Monday, October 25, 2021

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake - $5.9m

The only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake built personally for Carroll Shelby made $5.9m. It is the most valuable 427 Cobra ever sold at public auction. CSX 3015 (Lot #1396) is one of 23 competition roadsters built. It was transformed for racing for Carroll Shelby into the Super Snake and reclassified as 427 Cobra Semi-Competition. Shelby American added twin Paxton superchargers to the 427ci V8 and mated it to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Dodge Viper ACR Coupe - squared

2017 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe.

141 miles. 8.4L/645 HP V-10 engine. 6-speed manual transmission. Adrenaline Red with Black stripes. Black Nappa leather interior.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0122-487414/2017-dodge-viper-acr-coupe/
2016 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe.

23 miles. 8.4L/645 HP V-10 engine. 6-speed manual transmission. Carbon ceramic disc brakes with Red calipers. Adjustable suspension. Stryker Orange paint, $8,900 option. Black leather and Alcantara.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0122-487413/2016-dodge-viper-acr-coupe/

Saturday, October 23, 2021

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

Built September 7, 1962. Serial no. 00049, GM executive vehicle. 30th split window produced. Matching numbers 327/300 HP engine. GM/Borg Warner 4-speed transmission. 87,500 documented miles. Never modified or restored. Original Red interior and dash. Power windows. Original AM/FM radio.
Corvette aficionados seeking the ultimate in originality and collectability will find this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe has it all. Described as “truly 100% original inside and out,” the car is unrestored, including its Ermine White paint and red vinyl interior. It likewise retains a matching-numbers drivetrain comprising the optional L75 327/300 HP small-block V-8 engine.
The car appears at Mecum

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato ranks among the most collectible cars on earth. The grand tourer was designed by Zagato and produced between 1960 and 1963. This rare 1961 example, 1 of 19 built, is the only one finished in Peony red. Fitted with a 3.7–liter aluminum inline-six, it’s capable of 314 hp and a top speed of 154 mph. Zero to 60 mph comes in 6.1 seconds. In 2018 a 1961 Aston Martin MP209 DB4GT Zagato brought $13.3m.
This DB4 Zagato was unsold at Gooding & Company’s “Passion of a Lifetime” sale. It was expected to sell for between $9.1m and $11.7m.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

The Atalante was a two-door coupe body style similar to and built after the Atlantic, both built on the 57S chassis. Only 17 Atalante cars were made, four of which reside in the Cité de l’Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France.

One of the most aerodynamic and beautiful of Bugatti’s Type 57 variants, the car was capable of 125 mph with its 3.25-liter inline-8 that produced an unheard of 175 hp.

The Type 57S is equipped with a Marshall K200 supercharger, 4-speed manual gearbox, and 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes.
The engine on chassis 57502 was fitted with a supercharger by its second owner. This gave it a mind-boggling 220 hp. The Type 57S is truly one of the most sought-after of all Bugattis.
This 1937 Type 57S Atalante sold for £7,855,000. ($10,179,000)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

1969 Ford Torino Cobra

The Torino was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. In 1969, Ford’s R-code Ram Air 428/335 HP Cobra Jet big-block found a new home within the engine compartment of the Torino Cobra.

4-speed manual transmission. 3.50 rear axle. Power brakes. Build sheets. Marti Report. Candy Apple Red with Black bench seat interior.
Mandatory performance equipment included 4-speed transmission, 9-inch rear end, Competition Suspension, cooling package, and styled steel wheels.

Ford produced 14,885 Torino Cobras for 1969. Of those, 11,099 were fastbacks.
The Torino Cobra was a new entry into the budget supercar category to compete against Plymouth Road Runners and Super Sport Chevelles.
750 Torino Talladegas were made, all in 1969. They were built exclusively for homologation in NASCAR racing. Cosmetic changes were boosted with additional oil coolers for engine and power steering, a heavy-duty transmission and upgraded differential.
An open-air carport in Myrtle Beach isn’t the ideal place to store a muscle car for 44 years, but that’s exactly where a single-owner 1969 Ford Torino Cobra has been sitting all this time.

