Sunday, April 29, 2018

2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Aston Martin’s DB11 Volante is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine working 503bhp through a eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
Electric power steering and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring are featured.
The convertible supercar is built around a bonded aluminum structure first seen in the coupe. 0-62mph takes 4.1seconds, 0-100mph comes in 8.8 seconds onto a top speed of 187mph.  The Volante wings the DB11’s weight balance more towards the rear; it’s split 47/53 front/rear.
If you're smitten, then set aside an absolute minimum of £159,900, before options. $233,071 US after a very few. Deliveries started in the new year.


Aston Martin DB5



The Aston Martin DB5 is a British luxury grand tourer, designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. Released in 1963, the car is world famous as the quintessential James Bond car, first appearing in the James Bond film Goldfinger in 1964.

Starring roles in Thunderball, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall, and Spectre followed.

Powered by a DOHC straight six of 3995 cc, the car made 282 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 280 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm. 0–60 mph (97 km/h) was 8 seconds onto a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).

The high-performance DB5 Vantage (65 built) made 315 hp.
1,059 of the famously iconic cars were produced. Today a concours quality DB5 is trending around $ 1.5m
123 convertible DB5s were made. If you need a good one real bad you'll likely need to wait with your £1,430,715. ($2m)
Paul McCartney’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for £ 1,345,500 in late 2017.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Score of nifty Corvettes at Mecum

1960 Chev Corvette convertible 283/230 HP, 4-Speed, Triple Crown Award WinnerA multiple-award-winning silver and red 1960 Chevrolet Corvette leads a score of Corvettes scheduled to cross the block at Mecum's Indy 2018 sale, to be held May 15-20th.

Est $110,000 - $130,000.
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster. Est $70,000 - $80,000
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Est $100,000 - $115,000

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR (W297) is a sports car and race car that was built by Mercedes-AMG, performance and motorsports arm of Mercedes-Benz. Intended for racing in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997, the CLK GTR was designed primarily as a race car, with the road cars made in order to meet homologation requirments. The limited production road-going cars are considered racing cars for the road. After competing successfully in 1997, the race car was upgraded in 1998 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and renamed the CLK LM. The project would end in 1999.
Only 25 were built, with five of those units being roadsters. A 6.9-liter V-12 that churns out over 600 hp is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Its carbon fiber chassis, intricate suspension set up, and carbon-fiber disc brakes still impress today as much as they did in the mid-1990s.
Today the CLK GTR is highly collectible and good examples easily command in excess of $ 2m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Aston Martin DB1

Originally known as the Aston Martin 2-litre Sports, the car was retroactively titled the DB1. Just 15 examples were made between 1948–1950. 9 survive.
A 1949 Aston Martin 'DB1' was sold at Monterey in 2017. In original condition with its original chassis, body and interior trim and its 1953-upgraded engine; it made $ 1.3m

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay paring Ferrari collection

Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay is paring his Ferrari collection. Two of his prized Ferraris will go under the hammer next month. The pair up for sale at the Silverstone Auctions includes Jay Kay’s first supercar — a 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello. The Pininfarina-designed 550M features a 5.5-litre V12 engine producing 485bhp – good for a 0-60mph sprint in 4.3sec and a top speed of 199mph. It’s the last front-engined, rear-wheel drive V12 manual model ever to come out of Maranello. It is expected to sell for £135,000-160,000.
Also on the block is Jay Kay’s 2011 Ferrari FF — the Italian firm’s first ever four-wheel drive car. The FF has a 6.3-litre V12 engine producing 651bhp, enabling a 0-60mph time of 3.7sec onto a top speed of more than 200mph. With just over 17,000 miles on the clock and its rock star provenance, the FF is expected to fetch between £120,000 and £135,000

Monday, April 23, 2018

1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio

1953 Ferrari 625 Targa FlorioBonhams’ Les Grand Marques a Monaco auction will feature a 1953 Ferrari 625 Targa Florio.

Driven by Formula 1 champion Mike Hawthorn the car is equipped with a 2.5-litre, twin-overhead-camshaft four-cylinder. Only three 625 Targa Florios were ever made. The competition which made the car famous was the Mille Miglia, a race which it entered four times, in 1984, 1986, 1989 and 1990.
The last public appearance of the car was in 2006, at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Bonhams expects to fetch between 4.5 and 6.5 million euros for the car ($5.5 - $8 million).

Sunday, April 22, 2018

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 boasts 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque with an engine called LT5. With pushrods instead of its ancestor’s dual overhead cams, this LT5 is an evolution of the 6.2-liter LT4 powering the current Z06. Like the Z06’s engine, this one is capped by an Eaton supercharger.

Chevy says the ZR1 will hit 60 mph in less than three seconds, clear the quarter in less than 11, and top out beyond 210 mph.
The ZTK Performance package includes Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, specific tuning of the magnetorheological dampers, and a mondo wing.
Final pricing for the 2019 ZR1 isn’t set, but it should start just above $120,000 when it reaches dealers in spring 2018.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback

In 1967, Shelby was squeezing the C6ME ‘Police Interceptor’ 428 into the mustang which created the GT500. It included a host of upgrades including Holley BJ/BK carburetors, manifolds, RUGS-1 transmission, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end, braking system with KH calipers and drums, a louvered hood, inboard driving lights, and optional 10-spoke wheels with Goodyear tires. Power was 355 bhp @ 5400 rpm.
The GTs lost their Cobra tag for 1969 and were marketed simply as Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500. Carroll Shelby terminated his agreement with Ford in the summer of 1969.
For 1967, the GT350 carried a "Ford Cobra" V8 (FE Series 428 cu.in.) engine with two 600 CFM Holly four-barrel carburetors sitting atop a mid-rise Aluminum intake manifold.
2,048 examples of the GT500 Fastback were produced in 1967. Haggerty suggests $247,000 for a concours example.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mecum Houston 2018 reaches $21.4M

Mecum’s collector-car auction held April 5-7 in Houston, achieved $21.4 million in overall sales. Auction officials said 621 vehicles changed hands through the three-day event. A 2006 Ford GT was top lot. Boasting just 138 miles it sold for $368,500.
1970 Plymouth Superbird. $181,500
1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T. $184,250
1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback. $133,100

2001 BMW Z8 Convertible. $192,500