Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Police Interceptors

Next time you see red and blue lights flashing in your rear-view mirror, odds are they'll be attached to a Ford. Between sales of its Police Interceptor Sedan, which is based on the Taurus, and Utility, which is based on the Explorer, Ford holds a 61 percent share of the police car market, with the Utility holding the top overall spot.
Last year it was reported that Ford Police Interceptor sedans had a problem. They reportedly shut off randomly with no way to restart them after fuel pump control modules failed.
More than 88,000 cars and SUVs were affected, including every Ford Police Interceptor sedan built at the Chicago plant between 2013 and 2015.

Dodge offers a 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine on it's Charger Interceptor. It delivers 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lamborghini Urraco

The Lamborghini Urraco is a 2+2 sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini. It was introduced at the Turin Auto Show in 1970 but was not put on sale until 1973; production ended in 1979. It was named after a breed of bulls. When production ceased, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of these were Urraco P111 (P250 Tipo 111) for the American market. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2 litre, 2.5 litre, and 3 litre V-8 respectively.
The Urraco P300 delivered 247 hp at 7,500 rpm. Similar to the Miura, the V8 engine was mid-mounted. The Urraco was born into cloudy times for Lamborghini.
The first Lamborghini Urracos delivered were not up to expectations. Workmanship left much to be desired and interior ergonomics were terrible.
Federal emissions regulations kept the later 250-hp, 3.0-liter DOHC engine upgrade from landing in America, the Urraco's prime target market. Choking on smog equipment the Urraco finally landed stateside in 1975 with a price of $22,500, more than twice the cost of the much faster Porsche 911.

Worse, the Urraco needed 10.1 seconds to reach 60 mph and 17.9 seconds for a quarter-mile, slower than today's Saturn Ion. Weeds grew at dealers and the car's fate was sealed.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

B.C. property with 340 vintage cars on sale for $1.45M

Mike Hall is looking to sell his five-acre property in Tappen, B.C., and he’s willing to throw in something extra to sweeten the deal: 340-plus vintage cars. Hall plans on retiring, and in an effort to simplify his life, wants to sell his auto-wrecking business — along with the hundreds of classic cars he never found time to restore.

Hall said his realtor has fielded about 100 inquiries — including five or six he considered to be serious — but he won’t start counting his money until a solid offer is on the table. “Buyers are liars, as my buddy used to say. Show me the money.”
Hall’s car collection consists almost entirely of vintage two-door vehicles that run the gamut from 1940s trucks to old-school ’70s muscle cars. Highlights include a 1927 Ford Model T truck, a 1947 Mercury Ute from Australia, and a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu convertible.
Perhaps the rarest vehicle in his collection is a 1966 Pontiac Beaumont, one of only 45 ever made.

Hall spent decades scaling rocks for a living and collecting cars was a labour of love. But now he says it’s time to move on. “You think you own shit, and you realize it owns you,” he said. “Everything you own attaches a spider web to you, and one day you’ve got so many spider webs you can’t move and you can’t breathe.”

That may not sound like much of a sales pitch, but Hall says his offer is ideal for a gearhead who wants nothing more than to work on cars and enjoy the quiet beauty of the south-central British Columbia.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LEGO Ferrari F40

Enzo Ferrari’s masterpiece has been immortalized in plastic. The LEGO Creator-series F40 Ferarri (10248) is all red and black with its own removable V8 engine. Luigi would be proud.
The set contains 1158 LEGO pieces, has fully operational doors and rear hatch, and has detailing both outside and in. Price? $ 119.00

1960's VW Beetle gets “LEGO Creator Expert” set

LEGO Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van

LEGO Creator MINI Cooper
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

2017 Audi R8 Spyder

The 2017 Audi R8 Spyder features a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10, rated at 540 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque that will go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds on to a top speed of 197mph. That is shackled to a Quattro four-wheel drive system through a seven-speed dual-clutch.

The Quattro all-wheel-drive system can send as much as 100 percent to the front or the rear axle, although the default setup is strongly rear-biased. There is a GKN-supplied, water-cooled front differential and a limited-slip differential in the rear.
At 3554 pounds, the R8 Spyder is svelte by modern standards; 80 percent of its spaceframe is made from aluminum. The standard tires are 245/35R-19 front and 295/35R-19 in the back, with 245/30R-20 front and 305/30R-20 rear rubber optional. The electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering comes from ZF. Adaptive, magnetorheological dampers for the suspension are also optional.
The vehicle sells at a premium over the base MSRP of $165,450 for the R8 coupe.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

RM Sotheby’s Auction : Motor City

2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe
RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale has carved out a reputation over the past two decades for being one of the leading events to honor the American automobile. Attracting an incredible roster of important American classics, sports, and muscle cars there is no better sale to celebrate Detroit’s rich automotive history than one held in the heart of America’s ‘Motor City’.

The sale was held July 30, 2016 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan

1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

1957 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle Cabriolet by Karmann

1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet

2006 Saleen S7

1929 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy $ 1.2m
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner

1947 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

1920 Detroit Electric Brougham

1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster

1959 Messerschmitt KR 200

1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1933 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster

1957 Ford Courier Sedan Delivery

1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible

1930 Lincoln Model L Convertible Roadster by LeBaron

1937 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster. $40k

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Dodge has unleashed the Demon. The Fiat Chrysler brand is laying claim to the fastest production car in the U.S.

The Demon Challenger is a 840-horsepower 770 pound-feet of torque monster. It can go from zero to 60 (97 kilometres per hour) in 2.3 seconds. The street-legal Demon also can hit 140 mph while running a quarter mile in 9.65 seconds, about two seconds faster than a typical muscle car.
Dodge turned up the juice on the Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged engine. It updated more than half of its parts and added a laundry list of production-first and high tech features.
Instead of a simple cold air intake, the Demon cools things down by routing refrigerant from its air conditioner system through a chilling unit that helps drop the temperature of the ambient air by up to 45 degrees before the supercharger stuffs it into the cylinder.
The Demon gets a dedicated High Octane mode to take advantage of 100+ octane unleaded race gas. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission that’s been re-engineered to handle the torque, a stronger drive shaft, and a beefed-up rear axle.
Spotting a Demon on the street is likely to be a rare treat. Only 3,000 examples are planned for the US (and 300 examples earmarked for Canada). Deliveries start this fall at an ultra rock bottom MSRP of $85,000.