The highly anticipated annual Pebble Beach Auctions, held in Monterey, California, are coming up at the end of this month. We saw it fit to look at some of the astonishing cars that will be up for auction…
1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster (Estimate: $10-14 mil)
This stunning Bugatti took part in one Mille Miglia event in 1932, and although it failed to even finish the race, it’s still regarded as one of the finest examples around.
The Type 55 Roadster has a 2.3-litre Inline 8-cylinder engine with a roots-type supercharger, which produces 97 kW.
It also features a 4-speed manual gearbox and has drum brakes all round.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (Estimate: $10-12 mil)
Probably one of the most beautiful cars ever produced, the Ferrari 250 GT needs no introduction.
A triple carb, 180 kW, 3-litre V12, coachwork by Scaglietti, and that beautiful red leather interior all add up to make this car unbelievably desirable.
This 250 GT is a fully restored example; the original car was actually black with a tan interior.
1958 Porsche 550A Spyder ($5-6 mil)
A rich racing history and beautiful craftsmanship sees this Porsche attracting a lot of attention.
This 550 raced from 1958 to 1962. Famous races include Le Mans and a 1000 km race on the Nürburgring and a host of other endurance events.
Once known as “the greatest long-distance racer in the world”, it’s amazing to think this Porsche is powered by a small, high revving, 1.5-litre flat four, producing just 101 kW.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione (Estimate $18-20 mil)
Another beautiful 250 GT makes an appearance in the catalogue. This one, however, feature a very rich racing heritage ranging from 1959 to 1964.
Only 50 cars were ever produced, and each one has specific mechanical and aesthetic difference, making each one unique.
This 250 GT was specified with a 205 kW V12, disc brakes, a racing gearbox, an oversized 136-litre fuel tank, and even a limited-slip diff.
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I (Estimate: $200-250k)
One of the more “affordable” cars on our line up is this gorgeous E-Type.
This is the very desirable Series I, which features a 197 kW, 4.2-litre straight 6, and a beautiful dark blue exterior with biscuit leather interior.
This example has been lovingly restored and maintained since 2003.
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Estimate: $2.2-2.6 mil)
The Miura could also easily go down as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. This example was once owned by a Lamborghini engineer, thus it was maintained and driven properly.
Something that sets this SV apart is the fact that it was order from the factory with air-conditioning.
The SV came with 4-litre V12, producing 287 kW. This is 1 of only 150 SV’s built.
1979 Porsche 935 (Estimate: $4.5-5.5 mil)
The 935 is one of the most successful racing cars of its era.
This example enjoyed victory at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Its racing career was from 1979 to 1987.
Back in the day, this car produced an almighty 559 kW, courtesy if a twin-turbo 3.1-litre flat 6.
Photo Credit: Gooding & Co.
Source: Gooding & Co.