Wednesday, March 31, 2021

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV - €2,423,750

The top sale at a recent RM Sothebys event was a newly restored, Polo Storico certified 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone that reached a sale price of €2,423,750.
In 1997 the Miura underwent a 4-year extensive restoration. The chassis, interior, and bodywork were restored to an as-new condition, along with rebuilding the engine and gearbox.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake - $5.9m

The only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake built personally for Carroll Shelby made $5.9m. It is the most valuable 427 Cobra ever sold at public auction. CSX 3015 (Lot #1396) is one of 23 competition roadsters built. It was transformed for racing for Carroll Shelby into the Super Snake and reclassified as 427 Cobra Semi-Competition. Shelby American added twin Paxton superchargers to the 427ci V8 and mated it to a 3-speed automatic transmission.

Monday, March 29, 2021

1970 Ford Torino Twister Special - $236k

Ford’s “Twister Special” was a regional promotion out of the Kansas City district in support of the Kansas City International Raceway. One of 90 Torino Twister Specials produced in 1970. One of 30 produced with a 4-speed manual transmission. Original build sheets and window sticker. Matching numbers 429 Cobra Jet V-8 engine. Rochester carburetor 4-barrel carburetor. Close ratio 4-speed transmission 3.50 Traction-Lok differential.
All the Torino Cobra Twister Specials were 429's either CJ or SCJ. All were in Vermilion (Calypso Coral).
The car appeared without reserve at Mecum.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 - $825k

Behold the mighty 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, appearing as LOT R479 at Mecum Kissimmee.

The 1969 Camaro with the uber rare, all-aluminum, 427-cubic-inch ZL-1 big-block was designed for racing. Chevrolet rated the ZL1 at 430 hp @ 5200 rpm and 450 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm. Dyno tests of factory ZL1s revealed their output was more in the 550hp range. 69 ZL-1 Camaros were built.
First. Most powerful. Quickest. One Chevy combines them all: the 1969 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro.

It went a step beyond the 427 Yenko and even the mighty L88 Corvette. A batch of '69 Camaros came with a version of the 427-cid V-8 used by the all-conquering Can-Am Chaparral. This was another very special Central Office Production Order. COPO 9560. These are the rarest of all 1969 Camaros.
The 427 was called the ZL1. It was similar to the most-potent iteration of the aluminum-head L88, but it was the first production Chevy engine to also have an aluminum block. It had a 430-bhp factory rating, but was well over 500 bhp.

All this came at a price: $4,160 for the ZL1 engine alone, pushing the car's sticker to a ridiculous $7,200.
Two 1969 ZL1 Camaros were offered as a matched pair in 2018. Numbers 18 and 30 of the 69 Chevy built. The pair made $1.2m.
This 1969 ZL-1 sold for $1,094,500, in January at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale. In 2017 the car changed hands for $770k. The only Camaro to sell at auction for seven figures now has it's original engine. The ZL-1 featured rectangular-port, open-chamber aluminum heads, and a forged crank, connecting rods, and pistons. It featured a solid-lifter camshaft.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

2019 McLaren Senna - $1m

Unveiled to the world in late 2017, the McLaren Senna was still in production as of 2020. All 500 units of the track-ready supercar have been sold before it made its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This example crossed the block in January for $1m. The Senna was priced from almost $1m when new and this example is fitted with $360k worth of options. The supercar was driven for only 450 miles, so the hit is significant. Drivetrain includes a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 that boasts 789 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. The Senna hits 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 211 mph.

Monday, March 22, 2021

1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

1 of 2,399 produced. 29,000 miles. Fresh restoration. Less than 500 miles driven since restoration. 340/290 HP V-8 Six Pack engine. Automatic transmission. Go Mango exterior. Black interior.
The T/A model was created for the SCCA Trans Am racing series. Rules at the time required a minimum number of vehicles be built with the special parts intended to be used in racing. The unique 340/290 HP V-8 Six Pack engine was only ever offered in these SCCA releases. This only-year-made 1970 Challenger T/A remains highly desirable. 2,399 were created. (989 4-speeds, 1,410 auto)
The car appears at Mecum.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Ferraris headline Glendale Mecum

On March 20 some 1,200 odd cars crossed the block, headlined by Steve Todhunter’s collection, which includes 20 vehicles with seven pristine, low-mile Ferraris.
The F12tdf was limited to 799 units. The 6.3-liter V12 produces 769 hp at 8,500 rpm and 520 lb-ft through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. This example has 449 miles on the clock. The supercar is capable of sprinting to 60 mph (96 kph) in less than three seconds and exceed the 210-mph (338-kph) mark. The car was originally owned by Roger Penske. It made $880k against an estimate of $900k - $1m.
599 Ferrari 599 GTOs were produced worldwide with 125 assigned to the U.S. market. Its front-midmounted 6.0L V-12 engine generates 661 peak HP and 458 lb-ft of torque through a 6-speed F1 automatic gearbox. Top speed is pegged at 208 MPH. 175 miles. The car made $770k, besting a $750k high estimate.
2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina. 1,507 Miles. No. 4 of 448 produced. Fiorano handling package. 5.5L/485 HP 48-valve 65-degree V-12 engine. Four overhead camshafts. 6-speed manual transmission. The car made $440k.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

