Pebble Beach: Top 10 classic car sales

At nearly $5 million, a 1959 Ferrari took the top price at this year's Pebble Beach collector car auctions.

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Double Pullman Limousine,
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Double Pullman Limousine, "The Corgi"
Sold for: $2,970,000

Gooding & Company

Although all Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts were works of art, this one -- part of the Richard Solove collection of Silver Ghosts auctioned at Pebble by Gooding & Company -- was the collector's favorite. (Its nickname, "The Corgi," reflects the fact that the model car company made a famous miniature of this vehicle.) It is also the only Barker Pullman-bodied Silver Ghost in existence today.

Although Rolls' "Spirit of Ecstasy" adorns the hood, the otherwise finely detailed, one-off coach work has room for a tribe of adventurers. Consider it, if you must, as the world's greatest precursor to the seven-passenger SUV.

Proceeds from the sales of all the Solove Silver Ghosts went to cancer research.










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