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Best from the block: Highlights from the Pebble Beach collectible car auctions

Best from the block: Highlight...
Begun in 1950, the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has grown in stature over the last decade to become THE most important upmarket automotive event in the world. Five of the ten most expensive cars ever sold at auction have sold at Pebble Beach, with our stats showing that 12 of the top 20 and 57 of the top 100 have also sold at Pebble Beach, most of them in the last three years
Begun in 1950, the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has grown in stature over the last decade to become THE most important upmarket automotive event in the world. Five of the ten most expensive cars ever sold at auction have sold at Pebble Beach, with our stats showing that 12 of the top 20 and 57 of the top 100 have also sold at Pebble Beach, most of them in the last three years
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The Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale shares the same nose and triple venting as the GTO (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale shares the same nose and triple venting as the GTO (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale sold for US$26.4 million at the RM Auction in Monterey this past weekend (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale sold for US$26.4 million at the RM Auction in Monterey this past weekend (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 275 GTB/C designed by Scaglietti was the first Ferrari to feature an independent rear suspension and transaxle gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 275 GTB/C designed by Scaglietti was the first Ferrari to feature an independent rear suspension and transaxle gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale up for auction was only one of three in existence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale up for auction was only one of three in existence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Ferrari featured special body work exclusive to the 275 GTB/C (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari featured special body work exclusive to the 275 GTB/C (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 275 GTB/C designed by Scaglietti was the first Ferrari to feature an independent rear suspension and transaxle gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 275 GTB/C designed by Scaglietti was the first Ferrari to feature an independent rear suspension and transaxle gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The US$26.4 million sale price made the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales one of the most expensive cars at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The US$26.4 million sale price made the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales one of the most expensive cars at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Ferrari's aluminum filler cap leads to a 37 gallon (140 L) gas tank (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari's aluminum filler cap leads to a 37 gallon (140 L) gas tank (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Ferrari 275 GTB/C's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari 275 GTB/C's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Just some of the cars inside Gooding & Company's auction tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Just some of the cars inside Gooding & Company's auction tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
One of the more humorous and popular vehicles was a 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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One of the more humorous and popular vehicles was a 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gooding & Co's 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly sold for $82,500 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gooding & Co's 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly sold for $82,500 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 2001 Ferrari 333 SP sold at auction for $2.365 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 2001 Ferrari 333 SP sold at auction for $2.365 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 2001 Ferrari 333 SP sold at auction for $2.365 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 2001 Ferrari 333 SP sold at auction for $2.365 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1929 Alfa Romeo 6S 1759 SS Spider was expected to bring $1.5 million but only managed to raise $836,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1929 Alfa Romeo 6S 1759 SS Spider was expected to bring $1.5 million but only managed to raise $836,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Very rare 1929 Alfa Romeo 6S 1759 SS Spider for sale at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Very rare 1929 Alfa Romeo 6S 1759 SS Spider for sale at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing at Gooding & Co was the company's first production model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing at Gooding & Co was the company's first production model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing was estimated to bring around $4 million but failed to make its minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing was estimated to bring around $4 million but failed to make its minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing with signature gullwing doors open (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing with signature gullwing doors open (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing on display was a beautiful example of the first production car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing on display was a beautiful example of the first production car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
1958 Aston Martin DB Mk II Drophead Coupe exceeded estimates and sold for just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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1958 Aston Martin DB Mk II Drophead Coupe exceeded estimates and sold for just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The enigmatic and famous 1948 Tucker 48 was a huge hit at auction bringing in $2 million on the block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The enigmatic and famous 1948 Tucker 48 was a huge hit at auction bringing in $2 million on the block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1948 Tucker 48 had a number of design features that were ahead of its time (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1948 Tucker 48 had a number of design features that were ahead of its time (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Interior of the 1948 Tucker 48 that brought $2 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Interior of the 1948 Tucker 48 that brought $2 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1948 Tucker 48 was considered one of the most advanced cars of its time (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1948 Tucker 48 was considered one of the most advanced cars of its time (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A very rough 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe went for a very healthy $1 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A very rough 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe went for a very healthy $1 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Interior of the 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe illustrates the amount of restoration work needed (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Interior of the 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe illustrates the amount of restoration work needed (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1963 Maserati 3500 GT on hand to represent the Italian firm's 100th anniversary (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1963 Maserati 3500 GT on hand to represent the Italian firm's 100th anniversary (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix at Gooding & Co was a beautiful example of early day machines (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix at Gooding & Co was a beautiful example of early day machines (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix sold for just under $3 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix sold for just under $3 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rarely seen 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America on display at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rarely seen 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America on display at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America managed to bring in $1.3 million on the Gooding & Co auction block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America