Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Earlier today, we did a story on the most expensive cars sold at the Pebble Beach Auctions. That was a fun story to write, because we can all relate to not being able to afford even a single tire on one of those cars.
This past weekend saw the 2016 Pebble Beach Auctions, where fortunes were swapped and keys to opulent collector cars changed well-moisturized hands. In sales last week, the California auctions pulled in $345 million, although that was well below Hagerty’s count of $396 million from the 2015 auctions.
The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. Here’s why.
I actually have no clue what the going rate is for human organs these days, nor do I know if you’d have enough organs left over to actually enjoy this thing if you pulled it off. But if you want a Ferrari 288 GTO, like this gorgeous one going on the block at Mecum’s Monterey auction next week, it’s a start.
From time to time, readers point out cases to me from other states on topics I have written about. And last week I got a doozy. The man who bought a fake “rare” Corvette and could not sue for fraud due to disclaimers made by the seller, Mecum Auctions.
When Tanner Brownlee was 15, his father Sam Brownlee was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving as a sheriff’s deputy in Colorado. Tanner doesn’t have a lot to remember his father by. That’s why he and his brother Chase wanted to buy their dad’s old Dodge Charger police car at a May charity auction.
Some moron in VW’s home of Wolfsburg, Germany is offering a cheap old VW Beetle for sale. Only the Beetle isn’t so old, and the price isn’t that cheap. The seller wants over a million dollars.
Maybe it’s kind of a basic bitch thing to say, but my favorite Ferrari is still the Ferrari Testarossa. If you came of age in the 80s and 90s like I did, the Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach are still the ultimate “poster cars.” If you’ve got some serious coin lying around, you can buy two of the greatest…
That looks like a Datsun 240Z, doesn't it? It's not — technically it's a Nissan Fairlady Z. And it's not just any run of the mill Z, either. It's something special, and it's going to be up for grabs at an RM Auction soon.
Here's a funny joke I like to tell about the Shelby Cobra: How do you know if one is real? The answer: It's not real. Actual, honest-to-God, non-replica Shelby Cobras are crazy rare and crazy expensive. And the ultimate Cobra just sold for a nice chunk of change at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
For sale: One "Disco Rock" 8-track tape. Also, the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta that it comes with. One of those might just be slightly more valuable than the other one.
Astute Jalopnik readers will recall that Ferrari engineers once stretched out a 348 body in order to cobble together the prototype for the Ferrari Enzo. That prototype, a kind of late 1980s/early 1990s garage-built monster supercar with Enzo power, is up for sale again.
Gooding & Company is holding an auction this weekend at Pebble Beach which gives car geeks like us to talk about cool old cars, so let's talk about our favorites. I'll start with three of mine.
[Silverstone Auctions is set to offer one of Europe's finest collections of road going classic cars to come to market, at The Salon Privé Sale on September 4th in London. Henry Pearman, the founder and CEO of Eagle - the world's premier Jaguar E-Type specialist - has overseen the creation of this unique collection of…
Did you know only 106 examples of the McLaren F1 were ever produced? Thanks to the car's rarity, and its ability to crush modern supercars even 20 years after it's debut, its value has skyrocketed in recent years.
Everybody loves wasting time over at Bring A Trailer, home to some of the finest used car classifieds on the entire Internet. Now the site is about to do more than just list used cars — they're going to host online auctions for them.
As a car company, Aston Martin has the benefit of being forever associated with the most famous fictional spy in the world. It's not a bad image to have. Now, the car credited with sparking that famous association is up for auction.
This August at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a car will go up for auction that seems to be the perfect storm of desirability: it's a stunning classic Ferrari, and it was owned by Steve McQueen. It's his 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, and it could fetch a hell of a lot of money.
If you've got a coupe million dollars burning a hole in your APO jeans and a garage spot worthy of a classic piece of American underdog engineering, this lovely fiery bronze 1948 Tucker 48 at the big RM Auction in Monterey next month can be your latest prize.