A lot of guys view cars merely as tools of necessity—mechanical objects designed to move human beings from point A to B. There is, however, a select group of people who see and treat automobiles more like fine wine than buckets of bolts, caring for and appreciating them as they age. While starting a vintage car collection of your own takes time, you don’t have to wait months or even weeks to take the world of elite autos for a spin; a car auction is a great way to get as close to the action as possible without taking out a second mortgage. You don’t even have to leave your home! Next weekend, Fox Sports One is broadcasting Barrett-Jackson’s sixth annual Las Vegas auction, and the best of the best will be on display. Here, we’ve corralled a few of the choicest rides that are slated to appear at the event. Check them out after the jump.
1967 330 GTC Ferrari 2-Door Coupe
As one of the most desirable Ferraris of the late 1960s, this 330 GTC is presently finished insilver over red and features an engine compartment with all factory mechanical equipment. The vehicle showcases excellent performance wrapped in a beautiful body, with exterior paint and chrome in good condition and an attractive interior with the leather and carpets having been completely re-upholstered, along with a refinished steering wheel.
1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Maharaja Car
The custom-built, one-off “Tiger Car” was built for Umed Singh II, Maharaja of Kotah, to carry heads of state and aristocratic hunting parties across his property in search of big game. Equipped for hunting, this classic vehicle features many specialized options such as searchlights, two lockable vertical racks for hunting rifles, a double-barreled, high-caliber Howdah pistol, a trailer-mounted .450-caliber, hand-cranked machine gun, a Chubb safe and a Lantaka elephant cannon mounted to the rear bumper.
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
This 300SL Gullwing is a fabulously cared-for example of Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship and with its timeless execution of styling, engineering and performance. This car is one of 311 built during the last full year of production for the Gullwing coupe and has correct matching factory numbers on the chassis, body and engine. It’s painted in classic Mercedes-Benz silver with a factory blue hues leather interior. The vehicle experienced a cost-no-object restoration in 1985 and had only one owner from 1967 to 2001 with extensive records.
2005 Ford GT 2 Door Coupe
This Ford GT is as new as delivered from the factory with only 58 original miles and never having been titled or registered. Its been been stored in a warehouse under climate control conditions and is powered by 5.4 supercharged V-8 and comes with all 4 options: Macintosh sound, light-weight aluminum wheels, Red painted brake calipers & painted racing stripes.