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This Ultra-Rare Ruf RGT Is Up for Auction, and It’s Already Reached Six Figures

This Ultra-Rare Ruf RGT Is Up for Auction, and It’s Already Reached Six Figures

Rufs are particularly coveted among Porsche buffs. For proof, look no further than the rarity up for auction on Bring a Trailer.

The 2007 RGT in question, which was only listed at the start of the week, has sparked a bidding war among collectors and is sitting at $130,000 at the time of this writing. That makes it around the same price as the new 911 GTS.

For the unversed, Ruf is a legendary Porsche tuner that is known for putting a high-powered spin on Stuttgart’s finest. Since Ruf builds vehicles from the ground up, it is considered a legit German marque and even has its own certified VIN that starts with “W09.”

The Ruf RGT churn out just shy of 500 horses. 

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This particular model is one of Ruf’s second-generation RGTs. Released in 2005, the RGT 3.8 is based on the 997 GT3 and features Ruf bodywork, including carbon-fiber panels, kevlar doors and a polyurethane front air dam. The engine lid, mirrors, ducktail spoiler and adjustable rear wing are also crafted from carbon. As a result, the Ruf weighs just 2,932 pounds.
Under the hood, meanwhile, the regular RGT 3.8 usually packs a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-6 mated to 6-speed manual transaxle and can produce 445 hp at 8,400 rpm. This powerful ride, however, comes fitted with a SharkWerks-modified engine that’s been bored out to 3.9 liters. As a result, it can churn out just shy of 500 horses.
Elsewhere, the car is equipped with 19-inch BBS CH-R wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, a set of Brembo brakes and a tuned track-ready suspension.

The car sports a black leather interior with green trim. 

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As for looks, the four-wheeler is finished in Viper Green over black leather. The cabin sports an integrated roll cage, Recaro seats with six-point harnesses and a high-tech Bose sound system. Of course, there is the obligatory RUF badging throughout, along with green accents to tie in the exterior.
To top it off, the Ruf RGT has only 16,000 miles on the dial and is offered in California with complete service records. Bidding wraps up in four days’ time.
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A Gorgeous Lamborghini Countach Celebrating the Model’s 25th Annivesary Just Hit the Auction Block

A Gorgeous Lamborghini Countach Celebrating the Model’s 25th Annivesary Just Hit the Auction Block

It can be hard to choose a favorite version of the original Lamborghini Countach but there’s no denying the 25th Anniversary Edition is the flamboyant supercar at its most refined.

A wonderfully preserved 1989 model year example of the final Countach was just listed on Bring a Trailer. Whether or not the 1980s shaped your automotive tastes, there aren’t many more attractive classics that you could add to your car collection right now.

Lamborghini‘s most iconic model was in production from 1974 to 1990. During that time the Raging Bull put out five models of its pioneering supercar, each a subtly reworked and upgraded version of the last. The 25th Anniversary Edition was the last, and many see it as the ultimate version of the coupé. Not only did it sport the most exaggerated design but it could also reach a top speed of 183 mph, making it the fastest Countach.

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The example up for auction is coated in a beautiful coat of Pearl White paint, which helps accentuate its enlarged intake ducts, fin strakes and giant rear wing. The inside of the car is cramped, as all Countach cabins are, but the white leather and black motif is definitely striking. One particularly lovely detail is that the previous owner chose to retain the vehicle’s original Panasonic tape deck. Hopefully you held on to your cassette of GNR’s Appetite for Destruction.
Just as cramped is the engine bay, which is packed with a massive 5.2-liter DOHC V-12 equipped with six Weber carburetors. The beefy mill is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and is capable of pumping out 449 horses and 370 ft lbs of twist. Lamborghini was able to make use of all that power, producing a car that was a hair faster than its immediate predecessor, the LP 5000 Quattrovalvole, which topped out at 182 mph. This particular Countach has just 7,100 miles on it and looks to have been well maintained over the last 33 years, so those numbers might still be in reach.

Inside the 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition 

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You can bid on the 25th Anniversary Countach from now until Thursday, June 2. Bidding is currently up to $651,000 but we expect that figure to climb higher with six days left to go. A red LP5000 Quattrovalvole sold for $860,000 on Bring a Trailer last month and that’s not even the ultimate Countach.
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Bidding for This Pristine 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Hit a Record $4 Million in One Day

Bidding for This Pristine 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Hit a Record $4 Million in One Day

It took less than a day for this Ferrari to break records.

