Thursday, September 28, 2023

1969 Boss 302 Mustang concept car barn find

Boss 302s were tamer versions of Ford's race cars.
In the 60s, 'Boss' was slang, insinuating great looks with a touch of menace. Less than 7,000 Boss 302s were made over two years.
Ford dominated 1969 and 1970 SCCA Trans-Am racing.
No one knew where the first Boss 302 Mustang had gone or what had become of it.

The first Cobra Jet fastback sat in a barn for decades, from 1978 through 2014.
Larry Shinoda was the man responsible for the Corvette Sting Ray Coupe, and the Ford Mustang Boss 302. The Mustang toured the country and after was sold off to a friend of Shinoda’s.
In 2015 a full restoration brought the car back to it's former glory. It made $180k.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - $132k

Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark certified. In the care of a single family since new. Original bill of sale and window sticker. Odometer reads 20,105 miles. Honduras Maroon over black interior. Hardtop and soft top. Original 327/340 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Positraction rear end. Wonderbar radio. The Corvette C1 was the first generation of the Corvette. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962. This generation is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Stingray.
With a new and larger engine the 1962 Corvette was the quickest to date. Displacement of the small-block V8 increased from 283 cu in (4.6 L) to 327 cu in (5,360 cc), which was rated at 250 hp in its base single 4-barrel carb version.

Haggerty suggests a concours 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is trending around $180k. Concours #1 cars are the best in the world.
14,531 corvettes were produced in 1962. Base price was $4,038. This example crossed the block at Mecum.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

2017 Ferrari F12tdf - $1.24m

Designed as a road-legal, track-focused variant, the F12tdf featured many improvements. The 6.3-liter V-12 engine returns 769 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed, dual-clutch, paddle-shifted, automated manual transmission. The F12tdf was the first Ferrari to feature four-wheel steering as standard equipment. One of 799 examples built from 2015 through 2017; one of 299 US-delivery examples. Showing just over 700 miles. Finished in Rosso Scuderia over a red and black full leather. With a 0–60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph, the F12tdf is only 1.3 seconds behind the LaFerrari around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. Options added more than $170k to the cost of the car when new, for a suggested retail price of $658,249.
Low mileage Ferrari F12tdf have started to appreciate right out of the gate.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupe

1963 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette. It was celebrated with a new 'Sting Ray' design.

The new Corvette featured an independent rear suspension, optional power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning. The iconic ‘split-window’ was a one year only design.
The car was fitted with the L75 300-hp, 327-cu. in. V-8 engine and a Powerglide automatic transmission. This ‘Split-Window’ was listed at $5,648.95 when new, including a $59 delivery charge.
This example is much the way it left the factory in 1963. The car made $93k in 2018 against an estimate of $100k to $150k.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Special Ferraris at Gooding & Co 2018

The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is the ultimate evolution of the single-cam berlinetta. Ferrari built 12 examples of the 275 GTB/C. This is the second 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C to come to auction at Gooding & Company. The one offered at the 2017 Pebble Beach sale had the same estimate and commanded $14.5 million.

Est $12 million to $14 million.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta. This matching-numbers automobile was owned by the legendary Ferrari collector Fred Peters, who owned it for more than 52 years. His estate consigned it to the sale. $7 million.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Ferrari built six of these automobiles. This car appeared at the 1950 Paris Auto Show, where the legendary driver and collector Briggs Cunningham saw it and purchased it. He received it new and personally raced it. Est from $6.5 million to $7.5 million.
A 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial owned by retired Rear Admiral Robert Phillips is one of only eight examples made. The car premiered at the 1955 Grand Prix of Paris and went on to compete in numerous motorsport contests, including the 1955 Grand Prix of Venezuela where it won first in class. It was eventually left to languish in storage at a Rambler dealership in Richmond, Calif when a young Phillips found it in 1960.
In 2008, after an eight-year restoration, the Mondial was named finest Ferrari in the field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. $7.5m.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

1973 Buick Riviera GS

1973 was the final year for the third generation Buick Riviera. As a personal luxury car, the Buick Riviera had a long list of equipment and options. Standard upholstery was vinyl, but leather could be had. Other options included tilt wheel, power seats, power windows, power locks, AM-FM radio, cruise control, and an electric trunk release. This 1973 Buick Riviera GS shows 13,201 miles. It is finished in Burgundy Iridescent with a white vinyl top over a burgundy interior.
Its powered by a 455 ci engine producing 250 hp and 375 pound feet, backed by a three-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission. Sales were just over 34,000 units.
The car appears at Mecum.

1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti

One of the stars at Monterey failed to change hands.

