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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Monterey Car Week – Preview

As I write this, dear TopSpeeders, I sit just a handful of miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Through my open window, I can hear the sound of exotic internal combustion drifting through the air. Just down the road lies Laguna Seca, the battleground where hundreds of historic racers will once again pound the pavement in search of lower lap times. In the other direction is Pebble Beach, the ultimate destination for elegant collectible automobiles. In between is an assortment of auctions and auto-themed events, a vast, sprawling cornucopia of four-wheeled goodness the likes of which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else in the world. That’s right, TopSpeeders, I’ve made it to Monterey Car Week.

Once again, TopSpeed has sent me as point man to cover this thing, and I’m cleaning the lenses and juicing up the batteries in preparation for five straight days of car indulgence. I can’t wait to get out there and jump into the action, but before I do, I wanted to give you a quick breakdown on what to expect. So read on for a few brief blurbs on each of the events on our schedule, plus links back to our individual preview pieces for more info. And let us know – what are you looking forward to seeing? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Monterey Car Week – Preview

As I write this, dear TopSpeeders, I sit just a handful of miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Through my open window, I can hear the sound of exotic internal combustion drifting through the air. Just down the road lies Laguna Seca, the battleground where hundreds of historic racers will once again pound the pavement in search of lower lap times. In the other direction is Pebble Beach, the ultimate destination for elegant collectible automobiles. In between is an assortment of auctions and auto-themed events, a vast, sprawling cornucopia of four-wheeled goodness the likes of which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else in the world. That’s right, TopSpeeders, I’ve made it to Monterey Car Week.

Once again, TopSpeed has sent me as point man to cover this thing, and I’m cleaning the lenses and juicing up the batteries in preparation for five straight days of car indulgence. I can’t wait to get out there and jump into the action, but before I do, I wanted to give you a quick breakdown on what to expect. So read on for a few brief blurbs on each of the events on our schedule, plus links back to our individual preview pieces for more info. And let us know – what are you looking forward to seeing? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

PostHeaderIcon 2017 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction – Preview

While there are seemingly innumerable car auctions taking place up and down California’s central coast for Monterey Car Week, Gooding & Company is the only auction located next to the flagship Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event. As such, the quality of the automobiles headed to the block is staggering, with record-breaking lots and world-class collector vehicles offered as the norm. This year, nearly 140 individual vehicles are slated to go under the hammer, with several potentially topping the eight-figure mark.

This is the place where the deepest of pockets show their worth, the auction where white-gloved treatment is expected and granted. Antiques and classics are in abundance, while more modern supercars and racers round it out. We’ll be on hand to watch it all go down, but before we arrive on the scene, we’ve broken down some of the more interesting (not to mention expensive) lots on offer in the following preview article.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction – Preview

RM Sotheby’s holds a variety of high-end auctions around the world, with venues including London, Maranello, and Paris. Now that August is in full swing, RM Sotheby’s heads to California for Monterey Car Week, setting some of the world’s finest collectible automobiles up on the block, complemented by the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. This year, the highly celebrated auction house is ramping up the excitement with yet another impressive lineup. The big headliners for 2017 include 13 highly desirable Ferraris, from a 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, to a 2011 599 GTO. However, a variety of other popular makes are obviously included as well, with oddities, antiques, classics, and supercars all up for grabs. This is the cream of the crop, all the good stuff and no filler. The only question is – can your bank account bring one home?

We’ll be on the scene to check out the action, but before we arrive, we’ve picked through the lots and found some of the more interesting vehicles on offer, compiling them all right here for your reading enjoyment. Check them out, and let us know which cars you wanna see more of in the comments below.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Russo & Steele Monterey Auction – Preview

While there’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to finding some auction action during Monterey Car Week, Russo & Steele is the one for you if you’re looking for high excitement and loads of accessibility. Held at the water’s edge near downtown Monterey, Russo & Steele incorporates a ground-level “auction-in-the-round” format wherein attendees can walk right up to the machine up for bidding. However, if you’re looking to add it to your garage, you’ll have to be quick, as each lot only enjoys a few minutes under the spotlight before the next car in line replaces it. This year, Russo & Steele is once again bringing the goods, offering up a large collection of exotics, antiques, classics, and muscle cars, with a nice assortment of tastes and price ranges represented. Whether you’ve got a budget of thousands or hundreds of thousands, Russo & Steele has something for you.

