Friday, 31 July 2015


1959 Scarab Formula 1 Single-Seater, estimate £700,000-950,000; 1959-Type Scarab Formula 1 Single-Seater,
estimate £400,000-525,000; and the Scarab Formula 1 Team Transporter, estimate £600,000-800,000
The Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s (RAI) Scarab Grand Prix single-seaters were the very first, home-grown, all-American team of Formula 1 racing cars. Bonhams is to offer two of these Formula 1 classics, along with their much-admired Fiat-Bartoletti transporter, at the Goodwood Revival Sale, on 12 September. 
The Scarab racing team was the brainchild of Woolworth heir, Lance Reventlow. A youthful racing enthusiast, he learned to race in Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars, mixed in social circles that included the likes of James Dean, and founded Reventlow Automobiles Inc. to go racing “for America”. 
Named after the legendary Egyptian ‘good luck’ beetle, the first two Scarab sports cars used Chevrolet V8 engines, re-writing racing standards in US events through 1958-59. Three Formula 1 Scarabs followed, constructed by the legendary Troutman and Barnes, combining combining lightweight and startling looks and a Mercedes formula one inspired fuel injected desmodromic engine. But sports-racing success in the US and slow development delayed the Scarab team’s F1 debut until the 1960 Monaco GP. By that time the new age of rear-engined F1 cars, led by 1959 World Champions Cooper, had re-written the performance standards, and Reventlow’s Scarabs - driven by Reventlow himself and by the talented driver/engineer Chuck Daigh - proved already outdated. 
After running RAI for five years, during which the company built eight racing cars, Reventlow wrote-off the operation as a tax loss. 
Lance Reventlow was a true contemporary celebrity. His first wife was Hollywood actress Jill St. John, and his second was Mickey Mouse Club star Cheryl Holdridge. Heir to the Woolworth fortune, his mother was wealthy socialite, Barbara Hutton. A debutante, heiress and philanthropist, Hutton was one of the wealthiest women in the world. She married seven times (including a brief marriage to actor, Cary Grant), and had one son, Lance, with second husband, Count Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow.
In 1972, aged only 36, Lance Reventlow was killed when his private aircraft - flown by an inexperienced pilot he was tutoring - flew into a box canyon near Aspen, Colorado, stalled in attempting a U-turn and crashed.
James Knight, Bonhams International Group Motoring Director, said: “The Scarab team cars were fantastically quick, but unfortunately for Reventlow, not quick enough in their development. However, at events such as the Monaco Historic, and Goodwood Revival, the superiority of these front-engined projectiles has been absolutely demonstrated, time after time in recent years. These Scarabs are spectacular and beautiful Grand Prix cars with a proven race winning record at Historic motor racing events.”
Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale takes place on 12 September in Goodwood, Chichester. For more information visit

Thursday, 30 July 2015

American Motoring at The Pebble Beach Auctions

Visit the Gooding and Company Website 
View the 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan 
View more about the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale
View Event Information for The Scottsdale Auctions

Watch The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta In Action!

Third Overall at 1959 Tour de France
The Montlhéry and Watkins Glen Winning
Cavallino Classic Platinum Award Winner


Ferrari Classiche Certified
August 14, 2015 at 11am
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Carmel, California

Wednesday August 12, 10am to 6pm
Thursday August 13, 9am to 6pm
Friday August 14, 9am to 11am

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Silverstone Classic Sale Results


