RM Auctions

FrontRunners August 2014: Rare Racer for Sale

The 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype shown here will be among the most coveted collector cars at the RM Auctions Monterey Sale (www.rmauctions.com) August 15 and 16, during the annual Monterey Car Week (www.montereycarweek.com), which concludes with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (www.pebblebeachconcours.net). One of only 12 Ford GT40 prototypes built—and the first of only […]

Winning Bids

An infamous electric guitar, revered Scottish racing vehicles, the first American gold coin, and more. $3.2 million During an RM Auctions sale in Paris in early February, a handful of noteworthy racecars crossed the block, including a 1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder and a 2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans prototype, though few met […]

What a Concept!

When Joe Bortz was 8 years old, his father bought him a bicycle. This was no ordinary bicycle; it was a newspaper-delivery model—one with a smaller front wheel, which was necessary to accommodate a large frame-mounted basket just below the handlebars. Whether or not the bike was the elder Bortz’s idea of a subtle hint […]

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