The Russo & Steele auction will take place over the course of three evenings, with literally hundreds of cars slated to head under the hammer. We’ll be on the scene to cover all the good stuff next week, but before heading to the coast, we thought we’d give you a preview of what to expect. Read on for a breakdown of some of the more interesting lots scheduled to show.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

Mecum is undoubtedly one of the biggest names out there when it comes to collector car auctions. With roughly 30 years in the business and broadcast support from NBC, Mecum moves upwards of 20,000 lots per year. Of course, not every one of those lots is of the four-wheeled variety, as Mecum also deals in vintage motorcycles, road art, and even tractors. Nevertheless, the automotive segment is Mecum’s bread and butter, and the auction held during Monterey Car Week is one of the biggest of the year, with 2017 shaping up to be no exception. Expect to see upwards of 600 vehicles roll across the block, with examples from across multiple segments – exotics, sports cars, muscle cars, antiques, and race cars will all go under the hammer in search of a new owner, and this year’s collection of lots looks to be as epic as always.

Last year, the top 10 cars from Mecum’s Monterey auction very nearly managed to rake in a combined $20 million, with notable lots including a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster, a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, a 2014 McLaren P1, and a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. Will the lots in 2017 manage the same remarkable outcome? Read on for a preview of the heavy hitters slated to show.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Gordon McCall Motorworks Revival – Preview

Monterey Car Week 2017 is very nearly upon us, but before the first gavel can fall at one of the many high-end auctions, and before the judges can take the field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this annual automotive extravaganza kicks off with one helluva party. Known as the Gordon McCall Motorworks Revival, this is no ordinary get-together. Held inside and around several hangars at the Monterey Jet Center, the Gordon McCall event is known for its extravagance, indulgence, and elegance, a glamorous evening offering well-heeled enthusiasts the chance to peruse some of the finest machinery on the planet. It’s a high-end automotive lifestyle event filled to the brim with entertainment, fine cuisine, and top-shelf drinks, bringing together the worlds of real estate, fashion, yachts, jewelry, aviation, and of course, cars, all of which form a single, cohesive experience. Long story short, if it’s expensive, it’s sure to be here.

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Gordon McCall event, and once again, it’s promising a selection of some of the most epic four-wheeled heroes to hit pavement. Last year, we got up close and personal with bedroom posters like the original Ford GT40, Mercedes-AMG SLS, Ferrari Enzo, Lykan Hypersport, McLaren P1 GTR, and Koenigsegg Agera XS. Private jets, WWII-era bombers, racecars, and vintage motorcycles filled the gaps. We even got to rub shoulders with automotive celebrities like Christian von Koenigsegg. Read on for a look at what’s to come from this year’s event.

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PostHeaderIcon I’m Super Excited For Monterey Car Week And You Should Be Too

When I was just a wee lad, I always found mid- to late-August to be a somewhat bittersweet time of the year. The summer is starting to wind down, the weather is starting to get a little colder, and you can’t turn around without seeing those gawd-awful “back to school” advertisements popping up everywhere. But now that I’m older and unburdened by the joy of three straight months of work-free bliss, I’m actually quite looking forward to it. The main source of my optimism – Monterey Car Week.

In case you were unaware, MCW is an annual extravaganza of metal and money, a swirling hurricane of gas-fueled, exhaust-barking, top-shelf auto enthusiasm. Held up and down the central coast of California, this is the place to be if you like it fast, beautiful, and outrageously expensive. A vast cornucopia of auto auctions, historic racing, cruises, and more fills the schedule beyond capacity, all culminating in the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. If you’re anywhere close to the action, it’s your duty to attend.

And attend I will. TopSpeed is once again sending me to Monterey to cover this thing, and I can’t wait to jump in headfirst. But I gotta know – what do you wanna see, dear reader? Maybe high-dollar racers going fender-to-fender at Laguna Seca? Maybe million-dollar unicorns rolling off the auction block? Maybe four-wheeled heroes trying to parallel park? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll do our best to provide.

PostHeaderIcon Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor

Ford Performance created a one-off F-150 Raptor styled after the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet for a charity auction benefiting kids’ interest and participation in flying. Called the Gathering of Eagles, the annual event is hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association. This year, the auction raised $300,000 thanks to Ford’s donation of the “F-22 Raptor.” The truck obviously takes its name and styling cues from America’s premier fighter, going so far as to incorporate the jet’s silhouette into its grille and side mirrors. But that just scratches the surface of what Ford did to this 2018 F-150 Raptor Crew Cab.

