Saturday, July 31, 2021

2022 COPO Camaro - 9.4 litres

At 572 cubic inches, or 9.4 liters, the new big block is the largest V-8 ever to power a factory Camaro. The engine features a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods, and forged aluminum pistons.
The V8 is NHRA-rated at just 430 hp. That makes it the weakest offering in the 2022 COPO Camaro lineup. One can upgrade to a supercharged 5.7-liter V8 with 600 hp. That would start around $ 140k.

Friday, July 30, 2021

1952 Ferrari 340 America

Chassis No. 0202A. 1 of 24 Ferrari 340 America chassis built. Driven to 5th Place finish in the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans by Andre Simon and Lucien Vincent. Meticulous build and restoration by the Ferrari Classiche Department in Italy. Classiche Red Book with White stripe, denoting significant racing Ferrari. Provenance verified. Extensive racing history throughout the U.S. in the 1950s. Vignale coachwork. Finished in period-correct French Racing Blue No. 14 livery. 4.1L V-12 engine. 4-speed manual transmission.
Chassis No. 0202A is the ultimate barn find. Drag racer Mike Sanfilippo purchased the remains of the car in 1990 for $200. After originally planning to cut up the chassis to make a Hot Wheels-type dragster, Sanfilippo thought better and the car sat undisturbed for years. He had no idea that beneath the battered bodywork lay the bones of a precious race Ferrari.

Automotive restoration expert Tom Shaughnessy purchased what was listed as a vintage Devin sports car on eBay for $26,912. After extensive restoration the car is worth millions. In 2016 Bonhams offerred Chassis No. 0196A with an estimate of $7.5-9m. The car appears at Mecum.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Koenigsegg Jesko

The Koenigsegg Jesko was first unveiled in 2019. It is in its final validation phase. Production of the twin-turbo V8 Swedish hypercar is about to begin. Koenigsegg will produce two versions: a street Jesko dubbed ‘Absolut’, and a track variant.
Price has yet to be revealed but surely falls in the 'need to ask' category. ($4m)

Sunday, July 25, 2021

2015 McLaren P1 GTR

120 miles. No. 26 of 35 produced. Initially available only to P1 owners. Midmounted twin-turbocharged 3.8L/986 HP V-8 and electric engine. ERS-style push-to-pass system.
The P1 is a cutting-edge demonstrator for McLaren’s race-derived technologies. Power is delivered by a 3.8L twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-8 engine delivering a peak 727 HP at 7,300 RPM with a flat-plane crankshaft. In concert with a single electric motor raising the P1’s total output to 903 HP, the race car is good for a 217 MPH top speed.

The car is estimated $2,000,000 - $2,500,000 at Mecum.

1995 Ferrari F50

The F50 was unveiled at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show as a celebration of Ferrari's 50th anniversary in 1997. A 4.7-liter V12 with an 8,000 rpm red line pushes 512 hp to the rear wheels through a 6 speed gearbox.
349 F50s were built. Chassis No. 104262 is one of 55 in US spec. The car has a low estimate of $2.5m at RM Sothebys.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Blue F40 sets UK online record

The metalic blue F40 was sold by UK online auction platform The Market for £1m to set a new European record. 1,311 Ferrari F40’s were built between 1987 and 1992, with all of them in Rosso Ferrari red. The price at launch was £163k but demand soon resulted in F40s changing hands for much larger sums.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Veyron Super Sport #48 = sold

The Veyron Super Sport is a rare car, with only 48 units built. This is the last one to roll off the line. The Veyron Super Sport once held the record as the fastest road-legal production vehicle of all time in 2010, clocking 267.856 miles per hour (431.072 kilometers per hour). This example has a scant 1,252 miles on the clock. (2,016 km) The car cost something around $2.4m. HERE

1972 AMC Gremlin X - $16,500

Price in 1972 was a bargain $2,200. 3,017 units of the 61,717 produced carried the V8.
304 CI engine. 4-speed manual. Positraction rear end. Panned as one of the worst cars ever produced, the 1972 Gremlin was available with a 304 V8 rated at a conservative 150 hp. The V8 Gremlin was referred to as a poor man's Corvette, able to outrun many of the far more expensive pony cars.
See ----->Worst Cars ever Produced

