Friday, October 30, 2020

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition - $102k

29 miles. Original MSRP of $130k. Window sticker still affixed. Supercharged 6.2L/638 HP LS9 engine 6-speed manual transmission with launch control. Carbon Flash Metallic exterior. Satin Black leather interior with Suede accents. Adjustable sport bucket seats. Variable ratio rack and pinion steering. Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with Red calipers. Factory 3ZR package.

The C6 Centennial Edition featured the PDE performance package. 0-60 comes in 3.5-seconds with the end of the ¼ mile at 126 miles-per-hour. GM’s LS9 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 pumps out 638hp and 604 pound feet of torque.
The 'as new' car appeared at Mecum. It made $102k.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC squared

1 of 600 produced. Extensive restoration completed in 2020. 3.9L Colombo V-12 engine. Three Weber twin-choke carburetors. 5-speed manual gearbox. Independent front and rear suspension with unequal-length a-arms and coil springs. 4-wheel disc brakes. Original Red leather upholstery. Air conditioning. Wood-rimmed steering wheel. Power windows. Veglia instruments. Restored Borrani wire wheels. HERE
45,798 miles since new. Original 3,967cc V-12 engine. Triple Weber carburetors. 5-speed manual gearbox. Factory air conditioning, Power 4-wheel disc brakes, 4-corner independent suspension. Power windows. Borrani chrome wire wheels. Becker Europa AM/FM radio. Cuoio leather interior refreshed in 2013. HERE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 - $28,600

1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 presented as Lot S152 at Mecum Indianapolis. Oldsmobile’s premiere muscle car of the 1960s, the 442 was the choice upscale muscle car.

The 442 started out as a performance package for the 1964 F85 and Cutlass. Starting in 1964, “442” stood for a 4-speed manual, a 4-bbl carburetor, and dual exhausts – all of which were standard.
By 1970 the 442 had Oldsmobile’s big-block 455 V8 which was rated at 365 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The W-30’s advertised horsepower figure was underrated by Oldsmobile and was over 400hp. The W-30 package included a performance tuned Rochester Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor, a high performance cam, and a lightweight free-flow aluminum intake manifold. A set of high-performance cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds completed the picture.

The W-30 had enough juice to frighten most drivers when the pedal hit the floor.
The 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 is widely considered the best Oldsmobile muscle car ever built.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback - $214k

Shelby no. 01953. No expense-spared rotisserie restoration performed by Randy Delisio. 428 Police Interceptor engine. Dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors. Finned Cobra valve covers, oil pan and air cleaner. 4-speed manual transmission. Power steering. Power brakes with front discs. Nightmist Blue with White Lemans stripes. Lightweight fiberglass hood, trunk and side air and brake scoops. Black bucket seat interior. Wood-rimmed steering wheel. Pushbutton AM radio. Roll bar. Inboard fog lamps. Shelby cast aluminum 10-spoke wheels. Listed in the Shelby Registry.
The GT500 was added to the line up in 1967 and came equipped with a "Ford Cobra" FE Series 428 cu in (7.0 L) V8 with two 600 CFM Holley four-barrel carburetors sitting atop a mid-rise aluminum intake manifold. Other upgrades included Holley BJ/BK carburetors, manifolds, RUGS-1 transmission, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end, braking system with KH calipers and drums, a louvered hood, inboard driving lights, optional 10-spoke wheels with Goodyear tires.
2048 Shelby GT500 Fastbacks were produced in 1967. This top end example made $214k against an estimate of $150k to $200k.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertibles

Restored. 39,000 miles. Venetian Red exterior with Polo White coves. Power Pack. Powerglide automatic transmission. Red interior. Heater. Tachometer. Windshield washers. Radio delete. HERE
Frame-off restoration. 75,988 miles. Venetian Red exterior with Polo White coves. 4-speed manual transmission. Radio, heater, tachometer. HERE

Sunday, October 18, 2020

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback - $225k

KK no. 2399. Comprehensive restoration using NOS parts. 429/375 HP 820-T V-8 engine. Close ratio 4-speed transmission. Factory Drag Pack. 3.91 Traction-Lok rear end. Competition suspension. Power brakes with front discs. Front spoiler. Grabber Blue with White interior. Clarion knit Corinthian vinyl bucket seats. Center console. AM radio. Hurst T-handle shifter. Rim Blow Deluxe steering wheel.
>The ultimate rendition of muscle was the 7.0L Boss 429s built only in 1969-70. Under the hood scoop is a NASCAR-bred 429/375 HP 820-T V-8 engine complete with displacement valve cover callouts, lip-seal air cleaner and OEM-level detailing. This is the Boss.
This top tier car made $225k against an estimate of $200k to $250k

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Pair of Corvettes lead at Mecum

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe. Matching numbers 327/360 HP engine. 4-speed transmission. Riverside Red exterior. Power windows, steering and brakes. Knock-off wheels Rotisserie restoration.

