Monday, January 23, 2017

Celebrity Cars on the Auction Block

Tom Selleck was the star of the Magnum P.I. television series (1980 - 1988) and his signature car was the Ferrari 308 GTS, which was upgraded as the series evolved. This 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV is one of the cars driven by Selleck during the 1984-1985 shooting season.

The official estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. £150,000
Famous for his role as crime boss Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, James Gandolfini has sold several cars at auction that demonstrate his popularity with much-higher-than-book-value prices. As his personal car, this one might surprise.

Known as the "Bada Bing," this customized 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible was shipped to California as his personal wheels during the filming of The Sopranos. $61,600.00
Teen heart-throb Justin Bieber is offering his customized 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Edition. How much his star status will add to the value of the car is a mystery.

Unlike most Barrett-Jackson offerings, there is a reserve on the car. $434,500
The official estimate for this car characterizes the sale, $500k to $ 3m. Three decades ago, Lennon's famous gypsy Rolls-Royce was once one of the most valuable cars ever sold. His pop culture gravitas might make this car very valuable, or it may not, as the 230SL was produced in large numbers.
The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is a very special car. The mid-engined twin turbo 427ci (7.0 liter) V8 produces 1,244 hp, and has been timed at 265.6 mph (427.4 km/h). Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler ordered the first one at a cost of $1.1 million in 2012. The four-time Grammy winner is selling the car to benefit charity. It has no reserve and will reveal the value of Tyler's fame. Sadly, it won't reveal how a 68-year-old can retain so much hair. $800,000
It was a sad fate for a 1961 Aston Martin DB4. It spent 45 years in a New Hampshire forest with no more protection than a few overhanging tree branches. The British GT came out of the trees in a remarkably sound state. $375,000 to $475,000 ‘as-found’.