Mini Moke, Ford GT headline online-only auction

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1967 Austin Mini Moke was originally owned by Hollywood talent scout | RM Sotheby's photos

RM Sotheby’s is kicking up is online only auctions more than just a notch with its “Drive into the Holidays” docket of seven vehicles, including a  Austin Mini Moke with Hollywood history and an 89.7-mile 2006 Ford GT.

The auction runs through 1 p.m. (Eastern time) December 19.

‘Bullets’ Durgom also bought a Mini Moke for his friend Frank Sinatra

The Mini Moke was purchased new by Hollywood talent agent George “Bullets” Durgom, who bought one for himself and the other for Frank Sinatra. Durgom owned the Jolly-style vehicle for more than two decades. It then went to his brother, John, and then to John’s daughter, Jane.

According to RM Sotheby’s, the vehicle has recently undergone cosmetic detailing and has been driven less than 12,000 miles in its lifetime. The auction house expects the vehicle to sell for $20,000 to $30,000.

2006 Ford GT has been driven less than 100 miles

The 2006 Ford GT has all four of the options offered that model year — painted racing stripes, gray brake calipers, forged alloy BBS wheels and upgraded McIntosh radio. The car has Tungsten paint and a pre-auction estimated value of $275,000 to $325,000.

Also on the online-only docket are a 15,000-mile 1989 Ferrari Testarossa, a 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 BN7, a 1966 Austin-Healey Mk II BJ8, a 2018 Audi SQ5, and a customized 2017 Jeep Wrangler.

Customized 2017 Jeep Wrangler

For more information, visit the RM Sotheby’s online auction website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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