Shelby 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe debut

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Shelby American has publicly unveiled the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe during Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival in Monterey. Limited to just 50 examples, the continuation series is available in an aluminum body or less expensive fiberglass version with more amenities.

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Shelby 50th Anniversary Cobra Daytona Coupe debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France could fetch $11M [w/video]

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This is the car that started a string of victories for Ferrari at the Tour de France in the hands of the Marquis de Portago, securing its handle and place in history. Now it's going up for auction in Monterey.

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1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France could fetch $11M [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bid on the very first Maserati Ghibli Spyder [w/video]

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RM Sotheby's has the first Maserati Ghibli Spyder prototype, star of long-ago Turin and Geneva motor shows, going up for auction during Monterey Car Week.

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Steve McQueen’s last Porsche headed for auction

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This Porsche 930 Turbo is the last new car that Steve McQueen ever custom ordered, and Mecum Auctions has it coming up for sale in Monterey next month.

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Steve McQueen's last Porsche headed for auction originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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TFLcar going from Prague to Pebble in a Tatra [w/videos]

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Tatra 603

Today, the Tatra brand is best known for its heavy-duty trucks that carry goods all over Europe, but their legacy as a carmaker is a bit less celebrated, especially in the US. That's a shame, because the Czech company's legacy includes some of the oddest passenger vehicles to ever hit the roads. Case in point: the Tatra 603. With four lights in its round grille, the sedan has a face only a mother could love, but things get truly odd in the rear where you find an air-cooled, V8 engine.

Coincidentally, the Tatra is getting a special class dedicated to it at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Auto journalist Roman Mica and the rest of the team from The Fast Lane Car decided on a wickedly cool project to coincide with the event. They bought a 1968 Tatra 603 in Liberec, Czech Republic, with the goal of driving it across a continent and a half, all the way to Pebble Beach. The undertaking has a personal touch too because Mica was actually born in the former Czechoslovakia and fled the country as a child in 1968 after the communists invaded.

The site is documenting the whole endeavor, which it calls Prague to Pebble or Bust, on video and is posting them online. If you're a fan of quirky old cars or what it takes to live with them, you really need to check this series out. You can check out the project page here to see all of the videos so far. Scroll down to watch the episodes where the team picks up the car in Europe, its arrival in the US and a brief mechanical look.

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Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB/4 to be auctioned in Monterey

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

We know from many, many years of watching classic car auctions, that there are certain qualities that ensure big money. For example, putting tiny silver horses and/or yellow badges on a red car will probably bring in a lot of cash. This is doubly true if said car hails from the 1950s or 1960s, and it's triply true if some dude drove it around in circles or if a celebrity owned it. That, friends, is how you make the serious dosh at auction.

Considering that, we should expect big, big things when this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 crosses the block at the big RM Auctions event during the festivities surrounding the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Terrence Steven McQueen, better known as Steve McQueen and even better known as the coolest actor of the 1960s and 1970s, originally purchased this car while filming Bullitt in San Francisco, which should provide a big boost to its sale price.

As previously reported, this car has undergone a full restoration and has received its certification from the team at Ferrari Classiche. Beyond that, though, we're kind of in the dark about this beauty. We don't even have a rough guess of how much it'll go for.

That's where you come in. Considering that the price of classic Ferraris is increasing with all the regularity of Old Faithful, how much do you think McQueen's 275 will call for when it hits the stage in August? Head into Comments and let us know.

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