Sunday, March 31, 2019

1968 Iso Grifo GL Series I by Bertone - $ 360k

The Iso Grifo is a limited production grand tourer manufactured by Italian Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A. between 1965 and 1974. Intended to compete with Ferrari and Maserati GTs, it utilized a series of American power trains and components supplied by Chevrolet and Ford.
The first production GL models appeared in 1965 and were powered by American Chevrolet Corvette small-block 327 (5.4-litre) V8s fitted to American supplied Borg-Warner 4-speed manual transmissions.

In total, 322 Series I and 78 Series II cars were built for a total of 413 Grifos, 90 of which were 7-litre.
The car is powered by a 350-hp, 327-cu. in. V-8 engine and was meticulously restored. With speeds upwards of 140 mph, the Iso Grifo at one time was one of the world’s fastest production cars.
In all, just 413 Iso Grifos of all configurations were built. The car made $ 360k in late 2018.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

Lamborghini has introduced the new Aventador SVJ roadster at the 2019 Geneva motor show. The SVJ stands for "SuperVeloce Jota"

It packs a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine that delivers 759 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed single-clutch automatic transmission that spins all four wheels. Like the fixed-roof version, the roadster is touted as sprinting from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and being capable of a top speed just over 217 mph.
The roof is removable and can be stored under the front hood.The Aventador SVJ Roadster employs a range of aero devices. The redesigned underbody sports vortex generators that work in conjunction with the front splitter and rear diffuser to improve downforce, while also reducing turbulence thanks to the airfoil and side winglets. The SVJ Roadster tips the scales at only 3,472 pounds.
0 to 62 mph takes only 2.9 seconds in the SVJ Roadster, only a tenth-second slower than the coupe. Hitting 124 mph takes 8.8 seconds, two tenths slower than the coupe.

800 examples will be offered globally with prices starting at $573,966.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Bugatti

Bugatti hogged the limelight at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. First the world’s most expensive new car, then the brand also unveiled a special edition to celebrate its 110th anniversary.Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti was born in Milan on 15 September 1881
Bugatti married in 1907 and, two years later, his wife gave birth to Jean, who would later follow in his father’s footsteps, designing a number of vehicles of his own.The Type 10 of 1910 was the first (pureblood) car developed by Bugatti.
The Type 18 was one of the most important Bugattis of the era and one of the first street-legal race cars. With a top speed of 100mph it was one of the fastest vehicles in the world. Bugatti’s first big win at the Grand Prix de la Sarthe in Le Mans came courtesy of the Type 13.

It achieved a power output of around 80hp.
In 1922 Bugatti launched the Type 29/30, its first eight-cylinder race car. The legendary Type 35 came in 1924, securing more than 2,000 race victories over a 10-year period. It was the most successful race car the world had ever seen.

1966 Shelby GT350 H - $ 121k

In 1965 the Shelby Mustang came to life with the introduction of the high-performance Shelby GT350. This lighter, more powerful, and race-ready Mustang became an instant hit. The car was such a success that Shelby struck a deal with Hertz and offered the GT350 H as a rental car. This program was appropriately labelled 'Rent-A-Racer' and promoted the new Shelby to potential buyers. Only 999 of these cars were delivered to Hertz in 1966, and a total of 1,001 were produced.
SFM 6S999 was delivered to Hertz in Dayton, Ohio, on 18 February 1966. It is finished in Candy Apple Red with Gold Le Mans stripes. It is believed to be one of only 12 red/gold cars left in existence.
The original 306-hp Shelby-enhanced 289-cu. in. Hi-Po V-8 is paired to a factory C4 automatic transmission. The driveline is all original, including the 9-in. 3.50:1 limited-slip differential.
Restored in 1974. History file, including original owner’s manual, original purchase invoice, original registration, and title documents. The car made $121k

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356

Early examples of Porsche’s treasured 356 command top dollar. Collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche’s genesis production model – especially in ‘Pre-A’ form. A little over 7600 examples of the ‘Pre-A’ model were built between 1948 and 1955. Powered by a 1.1-litre flat-four and churning out 35bhp, the inaugural Porsche offered a top speed of 83mph and 0-60mph sprint in 14 seconds.

