Saturday, November 16, 2019

2015 Ferrari FXX K

Ferrari realized that there was a market for a limited production run of a track-only Ferrari supercar not intended for racing.

These would be offered only to “friends of the house.” The FXX prototype was shown to worthy clients by invitation only to gauge interest. Formally introduced at the Bologna Motor Show, only 40 examples were built.
Power is 1,035 hp in total, 187 bhp from the electric motor and 848 hp from the 6.3-litre V-12.

This example has less than 250 km on the odometer and has never been driven at any events.
The car carries an estimate of $4m to $4.5m.

Friday, November 15, 2019

1976 AMC Gremlin X - $ 12k

Auction Lot W81, Indianapolis. Rare Gremlin package. Believed to be 36,000 original miles. North Carolina car. Power steering. Factory air conditioning. Correct wheels with correct Whitewall tires. 3-speed automatic transmission. The AMC Gremlin is an American subcompact automobile introduced in 1970, manufactured and marketed in a single, two-door body style from 1970-1978.
The Gremlin offered "the best gas mileage of any production car made in America".The Gremlin debuted in 1970 with AMC's 199 ci (3.3 L) I6, which produced 128 hp. AMC's 232 cu in (3.8 L) @ 145hp, was an option.
AMC promoted the Gremlin as "America's first subcompact" and as "cute and different." By it's final year of production in 1978, 671,475 Gremlins had been built.

The Gremlin is a car greatly ridiculed for it's box-like looks, terrible 70s workmanship, horrid handling and slug-like performance. It is generally recognized as one of the worst cars ever built.
Hagerty suggests a concours 1976 Gremlin today trends around $20k.

Ferrari F50

The Ferrari F50 is a mid-engine sports car made from 1995–1997. The car is powered by a 4.7 L naturally aspirated Tipo F130B 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from the 3.5 L V12 used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 Formula One.

Succeeding the turbocharged F40, the naturally aspirated F50 is a monster. Just 349 F50s left the factory gates, making it rarer than the fabled Enzo. With the 520hp V12 bolted onto the carbon-fibre chassis, the F50 used cutting-edge technology.
The F50 wasn't appreciated as a highly sought after ‘halo’ Ferrari supercar at first.

Things change and today the F50 is a required car in any Ferrari collection.
The Ferrari F50 has been described as an 'F1 car dressed as a road car.'

A 1996 Ferrari F50 with 13,500 miles changed hands this spring for $2m.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 - $100k high bid

454/450 HP LS6 high performance engine. M22 4-speed transmission. Documented actual 21,575 miles. 12 bolt 4.10 Positraction rear end. Superior body-off restoration. Detailed to show quality, concours #1 standards.

“The past is gone. The future may never see a car like this." That prediction from 1970 came to pass and nothing ever again would approach the raw, ground thumping power of the 454 LS6.
The 450 horsepower LS6 was the most powerful engine offered in 1970. Due to the LS6's 6500 redline, deep groove accessory drive pulleys were necessary.
This pristine 1970 Chevelle LS6 is presented as lot S113 at Portland. The car high bid to $100k.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback - $275k

KK no. 1886. 2 year restoration. One of 859 produced in 1969.

Original build sheet. Shipping invoices. Deluxe Marti Report. Boss 429/375 HP 820 engine. Close ratio 4-speed transmission. 3.91 Traction-lok rear end. Competition suspension. Front disc brakes. Power steering. Black deluxe upholstery. Red Oxide undercarriage with correct markings. Refinished in the original Candy Apple Red.
KK no. 1886 appeared this spring and made $209k.
This time around the number was $275k.
Heavy duty equipment included the Toploader 4-speed transmission, a 9-inch rear end with 3.91 gearing in a Traction-Lok differential, and Competition Suspension

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Ferrari’s first PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) develops 986bhp and is the next 'halo' car. Doing most of the work is a heavily revised version of Ferrari’s twin-turbo V8, which delivers 769bhp. Adding further go are three e-motors delivering a combined 217bhp.

Thanks to AWD and the hybrid tech, the SF90 makes 0–62mph in 2.5 seconds and 0–124mph in 6.7. It tops out at a blistering 211mph. Aerodynamic features help the SF90 Stradale stick to the pavement with up to 860 pounds of downforce. The car comes with a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission. The transmission does not have a reverse gear.
The SF90 is the first-ever mid-engine Ferrari with all-wheel drive, and its V-8 engine is the most powerful eight-cylinder Ferrari has ever installed in a road car.
This is a production car, not a special edition. Price has not been disclosed. Some are suggesting $600k+.

Monday, November 11, 2019

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda - $180k high bid

Matching numbers 426/425 HP Hemi engine. Rotisserie restoration. Shaker fresh air hood. Torqueflite automatic transmission. 3.23 sure grip rear end. Rally instrument cluster. Console with slap stick shifter. Refinished in the original Tor-Red.

In the muscle car world, the Plymouth Hemi Cuda is a by-word for the Holy Grail. It is widely accepted by many enthusiasts that the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda is near the top of the list of the greatest muscle cars ever produced.
The $871 Hemi was a hugely expensive option, thus explaining the very limited number of Hemi Cudas. This example crossed the block June 21/22.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti

The Ferrari 275 is a series of two-seat front-engined V12-powered cars produced in GT, roadster, and spyder form by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first Ferrari to be equipped with a transaxle, the 275 is powered by a 3.3 L (3286 cc) Colombo 60° V12 engine that produces 280-300 hp. The 275 followed the massively successful 250 series. The chassis possessed a nearly perfect weight distribution and a counter-balance by the new five-speed transaxle.
It also boasted a fully independent suspension front and rear, as well as servo-assisted disc brakes. Ferrari’s 275 GTB was a masterpiece.

Like most racing cars, many 275 GTB/Cs were subject to hard use, with few surviving their early racing careers unscathed.
12 'competizione' cars were produced in total. This example made €5.7m in 2014.

Ferrari launched a new model in the GT class for the 1966 season.

Pininfarina designed the GT and roadster bodies, Scaglietti the very rare and valuable NART Spyder. 'Competizione' examples had thinner alloy body panels and other racing modifications.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione
The 275 GTB was considered the last of the classic Ferraris. The long-nose examples are considered the ultimate derivative of the 275 GTB with one of the most stunning designs ever penned by Pininfarina and crafted by Scaglietti.

The car is an icon of Italian design and craftsmanship.
Approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples were made.

In early 2015 a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti sold for $2.8m.