Monday, January 29, 2018

Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender = $ 28k

RM Sotheby's Arizona sale offered up without reserve, and no we aren't making this up, a Ferrari 250 GTO Series II Left Fender.

"Possibly the only example in existence, this new-old-stock 250 GTO fender is mounted on an attractive barn wood base. It is ready to be displayed as the ultimate Ferrari sculpture, or to use in case you bang up your GTO. The fender is unpainted and in excellent condition with only minor dents and scratches."

Unknown who WOULDN'T want this baby but before we rush to Arizona to pick it up the estimate is $ 15k - 20k. The fender made $ 28,800
Just 39 250 GTOs were manufactured between 1962 and 1964. This includes 33 cars with 1962-63 bodywork (Series I), three with 1964 (Series II) bodywork similar to the Ferrari 250 LM, and three "330 GTO" specials with a larger engine. They are considered the most expensive cars in the world.
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Land Rover Begins Restoration of Land Rover Series I, Number One

This 1948 preproduction prototype was one of three Land Rover prototypes that were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam auto show.
It had been missing for more than 60 years before being found in 2016 in a garden. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Land Rover is planning a full restoration of the long-lost 4×4.

RM Sotheby’s Auction: Monterey 2017

1949 Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports 'DB1' Le Mans
RM Sotheby’s is the global leader in the collector car industry. They offer the world's finest cars to the most discerning collectors.
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton

2006 Aston Martin DBR9

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Friday, January 26, 2018

McLaren unveils racing MSO X

McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) team has created a limited edition, racing inspired supercar based on the company’s 570S. The MSO X has a production run of ten examples, all of which have been commissioned by McLaren dealerships in Newport Beach, California.
The supercar has been heavily influenced by the 570S GT4 racing car. It’s powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine that produces 562bhp. It’s identical to the 570S road car, as is the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and rear-wheel drive.

Keys to Ferrari 458 handed over to the wrong driver by hotel valet

The supercar was rescued by traffic cops a few hours later. Police say the thief was stopped after nabbing the car to impress a girl. He denies stealing the car and was planning to return it later that night.
James "Skip" Fowler, 73, was in town for a lawyer convention and is displeased. He's now filed a lawsuit against the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in Tampa, Florida for negligence.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mercedes-AMG Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One, unveiled in Germany just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, is just a concept car for now. But Mercedes promises a production version will be available for sale fairly soon. Only 275 will be made. The two-seat car's hybrid engineering is based on modern Formula 1 racecars. The car has a small 1.6-liter turborcharged V6 engine and a total of four electric motors. In the Project One, a 120 horsepower electric motor can, when needed, help spin the turbines, providing quicker response. The V6 engine can run at up to 11,000 revolutions per minute, much faster than an engine in a typical passenger car.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pricey Supercars at Gooding Scottsdale

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale. $ 8.08m

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial series 1. $ 4.05m

1931 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. $ 4.07m

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. $ 2.5m
Gooding offers the 87th of the 100 Huayras produced, finished in red carbon-fiber, Carbonio Rosso. The car has covered less than 1,000 miles and includes its original tools, manuals, and custom-order fitted luggage. Powered by an AMG twin-turbo V12, the Huayra hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and tops out about 230 mph. $2.02 million
Porsche’s 918 Spyder pushes 887-horsepower. The hybrid V8’s combined gas-electric torque is 940 lb. ft. 0 to 60 mph is 2.8 seconds. Porsche offered just 918 examples. $1.9 million
The P1 is one of the most outrageous sports cars of all time. McLaren built 375 examples. The P1 Gooding offers is finished in Special Carbon Black livery, and has traveled less than 1,700 miles. $1.73 million.
Gooding is offering one of only 50 Nürburgring Package LFAs produced, number 498 of the total 500-unit run. Lexus LFA No. 498 has less than 60 miles. $825,000.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Worldwide Auctioneers' Scottsdale sale Redux

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 $450,000 - $550,000
429 cid V-8 with Holley four-barrel carburetor rated at 375 HP, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension via coil springs and upper and lower wishbones, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc and rear drum brakes. 8,800 original miles from new. This Boss 9 retains its original paint, original interior, and original "born with" numbers-matching engine, transmission, and rear end.

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster. $600,000 - $700,000
6,498 cc DOHC V-12 rated at 740 HP, seven-speed ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) gearbox, push rod magneto-rheologic active front and rear suspension with fully independent double wishbone and horizontal dampers and springs, four-wheel carbon-ceramic brakes. As-new condition with 350 miles on the odometer.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder $1,600,000 - $1,900,000
Mid-mounted 4,593 cc DOHC 32-valve V-8 main engine, direct fuel injection (DFI), front (127 HP) and rear (154 HP) electric motors with liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, 887 combined HP at 8,700 RPM, seven-speed PDK gearbox with hydraulic rear differential lock, all-wheel drive.
The SLS AMG 'Black Series' made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012. Only 150 'Black Series' examples of the SLS AMG were produced for the world, and each was presold prior to delivery. The hand built 6.2L V-8 engine produces 622 horsepower with an 8,000-rpm redline. A revised suspension uses the coil-over AMG RIDE CONTROL and AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system.

