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    Amelia Island auctions and concours preview ...

    This weekend the 2011 edition of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will be held in the North Eastern tip of Florida. Supporting the main event are two sales by North America's leading auctioneers Gooding & Co and RM Auctions. Gooding is kicking off proceedings tomorrow evening at the Amelia Island Plantation with an 87-lot sale. One of the highlights is this Lamborghini Miura SV Prototipo. This special car served as both the development prototype and the 1971 Geneva show car. In recent it was meticulously restored and is considered by experts one of the best Miuras in existence. We captured the Prototipo at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it was invited in the first ever all-Lamborghini class.
    RM Auctions will also offer a very rare prototype: the only surviving Oldsmobile Limited Prototype. It was built two years before the model was officially introduced in 1910. The car does incorporate all the features that make the Limited so very impressive, including the massive 42-inch wheels. Another star will be one of three Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinettas, which is expected to change hands for well into the seven figures. What makes this example particularly attractive is the fact that it has been in the same collection for over three decades and has not made any appearances in the major events for many years.
    On Sunday all attention will turn to the lawn adjacent to the local Ritz-Carlton hotel. Featured marques this year are Duesenberg, Allard and Kurtis, and American racing legend Bobby Rahal is the honourary chairman. Two of the cars that are expected to star are this spectacular Duesenberg SJ 'Mormon Meteor' Special and the 1965 Indy 500 winning Lotus 38 Ford.

    Enjoy the links:

    1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Berlinetta - Images, Specifications and Information

    1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Prototipo - Images, Specifications and Information

    1908 Oldsmobile Limited Touring Prototype - Images, Specifications and Information

    1935 Duesenberg SJ 'Mormon Meteor' Special - Images, Specifications and Information

    1965 Lotus 38 Ford - Images, Specifications and Information
    If you should see a man walking down a crowded street talking aloud to himself, don't run in the opposite direction, but run towards him, because he's a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet - but the truth.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Southeast US
    Not going this year...but next year there will be a special 50th anni celebration of the Ferrari 250 GTO....I'll be there.

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    Feb 2004
    Connecticut, USA
    Can you take some extra pictures of the Curtis 500 for me? It'd be greatly appreciated.
    "We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs

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