Wednesday 13 January 2016

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction January 23 - 31

1938 Coddington “French Connection” Roadster
Barrett-Jackson’s 45th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction will be held January 23-31 at WestWorld of Scottsdale and features over 1,400 vehicles, most selling at No Reserve.

1958 Corvette LS2 convertible (Lot #1288)

1962 LS3 roadster (Lot #1319).

1953 Delahaye Type 235

Royal Maroon 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot #1360).

Shelby Cobra CSX2495

1939 Talbot-Lago T-15 Cabriolet (Lot #1378)

“Smokey and the Bandit” promo car. (Lot #7004)

The King. 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Custom De Ville – Elvis (Lot #1388)

The Queen. 1940 Cadillac Custom – Sophia Loren (Lot #1408)

Sunday 3 January 2016

Auctions of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was the second President of Tunisia from 1987 to 2011. Ben Ali assumed power on 7 November 1987 in a bloodless coup d'état that ousted President Habib Bourguiba.

On 14 January 2011, following a month of protests against his rule, he was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia along with his wife Leïla Ben Ali. The interim Tunisian government charged him for money laundering and drugs trafficking. A Tunisian court sentenced Ben Ali and his wife in absentia to 35 years in prison on charges of theft.
Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa and is the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.
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Among the highlights of the sale were the cars, which included a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 460, a Bentley Continental sports car, an armoured Cadillac and a Maybach 62.

Suits belonging to the toppled despot changed hands for 3,000 euros each, while coats belonging to his wife, who was notorious for her expensive tastes, fetched as much as 4,000 euros each.