Rare Car Auction
When it comes to rare car auctions, Gooding & Company are the best example. In 2010 they had the honor to sell the three most valuable cars in the world and set six world records. The numbers looked really good for them: the astounding $114 million in sales where the reward for their efforts.
2011 promises to be all about rare cars as well. This is proven by the Scottsdale auction where Gooding & Company has sold the most valuable car of the auction for three years in a row. In only one day, 2011 became a good year for Gooding & Company, because sales went up to $14 million.
Among the rare cars included in the auction was an impressive Caiola collection of 11 Ferrari supercars and some modern prototypes that came with a price tag of $5.255 million. Classic cars were well represented as well. Some original cars from the 1950s and the 60s were sold for impressive prices. Some examples would be: a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold for $858,000, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB that went to its owner for $797,500 and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra that even if it wasn’t restored it still sold for $610,500.
The rare car auction was also proud to announce three world records that were set during the auction: the sell of a Porsche 904 for $1.045 million, an auction price of $660,000 for a Mercedes Benz 300 Sc and the impressive sell of a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione for $2.09 million.
When it comes to prices the top three most expensive cars auctioned was occupied by a Ferrari, a Fiat and a Duesenberg. The 2006 Ferrari FXX Evolution was the king, being sold for $2,090,000. This car is one of only 30 ever made, was part of the Benny Caiola Collection and is inspired by the Enzo Ferrari. The improvements were made especially for a better handling and performance. This Ferrari is definitely a winner with its V12 engine and gear shifting time that was reduced to only 60 ms. Also, the Ferrari powerplant is another add-on. The extra 1000 rpm is something the gear ratios will be sure to take advantage of.
The first runner up is a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic that was sold for $1,705,000. With a V8 engine and a top speed of 124 mph it was designed as a racing car that actually won the Italian GT Championship in 1954.
Third place, the 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl, is another remarkable car powered by a Lycoming, 420-cid engine. The dual overhead camshafts of the engine and the four valves per cylinder make it compatible with models built today in terms of the technology used for performance enhancement. The maximum speed of 112-116 mph it’s another interesting feature that makes the oversized hydraulic brakes necessary. Now you can understand why it was sold for $1,485,000 and why we are talking about a rare car auction.
Rare car auctions really make one’s heart go faster. It’s their looks, the history behind them, their impressive performance the reasons why you just can’t forget about them and still feel that the price is just.
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