Monday, January 21, 2013

My Favorite


I saw a lot of really cool cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction but the one I would have enjoyed taking for a spin was this 1949 Delahaye.  I had never heard of this car company before Thursday but, have since learned that it was started in 1894 in Tours France.


This car sold on Saturday for a total of $1,210,000.00.  I'd sure love to drive it around the block once but, I'm sure that will never happen.

News update:  The Batmobile I pictured on Saturday sold for $4,200,000.00 plus a 10% commission for a grand total of $4,620,000.  The buyer was a Phoenix collector so who knows, I might see it driving down the street one day.

14 comments:

Andy said...

I think this car has more engine space than passenger space.

brattcat said...

mine, too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh, that's a lot of money for both cars.. I can see why this one is your favourite Sharon, the creamy colour is tres elegant oui!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think we will see the Batmobile cruising around the Phoenix area. Although, we did have some bats in the sky visible from the backyard of our Scottsdale house at dusk last evening.

llandudnopictures said...

It's a REAL beauty!

Thérèse said...

Grand!
Gorgeous!
Splendid!

Birdman said...

Can't quarrel with your choice here. Varooooooooom!

Judy said...

The classic lines of this car will never go out of style. It looks more like a work of art that a car.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Oh my.....people really drive these cars........??? Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

RedPat said...

Wow - I love the lines on this one!

Randy said...

That's one auction I would love to attend. That's also the Batmobiles 2nd appearance there.

Jack said...

This is amazing. Your full frontal shot is terrific!

I would be afraid to attend an auction like that. If I scratched my cheek I would have bought a million dollar car.

JM said...

No wonder it's your favourite, it's just FANTASTIC!

Kathy said...

And the kind said: My kingdom for a car. I guess man has always been suckers for modes of transportation.