The Petrolhead Corner Some of the Most Impressive Cars To Be Auctioned at Monterey 2019

This Saturday is all about rare and significant cars to be auctioned at Pebble Beach.
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There are countless classic-car related events around the world and throughout the year. However, when it comes to the highest quality and the most impressive cars, the list goes down to a handful… Goodwood, Chantilly, Le Mans, Villa d’Este and of course, Pebble Beach. Like for every edition of this “Concours d’élégance” (considered the most prestigious event of its kind), several auction houses are hosting incredible sales, with some of the most significant classic cars to be offered. Here’s a selection of some of these mesmerizing classic cars to be auctioned at Pebble Beach 2019.

The 1939 Porsche Type 64 – The first car to ever bear the name Porsche

We all know about the legendary 911 and its predecessor, the 356 – which was the first model sold by company Porsche back in 1948. Well, what fewer might know is that there were other cars before the 356 Pre-A, mostly prototypes based on the VW Beetle. These cars, created pre-WWII, were named Type 64 and were racing studies built by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche for a 1939 Berlin-Paris race that was cancelled. Altogether, only 3 examples were produced and one of them has surfaced recently and will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at Monterey 2019.

Images by RM Sotheby’s

This example of the Type 64 was owned and driven by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferry Porsche themselves and served as a base for the creation of the 356, after WWII. According to RM, “It is a vehicle that is regarded as the missing link between Volkswagen and Porsche and is quite possibly the most significant example of Porsche engineering in existence today.” Saying that this car, the first ever to bear the Porsche name, is a significant piece of automotive history would be a true understatement. The car is offered at the upcoming Monterey flagship three-day collector car auction, held August 15-17.

Read the full story about this important car on RM Sotheby’s website.

A surprising, still impressive two-tone Ferrari 375 MM

Ferraris aren’t necessarily red… They can even be much better looking in subtler colours – think Blu Scozia, Grigio Ferro or Verde Abetone. Or they can be made in much (really much) bolder attires and still look superb – probably thanks to genius coachbuilders such as Bertone, Ghia or Pinin Farina. So what to think of the 375 MM that will be offered by RM Sotheby’s, with its eccentric combination of salmon and gunmetal grey? If you ask me, I’d say it perfectly matches the retro-futuristic shape of the Ghia-designed carrozzeria.

Images by RM Sotheby’s

Designed in 1955 and powered by an impressive and powerful 4.5-litre V12 with no fewer than 335hp, this unique example of the Ferrari 335 MM will be offered by RM Sotheby’s at Monterey collector car auction, August 15-17.

More details on the car and full story on classicdriver.com.

Four Rare and Significant Pininfarina Masterpieces To Auction At Pebble Beach

There’s no need to argue… Pinin Farina was a genius of design and automotive elegance. He and his team have created some of the most desirable cars of the 1950s and 1960s (and not only Italian ones, by the way). Soon to auction at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale, Petrolicious has listed 4 of the most significant cars designed by Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina. From a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, to a one-of-a-kind 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV or 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico, the list of cars is just staggering.

Photos by Gooding & Company

You can read more on these rare and very elegantly shaped automobiles at Petrolicious.com.

Ferraris in Full Force At RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 Sale

Apart from the historically super-important Porsche Type 64, RM Sotheby’s is also offering multiple other mesmerizing classic cars at its Monterey 2019 Auction, including nearly 30 historically significant Ferrari models with outstanding provenance… Think ultra-rare 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider, Ferrari’s first mid-engine prototype, the 1962 Ferrari 196 SP, a 1962 Ferrari 250 California SWB Spider or a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona… To name a few.

Images by RM Sotheby’s

See the complete list of Ferrari classic or modern cars to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s here.

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