1960s Classics Changing Hands At Record Prices – And Frequency

1960s Classics Changing Hands At Record Prices – And Frequency Throughout 2013

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Springtime is auction season, and this year things were hotter than ever in the market for early 1960s exotica. Last weekend, Bonhams sold a one-off 1960 Bertone DB4 GT Jet for $4.9 million at a special event by the AM Works Service based at the old factory in Newport Pagnell. This weekend, a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico is on the block the RM Auctions Lake Cuomo event.

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The rush of car buying in Pebble Beach in August also reached a fever pitch this year, but these two cars from earlier in the season are the real stand-outs of 2013, in these eyes.

 

 

Both cars are exceptional examples of the rising prices for the best 2+2 luxury models, which have traditionally sagged in value compared with their two-seat coupe and spyder variants. These two cars are the absolute best, coming out of their manufacturer restoration programs with all numbers and certifications needed to earn serious cash.

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The Ferrari SuperAmerica Aerodinamico stands out due to its beauty versus the somewhat awkward lines of the DB4 GT Bertone Jet. Itself a styling update for the square-grilled 1959 Superamerica, it features glass-covered headlamps and the oval slatted grille from Ferrari’s best racing cars of the era. Feast your eyes on these beauties, each a time-capsule of the era.

Image credits:

Bonhams

RM Auctions

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