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Reborn Carlisle Auctions scores $3.2 million sale

 The Car Corral included hundreds of vehicles for sale spread across the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds | Carlisle Events
The Car Corral included hundreds of vehicles spread across the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds | Carlisle Events

The return of Carlisle Auctions to the Spring Carlisle Swap Meet and Car Corral reached a $3.2 million result for its April 24-25 collector-car auction, with 72.5 percent of the 300 cars sold on the block.

Held during a sparkling spring weekend that provided a welcomed break after an unusually hard Pennsylvania winter, the Carlisle Auctions sale was an active addition to the automotive country fair held every spring at the Carlisle Fairgrounds since 1977. The Fall Carlisle swap meet and car corral celebrates its 40th anniversary in October.

More than 100,000 people turned out for Spring Carlisle, a four-day spectacular that started up April 22. The 150-acre fairground was filled to capacity with a busy automotive swap meet of parts, collector’s items and memorabilia (the 8,100 vendors spaces were sold out), and a sweeping car corral filled with hundreds of vehicles for sale ranging from antiques and classics to street rods and exotics.

A Chevy resto-rod sedan crosses the block | Carlisle Events
A Chevy resto-rod sedan crosses the block | Carlisle Events

The Carlisle Auctions sale was the third held since the auction was reorganized in November 2013, with two held earlier in Zephyrhills, Florida. The home-grown collector-car auction company had conducted sales during Carlisle events until 2010, after which Auctions America by RM held sales for three years. Carlisle Auctions plans four annual sales, in spring and fall at Carlisle and two  in Florida.

A special selling-friendly feature of Carlisle Auction is a “Free Unless Sold” policy that takes some of the pressure off consigners whose vehicle don’t meet reserve prices.

“We’re not just bringing back the logo and the brand, we’re introducing some cool new features, such as Free Until Sold,” said Michael Garland, a spokesman for Carlisle Events.

The Spring Carlisle auction was a low-key affair with quite a few of the cars selling in the four-figure and low five-figure range. Corvettes were top sellers, with a ’65 convertible gaining the highest sale of the auction at $77,000 (plus buyer’s fee). A 1962 Pontiac Catalina went for $71,000, a 1965 Ford Mustang sold at $60,000 and a pair of ’57 Chevy Bel Airs hit $61,000 and $60,000.

The 40th annual Fall Carlisle swap meet, car corral and Carlisle Auctions sale happens October 1-5.

Keith Richards’ Ferrari Dino goes to auction

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones owned this Ferrari Dino for 14 years | Coys
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones owned this Ferrari Dino for 14 years | Coys

The stars are aligned for the no-reserve sale of a low-mileage 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT at Coys’ May 9 auction in Monaco because the sports coupe comes with the highest order of rock ‘n roll celebrity provenance.

This Dino was originally owned by none other than Keith Richards, legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones, who bought it new, kept it for 14 years and drove it about 25,000 miles. Now with just 28,000 on its odometer, the mid-engine Ferrari is in pristine condition after an extended time in a prestigious Japanese collection, according to the British auction company.

Accompanying the car is a letter of authenticity from Rolling Stones’ manager Alan Dunn confirming Richards’ ownership and mileage up until April 1986.

Values for the V6-powered Dinos have climbed in recent years, along with the values of all classic Ferraris, as collectors re-discovered the car’s exceptional drivability and attractive styling. Dinos now range in value from around $250,000 to $400,000, depending on condition, according to the latest price guides, although the Keith Richards connection has the potential of blowing it through the roof.

“A Dino offered at no reserve is rare enough in itself and would make this is a highly desirable and collectible item in its own right,” said Chris Routledge, managing partner at Coys. “But when one adds to this proven long-term ownership by rock and roll aristocracy, the Keith Richards’s car has to be the ultimate Dino and will surely give any car collector and rock enthusiast a great ‘Satisfaction’.”

400-plus Scotti Collection on the block at Auburn

1958 Old 98 Holiday coupe among 400-plus John Scotti Collection | Auctions America
1958 Old 98 Holiday coupe among 400-plus John Scotti Collection | Auctions America

How long does it take to transport more than 400 classic cars from Montreal to northwest Indiana?

