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2018 Cobble Beach Concours Results!

 Tuesday, September 18, 2018     LMC     Industry News LMC News

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  As the early morning fog and mist cascaded across the field of show cars, automotive collectors and aficionado’s alike gathered to take part in an elegant display of mechanical brilliance. From the earliest horseless carriages to modern supercars, each vehicle plays its part in creating automotive history and each one has its place here at Cobble Beach. Legendary Motorcar Company was pleased to be a part of the wonderful day showing three original cobras from our collection. Our 1963 Shelby 289 Factory Team Competition Cobra took home first prize in the Factory-Built Shelby Cobras class. Also in the same category our 1965 Shelby 427 Factory Full Competition Cobra took home awards as well.  Thank you again to Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance for organizing and putting on a well organized wonderful event, we can not wait to be a part of next years annual show. 


Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2018

 Thursday, September 13, 2018     LMC     Industry News LMC News

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The end of summer brings forth colder weather, changing leaves and the thought of snow yet to come. However for us here at LMC, it brings the annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance! Last year we brought out our 1969 Ford Competition GT40, which ended up winning best race cars pre 1990.  This year we decided to step it up a little bit.

The 4 Cars we will be showing are:

A 1963 Shelby Competition 289 Cobra raced by Dave MacDonald.

A 1965 Shelby Competition 427 Cobra raced by Bob Bondurant.

A 1966 Shelby Street 427 Cobra with only 18000 miles.

A 1968 Prototype Shelby GT500 .

The event is September 15th and 16th at the Cobble Beach Golf Resort.

Tickets are still available and can be bought here:

Concours d'Elegance Tickets


1958 Porsche 356 A Coupe

 Wednesday, September 5, 2018     LMC     New Cars LMC News

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LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1958 Porsche 356A/1600 Coupe

    Hoffman proposed to Ferry Porsche that a sportier, more basic variant, selling at a lower price, would bring dividends. Thus, was the staging for the premier of the 356A/1600 strategically specified for the burgeoning American market. Porsche introduced the 356A at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1955, thoroughly updating their 356 line-up of coupes, cabriolets and speedsters. Major changes were the 1600 cc engine, curved screen and revised suspension. Ruetter remained the coachbuilder. From the outside the 356A was only slightly different, wider tires, a rubber strip below the doors and the curved screen marked the changes. The interior received a flat-face dashboard, locking glove box and a radio. Other appointments included headlight flasher, automatic interior lighting and self-cancelling indicators.   

    Built on May 30th, 1958, this 356A/1600 Reutter Coupe was factory ordered in Silver Metallic (5706) exterior paint and Red Leatherette Interior. Powering this German sports car is the numbers matching air cooled 1,600-cc four-cylinder engine upgraded during restoration to “Super” spec connected to a smooth shifting four-speed manual transmission. This gorgeous Porsche underwent a full nut & bolt bare metal restoration with countless hours in bodywork alone by a 356-restoration specialist. It is equipped with a Blaupunkt Bremen dual-band radio, steel wheels, fold down rear seat and nicely finished with a Nardi Steering wheel.    

    No detail was overlooked in the restoration and the result is this beautiful award winner you see here. Driven test miles only since completion, it is in exceptional condition. Due to It’s beautiful restoration, it has gone on to win some concours events and PCA Porsche Concours shows. It comes fully documented with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, restoration receipts, tool roll, spare tire and photographs documenting the restoration itself. A rare and desirable factory color combination really sets this car apart from any other.

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Legendary Motorcar is heading to Auburn!

 Wednesday, August 29, 2018     LMC     Industry News LMC News

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LMC is going to Be in Auburn, Indiana from August 30th - September 2nd attending all the auctions. If you require any assistance feel free to contact us!

Collection Management and Auction Representation:

http://www.legendarymotorcar.com/collection-management.aspx


Recap of Monterey Car Week 2018

 Tuesday, August 28, 2018     LMC     Industry News LMC News

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As another exhilarating week in Monterey comes to an end we can look back at just how big this weekend was. This weekend the preliminary sales amongst all the auctions was $368 million, Everything from historic race cars to supercars they sold it all. 

Coming out on top was of course RM Sotheby’s with a record breaking 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti with a sale of $48,405,000

The second heavy hitter was Gooding and Company with a 1935 Duesenberg SSJ pulling in $22,000,000

The last showstopper comes again from RM Sotheby’s and its a 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype reaching $21,455,000

On Sunday night the Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance concluded with a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by David and Ginny Sydorick claiming the Best of Show. Following close behind is a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine owned by the Lehrman Collection. Also a runner up was a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupé owned by Robert Kudela.

Representing Canada at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Lorne Leibel came out on top in the “1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc” class.

The top 3 in this class were:

1. Lorne Leibel in a 1965 AC Cobra

2. Kyle Kelley in a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Red 

3. Thomas Steuer Sparks NV in a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Sources:

RM Sotheby's

Gooding & Company

Weathertech Raceway

Pebble Beach Concours


Must See Cars At Monterey Car Week 2018

 Wednesday, August 22, 2018     LMC     Industry News LMC News

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We are just 1 day away from the big auctions here in Monterey! Legendary Motorcar will of course be at all the major auctions this year taking a look at all the headline cars being rolled across the block. Already we can tell 2018 is going to be a huge year for the Monterey Car Week with all major auctions bringing out some heavy hitters.

Gooding & Company have a stacked line up including:

  • 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II (estimated to bring $5.5 - $7.5 Million)
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C (estimated to bring $12 - $14 Million)
  • 1935 Duesenberg SSJ (estimated to bring in excess of $20 Million)

RM Sothebys is bringing one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2018:

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (estimated to bring $45 - $60 Million)
  • 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II (estimated to bring $9 -$12 Million)
  • 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Prototype (estimated to bring $18 - $22 Million)

Mecum Auctions has some amazing supercars being sold including:

  • 2017 Ford GT (estimated to bring $1.7 - $1.9 Million)
  • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (estimated to bring $3 - $3.3 Million)
  • 1995 Ferrari F50 (estimated to bring $3.7 - $4.9 Million)

Bonhams and their Quail Lodge Auction also have an impressive line up featuring:

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (estimate unavailable)
  • 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Roadster (estimated to bring $3.5 - $5.5 Million)
  • 2018 Bugatti Chiron (estimated to bring $3.3 - $3.9 Million)

To top it all off Sunday, August 26 is The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance! Some classes and marques that are going to be featured this year include:

  • Motor Cars of the Raj (classic cars that are associated with India)
  • Vintage-Era Sporting Cars
  • An abundance of concept and new car debuts

All Auctions Referenced In This Article:

https://www.goodingco.com/

https://rmsothebys.com/

https://www.mecum.com/

https://www.bonhams.com/

https://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/

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