Andy’s favorites at Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction 2018

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This was Carroll Shelby's personal GT350 | Andy Reid photos

Bonhams has always had a great selection of all kinds of collector cars, and at all different price levels, at its Arizona sale, and this year it is no different.

It was quite difficult to reduce my list to half a dozen because I liked so many of the cars and would have wanted about 50 percent of the cars in the catalog to be added to my garage back home.

This sale, which takes place Thursday, January 18, is always a strong one for the company, and if the quality of the cars offered is an indication of success, then this year should be a good one.

1958 Porsche 550A Spyder

This car finished second in class at the 1958 running of Le Mans and was a factory team car. The car has quite a lot of originality and has been magnificently thoughtfully restored to preserve its patina. I love this car.

1956 Porsche 356A Carrera

Finished in sliver with blue leather interior, this stunning and rare, with only 225 built. This is a single car that allows you to participate in every aspect of the collector car hobby.

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina

One of the first 712 Ferrari 308 cars that all featured fiberglass bodies, this is part of the first edition of one of the most iconic Ferrari models. This is a well documented example that will continue to prove to be a strong investment and be great fun to drive.

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1952 Nash Healey

The Nash Healey is an interesting Anglo-American creation that I feel is a bit of a bargain. With only 507 total cars built and eligible for just about every event in the world, these cars are a terrific buy. I like the looks and the history and think I would find it to be a fun car to own.

 

1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OTR

I love interesting and rare Italian cars and this one checks all the boxes. This specific Abarth was amazingly well sorted with a great racing history and I think represents a great buy in a car that becomes more and more desirable every year.

1966 Shelby GT350

The 1965 and 1966 GT350s are the cars I really love from the Shelby stable more even than the Cobras. This 1966 model was Carroll Shelby’s personal car and I would love to own a car so closely connected to its creator. This might be my favorite offering at the sale.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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