Amelia Island 2020

Bonham's auctioned off these four classic cars for over $1 million each this weekend

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is known for showcasing some of the best-looking cars from past and present to the rich and famous. Over the weekend, Bonham's auctioned off some of the most desirable vehicles collectors are after. Four breeched the $1 million mark.

Lot 153: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

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This unique Ferrari has coachwork by Pininfarina. It is the 28th of only 100 330 GTS models built and made its way to the U.S. in 1967. It has a 4.0-liter V12 engine that gets 300 bhp. When it was new, it was offered with leather seats, and. electric windows. The car has 50,952 original miles on the odometer.

Bonham's sold the car for $1,475,000 including the premium.

Lot 159: 1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer

1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer

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William Kissam Vanderbilt lived a life of leisure and luxury thanks to his family's vast fortune. His passions included yachting and car racing. He purchased this Renault for racing. The model is powered by a 7.5-liter four-cylinder engine that yielded approximately 65 bhp. The car is only one of four that survives in the U.S.

Bonham's sold the car for $3,332,500 including the premium.

Lot 180: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

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With its gullwing design and stylish exterior, the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was a hit right off the bat. This model started its life in Germany but then was sold to a buyer in Italy before making its way to the U.S. In 2010, Mercedes borrowed the model for its commercial "Welcome". In 2015 it led the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance.

Bonham's sold the car for $1,028,000 including the premium.

Lot 123: 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster

Photo courtesy of Bonham's

This model is one of the rarest gems in the automotive world. It's an icon of automobile design and this particular one has a matching chassis, engine, drivetrain, and coachwork. The coachwork is by Jean Bugatti Design, making it even more special. Before it made its way to Amelia Island, it was a Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance First in Class. It was originally purchased by Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, later the 3rd Baron Rothschild.

Bonham's sold the car for $7,100,000 including the premium.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43 on the way with F1 tech

The new C 43 gets engine tech straight from Formula 1.

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It's about time we started considering Mercedes-AMG's 43-level cars in some of the same conversations that include the 53- and 63-level monsters. Today, Mercedes-AMG announced the 2023 C 43 Sedan. But even though it's the "entry-level" C-Class performance car, AMG gave it some serious upgrades, including standard rear-wheel steering, a mild-hybrid system, and plenty of power.

2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43 SedanRear-wheel steering is standard, as is adaptive suspension. Mercedes-AMG

The new turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes 402 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque - up from last year's 385 ponies. It's paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and rear-biased all-wheel drive. Mercedes says the powertrain is strong enough to propel the C43 to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.6 seconds.

The four-cylinder is the first production engine with an electric exhaust-gas turbocharger. The tech came directly from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, who won the 2021 Constructor's Championship. Where traditional turbochargers have to build boost over a short period of time, an electric motor spins the turbo to start before allowing the exhaust gases to take over. The system is driven by the car's 48-volt mild-hybrid system and should reduce turbo lag and improve responsiveness.

2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43 SedanThe car's electric turbocharger is a first in a production car. Mercedes-AMG

Five driving modes are available, including Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, and Individual. The drive modes alter throttle and steering response, transmission shift points, exhaust sound, and settings for the adaptive dampers. Shockingly, the car comes standard with rear-wheel steering with an angle of up to 2.5 degrees. The system works at speeds of up to 37 mph, and can drastically reduce the C 43's turning radius while improving turn-in and handling.

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The 2023 Eclipse Cross gets standard all-wheel drive.

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Mitsubishi may not be the most popular automaker, but the brand is working hard to improve its models in the U.S. The Eclipse Cross debuted in 2018 and just got an overhaul in 2022. The 2023 model year brings further improvements to the line, including standard all-wheel drive.

Mitsubishi offers the 2023 Eclipse Cross in four trims: ES, LE, SE, and SEL. Pricing for the line starts at $27,090, which includes a $1,295 destination charge. The range-topping Eclipse Cross SEL with Touring Package starts at $32,690.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with myQ Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors

The Eclipse Cross picks up standard all-wheel drive for 2023, which is Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel control. The system uses Adaptive Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, and Active Yaw Control to assist with torque vectoring, which shifts power between the rear wheels that need it most.

Mitsubishi updated the Eclipse Cross for the 2022 model year, which brought an updated grille and more LED lighting than anyone would ever need. The stacked light design combines headlights and foglight in a low-mounted position for better visibility and to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. The 2023 model year brings new available 18-inch wheels and standard body-color lower trim for the SE trim and above.

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with myQ Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi equips the Eclipse Cross with a few standard driver aids, including lane departure warnings, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, and hill start assist. Higher trims add tech such as blind spot monitors, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitors with rear cross traffic alerts, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision mitigation with high-speed braking capability and pedestrian detection.

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