for CHF212,500 ($286,130). The vehicle received Ferrari Classiche certification in early 2013 and was hence sold at RM’s Villa Erba auction in May of that year for €834.400 ($1,080,948).

2533 GT has just emerged from a complete restoration to its factory-original color combination, including a bare-metal repaint, a re-trimmed interior, a new convertible top, restoration of the hardtop, plus rebuilding of the engine and transmission. Automobile Club d’Italia paperwork and the Ferrari Classiche Red Book accompany the sale.

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,200,000

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,200,000

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,200,000

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2015 McLaren P1

Official Estimate: Between $1,900,000 and $2,100,000

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1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet

Official Estimate: Between $1,700,000 and $2,100,000

In a recent article on a Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster which sold for around 10% of its potential value, we pondered the intricacies which dictate the authenticity of collectible automobiles. This is another such car. It began life exactly as it now looks, with a genuine work-of-art body made by Saoutchik and a Talbot-Lago engine and Grand-Prix-derived chassis. Rare, desirable, drop-dead-gorgeous and ... it has led a hard life and the original body was removed and this is a reconstruction. The 10,000 hour restoration resulted in the masterpiece being recreated exactly as it would have been, but the value of an investment involves many considerations and the ability to resell that investment is one of them.

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2005 Maserati MC12

Official Estimate: Between $1,800,000 and $2,000,000

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2015 McLaren P1

Official Estimate: Between $1,750,000 and $2,000,000

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1967 Porsche 906 E

Official Estimate: Between $1,600,000 and $2,000,000

A genuine Porsche works racer and a near perfect example of the ultimate development of the "works 906" - fuel injection, long-nose and short-tail bodywork. Fully restored and presented in 1967 Sebring 12 Hour livery. Rare, authentic, excellent investment whether you want to go period racing or not.

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1995 Ferrari F50

Official Estimate: Between $1,600,000 and $2,000,000

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1933 Duesenberg Model SJ 'Riviera' Phaeton by Brunn

Official Estimate: Between $1,600,000 and $2,000,000

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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental 2-Seat Drophead Coupe

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000

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1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 'Periscopio'

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000

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1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 RED/NART Le Mans

Official Estimate: Between $1,400,000 and $2,000,000

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1960 Chevrolet CERV I

Official Estimate: Between $1,300,000 and $2,000,000

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2005 Maserati MC12

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $1,900,000

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1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $1,900,000

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1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

Official Estimate: Between $1,600,000 and $1,800,000

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1933 Delage D8 S Cabriolet

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $1,800,000

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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $1,800,000

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1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

Official Estimate: Between $1,400,000 and $1,800,000

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1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

Official Estimate: Between $1,400,000 and $1,800,000

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2008 Lamborghini Reventón

Official Estimate: Between $1,400,000 and $1,800,000

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1938 Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,800,000

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1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Prototype by Ghia

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,800,000

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1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

Official Estimate: Between $1,500,000 and $1,750,000

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1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe 'Boano Prototype'

Official Estimate: Between $1,250,000 and $1,750,000

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Official Estimate: Between $1,450,000 and $1,700,000

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1964 Aston Martin DB5

Official Estimate: Between $1,350,000 and $1,650,000

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Official Estimate: Between $1,300,000 and $1,600,000

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1957 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe by Boano

Official Estimate: Between $1,300,000 and $1,500,000

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1967 Toyota 2000GT

Official Estimate: Between $1,250,000 and $1,500,000

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,500,000

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1989 Ferrari F40

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,500,000

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1991 Ferrari F40

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,500,000

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,500,000

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1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,500,000

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1990 Ferrari F40

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,400,000

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1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,400,000

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2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,400,000

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2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Official Estimate: Russo & Steele does not post estimates

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1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

Official Estimate: Between $1,200,000 and $1,400,000

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1954 Fiat 8V Coupe by Vignale

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,400,000

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,300,000

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1953 Siata 208S Sports Two Seater

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,300,000

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1992 Ferrari F40

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,300,000

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1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,100,000 and $1,300,000

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1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,300,000

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1967 Toyota 2000GT

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,300,000

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2008 Koenigsegg CCXR

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,300,000

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1987 Porsche 959 Komfort

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,250,000

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1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,250,000

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1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,250,000

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1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Coupe

Official Estimate: Between $950,000 and $1,250,000

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,250,000

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1963 AC 289 Cobra

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,250,000

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000

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1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon

Official Estimate: Between $1,000,000 and $1,200,000

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1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta U.S. Prototype

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,200,000

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1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,100,000

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,100,000

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,100,000

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible

Official Estimate: Between $850,000 and $1,100,000

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1969 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina

Official Estimate: Between $850,000 and $1,100,000

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe

Official Estimate: Russo & Steele does not post estimates

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1927 Bentley 6 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,100,000

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1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,000,000

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1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

Official Estimate: Russo & Steele does not post estimates

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1965 Shelby 289 Cobra

Official Estimate: Between $900,000 and $1,000,000

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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

Official Estimate: Between $850,000 and $1,000,000

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1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider

Official Estimate: Between $850,000 and $1,000,000

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1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,000,000

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1967 Toyota 2000 GT

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,000,000

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1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,000,000

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1965 Lamborghini 350 GT by Touring

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,000,000

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1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Two-Seater Sports by Hooper

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $1,000,000

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1995 Mercedes-Benz Lotec C1000

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $1,000,000

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1905 Pungs-Finch Finch Limited Touring

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $1,000,000

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray GM Styling Coupe "GPV-57"

Official Estimate: Between $700,000 and $1,000,000

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1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

Official Estimate: Between $875,000 and $950,000

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1961 Aston Martin DB4

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $950,000

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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $950,000

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1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $950,000

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1968 Ferrari 365 GTC

Official Estimate: Between $800,000 and $900,000

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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $900,000

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1968 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina

Official Estimate: Between $750,000 and $900,000

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1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Official Estimate: Between $600,000 and $800,000

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1949 Veritas Scorpion Kabriolet

Official Estimate: None provided

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