|1919 Pierce-Arrow at Barrett Jackson|
Next up was our friends at Bonhams and one of the cars that stood out was the 1928 Stearns-Knight roadster (chassis F-1368). This car had a known history from new and was beautifully presented. Dad had the chance to drive this car and noted that felt tight and ran well. The car sold for a very reasonable $126,000.
|1928 Stearns-Knight at Bonhams|
From there we visited RM Auctions, who had a freshly restored 1916 Pierce-Arrow model 48. I have a friend who has one of these and they are wonderful cars - this one sold for $181,500. RM holds it's auction at the Biltmore Hotel and the valet parking area is almost as good as the sale area. A lovely Aston Martin DB5 and Mercedes 300SL can be seen in the photo below - both local cars.
|1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 48|
|The valet parking area at the Biltmore|
Another interesting event at the Biltmore was the exhibit of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild student design competitors (1930 - 1968). Not only was there a great showing of the student's models (competition entries), but some of the individuals who made these as a kid were on hand as well.
|Examples of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild student offerings|
We ended our week at the Gooding and Company's wonderful breakfast and sale. David Gooding had some of the most impressive offerings of the week. The most expensive car in town, the 1958 Ferrari 250GT California Spider (chassis 1073GT), is seen below. This car sold for $8,250,000. I'm not sure what you do with a 8 million dollar car, but driving it to the store is probably out - shame... it's quite a car.
|1958 Ferrari 250GT California|