The Raptor boasts a Whipple intercooler and other performance upgrades on its high-output, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, giving it an impressive 545 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque – a healthy improvement over its stock 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of twist. The bodywork received carbon fiber fender flairs, custom LED lighting, power-deploying running boards, an aggressive wheel and tire package, and that silver-over-black paint job. These, combined with other upgrades, helped the truck garner a $300,000 winning bid, beating out last year’s winning bid of $295,000 for a P-51D Mustang-themed 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 called Ole Yeller. Making the winning bid more special – it was from Gary Ackerman of Gaudin Ford in Las Vegas. Ackerman serves as Honorary Commander and Ambassador for the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.

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PostHeaderIcon RM Sotheby’s Will Offer a Stunning Collection of Ferraris in Monterey This Year

Every year, as the summer slowly fades to fall, Monterey, California is inundated by top-dollar four-wheeled machinery. It’s called Monterey Car Week, and in addition to classic racing at Laguna Seca and world-class show and shine at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this annual auto orgy also plays host to numerous high-end collector car auctions. One of the best is put on by RM Sotheby’s, which just announced it would offer up a lineup of no less than 13 of some of the most desirable Ferraris on the planet.

It makes sense to bring these machines to Monterey. After all, this is the town where in 2014, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a whopping $38 million to become the most expensive car ever sold at public auction. Celebrities rub shoulders with collectors and well-heeled enthusiasts in a nearly endless sea of pricey metal, and counter-bids are in increments big enough to buy a house. It’s the perfect place for a spread like this, which spans a full half-century of Ferrari’s greatest hits. Upping the excitement, most models are offered without reserve, and all but two are painted a searing shade of Rosso Corsa red. The heavy hitter of the bunch is a silver 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti, which is expected to change hands for somewhere between $8.5 and $10 million.

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PostHeaderIcon Ford Builds F-22 Raptor-Themed F-150 Raptor for Charity Auction

Ford has built a one-off, 2017 F-150 Raptor with an aeronautical theme for a charity auction for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Gathering of Eagles fundraiser. The truck is dubbed the “F-22 Raptor” in an obvious hat-tip to the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth tactical fighter jet. The F-150 sports several modifications, including a grille with the F22’s silhouette, off-road lights, a custom graphics package, a larger wheel and tire setup, and modifications to the EcoBoost engine giving it 545 horsepower.

Ford design manager, Melvin Betancourt, headed the build with backing from the Ford Performance Team, meaning this isn’t some aftermarket hack job. “This F-150 Raptor is a new look at Ford’s tradition of building unique vehicles in support of EAA’s youth aviation programs,” Betancourt says. “We know this truck will create an unmatched buzz around this year’s Gathering of Eagles auction.” Last year, Ford built a Shelby GT350 Mustang called Ole Yeller to pay homage to the P-51D Mustang fighter from WWII. That car raised $295,000. This year’s F-150 F-22 Raptor goes under the gavel on Thursday, July 27 at the EAA’s AirVenture aircraft show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. All proceeds will help inspire and educate youth about flying.

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PostHeaderIcon How Much Would You Pay To Own Paul Newman’s Own Rolex Chronograph Daytona?

Paul Newman may be best known for his status as Hollywood royalty, but here in our circles, we like to remember the man for his exploits as a race car driver. Newman took that part of his career seriously, even finishing second overall at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans on the back of winning his class race. Naturally, any memorabilia or keepsake associated with Newman will fetch a pretty price these days. But none of them could probably come close to drawing as much attention – and furious bidding – as his Rolex Chronograph Daytona watch. And in case anyone’s wondering, it’s going to be auctioned off later this year.

First of all, it’s a Rolex, which automatically means that it’s going to be worth a lot of money. Second, it’s one of the most iconic racing watches in history, making it sought-after by collectors. Third and most importantly, it was owned by Newman himself, who received it from his wife Joanne Woodward sometime around the filming of his 1969 movie Winning. Those who know Newman’s life history will tell you that Winning is the same movie that lit the racing fire in the actor and led him to have the racing career that he had. Now it’s in the possession of Phillips Watches, which will put the watch up for auction in New York this coming October. It has an “estimate” price of $1 million, but you better believe that it’s going to cost a lot more than that once bidding commences, all because it once set up residence on the wrist of no less than Cool Hand Luke himself.