Bidding for an ultra-rare and barely-driven 2017 LaFerrari Aperta has reached $4 million within one day of it being listed on Bring a Trailer. With just shy of two weeks to go, the car is already guaranteed to be the most expensive car in the auction platform’s history, easily surpassing the $2.8 million a pre-war Mercedes sold for last month.

The LaFerrari—which, as you may have guessed, translates to “the Ferrari” in Italian—was designed with the purpose of being the marque’s defining vehicle, as well as a technological showcase in the lead up to its 70th anniversary. The limited-edition hypercar was introduced as a coupé in 2013 and featured a design inspired by the Enzo and the automaker’s first hybrid powertrain. The $1.5 million vehicle proved to be such hit that a convertible with a removable carbon-fiber top was released three years later. The $2 million variant was called the Aperta and just 210 total examples were built between 2016 and 2018.

2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 

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The curvaceous body of this particular LaFerrari Aperta is finished in a glorious coat of the brand’s trademark Rosso Corsa with a thin line white piping traveling from its nose to its rear wing. The interior, meanwhile, is done up in black leather and Alcantara accented with carbon fiber and red, giving it that classic Ferrari look.
Just as impressive is the powertrain in its engine bay. The marque’s first hybrid vehicle is powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 and electric motor that are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and combine to pump out a truly impressive 950 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to all that power you’ll be able to rocket from zero to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 217 mph. Even better is the fact that the vehicle has just 161 miles on it, suggesting it’s basically in mint condition.

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You have until Monday, May 9, to bid on the LaFerari Aperta. As much as the $4 million bidding it’s at as of press time may be, that figure is sure to climb higher as the deadline nears. But while it’s already the most expensive vehicle in Bring a Trailer history, there’s still some ways to go before the car becomes the most expensive La Ferrari Aperta. That distinction currently belongs to the final example built, which sold for $10 million back in 2017,—though the proceeds from that sale went to charity.

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A Pristine 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Is up for Auction

A Pristine 1987 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Is up for Auction

You may have had a Lamborghini Countach on your wall as a kid, but now you can have one sitting in your garage.

A gorgeous red 1987 Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole was just listed on Bring a Trailer. The angular supercar is the Raging Bull’s defining model, making this auction one that any serious collector will want to check out.
First introduced in 1974, the Countach—its pronounced koon-taash—made Lamborghini the brand it is today and also helped popularize the wedge shape for supercars. One look at Marcello Gandini’s design, with its bold lines, scissor doors and rear wing, and it’s easy to see why. Nearly 50 years later, the Countach still looks like something plucked from the future. And it wasn’t just fun to look at; it was also powered by a V-12 that helped push road car performance forward.

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This Countach is a 5000 Quattrovalvole, which was the fourth version that Lamborghini released during its 16-year-production run. Built between 1985 to 1987, it has a slightly chunkier look than previous iterations, which only further highlighted its striking design. It’s not the most refined Countach—that would be the final model, the 25th Anniversary Edition—but it’s probably the version depicted on your childhood poster, especially if it was printed during the mid-1980s. (Earlier this year, the marque also unveiled a $2.6 million hybrid version made in honor of the original Countach’s 50th anniversary.)
This particular example sports a red-over-tan color scheme—or as Lamborghini called it, “Rosso Siviglia sull Senape”—and rides on a set of period-appropriate Pirelli P7 tires. It’s a beauty even with the US-spec bumper extension, which sticks out like a sore thumb. What really set the 500 Quattrovalvole apart, though, was the engine. Its fuel-injected 5.2-liter V-12 has four valves per cylinder—hence the name—for total of 48. Thanks to this, it can pump out 414 hp and 369 ft lbs of torque. All those valves also make it one of the loudest cars of the decade.
This model has 4,527 miles on the odometer, which isn’t nothing, but it’s not too bad for a 35-year-old car. It also appears to have been kept in excellent shape. New spark plugs were installed when it was serviced earlier this year, along with fresh oil and coolant.

