Expedition-style 163-foot Triton megayacht to Be Sold at Auction Apr 27 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Triton Megayacht by Delta Marine for Auction

Triton is an expedition-style megayacht built by Delta Marine for a couple who loved adventure and sea exploration. When it was finished in 2004, this was one of the largest yachts that had been manufactured from fiber glass in the US. In 2010, however, some legal matters went wrong and it all ended up with a foreclosure and sale order. We won’t bore you with the details.

As a result, the beautiful megayacht will soon be offered at auction (April 26) and it will be sold “as is, where is” to the most generous bidder of all. The vessel is currently located in San Diego. Measuring 163 feet in length, the yacht was designed by Delta Design Group of Delta Marine, and it was equipped with an impressive list of amenities.

The people who commissioned it wanted a reliable yacht that would do excellently in various weather conditions, and which could take them around the world without difficulty. This resulted in a technologically advanced vessel with twin 1,000-hp Caterpillar diesel engines that ensure a range of 6,100 miles at 12 knots. Even the tenders’ launch and retrieval system is special, permitting launching even while the yacht is under power.

Noteworthy amenities also include a crow’s nest accessible via elevator, a helipad, mahogany paneling in all spaces, skylounge with easy indoor-outdoor transition, accommodations for 14 guests plus 10 crew members, a galley/country kitchen, and many more.

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World’s last operational steam-powered superyacht ‘S.S. Delphine’ is for sale at $50 million

The world of luxury auctions is witnessing a new trend; classical older yachts on the auction block for sale. Though cars, jewelry, whiskeys, wines, and memorabilia typically were the favorites, but the collectors seem equally interested about luxurious yachts from the yester years.  Joining their league is the world’s last operational steam-powered superyacht, S.S. Delphine going under the hammer with a price tag of $50 million. Magnum office in it’s size and passenger experience, this is known to be the last vessel floating, powered with a steam based engine. It can carry 36 guests at any point of time, while hosting a gathering of 150, and also 24 crew members. So, those interested about luxurious ‘floating’ history, could certainly look this one to shell their money on it.

1956_aston_martin_db_24_mkii_with_chassis_no_am30011132_for_sale_at_rm_auctions_sothebys_in_new_york_vwnwr Apr 13 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

One of a kind 1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKII Supersonic goes on auction

Aston Martin fans have been kept busy with the new V8 Vantage SP10 introduced earlier this year, but it seems the older vintage models will be more desirable than the most recent creations in the market. Some precious vintage editions which gained much spotlight earlier this year include the 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone Jet sale which was a one-off creation, and the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 model, one of cinematic history;s most famous vehicles. Another one-off exclusive edition of Aston Martin goes under the hammer, with the 1956 DB 2/4 MKII looking to find a new owner at the upcoming RM Auctions & Sotheby’s event, which many are dubbing as the most significant vintage car auction in Manhattan in over a decade. Created in 1956, this coupe Aston Martin was purchased at the original price of $15,000 by Richard Cowell, and is now expected to bring in anything between $1.5million and $2million.


Mar 23 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

One of the most beautiful Maserati 300S racing cars offered at Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction

Though the 1950’s will be known for producing automobile’s history greatest editions from Ferrari, but the Italian brand Maserati managed to grab considerable eye balls as well. In 2009, Fantasy Junction had auctioned a 1953 Maserati A6GCS for a price tag of $1.95 million. Now Bonham’s will undertake the auction of a 1955 Maserati 300S, which belonged to the famed American car collector, Briggs Swift Cunningham at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. One of the most sought after vehicles from the Italian luxury auto brand, famed World Champion driver Sir Stirling Moss quoted about the 300S, saying “…one of my favorite front-engined sports Maseratis – one of the easiest, nicest, best-balanced sports-racing cars ever made…”.



1994_jaguar_xj220_once_considered_jaguars_fastest_ever_road_car_at_historics_auction_rbm2r Feb 21 2013 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

1994 Jaguar XJ220 once considered Jaguar’s fastest-ever road car is for grabs at Historics auction

Sports car collectors now stands a rare chance to grab Jaguar’s one of the fastest road car presented in immaculate condition throughout and having just one owner from new over the last 19 years, the 1994 Jaguar XJ220 at Historics at Brooklands’ classic and collector car auction on Saturday, March 9. And the fact that this visceral motorcar is one of just 11 lefthand drive XJ220 cars finished in Daytona Black, and comes with an original Jaguar Sport build record sheet and the Howard Davies-signed thank-you letter from Project XJ220 Ltd., which makes it ever more rarer and sought-after. However, the interested bidders for this 1994 Jaguar XJ220 with odometer reading of just 16,798, should also note that if this car which is now in France is to be imported permanently into Britain then vat will be applicable and charged at 20% of the auctioned/hammer price. Besides, we have also seen the sale of some classic Jaguars, including the first XK120, the first D-type which fetched a record million dollar price on auction, and the rare Jaguar C-Type replica based on original 1953 version which was expected to sell for over $200,000.


