|Two vintage race cars set sales records Friday night at the flagship Monterey Car Week.|
A 1955 Jaguar D-Type car, a winner at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, was sold at RM Sotheby’s for $19.8 million ($21.7 million, with auction fees included) to become the most expensive British automobile ever sold at public auction.
|Minutes later American race legend Carroll Shelby’s Cobra prototype, known as the CSX 2000, rolled onto the RM Sotheby’s stage.|
When the bidding ended, the race car had sold for $12.5 million ($13.75 million with fees). That made the Shelby car the highest-priced American vehicle sold at public auction.
|Bonham’s top car was a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Roadster that sold for $4 million.|
Mecum sold a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spider for $357,500