Luxury: Life at the Top

Four top vintage cars at auction
Every summer, the best vintage cars in the world are auctioned off at Pebble Beach, and Fortune has put together a scouting report for this year's show. Whether you're buying or just gawking, these cars will have your heart racing. (more)

4 Record-breaking car sales
$10 million for a car? Sure, for a '31 Bugatti Royale. Boutique vintage car auction firms are posting astronomical sales. (more)

5 Watches with prestige - and profit potential
A Rolex has long been an accessory for showcasing status. But recently it has also become a fast-appreciating asset. The watch market is full of long-term investments ñ Fortune shows you where to look. (more)

How to win at a wine auction
If you think wine lists can be intimidating, try a wine auction. Fortune joined Scott Zenko, who specializes in bidding on behalf of clients who don't want to go it alone, at a recent New York City auction to soak up some insider tips. (more)

25 Dream vacation homes Shangri-La really is for sale -- and so are these breathtaking getaways in Anguilla, Tuscany and France. (more)
Live in a castle - or a convent These lighthouses, barns, rectories and castles - have all been transformed into magnificent homes. (more)
Pimp my Jet A Middle Eastern dignitary's Airbus A380 gets a $150 million interior design budget. (more)
Aston Martin mints a new roadster The V8 Vantage can mix it up with the best of the competition, yet it stands apart as a bewitching car in a class of its own. (more)