Hagerty suggests a fully restored example is worth upwards of $85,000.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Amphicar Model 770

The Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious car manufactured in West Germany and marketed from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965. The amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878 manufactured in a single generation. It featured a Triumph four-cylinder engine of 1147 cc, 8:1 compression ratio, rated at 38.3 bhp.
One owner said "We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road." Time called it "a vehicle that promised to revolutionize drowning." Two Amphicars crossed the English Channel in Sept. 1965 surviving 20-foot waves and gale-force winds.
This pristine example is for sale on Car & Classic, with bidding at £36,000. That would be a bargain as Haggerty suggests a concours example will bring $127k.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta - $2.1m

1,790 kilometres from new. Desirable 'non-cat, non-adjust' model. Dry-stored since 1992. Outstandingly original. A better preserved example of the Ferrari F40 very likely doesn't exist.
A mid-mounted 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is mated to a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The car is capable of up to 471 horses and 426 ft lbs of twist. It goes from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds onto a top speed of 201 mph. Bonham’s expected the icon to sell for between $1.2m and $1.7m.
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Saturday, October 16, 2021

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

992 Turbo S with 192 miles. Turbocharged 3.8L Boxer-6 engine rated at 640 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque. GT Silver Metallic. Bordeaux Red leather interior. Sport exhaust system with tailpipes in Silver. PASM Sport Suspension. Heated GT sport steering wheel. Front axle lift system. Electric slide/tilt sunroof in glass.
The Turbo S all wheel drive is a monster. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds. The standard eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automated manual rarely sees the need to get close to the 9000 rpm redline. Base MRSP is $208k. This example appears at Mecum.

Friday, October 15, 2021

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet by Brandone

Between 1929 and 1939 automobiles developed into sophisticated artifacts. For the first time in history the top cars were reaching speeds over 80 mph, an astounding feat. This 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet comes from a time when cars had hood ornaments, shiny trim and running boards. It has a large hood ornament that is fashioned as a flying stork.
The Hispano-Suiza was reserved for kings, queens, and movie stars, the world’s wealthiest, most stylish people. They demanded the luxurious, beautiful, and exclusive. A total of 204 cars were built in the manufacturer's Paris factory.

About forty examples are known to have survived.
The new Hispano Suiza K6 was introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in the fall of 1934. It was offered as a rolling chassis only, so customers could have it fitted with coachwork of choice.
The straight 6, 5,184 cc / 316.3 cu in engine produced 125 bhp @ 3,200 rpm through a 3 speed manual gearbox. This example crossed the block at RM Sotheby's in early 2019. It failed to change hands.
The last time a 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet changed hands in 2012 it made $2.2m.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz = $324k

In the late 1950s, Cadillac was the undisputed heavyweight champ in the full-sized luxury car market in North America. Cadillac used the nameplates "Eldorado Seville" and "Eldorado Biarritz" to distinguish between the hardtop and convertible. The 1959 models came near the end of the 3rd generation.

The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for the largest tailfins ever and dual bullet tail lights.
While the 1959 Eldorado was misunderstood in its day, collectors today recognize the car's combination of power, presence, and unbridled extravagance.


The Eldorado featured the ultimate engine of the late 50s, the Q-code 390-cu.in. V-8, topped by three two-barrel Rochester carburetors producing 345 hp.
This concours quality example made $324k in late 2018.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette big brake fuelie - $107k

Bloomington Gold Certified. NCRS Top Flight. Gold Spinner award. Triple Crown winner. 1 of 246 produced. Previously owned by an NCRS judge. Fuel-injected 327/360 HP engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Tuxedo Black with Black interior and top. Auxiliary hardtop. RPO 687 heavy duty brakes and steering. 4.11 Positraction rear axle. AM radio.

This example appeared at Mecum's in late 2019.
The RPO 687 racing package delivered heavy-duty shocks and suspension, along with larger brakes that included sintered iron shoes, air scoops connected to the vented backing plates to improve cooling and finned drums.

RPO 687 Corvettes rolled on wider 15.5-inch wheels and were fitted with a quick-steering adapter.
Engine was a fuel-injected “Fuelie” 327/360hp V8 backed by a T-10 4-speed transmission and posi-traction rear end.
In Jan 2018 a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette big brake fuelie changed hands at Mecum's for $121k.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Bugatti Chiron for $345k

A $3m Bugatti Chiron has been listed in Key West, Florida on the Copart car auction site at an estimated value of $345,000, but there's a slight catch. The car was reported in July as the target of arson in a Miami parking garage by Dominican music star El Alfa. The car is being sold 'as is'.