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

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

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)

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.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Callaway ‘Sledgehammer’ C4 Corvette

The Callaway ‘Sledgehammer’ C4 Corvette has appeared on auction site Bring a Trailer, drawing bids above US$425k. In 1987, Callaway signed a deal with Chevrolet to offer a factory-optioned, twin-turbo version of the 350ci L98-powered C4 Corvette. ‘RPO B2K’ delivered a car making around 400hp – fully warranty-backed. Around 500 were built.
The one-off Sledgehammer was an evolution of Callaway’s aim to push the boundaries of top speed in a road-driven car. In 1987, The Top Gun C4 reached 231mph.(371km/h) 898hp and 772ft-lb was sent to the rear wheels through a Doug Nash overdrive-equipped five-speed manual transmission. The Sledgehammer's top speed run in October 1988 of 254.76mph (409.9kmh) made it the fastest road-legal car in the world.
The car went under the hammer at a Barrett-Jackson auction in 2004, selling for US$221k.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Corvettes lead charge at Mecum Indy

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Bloomington Gold Certified. Three consecutive NCRS Top Flight awards. Matching numbers 427/400 HP Tri-Power engine. Powerglide automatic transmission. 3.08 ratio Positraction Rear end. Rare factory air conditioning. Power disc brakes. Power windows. Power steering. AM/FM radio. $165,000.
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Bloomington Gold Certified. Extensive restoration of highest standard. Matching numbers 427/425 HP engine. Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission. Side mounted exhaust. Quick take-off knockoff wheels. Gold stripe tires. AM/FM radio. $129,000.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. NCRS Top Flight award in 2017 with a score of 96.1 points. Fuel injection. Ground-up nut and bolt restoration. Black over Silver Coves. $121,000.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Ferrari’s latest limited-edition supercar - $2.3m

If you are smitten and could write Ferrari out a seven figure cheque, great, you can't have one. All 999 units of the new Ferrari 812 Competizione coupe and 599 Competizione A convertibles have sold out.

Friday, May 14, 2021

1963 Plymouth Savoy

In 1963 Chrysler developed the 426/415hp Max Wedge Super Stock. These cars were factory built race cars that were sold to compete in factory Super Stock drag racing competition. Although they were sold to the public, the car did not come with a factory warranty. As tested in the January 1963 issue of Hot Rod magazine, off the showroom floor, these cars ran 12.69 seconds at 112 miles per hour in the quarter mile.
The car came with a 426/415hp 11.1 compression engine, cross ram dual 4 barrel manifold, two carter 625cfm carburetors, up swing exhaust manifolds, heavy duty TorqueFlite 3 speed push-button transmission, and 3.91 Sure-Grip limited-slip rear end.
18 1963 426 Plymouth Savoy 2 door sedans (Stage 1) are known to exist.
The car appeared at Mecum. It made $40k.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Unrestored 1970 R-Code Hemi. Original Jamaica Blue paint. Original interior. 16,870 miles. Torqueflite automatic transmission. A32 performance rear axle. Dual Carter 4-barrel carburetors. Shaker hood with pins. Power brakes. Garage kept for 43 years.
The 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda is highly desirable. 652 were built including 14 convertibles. This survivor is estimated from $175k to $225k.