Owner of sales and restoration powerhouse F40 Motorsports and star of the television series Chasing Classic Cars Wayne Carini will need no introduction for most petrolheads. But as well as his dalliance with the world of celebrity, he’s also a prolific collector of classic automobiles. That collection must be getting quite big, because now six of his personal cars are set to be sold at Auctions America’s Auburn Spring classic from 5-7 May.
1966 Dodge Monaco
Finished in sky blue with matching blue vinyl interior, this Dodge Monaco boasts a number of original features, including its factory wheel covers and whitewall tyres. The V8-powered big Dodge was only available in convertible or two-door hardtop configuration, while the proceeds of this car’s sale will benefit the Treasure Coast Autism Project of Stuart, Florida, a charity chosen by Wayne Carini.
1939 Pontiac Series 25 Touring Sedan
This Pontiac Series 25 represents the fusion of 1930s design with the more streamlined styles of the 1940s; it was the last of its type to feature externally mounted headlamps. The L-head six-cylinder engine should mean it’s spritely enough, while the three-speed synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic brakes will make cruising – and stopping – a pleasure.
1923 Buick Series 23-Six Roadster
This 23-Six Roadster presents an affordable entry to the world of pre-war motoring, as well as being eligible for Antique Automobile Club of America and Buick Club of America events. One of just 6488 of its type built in 1923, it is considerably less common than its Touring Series contemporaries and sports a number of interesting features including Buick step plates, a Marvel carburettor and a driver’s side spotlight.
1957 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Coupe
The Roadmaster Riviera Coupe combines futuristic Fifties styling with a sumptuously appointed and luxurious interior. As standard, the Roadmaster was fitted with power seats and windows, carpeted lower doors, twin exhausts and a one-piece rear window, while power is provided by a 300bhp 364cu in V8 engine mated to Buick’s ‘Dynaflow Drive’ automatic transmission.
1967 Cadillac Eldorado
This Fleetwood-bodied Eldorado is the most powerful car on offer from the Carini collection, its 429cu in V8 producing in excess of 340bhp – but its far from being a sports car. It’s combination of automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive configuration means this imposing classic is better suited to boulevard cruising than showing off at the lights. In addition to a comfortable and stylish herringbone interior, the car benefits from factory-fitted Frigidaire air conditioning – as if it could get any cooler!
1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sedan
Comfortably the most valuable of the Carini cars on offer, the Pierce-Arrow 836 Sedan is also one of the most luxurious. Power comes from a smooth inline eight-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission, while dual covered sidemounts, wire wheels and an interior festooned with wood trim add a touch of class. To top it off, the car is eligible for all Caravan Tours and CCCA events.