Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FOR SALE Again: Lightly Used Porsche 918 Spyder, only 92 Miles

After failing to find a live one in March, Porsche 918 Spyder # 830 did apparently sell last month for an undisclosed amount, likely on behalf of an insurance company.

Rightfully described as having damage 'all over' the salvage giant Copart estimated that the repair bill for the car would be $600,000.
Since 918 Spyders regularly sell for $1.5 million, for the right cowboy there might be some profit to be made in buying the wreck, restoring it and then re-selling it.
Normally, a car this destroyed would be declared a total loss and meet its demise at the crusher, but limited-edition hypercars are a different story.The 887-horsepower Porsche 918 Spyder is a lot to handle. Too much to handle for the former owner of car #830, who wrecked it after putting just 92 miles on the odometer. Now, #830 has turned up at a salvage auction in Long Island, with bidding up to $100,000.
Alleged Porsche replacement prices are amazing things to behold. A factory 918 engine costs over $200,000 and a new transmission costs nearly $70,000. If these prices are accurate, fixing this 918 requires a big wallet and extreme bravery.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn

The Rolls-Royce Dawn earned Top Gear’s 2016 ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ award. Dawn is the fourth model in the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars family. It's powered by a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 with 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. It can go from 0 to 160 in 4.9 seconds on to a top speed 155 miles per hour. Power is channeled to all wheels by a ZF-built 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 model year sold out.

Seats are upholstered in rich leather while the console features book-matched wood accents.
Like other Rollers, it has suicide doors, a very cool retractable hood ornament, and an option list that reaches as far as your bank account. The new Dawn 2017 will accommodate 4 passengers though the automaker claims that in their world 2+2 does not equal to 4.

The interior is very quiet and might be the quietest convertible in the world.
If you are worried about fuel economy (unlikely) it's 19.9 mpg combined. Starting base MSRP for the 2017 model is well, well past $ 250,000.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehicles

Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas.

Surveillance video shows a large box truck arriving at 1:22 a.m., but because it was so dark, police aren’t sure how many suspects were involved. Police said the thieves spent “probably a good four hours” stealing the wheels and tires. Vehicles were left on blocks with lug nuts lying on the ground.
The value of the wheels and tires is estimated to be about $200,000 to $250,000. Some vehicles were damaged by the way they were left on blocks.

Tyler is about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lamborghini Centenario Roadster

The Lamborghini Centenario Roadster was revealed on August 19 as part of Monterey Car Week and you can't have one. The 20 examples slated for production sold like hotcakes for a trifling $ 2.3m each.

With carbon-fiber body components, monocoque construction, and a 770 hp V-12 engine, the convertible can zip from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and top out around 217 mph. Bridling that speed are carbon-ceramic brakes capable of bringing the car from 62 mph to a complete stop in 102 feet.
Aerodynamics are accentuated by the rear wing, which extend up and rotate 15 degrees for increased downforce. Air flow optimization is also provided by the front splitter, wheel arches, side skirts, and rear diffuser.

Dialing in the mad bull experience further is magneto rheological suspension, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering, Independent Shifting Rod transmission, and three driving modes (Strada, Sport, and Corsa).
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Top Cars at 2016 Monterey Auctions - Day 4

1956 Ferrari 250GT Boano Coupe – $1,485,000

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider – $1,500,000

1960 Ferrari 250GT Series II Cabriolet – $1,500,000

1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Berline – $1,760,000

1985 Ferrari 288GTO – $2,420,000

1968 Ferrari 330GTS – $2,502,500

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Bertone Spider – $3,080,000

1957 Maserati A6G/54 Spider – $3,300,000

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster – $10,400,000

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza – $11,990,000

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Cars at 2016 Monterey Auctions - Day 3

1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 – $3,245,000

1985 Ferrari 288GTO Coupe $3,300,000

1966 Ford GT40 Mark I Road Coupe – $4,840,000

1979 Porsche 935 – $4,840,000

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – $5,170,000

1950 Ferrari 166MM Berlinetta – $5,445,000

1956 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France – $5,720,000

1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB Competizione Coupe – $13,500,000

1959 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Alloy Spider – $18,150,000

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring – $19,800,000

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pebble Beach 2016: Race cars zoom into auction record books

Two vintage race cars set sales records Friday night at the flagship Monterey Car Week.

A 1955 Jaguar D-Type car, a winner at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, was sold at RM Sotheby’s for $19.8 million ($21.7 million, with auction fees included) to become the most expensive British automobile ever sold at public auction.
Minutes later American race legend Carroll Shelby’s Cobra prototype, known as the CSX 2000, rolled onto the RM Sotheby’s stage.

When the bidding ended, the race car had sold for $12.5 million ($13.75 million with fees). That made the Shelby car the highest-priced American vehicle sold at public auction.
Bonham’s top car was a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Roadster that sold for $4 million.
Mecum sold a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spider for $357,500

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta Coachwork by Pininfarina/Scaglietti
£1.6 million - 1.9 million
Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale was held June 24, 2016 at Chinchester, Goodwood.
1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Racing Two-Seater

1940 Alvis 12/70 2.8-Litre Special Sports

1963 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-Litre 'Series 1' Coupé

1976 Ferrari 308 GT Berlinetta Vetroresina
£120,000 - 160,000

2003 BMW Z8 Alpina V8 Roadster

1957 Volkswagon Type 2 Samba 23-Window Microbus
£80,000 - 120,000

1938 Jaguar SS100 3½-Litre Roadster

1928 Lea-Francis 1½-Litre S Type Hyper Sports Two-Seater

1960 Maserati 3500 GT Coupé

1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car - £679,100