Category Archives: Luxury car auctions

Have you ever wondered where the world’s elite locate rare exotic cars? As you know, luxury cars, especially highly sought-after and exclusive rare cars are not likely to be listed on Craigslist. Chances are, buyers will frequent luxury car auctions at high-end places like Christie’s or Bonham’s. Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals investigates the luxury auctions held and the luxury cars and exotic car rentals that change hands through them.

Rare Ferrari Supercars Dominated 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions

The demand for classic and rare Ferrari supercars is an intrigue that is on the rise, both in volume and the amount buyers are willing to pay. While the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO certainly blew minds when it changed hands for over $38 million at Pebble Beach this year, there were several other noteworthy Ferrari cars auctioned off as well. Imagine having something like a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in your garage. Now imagine having it as part of a collection of exotic cars. Many just imagine having that $38 million dollars to throw around. This Ferrari set a new … Continue reading

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Would You Shell Out $14 Million for a 1995 McLaren F1?

While a McLaren may never surpass the price of a rare Ferrari at auction, a 1995 McLaren F1 could fetch as much as $14 million. The current record holder for most expensive car sold at auction is a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO racer, which changed hands for the tiny sum of $52 million USD. Is a McLaren F1 worth multiple millions? Is anyone else struggling with the fact that a 1995 vehicle is already 20 years old? This example is dressed in Marlboro white. It is believed to be the only one in this color.  The auction is set to … Continue reading

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Gold or Gaudy? 1966 Ferrari 330 GT With Unique Styling Up for Grabs

It is the only one of its kind, physically. Meet the 1966 Ferrari 330 GT commissioned by Norbert Novarro. Dubbed the Navarro Special, this rather unique Ferrari is going to be up for grabs next month when it hits the auction block at Gooding & Company. Who will want this decadent gold slice of Italiana? The 1966 Ferrari 330 GT Navarro Special. Photo by Mike Maez, courtesy of  Gooding & Co. Navarro commissioned the transformation of the Ferrari 330 GT through Piero Drogo’s shop, Carrozzeria Sports Cars. He was a wealthy nightclub owner craving something flashy yet still Ferrari, so he … Continue reading

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2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Annual Auction Nets $39 Million

Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates all things automotive in festive style with a plethora of traditional events. One of those events is the annual Bonham’s auto auction, which netted an astronomical $39 million USD this year! The photos are items from Bonham’s auction at the FOS this year. The offerings included a variety of automobile memorabilia from decades gone by.  The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed has certainly one-upped many of the previous years. This year hundreds of supercars, classic cars, never before viewed newbies and more gathered together to illuminate an already bright event. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol Rolls-Royce Available Online

They say Andy Warhol was not really much of a car guy, but his works and previously owned vehicles speak for themselves. Now buyers have the opportunity to shop online and pick up just about anything…including an Andy Warhol Rolls-Royce…on eBay Motors. The Rolls-Royce is an unexpectedly muted color for such a flamboyant artist. While it remains unclear if the famed pop artist was more enthralled with automobiles, Campbell’s soup cans or Marilyn Monroe, his body of work continues to demand top dollar. And just like any vehicle for sale, the value rises substantially when it had a famous owner. … Continue reading

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1964 Aston Martin DB5 Shell Nabs $435k at Auction

What was basically an Aston Martin skeleton sold for a jaw-dropping $435,000 at auction recently. While there was an engine included, that was roughly the extent of the package, which is a project car in its most raw form! This particular car must have been the dream project car for the buyer in order for them to shell out so much…or it was a sheik or Bill Gates. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 body with numbers DB5/1497/R was unloaded for $435k at Bonhams auction house recently. Photos courtesy of Bonhams.  About the car The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is widely … Continue reading

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Rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 from the Ferrari Museum to Your Garage?

Fans of Steve McQueen will soon have the opportunity to descend upon one of his cars at auction. A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 once owned by the legend will hit the block at RM Auctions this August and is expected to net around $9 million. The auction is to be held in Monterey and there will be plenty of other stars and cars present. The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 has been lovingly cared for and displayed at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello for the past year, but her very first owner was Steve McQueen. McQueen took delivery of the car in … Continue reading

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Buyers Go Gaga for Her Rolls-Royce at Auction

Fans of luxury cars and Lady Gaga just had the opportunity to purchase her 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III yesterday. How often does one get the option to go gaga for a celebrity-owned Rolls-Royce at auction? The sale remained stagnant with 2 bids at $16k for a long while–then things picked up and the Rolls went for $125k. Not only can the buyer feel good about owning a small slice of something considered interesting, Lady Gaga is donating a cool 100% of the sale to the MusiCares charity. MusiCares is a charity that assists those working in the music industry during … Continue reading

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Want to Buy a 1970 Aston Martin DBS with Some TV Experience?

Aston Martin exotic cars have starred in more than just James Bond flicks. Now the Aston Martin DBS from the show ‘The Persuaders’ is up for grabs at Bonhams auction. I have no idea what The Persuaders is about, but the DBS is about to change hands for a lofty sum. The 1970 Aston Martin DBS is classic and aggressive. The car has been famous and is well-preserved and now up for grabs at auction. This 1970 Aston Martin DBS looks more like American Muscle than British flexing. It was created with special mods specifically for its starring role in … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s 1959 Mercedes-Benz Up for Grabs

There is a slice of celebrity automotive history up for grabs at auction: Muhammad Ali’s 1959 Mercedes-Benz. The bedazzled Benz is expected to net around $2 million USD, and the superstar personally stated that proceeds will benefit mankind. It was said that the sale profits will go to aid world hunger, per the wishes of both Ali and the car’s current owner. Check out the almost insane looking bespoke Benz below! Initial auction bids began at $500,000. How much will the next owner shell out to own the bespoke Mercedes-Benz owned by legend Muhammad Ali? Ali rocked the 1959 Mercedes-Benz … Continue reading

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