first_2014_chevrolet_corvette_stingray_c7_involved_in_one_car_accident_during_routine_testing_in_arizona_fyaac Feb 14 2013 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

First 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ‘C7’ involved in one-car accident during routine testing in Arizona

With distinct aeronautical lines, flowing exterior, and a sleek fastback finish, a machine that emerges with the aesthetic impact and the performance prowess worthy of a Stingray emblem, the much-hyped about 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ‘C7’ was found involved in a one-car accident during engineering testing in Arizona. This 450 hp stunning ride which is the 7th generation of the classical American sports car introduced after year 2005, and is capable to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds, received only minor damage, no citations were issued and no one got hurt, as per the automaker General Motors which recently auctioned first Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for $1.05 million to Nascar team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick at Barrett-Jackson for charity.

stirling_moss_ferrari_250_gt_swb_that_he_raced_to_victory_three_times_in_1960_sells_for_11_million_or68c Feb 07 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Stirling Moss Ferrari 250 GT SWB that he raced to victory three times in 1960 sells for $11 million

Vintage Ferrari cars have always been the preferred investment car for collectors and vintage car enthusiasts. Over the years, we have seen the most expensive classic cars sold at auctions, which have Ferraris at the helm, with a1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $32 million to the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39 million, and the apple green 1962 Ferrari GTO especially made for the Britain’s iconic racing driver Stirling Moss which recently got sold for whopping $35 million to become the world’s most expensive carHowever, it’s been interesting to note that Sir Stirling Craufurd Moss’s association with Ferrari truly adds a significant value to it. And it becomes apparent from the recent sale of iconic Ferrari 250 GT SWB raced to victory three times in 1960 by Stirling Moss for $11 million, to become the most expensive British car sold in auction, after the single-seater supercharged 1929 ‘Blower’ Bentley got sold for $7.8 million, achieving the highest price for British car sold at a public auction.

aston_martin_db5_driven_by_james_bond_from_goldfinger_to_skyfall_is_for_sale_at_47_million_ddjez Feb 04 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond from Goldfinger to Skyfall is for sale at $4.7 million

1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the 3rd film in the iconic James Bond series actually saw the introduction of a new gadget-laden Bond Car, the Aston Martin DB5 that caused a tremendous amount of talk because of its timeless beauty and was dubbed as the most famous car in the world. Notably only 4 examples of this iconic Bond car was produced for the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball starring Sean Connery, which impressively signaled the start of British automakers relationship with iconic secret service agent which spans 11 Bond films and 50 years of cinema history. Now, one of the four original DB5s, the 1965 model which is notably one of only two which comes fully fitted out with all of Q Branch’s Bond-worthy gadgets is being offered for sale in UK for whopping $4.7 million. The car is being offered for private sale by Britain-based Aston Martin specialist RS Williams, on the occasion of British automaker’s 100th anniversary which also saw the launch of Aston Martin’s Centenary Edition Vanquish. However, the other 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball got sold for a cool $4.1 million in London in year 2010.

steve_mcqueens_movie_car_from_his_last_movie_the_hunter_up_for_auction_1bfmw Feb 02 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Steve McQueen’s Movie Car from his last movie “The Hunter” up for auction

In the history of Hollywood, only a few celebrities have ever amassed a car, motorcycle and airplane collection as impressive as that of Steve McQueen who was not only Hollywood’s highest paid actor, but he was also a truly talented two or four wheels racing driver on sand, road, track and everything in between. Be it the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta which was auctioned for $2.3 million, the 1970 Porsche 911S sold for $1.375 million, and the iconic 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage that got sold for whopping $11 million; McQueen’s cars are not only legendary and highly valuable, but have also been extensively written about. And like McQueen’s earlier cars, a highly reliable and classy 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Convetible Coupe owned and driven by Steve McQueen frequently in the final movie of his illustrious career ‘The Hunter’ in 1980 is now expected to fetch huge prices at the auction block. A this pale yellow Chevy which was also included in the 2007 book ‘McQueen Machines: The Cars and Bikes of Hollywood Icon’ by Matt Stone is now being offered for grabs by RM Auctions’ on March 22-24 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.