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Strassenversion

25 road cars were built to qualify the CLK GTR for racing, and one is set to cross the block at Gooding & Company Aug. 13-14. Developed by AMG, the 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Strassenversion (road version) was built to comply with FIA GT1 class rules. While GT cars are generally production-based, the rules allowed manufacturers to field full-on race cars, as long as they built 25 street-legal versions.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was the world's most expensive production vehicle in 1998 with an asking price of $1,547,620.
The CLK GTR is powered by a mid-mounted 6.9-liter V-12 producing 604 hp channeled to the rear wheels through a paddle-shifted 6-speed Xtrac sequential transaxle. Gooding & Company expects this CLK GTR to sell for between $8.5m to $10m.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Weber collection

Donald L. Weber amassed a fleet of Ferraris throughout his lifetime. More than 20 of Weber’s cars will go under the gavel at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August.
A pristine 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is expected to fetch between $2.75m to $3.5m.
A 1992 Ferrari F40 with a mere 2,500 miles on the clock is one of 22 that rolled off the line during the final year of production. It’s estimated between $1.7 million and $2.2 million.
A low mileage 1965 275 GTS ($1.3 to 1.6m), a 1973 365 GTB / 4 Daytona ($550k to $ 650k), and a 1986 Testarossa ($175k and $225k), will be presented alongside a 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Koenig Special ($250k to $350k).

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Top supercar sales in the UK II

1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 - £1.8m. Chassis 09389 is finished in a rare combination of black with a green interior.
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT - £1.9m. The Aston Martin DB4GT is the ultimate Gran Turismo of its time. 19 DB4GT/Zagatos were produced.
1969 Ford GT40 - £2.5m. This Ford GT40 MKIII is well known as the last of the originals to be numbered and built.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT - £2.7m. One of 75 DB4 GTs built. One of 30 left-hand drive. Show quality with a documented history, matching engine and chassis and an engine upgraded to 4.7-litres.
1937 Bugatti Type 57 - £4m. The car was lost for 51 years. One of 42, its powered by a 3.3-litre, twin-overhead-camshaft, straight-8-cylinder engine.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Top supercar sales in the UK I

One of 338 Lamborghini Miuras produced. Restored and bedecked in its factory Verde Miura green paintwork. £737,000
1990 Porsche 962C - £759k. One of seven 962C factory Porsche prototype race cars made.
2006 Porsche Carrera GT - £771k. 4,043 miles on the clock. It boasts a race-bred 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V10 producing 604bhp.
1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible - £836k. One of 123 convertibles produced by the factory.
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - £935k.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

1972 Lamborghini Miura SVJ “Corsican Car”

Six Super Veloce Jotas were produced when the Miura was in production, and a seventh was converted from a Miura S at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory in the 1980s. Chassis number 5090 underwent an extensive restoration from 2010 to 2012.
The ultra-rare supercar is offered with 19,582 kilometers (12,168 miles) on the clock. Price will likely top $2m because chassis number 4892 sold for $1.1m and $1.9 million in 2010 and 2015.
The 3.9-liter V12 boasts 380 horsepower.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

1986 Detomaso Shelby Pantera GT5-S

No. 1 of 3 GT5-S models delivered directly to Carroll Shelby from the factory. Documented ownership history. 2nd Place at the Antwerp Concours d'Elegance in 2018, prior to its restoration. 13,760 miles since new. 40 of the 187 GT5-S models produced in 1986-1991 were sent to the U.S. Recent comprehensive restoration completed in 2021 with only 500 miles since completion
The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by De Tomaso from 1971 to 1992. Italian for "Panther", the Pantera was the automaker's most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run.
The car appears at Mecum

1977 Holden Torana A9X - $775,000

Behold a pristine Torana A9X, the first built of 33 in existence and with only 475km on the clock. It might be one of the most sought after Australian muscle cars in the world.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Goodwood Festival of Speed sale

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33. Headlining is an Alfa Romeo racing sports prototype, a Tipo 33 that finished fourth overall at Le Mans in 1972. It failed to change hands. Est. £1.8-£2.2m
1928 Tipo 26B two-seater sports. The Maserati Tipo 26B made £967,000 against an estimate of £900,000-£1.3m
Ferrari Dino 246/60 F1 car. Once on display in the Enzo Ferrari family museum in Modena. It is believed to be on the chassis of the first Dino F2 prototype from 1957 and has the original four-cam V6 engine and original gearbox dating from 1959. £967,000 against £900,000-1.3m.
Ferrari F40. More than 1,300 of these supercars were built but only 78 of them were official UK-spec and of those only 20 were the favoured non-catalyst versions, of which this 1990 example is one. £883,000 versus £800,000-1.2m.