Saturday, July 24, 2021

Blue F40 sets UK online record

The metalic blue F40 was sold by UK online auction platform The Market for £1m to set a new European record. 1,311 Ferrari F40’s were built between 1987 and 1992, with all of them in Rosso Ferrari red. The price at launch was £163k but demand soon resulted in F40s changing hands for much larger sums.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Veyron Super Sport #48 = sold

The Veyron Super Sport is a rare car, with only 48 units built. This is the last one to roll off the line. The Veyron Super Sport once held the record as the fastest road-legal production vehicle of all time in 2010, clocking 267.856 miles per hour (431.072 kilometers per hour). This example has a scant 1,252 miles on the clock. (2,016 km) The car cost something around $2.4m. HERE

1972 AMC Gremlin X - $16,500

Price in 1972 was a bargain $2,200. 3,017 units of the 61,717 produced carried the V8.
304 CI engine. 4-speed manual. Positraction rear end. Panned as one of the worst cars ever produced, the 1972 Gremlin was available with a 304 V8 rated at a conservative 150 hp. The V8 Gremlin was referred to as a poor man's Corvette, able to outrun many of the far more expensive pony cars.
See ----->Worst Cars ever Produced

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Strassenversion

25 road cars were built to qualify the CLK GTR for racing, and one is set to cross the block at Gooding & Company Aug. 13-14. Developed by AMG, the 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Strassenversion (road version) was built to comply with FIA GT1 class rules. While GT cars are generally production-based, the rules allowed manufacturers to field full-on race cars, as long as they built 25 street-legal versions.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was the world's most expensive production vehicle in 1998 with an asking price of $1,547,620.
The CLK GTR is powered by a mid-mounted 6.9-liter V-12 producing 604 hp channeled to the rear wheels through a paddle-shifted 6-speed Xtrac sequential transaxle. Gooding & Company expects this CLK GTR to sell for between $8.5m to $10m.

Monday, July 19, 2021

1959 Ferrari California Spider Competizione

Created as an open-top counterpart to the 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, the California Spider was developed for the growing North American market. Between 1957 and 1962, Ferrari built 106 California Spiders on two chassis variants: a total of 50 examples on the original long-wheelbase (LWB) followed by 56 of the later short-wheelbase (SWB). Of the 50 examples of the LWB California Spider built, only about 10 were supplied in competition trim.
A 2,953 cc Tipo 128D SOHC V-12 engine developed 253 bhp at 7,200 rpm and is fitted with hi-lift cams and a four-speed competition gearbox. Chassis No.1235 GT retains its matching-numbers engine, gearbox and differential. Recently restored and painted with its original tricolor livery.
The car is expected to bring in excess of $10m.

Weber collection

Donald L. Weber amassed a fleet of Ferraris throughout his lifetime. More than 20 of Weber’s cars will go under the gavel at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August.
A pristine 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is expected to fetch between $2.75m to $3.5m.
A 1992 Ferrari F40 with a mere 2,500 miles on the clock is one of 22 that rolled off the line during the final year of production. It’s estimated between $1.7 million and $2.2 million.
A low mileage 1965 275 GTS ($1.3 to 1.6m), a 1973 365 GTB / 4 Daytona ($550k to $ 650k), and a 1986 Testarossa ($175k and $225k), will be presented alongside a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Koenig Special ($250k to $350k).

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Top supercar sales in the UK II

1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 - £1.8m. Chassis 09389 is finished in a rare combination of black with a green interior.
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT - £1.9m. The Aston Martin DB4GT is the ultimate Gran Turismo of its time. 19 DB4GT/Zagatos were produced.
1969 Ford GT40 - £2.5m. This Ford GT40 MKIII is well known as the last of the originals to be numbered and built.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT - £2.7m. One of 75 DB4 GTs built. One of 30 left-hand drive. Show quality with a documented history, matching engine and chassis and an engine upgraded to 4.7-litres.
1937 Bugatti Type 57 - £4m. The car was lost for 51 years. One of 42, its powered by a 3.3-litre, twin-overhead-camshaft, straight-8-cylinder engine.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Top supercar sales in the UK I

