RM Sothbeby’s annual Scottsdale sale will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Phoenix Biltmore Resort and Spa and features more than 125 motor cars, including American Classics, 1960s European touring cars and modern super cars. Leading the menu for the 17th annual sale is a 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra, chassis no. CSX 3010, one of just 23 examples produced.
The 427 is offered alongside a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra “Dragonsnake,” chassis no. CSX 2093. Converted to Dragonsnake specifications in 1965, CSX 2093 found massive success throughout its drag-racing career, setting numerous records and securing national titles in four separate classes.
Rounding out a trio of iconic Shelbys is a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, chassis no. CSX 2561.
Additional highlights include:
— A restored 1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria, chassis no. 901624, believed to be one of just four authentic survivors.
— A stunning example of Briggs Cunningham’s Le Mans dream car, a 1952 Cunningham C-3 Coupe, chassis no. 5208. One of 19 coupes built, and the only Vignale-bodied example actively raced in period, 5208 boasts numerous one-off features and a concours restoration by RM Auto Restoration;
— A freshly restored 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II; and 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS.
— A pair of modern super cars equipped with six-speed manual transmissions: a 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica and a 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640-4.
Bidder registration is $200 and includes a catalog and entry into the preview and auction. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys.com.
Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction features the best in European sports, American muscle, hot rods and customs. The five-day event runs from Jan. 27-31 and will feature more than 750 collector cars rolling across the block.
Among the highlight cars for the company’s flagship event:
— 1966 Lamborghini 350GT
— 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe
— 2005 Ferrari Superamerica convertible
— 1970 and ’71 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda coupes
—1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT/SE coupe
— 1970 Oldsmbile 4-4-2 W-30 “survivor” convertible
— 1968 Dodge Hemi Charger
— 1969 Chevrolet Camaro “double COPO” coupe
Auction preview begins daily at 9 a.m. Bidding opens at noon Thursday through Sunday. General admission is $30 Thursday through Saturday and $25 on Sunday.
For information, visit www.russoandsteele.com.
Two desirable Ferraris headline Gooding & Company’s coachbuilt offerings for its annual Scottsdale sale Jan. 29-30: a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans and a 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale.
Built in 1950, the Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans is based on the highly successful 166 MM/195 S chassis with aerodynamic coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. One of only six examples of the Berlinetta Le Mans, this Ferrari was campaigned in Italian races by the factory and displayed by Luigi Chinetti at the 1950 Paris Auto Salon.
The 1966 330 GTC Speciale was hailed as a brilliant Ferrari-Pininfarina collaboration. It is one of only four examples ever built.
Other highlights include a 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe Speciale and 1931 Bugatti Type 49 Grand Sport.
A public preview will run daily from Jan. 27-30. Admission is $100 for two with a catalog, or general admission for $40. For information, visit www.goodingco.com.
Barrett-Jackson will again roll more than 1,000 collector cars across the stage from Jan. 23-31 at its 45th annual event at Westworld in Scottsdale. Gates, exhibits and sponsored displays will open daily at 8 a.m.
Crossing the block from the Chip Miller Collection will be the 1959 Corvette “Purple People Eater,” which won the SCCA National Championship. The Corvette was named for its non-factory color, which the Nickey Chevrolet body shop applied to make it stand out during races.
Among the other highlight lots will be one six original factory-backed NASCAR race cars, the famous 1957 Chevrolet One-Fifty “Black Widow” utility coupe. It was awarded the win at the Virginia 500 at Martinsville in 1957 after another race car crashed and injured several spectators. It features an authentic body-off-frame restoration, according to the auction house, and a 283-cid fuel-injected V-8 engine and period-correct components.
Another headliner figures to be a 1963 Pontiac Catalina Super Duty “Swiss Cheese” car, which became the final car built under the Pontiac Super Duty program in 1963. It is outfitted with a 421-cid Super Duty V-8 engine and top-of-the-line parts. Only 14 “Swiss Cheese” 421 Catalinas were built before the AMA ban in January 1963.
For information visit www.barrett-jackson.com, or call 480-306-8210.
Silver Auctions returns to the Fort McDowell Resort & Casino where it will offer more than 400 cars for its 19th annual auction.
Bidding will begin Thursday, Jan. 28, with memorabilia lots selling at noon. Vehicles will follow at 1 p.m. Memorabilia sales begin Friday at 10 a.m. with vehicles following at 11 a.m.; Saturday memorabilia sales begin at 9:30 a.m. with vehicles starting at 10:30 a.m.
Admission is $20. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Feature consignments include a 1932 Ford Victoria; 1940 Packard club coupe; 1940 Mercury Eight; 1956 Lincoln Premier; 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88; 1963 Mercury Monterey; 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible; and 1984 Porsche 928.
For information, visit www.silverauctions.com.
Bonhams will return to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale for its Jan. 28 auction. More than 100 top-tier vehicles are expected to cross the block from a variety of genres. Preview sessions will be held Jan. 26 and 27 at 9 a.m. and again on Thursday, auction day, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Among the headliners will be a 1923 Mercer Sporting Series Six; 1938 Alvis 3-Litre Special; 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon; 1973 Porsche 911 Carrra RS 2.7; 1963 Fiat 8V Elabarata; 1965 Iso Grifo A3 Competizione; and 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS coupe.
For information visit www.bonhams.com or call 415-861-8951.