1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype

With a substantial racing history of its own, this 1970 Porsche 917/10 Prototype was also instrumental in helping Porsche's racing team. Early on, it was used as a test mule of sorts, logging plenty of test miles both in the wind-tunnel and on the track. During the same period, it was fitted with several different engines, as well as five different body designs. The chassis was completely rebuilt in 1972 before being sold to the first of only four private owners. In the years since, it's been raced around the world, fully restored not once, but twice — in 1997 and 2014 — and is now presented in the same livery it wore during wind tunnel testing in 1971. It arrives with its yellow Bosch livery Shovel-nose and matching rear bonnet, tons of historical material, its ONS Wagenpass, a report from former factory racing driver Jürgen Barth, and a current FIA Historic Technical Passport. As the first 917 Can Am Spyder, the only "001" 917 chassis in private ownership, and with a pedigree that's second to none, this is one of the most unique racers of its time.

  • 1960 Chevrolet Engineering CERV 1 Research Vehicle

    Developed as a research tool for Chevrolet's efforts to better understand ride and handling on vehicles, this 1960 Chevrolet Engineering CERV 1 Research Vehicle is often called one of the most important pieces of American automotive history. Chevy staff engineer, designer, and race car driver Zora Arkus-Duntov is responsible for the initial development and unveiled it in November of 1960. It recorded a top speed of 206 mph and even did some demo laps at the 1960 U.S. Grand Prix. This model features four-wheel independent suspension, a 4-speed manual transmission, and front disc and rear drum brakes. It arrives at auction in fantastic shape providing collectors with a rare opportunity to own a piece of GM history.

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

    It's hard to find classic cars where the current owner even knows who first bought the car. With this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, it's easy: it's only had one owner. It's also been in dry storage since 1976, although its late owner — pilot and US Merchant Marine Sig Nygren — used to start it every time he returned home. Given his aviation background, Sig installed several enhancements, including a chronometer, altimeter, and thermometer, as well as fog lights, an eight-track player, and a defroster fan. Other than those small changes, the car remains highly original, with the same Fire Engine Red paint and Red Plaid fabric upholstery it came with, as well as factory inspection tags still visible on the oil and fuel tanks. With only 31,239 miles on the odometer and unquestioned provenance, it's an ideal candidate for a caring restoration.

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