Auctions America announces additional highlights for its new Hilton Head Island sale, October 31 in South Carolina. The official auction of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, boutique afternoon sale lifts gavel on some 100 blue-chip collector cars and select automobilia. From American classics to European sports cars, the automobile offering spans the spectrum of the market, shining a spotlight on a broad variety of automotive styling and engineering.
Recent highlights for the Halloween sale include a fantastic roster of quality domestic and foreign sports cars, led by a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC. A well-sorted example of one of the marque’s classic 12-cylinder touring cars, this stunning Ferrari is offered from four decades of careful and well-documented California ownership. Beautifully presented in classic Rosso over a black leather interior, it is accompanied by its tool roll, spare, jack and original operating handbook, as well as a comprehensive history file showing invoices and receipts dating back to 1976 (Est. $650,000 – $725,000).
The 330 GTC will be joined center stage at the Hilton Head Island auction by a spectacular Ford GT 40 Mk V, combining menacing design with incredible power. Developed to continue the production of the Le Mans winning GT 40, the Mk V Ford GT 40 cars are recognized and registered as authentic GT 40’s. One of just two aluminum monocoque chassis built, the example on offer is equipped with a 5.3-liter V-8 with Dart alloy heads connected to a ZF five-speed gearbox. Presented in rich blue with Le Mans stripes and a black interior, it carries Mk II rear bodywork with rear deck inlet ducts and a fully-vented spare tire cover, and is one of very few examples built to roadster configuration.
Considered one of the lightest GT 40’s ever constructed – thanks to the use of carbon fiber panels – it weighs a mere 857 kilograms (Est $300,000 – $350,000).
Just to remind, Auctions America generates more than $15.4 million at annual California collector car auction with top sellers: 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster and 2004 Ferrari Enzo each realize $1.87 million.