Friday, December 31, 2021

2003 Ferrari Enzo - $3.7m

Sackey & Co. recently set a new world record with the sale of a 2003 Ferrari Enzo. With a final price of $3.7m, it set a record for the highest sale price achieved online. This Enzo is in Grigio Titanio matched with Pelle Rosso interior. It is a specially ordered Ferrari Enzo, in US-spec and has 2,922 miles from new.
Ferrari produced 400 examples of the Enzo. Only 6 carry the nifty livery.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Vancouver McLaren owner not that bright

Vancouver is in the middle of an arctic outflow weather event bringing temperatures down to well below zero. This McLaren owner apparently didn't take an IQ test before purchasing his six figure vehicle. A billion hp on tap would not assist this damn dummy in getting out of his driveway.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

500 LFAs were produced during the 2-year production run with a base price around $400k. Included in the 500 were 64 ‘Nürburgring Package’ cars, a variant featuring an extra 10bhp, lightweight BBS magnesium wheels, carbon fibre front splitter, stiffer and more adjustable suspension, carbon fibre front canards, and a fixed carbon fibre rear wing. This example has 12,000 miles on the clock.

Power is a screaming 553 bhp with 354 lbs/ft of twist, giving a top speed of 202 mph. This LFA is currently listed for sale on in the U.K. with an asking price of £849,950.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro - $297k

This 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is a part of the huge and magnificent Rick Treworgy collection. Well over 200 vintage ’50s to early ’70’s muscle cars were part of Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida.

The Treworgy collection represents a serious cut into the roots of American muscle. This example made $297k in January 2021.

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Monday, December 20, 2021

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder succeeded the Carrera GT at the top of the car maker's heap, taking on other hybrid heavyweights of the mid-2010s like the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. A flat-plane 4.6-liter V8 with a 9,000-rpm redline teams up with dual electric motors to send 887 hp and 994 pound-feet of twist through a PDK dual-clutch seven-speed. Ceramic brakes and active aero like an adjustable rear wing round out its performance components.
This example is No. 465 of 918 produced and cost something around $840k. The car is expected to fetch between $1.2-$1.4m at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Arizona event on January 27th.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Ferrari 550 GTC leads RM Sotheby’s Paris Sale

A factory-owned 2003 Ferrari 550 GTC leads the RM Sotheby’s Paris 2022 classic car auction during Rétromobile Week. It's estimated at €2m – €2,5m.

1995 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI in “Jägermeister” livery.

1969 Abarth 2000 Sport Tipo SE010

Terradyne Gurkha LAPV

If things go apocalypse bad, there is a vehicle up for auction for that. Collecting Cars has a civilian example of the Terradyne Gurkha LAPV. (Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle) It boasts everything you would need, including a minimum B4 armour level rating, two fuel tanks, a heavyweight winch and a roof-mounted escape hatch. No machine guns though, this is the civilian version. The Terradyne Gurkha is based on the chassis of a Ford Super Duty F450 and was intended for law enforcement, though this example was used as a “private security model.” A 6.7-litre V8 has 25,335km on the odometer.

Monday, December 13, 2021

1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible - $605k

One of 117 produced, 32 known to exist. Most Impressive Postwar Car at Hershey Concours d'Elegance in 2015. Body designed by Carrozzeria Ghia. Restoration completed in 2015. Dodge D500 Hemi 315/260 HP engine with correct stamping. Test miles only on engine rebuild. Chrysler Powerflite transmission. Correct Carter WCFB 4-barrel carburetor. Correct Dual-Ghia Mallory distributor. Power steering. Power brakes.
The car made $605k in 2021 at Mecum HERE.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport - $495k

The track-only German supercar takes the Porsche 911 and dials everything up, packing a twin-turbocharged 3.8L flat-six paired with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transaxle with a limited-slip differential that works to deliver 700 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. This is example 39 of the 200 built. Finished in a red and white 917 Salzburg-style livery, this example has 120 miles on the clock.
The bad boy made $495k at Bring a Trailer.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Hennessey Venom F5

The F5’s engine is a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces over 1,792bhp at 8,000rpm and 1,192lb ft of torque at 5,000rpm making it the most powerful road car engine in the world. Top speed is claimed to be 301 mph. Hennessey predicts the car will accelerate from 0–186 mph (0–300 km/h) in under 10 seconds and from 0–249 mph (0–400 km/h) in 20 seconds. Transmission is a 7-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission with paddle-shifters, driving the rear wheels.
The car sports five drive modes: Sport, Wet, Track, Drag, and F5. The F5 is the epitome of power and can only be unleashed at 140 mph and beyond. Production is limited to 24 units, 12 of which were already sold by December 2020. The price of the car in the United States was initially US$1.6m, but later increased to US$2.1m for the remaining 12 units.
Hennessey announced in August that the last examples were snapped up at Monterey Car week.

1963 Corvette split window - squared

Bloomington Gold Certified. NCRS Top Flight winner. Gold Spinner award. Triple Crown winner. Factory fuel injected Split Window Coupe. Factory color combination of Riverside Red with Red leather interior. 150 miles since restoration. Fuel injected 327/360 HP V-8 engine. M20 4-speed manual transmission. 3.70 Positraction differential. $242k.
Unrestored with 4,553 original miles. Bloomington Gold certified in 1988. Regional NCRS Top Flight award in 1989. Original Riverside Red paint. Original Black standard interior. Late production car built in July 1963. 327/300 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission. Power windows. $176k.

