Scottsdale/Phoenix Car Photos Part II

Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by dahldrin, May 23, 2008.

  1. #401 V8stangman, Oct 21, 2008
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    Freakin' sweet AMX!<A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  2. i need to get a polarise filter.
  3. Just got a press release for this year's RM auction, should be pretty sweet. So far, they've announced:

    1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
    1937 Bugatti Atalante Type 57SC
    1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Boattail Skiff
    1937 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe
    1950 Hudson Commodore Convertible (formerly owned by Steve McQueen)

    I'm sure there will be a bunch of other great stuff as well. I'm really looking forward to it. Super classy event and it's worth going for the catalog alone... it's seriously nicer than many books.
  4. looking at the prices on the Las Vegas Barrett Jackson, I think it's going to be a bad year, as far as the prices go, for the auctions.
  5. Probably isn't going to be great, but I wouldn't use Vegas as a real indicator. I don't think it's on the same level as many of the valley's auctions.
  6. I need to creep for some more avatars <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
  7. which grandsport is it?
  8. #408 KRSONe1, Oct 23, 2008
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  9. eh, not a fan of the roadsters compared to the coupes. at least theres only 2.
  10. #410 dahldrin, Oct 23, 2008
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    From the email I received:

    PHOENIX, Arizona (October 21, 2008) – Preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions will mark their 10th anniversary Automobiles of Arizona auction event in Phoenix, Arizona with the sale of one the rarest and most valuable Corvettes in history – an all mighty 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (chassis no. 002).

    Often referred to as one of the most fascinating enigmas in motor racing annals and certainly one of the most valuable, the Grand Sport was General Motor’s contender to Ford’s venerable Shelby Cobra. Envisioned by the legendary 'father of the Corvette', Zora Arkus-Duntov, these top secret, hand-built race cars were designed to win at FIA endurance races and ultimately the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only five were built out of an expected 120 car run before General Motors cancelled its competition activities in early 1964. Miraculously, each of the prototypes escaped destruction orders, falling into the hands of private racers who preserved their heritage for future generations.

    From this elite fraternity, the multi-million dollar 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Chassis no. 002) with its original un-restored race body is being offered for the first time ever at RM’s Biltmore auction in January. Previously owned by Roger Penske and George Wintersteen, 002 is one of just two roadsters produced out of the original five prototypes.

    “The Corvette Grand Sport is one of the greatest American racing cars and quite possibly, one of the most historically significant American built race bred automobiles ever produced,” says Ian Kelleher, Managing Director of RM Auctions. “Additionally, for Corvette enthusiasts, this car is singularly the most important and significant Corvette to ever come to market, making its offering in Arizona a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire such an important piece of American motoring history.”

    Keith Martin, Publisher of Corvette Market Magazine adds: “The Grand Sport is clearly one of the most desirable Corvettes ever built. With its significant racing history, featuring a strong showing in the 1966 U.S. Road Racing Championship, it is the most important Corvette to ever be offered for sale publicly.”

    EDIT: Just checked out what Gooding & Co is going to be offering at their auction and they already have some really nice stuff lined up as well, such as:

    1937 Talbot-Lago T150CSS Teardrop Coupe
    1932 Daimler 40/50 Dobule Six Sport Saloon (a behemoth)
    1933 Isotta Fraschini 8A Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton (LOVE it's grill)
  11. I don't know where to post this, so I'm just posting it here.

    Just found out Pirelli is going to have a Reventon at SEMA. Sweet. I've REALLY wanted to photograph it since it came out. It's not going to be even close to the same as doing a shoot, but still. Hopefully it won't have god awful wheels on it.

    Also, Pirelli is apparently producing a 375/20ZR21 tire. That's not typo. Almost 15 #$%#ing inches wide. God damn.
  12. #412 Porsche addict, Nov 1, 2008
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  13. Finally, at long last...
  14. nice. what did you think?
  15. Rob should be due for his Bugatti real soon
  16. Yeah, I'm pretty certain he's picking it up next weekend.
  17. I don't know, I certainly wasn't blown away by it. Of course, I only had the one view and couldn't get close to it. I think seeing it on the street will be a significant difference. I still don't expect to have as much presence as something like the Enzo, though.
  18. Yeah I have the same feeling too. Was it as small as everyone says it is?
  19. To be honest, I don't know, haha. After seeing I thought, "wow, I didn't even think about it's size". I've heard so many people talk about how small it is that it didn't surprise me that it's small, I guess. So I guess it didn't strike me as particularly small. Though, again, not being able to even walk all the way around it might be part of that.
  20. I've seen it once on the street, right beside an SLR, and it's definately got quite a presence, I barely noticed the SLR.
  21. its not as small looking as people make it out to be.. i guess cuase its fat and wide.
  22. I love that Zagato
  23. #424 dahldrin, Nov 3, 2008
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    Same. It's the second one I've seen and I like these colors much more than the other. Shots of the other in this gallery:

    The owner of the one this darker green one just got it and asked me to send him the pics I was taking, which I did, so I'm thinking there's a chance I might be able to setup a shoot. I'm going to email him some more later and then ask him. Problem is I'm going to be pretty damn busy the next couple weeks.
  24. The zagato isnt pretty, but i really like it, especially in that color.

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