Chevrolet’s 327 CI small-block V-8 topped out with the fuel-injected L84 option delivering 360 HP. 2,610 of the 21,513 Corvettes built for 1963 were equipped with the L84, priced at a huge $430.
The one year only design split window is considered one of the most desirable classic corvettes. This top end example made $165k
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. 390 miles. 6.2L/495 HP V-8 engine. 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Rapid Blue with Sky Cool Grey interior and Torch Red seatbelts. GT2 bucket seats. 2LT package featuring premium infotainment system with navigation, heads up display, curb view front cameras and rear camera mirror. Z51 package featuring Performance brakes and suspension, rear spoiler and High Performance tires. $107,800

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Chester Collection

The Chester Collection offers an assemblage of highly collectible sports cars, all finished in silver or black. Comprised of 10 post-war models in all, it's led by a rare silver 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupé and a recently-restored silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon. Other gems include a silver 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon, a black 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta, and a black 1972 Maserati Ghibli ‘SS’ 4.9-litre Coupé, and a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible
The cars cross the block at Bonhams.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

SCCA rules required Dodge to sell production editions of it's track car, and Dodge responded with the Challenger T/A. Race cars ran a destroked 305ci version of a 340ci V-8. It had a four-barrel carb and 440 bhp. Street T/As kept the 340, but upped that with a trio of two-barrel Holleys on top of an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold. The T/A carried the same 290 bhp rating as four-barrel 340s, though that was actually closer to 350 bhp.
The T/A wasn't a consistent SCCA winner, and its street sibling wasn't a road racer, succumbing to debilitating understeer around corners. Only 989 examples left the factory with a 4-speed manual gearbox. This car is finished in Go Mango Orange.
The car appears at Mecum.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

1967 Chevrolet SS 427 - $118k

1 of 11 ID-suffix special high performance L72 427/425 HP engines built for the 1967 passenger car. The only example known to still exist. Frame-off restoration completed in 2010. Cast iron block, square port cylinder heads. Forged crankshaft and aluminum pistons. Mechanical valve lifters. Twin snorkel air cleaner. Holley 780 CFM carburetor. Aluminum intake manifold. Cast exhaust manifolds, dual exhaust. Muncie M21 4-speed transmission. 4.56 Moroso Power Brute differential. Power steering. Hydraulic drum brakes. Emerald Turquoise with Black vinyl top.
2,124 Chevrolet SS 427s were produced in 1967 with an original list price‎ of ‎$4,906.
Introduced in 1966, the L-72 V-8 engine was rated at 425hp, a number that exists somewhere between seriously underrated and ludicrous. The first high-performance Mark IV engines, issued in 1965, were, yet were rated at the same 425hp.
An 'ordinary' SS 427 is special. The SS 427 was only offered from 1967 through 1969 and remains respected.

This example crossed the block at Mecum's.

1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopica’

One of 158 Countach LP400 ‘Periscopicas’ made, chassis 1120064 is presented in its original Blu Metallizzato livery. The LP400 Countach was unveiled in prototype form at the 1973 Geneva Auto Show and entered production the following year.

Featuring scissor doors, origami-like bodywork, a periscope-style rearview mirror, and a four-liter V-12, the original Countach is the definitive Italian supercar of the 1970s.
The word ‘Periscopica’ refers to the roof mounted periscope used by the early Countach to provide some semblance of rearward visibility – the channel in the roof reflected light into the rear-vision mirror which gave the driver some vague idea of what was behind him.

The thundering 3929cc DOHC V12 was capable of 375hp at 8,000 rpm through a 5-speed transmission, 4-wheel independent suspension with stopping power provided by 4-wheel disc brakes. This example appears at Gooding and carries an estimate of $900k to $1.1m.

Friday, October 9, 2020

1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

1 of 3,799 Super 88 Convertibles produced in 1958. 371 CI Golden Rocket V-8 engine. J2 Tri-Power induction. Hydra-Matic transmission. Independent coil spring front suspension and longitudinal rear leafs. Power steering. Hydraulic power brakes.

Red with White convertible top. Two-tone Red and White interior. Factory air conditioning. Power windows. Power convertible top. Trans-Portable AM radio. Power antenna.
The full-size Oldsmobile 88 was produced until 1999 and became the top-selling line for 24 years.The 1958 Oldsmobile lineup included the entry-level Dynamic 88, mid-level Super 88, and the 98. The Super 88 shared its V8 engine with the 98. It was a 371 cubic-inch 'Golden Rocket' engine equipped with a Quadra-Jet four-barrel carburetor that delivered 305 horsepower at 4,600 RPM.
This example appears at Mecum.

Monday, October 5, 2020

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

10,234 miles. 4.9L/380 HP V-12 engine. Electronic fuel injection. 5-speed manual transmission. Gated shifter. Bianco with Brown leather interior.

The gated shifter ensures precise cog changes of the 5-speed manual transaxle, sending power to the 5-lug aluminum star wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport rubber
The heart of the Testarossa is a 4.9L flat-12 with quad overhead cams, Bosch K-Jetronic electronic fuel injection and a dry-sump lubrication system working to make 380 HP and 347 lb-ft of torque.
This example appears at Mecum.

Zanardi Edition Acura NSX - $277k

Zanardi Edition NSXs are considered one of the most desirable trims sold in the U.S. 51 were built. At a ridiculous $277k it seems the market for nineties supercars of this ilk is going mad.