|At the January Barrett-Jackson auction the final bid came in at an impressive $2,650,000 for this Tucker. |
That means the new owner paid $2,915,000 to drive it home.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
|SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 29, 2014 — Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is honored to be selected by world-class businessman and car collector Ron Pratte for the sale of his world-renowned collection at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 auction.|
Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. This pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million, and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two.
Shelby pegged the car's 0-60-mph time at just over three seconds.
Two "Special" prototypes, one painted metallic bronze and one emerald green, were built with the intention of unveiling them simultaneously at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf in New York and the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1954.
This 1947 Bentley Mark VI last sold for $ 1.7m
One of only 153 1968 Shelby GT 500s.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|NUESTRA SENORA DE ATOCHA. A Spanish ship sunk in 1622 is discovered in the 1970s by adventurer Mel Fisher, who claims it holds $400 million in gold. Historians suspect the number is closer to $20 million. Fisher’s heirs continue to dive the wreck.|
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|A Toronto real estate lawyer has been charged with 75 offenses after a condo development went bust — and more than $12-million in deposits disappeared from a trust account. Meerai Cho, 63, was handling investors’ money for a proposed 14-storey hotel and 30-storey residential tower, with some commercial space, in North York.|
The condo project fell through, but deposits to more than 140 people were not returned and the trust account is now empty, police say. Ms. Cho has filed for bankruptcy.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is in Montreal, Quebec. The museum was founded in 1860 and is among the most prominent in Canada.
|The exhibition comprises 240 objects from this exceptional collection, including four of the forty-three remaining famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.|
Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé workshop, Fantasy Fish Server or Centrepiece, 1896–1908, silver
Carl Fabergé (1846–1920), Fabergé firm, Moscow, Rabbit Pitcher, before 1899, silver, gold, garnets