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Dallara, Giugiaro and Stephenson. Three men and a masterpiece: the MC12 image

11/02/2020

Dallara, Giugiaro and Stephenson. Three men and a masterpiece: the MC12

In the late 1990s, Maserati was in dire need of revival, and Ferrari was tasked with bringing the brand back to life.
Aerodynamics. Over 100 years of evolution. image

10/02/2020

Aerodynamics. Over 100 years of evolution.

The article explores how air, once considered an enemy of car design, has become a valuable asset for optimizing car speed and performance.
The Mysterious Death of Rudolf Diesel image

05/02/2020

The Mysterious Death of Rudolf Diesel

The cause of Rudolf Diesel's death remains a mystery, despite being known for inventing the engine bearing his name. His unslept bed, a diary with a cross on the day of his disappearance, financial difficulties.
London to Brighton, full steam ahead! image

03/02/2020

London to Brighton, full steam ahead!

RM Sotheby’s has announced a ten-year sponsorship agreement with the London to Brighton car run, in an effort to promote the veteran car market and liven up the industry. The agreement is aimed at encouraging the use of classic cars and giving their owners real pleasure. The move is seen as a positive marketing initiative for the industry.
New Logo image

02/02/2020

New Logo

The Classic Car Trust (TCCT) has a new logo with the T's incorporated into the two C's. The abbreviation TCCT will be used for effective communication on the website and social media.
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31/01/2020

“America first"

The American automotive auction house, Gooding, achieved an impressive $36,098,000 in sales, selling 36% of the cars on offer at or above their initial estimates. The most expensive car sold was a 1995 Ferrari F50 for $3,222,500.
On the pitch with the B team, RM wins anyway. image

28/01/2020

On the pitch with the B team, RM wins anyway.

RM Sotheby's saw a drop in total sales this year at their Scottsdale auction compared to 2018, stopping just short of $30m. They sold 90% of lots on offer but had only one blue chip for sale, a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet S1, which stalled at $5.5m and remained unsold. The auction was saved by a 2018 Huayra Roadster, which was sold for $2.37m, and a rare 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo, which was sold for $720,000. Other sales included a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS and a 2002 Dodge Viper, both selling for more than their estimated value, but a 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Spider sold for significantly less than expected.
Corvettology. No worries, yours is there too. image

27/01/2020

Corvettology. No worries, yours is there too.

TCCT offers a brief overview of the Chevrolet Corvette, from the cheapest to the most expensive models, with a focus on the Mecum auction in Kissimmee. The article highlights the vast range of Corvettes available to collectors, from the early C4 series to the rare and valuable L88-powered Corvette C2. Prices for Corvettes at the auction ranged from $3,000 to $1.85 million. The article concludes with the reminder that these cars are American legends.
The Alfa 8C 2300 stalls, the Ferrari sprints and the hearse survives image

24/01/2020

The Alfa 8C 2300 stalls, the Ferrari sprints and the hearse survives

Despite a drop in sales compared to 2019, the Bonhams auction was not a bad result, according to an analysis. The most expensive car sold was a 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet for $1,930,000, which had earned a silver medal at Pebble Beach in 2014. However, the most important result was Lee Iacocca’s Dodge Viper RT/10, which sold for $285,500, thanks to the "Iacocca factor." The auction also saw some good deals, such as a Rolls Royce Silver Spur Landaulette from 1987, which sold for just $17,920, and a 1939 Packard Super Eight hearse, which sold for £58,240.
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24/01/2020

Stellar Values

The Bullitt Ford Mustang, driven by Steve McQueen in the iconic car chase scene, was sold for $3.74 million at Mecum's auction in Kissimmee, Florida. The car, which remained hidden for many years, was sold by a Warner Bros. employee to its current owner for $6,000 in 1974. It was offered at the auction fully documented and without reserve, and attracted a lot of attention from buyers and enthusiasts. Other movie cars were also offered, including Christine's Fury from the 1983 horror film, a 1967 Shelby GT500 from "Gone in 60 Seconds," and a Shelby Cobra from "Le Mans '66," all of which sold for high prices due to their movie history.

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