Battered Bugatti May Fetch $150,000

A rare and sassy 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe has been discovered chilling in an old barn…for about four decades. The supercar was purchased by an engineer in the early sixties and maintained in a completely asinine manner. But alas, it is a Bugatti, and it will sell!

The 38 Bugatti is set to hit the luxury car auction block at Bonhams September 17-18, 2011 where it is expected to go for $150,000. Gulp. Yes, $150,000 for a Bugatti that was reduced to a pile of barn clutter. This is an indicator of just how vital branding is to any item.

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Coupe

1938 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe

The Most Expensive: Ferrari Testa Rossa Nets $16 Million at Auction

A Ferrari may be a better investment than actual gold! This would certainly seem true because at Gooding & Co. auction house, a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype sold for an astounding $16.4 million dollars during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week!

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Roll Like Sammy Davis Jr. Did—In a Royce!

Sammy Davis Jr. was once quoted as saying,
“I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money." In fact, when Davis died in 1990, he owed an estimated $15 million in taxes. That may explain how his elegant 1963 Rolls Royce is hitting the auction block at Bonham’s August 18th! This is a can’t-miss luxury car auction for those who collect celebrity exotic cars.

Sammy Davis Jr Rolls Royce

Sammy Davis Jr Rolls Royce

Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S Gets $1.357 Million

It is always a challenge to price a vintage exotic sports car, with many factors coming into play. The factors are clear in the $1.357 million dollar sale of Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S: Celebrity ownership, film stardom, condition, originality and rarity! A car like this is a centerpiece at any luxury car auction.

Steve McQueen Porsche 911S

Steve McQueen Porsche 911S

Just A Rolls Royce Altered for Tiger Hunting by Kings

When royalty opt to take up tiger hunting as a hobby, only the finest and most distinctive wheels will do…like a Rolls-Royce altered to serve just that purpose! This bizarre exotic car is now for sale, expected to nab around $1 million dollars at auction!

Customized Rolls Royce for hunting

The Tiger Car, customized for luxury tiger hunting! This is one hot cat-catcher!

Vintage Ferrari Prototype to Sell for $20 Million? This Would Steal the Record!

There are many vintage Ferrari models that end up on the auction block, but this one is something truly special. It is an extraordinarily rare 1957 250 TR prototype that could bring in $20 million dollars at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach luxury car auction next month. If this occurs, it will shatter the world record!

1957 Ferrari 250 TR

1957 Ferrari 250 TR

Bentley’s First Production Car Nabs $962,500 at Luxury Auction

1921 was a good year for luxury carmaker Bentley, as it was when they released the first production model from the brand, the 3 Liter. In 1921 this model sold for around $1,870 USD, and recently one just shook the luxury car auction block when it nabbed $962,500!

Bentley Chassis #3

The Bentley 3 Liter, chassis #3

Rare Rolls-Royce Limousine Nabs $34,000 at Auction

A rare Rolls-Royce limousine once owned by Princess Margaret and Burt Reynolds (odd combination aside) has sold for around $34,000 at a luxury car auction in London.

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow owned by Burt Reynolds and Royalty

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow owned by Burt Reynolds and Royalty

The exclusive history of the 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow long-wheelbase limousine certainly helped it earn such a sale price, considering the age.  This Rolls Royce limo was supplied to the personal order of the princess, and later owned by Reynolds. 

Fred Astaire Ferrari to Hit Auction Block

1955 Ferrari Monza Spider

1955 Ferrari Monza Spider

RM Auctions has spilled that a famous 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza spider will be placed on its auction block in Monterey, California on August 19th and 20th, 2011.  The rare Ferrari’s claims to fame include winning races and its role in the 1959 film ‘On the Beach’, where it was driven by Fred Astaire.