Celebrating its fifth year at the Silverstone Classic, Silverstone Auctions’ sale was a resounding success, with total sales of £5,083,773*, achieving a sales rate of 75 per cent over the ever-popular two-day road car sale.
The two-day sale, which one of the most successful ever at the Silverstone Classic, took place overlooking the racing events in The Wing on the weekend of 25-26 July. The road car sale followed from the auction house’s inaugural Competition Car Sale, held on 23 July. 
To view the full results list of the Silverstone Classic Sale, click hereAlternatively, to view the Competition Car Sale results, click here.
This racing car-only sale was the first auction of its kind to be offered by Silverstone Auctions and achieved total sales value of £1,071,220*.
Highlights of the Competition Car Sale included a 1959 Cooper Monaco, which sold for £219,375*, while a 1979 Ford Capri GRP1 Ex-Gordon Spice went under the hammer at £92,250*.
Showing that they are leaders in Seventies, Eighties and Nineties cars, the auction house achieved a total sales value of £4,009,722* after their road car sale.
A successful sales rate of 75 percent over the two-day road car sale showed that the value and appeal from this ‘modern classic’ era is showing no sign of decreasing. 
Saturday’s road car sale recorded £2,249,824*, while Sunday’s sale recorded £1,595,969*. Factoring in lifestyle and automobilia sales, the final figure for the 2015 Silverstone Classic Sale was £5,083,773*.
Star road car lots over the course of the event included the 1989 Porsche 911 930 Turbo LE.
Created as a tribute to the Porsche 930 Turbo - a car that defined the Seventies and Eighties - it is a highly desirable car today and one that is rarely seen at auction.
The last edition 1 of 50 right-hand drive LE had just over 30,000 miles and went under the hammer for £159,750*.
Another immaculate and highly sought-after Porsche starring at the Silverstone Classic sale was a 1972 911 2.4 S Coupe.
The left-hand drive, matching numbers car, presented in its original Light Ivory with a black interior and period correct Fuchs alloys, sold for £132,750*. 
Meanwhile, a very rare 1989 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S proved to be the subject of much competition in the room.
One of only 17 RHD GT5-Ss out of a total factory production of 187 worldwide, it exceeded its upper estimate of £150,000 selling for an exceptional £157,500*.
It was a similar story for an outstanding example of the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 EVO II.
This roadgoing version of one of the greatest touring cars of its era attracted a huge amount of interest and far exceeded its upper estimate of £75,000, selling for £100,697*. 
*All prices quoted include sales fees 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Princess Soraya's Superamerica at The Pebble Beach Auctions

Visit the Gooding and Company Website 
View the 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe 
View more about the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale
View more about the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale 
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Cambridge Vintage Sale Results - Cheffins

Vintage and Classic Auctions

Cambridge Vintage Sale

Saturday 25th July 2015
Auction sale of steam engines, vintage & classic tractors, motorcycles, vehicles, stationary engines and memorabilia.

Auction results are now available to view online here.

Cheffins Vintage and Classic Auctions
Clifton House 1 & 2 Clifton Road Cambridge CB1 7EA
Tel: +44 (0)1223 213777

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Over 400 Automobilia Items ready for Reno Tahoe Auction


Coys announce their catalogue for the AVD 43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix auction

Coys return to the Nurburgring for the 43rd AVD Oldtimer Grand Prix. The auction, held on 8th August, is the largest and most prestigious sale held at this event to date, with 72 great entries of sports, competition, sports touring, and Grand Prix cars available. A small selection of entries are detailed below.

Viewing takes place from Friday 7th August from 10AM - 7PM, and on Saturday 8th August from 10AM until the auction at 4PM.

The full catalogue for this auction is now available online at
1937 BMW 328 Roadster   
Last owner since 1973
FIVA papered ( Pass Nr.: 0862 )
Estimate:  €490.000 - €600.000
1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk - Ex Goodwood Revival, Ex Mille Miglia, Ex Jochen Mass
Estimate:  €65,000 - €85,000 
1971 LOLA T 222      
Ex Jo Bonnier, Vic Elford, Peter Westbury and Mario Casoni
Estimate:  €370,000 - €420,000
1992 Ferrari F40 
Estimate: Refer Department
1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior
Estimate:   € 80,000 - €100,000
1958 Jaguar XK 150 SWB Cozzi Special
Estimate:   €100,000- €140,000
1976 ex works Waldegard Safari Martini Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 – 1977London to Sydney Marathon – 1979 Repco Rally - 2004 London Sydney Marathon – 2005 East African Safari Rally –
Goodwood Festival of Speed Entry 2004-2015
Estimate:  €400,000 - €475,000
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS – Historic Race Car - FIA Papers
Estimate:  : €90,000 - €130,000
1972 De Tomaso Pantera 
Estimate:  €65,000 - €85,000
1967 McLaren Elva M1 C   
1967 ex Roy Woods Racing ( Bill Amick )
1987 ex Mc Lean Racing
1987 - 1999 ex Richard Dodkins
2003 - ex Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Reviva
Estimate:  €280,000 -  €350,000
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Estimate:  €45,000 - €55,000
2013 “BRM P160” Prop Race Car from the film “RUSH”
As featured in Ron Howard’s 2013 movie  “ Rush”
Estimate:  €20,000 - €30,000
1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS – - One of the first 500 examples for FIA 
homologation - Ex Porsche AG Test Car - FIA Papers
Estimate:  €650,000 - €850,000
1995 Porsche 993 RS
Estimate:   €260,000 - €280,000
1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT
Estimate:  €100,000 - €130,000
1980/81 F 1 Lotus 81              
The ex Mario Andretti 1980 Monaco GP,
ex Elio de Angelis and ex Nigel Mansell
FIA papers (valid until 2024)
Estimate:   €325.000 - €375.000