This summer, the vintage car auction at Pebble Beach took place on the third weekend of August. Retrocar collectors spent $ 327 million on it, Bloomberg reports. This amount is 3% less than last year's bidding proceeds, but 12% more than the amount predicted by experts.
Aston Martin DBR1 was sold more expensive than others. The 1956 green roadster, valued at $ 20 million, was up for sale at RM Sotheby's. As a result, the car, which was produced in only five copies, went under the hammer for $ 22.5 million.
1956 Aston Martin DBR1 © Tim Scott / Sothebys.com
The 1995 McLaren F1 of the year, also sold above the estimate - for $ 15.6 million, was put up for auction at the Bonhams auction house. In total, 106 cars were produced from 1992 to 1998, and until 2005 the sports car was considered the fastest in the world.
McLaren F1, 1995 © bonhams.com
Also at Bonhams, you could purchase two Ferrari from the 60s. In total, the proceeds for them amounted to $ 22.8 million. The Porsche 917K, which starred in the movie "Le Mans" with Steve McQueen, went under the hammer at the Gooding & Company auction for $ 14 million.
Porsche 917K, 1970 © Mathieu Heurtault / Gooding & Company
The organizers of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance noted that this time cars from the 80s and 90s were popular at auctions. Buyers from Silicon Valley showed interest in them.>