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PostHeaderIcon How Much Would You Pay To Own Paul Newman’s Own Rolex Chronograph Daytona?

Paul Newman may be best known for his status as Hollywood royalty, but here in our circles, we like to remember the man for his exploits as a race car driver. Newman took that part of his career seriously, even finishing second overall at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans on the back of winning his class race. Naturally, any memorabilia or keepsake associated with Newman will fetch a pretty price these days. But none of them could probably come close to drawing as much attention – and furious bidding – as his Rolex Chronograph Daytona watch. And in case anyone’s wondering, it’s going to be auctioned off later this year.

First of all, it’s a Rolex, which automatically means that it’s going to be worth a lot of money. Second, it’s one of the most iconic racing watches in history, making it sought-after by collectors. Third and most importantly, it was owned by Newman himself, who received it from his wife Joanne Woodward sometime around the filming of his 1969 movie Winning. Those who know Newman’s life history will tell you that Winning is the same movie that lit the racing fire in the actor and led him to have the racing career that he had. Now it’s in the possession of Phillips Watches, which will put the watch up for auction in New York this coming October. It has an “estimate” price of $1 million, but you better believe that it’s going to cost a lot more than that once bidding commences, all because it once set up residence on the wrist of no less than Cool Hand Luke himself.

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PostHeaderIcon First Production U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R Fetches $200,000 In Auction

The first U.S.-spec Honda Civic Type R finally has an owner – and is someone who paid a small fortune to have VIN 001. The hot hatch was auctioned off online at Bring a Trailer, and after eight days of bidding – 22 bids came in for the car – the winning bid turned out to be a cool $200,000, making the Civic Type R the most expensive Honda Civic ever sold at an auction.

The winning price is head and shoulders above the car’s actual price of just $33,900, but there is that distinction that comes with owning the first U.S.-bound Honda Civic Type R in history. Whether that’s worth a cool $200,000 is a question that only the winning bidder can answer. The good news is that the full proceeds from the auction isn’t going anywhere but to a worthy cause. In this case, the beneficiary is the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, an organization the Japanese automaker has supported for 26 years. Jeff Conrad, Senior VP American Honda Motor Co. said, “We thought it would be fun to offer one lucky customer a shot at owning the first of its kind in America while benefitting the leading nonprofit solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumors, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.” Does seem like the price could’ve gone a little higher now, doesn’t it?

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PostHeaderIcon Five Awesome Vehicles from Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 West Palm Beach Auction

The Barrett-Jackson auction recently went down in West Palm Beach, Florida, and while the auction of the first-ever 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was my main focus, there were plenty of other vehicles that fought for my attention. For two days I walked the 100 acres of the South Florida Fair Grounds looking at iron from every decade in motoring history. There were old Rolls Royces, Mercedes, and even a few Ferraris. Just feet away were iconic American muscle cars with hot-cammed V-8 thumping out unburned hydrocarbons and more than a few classic pickups and SUVs.

Of course, you know Barrett-Jackson is one of the largest traveling auctions in the country. It hammers bids on thousands of classic vehicles every year, some with million-dollar price tags. Barrett-Jackson visits locations including the Northeast, Las Vegas, Scottsdale, and obviously West Palm Beach, each year. The auctioneers, staff, and equipment all travel. The vehicles are generally more regional, with tons of locals and residents of nearby states looking to sell their stuff. The variety is nearly limitless.

Also limitless is my taste for history and cars. Combine the two, and I’m lost in a dizzying whirlwind of want and desire. Sadly, I wasn’t registered to bid (my wife might say thankfully). That didn’t stop me from looking, though, and look I did! Here are my five favorite vehicles from the auction.

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PostHeaderIcon Did Trump's Name and Previous Ownership Condemn this Ferrari F430?

Back in 2007, Donald Trump spent a little bit of cheddar on himself and purchased a 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe. You’ve got to hand it to the man for having good taste, and it could be the only president-owned Ferrari in existence, but when it rolled across the auction block this weekend, it failed to sell, falling $10,000 short of the $250,000 reserve.