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This particular Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole currently resides in Massachusetts and will be up for bid until Monday, April 25. Only 610 examples of this model were built, and only 66 of those included fuel injection, which will likely inform the winning bid. Currently, with five days left to go, it sits at $500,000. That’s slightly less than the $600,000 starting price for a black Countach LP400s that crossed the block in February, but we expect the price go up at the end—especially for a Countach in such good shape.
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A Rare, Restored 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350R Racecar With Just 9,000 Miles Is Up for Auction

A Rare, Restored 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350R Racecar With Just 9,000 Miles Is Up for Auction

Every so often, a rare pony car surfaces for collectors. Case in point: This 1965 Shelby GT350R that’s currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer.

The legendary “R” variant was the beefier successor to the street-going GT350 built to firm up Ford’s presence on the racetrack. In fact, the GT350R cemented its place in motorsports history with three straight SCCA National B-Production Championship wins in ‘65, ’66 and ’67.

This particular model, which is one of just 36 turnkey competition cars built by Shelby American in ‘65, has exceptional provenance and pedigree, which explains why it’s now heading toward seven-figure territory on BaT.

The mint-condition Mustang features its original racing livery. 

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Shortly after rolling off the line, Chassis 5R213 joined a 12-city tour to promote the marque’s racing achievements. In ‘66, the GT350R was one of a handful imported to Peru by gentleman drivers interested in partaking in rallies and endurance races. The four-wheeler returned stateside in ‘84, after which it underwent a major refurb. The car subsequently achieved a Triple Crown on the Shelby show circuit in 2017 and has appeared on numerous tours.
Today, the mint-condition Mustang features its original racing livery, with Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue Le Mans stripes and side accents. It has a few distinctive features that prove it’s a competition model, too, including the fiberglass front apron with integrated brake-cooling intakes, flared fenders, a top-vented plexiglass rear window, pull-up plexiglass side windows and riveted aluminum sail panel block-off plates.
Inside, meanwhile, the racing-style interior sports a roll bar and fire extinguisher, along with black leather seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel and period-correct gauges. The odometer shows 9,000 miles, with the true mileage unknown.

Inside, the car sports a wood-rimmed steering wheel and period-correct gauges. 

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Under the hood there’s a fresh Ford 289 ci V-8 engine with rebuilt cylinder heads and timing assemblies, a Holley four-barrel carburetor and a Cobra high-rise intake manifold. Power is sent through a close-ratio Borg-Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission with an aluminum case. The original V-8 is also included in the sale.
With four days left on the online auction, the vintage ride is sitting at $775,000 at the time of this writing. Considering the first Shelby GT350R sold for $3.85 million in 2020 to become the most expensive Mustang of all time, the current price could jump further still.

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A Rare Lexus LFA Supercar, Driven Just 850 Miles, Is Heading to Auction

A Rare Lexus LFA Supercar, Driven Just 850 Miles, Is Heading to Auction

Car collectors are always on the lookout for something new for their garage. If this describes you, let us direct your attention to one of the finest supercars in recent memory.

A rare 2012 Lexus LFA was just put up for auction on Bring a Trailer.  It may not be the example once owned by reality star Paris Hilton, but with only 850 miles on the odometer, it’s exactly the sort of vehicle enthusiasts won’t want to let pass them by.

The LFA just might be the finest vehicle to ever bear the Lexus name. The Japanese brand wanted to build a car that could stand toe to toe with the best Europe had to offer. Development of the car began in the early aughts and by the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, it was ready. With a gorgeous body designed by Kengo Matsumoto and a racing-derived powerplant built with the help of Yamaha, the LFA was that and more.

Unfortunately, it would take the rest of the world time to catch on, by which point production of the vehicle, which ran from 2010 to 2012, had ceased. During that time, only 500 cars were built, and only 190 of those made it to the US.

2012 Lexus LFA 

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The carbon-fiber body of this example, which is no. 235 according to a plaque on the rear bulkhead, is finished in a stunning coat of Starfire Pear. The eye-catching white hue accentuates the the car’s smooth, aerodynamic shape, while its sharp lighting package, prominent rear wing and a set of forged 20-inch BBS wheels give it suitably athletic profile. Inside, you’ll find a cabin done up primarily in white leather, with splashes or red and black, as well as carbon-fiber trim.
The LFA isn’t just one of the best looking Lexuses of all time, it’s also its most capable car—by a long shot. The two-door is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V-10 that generates 552 hp and 354 ft lbs of torque. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission and a Torsen limited-slip differential. That’s right, it’s a stick shift.
With so little wear and tear on the mill, you should have little problem pushing the car to its max too. In the LFA’s case, that means being able to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 203 mph.

