Follow Ferrari expert and master car restorer, Wayne Carini, as he takes viewers on his personal mission to uncover the world's most rare and exotic cars.
California's Monterey auction week is the must-see event of the collector car world and master car restorer Wayne Carini hasn't missed one in nearly 30 years. However, with just three days left before the truck comes to take his cars to auction, Wayne is running out of time. His 1931 Cadillac V-16 Roadster needs an emergency clutch job and two of the cars he planned to bring to California just got sold. With two auction spots unexpectedly open Wayne rolls the dice and takes a gamble on a pair of 1950s Volkswagen Beetles. Will these pristine cuties bring home the big bucks? Or will Wayne come home empty-handed?
With sale prices plummeting and European collectors snapping up rare cars for a song, all eyes are on spring's exclusive RM Vintage Motorcars Auction in Amelia Island, Fla. Despite doomsday predictions, the auction forecast looks strong. However, when tornados suddenly touch down nearby, extreme weather threatens to ruin the event. See which cars bring in the big bucks and which one sells for a huge loss, when master car restorer Wayne Carini rolls the dice and puts his 1906 Panhard-Levassor, 1958 Lancia Aurelia B-20 GT, 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible up for auction with no reserve prices.
Ferrari expert and master car restorer Wayne Carini gets a lead on a 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder for sale in Denver. Abandoned in a shed in the early '80s, the car has been painted an awful lime green and hasn't been driven for 27 years. It seems like a disaster, but Wayne has a hunch that he knows who the original owner is. With just 48 hours to put together a deal, Wayne and a friend hop aboard a private Gulfstream 450 in the middle of a blizzard and fly to Denver with the hopes of buying this rare Ferrari.
From back yards, to barns, to the Internet, vintage cars can surface anywhere, but it takes a lot more than blind luck to find them. Getting access to these vehicles is all about who you know. Invited by a friend in the wholesale business, master car restorer Wayne Carini travels to a remote avocado field in Southern California where he gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to inspect a secret collection of vintage cars worth millions. Meanwhile, a collector friend of Wayne's shows off one of the most legendary eBay finds of all time. Listed online as a Devin racer, it turns out the car was actually something much more special. Underneath the shell of the Devin was an extremely rare Ferrari race car. Despite the very public online auction, only the collector saw the clues that helped him guess the vehicle's true origin and purchase the car for only $35,000. Restored, the Ferrari will be worth upwards of $4 million. Back in Connecticut, Wayne generates some auction excitement of his own when he puts a 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera for sale on eBay.
Following a hot lead, master car restorer Wayne Carini heads out to California on the hunt for an ultra-rare car. When he shows up at an address in Costa Mesa, he finds a Davis -- a three-wheeled, purple and silver four-seater reminiscent of an overgrown bumper car. Built in the Van Nuys during the late '40s and billed as a revolutionary new kind of car, the Davis was engineered with two wheels in the back, but only one in the front. Made from lightweight aluminum and powered by a V-8 engine, this offbeat car was originally priced to sell at $1,000. But before they could start the assembly line rolling, the creator, Gary Davis, was indicted for 28 counts of fraud and grand theft and sent to prison. The Davis factory was shut down after only 13 cars were completed. With the clock ticking, Wayne must decide if he'll buy this rare, but odd, car on the spot -- or be forced to walk away.
Held in the elite enclave of Greenwich, Conn., the British auction house Bonhams hosts a prestigious motorcars auction in June. The Bonhams auction is theplace for the collector car set to see and be seen in the early summer. With a 1957 Fiat 1200TV Roadster, 1964 Porsche 356 Sunroof and 1931 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup for sale, master car restorer Wayne Carini has come to the right place. But when a freak heat wave and an unexpected visit from the Department of Motor Vehicles threaten to shut down the event, the mercury rises and tensions soar. Can Wayne keep his cool and get his cars across the auction block?
Wayne is contacted by a collector looking to liquidate his collection of vintage racing Cobras worth upwards of $5.5 million.
Wayne has two Jaguars that he plans to sell at the exclusive Bonhams auction in Greenwich, Conn.
Wayne gets a call from a widow looking to sell her husband's 1960 Chevy Impala. Purchased from the second owner in 1981, the car was delivered, put into a barn built especially to house it, and never driven again.
The Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance and RM Auction are called the Pebble Beach of the East. Held on Northern Florida's scenic Amelia Island, the weekend has become on of Wayne's first events of the auction season.
Wayne enters Herb Chambers' 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder into the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
Wayne tries to sell his 1934 MG ND Magnette at RM Auctions' "British Are Coming" sale in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Wayne enters a fully restored, three-wheeled, 1948 Davis at the Amelia Island Concours.
Wayne puts his ultra-rare 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster up for sale at RM Auctions.Watch Now:iTunes
Wayne embarks on a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway with his Technicolor 1963 BMC Technical Support Vehicle.
Wayne buys a Ferrari Dino from a tent in a New Jersey backyard after it sat for over a decade.
Wayne gets a lead on a vintage Saab hidden in a New England barn and jumps to inspect it.
Wayne goes to California to inspect John Ford's collection of cars including his crown jewel 1935 500K Mercedes.
Wayne visits a car show devoted to the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world.
1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible Berline
Wayne has second thoughts about selling his 1939 Ford Woodie station wagon.
Master car restorer Wayne Carini fulfills a lifelong dream when his rare 1952 Muntz Jet is awarded a coveted spot on the lawn on at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance. Originally designed by famous Indy car builder Frank Kurtis and manufactured by TV maverick Earl "Madman" Muntz, fewer than 300 Muntz Jets were ever built. Previously owned and customized for the renowned big band leader Freddy Martin, this Muntz Jet was restyled by Joe Bailon, who is one of the world's most famous car customizers and best known as the creator of the paint color "Candy Apple Red."
Advertised as a real car "for pre-teen men and women of distinction," the Bimbo is a toy car powered by a 12-volt battery. While not exactly a daily driver, the green power and eclectic nature of this collectible capture Wayne's attention.
Before Wayne can show either of the cars, he must pull the Panhard out of a barn near his shop where it has been stored for 20 years.
While the Falcon is in fact a station wagon, it's got that cool Woodie styling Wayne loves, and he's sure this car will make a great quick flip. After a brief inspection, he buys the car on the spot.