Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 - August 14th-16th, 2014
 
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Le Mans and Monza-Winning Lola Sports Racers to Lead the Strongest Monterey Auction Line-up Ever Assembled By Russo and Steele


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For Immediate Release

Scottsdale, Arizona (July 07, 2014) – To committed enthusiasts, Monterey, California is the undisputed hub of the classic-car auction and vintage-racing worlds each year during mid-August. With our early line-up of vehicles already shaping up to beat all expectations as our strongest to date on the Monterey Peninsula, we are bringing the kind of race-bred excitement unavailable anywhere else with a pair of screaming Lola-Mazda T616 Group C sports racers from 1984.

Developed from the Group C T600 marking Lola’s drive to regain international supremacy, the T616 of 1984 accomplished its singular purpose by winning the brutal 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most important endurance race. Brimming with advanced technologies including a carbon-fiber composite structure and cutting-edge aerodynamics, the T616 was selected by the Jim Busby/BF Goodrich racing team for the 1984 racing season. Power was supplied by Mazda's new 13B rotary racing engine developing over 300 horsepower. Following Daytona and Miami, the cars offered here, Chassis T616 H.U. -2 (Number 68), and Chassis T616 H.U. -3 (Number 67), went on to rewrite the history books.

Car number 68, (Chassis T616 H.U. -2), scored a class win and 10th overall at Le Mans, an historic first win there for a Japanese engine manufacturer. The other T616 offered here, Car 67 (Chassis T616 H.U. -3), won its class at the prior Monza 1,000-kilometer enduro and finished third in class and 12th overall at the 1984 Le Mans.

Some 20 years after their historic 1984 season, both of the "Twin Lolas" were restored by Jim Busby and Rick Knoop, both of whom co-drove the cars in period. Both are race-ready, offered with exceptional spares, and well-known to racing fans for their many classic entries including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Monterey Historics, appropriately held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Ready to go and steeped in racing history, the "Twin Lolas” now stand ready for you to share the glory!

Learn more about the victorious 1984 Lola T616 sports racers and our many other outstanding feature consignments on our sale website and contact us to make advance bidder arrangements for this must-attend event. Get ready to join us from August 14th to the 16th to experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference at what promises to be our strongest Monterey auction yet! For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images or more information, please contact Darin Roberge at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continues to set records and attract clients worldwide. In addition to offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, August at Monterey, and September’s Las Vegas auction. For additional information, please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

Media Contact: Darin Roberge This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 602-252-2697



Iconic 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe Launches The Strongest Starting Line Up in Our Monterey Auction History


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For Immediate Release

Scottsdale, Arizona (July 1st, 2014) – As the list of outstanding, investment-quality collector automobiles continues to grow for our upcoming Monterey auction, we are thrilled to post an initial selection online of stellar automobiles representing the strongest starting line up in Russo and Steele Monterey history for the event’s 2014 edition. Accelerating that momentum, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions now announces the consignment to our upcoming Monterey event, one of the most collectible, historic, and recognizable sports cars ever conceived, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe. One of just 311 examples produced for 1956 and 1,400 built in all, it is complete with the highly rare and valuable competition-type Rudge “knock-off” wheels plus fitted luggage.

Based on the first new post-war racing car from Mercedes-Benz, the roadgoing 300 SL took the motoring world by storm with incredible performance and cutting-edge technical specifications including fuel-injection, fully-independent suspension, a lightweight tubular space-frame, and glamorous styling with signature upward-opening “Gullwing” doors. A huge fuel tank and available fitted luggage provided legendary Grand Touring capabilities. The undisputed choice of the era’s business, social, and political elites, the 300 SL’s mystique continues even stronger today. All surviving examples are sought-after and enjoy fast-rising valuations, marking the ideal opportunity in today’s collector-car marketplace.

The standard by which classic sporting cars continue to be judged, the 300 SL is an absolute “must have” for any serious collector and driving enthusiast. Learn more about this 300 SL and our many other outstanding feature consignments on our sale website and be sure to contact us to make bidder arrangements. Get ready to join us from August 14th to the 16th to experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference at our strongest Monterey auction yet! For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images or more information on the offering of this exceptional 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe, please contact Darin Roberge at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, we at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continue to set records and attract clients worldwide. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, August at Monterey, and September’s Las Vegas auction. For additional information, please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

Media Contact: Darin Roberge This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 602-252-2697



CONSIGN NOW FOR MONTEREY 2014!!

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