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.

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).

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.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

2010 Dodge Viper ACR Final Edition -$110k

One of 50 Final Edition Vipers produced in 2010 and only 12 were ACR coupes. 290 miles. 8.4L V-10 engine. 6-speed manual transmission. Brembo calipers. Stoptech slotted rotors. Koni racing coilovers. Black interior with Red accents.

The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR Final Edition closed out the V-10-powered supercars.
The car made $110k at Mecum.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

16,485 miles. 1 of 58 Hemi Superbirds produced with 4-speed transmission. Original sheet metal. Restoration completed in 2002. Original born-with drivetrain. 426/425 HP Hemi V-8 engine Dual 4-barrel carburetors. 4-speed manual transmission. A33 Track Pack. Power steering. Power brakes with front discs. Alpine White with Black vinyl top and interior
Superbirds equipped with the top-of-the-line 426 cu in (7.0L) Hemi engine with a pair of four barrel Carter AFB carbs (2x4bbl) producing 425 hp could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
Developed specifically for NASCAR racing, the Superbird was a modified Road Runner, and was Plymouth's follow-on design to the Charger Daytona fielded by sister company Dodge. 1970 was its only production year.

This top end example appears at Mecum.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro

A new listing at Mecum is noteworthy. 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, R443 at Kissimmee 2021 is one of 201 cars sold in 1969, 171 with four speed transmissions and 30 with automatic. A Yenko Camaro came with COPO 9561, a Special performance package including a L-72 427/425hp motor, special ducted hood, dual exhaust system, increased cooling capacity and special suspension. Yenko Camaros also received COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion, which included a 140mph speedometer, 13/16" front stabilizer bar and 15x7 Rally Wheels with E70 raised lettered tires.
A top tier 1969 Yenko is a thing of extreme desire, often exceeding $300k. This new listing at Mecum is a known Yenko and an award winner.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

S/N 07967. 1 of 200 produced over a two year span. Extensive restoration completed in 2020. 3.3L Colombo V-12 engine. Three Weber twin-choke carburetors. Ansa exhaust system. Rated at 260 HP and 217 ft/lbs of torque. 5-speed manual gearbox. Independent front and rear suspension with unequal-length a-arms and coil springs. 4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

Introduced at the Paris Auto Show in 1964, the Ferrari 275 GT represented a significant leap forward for Ferrari.
Near the top of any Ferrari collector's list, Haggerty suggests a top tier 275 GTS is trending around $1.4m.

This example appears at Mecum.