|At the January Barrett-Jackson auction the final bid came in at an impressive $2,650,000 for this Tucker. |
That means the new owner paid $2,915,000 to drive it home.
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Saturday, 30 August 2014
The "super luxury" segment (cars costing more than $100,000) is one of only two to show market growth over the last five years.
|The Ghost. Rolls-Royce has set the standard by which all other luxury carmakers are judged. Its vehicles are opulent and pricey, which makes them the ideal ride of the rich and famous. A Phantom starts around $ 330,000.|
|Aston Martin DB9. The two-plus-two sports car is offered in both Coupe and Volante (convertible)The hand-built DB9's 450-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. $ 260,000|
|The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, CL-Class coupe and SL-Class roadsters all sport supercharged V8 engines producing an impressive 493 horsepower. $ 200,000|
|BMW recently joined this elite group with its 760 luxury sedan. The top-end of the 7-series lineup offers an expansive rear seating area, impressive handling and excellent performance from its 438-horsepower V12 engine. $ 140,000|
|Jeff Koons' Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture. Sold: $5.6 million, 2001.|
John Lennon's Rolls Royce. Sold: $2,230,000, 1985.
|Eric Clapton’s “Blackie” Stratocaster Guitar by Fender. Sold:$959,500, 2004.|
Jerry Garcia's "Tiger" guitar. Sold: $957,500, 2002.
|A Beatles 65 album signed by all four members of the band. $300,000.|
George Harrison's guitar fetched $657,000.
|The King's memorabilia remains in high demand. His jumpsuit was valued at $80,000-100,000, though bidders boosted it to $197,000.|
Elvis can be seen wearing the suit on stage in Las Vegas in the MGM documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is (MGM, 1970).
Friday, 29 August 2014
|SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 29, 2014 — Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is honored to be selected by world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte for the sale of his world-renowned collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction.|
Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. This pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million, and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two.
Shelby pegged the car's 0-60-mph time at just over three seconds.
Two "Special" prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.
This 1947 Bentley Mark VI last sold for $ 1.7m
One of only 153 1968 Shelby GT 500s.