Tuesday, February 25, 2020

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

The Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer (BB) was produced by Ferrari between 1973 and 1984. Replacing the Daytona, it was the first in a series of Ferraris to use a mid-mounted flat-12 engine. 2,323 were produced.
This 512 BBi is believed to be the fifth-to-last example built and was finished in Rosso Corsa over beige leather. Completely restored, the car shows 18,850 km from new. Estimate is $275k to $325k. A very similar car made $329k in January.Last year models boasted 335 hp at 6000 rpm.

Monday, February 24, 2020

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

In total there were 1358 original Boss 429s made, 859 in 1969 and 499 in 1970. This example is fully concours restored and finished in Calypso Coral over black.
Ford developed a new 429ci V-8 with free-flowing cylinder heads, an aluminum high-rise intake manifold, a 735 CFM Holley carburetor, 11.0:1 compression, header-style exhaust manifolds, and a four-bolt main block. It was laughably rated at 375 horsepower. Kar Kraft shoehorned the engine into the Mustang.The Boss 429 was the priciest non-Shelby Mustang at a ridiculous $4,087.
The car is an award winner and carries an estimate of $250k to $300k.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

2003 Ferrari Enzo

Less than 1,700 miles from new; one of 399 built. The Ferrari Enzo utilized futuristic materials with a foundational chassis tub made of carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb weighing just 200 pounds. Aluminum subframes were then mounted on the tub. Into this a new purpose-built engine was placed behind the driver, the 65-degree Tipo F140B V-12. Displacing almost six liters, the F140 was the largest engine built by Maranello since the 712 Can-Am race car of the 1970s.
Output is 651 horsepower and 485 foot-pounds of torque, huge numbers even by today’s standards. Power is transmitted via a six-speed dual-clutch transaxle that was actuated with column-mounted paddle-shifters.
The Enzo reaches 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.3 seconds onto a top speed of 218 mph. Chassis number 132654 is finished in Rosso Corsa over a red leather interior.

The Enzo represents the ultimate iteration of the naturally aspirated, limited-edition Ferrari hypercar.
A core car in any serious Ferrari collection, this example carries an estimate of $2.7m to $3m.

1967 Toyota 2000GT

The Toyota 2000GT is the most iconic model by the Japanese automaker, and it’s also one of the rarest performance classics that ever came out of Japan.

This example is one of the 62 left-hand drive cars that reached the United States, with just 351 in total built between 1967 and 1970.
Engine is a 2-liter straight-six, producing 150 HP and paired to a five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip rear differential. The 2000GT was the first Japanese car with four disc brakes.
This 1967 Toyota 2000GT is restored in its original Solar Red and is presented in immaculate condition at RM Sotheby’s auction on May 1. It’s estimated to fetch between $700k and $850k.

1966 Shelby GT350-H Fastback, 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

1 of 999 produced. 289 CI V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. New dual exhaust. Black with Gold striping. New Black interior. Fold-down rear seat. New correct Shelby Hertz wheels. New BF Goodrich tires.

High bid was $ 110k.
159 of 171 produced. 655 actual miles. 5.0L/435 HP V-8 engine. Automatic transmission.

Black exterior with Gold stripes. Black interior. Paddle shifters. Heated/Ventilated power front seats. Air conditioning. Navigation. AM/FM stereo with CD player. GT-H floor mats. Back-up camera. Ford Racing Handling Package. Ford Racing Performance exhaust. Carbon fiber front spoiler. 19-inch performance wheels. Michelin Pilot Sport tires. $72,600.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

The Porsche 959 is an all-wheel-drive, twin-turbocharged, homologation car that represented the pinnacle of Porsche’s technological know-how. The car remains impressive 33 years after its debut. Porsche started developing the 959 in the early 1980s with a view to Group B rally racing. It’s engine used water-cooled cylinder heads atop air-cooled cylinders. Twin turbochargers worked sequentially, all but eliminating lag from idle to the 7,300 rpm redline. The engine produced 444 hp through a six-speed manual gearbox. The all-wheel-drive system used sophisticated electronics and an array of sensors.
The car could hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and do the quarter in 12 seconds flat at 116 mph. By the time Porsche built the 200 cars needed to homologate the car for racing in 1986, Group B racing was on the way out.
The record for highest sale price of a 959 Komfort is $1.7m at the Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach auction 2015. The market for 959s reached its peak around January 2016.

Currently a #1 condition 1988 959 Komfort is valued around $1.2m.

Friday, February 21, 2020

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T - $302k

Original broadcast sheet. Nut and bolt rotisserie restoration. The only documented Plum Crazy Hemi 4-speed Challenger R/T with Shaker hood and Super Track Pack. 1 of 5 Hemi Shaker Challenger R/T 4-speed Hardtops known to exist. 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission. Hurst Pistol Grip shifter. Plum Crazy with Black vinyl top and interior.
The Challenger could be had with 11 possible engines from a 6-cylinder on up, to versions like this, completely optioned for performance. Over the following four years, the car’s potential options list grew much smaller, leaving big-block examples from 1970 and 1971 as the apex collector models.
This example is exclusive as one of only five Hemi “Shaker” Challenger R/T 4-speed hardtops known to exist. The option was “delisted” in late 1969, and very few cars came with it again until the end of the production run. This Hemi features dual 4-barrel carbs, hydraulic cam and electronic ignition. The engine choice also brought specific suspension and frame components.
This top tier example made $302k at Kissimmee against an estimate of $285k to $350k

1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 ‘Daytona’

Alfa Romeo had great success throughout the early 1960s in various touring and GT races. The decision was made to return to international sports car racing. The heart of Alfa’s return would be the two-litre V-8 engine. This effort would encompass 11 racing seasons and result in Alfa winning the World Championship in 1977.

The Daytona featured a high revving 270 bhp, 1,995 cc DOHC V-8 engine with dual-ignition and indirect fuel injection, six-speed gearbox, independent front and rear suspension, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel disc brakes.
In 2014 a 1968 Alfa Romeo T33/2 ‘Daytona’ changed hands for €1,260,000.