Friday, October 29, 2021

Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

Lamborghini had first introduced the Aventador in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a mid-mounted 6.5-litre V12 engine. Three months after Lamborghini introduced the final version of Aventador, the LP780-4 Ultimae, all 600 units of the supercar have been sold out, marking the end of a decade long production run. The 600 units included 350 coupes and 250 roadsters.
Lamborghini sold more than 10,000 Aventadors, surpassing the combined sales volume of all other V12-powered flagships from the company's past such as Miura, Countach, Diablo, and Murcielago. By 2024, the supercar company aims to electrify its complete lineup. This will include electrified successors of both Aventador and Huracan as well as the a facelift version of Urus which will get a plug-in hybrid version.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1964 Dragula Munsters Coffin Dragster

Designed by George Barris. Built to promote “The Munsters”. Rolling coffin coachwork. Built for the May 1965 episode of “The Munsters” titled “Hot Rod Herman,” Dragula was the second of two cars used by the Munsters, the original family car being the Munster Koach. 1 of 5 authentic Dragula dragsters built. 289/350 HP V-8 engine. Automatic transmission.

The car appears at Mecum.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

1965 Pontiac GeeTO Tiger

The original nationwide contest grand prize Hurst GeeTO Tiger. A nationwide contest based on the song "GeeTO Tiger" by Coplix recording artists The Tigers with the grand prize this specially-prepared 1965 GTO equipped with over 28 factory options, special Gold Hurst mag wheels, special Hurst Gold paint and gold-plated shifter. The car was advertised and promoted heavily for months with full-page ads and wide editorial coverage. Entrants were required to answer why they'd like to win the "original GeeTO Tiger" and answer correctly how many times the word "Tiger" was used in the promotional "GeeTO Tiger" song.
The “GeeTO Tiger” is one of the best known and most historically significant GTOs of all time. The car appears at Mecum.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

DeLorean DMC-12

The DeLorean is a sports car manufactured by DeLorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass body structure with a steel backbone chassis, along with external brushed stainless-steel body panels. About 9,000 DMC-12s were made before production stopped in early 1983. Production of the DMC-12 was scheduled to start in 1979 but engineering problems and budget overruns delayed production until early 1981. First examples had shoddy workmanship and were an expensive $25,000.

The car's top speed is 110 mph (177 km/h).
The engine was a Peugeot-Renault-Volvo 2.85L (2,849 cc) V6, rated at a paultry 130 hp @ 5500 rpm. The 5-speed manual transmission was also built by Renault. DeLorean claimed 0–60 mph(0–97 km/h) in 8.8 seconds, when equipped with a manual transmission. With an automatic, the DeLorean managed 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 10.5 seconds.
The car is most famous as the time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. Six DeLorean chassis were used during production.
A concours quality 1981 Delorean DMC-12 is currently trending around $ 78k according to Hagerty.

Monday, October 25, 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.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Dodge Viper ACR Coupe - squared

2017 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe.

141 miles. 8.4L/645 HP V-10 engine. 6-speed manual transmission. Adrenaline Red with Black stripes. Black Nappa leather interior.
2016 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe.

23 miles. 8.4L/645 HP V-10 engine. 6-speed manual transmission. Carbon ceramic disc brakes with Red calipers. Adjustable suspension. Stryker Orange paint, $8,900 option. Black leather and Alcantara.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

Built September 7, 1962. Serial no. 00049, GM executive vehicle. 30th split window produced. Matching numbers 327/300 HP engine. GM/Borg Warner 4-speed transmission. 87,500 documented miles. Never modified or restored. Original Red interior and dash. Power windows. Original AM/FM radio.
Corvette aficionados seeking the ultimate in originality and collectability will find this 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Split Window Coupe has it all. Described as “truly 100% original inside and out,” the car is unrestored, including its Ermine White paint and red vinyl interior. It likewise retains a matching-numbers drivetrain comprising the optional L75 327/300 HP small-block V-8 engine.
The car appears at Mecum

1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

The Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato ranks among the most collectible cars on earth. The grand tourer was designed by Zagato and produced between 1960 and 1963. This rare 1961 example, 1 of 19 built, is the only one finished in Peony red. Fitted with a 3.7–liter aluminum inline-six, it’s capable of 314 hp and a top speed of 154 mph. Zero to 60 mph comes in 6.1 seconds. In 2018 a 1961 Aston Martin MP209 DB4GT Zagato brought $13.3m.
This DB4 Zagato was unsold at Gooding & Company’s “Passion of a Lifetime” sale. It was expected to sell for between $9.1m and $11.7m.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

The Atalante was a two-door coupe body style similar to and built after the Atlantic, both built on the 57S chassis. Only 17 Atalante cars were made, four of which reside in the Cité de l’Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France.