Inside the 2012 LFA 

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This gorgeous white LFA will be up for auction until ­next Wednesday, April 13. Bidding is already up to $655,000 as of press time, but considering the car’s condition and rarity, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it sell for much more than that. Another LFA with five times the mileage sold for $808,000 in January, more than twice the car’s original $375,000 price.

Supercars this special don’t come up for grabs every day.
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A Coveted 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 ‘King of the Road’ Is Up for Auction

A Coveted 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 ‘King of the Road’ Is Up for Auction

Of all the Ford Mustangs to roll off the assembly line since 1964, Carroll Shelby’s GT500 ranks among the rarest and most coveted. Rarer still is the “King of a Road,” a high-octane variant that took the beloved American muscle car to a whole new level. There are only 1,053 such fastback models in existence, and now one has just been listed for auction.

This particular pony, which is currently up for grabs on Bring a Trailer, was built at Ford’s New Jersey plant during a scant one-year production run in ‘68. The descriptor “KR” (for “King of the Road”) couldn’t be more apt, either, with the variant delivering way more grunt than the previous iterations of the early ‘60s.

Under the hood lies Ford’s hefty 428 cu Cobra Jet V-8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. The mill was factory rated at 335 hp and 440 ft lbs of torque, though was known to produce more than 400 horses on occasion. This made the King of the Road one of the most powerful four-wheelers of the era.

The King of the Road is good for 335 hp and 440 ft lbs of torque. 

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In addition, the Mustang is equipped with the GT500’s upgraded suspension with an anti-roll bar, front coil springs and rear leaf springs. It also features power steering, power-assisted front disc brakes and 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear Regatta Touring tires.
The car’s noir hue is another highlight. This example is finished in Raven Black with white side stripes and the GT500KR name. It’s one of only 38 examples to combine this transmission and paint scheme. The car was also treated to a full refurb in 2009 to ensure tip-top condition.

The cabin sports black vinyl with woodgrain trim. 

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Inside, the Interior Décor Group package sees a black vinyl accented handsomely with woodgrain trim. You can also expect bucket seats, a woodgrain steering wheel with a Shelby centerpiece and vintage gauges.
With a mere 67,000 miles on the odometer, the retro ride is currently sitting at $105,00 at the time of writing, with another three days left on the sale. All hail the King.
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Steve McQueen’s Refurbished 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Can Now Be Yours

Steve McQueen’s Refurbished 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Can Now Be Yours

There may be no better way to channel the King of Cool than by jumping behind the wheel of one of his beloved cars. 

Lucky for you, a vintage Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 once owned by Hollywood icon Steve McQueen has just been listed for auction on Bring a Trailer.
For the unversed, this full-sized luxury performance car was built by Mercedes-Benz from 1968 to 1972. As few as 6,526 models rolled off the line during this time, which makes the retro ride quite collectible today.

Inside, the Benz sports an elegant wood-trimmed Zebrano dash. 

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This particular Benz was imported to the US in 1972 and titled to McQueen’s film company Solar Productions. It was driven by the late, great American actor until he died in 1980, after which it cycled through a few dedicated collectors. 

The rarity was eventually sent to Kienle Automobiltechnik in Germany in 2012 for a year-long refurbishment that cost €125,000 (around $138,000). The exterior was refinished in the original black paint, while the suspension and brakes were refreshed.
Under the hood, the 6.3-liter M100 V-8 features Bosch mechanical fuel injection and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Kienle revamped the engine bay, too, welding the cracks on the underbody and replacing various hoses, fuel lines and gaskets. The car rides on Silver 14-inch Bundt alloy wheels with Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.

The car is powered by a 6.3-liter M100 V-8. 

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Inside, you can expect front bucket seats with headrests and a rear bench in black upholstery. According to the seller, the upholstery and trim show signs of age. Elsewhere, there’s an elegant wood-trimmed Zebrano dash that houses a vintage Becker Mexico cassette stereo, along with VDO instrumentation, an analog clock and auxiliary gauges. You’ll also spot a stylish Webasto sliding roof. To top it off, Kienle renewed the insulation in the flooring and repaired the A/C system.
The current owner reportedly only added 1,000 miles to the odometer, and today the mint-condition classic is presented with 81,000 miles.
From a Husqvarna Viking 360 Motorcycle to a 1961 Cooper T-56 Formula Junior, McQueen’s vehicles routinely attract hefty sums at auction. True to form, the Merc is already sitting at $46,000 at the time of this writing, with 10 days left on the sale. Hey, nobody said becoming the King of Cool would be cheap.
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12 Pristine Ferraris Spanning 40 Years of Production Are Heading to Auction

12 Pristine Ferraris Spanning 40 Years of Production Are Heading to Auction

Ferrari enthusiasts, take note: A band of beautiful Prancing Horses is up for auction.

