Come January, you’ll be ready for some warmer weather. Some drier climes. The life-giving sun beating down as you drive a classic Porsche through Arizona like you stole it. Except you didn’t steal it. You won it fair and square in the Bonhams Scottsdale Auction, which is your chance at securing some of the finest cars to ever see an auction block.
It’s all going down January 28th at the Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa. Crowds of people will wander the green lawns, inspecting the merchandise and readying their paddles for a winning bid. And you should probably be one of them, especially if you’re in the market for a 1964 Porsche 904 GTS. This iconic racer was a successful competitor on the European circuit, including Le Mans. And since it’s one of only 108 produced, you’re unlikely to see another on the road when you’re out for a drive. Expect some intense competition though, as it’s going to pique the interest of many a collector.
There’s also the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, which is an absurdly good consolation prize, should you miss out on that Porsche or just desire something else. This long-nosed sports car has been lovingly restored, but keeps its original silver-on-black colors. It will be offered without a reserve, so bid early and often, and you just might come away with a 50-year-old piece of Italian history.
If neither of those do it for you, there are still plenty to choose from, like a 1955 Austin-Healey, a 1966 Jaguar coupe and a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera, the mid-engine Italian sports car you don’t see much of these days.
If none of those do it for you, well, maybe just stick to riding a bicycle.