Thursday, December 29, 2022

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona - $825k

1 of 70 Hemi Daytonas produced. Original drivetrain. Correct primary and secondary body VIN stamp. Concours restoration completed by Roger Gibson utilizing date correct NOS assembly line parts. Over 10 years invested in restoration. Original sheet metal. Matching numbers 426 CI Hemi V-8 engine. Matching numbers 727 Torqueflite transmission. A36 Performance Axle Package. Power steering. Correct EV2 Hemi Orange with Black wing.
Dodge produced three models with the name Dodge Charger Daytona, all of which were modified Dodge Chargers. The name was taken from Daytona Beach, which still hosts the Daytona 500, NASCAR's premier event. The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was created as a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger produced for the sole purpose of winning NASCAR races.
The "Winged Warriors" did not race for long in NASCAR. The next season aero cars with engines bigger than 305 cubic inches were banned.

The car carries an estimate of $1.1m to $1.4m at Mecum.

2022 Ferrari SF90 Stradale - $792k

162 miles. Equipped with the Assento Fiorano performance package. All-wheel drive. 3.9L/986 HP twin-turbocharged plug-in hybrid V-8 engine with 3 electric motors. 8-speed F1 dual clutch automatic transmission. Rosso Corsa DS 322 exterior with Silver trim. Scuderia shields. Nero interior with Red stitching and trim. Dual zone climate control. Multimedia system with Bluetooth and DAB. SiriusXM radio. Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The 2022 Ferrari SF90 Stradale starting MSRP was $516,295. This example appears at Mecum.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 generates 769 hp, and the trio of electric motors provide an additional 217. Net output is 986 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Zero-to-60-mph is just 2.0 seconds.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible - $242k

1 of 61 Factory V-Code Challenger R/T Convertibles produced with 4-speed manual transmission. 1 of only 25 known to exist that retain their original matching numbers drivetrain. Original broadcast sheet. Restored. Matching numbers E87 440 Six Pack V-8 engine. Matching numbers 4-speed transmission. A34 Super Track Pak. FE5 Bright Red with Black convertible top and interior. Bucket seats. Pistol Grip shifter. Rallye instrument cluster.
The 440 six pack produced 390 hp (36 less than the Hemi) and 490 lb.-ft. of torque (same as the Hemi) but cost a lot less.
2,921 convertibles were built in 1970 with only 99 of them being 440 Six Pack V8-powered cars. 38 were automatics.
This example appears at Mecum with an estimate of $350k - $400k.

Monday, December 26, 2022

1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro - $220k

3,645 miles. Original Daytona Yellow paint, sheet metal and interior. Original window sticker. Original Protect-O-Plate. COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion Package. COPO 9561 AA High Performance Unit. Period correct L72 427/425 HP V-8 engine. Believed to be less than 1,000 built.
Haggerty suggests a pristine, well-documented 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro will fetch $200k. Desirability of these cars is reflected in the rising market. This original 'double COPO' may bring more.
The car appeared at Mecum with a $250k to $300k estimate in May 2022.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - $715k

Serial No. 14453. Original 4.4L V-12 engine. 5-speed manual gearbox. Factory air conditioning. Factory U.S. spec completed on August 27, 1971. Finished in Fly Yellow with Tan leather upholstery.

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is a two-seat grand tourer built by Ferrari from 1968 to 1973. It featured the 275's Colombo V12 bored out to 4,390 cc (4.4 L; 267.9 cu in). It was offered in berlinetta and spyder forms.
The 275 GTB/4 engine produced 347 hp and 318 lbf⋅ft at 5500 rpm sent to the rear wheels through a 5 speed transaxle. 0-60 mph was 5.4 seconds on the way to 174 mph. The car featured four-wheel independent suspension with wishbones and coil springs. Daytonas are said to number 1,406 over the life of the model. This figure includes 156 UK right-hand-drive coup├ęs, 122 factory-made spyders (7 right hand drive), and 15 competition cars.

This example made $715k against an estimate of $600k to $750k at Mecum.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

F50 in Quebec

Some things are sooooo sad nothing can be added or subtracted.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 - $143k

Odometer reads 6,245 miles. Original build sheet. Original LS6 454/450 HP V-8 engine. M22 Rock Crusher Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Factory 930 10-10 Classic White exterior. Factory Black bench seat interior. ZL2 cowl induction hood with hold-down pins. G80 Positraction differential. N40 power steering. J50 power brakes. J52 front discs. F41 performance suspension. On top of the muscle car food chain in 1970 was Chevrolet’s SS Chevelle. The King Kong was designated RPO Z15. Checking off this hugely expensive option delivered a 450 hp, 454 cubic inch solid lifter behemoth.

