Tuesday, April 30, 2019

1969 Dodge Daytona at Mecum

A 1969 Dodge Daytona is presented as Lot F313 at Indianapolis. Once widely overlooked by buyers, Dodge Daytonas (and their Plymouth Superbird counterparts) have climbed in both popularity and value over the years.

In 2015 a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona from the Wellborn Collection sold at auction in Kissimmee, Florida, for $900,000.
Dodge built a total of 503 Daytonas in 1969, primarily for NASCAR homologation purposes. 70 shipped with the 426-cu.in., 425-horsepower Hemi V-8, and just 20 of these came with the four-speed manual transmission.
A 1969 Dodge Daytona changed hands for $330k in 2018 at Barrett Jackson.
In 2017 a 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona, 1 of approximately 39 cars known to exist, was high bid at $ 750k.
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1969 Chevolet Corvette L88 at Mecum

One of 116 L88-powered Corvettes built in the final year of L88 production. The engine was a masterpiece of raw power, combining a reinforced cast-iron block with a forged rotating assembly, 12.5:1 compression and a free-breathing top end incorporating big-valve aluminum heads, a solid-lifter cam and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor on an aluminum intake manifold.
It was officially rated at 430 HP at 5,200 RPM, but was more like 560 HP at 6,400 RPM. Equipped with the race-prepared L88 427/430 HP big-block with first-design closed-chamber aluminum heads, Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” close-ratio 4-speed and 4.56 Positraction rear end, K66 transistor ignition and J56 heavy-duty brakes. This example is a multiple award winner.
The car underwent a painstaking restoration that was completed in 1988. It subsequently was included in the 1988 and 2008 Bloomington Gold Special Collection.
The car made $600k

Monday, April 29, 2019

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Tourer by Corsica at RM Sotheby's

Bugatti introduced a second-series iteration of their vaunted Type 57, the sporting road car designed by Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, that featured a 3.3-liter dual overhead-cam eight-cylinder engine and competition-inspired chassis. Bugatti also unveiled two sporting variants, the 57C and the 57S. The 57S boasted 175 hp versus the standard Type 57 output of 135 hp, and when adding the available “C” specification Roots-type supercharger power output was raised to 200 hp.
This enabled a top speed of some 120-mph, making Bugatti the fastest French production car of the period. One of eight Type 57S examples bodied by Corsica; only two four-seater tourers. Only 16 Type 57S Bugattis delivered with open coachwork. Retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and body
The 57S set records at some 14 different types of events, including a speed average of 85.07 mph at Le Mans. An overall victory at Le Mans was later repeated in 1939.
The Type 57S was introduced in late 1937, and just over 40 production examples were built in total. This example was listed for $3,800 in a classified advertisement in the New York Times in 1960. A restoration was performed some 40 years later and the car was displayed on the lawn at Pebble Beach in 2003 to much fanfare.
Chassis 57512 features its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and coachwork, with the supercharger believed to be the same one that was installed within the first few years of its life.
The Bugatti 57SC has long been recognized by enthusiasts as one of the ultimate expressions of pre-war motoring.

Chassis 57512 is part of an elite and exclusive group of truly world-class automobiles.
The car carries an estimate of $6m to $7.5m

1971 Pontiac GTO Judge

Concours nut and bolt rotisserie restoration completed early 2019. Original drivetrain. Original sheet metal. of 412 produced. Long term ownership. Two original build sheets. Lucerne Blue Metallic. Data sheet. Factory hood tachometer. Rally gauge cluster. Bucket seats and console. Factory 8-track player. Tilt wheel. Power steering and brakes.
455 HO V-8 and functional ram air.Finished in Lucerne Blue with a black bucket-seat interior, this 1971 GTO Judge is one of 357 hardtops built in the Judge's final year of production.
Other optional equipment includes a Turbo 400 automatic transmission, tilt steering column, Formula steering wheel, console with floor shifter, and Rally gauge cluster.

Estimate is $150k to $ 180k

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Shelby Cobra at RM Sotheby's Monterey

The Shelby Cobra is unquestionably one of the most important American performance icons of the 20th century. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra. $995k

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra $950k
Two superior examples crossed the block at Monterey 2018.

A 1963 289 Cobra with 1817 original miles made $1.7m in 2014.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 426/450 Hardtop - $187k

The 1970 Hemi 'Cuda is near the top of the list of the greatest muscle cars ever made. This 'Cuda left the factory finished in Code EV2 “Tor-Red” Hi-Impact paint. It was ordered with the legendary Code E74 dual-carbureted 426 Street Hemi V-8 engine breathing through a “Shaker” hood scoop and mated to an A833 four-speed manual transmission.
The Code A33 Track Pak featured the 9.75-in. DANA 60 rear axle with Sure Grip and 3.54:1 gears, the N51 Maximum Cooling package, N65 7-Blade Torque Drive Fan, S15 Hemi suspension with front sway bar, and S25 Firm Ride shock absorbers.
Of the 55,499 Barracudas produced in 1970, only 18,880 were of the performance ‘Cuda-designated variety, only 652 of which were hardtops equipped with the mighty 426 Hemi.
Of those, only 284 came equipped with a four-speed manual. A high-quality restoration to factory specifications. With mileage of 19,850, this example made $187k.

Friday, April 26, 2019

1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster

The Bugatti Type 50 was a development of the Type 46 touring model that employed a powerful new engine. A new dual overhead-cam straight eight was equipped with two carburetors, a large supercharger, and dry sump lubrication; this same engine, in tuned form, was used in the Type 54 Grand Prix racecar.

Of the 65 cars built, only four had factory roadster coachwork and this is the sole remaining example.
Chassis 50123 was described by Road & Track, July 1958 as 'a sports car of Herculean size and strength.' The car is capable of producing over 200 hp with its Roots-type supercharger and dual Zenith carburetors.
Depending on the body style the Type 50 might reach a top speed of 105 mph and a 0-60 time of eight seconds. Production of the Type 50 lasted from 1930 through 1933 with just 65 built. Many magnificent bodies, both closed and open, were installed on the Type 50 chassis.
The Type 50 is a highly regarded collectable and rare automobile. It crosses the block in May.

1969 Ford Mustang Convertible

1 of 26 428 Ram Air 4-speed convertible Mustangs built by Ford in 1969. Three-time MCA Concours Gold winner. 428/335 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission. 4-barrel carburetor. 10.5:1 compression.

Candy Apple Red with Black Clarion interior. Power top with glass backlite. Visibility group. Power front disc brakes. Power steering. AM radio, Clock. Tinted glass.
Ford’s new 428/335 HP Cobra Jet big-block was offered in all Mustang body styles for 1969. This Mustang is one of only 26 convertibles produced with the Ram Air 428 Cobra Jet and 4-speed drivetrain combination. Candy Apple Red with a black Clarion interior and black top, the convertible has been honored with many show awards
The through-the-hood Shaker scoop is a dead giveaway that the Mustang is powered by the R-code 428 Cobra Jet with functional ram-air.
With the Shaker above the hood, the scoop funnels cooler, denser, outside air through the air filter and into the Cobra Jet’s Holley 4-barrel carburetor.
Estimate is $200k to $250k