Steve McQueen's "Thomas Crown Affair" Dune Buggy heads for auction

The customised Myers Manx dune buggy from the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair will go ...

The customized Myers Manx dune buggy in which Steve McQueen took Faye Dunaway on a full-noise drive in the sand dunes in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair, is heading to auction. The VW Beetle-based buggy was customized for the film with a 230-hp Chevy Corvair flat-six, and the restored original movie car will go to auction at Bonhams' Amelia Island auction in March, 2020.

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Elvis Presley's Harley-Davidson Electra Glide could break world motorcycle auction record

Elvis Presley's 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide has been on display at the Pioneer Auto ...

Elvis Presley's last motorcycle, a 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH 1200 Electra Glide with just 126 miles (203 km) on the clock, is going to auction later this month at GWS Auctions, and is estimated to sell for between US$1,750,000 and $2,000,000.

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Monterey Car Week Auction Preview: The top 40 most valuable cars

Monterey Car Week is the epicenter of the world collectible car industry. It's where all the big boys come to play. Whilst racing was the initial center of gravity for Monterey Car week, the Pebble Beach Concours turned from curtain raiser to main event, events such as The Quail making it even more "must see", and the auctions that occur as a backdrop to the week are something to behold. This year we will see six major auction houses hold 13 auctions sessions over a 60-hour time-frame and 1,400 cars could change hands, as will one third of a billion dollars.

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16 bikes likely to sell for more than $100,000 in Monterey

A selection of notable motorbikes up for auction at Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week is where the world's most monied automotive enthusiasts congregate once a year, and as many car enthusiasts share a similar passion for motorcycles, there's always a smattering of elite motorcycles spread across the six auctions. This year there are 15, maybe 16 motorcycles that are expected to fetch six figures, spearheaded by two Crocker v-twins likely to sell for more than $500,000 apiece in Monterey.

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Two Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders set to be market barometers in Monterey

Since 2008, eight Ferrari 250 GT California Spiders have sold for more than $10 million, with ...

The Ferrari 250 GT California Spider is the most valuable Ferrari made in significant numbers, but although 108 cars were produced, it still requires US$10 million or more to take one home from an auction. Two California Spiders (one SWB, one LWB) have been announced as auction block starters at Monterey this year and just how these two cars fare will be a key indicator as to the state of the top end of the market. This article covers the top 10 most valuable Spiders to have sold, with discussion on the various key features and links to all past auctions.

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30 landmark scientific artifacts heading for auction this month

Theatrum orbis terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (1595) | Auction Description | Estimate: 63,300 - 101,280 | ...

The month of July, 2019 will be a bumper one for the number of landmark scientific artifacts heading for auction. Three Christie's auctions and a Sotheby's auction have such a stellar array of scientific documents, manuscripts, tablets, seals and artifacts that we thought it worthwhile documenting them, even though in some cases, they are estimated to sell for quite affordable amounts.

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Spectacular children's cars at Bonhams 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

Beautiful replica cars are regularly available at auction and make an ideal gift for your "works ...

Most major collectible car auctions these days contain a few childrens cars, sometimes of extraordinary quality and considerable worth. Bonhams 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale contains several scale cars built just for children with a 1929 Le Mans 4½ Litre Blower Bentley replica with royal provenance the pick of the bunch. Others include a 1939 BMW 328, a 1933 MG J2J4 and a 1998 Formula 1 McLaren MP4-13.

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World Championship-winning 1992 Williams-Renault for sale

Nigel Mansell takes the win in the 1992 British Grand Prix at Silverstone on 12 July ...

This Williams-Renault FW15B dominated the 1992 F1 Championship season. Nigel Mansell won nine times, beating Ayrton Senna's record of eight Grand Prix victories in a season, against a field that boasted Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. Mansell took five of those wins, plus a second place, in this car. It's for sale if you have very deep pockets.

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