400 collector cars up for auction this weekend at Newport Dunes

More than 400 collectible European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs will be on display — and up for grabs — this weekend at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in the fourth annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction.

The event begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

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Here are some of the cars available in this year’s auction:

1967 Ford Shelby GT500: The Wimbledon white muscle car with blue stripes is one of 2,048 produced. It includes original and correct power steering, power brakes, Stuart Warner gauges, comfort-weave bucket seats, factory five-spoke Kelsey-Hays wheels, a wood-trimmed steering wheel and a functional factory roll bar.

1970 Buick GS Stage 1 convertible: One of two built with its triple black colors, the car retains its original sheet metal, transmission and drivetrain.

1959 Volkswagen Safari Bus: The 23-window vehicle, a VW Club First Place Award winner, is finished in two-tone colors.

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo: The car is one of the last 50 Turbos built for the U.S. market until 1986. The signature series Porsche is finished in pearl yellow-gold and was fully restored in 2014.

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo: The car is powered by a 3.6-liter turbo engine and has original black paint.


What: Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction

When: Friday through Sunday. Gates open for preview at 9 a.m. each day and the auction begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach

Admission: $30 per person



Hannah Fry,

Twitter: @HannahFryTCN


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