Monday, December 6, 2021

2022 Countach LPI 800-4

Less than a week after its unveiling, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hybrid supercar is sold out. The Lamborghini Countach is limited to 112 units and they are spoken for. The car shares a platform with the Lamborghini Aventador, and uses a hybrid powertrain similar to the one from the Sián.
The V-12 engine makes 770 horsepower, while total system output is 803 hp. Lamborghini claims the Countach LPI 800-4 will do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and reach a 221-mph top speed. The new Countach will start (yes start) at $2.64m.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

1993 Jaguar XJ220 = £460k

A 1993 Jaguar XJ220 made £460,000. The Jag has hardly turned a wheel since it left the factory, showing a mere 613km on the clock from new - just 381 miles.
275 examples cost £470,000 new. Engine is a 3498cc, turbocharged V6 with 540bhp @ 7200rpm and 475lb ft @ 4500rpm through a six-speed manual. 0-60mph is 3.6 seconds.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Porsche leads charge at RM Sotheby

An iconic 1987 Porsche 959, one of the most advanced supercars of its era, boasting all-wheel drive and other high-performance features. This low-mileage example restored in Guard Red over black leather has an estimated value of $1.2m to $1.5m.
A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, a three-owner supercar in GT Silver with an Ascot Brown interior and driven 5,480 miles. Selling at no reserve and including a seven-piece luggage set, the Porsche is valued at $1m to $1.3m.
A 1955 BMW Gullwing, the only example in the factory colors of Dunkelgrau (dark gray) over beige with red-and-green plaid fabric seats. Extensively restored, the car is valued at $1.45m to $1.65m.
A 1964 300 SL roadster is the third-to-last car 300 SL delivered. It is in immaculate condition after a full cosmetic restoration. Complete with fitted luggage, books, tools and hardtop, the roadster is valued at $2.2m to $2.5m.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Pininfarina Battista

The Pininfarina Battista is an electric sports car manufactured by Automobili Pininfarina GmbH, headquartered in Munich, with roots in the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina. The car was publicly unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Four permanent magnet synchronous motors provide 1,900 hp and 1,741 pound-feet on tap. Thats 1.4 megawatts of power for cool folks. 0-60 MPH is 1.8 seconds with a top speed of 218 MPH. Range is 310 miles from its 120kWh battery. 150 examples are priced at a significant 2.3 million euros.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Top results at Amelia Island II

1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider. $2,452,500. The 36th of only 121 examples built. 1972 New York International Automobile Show car. Ferrari Classiche Certified and Platinum Winner at the Cavallino Classic. Retains its matching-numbers chassis, engine, and gearbox. Finished in original colors of Giallo Fly over Pelle Nera. Fewer than 13,500 original miles and known history from new.
1913 Mercer Type 35K Runabout. $2,425,000 This sale is a record for a Mercer. The car sold for $412,000 in 2004.
1992 Ferrari F40. $2,040,000. The F40 is powered by a mid-mounted, 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V-8. This car eclipsed the Haggerty #1 (Concours) condition value by nearly 25%. With just 3300 miles on its odometer, this is one of the last F40s produced for North America and might be best.
2020 Ford GT Mk II. $1,870,000. Decked in historic Le Mans livery, the car has just 15 miles on the odometer. GTs produce a paltry 647 hp compared to the 700 horses on tap from the Ford GT Mk II.
1969 Ford Big Oly Bronco. $1,870,000. Behold the most expensive truck ever sold at auction. A one-of-a-kind racer built for, raced by, and sold by Parnelli. It remains one of the most recognizable Broncos ever built.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale

57 miles. 3.9L/986 HP twin-turbocharged V-8 Hybrid drive engine. Automatic transmission. Extracampionario White exterior. Scuderia shields. Red interior. Daytona-style leather seats. Stitched White Cavallino. eManettino steering wheel. Heads up display. Dual zone climate control.
The 2022 SF90 Stradale and Spider models offer an electrified setup with 986 horsepower. It boasts a zero-to-60-mph time of just 2.0 seconds. Rock bottom base price was $508k.

The car crosses the block at Mecum.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 generates 769 horsepower, and the trio of electric motors provide 217 horsepower more. Net output is 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Vintage Porsches quickly rising in value

A 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 Touring sold for just under $1 million. Ferrari dominates the classic car market. Porsche dominates the next-up list. Blue chip cars in general have risen from an average value of $600,000 in 2007 to $2.6 million today. ("blue chip" autos are the most expensive, like Ferrari and Mercedes.) Vintage German-made cars jumped an average value of $150,000 in 2007 to $650,000.
Hagerty data that combines public auction sales and private sales shows that the 1974-1977 Porsche 911 has increased the most in average sale price of any classic car this year, with a jump of 154 per cent in value over 2014. That's more than anything from Aston Martin, Ferrari, or Lamborghini.

Auction houses offered more Porsches this year at the Monterey auctions than last year, especially 930s and 911 SC models.
Porsches-especially the 911s made between 1970 and 1980 and the 356 Speedsters made in the 1960s-have growing appeal. They are far more reliable than other vintage cars from the era. Their mechanically simple Volkswagen-approved engines run smoothly and easily, and their well-built components are easily found.
Porsches from this era have a wide entry point for prospective buyers.
Highlights at RM Sotheby's New York December 10th, 2015 auction included singer Janis Joplins iconic Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet. The car was expected to fetch $400,000. It made $1.7 million

It has been on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland since 1995.