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Top four classic cars to be auctioned at Scottsdale

Snapshot: here are the top four classic cars set to gather attention at the Scottsdale auction

The Scottsdale classic car auction is held in January every year and it is where a lot of cars have their home made ro broken. Here are a few of the highlights of this particular show.

1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail

This McLaren F1 GTR Longtail is supremely rare, as it’s one of only two such McLaren race cars from the 1997 season to wear the Fina livery. The car racked up numerous podium victories that season, and has been meticulously maintained after its racing season.

1929 Bentley 4½-liter Tourer by Vanden Plas

The 1929 Bentley 4.5-liter Tourer by Vanden Plas offered by RM Auctions is an interesting vehicle to watch. Wearing the original engine, bodywork, gearbox, and even the Connolly leather inside, this Bentley is as original as they come. Still in excellent running order, the car has a 4.4-liter, four-cylinder, engine that pushes about 100 horsepower to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.

The car had a pre-sale estimate of $1.8 million-$2.2 million.

1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur

This Bentley is in a beautifully running order, and its longest running owner was a name you might recognize. Celebrating the release of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” actor Gregory Peck bought this car barely used in 1962, RM Auctions said. He would own it for 34 years before selling it in 1996.

In that time this Bentley was no garage queen, as Peck amassed some 84,000 miles on the car. The subsequent owner then had a body-up restoration done to bring the car to its current state. This Bentley is one of only 52 such models built with the left-hand drive configuration. The rear-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 that makes around 200 horsepower and it comes with a four-speed automatic transmission.

This car has a pre-sale estimate of $225,000-$300,000.

2001 Mitsubishi Evo from “2 Fast 2 Furious”

While the Evo VIII didn’t officially come to the U.S. market until 2003, when the “2 Fast 2 Furious” film was released, this model is a Japanese-spec Evo VII. It was imported legally into the U.S. for filming, and comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, all-wheel-drive, Brembo disc brakes and a five-speed manual transmission.

The car was offered at no reserve and sold for $46,000, Barrett-Jackson said.

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