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The Seven Most Spectacular Cars You Can Buy Tomorrow

  • Najib Benouar

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There are few things in this world as achingly beautiful as an immaculately-cared-for vintage roadster.

And tomorrow Sotheby’s is rolling a few dozen of them into Manhattan for an auction called The Art of the Automobile. If you’re in town and have ever felt the urge to see a Mercedes with gullwing doors, the race car Michael Schumacher piloted to victory in Monaco or the Jaguar Enzo Ferrari deemed the most beautiful car ever made (or have a couple million bucks lying around to buy any of them), this is your time.

Luckily, we’ve gone through the lots to find the most spectacular options.»

This Is Going to Be a Long Dinner Party

  • Kempt Staff

via Fashion Faves

Face Time: A forehead-to-chin grooming guide that also includes a hearty helping of beer. [GQ]

It’s About to Go Down: How to buy a round at the bar—whether you’re celebrating tonight or not. [Art of Manliness]

Getting Posterized: Bond-mania is reaching a fever pitch as Friday’s Skyfall premiere nears—and Gear Patrol has stumbled upon an auction of historic movie posters. [Gear Patrol]

The Art of Warlords: And in an auction just passed, Selectism finds some handsome samurai armor. [Selectism]

Your MJ Halloween Costume Just Got a Lot More Authentic

It is decidedly not “too soon” to auction off every stitch of fabric the King of Pop ever touched. A while back it was these red velvet armchairs embroidered with eagles, last month it was the black surgical mask he wore the night before he died, and on July 3, for your bidding pleasure, the folks at Bonhams will be presenting Michael’s trademark military jacket (the one in which he most preferred to meet princes).

Fortunately, there’s a typewritten label inside the pocket with MJ’s name, the date and, most importantly, contact information for the Savile Row tailor you’re going to want to get in touch with before trying on the jacket.

We’re guessing they’ll need to take it out a few inches.

A ’57 Ferrari Comes Up for Auction

Ferrari 625

If you happen to be in Monaco next month, we’ve got a car for you. This 1957 Ferrari 625 Spider is going up for auction on May 11, after nearly three decades in what we assume was an extremely well-appointed garage. They won’t say how much they expect it to go for (probably to spare our feelings), but we’re guessing it’ll cost slightly less than Instagram.

Clark Gable’s Jacket Goes Up for Auction

If yesterday’s icon gave you a yen for classic Clark Gable style, we’ve got good news.

This weekend, Gable’s riding jacket from Gone with the Wind goes up for auction, and for a specimen of 80-year-old style (masquerading as a specimen of 150-year-old style), it’s remarkably on point. The herringbone hasn’t aged a day, and the long tails aren’t that different from the style Monitaly’s been mining in recent collections.

Naturally, it looks best while you’re riding a horse...but a Vespa should do in a pinch.

Andy Warhol, Douglas Fairbanks and a French Roulette Table

Christie’s is gearing up for another blowout photography auction, and as always, it makes for great browsing. We’ve pulled together some of the best shots after the jump, including Salvador Dalí, Douglas Fairbanks and a couple tasteful nudes. Fair warning: it may be mildly NSFW if your boss isn’t an art lover.

See the best of the Christie’s photo auction»

The Prehistoric Rolex

Most of the vintage Rolex trade specializes in ’60s-era divers, but there’s plenty of good wrist candy to be found in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, too—and some prime examples are coming up for auction at Bonhams next week.

This ’50s-era Oyster is a prime example—the wrist-wear equivalent of a gray flannel suit—but there’s plenty more, like this ’40s manual-wind or a 9-karat gold Oyster from 1936. They don’t quite have the James Bond vibe you’d get from a GMT, but we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw one of these on M.