Several rare cars, including a 1957 Thunderbird and a 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, will be among the diverse group of automobiles and art auctioned June 28 on Invaluable.com, the Boston-based online marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles and estate sales.
Here’s a synopsis of the cars in the auction:
1957 THUNDERBIRD E-CODE. Estimated Price: $80,000–$95,000
This extremely rare 57 E-Code Thunderbird was formerly owned by the renowned collector, Grant Miller. A true E-Code with the numbers matching 312cid/270hp V8 with factory Dual 4bbls and automatic transmission. This car was undergone a full no expense spared, 100 point, Nut and Bolt Rotisserie restoration. The restoration was overseen by a master judge and is to true AACA and CTCI standards. This car is the AACA First Place Junior 2011 winner along with the AACA First place Senior 2012 winner. This car has even been nominated for National Best “Nuts and Bolts.”
1957 CHEVY BEL AIR. Estimated Price: $45,000–$55,000
This is an amazing example of a 9,000 mile original survivor. We are told this chevy was originally purchased by a Texas oil tycoon for his private collection. The car has had routine maintenance since new and has a dealer installed continental kit. This is a real, numbers matching, 283 powerpack 4-barrel car with automatic transmission. It can be driven anywhere you want to go as it fires right up, shifts smoothly, drives straight down the road and stops as it should. The original paint has patina and fine checks throughout adding a true sense of age and originality to this historic vehicle. The interior is in must see condition and is truly amazing in its original state. The absolute rarely of this vehicle makes it a must have for any true collector.
2012 FERRARI 458 ITALIA. Estimated Price: $190,000–$275,000
How exhilarating is the awe-inspiring performance of this fiery 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia. This beauty was previously owned by: Eugeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguin) Make: Ferrari Year: 2012 Model: 458 Trim: Italia Mileage: 5,724 Trans: Automatic Vin: ZFF67NFA7C0187651 Stock #: 105474 Engine: 4.5L V8 DOHC 32V Interior: Leather Color: Red Drive Train: RWD Type: Coupe State: PA
2014 HENNESSEY VENOM GT Estimated Price: $850,000–$1,000,000
This super fast car has a distinctively sporty design that is based on the Lotus Elise. One of only a handful in the country. The only white one is the USA. The exact car was featured in the 2014 Pebble Beach Concept Car Show. Recorded as going up to 270 mph. Make: Hennessey Year: 2014 Model: Venom GT Mileage: 745 Trans: Manual Vin: SCCLHCPCXAHA10482 Stock #: 105940 Engine: V8 TWIN TURBO Interior: Leather Color: White Drive Train: RWD Type: Convertible
1968 CAMARO. Estimated Price: $55,000 – $70,000
This beautiful Convertible 1968 Camaro is a True RS / SS and is the beneficiary of a complete frame off rotisserie restoration. It does have its original **Numbers Matching** 396/350 HP Engine, Automatic transmission & 12 Bolt Posi rear end. It also has the rare factory Deluxe Interior option to help set it apart from the other Camaro convertibles.
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Article Last Updated: June 23, 2015.
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