“We’ve been transporting cars since December,” Auctions America car specialist Gord Duff said in late April of the John Scotti Collection that will be offered at no reserve during the annual Auburn Spring sale.

Scotti owns more than a dozen new-car dealerships in the Montreal area as well as the John Scotti Collection, which focuses on classic cars and exotics.

Duff said that Scotti has his brother run most of the dealerships so that John can focus on his Lamborghini store, and on buying and selling classics and exotics.

Scott's 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL heads to auction | Auctions America
Scott’s 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL heads to auction | Auctions America

“But he has gotten to the point where he’s 58 years old and has too many cars, yet he wants to keep buying and selling,” Duff said.

Or as Scotti recently told the Toronto Globe and Mail in an interview, “For me, the thrill is in the hunt. I do 60,000 kilometers a year, driving to places like Goderich, Ontario, on weekends, making 5 of 10 stops along the way.”

Scotti sounds just as interested in $10,000 cars as he is in six- and even seven-figure deals.

“If I can turn a profit, I’ll buy it,” he told the Canadian newspaper, adding that the most he’s ever spent is $1 million, three years ago, to buy a 1933 Duesenberg.

The newspaper said Scotti bought his first collector car when he was 23 years old. A friend needed money and had a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 that he thought was worth $15,000. Scotti bought the car for $12,000, put an advertisement in the classifieds, asking $15,900, and almost immediately did a deal to sell the car for $15,000.

He finally has decided he needs to slim down (his collection).”

— Gord Duff

“So,” Scotti told the newspaper, “$3,000 in profit in three days, pretty good.”

Although, he added, “Today that car probably would sell for $3 million.”

But as Scotti says, it’s not just the profit, but the hunt.

“He has too many cars, but wants to keep buying and selling,” Duff said. “He finally has decided he needs to slim down (his collection).”

So what’s he selling?

“Everything from a 1911 Ford to a ’32 Cadillac sedan to ’50s and ’60s American convertibles, late ’60s and ’70s muscle cars, a 5,600-mile all-original ‘57 Corvette roadster, a concours-quality piece-of-jewelry Z28 Camaro, Lamborghini Diablos — 3 of them! — a Testarossa, Bently Azures…”

You can see them for yourself at Auction America’s special Scotti web catalog:

1958 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 goes to auction
1958 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 goes to auction


Auctions America scales up Auburn Spring auction

A rare 1960 Chrysler 300F convertible, part of the Rigoli collection | Auctions America
A rare 1960 Chrysler 300F convertible, part of the Rigoli collection | Auctions America

Auctions America holds what figures to be its largest Auburn Spring event May 8-10 with around 900 collector cars crossing the block, including the highly anticipated sale of the John Scotti Collection of more than 400 choice vehicles. All of the Scotti cars are offered at no-reserve.

Other highlights of the sweeping Auburn, Indiana, auction include a highly original classic 1939 Packard Twelve Touring cabriolet with coachwork by Brunn; a rare, restored 1934 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow limousine from the Scotti collection; a 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 Lightweight Sport Coupe that has been largely untouched since it raced at the Indy Nationals in 1962; an as-found 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE drop head coupe (British for convertible) rescued from a Georgia barn; a 1925 Ahrens-Fox NS4 fire truck; and a unique 1941 Allan Herschell carousel converted to run on solar power by General Electric.

1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet | Auctions America
1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet | Auctions America

The Auburn Spring auction is one of two home-court events held by Auctions America at the historic Auburn Auction Park. The other is the Auburn Fall sale scheduled for August 27-31. The spring event starts up with a preview day on May 7 prior to three days of bidding.

For the first time, the Spring auction will be covered live by the NBC Sports Network, which is delivered to more than 80 million homes in the U.S., according to Auctions America. The auction also features live streaming on the website.

An added attraction for the Auburn auction is the Special National Spring Meet of the Antique Automobile Club of America, which will bring sterling examples of early motoring to the auction complex for public display.

