Auctions America returns to Santa Monica June 25-26 2016

Auctions America California 2015 Barker Hangar

 Auctions America - Santa Monica Style

Culver City CA, April 28 2016 - Auctions America will reaffirm its reputation as the leading auction house serving the Southern California collector community in June with the presentation of its fourth annual Santa Monica sale. Returning to the historic Barker Hangar – a venue synonymous with the region’s leading events – this year’s auction is scheduled June 25–26.

2002 Porsche GT2 Coupe  Lot No. 1127

2002 Porsche GT2 Coupe Lot No. 1127 Image credit Auctions America

In just three years, the annual Auctions America sale has emerged as a new highlight on the Southern California collector car scene, raising the bar for collector car auctions with its quality and diversity of product, and innovative presentation. This year’s sale promises to continue the momentum, lifting the gavel on an eclectic assortment of some 300 quality collector cars and select automobilia. From European and American sports and GT cars, to prewar classics, hot rods, customs and modern supercars, the offering has again been carefully curated by Auctions America specialists to appeal to diverse Southern California tastes.

1978 Ferrari 512 BB

1978 Ferrari 512 BB

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Lot No. 2090

 “This year’s Santa Monica auction will once again highlight both blue-chip collector cars as well as many emerging classics typified by the vibrant local enthusiast community,” says Matt Malamut, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “Our team at Auctions America has again put together an impressive group of motor cars for this year’s sale, highlighted by late-model sports cars which, as a genre, continue to attract new, younger collectors to the hobby”.

Early highlights for the Santa Monica auction are led by a 1996 Ferrari F50. Finished in traditional Rosso Corsa over a two-tone black and red interior, the featured F50 is one of only 55 U.S.-specification examples built. The recipient of a full major-service, which included replacement of its fuel bladders, it has been driven sparingly since, leaving it ready for its next owner to drive and enjoy. Recently granted Ferrari Classiche certification, it would make a great addition to any collection of Maranello’s finest (Est. $1,800,000 - $2,100,000).

1995 Ferrari F50

1995 Ferrari F50 Lot No. 1085

The F50 headlines a superb docket of European automobiles already secured for the June sale. Other standout lots, also from the famed Prancing Horse, include a desirable 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona “Euro”, offered fresh to the U.S. market from Japan, and benefitting from a recent cosmetic refinishing by noted Ferrari experts (Est. $750,000 - $850,000); and a low-mileage 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, presented in striking yellow over black interior, and complete with books and tools (Est. $325,000 - $375,000).

For enthusiasts of American-built automobiles, there’ll also be choices aplenty, including a spectacularly restored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – the ultimate pony car.  Resplendent in Candy Apple Red with a black interior, the Mustang comes to auction fresh from a three-year professional restoration, well-documented, and showing just 35,000 miles (Est. $250,000 - $275,000). Additional American-built highlights include a series of 10 cars from the respected Midwest Duffy Grove Collection, including a 1958 Chevrolet Impala Fuel-Injected Convertible, stunning in Onyx Black over a black/silver/turquoise interior (Est. $120,000 - $150,000); and a restored 1958 Buick Limited Convertible, equipped with a Flight Pitch Dynaflow transmission, Wonderbar radio, Autronic eye and power seats (Est. $140,000 - $160,000).

Vinnie Mandzak at Auctions America Preview 2014

 Tribute to Vinnie Mandzak

Other notable entries slated for Auctions America’s Santa Monica stage include an assortment of motorcycles, scooters and cars from the personal collection of Vinnie Mandzak, a well-respected and much-loved Southern California automotive identity, along with a select group of cars donated to the Petersen Museum specifically for fundraising purposes.

For further information or to discuss limited consignment opportunities, please call an Auctions America car specialist toll free at 888-990-3910 (or +1 310 559 4575 outside North America) or visit to view the a frequently updated list of entries.

Source: Auctions America

The Riverside International Automotive Museum Collection Featured Lot: Ferrari Formula 1 Gaming Simulator Lot No. N245; 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 Lot No. 2039; 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Lot No. 2029; and 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V-12 Roadster Lot No. 2018 (with optional Red Metallic paint) as seen at the Legends of Riverside V (Video)

Photos: Randy Berg 

Ferrari Formula 1 Gaming Simulator offered at Auctions America Santa Monica 2016
1994 Jaguar XJ 220 offered at Auctions America Santa Monica 2016
2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione offered at Auctions America Santa Monica 2016
1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V-12 Roadster offered at Auctions America Santa Monica 2016

About Us

Special Car Store: Telling the automotive lifestyle marketing story.

Monthly archive