One of 338 Lamborghini Miuras produced. Restored and bedecked in its factory Verde Miura green paintwork. £737,000
1990 Porsche 962C - £759k. One of seven 962C factory Porsche prototype race cars made.
2006 Porsche Carrera GT - £771k. 4,043 miles on the clock. It boasts a race-bred 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V10 producing 604bhp.
1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible - £836k. One of 123 convertibles produced by the factory.
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - £935k.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

1972 Lamborghini Miura SVJ “Corsican Car”

Six Super Veloce Jotas were produced when the Miura was in production, and a seventh was converted from a Miura S at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory in the 1980s. Chassis number 5090 underwent an extensive restoration from 2010 to 2012.
The ultra-rare supercar is offered with 19,582 kilometers (12,168 miles) on the clock. Price will likely top $2m because chassis number 4892 sold for $1.1m and $1.9 million in 2010 and 2015.
The 3.9-liter V12 boasts 380 horsepower.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

1986 Detomaso Shelby Pantera GT5-S

No. 1 of 3 GT5-S models delivered directly to Carroll Shelby from the factory. Documented ownership history. 2nd Place at the Antwerp Concours d'Elegance in 2018, prior to its restoration. 13,760 miles since new. 40 of the 187 GT5-S models produced in 1986-1991 were sent to the U.S. Recent comprehensive restoration completed in 2021 with only 500 miles since completion
The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by De Tomaso from 1971 to 1992. Italian for "Panther", the Pantera was the automaker's most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run.
The car appears at Mecum

1977 Holden Torana A9X - $775,000

Behold a pristine Torana A9X, the first built of 33 in existence and with only 475km on the clock. It might be one of the most sought after Australian muscle cars in the world.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Goodwood Festival of Speed sale

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33. Headlining is an Alfa Romeo racing sports prototype, a Tipo 33 that finished fourth overall at Le Mans in 1972. It failed to change hands. Est. £1.8-£2.2m
1928 Tipo 26B two-seater sports. The Maserati Tipo 26B made £967,000 against an estimate of £900,000-£1.3m
Ferrari Dino 246/60 F1 car. Once on display in the Enzo Ferrari family museum in Modena. It is believed to be on the chassis of the first Dino F2 prototype from 1957 and has the original four-cam V6 engine and original gearbox dating from 1959. £967,000 against £900,000-1.3m.
Ferrari F40. More than 1,300 of these supercars were built but only 78 of them were official UK-spec and of those only 20 were the favoured non-catalyst versions, of which this 1990 example is one. £883,000 versus £800,000-1.2m.

1958 Plymouth Fury - Christine

Star car from the 1983 film "Christine" directed by James Carpenter on a novel by Stephen King. Promotional sweepstakes giveaway car for the movie. Comprehensive restoration.

Small block wedge V-8 engine. Offenhauser intake manifold. Dual 4-barrel carburetors. Torqueflite pushbutton automatic transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Finished in red with white roof. Red vinyl and cloth bench seat interior.
The car appeared at Mecum's Kissimmee and did not change hands for $375k high bid. Estimate was $400k to $500k.
More than 20 cars were used to play the role of Christine. When filming was finished, only a few unscathed cars remained. One of the movie cars sold for $198k at Barrett-Jackson’s in January 2015.

Hagerty suggests a 1958 Plymouth Fury in #2 (excellent) condition is trending around $47k.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Orange Mk IV Supra of Paul Walker - $550k

In 2015 the 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used during filming for the original Fast and the Furious, driven by the late Paul Walker, sold at auction for $185k. It was one of several MkIV Supras built for the movie and was featured in several key scenes. It’s unlikely to be winning any races as the car is basically stock and it’s a non-turbo model, meaning its 3.0 liter straight-six engine only musters around 230 hp. It wears a Bomex body kit, APR wing, and the now famous graphics.
On offer with No Reserve as Lot #744 at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, the car made $550k.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

2012 Lexus LFA - $808k

The Lexus LFA is a rare Japanese supercar with 500 built. This example has a scant 72 miles on the clock, making it perhaps the rarest of all. This “Pearl Yellow” example has spent the last nine years on display at Arlington Lexus of Palatine, Illinois, after the owner of the dealership purchased it in 2012. A 4.8-liter DOHC V10 engine pumps out 552 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque. The LFA red lines at a screaming 10,000 RPM. 0-60 MPH comes in 3.6 seconds with the top speed limited to 202 MPH.
This Lexus LFA made $808k on a Bring a Trailer listing. HERE