1962 Chevy Impala SS 409 Lightweight | Auctions America
1962 Chevy Impala SS 409 Lightweight | Auctions America

Auctions America is the “mainstream auction” subsidiary of RM Auctions, according to Keith Koscak, Auctions America car specialist, with a range of classic vehicles for everyone from hands-on hobbyists to high-end collectors.

“You have RM and Gooding (Gooding & Company) catalog-style of auctions, the extremely high-end blue-chip collector cars, and then Auctions America would be a mainstream auction; we kind of look after everything else,” Koscak said. “Really, we range from $5,000 to a million and a half. We sold a Duesenberg at Auburn here last fall for a million five. And we cover everything in between.”

The no-reserve Scotti collection has stirred a lot of attention for Auburn Spring, Koscak said. John Scotti is a Montreal new-car dealer with a passion for buying and selling a wide variety of interesting cars, from vintage American cruisers, classics and muscle cars to modern European exotics.

1925 Ahrens-Fox NS4 Firetruck | Auctions America
1925 Ahrens-Fox NS4 Firetruck | Auctions America

“Right now, our registered bidders are 3 or 4 times what they would normally be at this point, and I think the Scotti collection is going to bring in a lot of new bidders and buyers,” Koscak said.

Two smaller but no-less-special classic-car collections also have piqued interest: Seven authentic Chrysler 300 Letter Cars, both survivor and restored, from the Richard C. Rigoli Collection, including a 1955 C-300 hardtop and a 1960 300F convertible; and 18 mainly ’50s and ’60s General Motors cars from the Duffy Grove Collection, featuring a1963 Chevrolet Corvette fuel-injected roadster and a gorgeously restored 1957 Oldsmobile 98 J-2 convertible.

The barn-find 1954 Jaguar XK120SE has taken on a life of its own, Koscak added, gaining from a renewed interest among collectors for great cars that still have their dusty, musty patina from years of neglectful storage.

“It seems like today, barn-find cars like this are just as popular as fully restored cars to collectors,” he said. “You don’t see that many true barn-find cars these days. I think a lot of people refer to something they find in long-term ownership and in a garage somewhere as a barn find, but this literally came out of a barn.”

Barn-fresh 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE | Auctions America
Barn-fresh 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE | Auctions America

The sports car was stored away in the Georgia barn by the widow of the late owner, Koscak said. It sat unprotected for more than 40 years.

“One of my clients found out about it through the local Jaguar club,” he said. “He eventually ended up purchasing it (from the widow) and pulled it out of the barn. You can tell from the photos it’s the epitome of a true barn find. There’s like an inch of dirt on the thing, but that to me is what makes it really cool.”

Fortunately, the new owner appreciated the car in its raw condition and did not attempt to clean it up, Koscak said. He did get it running and driving, however. And quite possibly, the derelict Jaguar will be driven over the block in Auburn just like the restored cars, although the auction people will have to inspect it to make sure it’s safe to drive.

There are also two other possible issues, Koscak added.

“If it happens to be a rainy day, it probably won’t (be driven) because we don’t want to wash off the history,” he said. “Also, whether you can see through the windshield.”

Real, pseudo Cadillacs top Leake auction at Dallas

El Morocco was Chevrolet disguised to look like a Cadillac | Leake Auction photos
El Morocco was Chevrolet disguised to look like a Cadillac | Leake Auction photos
This Cadillac is the real deal
This Cadillac is the real deal

Leake’s revived Dallas Spring auction posted $5.5 million in sales with 64 percent of the 434 lots going to new owners.

“As the collector car market continues to thrive, Dallas has become an emerging market for new collectors,” Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company, said in a news release.

“This is the first Dallas Spring sale we have done in quite some time, and the two-day sale was definitely a success. The interest in collector cars is at an all-time high.”

Leake aims at the grassroots level of the classic car market with many more cars selling for 4 figures than for 6.

Among those 6-figure sales were a Cadillac and a sort of faux-Cadillac.

The Cadillac was a bright red power-everything 1958 Series 62 convertible that led all sales at $165,000 (including the buyer’s premium).

