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    Maharaja's tiger-hunting Rolls-Royce brings the firepower to Quail auction
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    You expect to find all sorts of optional equipment on a Rolls-Royce. It could be pearl-inlayed veneers or a special paint job. But this example is something else entirely. Crafted for Sahib Bahadur – also known as Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah – this 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom ...

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    Gianni Agnelli's own Fiat 600 Jolly beach car up for auction
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    When you're the owner and chairman of your own automotive empire, you can drive pretty much anything you want. No, not "pretty much" – absolutely. And this was Gianni Agnelli's choice. Known as the Jolly, this custom 1959 Fiat 600 beach car was built to order by Carrozzeria Ghia at a ...

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    NART Ferrari 512 BB/LM on the auction block for $2 million
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    When Ferrari debuted the Berlinetta Boxer to replace the iconic Daytona in 1971, it was a revolutionary step forward. It was the first mid-engine Ferrari road car, and following hot on the heels of the Lamborghini Miura, one of the first mid-engined sports cars on the market. Unfortunately it ...

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    Two Wheels: 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine could smash auction records at $750k
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    A rare motorcycle coming up for auction looks poised to break records when the gavel drops at Bonhams' auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California, come this August. Called the Porcupine (due to the spiked cooling fins on its cylinder heads), this 1954 racing bike was one of just four ...

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    Report: BMW M1 art car by Frank Stella headed for the auction block
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    In a perfect world, maybe the world's top museums would have infinite space and infinite resources to acquire and display every significant piece of artistic creation they could get their hands on. But, as we are all at times painfully aware, this is an imperfect world. Which is why the ...

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    Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez to auction his own Rapide for Japan disaster relief
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    Presiding over any large corporation has its demands, but also its share of perks. Especially when the company in question is an automaker like Aston Martin. The British carmaker's chief executive Dr. Ulrich Bez has his own Rapide to drive to and from work every day and also to represent the ...

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    Bonhams to auction McQueen's Husqvarna, memorabilia at the Quail Lodge
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    Steve McQueen is revered by gearheads as an enthusiastic owner and driver of all sorts of cars, from a brown '63 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso to a teal '58 GMC pickup and everything in between. But the King of Cool was equally into motorcycles, and rode them regularly. Arguably one of the most ...

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    Barn finds classier in Britain, Aston Martin DB4 convertible heads to Bonhams
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    In the U.S., there are plenty of stories about amazing vehicles found in barns. Tales of rare Cobras, forgotten Corvettes and misplaced muscle cars are the subjects of books and dreams. Now, a long-forgotten treasure has recently been unearthed in the United Kingdom, and somewhere David Brown is ...

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    This Ferrari was John Lennon's first car, and it's up for auction at Bonhams
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    John Lennon's 1965 Ferrari 330 GT – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A Ferrari is a heck of a first car to start off with. But then John Lennon was a heck of a guy. The famous singer-songwriter and Beatles frontman didn't get his driver's license until 1965. By then he was 25 and one ...

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    Celebrity Classics up for grabs from Bonhams at Brooklands
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    Pan's Labyrinth 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III by Inskip – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few auction houses have dealt with as many celebrity automobiles as Bonhams, and the upcoming event at Brooklands is poised to carry on the tradition. Among the lots up for grabs during the ...

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    1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL headlines Baumberger auction
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    Peter F. Baumberger's 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Part of the collection of the late Swiss enthusiast Peter F. Baumberger, a gentleman racer in his day and founder of the Switzerland's Ferrari club, this '62 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is ...

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    Rare Aston Martin DB5 convertible drives $5.6 Million in sales at Goodwood
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    1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Britain has produced more than its fair share of memorable classics, but arguably few as seductive as the classic Aston Martins of the 1960s. Introduced in 1963, the DB5 benefited from several generations of ...

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    Bonhams auction at Aston Martin Works Service most successful yet
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    11th Annual Bonhams Auction at Aston Martin Works Service – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you want to get your hands on a pristine or historically significant vintage Aston Martin, there's only one place to go: Bonhams' auction at the old Works Service in Newport Pagnell. Think ...

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    Aston Martin from Goldfinger reportedly found in UK barn, set for auction
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    In 1964 a special effects designer used an Aston Martin DB4 as a practice prop for the real DB4 used in the movie Goldfinger. In 1974 he put it in a garage, where it sat until recently. Now it's being put up for sale at Aston Martin's annual factory auction, held at Newport Pagnell and run by ...

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    "If you have the means, we highly recommend picking one up" [w/video]
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off – Selected Ferrari movie clips – Click above to watch the video
    When a legitimate Ferrari 250GT Spyder California goes on sale at auction, the ultra-rare droptops can fetch $10 million or more. The are two reasons the 250GT fetches so much cash: because there ...

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    Porsche family auctioning off watch collection
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    Porsche family watch collection – Click above for image gallery
    Times are tough for the Porsche family. Amidst the merger with Volkswagen, their company just suffered a $6.6 billion loss. But we didn't think things were this bad for the descendants of Ferdinand Porsche until Bonhams ...

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    Bentley craftsmen create works of art for charity in their down time
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    Bentley Art Project – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's what we love about Bentley. While workers at other automakers sit around and scratch their butts in their growing downtime, at Crewe, they put their spare time to good use. Back in March, we brought you news that Bentley's ...

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    Monterey 2009: Auto Union is a no-sale at Bonhams
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    Bonhams at the Quail 2009 - The Auto Union didn't sell
    The Bonhams Auction at the Quail in Monterey was expected to bring some of the biggest auction numbers of the week. It did end up bringing some large figures, but mainly in the number of unsold headlining cars. We were eagerly anticipating ...

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    Auto Union D-Type Silver Arrow back on the auction block at Bonhams in August
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    Auto Union D-Type Silver Arrow – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The history of the notorious Silver Arrow racers parallels that of the nation which bore its birth. In the years leading up to WWII, Adolf Hitler was bent on world conquest – not just on the battlefield, but on ...

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    Protestors to picket Bonhams Aston Martin factory auction this weekend
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    While RM Auction is still gearing up for the Leggenae e Passione event at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, rival auction house Bonhams is returning to the Aston Martin Works Service at the old factory in Newport Pagnell for its tenth annual auction of historic Aston Martin and Lagonda automobiles ...

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