There are cars. Then there are cars. And then there are the kind of cars that turn heads no matter who you are and what you know about automobiles.
I received an email asking if I would photograph two automobiles heading for auction in California this summer. After agreeing, the auction house told me which two cars I would be photographing for them, and needless to say, my mouth actually fell open upon reading.
These two cars are in some very rare air in the automotive world. The first of the two, a gorgeous and extremely rare 1964 Ford GT40 Mark 1 and I had our date on a very wet day in the mountains of North Carolina. I guess God is a ‘gearhead’ after all as the rain that had pounded the Blue Ridge Parkway for hours prior, suddenly vanished and an erie mist hung over the surrounding mountains and set us up perfectly to give this car the kind of attention it deserved.
The second was a 19647 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe with a 3.3 liter V12 engine. Few were ever produced and even fewer in this particular color, making it as rare as the GT40. Together the two should bring close to 4.5 million dollars at auction in August.
Cars like these are meant to be enjoyed. Appreciated. Gawked at. And believe me, I did. And now you get your chance. Please enjoy.
Many thanks to RM Auctions, Nico Leenders, Pat Ryan, Rick Parent and Jake Hughes. Special Note: Nothing has been photoshopped in or out of the following photos. Clouds are real. Mountains are real. Lighting was done using two Nikon SB900 strobes placed at various angles to the car.
All Images © Jamey Price for RM Auction. All Rights Reserved.