The faux-Cadillac was a 1957 Chevrolet El Morocco four-door hardtop that went for $140,800. The El Morocco was a Chevrolet with revised rear body panels that made it look more like a big-finned Cadillac. The one sold at Leake was believed to be one of only 3 ’57 four-door hardtops remaining; 16 were produced.

The other 6-figure sale was $114,400 for a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette. A 1956 DeSoto Fireflight convertible was bid to $140,000, but that fell short of the reserve price.

Other high-dollar sales included a 1967 Ghia 450 SS for $96,250, a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur for $79,200 and a 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena for $78,100.

Leake’s next sale is June 6-8 in the River Spirit Expos Center at the Tulsa State Fair Grounds in Oklahoma.

’69 Boss 429 Mustang tops Mecum’s KC auction

Crowds and cars and lots of room for both at Mecum's Kansas City auction | David Newhardt photos
Crowds and cars and lots of room for both at Mecum’s Kansas City auction | David Newhardt photos

Mecum Kansas City 2014

Total sales$8.7 million
Catalog574 automobiles
Sell-through65 percent
High sale$260,000 for a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 427
Next 9 price range$59,000 to $107,000
Next auctionIndianapolis, May 13-18

Mecum’s annual Kansas City spring auction of classic cars posted a sell-through rate of 65 percent and total sales of nearly $8.7 million with 370 cars going to new owners.

The sale followed closely on the heels of Mecum’s $34.9-million sale in Houston and will be followed in just a couple of weeks by Dana Mecum’s big 27th Original Spring auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The auction at Indianapolis features some 2,000 vehicles spread around in several huge and historic exhibitions. That’s quite a contrast to Kansas City, where Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center provides one huge indoor area the equivalent in width and length of eight football fields.

Boss 429 Mustang was the top-dollar sale
Boss 429 Mustang was the top-dollar sale

The high-dollar sale of the KC auction was a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback that not only was documented as one of the first 50 hand-built prototype vehicles but the first one to wear Candyapple Red paint. KK #1238 sold for $260,000 (prices are hammer prices and do not include any buyer premium fees).

Second-highest sale was a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette “split window” coupe that hammered at $107,000.

While three of the four high-dollar sales involved Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes and Camaros accounted for six of the top-10 transactions.

Here’s the complete top-10 list for the auction:

  1.  1. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot S95) at $260,000
  2. 2. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F198) at $107,000
  3. 3. 1967 Ford Mustang Resto Mod (Lot S67) at $96,000
  4. 4. 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback (Lot S89) at $90,000
  5. 5. 2013 Ford Shelby Raptor Pickup (Lot S113) at $76,000
  6. 6. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S114.1) at $74,000
  7. 7. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS (Lot S86) at $61,000
  8. 8. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 (Lot S105) at $61,000
  9. 9. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S68) at $60,000
  10. 10. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F186) at $59,000

    Split-window Corvette tops $100K
    Split-window Corvette tops $100K

(Prices are hammer prices and do not include buyer premiums.)

At Bonhams, Bentleys beckon to British buyers

1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed tourer | Bonhams photos
1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed tourer | Bonhams photos

With three British-built Bentleys among the top seven sales, Bonhams classic car auction at the RAF Museum in England posted $3.55 million in sales.

Leading the sale in terms of price paid was a 1956 Bentley S-Series Continental sports saloon with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. The car sold for $426,282 (prices include buyer’s premium).

1956 Bentley S1 Continental goes for $426,282 at Bonhams
1956 Bentley S1 Continental goes for $426,282 at Bonhams

However, the star of the auction was a bright-red, Vanden Plas-bodied 1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed tourer that sold for $379,197, far beyond its high pre-auction estimate of $252,000.

Unveiled at the 1919 Olympia Motor Exhibition, the W.O. Bentley’s 3-Litre became legendary for its success in racing. Bentley produced 1,600 examples of the car.

Yet another Bentley, a red-and-black 1947 MKVI 4 1/4-litre saloon with coachwork by Freestone & Webb sold for $106,108.

“We are delighted with the results achieved at Hendon, particularly as the top prices achieved were for outstanding vintage Bentleys — a marque for which we hold the record price at auction,” said Tim Schofield, head of Bonhams motor car department.