Car is bid $ 82k

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible - $165k

For 1967, the GT350 was added to the lineup, equipped with a "Ford Cobra" FE Series 428 cu in (7.0 L) V8 engine with two 600 CFM Holley four-barrel carburetors sitting atop a mid-rise aluminum intake manifold.

The early 1968 GT500 used the Shelby installed 428 Police Interceptor with a single four barrel carburetor rated at 360 HP. The initials KR stood for "King of the Road."
Power was routed through a four-speed manual transmission with a single, dry-disc clutch. A three-speed automatic was available as an option.

For 1968, 518 GT500 KR Convertibles were built.
Extensive ground-up restoration. Finished in Candyapple Red with Parchment convertible top. Dealer installed air conditioning; power convertible top, steering and front disc brakes.
The car made $165k

Monday, March 25, 2019

1954 Swallow Doretti

The Swallow Doretti was produced by the Swallow Side Car Company between 1954 and 1955. The underpinnings of the car were based largely on the Triumph TR2. Only 276 cars were built. It’s estimated that only 140 remain worldwide, making them one of the rarest British roadsters.
This example has been restored to concours quality standards. It was stored for 48 years prior to its total restoration and as a result the bodywork is perfect.
Estimate is $140k to $180k.The car was powered by a 1,991-cc inline four-cylinder engine paired to a four-speed manual gearbox, featuring optional factory overdrive.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti at RM Sotheby's - $ 2.2m

The Ferrari 275 is a series of front-engined V12-powered grand touring automobiles with two-seater coupé and spider bodies produced by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first 275 series cars were powered by a 3.3L (3286 cc) dual overhead camshaft Colombo 60° V12 engine producing 260–320 hp.
The chassis were now-typical welded steel tubular frame, fully independent suspension with unequal-length A-arms front and rear, disc brakes, and tubular shock absorbers. A five-speed transmission was mounted in unit with the rear axle. The clutch and bell housing were at the engine. With the rear-mounted gearbox came independent rear suspension, making the 275 GTB the first street Ferrari to be so equipped.
The 275 GTB was intended for either touring or racing. About 250 Series I and 200 Series II 275 GTBs were built.
The 275 GTB marked a progression in Ferrari design from thinly disguised racers to comfortable transportation. Because of the chassis changes the 275s were not only faster, but more comfortable.
This 275 GTB, chassis 06899, was completely restored in January 2018 to it's as new state, the way it left Ferrari’s Maranello factory in 1965. The car immediately earned a Platinum Award at the XXVII Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.

The car made $2.2m
See ----->1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy at RM Sotheby's - €2.8m

Saturday, March 23, 2019

2020 Huracán EVO Spyder

The Huracán EVO Spyder features the coupe’s 640 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, 5.2-liter normally aspirated V10. As with the coupe, it has a sophisticated AWD system with rear locking differential and 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual gearbox.
0-60 mph still takes just 3.1 seconds (up from 2.9 in the coupe) and the top speed is 201 mph (the same as the coupe). Opting for the Spyder does add approximately 265 pounds to the overall curb weight.

First customers have taken delivery. Pricing in the US starts at $287,400 ($26k more than the coupe).

Friday, March 22, 2019

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88

Rarely does a manufacturer make a point of not advertising one of its products. An exception to the rule was the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray L88. The 1967 L88 Corvette was powered by a highly modified version of Chevy’s 427-cubic-inch V-8. Although the factory-claimed horsepower was 435, real power output was likely somewhere between 540 and 580. The L88 stayed in production until 1969 with a total of 216 produced.
The biggest and baddest Corvette of them all was the L88 built from 1967 to 1969. The L88 is no secret among Corvette collectors ... it's the holy grail.
The L88 could be ordered only with certain options such as a performance suspension, Positraction differential, and upgraded brakes, while other features such as a radio and A/C were not available.

Four out of the five most expensive Corvettes to ever come to auction are L88s.
Just 20 L88 Corvettes were built in 1967 on the C2 platform. This L88 made $ 3.8m at Scottsdale in 2014.