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.

Pre-War Aston Martin Shocks With $4.5 Million Sale

A recent Aston Martin sale at Bonham’s auction shows that the brand is perhaps a touch more valuable to collectors these days. A 1935 Aston Martin Ulster was unloaded for a staggering $4.5 million, marking the first time a pre-war example has reached numbers of that magnitude. The Aston Martin Ulster was a racing car and this one, LM19, competed in the Ards TT race. These cars were designed with racing in mind, and made their mark at many races in the early to mid 1900s, including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, RAC TT and the French Grand Prix. The … Continue reading

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Steve McQueen Modified Porsche Boasts Kill Switch For Rear Lights

The last Porsche owned by legendary Steve McQueen is officially for sale, and it boasts a rather James Bond style feature: a kill switch on the dash to turn off the rear lights. The star added this modification to several of the vehicles in his fleet, and it does not require a genius to understand the purpose. The 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo will hit the auction block August 13th, 2015 in Monterey, California. It is expected to change hands for over a million USD. The Steve McQueen Porsche 930 Turbo at a glance: The actor and avid automotive enthusiast ordered … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson Offering Auto Care Products to Maintain that New Car Shine

Leading auction house Barrett-Jackson is now touting a line of signature auto care products. The products include interior and exterior care, wheel and tire care, and restoration items. The Barrett-Jackson auto products seem to make perfect sense for a company synonymous with automobiles, so what took them so long to develop this brainchild? New line of Barrett-Jackson premium auto care products emerge Now customers buying auction items at Barrett-Jackson will have little trouble maintaining that new car scent and appearance. The products will be available in retail stores spanning across North America, including giants like Wal-Mart, Menards, Pep Boys and … Continue reading

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Ferrari 400 Superamerica Nets $6.38 Million at RM Sotheby’s Auction

The clear leader of the $60M RM Sotheby’s sale at Amelia Island was the Ferrari 400 Superamerica, which demanded a modest $6.38 million to change hands. The recent partnership between leaders RM Auctions and Sotheby’s has led to a higher standard in luxury auctions, and the total sales are certainly communicating the trend. The clip above describes the car in full detail with some welcomed action footage. The 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet at a glance: Chassis number 1945 SA: The 3rd of 7 This car was the successor to the 410 Superamerica, taking the engine displacement down from … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Now Owns Part of RM Auctions

Luxury auction house Sotheby’s has acquired an ownership interest in RM Auctions, creating a dynamic duo of great magnitude now dubbed ‘RM Sotheby’s’. Their first joint sale took place in Florida last month with a record $60 million in collector cars changing hands. Sotheby’s and RM Auctions: Game, set and match.  Sotheby’s now owns a 25 percent share in RM Auctions in a long-term investment strategy to cater to the burgeoning market. Analysts peg the market for collector cars at a staggering $2 billion, making the partnership a seemingly wise move in terms of creating a larger fishing net than those … Continue reading

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Antique Bugatti Type 57C Up for Auction at Bonham’s

There is an antique Bugatti Type 57C cabriolet featuring coachwork by Gangloff hitting the auction block at Bonham’s on May 31st. It is a 1938 Type 57C, which is quite a desirable era for collectors of the badge. While the award-winning Bugatti Veyron line and all of the special editions are arguably faster–the value of certain older models remains a bit higher than the new siblings and will only continue to hold their worth. The sale is scheduled for May 31st, 2015 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Type 57 Bugatti began to distinctively evolve in 1934, … Continue reading

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Exquisite 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT Hits the Auction Block

A very special and rare Bugatti is apparently still up for grabs. The 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT is listed on RM Auctions with a date of January 15th, 2015 and no sale has been displayed. The blue beauty is taunting buyers with an asking price of $575,000-$775,000. RM Auctions sold another 1993 EB110 GT in 2014 for $317,000 in Monaco. This version is listed much higher, and could be an indicator of why she has failed to net a buyer. Less than 150 units of this model were made, and they were crafted back in an elegant and special era … Continue reading

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Rare 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 with Allemano Coachwork

A special specimen of Maserati is about to be displayed at a Gooding & Co. auction. One of just 21 created–this 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 with Allemano coachwork will make a fine addition to any collection of exotic cars. A 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 featuring Allemano coachwork will be offered by Gooding & Co. in Scottsdale. Special bodywork and 1950s is an intoxicating blend on a Maserati.  This Maserati A6G/2000 was tucked away in Pennsylvania for the past three decades. These obsolete coachbuilt models obviously do not hit the luxury auto market often, making this a special event indeed. The Maserati A6G/2000 … Continue reading

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Unbelievable: Pristine Lamborghini LM002 Up for Grabs

There will be a pristine Lamborghini LM002 hitting the block at RM Auctions next month. The fierce V12 Lamborghini SUV started at around $120k back in its day, which was equivalent to around a quarter million today. Now, even in near-perfect condition, this Rambo-Lambo will be lucky to net $120k in today’s dollars. The Lamborghini SUV seems to be one of the most undervalued awesome vehicles on the planet. A new Raging Bull SUV, the Lamborghini Urus, could make its first stampede onto the market as early as 2016. That fact alone could increase the value of Lamborghini SUV predecessors, … Continue reading

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Video: 100 Rare Exotic Cars Unearthed in French Barn

Barn finds are always fascinating, but this one tops most! Check out this video of 100 rare exotic cars unearthed in a French barn! The stockpile of Ferrari sports cars, Bugatti models and more is simply astounding! The clip above shows the loot discovered in a barn in France. The collection likely left it’s discoverer awestruck! Just 60 of the 100 cars will make it to auction. The collection of abandoned exotic cars belonged to the late Roger Baillon. It was trusted to the classic car department of a French auction house, where buyers can opt to restore the vehicles … Continue reading

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