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    Amelia Auctions round-up with striking Aston, Delahaye and Porsches ...

    Over the weekend both RM Auctions and Gooding & Co. hosted very successful sales at Amelia Island. One of the big surprises at RM Auctions was this lovely Aston Martin 15/98 Abbey Sports 2/4 Seater, which sold for $616,000; 50% over its top estimate. Beautifully restored, this was one of the very last Aston Martins built before the War and it was shown at last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where Aston Martin was one of the featured marques. Grabbing most headlines though was the Delahaye 135 Competition Court Figoni & Falaschi Torpedo Cabriolet from the estate of Malcolm Pray. He saw the car for the first time in 1939 and eventually managed to buy the striking machine in 1964. In his ownership, it was shown at all the major events with great success. It has now found a new owner for $6.6 million, which was a world record for a Delahaye sold at auction.
    Topping the Gooding sale at $3.6 million was the lovely Porsche 907L we featured last week. Since then Mr 907, Vic Elford has helped us correct some errors in the article and also explained why five different drivers piloted the car to victory in the 1968 Daytona 24 Hours. Another rare Porsche that crossed the block this weekend was a Porsche 959 Vorserie. One of just 21 built before production commenced earnest, this example served as a Porsche demonstrator until 1989. It was only recently exported to the United States and changed hands for close to $690,000.

    Enjoy the links:

    1937 - 1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Abbey Sports 2/4 Seater - Images, Specifications and Information

    1935 - 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Figoni & Falaschi Torpedo Cabriolet - Images, Specifications and Information

    1985 Porsche 959 'Vorserie' - Images, Specifications and Information

    1968 Porsche 907L - Images, Specifications and Information
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    Great show and weather once again...but the crowd was ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    Great show and weather once again...but the crowd was ridiculous.
    too many?
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    too many?
    Yep, record breaking sea of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    Yep, record breaking sea of people.
    the price of success
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