Saturday, January 19, 2019

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta by Scaglietti at RM Sotheby's

Released in 1964, the Ferrari 275 GTB was an instant classic. It was the first Ferrari with independent rear suspension and a transaxle — the transmission mounted over the rear wheels for optimal weight balance. The 275 GTB/C6 is the rarest of the rare. This car is the first of eight alloy-bodied cars with completely different bodywork from the production version. A torque tube was added along with six Weber carbs that brought horsepower up to over 320 hp.
A complete top to bottom restoration was completed in the UK and the car was Ferrari Classiche certified. Chassis 08311 is a 275 GTB that wants for nothing, is one of the most desirable Ferraris, and is worthy of any of the world’s most exclusive Ferrari collections.
The car crosses the block in Paris Feb 6, 2019 and carries an estimate of €3m to €3.3m

Friday, January 18, 2019

McLaren 600LT Spider revealed

Like the coupe, a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 produces 600hp and 457lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch ‘SSG’ gearbox channels power to the real wheels.

The 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds for the spider is identical to the coupe, while 0-124mph is 0.2 seconds slower at 8.4 seconds.
Demand for previous longtail McLarens has been huge. The 675LT coupe and spider models sold out in weeks.

Despite a starting base price of £201,500 similar is expected for the 600LT.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Elite Supercars on the Rise I

Top tier supercars are an exclusive club. Automakers push the boundaries of technology with cost being no object.
Porsche 918 Spyder. Porsche made 918 of its hypercar. The car was priced at $845,000 in 2016. That would be around $ 1.7m today.
Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vulcan is a track-only beast. Only 24 of them were built, all with a growling, naturally aspirated V12.

$2.3m new, that price is past $ 3m now, assuming you can find one at all.
Koenigsegg Agera RS. The Agera has been dropping jaws since 2011, and still impresses. Only 25 have been made and with the upgrade it pushes 1,360 hp.

$1.9m new, try something around $2.5m today.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

LaFerrari Aperta - Black or Red - No Live ones

Two of 210 LaFerrari Apertas were offered. At RM Sotheby's a black 2017 example has 1,500 miles from new. It is fully optioned with carbon fibre option and recently serviced. It remained unsold.
At Mecum, a 2016 red LaFerrari Aperta has 174 miles.

It too failed to find a buyer. The seller will accept $ 7m and will consider trade of other cars or car collections.
The cars carried an estimate of $ 6.5m to $ 8.5m

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 at Mecum - $ 115k

The age of muscle cars peaked as the 1970s began, and nothing peaked more than the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. The 454 V-8 started at 360 bhp and ended at a barbaric 450. The LS6 was the monster 454, with a 800-cfm Holley four-barrel on an aluminum manifold, 11.25:1 compression, solid lifters, four-bolt mains, forged steel crank and connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, and deep-groove accessory pullies. No production engine ever had a higher factory horsepower rating.
Legislation of emissions, coupled with ascending insurance rates and unleaded gasoline meant the evolution of pure muscle had come to an end. Even with up to a reported 4,475 LS6 models said to have left the factory for the 1970 model year, LS6 Chevelles remain highly sought-after collectors items.
This example had a frame-off restoration and refreshed in original code 14 Cortez Silver. The car made $115k.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1974 De Tomaso Pantera L

The De Tomaso Pantera is a cult classic. This early example 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L ('Lusso'-luxury) is in 'pristine' condition according to RM Sotheby’s, with low mileage, original parts, and servicing carried out by the family that’s owned the car since 1978. There are 4,818 miles on the clock.

