The annual Concours d’elegance is nothing if not traditional. Each car at the show has been meticulously restored to original specks, and has been vetted by a team of highly knowledge car historians lead by Ken Gross. But this year members of the Concours have decided that it will feature a new class, the Sports Custom class, as a result of public interest. Cars in the Sports Custom class “are one-of-a-kind cars built in the US, on modified American production chassis with American engines by individuals, designers and craftsmen.”
Like all previous years, the Concours auction will feature some highly prized automobiles, the most expensive of which is predicted to sell for nearly $10 million. We’ve been in contact with Gooding & Company – the auction company running this year’s auction – and have compiled a list of cars we’re excited to see on the auction block. Below are the cars from that list.
1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante: Expected to sell for $1.5 million, this extremely rare Bugatti (only 2 are in the US) features a hand-riveted aluminum body, and a supercharged inline 8 cylinder engine that produced roughly 140hp.
1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta: This is truly a beautiful car, featuring a full restoration with original color scheme; this rare Maserati is projected to sell for $1.5 million.
1960 Porsche RS60: One of only 14 RS60’s produced by Porsche, this matching numbers car has 12 documented racing wins, and represents the pinnacle of the Spyder design.