“We pride ourselves on being the only UK-managed international auction house, so to be able to deliver a result like this for another great British brand is deeply satisfying.”

Other top-dollar sales at the auction included $332,113 for a for a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, $153,192 each for a 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE “flat nose” convertible and a 2008 Ferrari 612 Sessanta coupe, and $141,892 for a 1987 Lamborghini LM022, the so-called Rambo Lambo 4×4.

Bonhams bike auction obliterates pre-auction estimates

In period photo, George Brough has sidecar attached to his Superior SS100 | Morton Achieves photo courtesy Bonhams
In period photo, George Brough has sidecar attached to his Superior SS100 | Morton Achieves courtesy Bonhams

With many motorcycles passing their pre-auction value estimates as if those figures were standing still, Bonhams annual Stafford Sale of Pioneer, Vintage and Collectors’ Motorcycles and Memorabilia was, well:

“Overall the sale was exceptional,” said Ben Walker, head of motorcycles for the British auction house. “We are delighted with the results achieved for this long and well-established sale.”

Overall, Bonhams reported an 89-percent sell-through rate and total exceeding $3.4 million.

1939 Brough Superior SS100 | Bonhams
1939 Brough Superior SS100 | Bonhams

The star of the sale was a Brough Superior SS100 formerly owned by George Brough himself. The bike, first registered in 1939 and raced by Brough in the London-Edinburgh Trial that year, had a pre-auction estimate of $235,000 to $300,000 but sold for $427,000.

“The SS100 was a record price at auction for a Matchless-engined example, and the owner was truly astounded with the result achieved,” Walker said in a news release.”

He called the overall results of the sale “a real return to form,” and added that “Online bidding was strong with buyers from as far away as Australia and New Zealand — along with people in the auction room from, amongst other countries, Canada, America, France, Italy and Holland.”

Among the most impressive sales were:

  • A 1972 MV Agusta 750S that went for $144,000, nearly double its pre-auction estimate,
  • A 1914 Henderson Model C that sold for $134,600, again nearly double its estimate,
  • A 1953 Vincent 998cc Black Shadow that brought $70,940, again nearly double pre-auction expectations,
  • A 1989 Ducatti 888cc Lucchinelli replica racer still in its original crate that was estimated to go for around $25,000 but brought nearly $64,000,
  • A 1939 Brought Superior 990cc SS80 Project that sold for nearly $62,000, three times its pre-auction estimate,
  • An ex-Phil Vare/Isle of Man TT 1929 Scott racer that sold for more than $52,000.
Prough Superior 'project' brings $62,000 | Bonhams
Brough Superior ‘project’ brings $62,000 | Bonhams

The sale was held at the annual Stafford Internationnal Classic MotorCycle show, but at a new location at that show.

“A new venue within the show for the first time in 27 years gave greater comfort to bidders and a better viewing platform,” said Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Group chief executive and the auctioneer for the motorcycle sale.”

Barber also credited the sale’s success to “new buyers and international bidding” that “buoyed prices with a strong sell through rate.”

Barber added that the show and sale serve as “the barometer of the international motorcycle market each year in April… show all the trends and indicators for this important collectors’ market — and the indicators are strong.”

1914 Henderson Model C | Bonhams
1914 Henderson Model C | Bonhams



Mecum launches ‘super yacht’ auction in Florida

The beautiful 86-foot Permare Amer will be among the super yachts offered by Mecum | Mecum Auctions
The beautiful 86-foot Permare Amer will be among the super yachts offered by Mecum | Mecum Auctions

After more-than a quarter century of classic car sales, Mecum Auctions takes the plunge this week with what it is calling the world’s first Super Yacht Auction.

Super yachts – the massively opulent luxury vessels that can sail the Seven Seas and cost multi-millions of dollars – will be featured May 2-3 in the South Beach, Florida, auction of 25 high-end yachts, off-shore speedboats and other pricey vessels designed to appeal to the world’s wealthiest bidders.

Of the ocean-going craft, about 12 of them are officially classified as “super yachts” because they run more than 75 feet from stem to stern, according to Mecum’s yacht specialist, Jerry Burton. But like Mecum’s classic car auctions, the yacht sale will have enough variety of scale and price to make it interesting, and help separate the real billionaires from the mere millionaires.

