Pebble Beach in California, U.S.A, is a nice and shiny beach side place, where many famous personalities come for holidays. It's also famous for its Golf courses and most of the time it hosts one or the other major golf event. But what many people don't know is that one particular Sunday each August, this place is occupied with many classic and rare cars.
This year will be no different as the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance is all set to take place on the 16th August, 2015. And apart from showcasing some of the rarest and finest pieces of art, the Concours also serves as the auction ground where millions of dollars changes hand, buying and selling the rarest of rare machinery.
And so we decided to compile a list top 10 rare cars that are expected to fetch a lot of money at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance -
1. McLaren F1 - McLaren built only 106 units of F1, which happened to be the fastest car on the Earth for seven years. And before you doubt its ability, its still the fastest car with a naturally aspirated engine. But, this particular F1 was specially commissioned by legendary designer, Gordon Murray and is one of just the two upgraded with an extra powerful engine. This McLaren is expected to fetch upwards of $12 million.
2. 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan - This particular model was owned by Tom Lyle Williams, then president of the Maybelline cosmetics. The model comes powered by a V12 engine that produces 160 horsepower, and could fetch upto $2 to $3 million.
3. 1967 Toyota 2000 GT - Although many think that Toyota didn't make big till they hit the American soil in 1970s, this car is a testimony that Toyota had the right armor long before. The 1967 Toyota 2000 GT delivered 200 horsepower and had red exterior with black interiors. This particular model could fetch somewhere above $1.25 million at the Concours.
4. 1969 Corvette L88 Coupe - While the new generation Corvette has been already good looking, they could not match the sheer road presence of this particular Corvette L88 Coupe from 1969. The first owner of the L88 preserved it very well and the car did only 3500 km on the odometer. It is expected to fetch over a million dollar.
5. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - If there's one vehicle that every collector wants on his/her list, it's surely the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing. This one is among the 29 units ever built in Aluminium and is expected to fetch more than $5 million.
6. 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S - Lamborghini be it today, or be it yesterday, or be it ages ago, had always been a dream car for many. And the Miura was very well responsible for making Lamborghini a brand it is today. This particular Miura P400 S is expected to fetch $1.5 million.
7. 1953 Jaguar C-Type - We bet, you haven't heard about the Jaguar C-Type. The motorsports powerhouse came fourth at the 1953 Le Mans and packs 220 horses. After being held for 15 years in a climate controlled storage, this particular Jaguar is expected to fetch upwards of $10 million.
8. 1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder - This particular Maserati was the prototype built for Ghibli Spyder. It came powered with a 4.7-litre V8 engine that produced 330 bhp. And it can very well fetch close to $1.5 million at the auction.
9. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale - This model was designed by legendary designer Giorgetto Giugiaro for his boss Nuccio Bertone, the man responsible for masterpieces like the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. Inspired by the championship-winning Ferrari 156 F1 race car, the 250 GT is expected to fetch $15 million.
10. 1982 Porsche 956 Le Mans - The only proper racecar in the list is a 1982 Porsche 956 that won the 24 Hours Le Mans. Designed on an aluminum monocoque chassis, the car completed the race moments before its engine caught fire. The Porsche is expected to get a $8 million bid on it.