The Pantera L is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.8-litre Ford Cleveland V8, which produced 326bhp, sent through a 5-speed ZF manual transmission.
The top speed was 159mph with 60mph arriving in 5.5 seconds. This example made $134k.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible at Mecum - $ 2.6m

There are rare muscle cars in the world … and then there’s the Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible. These cars are all things powerful, fast, and stylish, and built in incredibly low production numbers. 14 Cuda convertibles were built in 1970, five with the coveted 4-speed. 426 CI Hemi engine. Two 4-barrel carburetors. Sure Grip differential.
They surely aren't giving these babies away. A 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible was easily the main attraction at the Monterey auction event for Mecum in 2015. It was fitted with the automatic gearbox and made $2.25m.

The jewel of the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee in 2016 was a yellow 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible with the A833 4-speed transmission. It went for $2.6 million.

See ----->1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda at Mecum

Monday, January 14, 2019

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari - $ 3.3m

With 418 original miles, custom-ordered Rosso Fuoco paint and $37,589 in special features, the LaFerrari changed hands for a relative bargain basement $3.3m. This against an estimate of $3.5m to $4m.

The LaFerrari features a 6.3L (6262cc) F140 direct-injection, 60-degree V-12 engine that produces 789 hp at 9,000 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque at 6,750 rpm. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds with 0 to 124 mph in 7 seconds.

2020 Toyota Supra

The 2020 Toyota Supra has officially arrived. The car starts at $50,920, and all models come with a BMW-sourced turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six producing 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission. Toyota says that returns a 4.1-second sprint to 60 mph. (96 km/h)
Toyota dealers will take orders for the other 1499 Launch edition models, which are slated to arrive in the U.S. this summer.The first Supra will cross the block for charity at the Barrett-Jackson auction on January 19. Its dashboard plaque designates it as 1 of 1500.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider at Bonham's

Featured lot for the January 17th Scottsdale Auction is a 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider. 27 Mondial Ferraris were constructed, 2 coupes, and the rest as open sports racers. This example is the 11th of 12 first series Mondial spiders and was eventually sold in July 1954 to international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa.
In 2013, 0438MD was sent to the Ferrari Classiche department where Ferrari undertook a nut-and-bolt restoration of the car to its as delivered state.
A 1,984cc DOHC all-alloy 4-cylinder engine with 2 Weber DCO Carburetors produced 160bhp at 6,500rpm.

The car carries an estimate of $5m to $ 6m.

1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at Mecum - $ 2.2m

The one and only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Built with a GT40 Mk II 427 engine, specifically for this car.

This was now a Mustang with well over 500 horsepower and a top speed of 170 mph, the latter confirmed by Carroll Shelby himself during a test run. At over twice the price of a baseline GT500, the Super Snake was priced at an unheard of $ 8,000, well beyond its competition, including Shelby’s own 427 Cobra.
The prototype was sold in August 1967 for $5,000.

The car made $1.3m in 2013. That number was $ 2.2m at Kissimmee in 2019.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Affordable supercars

2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 6-Speed
Just about any Porsche 911 will show you a good time, but the Turbo variants have traditionally been the stepping-stone into the realm of supercars.

Porsche has been building 911 Turbos since 1975, and buyers can find a huge selection of 911 Turbos priced well under 50 grand. Pretty much every 911 is a future classic, so an older 911 Turbo marks you as an enthusiast rather than a budget buyer.
The Dodge Viper is one of the wildest supercars you can buy today. You can land a Viper convertible for less than $40,000. Vipers developed a reputation as a handful to drive as they lack electronic safety nets like electronic stability control.

While 2017 marked the end for the fifth-generation Viper, an all-new model is set to debut in 2020.
Aston Martin. Fast, powerful and elegant, these British exotics are the preferred car of James Bond for a reason.

A $50,000 budget opens you up to some of Aston’s greatest. Vantage V8s, DB7s, and DB9s trade for less than 50k, and even a V12-powered DB9 had an asking price of $51,990.
In its day, the Nissan NSX was called the Japanese Ferrari. The mid-engined supercar is fast and very precise, even by today’s standards.

The NSX is built with Japanese quality instead of Italian indifference, which means you need not be afraid of high mileage. There are many good NSXs to be found for $50,000 or less.