Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FOR SALE Again: Lightly Used Porsche 918 Spyder, only 92 Miles

After failing to find a live one in March, Porsche 918 Spyder # 830 did apparently sell last month for an undisclosed amount, likely on behalf of an insurance company.

Rightfully described as having damage 'all over' the salvage giant Copart estimated that the repair bill for the car would be $600,000.
Since 918 Spyders regularly sell for $1.5 million, for the right cowboy there might be some profit to be made in buying the wreck, restoring it and then re-selling it.
Normally, a car this destroyed would be declared a total loss and meet its demise at the crusher, but limited-edition hypercars are a different story.The 887-horsepower Porsche 918 Spyder is a lot to handle. Too much to handle for the former owner of car #830, who wrecked it after putting just 92 miles on the odometer. Now, #830 has turned up at a salvage auction in Long Island, with bidding up to $100,000.
Alleged Porsche replacement prices are amazing things to behold. A factory 918 engine costs over $200,000 and a new transmission costs nearly $70,000. If these prices are accurate, fixing this 918 requires a big wallet and extreme bravery.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Jerry Seinfeld's Porsches

Jerry Seinfeld cleared out a portion of his car collection in March at Amelia Island. Gooding & Co. rolled 18 cars across the block. 17 sold for a total of $22,244,500.

2012 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4.0 - $462,000

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder $5.3 million

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 $2.3 million
1990 Porsche 962C $1.65 million

1959 Porsche 718 RSK $2.9 million

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster $363,000
1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen $330,000

1973 Porsche 917/30 Can-Am Spyder $3 million

1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR $935,000

1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster $1.5 million

2011 Porsche 997 Speedster $440,000

1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster $682,000

1966 Porsche 911 $275,000

1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 Coupe $825,000

1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau $1 million

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

The Rolls-Royce Dawn earned Top Gear’s 2016 ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ award. Dawn is the fourth model in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars family. It's powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 with 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. It can go from 0 to 160 in 4.9 seconds on to a top speed 155 miles per hour. Power is channeled to all wheels by a ZF-built 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 model year sold out.

Seats are upholstered in rich leather while the console features book-matched wood accents.
Like other Rollers, it has suicide doors, a very cool retractable hood ornament, and an option list that reaches as far as your bank account. The new Dawn 2017 will accommodate 4 passengers though the automaker claims that in their world 2+2 does not equal to 4.

The interior is very quiet and might be the quietest convertible in the world.
If you are worried about fuel economy (unlikely) it's 19.9 mpg combined. Starting base MSRP for the 2017 model is well, well past $ 250,000.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehicles

Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas.

Surveillance video shows a large box truck arriving at 1:22 a.m., but because it was so dark, police aren’t sure how many suspects were involved. Police said the thieves spent “probably a good four hours” stealing the wheels and tires. Vehicles were left on blocks with lug nuts lying on the ground.
The value of the wheels and tires is estimated to be about $200,000 to $250,000. Some vehicles were damaged by the way they were left on blocks.

Tyler is about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster was revealed on August 19 as part of Monterey Car Week and you can't have one. The 20 examples slated for production sold like hotcakes for a trifling $ 2.3m each.

With carbon-fiber body components, monocoque construction, and a 770 hp V-12 engine, the convertible can zip from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and top out around 217 mph. Bridling that speed are carbon-ceramic brakes capable of bringing the car from 62 mph to a complete stop in 102 feet.
Aerodynamics are accentuated by the rear wing, which extend up and rotate 15 degrees for increased downforce. Air flow optimization is also provided by the front splitter, wheel arches, side skirts, and rear diffuser.

Dialing in the mad bull experience further is magneto rheological suspension, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, Independent Shifting Rod transmission, and three driving modes (Strada, Sport, and Corsa).
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Top Cars at 2016 Monterey Auctions - Day 4

1956 Ferrari 250GT Boano Coupe – $1,485,000

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider – $1,500,000

1960 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet – $1,500,000

1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Berline – $1,760,000

1985 Ferrari 288GTO – $2,420,000

1968 Ferrari 330GTS – $2,502,500

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Spider – $3,080,000

1957 Maserati A6G/54 Spider – $3,300,000

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster – $10,400,000

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza – $11,990,000