Saturday, January 25, 2020

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special Fastback - $170k high bid

Auction Lot F134, Kansas City. A total of 96 Mustang Twister Specials were produced and sold in Kansas-area dealerships for the 1970 model year. Based on the already powerful Mach 1, the Twister Special added a drag pack suspension and either a Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine or the new 351ci Cleveland V8. The cars were available only in Grabber Orange and featured a black hood stripe and tornado decal. 52 Twisters are thought to exist today, of which 18 feature the 351 engine. This highly optioned example cost $ 4275.00

These cars are highly collectible with top quality examples expected to make $140k to $200k.
1 of 96 specially-ordered and consecutively numbered Mustangs made exclusively for Ford Kansas City sales district dealers. 1 of 48 produced with the 428 Super Cobra Jet engine. 1 of 24 with manual 4-speed.

Professional restoration. Matching numbers engine. 3.91 rear end with Detroit Locker. Grabber Orange with Black Deluxe interior. Philco AM radio. Hurst T-handle shifter.
When American Raceways International requested 1970 Mustang convertibles for use as pace cars and limited editions, Ford’s Special Promotions Division created unique side stripes and graphics for the project. But when AMI went bankrupt, Ford used them as a special regional promotion for Mach 1s and Torino Cobras.

The Twister had serious performance upgrades. A drag pack suspension separated it from the largely cosmetic embellishments offered on other one-offs.
All were delivered in Grabber Orange with a black interior, functional Shaker hood scoop, Drag Pack 3.91 gears, power steering and power front disc brakes.
Rare and highly collectible the Grabber Orange Twister Special is highly desirable. The car made high bid of $170k against an Estimate of $220k - $250k.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale is a series production model. That price tag starts around $625k.
For that money you're also getting a supercar with a top speed of 211 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. The SF90 Stradale is equipped with three electric motors mated to a twin-turbocharged V8 engine rated at 769 hp at 7,500 rpm. The front wheels are powered by two electric motors (one for each wheel), providing torque vectoring. They also function as the reversing gear, as the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox does not have a reverse gear
The car is rated at a total output of 986 hp at 8,000 rpm and 590 lb⋅ft at 6,000 rpm.

Friday, January 24, 2020

No. 4 of 69 1969 ZL1 Camaros

The car appeared in Chicago on October 25-27.One Chevy combines it all: the 1969 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro. It went a step beyond the 427 Yenko and even the mighty L88 Corvette. The ZL1 was technically a Camaro option package and it was the first production Chevy engine to also have an aluminum block.

Comprehensive restoration completed by Bill Glowacki. 9560 427/425 HP V-8 engine. Winters aluminum block and heads. Turbo 400 automatic. Original BE 4.10 Positraction rear end. Power disc brakes. Cortez Silver with Black standard interior.
The car's sticker was a stratospheric $7,200
This example failed to change hands on a high bid of $380k
It was a whooping $4,160 for the ZL1 engine alone.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari’s F8 Tributo is the latest in a line of mid-engine, eight-cylinder cars that have defined the popular image of the brand since 1975, when the 308 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB) was introduced.
The F8 Tributo uses a 3.9 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine which has a power output of 710 hp and 568 lb⋅ft of torque.
The Tributo, in launch control, can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, 125 mph in 7.8 seconds and 10 seconds flat in the quarter mile. The transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch unit with improved gear ratios.

Several new software features are installed on the F8 which are controlled via the manettino drive-mode switch on the steering wheel. The car is equipped with Ferrari's latest Side Slip Angle Control traction and stability-control program.
Pricing for the F8 Tributo starts from around the $300,000 mark.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

1995 Ferrari F50 Berlinetta Prototipo - $3.2 million

The Ferrari F50 had been overlooked for years. That has changed and today it's an essential piece of any serious Ferrari collection.

A total of 349 cars were made with the last rolling off the production line in July 1997. This car was the prototype and first appeared at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle will cross the block at the Scottsdale Auction on January 15, 2020.
The car was powered by a naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V12 with 520 hp at 8,500 rpm and 347 lb-ft of twist at 6,500 rpm. It allowed the car to go from 0-to-60 mph in 3.7 seconds onto a top speed of 202 mph.
With just 1,400 miles on the clock, the car comes fully documented and made US$3.222 million.

1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX - $347k

The most expensive Hemi produced and the most highly optioned GTX made. $6,592.75 in 1971, more expensive than a Cadillac Coupe Deville. Unrestored with 49,416 miles. Original Bahama Yellow paint. 1 of 2 Hemi GTXs built with sunroof. 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission with Pistol Grip. Super Track Pack 4.10 gears. Power steering, brakes and windows. Bucket seats with console. AM/FM stereo with 8-track and Dictaphone.
Highly-decorated soldier Larry Dickson, who had returned from Vietnam, wanted the best.

The long list of options added $2,885 to the GTX’s base of $3,707. A handful of aftermarket parts were added. He owned this 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX until his death.
The final registration expired in 1982 and the vehicle sat for the next 20 years. It was bought from Dickson's estate and became a cornerstone of the Wellborn museum collection.
This is a very rare and desirable machine. It appeared at Mecum's Kissimmee and made $347k.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle

One of only three COPO Chevelles produced in special-order Hugger Orange for Canadian market in 1969. The only example equipped with 4-speed manual transmission. Frame-off rotisserie restoration using many NOS parts. Original GM sheet metal. COPO 9566 427/425 HP L72 V-8 engine. Gardner exhaust. Muncie M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission. 4.10 Positraction differential. Vacuum-assisted power brakes with front discs. Hugger Orange with White longitudinal side striping. Black bench seat interior. SS wheels.
Chevrolet built 86,307 SS Chevelles in 1969, and of that number, 323 were COPO cars. Of those elite 323, 99 were sent to Yenko to be transformed into a Yenko S/C Chevelle at his Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, dealership.
GM built 96 COPO Chevelles with automatic transmission (Code MP) and 277 with a four-speed (Code MQ). In 2014 a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle made $101k. This example appears at Glendale.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible

Unrestored Triple Black LS6 Chevelle Convertible with 10,222 original miles. Original Tuxedo Black paint, Black top and Black interior. LS6 454/450 HP V-8 engine. M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission. 4.10 rear end. Cowl Induction hood, stripe delete. Power front disc brakes, windows and top. Padded SS dash and gauges. Strato bucket seats with console.
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 is firmly established as one of the most iconic and desirable machines of the classic muscle car era.
There were 4,475 cars built with the LS6 454 in 1970, but how many were coupes, convertibles or El Caminos remains unknown. This example appears at Glendale.