After spending 40 years and unspeakable amounts of investor money to make his dream a reality, Paul Moller’s flying car is finally available for purchase. But because flying cars are perpetually “just two years away,” Moller is actually auctioning off his original prototype, not a production model.
Surely this is something that the world has never seen before: a ludicrously expensive Porsche 911 that went for over a million bucks at auction. Unicorn, that is. Never happened before.
I’ve always heard that anyone off the street can go to police auctions and bid on hilariously inexpensive cars. But it wasn’t until last week that I actually attended one of these bidding wars and learned how true that is. Let me tell you, friend: it was amazing.
RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction: my favorite time of year. Beautiful weather, Italian food, gorgeous views and expensive cars. It’s my scene. Sure, the auction doesn’t start until May 27, but I’ve already had a look at all of the lots. It’s all about who you know, see.
Level 5 Motorsports’ Scott Tucker and others involved in his payday lending scheme were fined $1.266 billion last October by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive practices. Tucker’s got to pay the feds off somehow, so everything seized from his race team is going to auction.
I have a lot of stuff and I’m not the most organized person in the world (that’s what the help is for) so from the time to time I lose things. Credit cards, diamond rings, razor blades and 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertibles are all fair game.
Ron Hackenburger has been collecting cars for about 50 years. He’d always wanted to make his own automotive museum, but things didn’t quite turn out that way. Even so, his collection is wonderfully diverse and full of all kinds of great, interesting cars, many of which may end up in museum collections after all.
If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars and are extremely creepy, you can now buy a one-of-a-kind piece of history: Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone.
The Ferrari 250 GTO is both incredibly rare and mind-blowingly expensive. Soon an example will be offered for auction at a staggering $56 million. In light of our recent election, some people seem to see this as an “investment.”
I was just about ready to give up on everything. Today sucked. Polls show that maybe people are dumber than I thought. Halloween is over. Fuck it all. Then BringATrailer had an E30 being auctioned at the same time as 2007 R63 AMG minivan. The minivan smoked it. America is good.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the premier old-cars-on-a-golf-course event in the Western Hemisphere. It’s also a place where they sell a bunch of them, to the point where Hagerty is estimating $370 million worth will be sold. Also, a REMINDER: old people get old, and then die.
That pile of junk you see in the picture above doesn’t have the original powertrain, looks like it got bashed in the face with a large hammer, and will require a total restoration. But that doesn’t matter, because this thing was an iconic British race car, so that makes it worth a lot of money.
Car dealer and racing magnate Jim Click is selling his 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Cobras and a 1966 Shelby GT350. It’s safe to say that RM Auctions has a real treat for Ford fans in Monterey.
Got several million dollars burning a hole in your tuxedo pants? Need to own a car your neighbors are guaranteed not to have? My friend, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Hammertime, Jalopnik’s new monthly auction guide listing all the weird and wonderful cars that we can’t afford, but you might, especially…
McLaren Special Operations is selling McLaren F1 chassis #069 (nice) with less than 2,800 miles on its clock for somewhere between $12 to 14 million will all the usual bells and whistles, yet it is our understanding that a Compaq LTE 5280 is not part of the deal.
Bowler’s “all-terrain supercar” comes with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 horses and 460 foot pound of torque, linked to a six-speed paddle shift automatic sending power through an “E-control” rear differential and transfer gearbox providing 50/50 permanent all-wheel drive. It will reach 60mph in 4.2…
As the U.K.’s Royal Navy and Royal Air Force continue handing off search and rescue operations to private firms, they’re paring down their fleets of Sea King helicopters. Why buy a nice, running car when you could put a six-ton derelict helicopter on your lawn?
The Gooding & Company’s East Coast auction on Friday featured more of Jerry Seinfeld’s ultra-rare cars than you could count on both hands, and he sold them for more money than any of us could count, even as a group effort. That auction pull included profit from all but one of Seinfeld’s cars, which failed to sell.