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According to the auction, the only CCGT ever built, available soon at an est. £3-4 million.
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I'd love to see this thing in GT7.
 

I doubt we’ll see how much it sells for, as his ‘69 Trans-Am Mustang sold to a private buyer a few years ago. Nevertheless, this particular Torana is a special Holden 4-door sedan. Seeing and hearing it up close, at this year’s Supercars Newcastle round, was damn near a privilege.
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Pretty neat that 2 of the prototypes are actually going up for sale at the same time.

Interesting that Bonhams notes there were 5 prototypes built whilst Iconic says only 3 were created.

Edit* Looks like the Iconic auction house is also auctionig off 2 of Jann Mardenborough's race cars & the movie featured both cars.

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I wonder how much the prototype differs from the production car.
I think the 'prototypes' were actually little more than unnumbered production cars given to various important Prodrive staff including drivers and co-drivers as gifts.
 
For sale soon from Pebble Beach Auctions is a 1996 Porsche 911 (993) GT2, estimated at $1,750,000 - $2,000,000, link to lot is here.

The car is already very rare, being one of 194 road cars of the 993 GT2 built, even more rare are these cars ordered paint to sample. This one is painted in the absolute gorgeous Iris Blue Metallic, this being the only GT2 in this color.

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I’m trying to remember if a specialized Porsche dealer had that car a few years ago in Germany, iirc.
 
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I’m trying to remember if a specialized Porsche dealer had that car a few years ago in Germany, iirc.
It's possible, but not sure. Here is a brief history of the car from DK Engineering in the UK, who had the car for sale prior to Pebble Beach:

This example was ordered new by Phillipe Aunay; a prominent figure in the Porsche world, Aunay was co-founder of Porsche Centre Rouen and president of the Porsche Club of France for some 25 years prior to his passing in 2004.

The car was used extensively by Aunay and remained in his collection even when other cars departed. Phillipe Aunay sadly passed away in 2004 but the car would remain within the family until 2016 at which point the collection was offered to three Porsche specialists in Europe.

Most recently this car has resided in Monaco, care of an ex-Formula 1 driver. The mileage stands at 43,680 kilometres from new and all the panels on the car are original. This 911 GT is accompanied by its original service book and bookpack and is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately.
 
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It's possible, but not sure. Here is a brief history of the car from DK Engineering in the UK, who had the car for sale prior to Pebble Beach:
Yes, finding the dealer (Thomas J. Schmitz), turns out they didn't have this car. The blue GT2s they had were a Midnight Blue & an Ocean Blue examples.
 
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I was browsing through Cars & Bids and I spotted a low mileage, RHD, Japanese-market spec 1998 Fiat Punto Sporting with the really rare Abarth body-kit (usually found on the better performing GT) and a couple of mods.
The auction ended a couple of months ago but it's so cool to see a car like this for sale in the U.S.!
Also the car itself is quite rare nowadays, especially in such good conditions as this one (also no rust! incredible!).

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https://carsandbids.com/auctions/3oOnApww/1998-fiat-punto-sporting-abarth
 
If it's a Japanese market example it's probably not going to be undersealed. Depending on where in the US it ends up it might well rust up and disintegrate in front of the new owner's eyes.
 
If it's a Japanese market example it's probably not going to be undersealed. Depending on where in the US it ends up it might well rust up and disintegrate in front of the new owner's eyes.
Hoping that the new owner takes care of that because oh boy, those Puntos do love to rust (even if this is a later example where the rust problem is not as bad but still is something to look out for). :nervous:
 

I didn't actually know what the WX-3 looked like. It's like a W8 that melted, and I'm not a fan. The somewhat substantial tweaks that Megatech made to it to squeeze the Diablo engine in it made it look a fair bit better, I think. The taillights in particular are kind of embarrassingly "we found these somewhere so we stuck them on."
 
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I think livestreams of these (and Barrett-Jackson uploading the TV coverage with commentary and the livestreams) being done on YouTube has been a fantastic post-COVID development for these things. I'd not known where to watch them anymore after NBC Sports Network was shut down.
 
One of the two Apollo GT's used in Herbie The Love Bug as the "Thorndyke Special", was just auctioned off for 165K USD.

 
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