All told, it’s a fine example. It’s got that 4.3-liter V-8 with 490 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. It was purchased brand new by Donald Trump, as shown by the original title that has his signature. With just 6,000 miles on the clock and a history of being service by Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island, everything seems as kosher as possible, right? Well, despite the car’s history, being cared for properly, and coming with not only the original title and window sticker, it still rolled off the auction block unsold. Does it prove that even car enthusiasts and collectors hate our newest POTUS?

Maybe not…

See, it rolled off the block unsold, but hours later, it was sold in a private sale for $270,000, as reported by Auctions America. There aren’t any details available at this point outside of that, but it looks like it did find a new home at the last minute.

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PostHeaderIcon It Wasn't Neccesarily the First off the Line, but it is the First Hardtop Mustang to Receive a VIN

Back when Ford set out to build the 1965 Mustang, there were around 180 pre-production examples built to help set up production lines and make appearances here and there. Most of those cars have since disappeared into history, but the one you see here has managed to survive. It wears serial No. 00002 and is said to have come after a convertible that wore the serial No. 00001. There’s no way to say for sure if it was actually the first hardtop to roll off the pre-production line, as Ford didn’t necessarily build vehicles in sequential order back then, but it was the first production hardtop Mustang to receive an official VIN: 5F07U100002.

The car started out life in Ford’s Allen Park assembly plant along with the other pre-production examples but was eventually sent off to the Dearborn plant where it was finished and assigned the aforementioned VIN. IT was supposed to end up at Brown Brothers Ford in Canada but ended up at Whitehorse Motors in the Yukon Territory where it was used as a demo car before being sold to a customer in the spring on 1965. The car has had 13 owners since new but was eventually purchased by Mustang historian Bob Fria, who took the time to restore the car to its original condition.

By that, I mean that the car is finished in the original Caspian Blue with a Blue crinkly vinyl interior. It has 13-inch wheels, and a 170 cubic-inch six-cylinder that has the proper date code, and a three-speed manual transmission. The car has since been displayed at Ford World Headquarters during the brand’s 100th-anniversary celebration and has even been photographed with Lee Lacocca. There’s no telling how much this Mustang will actually sell for at auction, and Mecum doesn’t even give an estimate. But, considering its rarity and the story behind it, it could very well go for a hefty sum when everything is said and done.

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PostHeaderIcon These Are The High-Dollar Dream Rides That'll Hit The Block At The Amelia Island Auctions This Weekend

While those of us residing at higher latitudes and altitudes are still feeling the chill of winter (we just got 3 feet of fresh snow up here in Northern California), the weather is starting to warm up further south at sea level. As such, some folks are bringing out the metal for a little show and shine action, starting with the Amelia Island Concourse d’Elegance in Florida. Scheduled to take place March 9th through the 12th, 2017 marks the 22nd running of the event, and includes several top-dollar lifestyle events, celebrity appearances, parties, and of course, the associated elegance competition. However, one of the biggest draws for car collectors is the incredible line-up of high-end auctions, with some of the most rare, beautiful, and downright expensive autos in existence hitting the block to exchange hands for vast quantities of money. Watching the hammer fall on some of these machines could be considered a spectator sport, like a battle of the bank accounts where he with the most zeroes wins.

To find each of these entries, we looked to the catalogues of Bonhams, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s for some of the most enticing, elusive, and cash-crushing rides we could find. But we wanna know – given the opportunity, which would you have, and why do you think they’re worth so damn much?

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PostHeaderIcon Steven Tyler's Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Fetches A Load In Auction

Steven Tyler has finally found a buyer for his Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. The front man of Aerosmith, who bought the first production Venom GT Spyder back in 2012, is now parting with his history-making supercar after the Venom GT Spyder fetched a cool $800,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scotsdale, Arizona over the weekend.

In addition to taking ownership of the 1,200-horsepower supercar, the winning bidder also gets a guitar signed by Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates to go with a week’s vacation at the rock icon’s beach house in Maui. Not a bad deal, all things considered.

The guitar and the vacation are nice dressings, but the real highlight here is the Venom GT Spyder, which Tyler paid $1.1 million for back in 2012. It’s one of only five models that Hennessey built for the 2013 model year and it’s the very first convertible version of the American company’s supercar-slaying Venom GT supercar. Beyond the fact that it can spit out 1,200 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque, the Venom GT Spyder is capable of hitting 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 before peaking at an insane top speed of 270 mph. Record or not, that’s speed that’s going to make the new owner’s teeth melt.

