What’s the Latest in Sportscar Collecting?
petersen automotive museum

What’s the Latest in Sportscar Collecting?

petersen automotive museum

Do you really want to be taken for a ride? Well then, read on and you will find out what the latest is in sports car collecting. Start your engines, gentleman.

On January 18th-20th, hand-crafted pedal cars went for bid at the Peterson Automotive Museum, to benefit the youth of LA. Nine of the country’s best builders were invited to create their own vision, using the ’32 Ford as a model. Out of the nine cars, three have already sold, raising over $15,000. The remaining pedal cars will be sold at the RM Auction on Amelia Island, Florida. Get your bid on!

The 7th annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance is being held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club; hosted by Mercedes-Benz USA, auctioning off four all- new enticing vehicles. Worth over one million each, they will be auctioned during a Gala Dinner & Show on February 22-24. Four lucky guests will have the honor of owning a 2014 Aid R8 V10 Spyder, or a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. Courtesy of Palm Beach Lamborghini. The event is benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.

Do you love gadgets? When the time comes to make your sports car one of a kind, gadgetry plays a big part.  Are you a 007 Bond type? Would you like to start and control or locate your sports car from anywhere? Check out the new Viper Smart Start, a company leading in the technology of vehicle security. Perhaps you are looking to go incognito or a color change with some tinted windows, try
a color change wrap or window tinting. What a way to show off!

What’s the latest in sports car collecting around the world? Let’s go back in time, to the extraordinary  German 1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 S-Type Open Tourer. It has been owned by only one man for the past 84 years, a former military captain; serving & surviving WW1. This captain decided that his car needed to be showcased and admired, within a special building, at his residence. So that’s exactly what happened. He had a building custom built for his 1928 Mercedes-Benz. From 1931 until 2012, that car has been admired  by thousands.

Another history maker is the 1992 Ferrari F 40, weighing less than 2500 pounds and loaded with 471 hp. This was the first street legal car to break 200 mph, as a result of it’s aerodynamic Kevlar and the carbon-fiber body works. Making the F 40 on the top 10 most desired sports cars. The 1990-1991 model has a value of about $665, 500.

Wendy Feliu
wendy@autosupershield.com