Monday, June 28, 2021

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet

The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, chassis 1075 GT, features custom coachwork by Pinin Farina and is the 34th of the 40 Series I Cabriolets built by the marque. Chassis 1075 GT is finished in its original color scheme of Andalusia Gold over brown leather. It underwent restoration by Wayne Obry’s Motion Products Inc., one of the foremost Ferrari restorers in the world. Chassis 1075 GT achieved a perfect 100-point score and Best in Class in its concours debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 2008.
2,953 CC SOHC Tipo 128D V-12 Engine. Three Weber 36 DCL3 Carburetors. 220 BHP at 7,000 RPM. 4-Speed Manual Gearbox. 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes. Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Houdaille Shock Absorbers. Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Houdaille Shock Absorbers.
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet carries an average value of $7.5M in in #1 (concours) condition. A 250 GT Series I Cabriolet sold for $6.8M in Pebble Beach in 2020

Friday, June 25, 2021

1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The rarest L88 of them all is the three-unit run that Chevy built for AIR, James Garner's racing team. This AIR-spec 1968 L88 is concours quality, but before you take the eBay plunge, the owner is asking a minimum $777,777. That might be a bargain.
A 1968-model-year version, this L88 comes with a removable hard-top. It sports James Garner's signature and AIR logo on the rear fenders alongside the white stripes on the hood, roof, and rear deck.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder

The 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder packs a 4.6-liter V-8 that churns out 887 hp and 944 ft lbs of twist. This provides a top speed of 214 mph and a zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. 918 Spyders were built in 2015. 230 were outfitted with the Weissach package.
The car is expected to fetch between $1.14m and $1.38m at RM Sotheby’s Open Roads auction, running June 23-30.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

1995 McLaren F1 heads to auction

One of 106 made between 1992 and 1998, and one of 64 road-going versions, this example has 390 kilometers (242 miles) on the clock. A hallowed name in the climate-controlled halls of uber rich car collectors, it’s expected to go for “in excess” of $15m, making it a member of the top 30 most expensive cars ever sold.

Its naturally aspirated BMW Motorsport six-liter V-12 engine developed over 100 hp-per-liter that revved to a 7,500 rpm redline. The F1 featured a revolutionary carbon fiber monocoque chassis, a six-speed manual transaxle, unassisted Brembo brakes, and bespoke high-speed tires.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

1967 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra - $3.3m

1 of 27 Factory 427 S/C Cobras produced. Five owners since new. 10,760 original miles. Original engine. Professionally restored in 2002.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark Concept

The XP-755 concept car, also known as the Mako Shark, was designed by Larry Shinoda in 1961, as a concept for future Chevrolet Corvettes. The streamlining, pointed snout, and other detailing was partly inspired by the sleek, fast-moving shortfin mako shark.

Mitchell had a mako shark mounted in his office, and ordered the paint to match the blue-gray upper surface gently blending into white underside of the fish. After many failed attempts, the team kidnapped the fish, painting it to match their efforts on the car, and returning it to the office. Mitchell never realized the difference.

The Mako Shark II was powered by a 427 Mark IV engine, which became available on production Corvette models. The paint scheme continued the Shark I tradition, with blue/gray on top and silver/white along the rocker panels.

The original Mako Shark was then retroactively called the "Mako Shark I". In 1969 the Mako Shark II was returned to GM design studios and transformed into the Manta Ray.

XP-755 Mako Shark I with a double bubble top and side exhaust pipes.

Chevrolet XP-755 Shark, 1961

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

1969 Dodge Charger Hemi Daytona

This Charger Daytona took the pole at the 1969 Talladega 500 and was piloted by Buddy Baker to over 200 mph in 1970. The development car was thoroughly restored and authenticated.
The final clocked speed was 200.447 mph, the first time the speed was hit on a closed course. The icon did not change hands on a $750k to $1m estimate at Mecum.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante - £425,500

Top lot at a recent Bonham's sale is a 1968 Volante. One of 140 DB6 Mk I Volantes produced. Original right-hand-drive, London-delivery example. Restored by Aston Martin Works at a cost in excess of £100,000.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

1994 Toyota Supra from Fast and Furious up for grabs

Paul Walker’s 1994 Toyota Supra is going up for auction. The car was featured in the original The Fast and The Furious and its sequel 2 fast 2 furious. The car featured as Brian O’Connor’s (Paul Walker) wheels. The car appears as the star at Barret Jackson with no estimates. For reference a battereed stunt car from the franchise was auctioned off for $185,000.
Under the hood of this Supra is a renowned engine, the 2JZ-GTE.

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