managed to bring in $1.3 million on the Gooding & Co auction block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The elegant interior of a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The elegant interior of a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider obviously made an impression selling for $15 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider obviously made an impression selling for $15 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider shown on profile (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider shown on profile (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The luxury interior of a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The luxury interior of a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy went for an impressive $4.62 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy went for an impressive $4.62 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia failed to sell on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia failed to sell on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia was expected to bring between $2 and $3 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia was expected to bring between $2 and $3 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione was anticipated to sell for between $5.5 and $7 million but failed to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione was anticipated to sell for between $5.5 and $7 million but failed to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione was one of a few race bred machines to be up for auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione was one of a few race bred machines to be up for auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Interior of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Interior of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The racebred 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione ran a 4.4 liter V12 that developed 430 bhp on track (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The racebred 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione ran a 4.4 liter V12 that developed 430 bhp on track (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A very red and rare 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I brought home $3.5 million on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A very red and rare 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I brought home $3.5 million on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The bespoke interior of the Toyota 2000 GT was impressive for any make (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The bespoke interior of the Toyota 2000 GT was impressive for any make (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gooding & Company's 1967 Toyota 2000 GT sold for an impressive $1.2 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gooding & Company's 1967 Toyota 2000 GT sold for an impressive $1.2 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Looking up the snout of the1967 Toyota 2000 GT shows the iconic grill and oversized awkward headlights (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Looking up the snout of the1967 Toyota 2000 GT shows the iconic grill and oversized awkward headlights (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Under the hood of a 1958 BMW 507 Series II (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Under the hood of a 1958 BMW 507 Series II (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The interior of the 1958 BMW 507 Series II was understated but impressive (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The interior of the 1958 BMW 507 Series II was understated but impressive (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Gooding & Co 1958 BMW 507 Series II sold for an astounding $1.925 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Gooding & Co 1958 BMW 507 Series II sold for an astounding $1.925 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1958 BMW 507 Series II showing off its forward pivoting hood and spotless engine compartment (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1958 BMW 507 Series II showing off its forward pivoting hood and spotless engine compartment (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S on display was only one of 20 ever built (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S on display was only one of 20 ever built (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S's one seat, right hand drive cockpit (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S's one seat, right hand drive cockpit (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1955 Aston Martin DB3S sold for US$5.5 million. It was constructed in the factory race shop and debuted on the Aston Martin stand at the 1955 Earls Court Motor show (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1955 Aston Martin DB3S sold for US$5.5 million. It was constructed in the factory race shop and debuted on the Aston Martin stand at the 1955 Earls Court Motor show (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S shows design features similar to a Ferrari Testa Rossa or Jaguar D-type (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S shows design features similar to a Ferrari Testa Rossa or Jaguar D-type (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S used an 3.0 liter inline six cylinder to generate 210 hp on track (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S used an 3.0 liter inline six cylinder to generate 210 hp on track (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S brought in a healthy US$5.5 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S brought in a healthy US$5.5 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
One of the most elegant cars on site was a 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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One of the most elegant cars on site was a 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
According to Gooding & Co the 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet's design featured elements specifically for the female audience (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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According to Gooding & Co the 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet's design featured elements specifically for the female audience (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The rarely seen, yet elegantly styled 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet sold for US$990,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The rarely seen, yet elegantly styled 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Cabriolet sold for US$990,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, complete with racing trim, went for just over US$1 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, complete with racing trim, went for just over US$1 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ shown from the rear flanks (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ shown from the rear flanks (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT went for $2.3 million, selling for just under its estimated minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT went for $2.3 million, selling for just under its estimated minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT went for $2.3 million, selling for just under its estimated minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT went for $2.3 million, selling for just under its estimated minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon was expected to go for between $100,000 and $125,000 but because of its military fundraising association, managed to sell for $280,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon was expected to go for between $100,000 and $125,000 but because of its military fundraising association, managed to sell for $280,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster's hand-painted engine block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster's hand-painted engine block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster sold for $550,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster sold for $550,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A clean example of a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort sold for $1.485 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A clean example of a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort sold for $1.485 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort was one of only 242 special models built (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort was one of only 242 special models built (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort exceeded its sales expectations at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort exceeded its sales expectations