Exhibited at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the 2021 Ferrari Finals at Mugello, and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena.
The 250 LM, for Le Mans, was introduced at the 1963 Paris Salon with chassis number 5149. An exotic appearance with a competition-tuned performance envelope, the LM was a forerunner of the wave of large-displacement rear-engine race cars that followed. It is among the trilogy of the all-time greatest Ferrari ever made; 250 GTO, 250 Testa Rossa, and the 250 LM. 22nd of 32 examples. Raced at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four victories and one additional class win during the 1965 BRSCC Season. Comprehensive restoration to original specifications by Ferrari Classiche completed in 2021. The race car never suffered a significant crash.
The 3.3-liter Colombo V-12 with dry-sump lubrication eventually found a home in the forthcoming 275 GTB road car. The motor gave the 250 LM a ridiculous edge in the GT class, and the car did not receive homologation for production-based racing. Instead, the 250 LM was approved for entry into the Prototype class, where the 3.3-liter engine would be hopelessly outmuscled by the Ford GT40 and Ferrari’s own P2 Spider. Enzo Ferrari was so angry over the FIA’s decision that he temporarily resigned his entrant’s license in protest, and the factory went on to relatively distance itself from the project, selling most examples to privateers.
The 250 LM’s biggest success in competition came at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. The undeniable advantage of running a Colombo V-12 in the Prototype class was that the engine had been in constant development for over 10 years. It was bulletproof. The more powerful prototype racecars were no match in reliability. At the close of 24 hours of racing, the NART-entered chassis number 5893 claimed glorious victory, bringing Ferrari its sixth consecutive Le Mans win, and sealing the 250 LM’s legend in the process. Claiming period competition use at Le Mans, as well as a no-cost-barred restoration completed in 2021 by Ferrari Classiche, this breathtaking 250 LM is as good as it gets. Chassis number 6053 is expected to fetch between $18m and $20m at RM Sotheby.

Friday, September 22, 2023

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Eleanor - $330k

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. Licensed Eleanor® Tribute Edition. 1,067 miles. 427 CI V-8 crate engine. 5-Speed manual. Galaxy Gray over black. Known for its role in the cult classic 'Gone In 60 Seconds', Eleanor is a 1967 Mustang fastback depicted as a Shelby GT500 with a custom body kit.

This example changed hands at Mecum.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale - £3.2m

This 1971 P400 SV Speciale crossed the block at Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime auction. It is one of only 150 P400 SVs produced, and one of 764 Miuras in total. But this is also a speciale with extras like dry sump lubrication and a ZF limited-slip differential.

The bespoke Miura is finished in Oro Metallizzato. (metallic gold)
The Miura's mid-engine, two-seat layout combined high performance and good looks in a single dynamic package. The Italian automaker produced the vehicle until 1973. Towards the end of the car’s production run, the marque put out a more refined version: the P400 SV. Issues were addressed, including the tendency of the nose of the car to lift at speed. A separate oil system was provided for the transmission. The Miura Speciale’s alloy V12 delivered 385hp at 7,850 rpm.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector’s Series - $39k

An $8,000 option for the Mark V, the Collector's Series Edition had a base price of nearly $22,000. Original window sticker still affixed. Odometer reads 45 miles. White over blue interior. 400 CI V-8 engine. Automatic transmission. 6,262 were built and they were the last of the full size Lincolns. At 230 inches long, the fourth generation of the Mark V was the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company. For 1980, the Mark V was replaced by the Continental Mark VI, which significantly reduced exterior dimensions.
The Collector's Series included virtually every available feature as standard equipment on the Mark V.
The 5,000 pound behemouth changed hands at Mecum.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - squared

Factory Rallye Red on Red AAR Cuda. Comprehensive restoration to like original specs. Original drivetrain. Broadcast sheet. Matching numbers 340 6 BBL V-8 engine. Side exhaust. Matching numbers 4-speed transmission. Power brakes. $181k. Here.
Unrestored with original Moulin Rouge paint. Two broadcast sheets. Original matching numbers drivetrain. 340/290 HP 6 BBL engine. Side exhaust. 4-speed manual transmission. Power brakes with front discs. $308k. Here

In 1970, Plymouth entered SCCA Trans-Am racing, contracting with Dan Gurney’s All American Racers (AAR) to build and race cars. Homologation requirements dictated that a manufacturer build a minimum of 2,500 street versions.
2,724 cars were built during a five-week period between March and April 1970.

Tesla Model 3 hearse

Hearses are perfect for electrification. They drive small distances from funeral homes or churches to graveyards, and they have plenty of time to charge between rides. We now have a Tesla Model 3 hearse. Netherlands-based hearse maker Derks unveiled a new Tesla Model 3 hearse for production. People are said to be dying to get into it.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Top 10 at Monterey 2023

1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta $30.2m

1957 Jaguar XKSS Roadster $13.2m.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB - $9.4m

1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica III $6.6m
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $5.4m.

1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Tourer $5.4m.
1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout $4.7m.

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet $4.5m.
1995 Ferrari F50 $4.2m.

2003 Ferrari Enzo $4m.