Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
Cars

This Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Auction of Super-Rare Vintage Cars

On July 30 in Detroit, RM Sotheby's will offer for sale dozens of the most iconic vintage cars in America. The sale, which will include everything from Ford's famously Le Mans-inspired GT to Duesenberg's classic Model J, is expected to rake in millions of dollars. Tickets to attend the sale on the 30th cost $200. Better yet, there's a public preview on Friday the 29th. Or you can flip through these photos—and choose your own dream car—now.

  1. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition
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    2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

    This is the most desirable Ford GT ever made and one of 343 still existing today. It has 550 horsepower on a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine and an six-speed transmission. The car has only 9,700 miles total registered. The exterior paint is inspired the famous Le Mans endurance race. The optional McIntosh radio inside is still intact. Lot: 163 (Price: $375,000–$425,000) 

    Photographer: Erik Fuller ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  2. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
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    1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti

    This Ferrari has 380 horsepower on a V12 engine and six-speed manual transmission. It became famous for its aggressive long head and short-deck look, which evoked the true sport GT style. The model even finished an unexpected second at Le Mans in 1979, 10 years after it was first introduced. This one has special details, such as the original Becker Mexico radio, after-market seat belts, and Cromadors "Throwing Stars" wheels. Lot: 145 (Price: $625,000–$675,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  3. 1934 Pierce-Arrow Eight Silver Arrow
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    1934 Pierce-Arrow Eight Silver Arrow

    This is the first production Silver Arrow ever made and one of five known existing examples. It has 140 horsepower on an eight-cylinder engine and a three-speed manual transmission. It is coated in two shades of green with persimmon striping on the sides and wheels. It has been restored to the exact specifications of the year, even down to the matching green interior and exterior. Lot: 139 (Price: $225,000–$275,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  4. 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster by Reutter
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    1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster by Reutter

    Don't let the 75 horsepower on this four-cylinder, four-speed manual Porsche fool you: It's very fun to drive. The 356 is the most collectible of the older Porsches. This one has been upgraded to disc brakes and a 1600 Super Engine with just 2,900 miles on it. The original spare wheel, jack, tool kit, and California "Black" license plates are still there, too. Top speed is 110 mph. Lot: 148 (Price: $275,000–$350,000)

    Photographer: Karissa Hosek ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  5. 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
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    1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

    The car has, astoundingly, had only three owners since it was new, and the current owner has had it since 1946. It has 125 horsepower on an inline eight-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission. Lot: 140 (Price: $150,000–$200,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

  6. 1972 Porsche 911 S Coupe
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    1972 Porsche 911 S Coupe

    Set on a 190-horsepower, six-cylinder engine, this vintage 911 comes with a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes. The same family has owned it since its birth. Since it was initially a demo car for the dealership, it also has a lot of extras: Koni shock absorbers, Recaro sport seats, air conditioning, a tan interior, and an electric sunroof, among others. Lot: 160 (Price: $150,000–$200,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  7. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
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    1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

    Offered for sale with its original blue-grey paint and blue leather interior, this SL has a 120-horsepower, four-cylinder engine on a four-speed manual transmission. A removable matching hardtop and Becker Europe high-fidelity radio come with the car as well. Lot: 161 (Price: $140,000–$180,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  8. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet
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    1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet

    This Merc droptop has a 134-horsepower inline six engine and a four-speed column-shift manual transmission. Built on the classic W128 chassis, it was the most desirable and collectible four-seater of its time. All told, it has been driven fewer than 16,000 total miles. Lot: 151 (Price: $160,000–$200,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  9. 1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster
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    1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster

    The roadster has 160 horsepower on a massive V12 engine and a three-speed "selective" manual transmission. Thanks to the elegant classic Packard swoops along the fenders and the brilliant front grill, it is considered a prime classic of its type, right down to the rear rumble seat. This one is believed to be the last of its kind ever built. Lot: 123 (Price: $400,000–$475,000) 

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  10. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa
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    1986 Ferrari Testarossa

    This Ferrari comes with a giant 380 horsepower on a 12-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Plus it's fast: zero-to-60 mph in five seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. It has had only two owners (and gone less than 20,000 miles) since new. Lot: 124 (Price: $150,000–$175,000)

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  11. 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina
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    1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina

    The blue 'rarri has 300 horsepower on a 12-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. It's also the rare vintage Ferrari with four seats and space for luggage. This is one of only 455 ever made; it has 30,000 miles on it since restoration. Lot: 150 (Price: $325,000–$375,000) 

    Photographer: David Bush ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

  12. 1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy
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    1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy

    The Model J has a powerful 265-horsepower inline eight-cylinder engine with a three-speed "hi-flex" manual transmission. It's built on one of the most recognizable Duesenberg designs ever. This model is one of 25 ever made. Lot: 155 (Price: $1,250,000–$1,650,000) 

    Photographer: Darin Schnabel ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's