Monday, May 31, 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.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

1968 Miura P400 S

Between 1968 and 1971 Lamborghini made 338 examples of the Miura. Equipped with a transverse-mounted 350-hp V12 and five-speed gearbox as a P400 in 1966, the 1968 S version was tweaked with structural improvements and an additional 20 horsepower for 370.
This 1968 Miura P400 S with bodywork by Bertone will cross the block in June at Gooding & Company. It's expected to bring $1m+.

Friday, May 28, 2021

1974 AMC Hornet X Hatchback

The AMC Hornet is a compact, manufactured and marketed by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in a single generation from model years 1970 through 1977 — in sedan, wagon, and hatchback coupe. The Hornet became an important vehicle and platform for AMC, serving the company in one form or another for eighteen years, until the 1988 model year. Prices began at $2,298 for the base model two-door sedan in 1974 with the more popular new hatchback going for $2,449.
Engines incorporated new emissions controls and the choices on all Hornets included two I6s, the standard 232 cu in (3.8 L) or a 258 cu in (4.2 L) version, as well as two V8s, the base 304 cu in (5.0 L) or the 175 hp 360 cu in (5.9 L).

Demand for muscle cars had disappeared by 1973, but the Hornet was a relatively light car. A Hornet hatchback with the 360 V8 was tested by Car and Driver. The 0-60 time was 8.4 seconds. The optional SC/360 package came the engine, hood scoop, special upholstery and wheels, and a stripe that ran along the fender and door tops and around the rear window.
The car is perhaps best remembered for the barrel roll stunt in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun.'

Pagani Zonda Revolucion up for grabs

A 1 of 5, track only Pagani Zonda Revolucion is up for auction. A 6.0-liter V12 AMG engine pumps out 800 horsepower and more than 550 pound-feet of twist. Pagani's heavier and boring Zonda R is capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:47. The Revolucion scoffs at this.
It's likely this is the car Pagani brought to the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, which was sold to a customer in Japan. At that time, the price was estimated at around $3m.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Top Lots at 2021 Amelia Island

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Torpedo Convertible Coupe. $5,725,000 Presale estimates pegged the droptop for around $4m. It net a Best-in-Class finish at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster. With a fully independent suspension and an on-demand Roots supercharger, the 500K was a mechanical wonder. This car sold for $4.9m, representing Bonham’s biggest sale at Amelia Island.
1995 Ferrari F50 Coupe. $3,772,500. Ferrari’s followup to the F40 was a naturally aspirated V-12 that had its genesis in F1 racing. A technological tour de force, the F50 was the last Ferrari supercar to offer both a manual transmission and open-air driving. The #1 (Concours) value of these supercars has been around $2.2m so this $3.77m result exceeded expectations.
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria. Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission. $2.9m
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe. $2,810,000 The 275 saw the Columbo V-12 grow to 3.3 liters. This grand tourer spent 47 years with a single owner. One of just 330 produced over three years, chassis 10987 was the recipient of a two-year restoration and maintains its numbers-matching V-12 engine and transmission.

2020 McLaren Speedtail - $3.2m

The McLaren Speedtail was unveiled 2 years ago and all 106 units were sold out despite an almost $2m price. One crossed the block at RM Sotheby's on Jan. 22. The car is Speedtail number 36. The car has a hybrid powertrain built around a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, producing a total of 1,055 hp and 848 pound-feet of torque.
0-186 mph comes in 12.8 seconds onto a 250-mph top speed. This example has 30 miles on the odometer. The car brought $3.2m against an estimate of $3.5m to $4.5m.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda

44 examples of the 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda were built for Canada, and one of them is up for grabs, offered by Blenheim, Ontario-based Collector Car Productions. This HEMI ‘Cuda was sold with zero miles on the clock by Johnson Motor Co. for $5,709.71. That’s $39,490 adjusted for inflation. Rated at 425 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 490 pound-feet (664 Nm) at 4,000 rpm, the motor is topped off by two four-barrel carburetors.
The car shows a scant 17,386 miles (27,980 kilometers)

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. EST. $150,000 - $175,000.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 - $170k

Original CRV LS6 454/450 HP engine. Correct 3967477 carburetor. Original M22 4-speed transmission. CRW 4.10 Positraction. Power steering and front disc brakes. F41 suspension. Tilt steering column. Cowl induction hood. Bucket seats with console. Padded dash, AM radio. SS wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires. 29,453 original miles.
The LS6 bludgeoned all challengers for its title as King of the Streets. Sitting atop the muscle car food chain in 1970 was Chevy's SS Chevelle. Not the lame SS454, but the King Kong, RPO Z15. Checking off this option delivered a 450 hp, 454 cubic inch solid lifter behemoth that cranked out 500 lbs.-ft. of twist.
4,475 LS6 Chevelles were built but there is no break down to separate coupe, convertible and El Caminos in that total. Price guides put the values at $150k on the high end for a Chevelle hardtop and $166k for a convertible. This example appears at Mecum.

1967 Shelby GT500 fastback - $170,500

Shelby no. 02680. No expense spared restoration. 427 Side Oiler engine with dyno sheet and receipts. Original sheet metal and fiberglass. Dual 4-barrel carburetors. Finned aluminum valve covers and air cleaner. Toploader 4-speed manual transmission. Power steering. Power front disc brakes.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Porsche 917 KH

This 1970 Porsche 917K, chassis # 917 031/026, is the vehicle that challenged at the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans with Mike Hailwood and David Hobbs behind the wheel. The car also starred with Steve McQueen. It is the headliner at RM Southeby's in August. The car has earned the term iconic.
The 917 KH helped Porsche claim its first overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970. It was the company’s first 12-cylinder car, packing a 5.0-liter unit with 630 hp on tap for a remarkable top speed of 224 mph (360 kph). It allowed Porsche to win Le Mans the following year as well.
The car had cutting edge technology. It used many components made of titanium, magnesium and exotic alloys.
After their successes with the 917 mainly in Europe, Porsche decided to focus on the North American markets and the Can-Am Challenge. Over 50 chassis were built in total.
This 1970 Gulf-liveried 917 KH was used as a test car for Le Mans before becoming the star car in Steve McQueen's 'Le Mans'.

After being left to sit in a barn for over two decades, it emerged in 2001, and after a full restoration sold for $14 million in 2017.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria - $2.9m

Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission.
The Model J Duesenberg has long been regarded as the most outstanding example of design and engineering of the Classic Era. It was introduced in 1929. At $8,500 for the chassis alone, it was by far the most expensive car in America. The delivered price of many Duesenbergs approached $20,000, a staggering sum when a typical new car cost $500.
The car made $2.9m at Mecum.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

23 Porsche 911s, a Ferrari and a Tank

1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 The Leonard Collection is up for grabs and is comprised mostly of late-model Porsche 911s.
If Porsche 911s don’t do it for you, the collection includes an assortment of Ferraris.
1988 911 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport
1991 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
Alvis Sabre light tankThe Alvis Sabre light tank is capable of 51 mph, making it the world’s fastest tank.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

2021 Ford GT Mk II - $1.8m

A track-only version of Ford's GT supercar was unveiled in 2019 as the GT Mk II.

45 of them are being built over a period of three years, with the price tag for one coming in at $1.2m. This GT Mk II has been driven 15 miles.
The sale took place at Mecum's auction in Indianapolis, May 14-22. Estimate was $1,600,000 - $1,700,000.