The luxury car auction market is revving up

While Jerry Seinfeld may be selling off three of his coveted Porsches in March at auction, we suspect he may get a hankering to replace them with some of these spectacular cars that are coming up for auction around the world.

Inside Hook reports that some truly unique vehicles are going on the block, such as “a one-of-a-kind amphibious wagon, a $3 million Ferrari dubbed ‘Superamerica’ and a car so exclusive even Jerry Seinfeld can’t get one.” The luxury-car auction market is revving up lately with a record $1.45 billion being spent this year alone, so it is no surprise these fierce whips will be driving up astronomical prices. Here are a selection of our favorites.

At Mecum Auctions on January 23rd in Florida:

1) An amphibious land/seacraft called the Chevrolet Corphibian — the only one of its kind every built (estimated to sell for $75,000-$100,000).

2) A 1986 white Ferrari Testarossa made famous by “Miami Vice” (price estimate available upon request).

3) A 1969 Dodge Hemi Coronet, the only documented four-speed Hemi convertible (estimated to sell for $600,000 – $800,000).


At the Barrett-Jackson 45th Anniversary Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 23rd-31st:

1) An Optimus Prime used in ‘Transformers” by director Michael Bay (price estimate available upon request).

2) A satin black 1967 Chevy Camaro SS that was cast as Bumblebee and autographed by Bay (price estimate available upon request).

3) A 1995 Volkswagen Jetta owned by Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Munoz used in 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious” and signed by the late Paul Walker (price estimate available upon request).

4) The very first serial production Acura 2017 NSX, which is not yet available to even Jerry Seinfeld.


RM Sotheby’s on January 28th-29th in Phoenix, Arizona:

1) A 1955 Mercedes-Benz “Gullwing” was designed as a “fast, sensual coupe’” with a birdcage frame design and gullwing doors. It was also the first Mercedes to debut in the U.S., rather than its native Germany (estimated to sell for $1,100,000 – $1,500,000).

2) A 1967 VW Microbus, a restored classic from the last year the 21-window model was ever made (estimated to sell for $125,000 – $150,000) 

3) A 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra (estimated to sell for $3.3 million).


At RM Sotheby’s on February 3rd in Paris:

1) A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupé Aerodinamico designed by legendary Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina. The Superamerica is commonly known as the ultimate touring luxury vehicle of its time (estimated to sell for $3.6 million).

2) A rare 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (estimated to sell for $2,375,340 – $2,807,220)

3) A 1963 Aston Martin DB5 (Think: “Goldfinger”) formerly owned by Nicolas Cage (estimated to sell for $1,187,670-$1,403,610).

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1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupé Aerodinamico by Pininfarina