One of the most aerodynamic and beautiful of Bugatti’s Type 57 variants, the car was capable of 125 mph with its 3.25-liter inline-8 that produced an unheard of 175 hp.

The Type 57S is equipped with a Marshall K200 supercharger, 4-speed manual gearbox, and 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes.
The engine on chassis 57502 was fitted with a supercharger by its second owner. This gave it a mind-boggling 220 hp. The Type 57S is truly one of the most sought-after of all Bugattis.
This 1937 Type 57S Atalante sold for £7,855,000. ($10,179,000)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

1969 Ford Torino Cobra

The Torino was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. In 1969, Ford’s R-code Ram Air 428/335 HP Cobra Jet big-block found a new home within the engine compartment of the Torino Cobra.

4-speed manual transmission. 3.50 rear axle. Power brakes. Build sheets. Marti Report. Candy Apple Red with Black bench seat interior.
Mandatory performance equipment included 4-speed transmission, 9-inch rear end, Competition Suspension, cooling package, and styled steel wheels.

Ford produced 14,885 Torino Cobras for 1969. Of those, 11,099 were fastbacks.
The Torino Cobra was a new entry into the budget supercar category to compete against Plymouth Road Runners and Super Sport Chevelles.
750 Torino Talladegas were made, all in 1969. They were built exclusively for homologation in NASCAR racing. Cosmetic changes were boosted with additional oil coolers for engine and power steering, a heavy-duty transmission and upgraded differential.
An open-air carport in Myrtle Beach isn’t the ideal place to store a muscle car for 44 years, but that’s exactly where a single-owner 1969 Ford Torino Cobra has been sitting all this time.

Hagerty suggests a fully restored example is worth upwards of $85,000.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Amphicar Model 770

The Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious car manufactured in West Germany and marketed from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965. The amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878 manufactured in a single generation. It featured a Triumph four-cylinder engine of 1147 cc, 8:1 compression ratio, rated at 38.3 bhp.
One owner said "We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road." Time called it "a vehicle that promised to revolutionize drowning." Two Amphicars crossed the English Channel in Sept. 1965 surviving 20-foot waves and gale-force winds.
This pristine example is for sale on Car & Classic, with bidding at £36,000. That would be a bargain as Haggerty suggests a concours example will bring $127k.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta - $2.1m

1,790 kilometres from new. Desirable 'non-cat, non-adjust' model. Dry-stored since 1992. Outstandingly original. A better preserved example of the Ferrari F40 very likely doesn't exist.
A mid-mounted 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is mated to a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The car is capable of up to 471 horses and 426 ft lbs of twist. It goes from zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds onto a top speed of 201 mph. Bonham’s expected the icon to sell for between $1.2m and $1.7m.
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Thursday, October 14, 2021

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz = $324k

In the late 1950s, Cadillac was the undisputed heavyweight champ in the full-sized luxury car market in North America. Cadillac used the nameplates "Eldorado Seville" and "Eldorado Biarritz" to distinguish between the hardtop and convertible. The 1959 models came near the end of the 3rd generation.

The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for the largest tailfins ever and dual bullet tail lights.
While the 1959 Eldorado was misunderstood in its day, collectors today recognize the car's combination of power, presence, and unbridled extravagance.

The Eldorado featured the ultimate engine of the late 50s, the Q-code V-8, topped by three two-barrel Rochester carburetors producing 345 hp.
This concours quality example made $324k in late 2018.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette big brake fuelie - $107k

Bloomington Gold Certified. NCRS Top Flight. Gold Spinner award. Triple Crown winner. 1 of 246 produced. Previously owned by an NCRS judge. Fuel-injected 327/360 HP engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Tuxedo Black with Black interior and top. Auxiliary hardtop. RPO 687 heavy duty brakes and steering. 4.11 Positraction rear axle. AM radio.

This example appeared at Mecum's in late 2019.
The RPO 687 racing package delivered heavy-duty shocks and suspension, along with larger brakes that included sintered iron shoes, air scoops connected to the vented backing plates to improve cooling and finned drums.

RPO 687 Corvettes rolled on wider 15.5-inch wheels and were fitted with a quick-steering adapter.
Engine was a fuel-injected “Fuelie” 327/360hp V8 backed by a T-10 4-speed transmission and posi-traction rear end.
In Jan 2018 a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette big brake fuelie changed hands at Mecum's for $121k.