Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017 Spring Auction at arteautoauction.com now open!

Dear Collector,

Our “2017 Spring Auction” for great automobilia is now open and will end on April 10th at 3pm CST! See below for a sample of our 73 lots. Do not forget to register (or log in if you have registered in the past).

We have a good selection of early Le Mans programs, as well as rare Ferrari and Porsche brochures.

From lot #13 to #25 we are offering items from the Herb Fishel collection, including some exclusive Executive Chevrolet memorabilia from NASCAR and the Corvette endurance program. Herb worked for GM racing for more than 40 years and was the executive director of GM motorsport from 1991 to 2003, when he retired.

Lot #26 to #59 comprise some rare racing posters from the 1930’s to the 1960’s from a notorious Dallas collector.

Finally, you will get the chance to acquire great paintings and sculptures from established automotive artists, a Chopard Mille Miglia competitor watch and a beautifully hand-built Cord pedal car.

Enjoy, and happy bidding!

Jacques Vaucher

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last week for our racing poster show!

This is the last week for our racing poster show, it will end this Saturday, March 25th, so take a good look and see if you can find great vintage posters you would like to have.

Click here for our Racing Poster Show

1935 MCF (Motor Club de France) original poster by Geo Ham1935 MCF (Motor Club de France) original poster by Geo Ham

Fangio El Demonio de las Pistas original movie poster
Fangio El Demonio de las Pistas original movie poster
1958 Grand Prix of Cuba reproduction poster autographed by Fangio
1958 Grand Prix of Cuba reproduction poster autographed by Fangio
12 Hours of Sebring 1963 original event poster by Zito
12 Hours of Sebring 1963 original event poster by Zito
Cars by Andy Warhol (W125) Poster
Cars by Andy Warhol (W125) Poster

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Free Wheelin’ bronze sculpture by Stanley Wanlass, 1984

Stanley Wanlass is widely regarded for his ability to capture motion in his works in bronze, and is renowned for his heroic historical monuments and his automotive bronze sculptures. Wanlass casts in bronze using the 6000 year old classic process called “cire perdue” (lost wax).

Free Wheelin’ presented here is a bronze of an elegant young lady driving her Alfa Romeo 2.9 with her Greyhound sitting in the passenger seat, her hair flowing in the wind.

Signed, edition of 30, 40" long x 16" wide x 11 high, including walnut base.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Arteauto is at the 12 hours of Sebring!

Our booth is located underneath the pits and will be open every day until Saturday evening.
Come and visit if you are in sunny Florida.
Looking forward to seeing you,

Cisitalia 202 Pininfarina memorabilia color presentation buck, wood model, 1948

According to Andrea Pininfarina only 3 or 4 of those bucks were made - this is possibly the only survivor. Dating from 1948 this large wooden Pininfarina memorabilia model is at 1/5 scale, 28.5” long. It was used to show potential clients a sampling of colors and still shows some spots of primer. The buck has been stripped in bear wood and is in very good condition.

A little bit of history...

After forty years of collecting and dealing in automobile memorabilia (or automobilia as we like to call it), you would think you’ve seen it all, but among all the items we offer on a regular basis, it is always a pleasant surprise to come across an item you have never seen before; enter this large (28.5" inches long) Cisitalia 202 color study presentation buck.
In 1948, Pininfarina gave prospective purchasers of the Cisitalia 202 the opportunity of seeing the exact color of their car on a wooden study buck before the paint was applied to the actual car. These wooden bucks were painstakingly handcrafted to the precise shape and proportions of this great Italian design which has a permanent place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Beyond its importance as an automotive design artifact, the Pininfarina memorabilia buck makes a wonderful stand-alone sculpture.
According to Andrea Pininfarina, this study buck is one of only three or four ever created. It still bears the remnants of its last coat of paint before it was cleaned in preparation for the next color to be applied. 
For being almost 70 years old the buck is still in wonderful condition. It was acquired decades ago from Pininfarina by a collector in Paris, and later made its way to the U.S. where it was recently consigned to us for sale. For the time being, it rests on a pedestal in our gallery, where we enjoy it every day.

If you would like more information, go to our website, contact us at 830-864-5040 or email us.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

arteauto at Amelia Island and Sebring 2017

Come and see us, arteauto is at Amelia Island and Sebring 2017

As the month of March marks the end of the Florida special interest motorcars season with Amelia Island (concours and vintage car auctions) and the 12 Hours of Sebring, some of the best international marques, drivers and manufacturers will be represented at each event for visitors from around the world. We are pleased to announce that arteauto will be present at both venues, with an elaborate gallery-type display at Sebring, come and visit us!