Saturday, October 20, 2018

Honda NSX

Honda’s New Sportscar eXperimental (NSX) took the world by storm when it was introduced in 1990. The supercar represented the manufacturer's only mid-engine vehicle. The NSX used a naturally-aspirated V6 engine capable of producing 270 hp and a top speed of 168 mph.

NSX became the world's first mass-produced car to feature an all-aluminium body.
It underwent a performance upgrade in 1997, which saw the arrival of a larger 3.2 L V6 engine, and a facelift in 2002 before being discontinued in 2005. North American models were sold as the Acura NSX. Honda intended its sports car to meet or exceed the performance of the Ferrari, while offering superior reliability and a lower price.
Production of the second generation of the NSX commenced in 2015.

Friday, October 19, 2018

2019 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro

The 2019 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro boasts a LT1-based 6.8-liter V-8 engine supercharged to achieve 1,000-hp. There are plans to build 25 Stage II cars. Each will cost $67k more than a 2019 Camaro SS with the 1LE package. Thus the cheapest Yenko Camaro is something around $112k. A few other options such as hood and stripe graphics, and embroidered headrests will push the price up further.
The brochure on the new Yenko Stage II Camaro kindly mentions that it’s *Not emissions legal in California and is only legal there in sanctioned track events, and that exterior modifications include a “non-functional scoop and grille.” Everyone loves a good non-functional scoop and grille.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible

James Bond’s DB5 was just an ordinary saloon model, one of nearly a thousand. For a rarer, higher-performance DB5, those who know Aston Martin look toward the DB5 Vantage convertible. Seven were assembled ... one of the rarest Aston Martins. The high-performance, Vantage-specification DB5 did not make its first appearance until September 1964.
The prototype came fitted with triple Weber twin-choke, side-draft carburetors and five-speed gearbox. Aston Martin quoted power output at 325 bhp at 5,750 rpm, some 40 bhp more than the standard engine.
This example was completed to concours standards in 2005.

$1.9m - $2.5m

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1970 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé by Ghia - RM Sotheby's - London

In 1970 Maserati added a 4.9-liter engine to the Ghibli stable, resulting in the most powerful road going Maserati ever, the Ghibli SS. Chassis no. 1668 completed assembly in April 1970. The car was factory equipped with a five-speed ZF gearbox and bolt-on Campagnolo wheels. Ghibli was named after a fierce wind. It proved a worthy competitor against the Ferrari 275 GTB and Lamborghini 400 GT, its chief rivals.
It is believed that just 250 Ghiblis were SS models.
The SS model featured a 335-hp 4.9-liter engine with solid-state ignition, four Weber 42 DCNF carburetors, and a top speed of 175 mph. In total, just 1,149 coupes and 125 spiders were produced. This fully restored example made $250k

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Steve McQueen's Jeep for Sale

Steve McQueen had a strong attachment to automotive history. A 1945 Willys Jeep MB, owned and driven by McQueen, is estimated to fetch £80k - £100k ($105k - $131k).
The Jeep is chassis MB452936, and has a two cylinder 2200c engine. It’s unknown when it entered McQueen’s ownership, but was sold by his estate at auction in November 1984 at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. The highest bidder put $6,000 on the table for the World War II Jeep.

1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible at Mecum

One of 518 Shelby GT500KR convertibles produced, No. 2429, is one of 267 with factory 4-speed transmission. It is equipped with the 428 Cobra Jet big-block.
Hagerty suggests a concours quality 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible trends around $ 260k.

Monday, October 15, 2018

DeLorean DMC-12

The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by DeLorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless-steel body panels. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production stopped in early 1983. Production of the DMC-12 was scheduled to start in 1979 but engineering problems and budget overruns delayed production until early 1981. First examples had shoddy workmanship.
The car's top speed is 110 miles per hour (177 km/h).The engine was a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo 2.85L (2,849 cc) V6, rated at 130 hp @ 5500 rpm. The 5-speed manual transmission was also built by Renault. DeLorean claimed 0–60 mph(0–97 km/h) in 8.8 seconds, when equipped with a manual transmission. With an automatic, the DeLorean went 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 10.5 seconds as tested by Road & Track magazine.
The car is most notably featured as the time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. Six DeLorean chassis were used during production.
A concours quality 1981 Delorean DMC-12 currently trends around $ 30k according to Hemmings.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible at RM Sotheby's Hershey

The Plymouth Fury was produced by Plymouth from 1955 to 1989. 1960 was the first year for unibody construction and the last for the tailfins. The top of the line Fury remained Plymouth's sales volume leader through the early 1960s.

The car came with a 330 hp, 383 cu. in. “Sonoramic Commando” V-8 engine, dual four-barrel carburetors, and automatic transmission. 22k miles show on this example.
During the car's restoration it was discovered that many of the suspension parts were Chrysler rather than standard Plymouth units, including 12-inch brakes, normally only found on Police Pursuit cars.

Just over 7,000 Fury units were produced in 1960.
One of the best possible examples of an iconic ’50s convertible, the car made $209k.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S

The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S is the pitbull of the SUV world: it looks more muscle machine than SUV. And it goes like nobody's business. The GLC63 easily shrugs off the burden of it's 1,935kg mass, reaching 100km/h from rest in just 3.8sec.
The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 churns out 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, Step up to the S model and output rises to 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft through a nine-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system.
The GLC63 is very rapid, but it can’t defy the laws of nature. When two tons is twisting and turning, life behind the wheel can be a hair raising experience.

The GLC63 coupe carries a rock bottom base price of about $84,000.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at Mecum

1 of 201 Yenko Camaros produced in 1969. Chevy loyalists revere a car dealer named Don Yenko. Yenko had a deserved reputation for driving, building, and selling dominating Chevrolets.

The Holy Grail for Chevy enthusiasts, these cars are among the most sought after Chevy muscle cars ... period.
427 CI V-8 engine. Hi-lift camshaft. Solid valve lifters. Hi-Rise intake with 800 CFM Holley carburetor. The L72 427, which Chevy pegged at 425 bhp, Yenko rated a more-realistic 450.
As delivered, Yenko Camaros turned mid-13s. Most were fitted with headers and slicks and in this form recorded 11.94-second ETs at 114 mph.

The car's iconic status is reflected in the steep rise in value over the decades. It is virtually impossible to touch one of these cars for under $250,000. Hagerty suggests a concours example trends around $ 350,000.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Corvette ZR-1 with 2467 miles on E-Bay

The C4-generation Corvette isn't exactly forever on the lips of car fans usually, but when it comes to the rare, high-performance ZR-1 version, everyone wants one. This example has 2467 miles on the clock.
The ZR-1 engine was a DOHC all-aluminum 5.7-liter V8 designed by Lotus and built by Mercury Marine. It made 405 hp — 105 more than the standard car. It also had a unique six-speed manual transmission, and a widened body. It could get from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, and cross the quarter-mile mark in under 14 seconds.
6,939 C4-generation ZR-1s were built during its six-year production run. The seller has the car listed with a Buy It Now price of $44,999 or best offer.