Monterey Car Week starts in just over two weeks. During our yearly pilgrimage to automotive Mecca we will see unmatched vehicles driving around the California coast, being displayed in shows or crossing the auction block. Mecum has announced more cars that they will be in their auction lineup in Monterey and there are some extremely rare machines going up for sale.
The automobiles crossing the auction block include a Lamborghini once owned by George Foreman and a Porsche previously owned by Pete Sampras. All of the below vehicles are not likely to loose their value once purchased – providing the bidding doesn’t go too crazy.
Recently, the Keno Brothers held their inaugural Fine Automobile Auction. The event in New York City featured a “Rolling Sculpture” exhibit that displayed cars that could be purchased.
In all 40 cars went up for auction and the total sales was $8.3 million. The Keno Brothers are known in the world of art and furniture and it looks like they are successfully entering into the automotive market.
At About $200,000 the Lamborghini Huracán is Currently the Company’s Most Affordable Car
Is there such thing as an affordable Lamborghini? After all you can find some decent older Ferraris for $30,000 or less and you can find plenty of nice Porsches for under $15,000, but what of the “Raging Bull”?
Once it is released to the public the Lamborghini Huracán will cost about $200,000 and it will be the most affordable car in the lineup. To see if you could buy an older Lamborghini for a decent price, we did some digging and below at the best values that we found.
Lamborghini 350 GT- The 350 GT was the first car produced by the Italian sports car maker. It wasn’t that long ago that these early cars could be had for $40,000 in very good condition, but the market has raised in recent years with good cars costing around $120,000. If you look very hard you can find them for around $80,000, but be careful as restoration can be very costly.
Lamborghini Espada 400 GT – the Edpada 400 GT isn’t the best loved of the cars from the Italian company. When you look at the styling it looks a bit like a fast-back Ford Mustang, but the engine did produce over 300 horsepower in the ’70s which isn’t bad (although it seems like over 600 horsepower will soon be the norm on modern performance cars). You can find them for around $40,000, but try to find one that has been cared for.
Lamborghini Jarama GT – Is a Lamborghini model that is often forgotten about. The styling is very ’70s and it has ’60s Corvette Sting Ray style popup lights. While a few have sold for over $100,000, those cars had an impressive history and appear to be the outliers. So, if you look around you can often find them going for around $35,000.
Lamborghini P250 Urraco – The P250 Urraco is one of those 70’s sports cars that looks very much like it belongs in the era. They are often overlooked by the pure and wild supercars of the company, so if you look around you can find them for around $30,000 for a good one.
Kit Car – OK, so it isn’t really a Lamborghini, but you can get a kit car that looks like a newer car than the above mentioned. Something like a Diablo is very common. These will usually run you around $20,000 for a good used one, but be careful for poor workmanship. The big advantage to the kit car is that it will usually be based on something like a Pontiac Fiero and the parts tend to cost quite a bit less.
So, there you have it. Affordable Lamborghinis do exist if you know what to look for and take your time. Just remember that restoring or repairing one of these cars will be very expensive, so be a picky buyer and save a lot of money for repairs. And for more information on the Italian cars head over to the Lamborghini Blog section of this site.
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The Ferrari F40, Porsche 911 GT2, Lamborghini Diablo and Nissan Skyline GT-R are some legendary sports cars and certainly some of the best cars from the 80’s and 90’s. The performance that each of these cars had when new was mind blowing. These are cars that are still good perfomers today, but when they were new, they were the best available.
This video shows a track battle between some of the greatest cars from the 80’s and 90’s. The video features the Ferrari F50, F40, F355, Porsche 911 Turbo, GT3, GT2, Lamborghini Diablo GT and Nissan Skyline GT-R. All of these cars are very capable on the track, but after a bit of racing it quickly becomes a battle between Ferrari and Porsche. Which marque will be able to hold on for the win? Checkout the video and find out and then let us know what you think of it in the comments below.
Please Note: This video is in Japanese, but the track action is still easy to follow.