1967 Corvette L88 - $2.69m

One of 20 L88 Corvettes produced in 1967. The only Duntov and Triple Diamond-awarded 1967 Corvette L88 still equipped with its original engine. The only known Sunfire Yellow L88 Corvette. Bloomington Gold Certified. Participated in the L88 Explosion display at Bloomington Gold in 2018. NCRS Top Flight Award.
The coupe has undergone a 10-year, frame-off restoration with each component, nut and bolt sourced from the original car or from NOS suppliers.

The car features a heavy-duty M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed transmission, K66 transistorized ignition, J56 heavy-duty disc brakes, J50 power brakes, F41 heavy duty suspension, C48 heater delete, and a cowl induction L88 hood.
The last 1967 L88 Corvette coupe sold for $3.8m at Barrett-Jackson in 2014.

Porsches lead at Mecum

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. One of 1,580 produced. Touring version. Restored by the Porsche Factory in Stuttgart. Finished in POR 908 Grand Prix White with Blue accents. 33,970 miles. Matching numbers 2.7L Flat Six engine. Bosch mechanical fuel injection. 5-speed manual gearbox. Limited slip differential. $495k. HERE
2019 Porsche 911 Speedster. 32 miles. No. 1,370 of 1,948 produced. Finished in Paint-To-Sample Signal Yellow non-metallic, $12,830 option. 4.0L Flat 6-cylinder engine. 6-speed GT Sports manual transmission. $440k. HERE

Friday, March 19, 2021

Pagani Huayra R

The track only monster features a bespoke naturally aspirated engine, dubbed the Pagani V12-R. It displaces 6.0 liters and offers up 850 hp at 8250 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque between 5500 and 8300 rpm. Redline is a screaming 9000 rpm. Pagani says the engine weighs 436 pounds and is bolted directly to the carbon-fiber monocoque frame.
Pagani targeted a downforce figure of 2204 lbs at 199 mph. The Huayra R starts at 2.6m euros plus tax. Pagani plans to build 30 examples.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster $1.37m

CSX3318. Restored in 2018 to original as-delivered spec. Correct 427 CI side oiler V-8 engine. Correct 4-barrel carburetor and intake. 4-speed manual transmission. Factory correct Rangoon Red. Sunburst knock-off wheels. History listed in the Shelby Registry.

The car made $1.37m against an estimate of $1.3m to $1.5m.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Sixty-one examples of the Aston Martin V12 Zagato were built, despite an initial planned production run of 150 units. The car is powered a 6.0-liter quad-cam V12 totaling 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That is routed to the rear rubber via a six-speed manual.
This 2013 Zagato V12 is currently up for auction on Bring A Trailer. Bid is $ 500k

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Zagato


Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2
Coachbuilding is the art of designing and making spectacular bodywork for existing cars. Among the most legendary is Italy's Zagato. Founded by Ugo Zagato in 1919, operations mostly focus on lower volume works.

 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Monday, March 15, 2021

Replica Batmobile

A replica Batmobile of the one driven by Michael Keaton in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, is up for grabs. It’s offered at Bonham’s MPH March Auction in London where it’s expected to bring £20k-30k. This Batmobile is powered by a 5.7-liter small block Chevy on a chassis from a first generation Ford Mustang.
The car was built over a decade ago by a UK businessman. The bill for the build was around £150,000k.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

1970 Ford Mustang boss 429 Fastback

KK No. 2252. 429 CI V-8 engine. Close ratio 4-speed transmission. Factory Drag Pack. 3.91 Traction-Lok differential. Competition suspension. Power steering. Power brakes with front discs. Functional Ram Air hood. Trunk mounted battery.
KK no. 2401. 7,745 miles. Concours restoration. 429 CI V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission. Grabber Blue exterior. $250,000 - $300,000.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

2021 Lamborghini Sian

Unveiled ahead of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Sian is powered by a V-12 producing 808hp @ 8500rpm and an electric motor providing 43 more. The Sian is Lambo’s first mass-produced hybrid, limited to 63 coupés and 19 convertible versions. All 82 have been sold.
Power travels to an all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission. The Sian is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds before maxing out at a top speed of 217 mph. Each unit of the Lamborghini Sian is priced at $3.6m.