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Behold: the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Coupe – the first mass-produced Ferrari (previously, the cars were all custom made for wealthy buyers).

This model – extremely well preserved with its original red leather interior and exterior paint  – can be yours for (most likely) upward of €640,000.

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Behold: the 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Coupe – the unrivalled ground-scraping, ultrafuturistic supercar of its day, adorning bedroom walls since it first appeared in 1971.

During its 16 years in production, the Countach had many facelifts but this variant (of which only 105 were ever made) is considered to be the finest.

Fully restored with just 35,000km on the clock and currently taking bids at Sothebys.

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If the 250GT is the most desirable car in Ferrari’s illustrious history, then the 250GT SWB (short wheelbase) is its most desirable variant.

This all-original 250 GT SWB Berlinetta has full documentation dating back to the day it left the factory in 1962, making it one of the rarest and – potentially – most valuable Ferraris on the market.

Aside from this 1962 250 GTO.

Currently accepting bids.

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Behold: a characteristically spartan, meticulously restored Porsche 550A Spyder – a Ferrari-bothering, multiple race winner in its day (cousin of the ’Little Bastard’ 550 in which actor James Dean died) and one of only 39 such vehicles ever made.

Currently accepting bids.

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Behold the Ferrari 250 GTO – arguably the world’s most collectible (and priciest) car.

Only 36 were ever made and this 1962 model (which won nine of the ten races it competed in that year) was the third.

Sothebys expect it to sell for more than €38,750,000 this year, making it the most expensive car ever sold at auction (the current record being held by another 250 GTO).

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A superbly preserved 1975 Ferrari Dino 246GTS – Maranello’s first (unbadged) mid-engined production car. This one has just 8,300 miles and two happy owners on the clock.

Currently accepting bids. Hurry.

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A pristine, dandelion yellow 1997 McLaren F1 – with a mere 239km on the clock from factory testing, its the lowest milage car of its type in existence.

Recently sold at auction (for an undisclosed price, most likely north of 13 million) having been untouched, undriven and unregistered for two decades.

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A 1978 V8 Aston Martin Vantage: sold that year to a customer in British Columbia, later bought by an avid collector and upgraded in 2005 from its original 5.4l (170mph) engine configuration to a 6.0l, 500bhp powerplant.

Currently accepting bids for auction next month by Sotheby’s at Monterey.

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A 1964 Citroën DS 19 Decapotable – its shark-like, low-drag chassis (designed by coachbuilder Henri Chapron) underpinned by Citroën’s (cutting edge at the time) self levelling hydro-pneumatic suspension, power assisted brakes, clutch and steering.

Three careful owners and a full restoration later, it’s currently at auction, listed between €135,000 and €175,000.

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The autograph book of Jammet’s restaurant which is up for auction

Foodie writes:

Jammet’s autograph book is up for auction for €1,500 – €2,500 on April 26 in Sheppard’s of Durrow. The collection includes the signatories of WB Yeats , Countess Markievicz and Sir William Orpen, KBE, RA, RHA, including a self portrait (in pencil!) of Sir Orpen.

The collection of autographs, drawings, and paintings were collected in the first quarter of the 20th century by Mary Margaret (Polly) Moore (1884-1924) while employed at Jammet’s Restaurant, Dublin.

Jammet’s autograph book (Sheppard’s)

The history of  Jammet’s (DIT)