In case you were wondering, the "CMM" stands for Coupe Mille Miglia, the Italian endurance this 1946 Cisitalia 202 CMM was built for. It was entered into the 1948 contest by the factory team and piloted by Piero Tarrufi and Domenico Rabbia, then spent decades in a Japanese collection. The car itself is based on Cisitalia's 202, with an advanced chassis and modified Fiat mechanicals, but the car's most notable feature is its streamlined coachwork, designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi, engineered by Dante Giacosa, and built by the legendary Alfredo Vignale. Coming up for sale at Pebble Beach, the first time it will ever have been available for public auction.
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The Series III might be more common than its predecessors, but that doesn't make this 1979 Land Rover Series III any less compelling. Completely restored, it's clad in a sand paint job, with "limestone" wheels, a matching sand canvas top, and black vinyl seats. It's powered by a 2.25 L diesel engine mated to a four-speed gearbox and linked to Rover's legendary four wheel drive system, and features three fold-down bench seats in the rear, as well as two full-size spares should anything go awry on the trail.
The Aceca is rare enough on its own, but this 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol is one of only 169 hand-built tourers to ever leave the factory with a 125 hp 2.0 L six-cylinder from Bristol Cars. Interestingly, the Aceca also owns a claim to fame as only the second hatchback ever, following the Aston Martin DB2. This particular example has been delicately restored, with a shiny gray exterior, blue interior with ash wood accents, and black spoked wheels, and will be auctioned off at Monterey with no set reserve.
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Volkswagen Beetles are a beloved addition to any car collection and the KDF-Wagen is the great-grandfather of them all. With WWII in full swing, most of production was focused on military vehicles, leaving only a limited number of KDF Volkswagens being built between 1937 and 1944. Largely supplied to minor officials in the The National Socialist German Workers' Party, this 1943 KDF Type 60 Beetle was delivered to the German Red Cross in Berlin on June 1, 1943. After surviving the war, the car was purchased in Poland and resorted by Wehrmacht vehicle expert Peter Schmalbach. Only original KDF parts were used to bring this rare historic piece to its current, pristine condition, as well as the original matte grey paint and grey interior.
It has the same HY-KERS drivetrain system and performance figures as the original. It sits on the same rims. Yet it's what the Ferrari LaFerrari Spider is lacking that sets it apart. Namely, a roof. Available with a removable carbon fiber hard top or soft top, the car lets you enjoy open air motoring and supercar performance at the same time. Although it looks similar, the Spider has undergone major modifications to the chassis and aerodynamics in order to reach the same stiffness and drag coefficient as the coupe, even with the top off. No pricing information has been announced, but seeing as how all available examples have already been sold, it really doesn't matter.
Driven by the late actor to a second-place finish at his first 24 Hours of Le Mans (along with team owner Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen), Paul Newman's 1979 Porsche 935 Le Mans Race Car has more than a little racing pedigree. It also won the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona with Bobby Rahal at the wheel, as well as the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring. Apple fans will also know this car as the only racecar the company ever sponsored, wearing the white and rainbow livery during the 1980 season. It was restored in 2006 and finished in the same Hawaiian Tropic paint scheme it sported when Newman drove it, and is an ideal car for both show and vintage racing events.
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