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Old 01-08-2014, 04:47 AM
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One-off Ferrari and rare Cunningham headed for Gooding auction and NAIAS latest ...

Earlier this week, we looked ahead to the first of the major Arizona auctions, and today it is time to explore some of the highlights that will cross the block at Gooding's Scottsdale Auctions. Certainly among the stars of the sale will be this unique Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupe Speciale. Built by Pininfarina on Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet underpinnings, it combined a 250 GT nose with the aerodynamic tail of the 400 SuperAmerica. The luxuriously appointed machine starred at the London Motor Show and was sold soon after. It has been coveted throughout its life and has only had two custodians in the last few decades. Gooding estimates the 250 GT Coupe Speciale, which we captured at Pebble Beach last year, will sell for over $2.4 million.
Also on offer on January 17th will be one of less than two dozen Cunningham C-3 Continental Vignale Coupes built. This has prompted us to take a renewed look at this Cunningham road car, which only came to being as the Le Mans organisers would only allow Briggs Swift Cunningham to run cars under his own name if he was a proper manufacturer. Combining sturdy underpinnings including a HEMI engine with a coachbuilt Vignale body, it was not only the fastest but also the most expensive American car of the day. The example due to be sold in Scottsdale is one of no less than six examples that are featured in our in-depth article. We have also added the complete lot list, which is part of our ever expanding auctions section.
In addition to the Scottsdale auctions, the other major event due to kick off next week is the NAIAS in Detroit. Among the most recent cars announced for the event are the 360 hp Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG and the Volvo XC Coupe of which additional images have been released this morning.

Enjoy the links:

1952 - 1954 Cunningham C-3 Continental Vignale Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupe Speciale - Images, Specifications and Information

2014 Volvo XC Coup - Images, Specifications and Information

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG - Images, Specifications and Information
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