Auto News for April 22


An impressive collection of rare cars, such as a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car, will be auctioned off May 2 in Fort Worth. It was created with actress Mae West in mind, but delivered to candy heiress and horse racing legend, Ethel V. Mars. Only ten cars with the Coach built one off bodies with the supercharged engine remain. The cars come from the Paul & Chris Andrews collection and will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby. The Duesenberg may go for up to $4.5 million. Other rare vehicles include a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina, and a ’61 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra. It is the cheap one here at $2.6 million.

GM is calling it a critical step in the process. The Warren, Michigan City Council has approved a tax abatement that could pave the way for a major expansion of GM’s Tech Center in the city, according to the Detroit News. GM has said the expansion could create 2,600 jobs.

Aston Martin concept

There are two ifs, a maybe, and a perhaps on this story.  The Financial Times said Aston Martin is considering sites here in the U.S. to build a new electric sport utility vehicle sometime in the future. A concept was displayed at the Geneva auto show.

BMW officials gathered at the Port of Galveston, Texas, to break ground for a new distribution center. It will serve dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The facility will be operational in 2016.


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