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Top Ten Cars to Watch at the Arizona Auctions

The annual Scottsdale auctions are known for attracting some of the world's finest cars each January. Here are ten cars to watch for the upcoming 2012 sales:

1: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL alloy Gullwing offered by Gooding & Company, Scottsdale

Matching-numbers and never raced. One of 29 alloy Gullwings built.

2: 1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet by Franay offerd by Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale

The Most expensive postwar Bentley/Rolls-Royce ever built. More than 50 show wins and honors.

    

 

3. 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica offered by RM Auctions, Phoenix

The only Scaglietti-bodied 410 Superamerica. Pebble Beach award winner.

4. 1932 Packard Twin Six 905 Coupe Roadster offered by Gooding & Company, Scottsdale

From the estate of Thomas A. Moretti. Originally owned by Clark Gable

    

5. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C offered by Bonhams, Scottsdale

Originally owned by Viscount de Salcedo Rios. Under same ownership since 1968.

6. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Street prototype offered by Russo and Steele, Scottsdale

Test Vehicle to guage customer interest in 427 models. Celebrity ownership history

7. 1948 Tucker Torpedo offered by Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale

One of 51 Tuckers built. Restored.

8. 1959 BMW 507 Roadster offered by RM Auctions, Phoenix

Fully Restored.

9. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible offered by Russo and Steele, Scottsdale

One of 80 1968 L88s. Authenticating, original documentation and factory hard top included

10. 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow offered by Bonhams, Scottsdale

Originally owned by Andy Warhol

 

If you can't make it to Scottsdale this year, be sure to follow all the action on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+  pages. 

For more information about any of these vehicles or the individual events, visit Gooding & Company, RM AuctionsBarrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, and Bonhams.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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