The Hatteras 130 is the biggest boat at auction | Mecum Auctions
The Hatteras 130 is the biggest boat at auction | Mecum Auctions

“They are the same class of people who have polo ponies,” Burton said. “These boats are expensive, and owning a boat is an expensive proposition.”

About $30 million would be generated if all the boats are sold, Burton said.

Burton said it was his longtime expertise with yacht sales that convinced Dana Mecum, founder and head of the auction company, to create the seaside auction.

“It’s a new venture for him,” Burton said of Mecum. “He’s not a boat person. I’m as experienced in boats as he is in cars. I know everybody in the boat business as he knows everyone in the car business.”

The largest vessel in the auction is the 130-foot Hatteras Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, which boasts the spaciousness and luxury fittings of a mansion in Beverly Hills. Built in 1995 by Hatteras of North Carolina, the yacht has 5 cabins for 10 guests (including the master suite) and accommodations for 7 crew members.

Mecum includes no value estimates for the auction boats, but a similar Hatteras spotted for sale on an Internet site was priced at $9.4 million.

The Italian-American Magnum 44 | Mecum Auctions
The Italian-American Magnum 44 | Mecum Auctions

Although it’s the biggest, it might not be the most-expensive boat on board, Burton said, with such custom beauties as the 124-foot craft from Delta Marine, which “has a relaxed, beach house ambiance, filled with warm, light woods and fine stonework,” the auction catalog says.

“A lot of these boats have gone to Europe,” Burton said. “You could live on these boats, and live like a king.”

There is a selection of smaller boats for island hopping and exploring the coastline, all of the craft exotic and very expensive.

Even the smallest boat offered, a 16-foot open fishing vessel called the Bimini Bonefisher, is “a work of art,” Burton said. It comes from a small Bahamas company that builds one boat per year with the finest craftsmanship and materials. “It’s gorgeous.”

The idea for the yacht auction came after the successful sale several years ago of a single luxury yacht during a Mecum auction in Florida, Burton added.

“We sold a boat at the Kissimmee auction that one of my wealthy clients brought to Italy,” he said. “It was terrific, and ever since, I’ve been thinking about that and talking with Dana.

“I worked on him for a long time, and finally he said, ‘OK, let’s give it a shot.’”

Bonhams readies London motorcar, automobilia auction

The 1927 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer is one of the stars of the auction | Bonhams Auctions
The 1927 Bentley 3-Liter Speed Model Tourer is one of the stars of the auction | Bonhams Auctions

Coachbuilt Bentleys and an off-road truck built by Lamborghini highlight the Bonhams Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia Sale, scheduled for April 28 at London’s RAF Museum.

Bonham’s sale opens with a high-end collection of vintage automotive literature, posters, artworks and pre-war mascots, including a selection of valuable radiator ornaments by French glass designer Renè Lalique.

More than 70 classic cars will be offered after the automobilia sale, with a wide range of values and conditions, from a three-wheeled economy panel van and “barn-find” Jaguars to rare restored Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Alvis motorcars.

Macho Lamborghini LM 002 off-roader | Bonhams Auctions
Macho Lamborghini LM 002 off-roader | Bonhams Auctions

A classic 1927 Bentley 3-liter Speed Model Tourer with coachwork by Vanden Plas and painted a brilliant red will cross the block with an estimated worth of $170,000 to $250,000. A 1956 Bentley S-Series Continental Sports Saloon with shapely streamlined styling by H.J. Mulliner will also be offered, estimated at $470,000-570,000.

An unusual 1949 Bentley MKVI 4¼-Liter Countryman Shooting Brake with a woodie-wagon body by Harold Radford is valued at $120,000-150,000.

The 1987 Lamborghini LM 002, an over-the-top four-wheel-drive SUV known in the U.S. as “Rambo Lambo,” is valued at $130,000-200,000. One of just 328 LM 002s produced between 1986 and 1992, this one was originally owned by Italian racing driver Mario Ricci.

For more information about the Bonhams sale, visit the website at