All things considered, the $800,000 winning bid is going to a worthy cause as all proceeds from the auction of the Venom GT Spyder is going to Tyler’s own charity, Janie’s Fund, which helps support abused and neglected women. The final amount may not have approached the $1.1 million that Tyler was looking to get from the sale, but the amount is still significant enough to help out the beneficiaries of the auction.

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PostHeaderIcon Steven Tyler's Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Fetches A Tidy Sum Auction

Steven Tyler has finally found a buyer for his Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. The front man of Aerosmith, who bought the first production Venom GT Spyder back in 2012, is now parting with his history-making supercar after the Venom GT Spyder fetched a cool $800,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scotsdale, Arizona over the weekend.

In addition to taking ownership of the 1,200-horsepower supercar, the winning bidder also gets a guitar signed by Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates to go with a week’s vacation at the rock icon’s beach house in Maui. Not a bad deal, all things considered.

The guitar and the vacation are nice dressings, but the real highlight here is the Venom GT Spyder, which Tyler paid $1.1 million for back in 2012. It’s one of only five models that Hennessey built for the 2013 model year and it’s the very first convertible version of the American company’s supercar-slaying Venom GT supercar. Beyond the fact that it can spit out 1,200 horsepower and 1,155 pound-feet of torque, the Venom GT Spyder is capable of hitting 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 before peaking at an insane top speed of 270 mph. Record or not, that’s speed that’s going to make the new owner’s teeth melt.

All things considered, the $800,000 winning bid is going to a worthy cause as all proceeds from the auction of the Venom GT Spyder is going to Tyler’s own charity, Janie’s Fund, which helps support abused and neglected women. The final amount may not have approached the $1.1 million that Tyler was looking to get from the sale, but the amount is still significant enough to help out the beneficiaries of the auction.

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End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 13:53:57 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY 3LT 7-SPEED NAV HUD 19K MI #112622 Texas Direct
$37,000.00 (31 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 14:17:40 PDT
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$20,300.00 (40 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 14:39:39 PDT
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$18,150.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Friday Aug-25-2017 9:57:09 PDT
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$10,000.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 10:00:00 PDT
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End Date: Sunday Aug-27-2017 6:43:44 PDT
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$1,100.00
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 15:53:36 PDT
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1969 Chevrolet C-10 custom 1969 Chevy c10 full Custom (BattleShip)
$30,000.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-30-2017 12:20:43 PDT
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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe 2-Door 2016 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 5.2L 6-SPEED TECH NAV 5K #521566 Texas Direct
$29,100.00 (24 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 14:17:27 PDT
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$13,000.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 18:58:14 PDT
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$14,701.00 (11 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 13:30:00 PDT
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Red Low Miles Both Tops Stunning Car Must See
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End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 10:03:45 PDT
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$9,787.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 19:27:54 PDT
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Coupe 2dr Coupe Low Miles Manual Gasoline 6.0L 8 Cyl VICTORY RED
$12,100.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 14:03:35 PDT
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$9,700.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 6:46:56 PDT
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$23,900.00
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 15:20:40 PDT
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$1,700.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 10:44:54 PDT
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2005 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 6.0L
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$49,137.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-5-2017 14:28:57 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang Convertible Barn Find - Clear title No Reserve
$6,100.00 (39 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-22-2017 19:10:18 PDT
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2007 Ford Mustang GT convertible 2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - V8 - low miles
$8,000.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Aug-20-2017 22:40:45 PDT
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1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base Convertible 2-Door 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Used 3.4L V6 12V Automatic Convertible NO RESERVE
$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Aug-21-2017 18:54:14 PDT
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2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe 2006 Ford Mustang GT v8 5 speed manual clean carfax 1 owner , no resesrve
$2,500.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-26-2017 18:22:08 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang 2D Coupe Fully custom bare-metal/patina Mustang Coupe Prostreet w/428 Cobra Jet 4 speed
$20,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Aug-24-2017 15:47:51 PDT
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1995 Chevrolet Corvette C4 RARE CHEVROLET CORVETTE C4 TARGA TOP SHOW ROOM CLEAN ONE OWNER LOW MILES
$12,995.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-6-2017 10:04:22 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang Mustang Coupe 1965 Mustang Coupe 6 Cylinder Automatic Transmission
$3,250.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Monday Aug-28-2017 20:16:02 PDT
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