Removal of smog equipment, installation of headers and timing adjustments produced even more juice. The car changed hands at Mecum.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Special Ferraris at Gooding & Co 2018

The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C is the ultimate evolution of the single-cam berlinetta. Ferrari built 12 examples of the 275 GTB/C. This is the second 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C to come to auction at Gooding & Company. The one offered at the 2017 Pebble Beach sale had the same estimate and commanded $14.5 million.

Est $12 million to $14 million.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta. This matching-numbers automobile was owned by the legendary Ferrari collector Fred Peters, who owned it for more than 52 years. His estate consigned it to the sale. $7 million.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Ferrari built six of these automobiles. This car appeared at the 1950 Paris Auto Show, where the legendary driver and collector Briggs Cunningham saw it and purchased it. He received it new and personally raced it. Est from $6.5 million to $7.5 million.
A 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial owned by retired Rear Admiral Robert Phillips is one of only eight examples made. The car premiered at the 1955 Grand Prix of Paris and went on to compete in numerous motorsport contests, including the 1955 Grand Prix of Venezuela where it won first in class. It was eventually left to languish in storage at a Rambler dealership in Richmond, Calif when a young Phillips found it in 1960.
In 2008, after an eight-year restoration, the Mondial was named finest Ferrari in the field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. $7.5m.

Monday, December 19, 2022

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

Ferrari built three 275 GTB/C Speciales, each with lightweight aluminium bodywork and a 316bhp 3.2-litre V12 engine. As the first Ferrari with an independent rear suspension and a transaxle gearbox, it was a major improvement over the outgoing 250-series and an evolution of the 250 GTO.

Completed in April 1965, chassis 06701 was the first of the three 275 GTB/C Speciales built. It was hand built, as were the two cars that followed.
Chassis 06701 brought $26.4m at RM Sotheby's in 2014. Only chassis 06885 would see competitive action. Although its racing career was brief, 06885 quickly proved the potency of the Speciales.
One of the most coveted cars in the world lost its owner when millionaire Preston Henn, a South Florida flea-market magnate, died at age 86 in 2017.

His 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale is one of the world’s most valuable cars, provided it finds its way to the auction block.

With six carburetors, the car produced 330 horsepower.
A very few of these machines were built for racing and stamped with a 'C' for 'Competizione' — and 'Speciale'. The "special" 275 GTBs had thinner body panels that trimmed 300 pounds.
Whether the car finds its way to auction is unknown. Henn is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Betty, and four children.

Before passing, he said he made sure his beloved Ferrari will stay on display after he is gone. His wife said "That was his crown jewel, at one point he said he wanted to be buried in it."

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - $115k

One of 630 Bonneville Convertibles produced in 1957, one for each Pontiac dealer. 347/310 HP V-8 engine. Rochester fuel injection. Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Two-tone Red and White leather interior. Deluxe carpeting. Power convertible top. Wonderbar signal-seeking radio. Power antenna. 8-way power seats.
In the world of rare domestics from the 1950s, it’s hard to get more rare or more desirable than the 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Bonneville. The engine in the Bonneville was a Rochester fuel-injected 347 cubic inch V-8 yielding a major 315 hp. That was mated to a Strato-Flight Hydra-Matic three speed automatic transmission. Price was a ridiculous $5,782 compared to $3,105 for an ordinary Star Chief convertible. Bonnevilles included power everything.
Changing hands at Mecum.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider

It's impossible to say which is the greatest Ferrari of all time. The 275 GTS/4 NART Spider makes a compelling case for itself when it very rarely comes up for sale. It's an occasion anytime a NART Spider comes up for sale because only 10 were built.

Based on the 275 GTB coupe, Ferrari built the NART Spider at the request of Luigi Chinetti, the official U.S. importer for Ferrari. NART stood for his North American Racing Team.
A 3.3-liter Colombo V12 made 300 hp with six twin-throat Weber carburetors, spinning a five-speed gearbox. A 275 GTS/4 NART Spider sold for $27.5m at a charity auction in 2013.
The final Ferrari NART Spider ever built was consigned for sale at RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction in 2016.

Estimated at €19m to €23m the car did not change hands. Here.

Haggerty suggests a Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider in concours condition is trending around $22.8m