Thursday, May 30, 2019

1939 Porsche Type 64

The advent of World War II saw Dr. Ferdinand Porsche forced to shift focus. He retained a vision to produce a lighter, faster version of his car. The Type 64 shares the same drivetrain and suspension as the Type 1 Volkswagen, it is otherwise very different. The chassis and riveted alloy body utilize WWII aircraft technology, while the original air-cooled flat-four engine was tuned to 32 bhp.
Only a single Type 64 survived the war. In 1997, the Type 64 changed hands for just the second time in six decades.

“This is Porsche’s origin story, the car that birthed the company’s legend, and it offers collectors what is likely an unrepeatable opportunity to sit in the seat of Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche."
This is the most historically important of all Porsche cars, period. It's a remarkable relic.
There is no estimate being offered for one of the most significant cars in Porsche's history. Millions certainly.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko S/C Stage II

The 2019 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro boasts a LT1-based 6.8-liter V-8 engine supercharged to achieve 1,000-hp. There are plans to build 25 Stage II cars. Each will cost $67k more than a 2019 Camaro SS with the 1LE package. Thus the cheapest Yenko Camaro is something around $112k. A few other options such as hood and stripe graphics, and embroidered headrests will push the price up further.
An Orange Crush 2019 Camaro Yenko S/C Stage II with 25 miles on the odometer hammered for $170,500 at Barrett Jackson this spring.

Monday, May 27, 2019

1983 Delorean DMC-12

The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by John DeLorean's DeLorean Motor Company, or DMC, for the American market from model years 1981 through 1983. The car became widely known for its lack of power and poor performance, which didn't match the expectations created by its looks and price tag.

By the 1990s the DeLorean became iconic for its appearances as the time machine in the Back to the Future franchise.
Over the course of about 24 months spanning three model years, about 9,000 DeLoreans were made before production halted in early 1983.

1983 Delorean DMC-12 $31,900

Sunday, May 26, 2019

1948 Tucker

1948 Tucker. It might please Preston Tucker that the 47 surviving examples of the 51 cars he built are among the most valuable, desirable, and popular American cars in the world.

They draw the most attention and invariably draw crowds to any museum at which they are displayed.
This car was one of 13 originally finished in Maroon, and one of eight late-production cars completed in the closed-down factory by former employees. It was eventually sold at the bankruptcy auction of October 1950.

The car underwent complete restoration to authentic original condition in 2007.
The Tucker 48 featured an H-6 (horizontally opposed), OHV, 334 ci developing 166 bhp and 372 lb⋅ft torque.

This concours quality car made $ 1.8m.
The most recognizable feature of the Tucker '48, was a third directional headlight (the "Cyclops Eye"). It would activate at steering angles of greater than 10 degrees to light the car's path around corners.

See ----->The Tucker 48

Saturday, May 25, 2019

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/N03

In 1963 the ultimate Sting Ray incorporated Regular Production Options Z06 and N03. The "Special Performance Equipment" option was combined with the RPO N03 36 gallon fuel tank. 63 of the 199 Z06s produced were built with that option. Stored in a garage/barn for 51 years. Extensive body-off restoration in 2017. Z06 special heavy duty brakes and suspension. Original matching numbers 327/360 HP engine. 4-speed manual transmission.
The Z06 combined the most powerful Corvette engine, the L84 327/360 HP Rochester fuel-injected small-block V-8, with a mandatory close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission and 3.70 Positraction rear end. Heavy-duty springs and shocks and a larger-diameter front sway bar were included, as were monster brakes. This 1963 Z06 coupe retains its original matching-numbers driveline.
An amazing barn find. Documented with the dealer invoice and deposit check receipt from 1965.
This example failed to change hands against an estimate of $550,000 - $650,000

Thursday, May 23, 2019

1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible - $ 1.17m

1 of only 12 BBL Automatic Cuda Convertibles produced in 1971. Documented with the original broadcast sheet. Extensive restoration completed with original and NOS parts. Believed to be 21,026 miles. 440 BBL engine. Dual exhaust with chrome tips. D32 Heavy duty automatic transmission. A34 Super Track Pak with 4.10 gears. Power brakes. FE5 Bright Red with Black convertible top.
Multi-carbureted Mopar E-body convertibles of the early 1970s are among the most highly desired vehicles on the market.

Under the scalloped sport hood is the 440 6-BBL engine of 385 hp.
Built under the A34 Super Track Pak code, this car came with the D32 heavy-duty A727 automatic and a Dana 60 differential featuring 4.10 gearing.
Final-year 1971 Cuda convertibles are well established among enthusiasts as the ultimate Muscle Car.

While the 7 Hemi Cuda convertibles stand at the top as the most valuable engine-option for 1971, the 17 Cuda convertibles built with the V-code 440 6-BBL engine command the same respect. $1.17m
Rarity and exclusivity describe the final year Cuda and go far in explaining their high values.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

1961 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider

Formerly owned by actor James Coburn, the rare Nero Black covered headlight Spyder caused a frenzy.
In 2008 a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder set a world record auction price of US$11m. 56 of the cars were built in 1961.
The long lost jewel was from the Baillon Collection. The Artcurial-Retromobile 2015 sale featured a Ferrari California Spider SWB, one of 37 with covered headlights, completely original.
The unrestored car made $18.5m - far above estimates and, despite its condition, the most ever paid for a 250 GT of any kind.

The words “California Spider” stir up emotions of la dolce vita and the finest motoring experience that one can imagine. The car features incredible drop-top styling by Pininfarina and Scaglietti, a growling Colombo 3.0-litre V-12 engine, space for two plus their luggage, and race-bred performance.
This stunning 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider made $17.16m in 2015, the last public sale.
Many consider these cars to be the best convertible Ferraris ever.

Cal Spiders are always at the very top of car collecting’s heap and have appreciated massively reflecting that status. In a January 2000 auction, a top condition 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider sold for $1,265,000

Monday, May 20, 2019