Continuing our previews of the upcoming Monterey auctions, we today take a look at some of the highlights of the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Headlining the sale is this fabulous Bugatti Type 51, which was delivered new to the Earl Howe, who was a very gifted gentleman racer. He campaigned the car with considerable success for several years, competing in the Monaco Grand Prix three times and also winning at Brooklands. During his ownership, it was also raced by the great Tazio Nuvolari. Chassis 51121 then changed hands several times but since 1954 it has been in the ownership of just two discerning collectors.
Equally remarkable is the Stutz Series K Bearcat consigned by Wayne Carini of 'Chasing Classic Car' fame. He found this car in a barn in Georgia on the estate of the original owner, who acquired the car back in 1921. The Bearcat was in remarkable original condition and had only 10,000 original miles on the odometer. It has since been made operational and starred at Pebble Beach in 2015. The privilege of becoming only the third owner of this Bearcat will undoubtedly not come cheaply.
Following a sneak peak at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bristol have now revealed more details of the V8 Bullet. Powered by a BMW-sourced V8, it is the first all-new Bristol in many years and combines a retro design with modern technology. Bristol promise that the V8 Bullet will be available for under GBP 250,000.
At Mid-Ohio, near the factory where the NSX is built, Acura provided a first glimpse of the new GT3 version of the company's new sports car. To comply with the regulations, it is powered by the twin-turbo V6 only. It is due to make its competition debut next season.

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2017 Acura NSX GT3 - Images, Specifications and Information

2016 Bristol V8 Bullet - Images, Specifications and Information

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1921 Stutz Series K Bearcat - Images, Specifications and Information