Monday, December 21, 2020

2020 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Your Ferrari deserves a level of protection. This Ferrari 458 Speciale has been tuned to not only produce more power out of its 4.5-liter turbocharged V-8 engine, but to also carry proper protection in the form of armor. For a bargain $28,000, 'Add Armor' will fit your Ferrari with armor that’s supposedly 10 times stronger than ballistic steel without compromising the Ferrari’s performance capabilities.
Nifty composites, Add Armor calls them “laminated synthetic armoring materials”, are the answer. The engine now produces a total of 637 horsepower and a little over 400 pound-feet of torque, all while adding just 67lbs.

Your armored Ferrari 458 Speciale can still hit a top speed of 202 mph and make 0-to-60-mph in 2.8 seconds.

RM Sotheby’s Paris 2020 – Top Ten Auction Results

The top result at the RM Sotheby’s Paris 2020 sale went to the restored, matching-numbers 1958 BMW 507 Series II that changed hands for €1,996,250.

1. 1958 BMW Roadster Series II – €1,996,250
2. 1964 Porsche 904 GTS – €1,917,500
3. 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – €1,523,750

4. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – €1,073,750
5. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – €764,375
6. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 – €623,750
7. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta – €522,500
8. 1939 Delahaye 135 Roadster – €455,000
9. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 ‘Red Pig’ Replica – €432,500
10. 1992 Jaguar XJ220 – €398,750

A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS sold for €1,917,500.
A 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport made €1,5m.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Lamborghini collection heads to auction

RM Sotheby’s is holding a two-part auction in Paris on February 13th. A single-owner Lamborghini collection heads to auction.

Including most of Lamborghini's greatest hits, the catalogue features a 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 (450k-550k euros), 1968 Lamborghini Espada Series 1 (180k-220k euros), a 1969 Lamborghini Islero GTS (400k-450k euros), a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (2,1m-2,5m euros), a 1977 Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ (750k-900k euros) and a 1984 Countach LP500 S (300k-350k euros).

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Andrews Collection

Restored Shell Gas Pump $6,900
The sale of much of Paul and Chris Andrews’ classic car collection figured to be huge, and it was, with 78 vehicles and some cherished automobilia and other items selling May 6, 2016 for in excess of $53.88 million, which RM Sotheby’s claims is a record for a single-vendor automobile auction.

Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, began collecting cars around 15 years ago. The quality of the Andrews’ collection is reflected in the fact that 16 of their vehicles sold for $1 million or more.
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone $1,320,000

Packard Approved Service Neon Sign $16,100

1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster $528,000

1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Murphy $1,925,000

1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron $231,000

1910 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS Demi-Tonneau $852,500

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupe $253,000

1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected' $170,500

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $451,000

1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe by LeBaron $1,320,000

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina $2,860,000

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,842,500

1965 Shelby GT350 R $770,000

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina $7,645,000

1953 Cadillac Eldorado $291,500

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 'Raindrop' Prototype $324,500

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible $429,000

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz $3,630,000

Friday, December 18, 2020

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible

4,257cc F-head inline 6-cylinder engine. Stromberg carburetor. 4-speed manual gearbox. Independent front suspension with coil springs. Live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. 4-wheel servo-assisted drum brakes.

Thomas Manville Jr. was a man of extravagant tastes. The industrial heir who inherited a $10 million fortune in 1925 at the age of 31 was married 13 times to 11 different women, and he was equally enthusiastic about his automobiles. This Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was a favorite of his.
Completed in 1947 in Crewe, England, the chassis was specified for the U.S. and delivered to New York Rolls-Royce distributor and coachbuilder J.S. Inskip. It cost a staggering $22,500. Manville put the car up for sale in 1952, whereupon the New York Times described it as the “most expensive Rolls-Royce convertible ever sold in the USA.”
Chassis number WZB36, the second and last Inskip drophead coupe, made $570k in 2017. The car is estimated at $700k to $800k.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

2014 Corvette C7.R - $950k

This Corvette C7.R is the third chassis built by Pratt & Miller after it introduced the C7.R for the 2014 racing season. No. 3 is the winningest Corvette C7.R in existence. Its winning record began when Corvette Racing took back-to-back victories at Long Beach and Laguna Seca in 2014. The team went on to win both the 6 Hours of the Glen and Mosport with the car as well. In 2015 Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe raced to victory at the 2015 24 Hours of Daytona and 2015 12 Hours of Sebrin. The trio also took a podium at Mosport with the car that year.
Pratt & Miller recently installed a fresh engine in the car which was dyno tested at 574 horsepower. The Corvette C7.R is powered by a race-bred small block 5.5L V8 engine, which is paired with a six-speed sequential transaxle. If you have $950k handy best move fast, it's highly collectible.

The race team recently delivered the car from its Michigan headquarters to high-end car seller Fantasy Junction for consignment.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Lamborghini SC20

Lamborghini says the SC20 is the ‘most extreme open version of a road-legal V12 supercar’. The bespoke carbon-fiber body was designed with optimum aerodynamics in mind.

The car packs a 6.5-litre V12 punching out 760bhp and 531lb ft of torque through a seven-speed single-clutch gearbox driving all four wheels. This is the same engine and drivetrain found in the Aventador SVJ on which the SC20 is based.
The one-of-one SC20 surely isn't for everybody. While there’s no word about price, it’s safe to assume that if you're asking price you'll never have one.

One can safely assume the car is a tad more expensive than a boring $573,966 Aventador SVJ Roadster.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The new 911 Turbo S boasts 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque on tap to all 4 corners courtesy of an equally new 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine. The 911 Turbo S reaches 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and covers the ¹/₄ mile in 10.5 seconds onto a top speed of 205 mph.

Power is sent through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system can send up to 62 percent of the engine's power to the front axle. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Active Suspension Management, 255/35 R20 front and 315/30 R21 rear Pirelli P Zero PZ4s are standard.
Base price is $204,850
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is an engineering marvel.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV

One of 549 Ram Air IV GTO Hardtops produced with 4-speed in 1969. NOS parts used in Concours restoration completed in 2020. Correct Ram Air IV 400 CI V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Factory 4.33 gears. Espresso Brown Metallic exterior. Black Vinyl top with black interior. Bench seat. Hurst shifter.

While not 1 of the 239 1969 Ram Air IV GTO Judges, the 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV still demands respect. The Quadra-Jet V8 produced 370 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 445 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm. The car appears at Mecum.

Monday, December 7, 2020

1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

It's impossible to say which is the greatest Ferrari of all time. The 275 GTS/4 NART Spider makes a compelling case for itself when it very rarely comes up for sale. It's an occasion anytime a NART Spider comes up for sale because only 10 were built.

Based on the 275 GTB coupe, Ferrari built the NART Spider at the request of Luigi Chinetti, the official U.S. importer for Ferrari.
A 3.3-liter Colombo V12 made 300 hp with six twin-throat Weber carburetors, spinning a five-speed gearbox. A one-owner 275 GTS/4 NART Spider sold for $27.5 million at a charity auction in 2013.
The final Ferrari NART Spider ever built was consigned for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction in 2016.

Estimated at €19m to €23m the car did not change hands.

Haggerty suggests a Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider in concours condition is trending around $22.8m