1987 Alpina B12 + '65 Dino Berlinetta Speciale - Auction Action

By: Andy Enright

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Hot on the block recently - '87 Alpina B12 and a $6.1m prototype Dino

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1987 Alpina B12

Alpina

Sold: $105,000
Silverstone, UK

The Alpina B12 got the BMW 850i’s 5.0-litre V12 tuned to a punchy 350 horses which drove it through 100km/h in under seven seconds. It doesn’t sound that quick today, but for a 1980s GT that was some serious pedal. Only 5 RHD cars were built of a total production run of 97. This one’s covered 39,000 miles from new and could well be an auction record for the model.

1965 Dino Berlinetta Speciale

Dino -berlinetta -speciale

Sold: $6.1M
Artcurial, Paris

Here’s the car that sparked a new design direction for Maranello. Badged as a Dino, this was the first Ferrari-built non-racer with an engine behind the driver. First shown at the 1965 Paris Motor Show, the Pininfarina-styled Dino 206 Berlinetta Speciale is the predecessor to the much-loved 246 Dino. It sold without a working engine, this prototype having sat for 20 years in the ACO’s Le Mans museum.

 

And one we'll be watching:

1957 BMW 507 Series 1

Bmw -507 

On the block: RMA Villa Erba, 27th May

The 507 has always been well valued, and the last six cars to pass through an auction sold for an average of almost $2m, with a high price of $2.83m, the latter secured by this very car at Monterey in August last year. Will it reach over three million in Italy? It’s not inconceivable, given the way the market’s been trending. With an original engine and in wonderful survivor condition, it’s easy to see why this Mk1 model – of which only 34 examples were built during 1956 and early 1957 – looks set to attract a lot of interest. If it's good enough for Elvis it's good enough for us.

 

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