The SLS AMG 'Black Series' is proving to be an astute collector supercar.
As new with just over 2,000 miles on the odometer, it is one of only five produced in Mars Red making it the rarest of all the available factory colors.
This example is estimated at $500k to $600k

Monday, January 15, 2018

Worldwide Auctioneers' Scottsdale sale

1939 BMW 327 Cabriolet est $220,000 - $250,000
The Scottsdale Auction of Worldwide Auctioneers will take place on January 17th, 2018. Worldwide Auctioneers will be the first of the catalogue sales scheduled for Arizona Auction Week.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi. est $600,000 - $800,000
The “Basement Find,” Hemi ‘Cuda was purchased by a prior owner out of South Dakota in 1978 and then stored in a Kansas City basement until 2014. With just 21,433 miles from new and the subject of a later painstaking four-year restoration, it has a verified "born with" all original, numbers-matching drivetrain. It was featured in the September 2016 edition of Muscle Car Review and was the recipient of MCACN Concours Gold Certification and a Sponsor Pick award in November 2017.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi Convertible est $1,600,000 - $1,900,000
“1 of 1” 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi Convertible in factory Plum Crazy Purple, one of only five Hemi/four-speed Challenger R/T convertibles built and the only Hemi/four-speed car built with 4.10:1 Super Track Pak.

2003 Ferrari Enzo. est $2,750,000 - $3,000,000
Numbered 132049, this original U.S.-specification Enzo is an early-production example, constructed during February 2003. 2,720 miles of use. Enzo 132049 remains spectacular in every possible respect and maintains outstanding provenance and unassailable integrity, complete with its “Red Book” issued by Ferrari Classiche.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Uninsured Supercars crushed in UK

The UK has a large and growing problem with uninsured drivers. Getting into an accident in East London for example could result in a one-in-eight chance that one of the drivers carries no insurance on their vehicle. Since 2008, a law has been in effect which stipulates that if a driver was found to be uninsured and still fails to insure their vehicle, it could be seized and crushed - and that's whats happening.

Supercar owners in the UK have been found to be large offenders when it comes to insurance, some leaving cars which cost nearly half-a-million dollars uninsured.
Some drivers of high-value cars believe they are above the law and exempt from taking out insurance. In September 2017, 10 vehicles collectively valued at over $1.3 million were scheduled for the crusher. This includes a Lamborghini Aventador valued at $430,000, a Mercedes G-Wagon worth over $140,000, a $125,000 Ferrari FF, $120,000 Porsche 911, a Bentley Continental GTC worth $105,000, and an $80,000 Maserati GranTurismo. In 2015, there were five Lamborghinis, three Ferraris, a Bentley and a Mercedes-AMG GT. The total value of all vehicles throughout the UK could be worth more than $90 million this year. Many of these vehicles will be auctioned off, but some find their way to the crusher.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Collector Classics: 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction

One of 59 known HEMI 'Cudas built in 1971.
The trendsetting Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale, Arizona kicks off Jan. 15th. It is one of half-a-dozen auction events held in the Phoenix area during ‘auction week’. Buying and selling collector cars is a high-stakes game and many collectors treat these investment-quality cars like art.

Muscle cars from the 1960’s and early 1970’s will be hot ticket items.

One of 70, 1971 Dodge HEMI Challengers.

1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Convertible

Number 59 of the 69 COPO 1969 Camaros built.

A prototype. The very first 1966 Shelby GT350 built

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The 1913 Mercer Raceabout

The Mercer Type-35R Raceabout is a stripped-down, two-seat speedster, designed to be "safely and consistently" driven at over 70 mph (110 km/h). It was capable of over 90 mph (140 km/h). The Raceabout's inline 4-cylinder T-head engine displaced 293 cubic inches (4,800 cc) and developed 55 horsepower at 1,650 revolutions per minute.

The Raceabout became one of the premier racing thoroughbreds of the era, it was highly coveted for its quality construction and exceptional handling.
The car featured a three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with live rear axle, and two-wheel rear mechanical drum brakes with a foot-operated transmission brake.
The Mercer Type 35R Raceabout defined the concept of “sports car”. It won races and the hearts of sporting drivers from its inception. Few automobiles can claim the distinction of having remained valuable throughout their histories. The Mercer Type 35R is one of them.
The 1913 Mercer Raceabout is among the most classic American-made cars. One of its defining features was a small, monocle windshield that was good for the driver, but useless for the passenger. Another interesting feature was the Mercer's gas-lamp lights, which were used even though electric lights were available. That's because they could be removed at race time, helping to minimize the car's weight. The car, considered advanced at the time, originally sold for $2,250.

A 1913 Mercer Raceabout sold for $2,530,000 in 2014