Sunday, August 15, 2010

Where the Monied Are

Seeking movers and shakers capable of putting big money into private equity or charitable remainder trusts? Try the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance and the assorted races, auctions and frivolities that surround it this weekend.

My favorite vehicle up for auction (Gooding & Company) is this 1933 Bugatti.

Whoops! Just changed my mind.

Look at this amazing French postwar masterpiece, the 1949 Delahaye shown below. RM Auctions expects it to fetch $4 million to $6 million.

1949 Delahaye Type 175S Roadster

Update: The Delahaye, once owned by Diana Dors, "Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe," sold for a bit less than hoped for. It fetched $3,300,000.

Perhaps buxom blondes prefer other types of fun these days.

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