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Between Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions, Gooding & Company and Bonhams, this weekend saw over $292 million in classic cars and trucks change hands in Scottsdale, Arizona. These are the top ten most valuable lots, a list dominated by Ferraris – starting with the $9.6-million 250 LM.

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The first examples of the new Ford Shelby GT350R, Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible and Cadillac CTS-V donated by their manufacturers have brought in millions for charity at Barrett-Jackson's 2015 Scottsdale auction.

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Gooding & Company sells $51.5 million worth of metal at the 2015 Scottsdale auction, including a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico, a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 and Jay Leno's 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

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RM Auctions moves $63.7 million worth of metal, including a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that set the record for the highest ever paid at the Arizona event at $9.6 million.

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Last month we reported on a very rare McLaren being put up for auction under the auspices of Gooding & Company. One of only 106 examples of the McLaren F1 ever made, one of only 28 made in GTR competition spec, and one of just ten longtail versions, chassis number 021R won FIA GT Championship races in Germany and Finland, making it one of the most successful F1 GTRs ever campaigned and earning its place in the pantheon of McLaren lore.

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McLaren only built 106 examples of the devastatingly fast F1 supercar. And though it didn't originally intend to race them, 28 of those produced were turned into GTR competition versions. Of those, only ten featured the extended Longtail bodystyle. Chassis #021R, seen above (click to enlarge), was among the most successful of them, and it's now going up for auction.

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Vintage Ferraris consistently top the list of the most expensive cars ever sold. In private treaty sales, the 250 GTO is king, but even at public auctions, it's the horses that prance the highest. After the Mercedes W196 grand prix racer that set the world record this past July at nearly $30 million, the list of eight-figure sales is populated almost entirely by Ferraris: a 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder for $27.5 million, the pair of '57 Testa Rossas that sold separately a few years ago for $17 and $13

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When you think of major car auctions, you probably think of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. That's the one that came to mind for us, which is why we sent Jessi and Patrick to experience its sights and sounds this past January.

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When Steve Saleen launched his new company, SMS Supercars, back in 2008, he announced that he would be expanding his portfolio of vehicles to include the muscle car offerings from Chevrolet and Dodge. First up was the 570 and 570X Challenger, followed soon after by the 302 Mustang.

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The demise of the Dodge Viper in 2010 was sad enough on its own. But as if to twist the knife in the wound, the end of the Viper also meant the end of the Devon GTX.

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Supercars play a volatile and ever-changing game of one-upmanship. With each new generation outperforming the last, it takes something truly special to endure the test of time. The Ferrari F40 is such an icon.

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We can't tell you how many times we've each been asked about concept cars, "Why can't I buy one of those?" Well you can. Not often, mind you, and not cheaply. But every once in a while, one of those glitzy concepts you see on a show stand comes up for sale. And now, it's time to grab your checkbooks.

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The unfortunate reality of a post-JFK, post-9/11 America means that our president needs to be hidden away from public view, and the details of his high-security transportation are just as hidden. But there was a time when the leader of the free world was paraded around for all to see, and for three presidents of these United States, this was the car in which they met their constituents.

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With only 350 cars built, the Jaguar XJ220 is a collector's item, but some examples are rarer than others.

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There was a touch of controversy when Barrett-Jackson auctioned what had been purported to be the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville ambulance that transported John F. Kennedy to the hospital the day he was assassinated. There is no such doubt about this (at least, not at the time of writing): the 1964 Cadillac Hearse (Lot #1293) that carried JFK's casket to the Dallas airport.

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1963 Pontiac Bonneville JFK ambulance – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Gooding 2011 Scottsdale Auction offerings – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Pickup truck sales are on the rise in the U.S., and that's good news for Detroit since trucks tend to come with big price tags and hefty margins. Truck owners can be a different breed, often padding their bedded beauties with high trim levels and copious quantities of options. Ford has made this task easy with F-150 variants like the Platinum and King Ranch, while Chrysler has upped their game with the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn. If you want a high-end General Motors truck, right now the best be

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Allow us to clarify: the Tucker Torpedo Convertible we wrote about recently should herewith be referred to as the purported Tucker Torpedo Convertible. The droptop claiming to be a Torpedo will be up for auction in Scottsdale soon, offered by Russo and Steele. A note from the Tucker Automotive Club of America, however, states that it knows of no such car ever having been made by the Tucker Corporation. The statement says, in part:

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On April 8, 50-year-old Charles P. Dimmick died doing what he loved to do: watching his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon, run in the Phoenix round of NASCAR. Dimmick was also the marketing manager at Lund Cadillac Hummer Saab in Phoenix, and if you believe the person who wrote his obituary, he also loved to sell cars.

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