Rat Pack Classic Cars Up For Auction



If you are a fan of the Rat Pack and have a chunk of change to unload, then you’ll be pleased to know that on August 14 London-based auction house, Bonhams‘ annual Collectors’ Automobilia and Motorcars sale at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California is auctioning off classic cars owned by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.

Among the cars up on the auction block is Dean Martin’s ride, a 1962 Ghia L6.4 coupe (pictured above). This car is one of only 25 made by now sadly forgotten Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia. Frank Sinatra’s car is a burgundy 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Of course, both men had many cars in their garages; Martin’s showpiece was a Facel-Vega, while Sinatra later acquired an eye-popping orange Lamborghini Miura.

While the Ghia is the unquestionably the more beautiful of the two, a Sinatra auto packs more provenance, so the Caddy will command a higher price; $275,000 – $325,000 as opposed to $185,000 – $225,000 for the Ghia, which was something of a Rat Pack ride of choice. Sinatra actually had one and so did Peter Lawford. The Caddy still has its original set of magnetic shot glasses in the glove box. And while neither vehicle qualifies as the auction’s top lot – that would be the the ?ex-Jacques Swaters, Ecurie Belgique 1948 Talbot-Lago T26C, a bespoke French racecar which won the 1950?Grand Prix de Paris, estimated to sell for $1 million – $1.3 million.



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