Sunday, March 26, 2017

RM Sotheby's Auction - Monaco


1977 Chevron B36 €200.000
RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction took place alongside the legendary Grand Prix de Monaco Historique on May 14, 2016.
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet by Vignale €1.175.000

1966 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina €1.792.000

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport €1.200.000

2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Prototype €1.200.000

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing €1.132.000

1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta by Touring €7.200.000

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster €325.000

1971 March 711 €700.000

1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti €2.350.000

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO €700.000

1948 Tucker 48 €1.344.000

1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution €2.270.000

1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider by Scaglietti €19.000.000 - €23.000.000

Saturday, March 25, 2017

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export "Uovo" by Fontana

In August, the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export “Uovo” by Fontana heads to auction as a featured lot in RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale. Chassis 024MB didn’t begin life as a custom-bodied Ferrari. Instead, the chassis originally wore a Barchetta body from Touring, and was first powered by a 2.0-liter V-12 rated at 140 horsepower.

A later 2.6-liter V-12 from a Ferrari 212 Export, equipped with triple Weber carburetors, produced in the neighborhood of 185 horsepower.
Though initially shunned by Enzo Ferrari, l’Uovo was invited to participate in Ferrari’s 50th anniversary celebration, held in 1997, and was briefly displayed at the Enzo Ferrari Museum.
The August Monterey auction represents the first time in over 30 years this Ferrari has been offered to the public. RM Sotheby’s predicts a selling price in excess of $5.5 million.

Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT is a mid-engined sports car that was manufactured by Porsche between 2004–2007 in Leipzig, Germany. Sports Car International named the Carrera GT number one on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 2000s, and number eight on Top Sports Cars of All Time list.
The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7 litre V10 engine producing 612hp. Porsche claimed the car would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). By the end of production on May 6, 2006, 1,270 GTs had been sold, 644 units sold in the US and 31 units sold in Canada. In the UK, 49 units were sold.

Technology includes a pure carbon fiber monocoque and subframe, dry sump lubrication and inboard suspension. At speeds above seventy mph, the Carrera GT raises its rear wing into the airstream to reduce lift. Both its front and rear suspensions comprise pushrod actuated shock absorbers and dampers with anti-roll bars.

Original base MSRP was around $442900 in 2005. Today that could be about double.

Friday, March 24, 2017

2016 Ford Taurus SHO

A Taurus graces this blog, are we mad? Perhaps, but the SHO isn't just ANY Taurus.

A 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine delivers 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. The definition of "Super High Output" has changed at Ford, the last SHO had a paultry 235 horsepower.
The use of twin turbochargers reduced size of each turbocharger and results in diminished internal inertia, allowing the engine to avoid "turbo lag". Meanwhile, the direct injection delivers smooth engine response and surprising fuel economy.
The Taurus SHO driveline combines a six-speed 6F55 SelectShift transmission with standard torque-sensing all-wheel-drive.
The Taurus SHO's closest competition comes from the Dodge Charger lineup. The AWD, HEMI V8-equipped Charger is similar in price and performance to the entry-level SHO. The powerful Charger SRT8 can be had for nearly the same MSRP as a loaded SHO. The Charger boasts a 470hp engine however. A semi-outfitted Taurus SHO is something around $ 50,000.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Barn Find 1963 Jaguar E-Type a bargain at £44,000 ?

A newly-discovered Jaguar E-Type might be one of the greatest barn finds of 2016. It may not be much to look at but the car is one of only 1799 right-hand drive two-seater fixed head coupes ever produced.
Powered by a 3.8-litre, 265hp engine, this Jag is a rare and collectible machine. One of the most sought-after British sports cars of the last century, E-Types have seen a rapid increase in value.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

First Customer Lamborghini Centenario Spotted

Each Italian hypercar comes with a naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 770 hp, with Lamborghini stating it’s the most powerful engine they’ve ever produced.

It can run the 3,351-pound car from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and 0-186 mph in 23.5 seconds, onto a top speed of over 217 mph. Aiding in the quick acceleration is the permanent four-wheel drive, which includes the new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering system.
Only 20 units in coupe and 20 units in roadster were built, with all 40 units spoken for long before the official debut. Price was a trifling $ 2.5m

Top American Muscle cars

The 1964 Pontiac GTO was considered the pioneer in muscle cars. "GTO" stood for Gran Turismo Omologato.
The name GTO was coined by Pontiac’s Chief Engineer John DeLorean, who was motivated by Ferrari 250 GTO.
1967 Pontiac GTO. 1967 marked the first availability of ram air through a hood scoop on the GTO. It was a 400-cubic-inch V-8, delivering 360 horsepower and 438 lb·ft.
1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi was pure brawn with a 425-horsepower, 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 engine.
Plymouth licensed the Road Runner name and likeness from Warner Brothers. It went a step further by developing a horn sound imitating the cartoon bird's "beep-beep,"
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Fewer than 1,400 were built between 1969 and 1970. Its 429-cubic-inch V-8 engine delivered 375-horsepower. It was basically hand-built. Ford farmed out its assembly to Michigan-based Kar Kraft. Very little distinguished the Boss 429 other than a hood scoop and trunk-mounted spoiler.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. With fewer than 70 ever built, the '69 ZL1 had the most powerful Chevrolet engine offered to the public for decades. It's the rarest production car Chevrolet ever made.

Based on Chevrolet's iconic 427 V-8 engine, the ZL power plant had an aluminum block.
1970 Buick GSX Stage 1. Of the 687 GSXs built, 488 were ordered with the Stage 1 upgrade. By 1970, a 455-cubic-inch V-8 engine powered the Gran Sport.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda the big dog, was armed with the dual-carburetor, 426-cubic-inch Hemi with 425 hp. The Hemi 'Cuda could go toe to toe with the era's top-tier muscle cars.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. Chevrolet offered two versions of the 454-cubic-inch V-8. The LS5 generated 360 horsepower, while the LS6 punched out 450.

It's the LS6 version, with its Holley four-barrel carburetor, that put the SS 454 on the map. No other muscle car would ever equal the wallop of the 1970 SS 454.