at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The1988 Porsche 959 Komfort was the first performance car to feature an all wheel drive system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The1988 Porsche 959 Komfort was the first performance car to feature an all wheel drive system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Porsche 959 Komfort was the fastest production car in the world during the mid-80s (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Porsche 959 Komfort was the fastest production car in the world during the mid-80s (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Looking up the sculpted flanks of a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort in the Gooding & Co tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Looking up the sculpted flanks of a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort in the Gooding & Co tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout sold for just over $300,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout sold for just over $300,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The complicated steering wheel of the 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The complicated steering wheel of the 1920 Mercer Series 5 Raceabout (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix sold for a mere $660,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix sold for a mere $660,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix was owned New by Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix was owned New by Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix used a supercharged 1.4 liter inline four cylinder to make 90 hp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1927 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix used a supercharged 1.4 liter inline four cylinder to make 90 hp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A low mileage example of a 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser went for a whopping $137,500 at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A low mileage example of a 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser went for a whopping $137,500 at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1924 Renault 6CV was one of the more unconventional and cheaper rides for sale, fetching $42,000 on the Gooding & Co auction block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1924 Renault 6CV was one of the more unconventional and cheaper rides for sale, fetching $42,000 on the Gooding & Co auction block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1924 Renault 6CV carried an estimate of $35,000 to $45,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1924 Renault 6CV carried an estimate of $35,000 to $45,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1924 Renault 6CV up for auction had apparently been used as a movie vehicle at one point (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1924 Renault 6CV up for auction had apparently been used as a movie vehicle at one point (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vehicles don't get much more bare bones basic than the 1924 Renault 6CV up for sale at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vehicles don't get much more bare bones basic than the 1924 Renault 6CV up for sale at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra was expected to bring around $2 million on the auction floor, but on the day didn't sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra was expected to bring around $2 million on the auction floor, but on the day didn't sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The hood ornament of a 1929 Packard 640 Convertible Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The hood ornament of a 1929 Packard 640 Convertible Coupe (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1929 Packard 640 Convertible Coupe managed to bring $220,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1929 Packard 640 Convertible Coupe managed to bring $220,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1967 VW Type 2 Camper, complete with matching trailer, sold for just under $100,000 at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1967 VW Type 2 Camper, complete with matching trailer, sold for just under $100,000 at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT in brilliant yellow managed to fetch $750,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1968 Ferrari 206 Dino GT in brilliant yellow managed to fetch $750,000 at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1992 AAR/Toyota Eagle Mk II GTP racer, from the collection of Juan Manuel Fangio II, was the most dominant prototype in US racing history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1992 AAR/Toyota Eagle Mk II GTP racer, from the collection of Juan Manuel Fangio II, was the most dominant prototype in US racing history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1992 AAR/Toyota Eagle Mk II GTP racer was the 1992/93 IMSA GTP champion and won the 12 Hours of Sebring, which might have explained the $1.05 million sale price (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1992 AAR/Toyota Eagle Mk II GTP racer was the 1992/93 IMSA GTP champion and won the 12 Hours of Sebring, which might have explained the $1.05 million sale price (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gooding & Co's 1995 McLaren F1 was expected to bring between $12 and $14 million but failed to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gooding & Co's 1995 McLaren F1 was expected to bring between $12 and $14 million but failed to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gooding & Co's 1995 McLaren F1 was one of the nicest examples of the world's fastest road car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gooding & Co's 1995 McLaren F1 was one of the nicest examples of the world's fastest road car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1995 McLaren F1 did get up to as high as $11 million but failed to make its reserve price (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1995 McLaren F1 did get up to as high as $11 million but failed to make its reserve price (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The shifter in the McLaren F1 is located just behind the Kenwood sound system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The shifter in the McLaren F1 is located just behind the Kenwood sound system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cockpit of the McLaren F1 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cockpit of the McLaren F1 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer did manage to sell, bringing in $4.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer did manage to sell, bringing in $4.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F was driven to victory by Stirling Moss in its only grand prix outing (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F was driven to victory by Stirling Moss in its only grand prix outing (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer on display at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer on display at Gooding & Co (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer did manage to sell for $4.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F racer did manage to sell for $4.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F was driven to victory by Stirling Moss in its only grand prix outing (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F was driven to victory by Stirling Moss in its only grand prix outing (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1956 Maserati 250 F sold for $4.62 million through Gooding & Company (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1956 Maserati 250 F sold for $4.62 million through Gooding & Company (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was hoped to fetch between $1.7 and $2.5 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was hoped to fetch between $1.7 and $2.5 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Another surprising disappointment, the 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" failed to meet the seller's minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Another surprising disappointment, the 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" failed to meet the seller's minimum (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" is so named for the radical seating arrangement (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" is so named for the radical seating arrangement (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1966 Ferrari 365 P's radical 3-seat configuration (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1966 Ferrari 365 P's radical 3-seat configuration (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The bidding for this 1966 Ferrari 365 P made it to $22 million, but it wasn't enough to convince the owner