Bring a Trailer has teamed up with Texas-based dealership DriverSource to sell 12 pristine manual Ferraris over the next few weeks, all of which feature the marque’s signature gated shifter.
The aptly named Gated Collection, which is comprised of road cars built between 1971 and 2005, illustrates the growth of the nameplate across four decades of production. You can expect both classic and contemporary rides, with an array of engines and cylinder counts.

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta. 

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Coincidentally, the oldest and newest cars in the collection are both front-engine 12-cylinder touring cars. The rare 1971 365 GTB/4 Daytona is finished in Rosso Nearco and features a black leather interior with red carpets. Treated to a full refurb in 2010, the mint-condition Berlinetta with a numbers-matching 4.4 liter Colombo V-12 is sitting at $510,000 at the time of this writing.

2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. 

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The 2005 612 Scaglietti, meanwhile, sports a gleaming Azzurro Argentina exterior over beige leather upholstery and is reportedly one of just 199 examples equipped with a six-speed manual transaxle. It’s presented with just 15,000 miles on the dial and is currently hovering at $128,000.

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB. 

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There are also several generations of mid-engine Ferraris on offer, including a 1977 308 GTB Vetroresina in Giallo over black leather and two coveted 1973 Dino 246 cars with consecutive chassis numbers that were completed just one day apart.
Further highlights include a sleek 1994 348 Spider that was reportedly used as a demonstration car by then-president and CEO of Ferrari of North America, Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, along with a sought-after 1989 328 GTS built in that model’s final production year.

1994 Ferrari 348 Spider. 

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“The Gated Collection showcases the evolution of Ferrari road cars over the span of 34 years, with a focus on what unites them; no matter the engine location or cylinder count, these automobiles were created as tools for serious driving,” the auction house said in a statement.
So far, 11 cars from the collection have been listed for auction on BaT. There is still a coveted 1986 Ferrari Testarossa that will be added in the coming days. You can check out all of the listings here. Happy bidding.

Jerry Seinfeld’s Former Porsche Carrera GT Is up for Auction Right Now

Jerry Seinfeld’s Former Porsche Carrera GT Is up for Auction Right Now

Jerry Seinfeld’s crowning creative achievement may have been a TV series about nothing, but there is a lot more to his car collection than that.

And now, you can own one of the most impressive vehicles to ever pass through the funnyman’s vaunted roster of autos—a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT. The rare, mid-engine sports car is currently up for grabs on Bring a Trailer (h/t Jalopnik). Be warned, though: It might take a record sum to make this car yours.

There aren’t many cars throughout Porsche’s rich history that can compete with the Carrera GT, which, with just 1,270 examples in existence, might be the automaker’s most collectible 21st-century vehicle. Produced between 2004 and 2007, the two-seat targa roadster, like the 959 before it, was a genuine attempt to push the sports car forward. More than a decade and a half after the automaker stopped making the vehicle, it’s still a showstopper. And the main reason why sits in its engine bay: a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V-10. Mated to an eight-speed manual gear box that sends power to the rear axle, it generated a very hearty 603 horses, 435 ft lbs of twist and has a purr that’s led some to call it one of the “best-sounding production cars ever made.”

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This particular Carrera GT, which was made during the car’s first year of production, was purchased brand new by Seinfeld in 2005, according to the auction listing. It’s finished in black, has a dark gray leather interior, removable roof panels and forged magnesium wheels. The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee host held on to the car until 2011 and it’s passed through the hands of two other owners since. Despite having just 3,700 miles on the odometer, it was treated to a full, engine-out servicing in 2020 and looks to be in impeccable condition. It also comes with a copy of the original New York title, proving that it was owned by the Seinfeld star himself.
Bidding for Seinfeld’s Carrera GT is currently up to $1.6 million with 11 days to go. With that much time left, and considering who used to own it, we wouldn’t be completely surprised if this examples beats the $2 million record that was set by a silver 2005 model this past January.
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