to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The bidding for this 1966 Ferrari 365 P made it to $22 million, but it wasn't enough to convince the owner to sell (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The gorgeous hoodlines of the 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The gorgeous hoodlines of the 1966 Ferrari 365 P "Tre Posti" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One sold for just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One sold for just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One ran a 3 liter V8 that delivered 333 bhp to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One ran a 3 liter V8 that delivered 333 bhp to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One was the "Constructors Championship" car which helped bring it just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One was the "Constructors Championship" car which helped bring it just over $1 million at auction (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One cockpit (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1967 Brabham Repco BT-24 Formula One cockpit (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was another vehicle that failed to sell on the block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta was another vehicle that failed to sell on the block (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta greeted guests at the entrance to the Gooding & Co tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta greeted guests at the entrance to the Gooding & Co tent (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta's iconic hindquarters on display (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta's iconic hindquarters on display (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The most watched car of the week was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The most watched car of the week was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for a record breaking $38.1 at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for a record breaking $38.1 at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was rumored to sell for as high as $60 million before auctio,n but instead came in at $38.1 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was rumored to sell for as high as $60 million before auctio,n but instead came in at $38.1 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Bonham's1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe with coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina featured original paint, furnishings and interior trim (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Bonham's1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe with coachwork by Carrozzeria Pininfarina featured original paint, furnishings and interior trim (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe ran a 4.4 liter V12 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe ran a 4.4 liter V12 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" Berlinetta Competizione conversion used a 4.4 liter V12 to develop 352 bhp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" Berlinetta Competizione conversion used a 4.4 liter V12 to develop 352 bhp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" Berlinetta Competizione conversion by Carrozzeria Vari sits in the special showroom at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" Berlinetta Competizione conversion by Carrozzeria Vari sits in the special showroom at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Ex-race car driver Phil Hill once drove this 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta that sold at auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Ex-race car driver Phil Hill once drove this 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta that sold at auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta sold at Bonham's auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta sold at Bonham's auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta on display in Bonham's top ten tent at Quail (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta on display in Bonham's top ten tent at Quail (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
This blue on white 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta sold at Bonham's auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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This blue on white 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta sold at Bonham's auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Ex-race car driver Phil Hill once drove this 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta that sold at auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Ex-race car driver Phil Hill once drove this 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta that sold at auction for $7.62 million (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta from behind (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta from behind (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta competed in two Le Mans 24 Hours races in the 1980s, and ran off a 5.0 liter flat 12 cylinder engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta competed in two Le Mans 24 Hours races in the 1980s, and ran off a 5.0 liter flat 12 cylinder engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta at Bonhams featured a 5.0 liter flat-12 cylinder engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta at Bonhams featured a 5.0 liter flat-12 cylinder engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta spent 23 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso collection (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1981 Ferrari 512 Boxer Berlinetta spent 23 years in the Collezione Maranello Rosso collection (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A Ferrari Dino was part of the Maranello Rosso "Top 10" collection up for auction at the Bonham sale at Quail this year (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A Ferrari Dino was part of the Maranello Rosso "Top 10" collection up for auction at the Bonham sale at Quail this year (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The iconic sunken hood of the mid-engined Ferrari Dino at the Bonham sale (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The iconic sunken hood of the mid-engined Ferrari Dino at the Bonham sale (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet on display at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet on display at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet was a 1957 Turin Salone de l'Automobile show car and came with detachable hardtop (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet was a 1957 Turin Salone de l'Automobile show car and came with detachable hardtop (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet went to a lucky home for only $6.82 million at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet went to a lucky home for only $6.82 million at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The white 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet came with a spare engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The white 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet came with a spare engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe sold for $6.875 million at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe sold for $6.875 million at Bonhams (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe at Bonhams was one of only four Aerodinamica's to sit on a 250 GT SWB chassis (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe at Bonhams was one of only four Aerodinamica's to sit on a 250 GT SWB chassis (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe features expansive glass out back (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Speciale Aerodinamica Coupe features expansive glass out back (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1968-69 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN at Bonhams sold for US$1.2 million on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1968-69 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN at Bonhams sold for US$1.2 million on the day (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 1968-69 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN Formula racing single seater at Bonhams featured a 1.6 liter Formula 2 engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 1968-69 Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN Formula racing single seater at Bonhams featured a 1.6 liter Formula 2 engine (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN Formula racer was one of several cars from the Maranello Rosso collection (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Ferrari Dino 166/246T Formula 2/TASMAN Formula racer was one of several cars from the Maranello Rosso collection (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)