Friday, April 29, 2022

2021 Lamborghini Sian

Unveiled ahead of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Sian is powered by a V-12 producing 808hp @ 8500rpm and an electric motor providing 43 more. The Sian is Lambo’s first mass-produced hybrid, limited to 63 coupés and 19 convertible versions. All 82 have been sold. The Sián is the word "lightning" in Bolognese dialect of Italian.
Power travels to an all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed ISR automated manual transmission. The Sian is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds before maxing out at a top speed of 217 mph. Each unit of the Lamborghini Sian is priced at a significant $3.6m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2018 Challenger SRT Demon - $198k

9 miles. No. 2,746 of 3,300 produced. 1 of 264 produced with Plum Crazy Pearl paint. Supercharged 6.2L/808 HP Hemi V-8 engine with 717 lbs/ft of torque. TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. Power sunroof. Black satin Air Grabber hood. 18x11-inch aluminum wheels. Demon branded P315 Nitto drag radial tires. Widebody fender flares. Brembo 4-piston lightweight brakes.
Dodge unveiled what it claimed was its fastest muscle car ever: the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon with 808 horsepower and 717 lb-ft of twist. Add 100+ octane gas and that is 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque. Quarter mile comes in 9.65 seconds and 140 mph, which means it is legally banned from racing on a track without a rollcage. It leaves the start line accelerating at 1.8 g, hitting 30 mph in 1.0 second. There is enough juice to pull a wheelie, 2.92 feet to be exact. Base MSRP for all that go power was a highly reasonable $83,295.
This as new example appeared at Mecum.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Top results II - Car Week 2020

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB. 442 were made in total, with 250 of those being a 'short nose' car, as this one is. The car was recently fully restored and Ferrari Classiche certified. $1.9m - RM Sotheby's.
2014 Pagani Huayra. The 56th of 100 Huayras built. A twin-turbo, 730-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 built by Mercedes-AMG is paired with a seven-speed paddle-shift transmission. 5,500 miles. $1.8m - RM Sotheby's.
2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse "Meo Costantini". One of 30 open-roof Grand Sport versions. The car makes 1,200 hp from its 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W-16 engine. $1.75m.
1992 Ferrari F40. Ferrari built more than 1,300 F40s, though only 213 to U.S. spec, as this one is. Less than 5,000 miles, Ferrari Classiche certification. $1.6m - Gooding & Company.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L "Lusso". The 250 GT/L was built for comfort and style, as well as performance with a 3.0-liter Columbo V-12 engine. $1.49m - RM Sotheby's

Monday, April 25, 2022

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 kph). This example has a scant 1,252 miles on the clock. (2,016 km) The car cost something around $2.4m. HERE

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Orange Mk IV Supra of Paul Walker - $550k

In 2015 the 1993 Toyota Supra stunt car used during filming for the original Fast and the Furious, driven by the late Paul Walker, sold at auction for $185k. It was one of several MkIV Supras built for the movie and was featured in several key scenes. It’s unlikely to be winning any races as the car is basically stock and it’s a non-turbo model, meaning its 3.0 liter straight-six engine only musters around 230 hp. It wears a Bomex body kit, APR wing, and the now famous graphics.
On offer with No Reserve as Lot #744 at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, the car made $550k.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

2006 Lamborghini Murciélago - $515k

Launched for model year 2002 as a successor to the Diablo, the Murciélago was named for a bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight. The bull’s life was spared. The car appeared on Bring a Trailer in it's original Verde Ithaca hue. Tach comes with a 7,600-rmp redline and a speedometer that goes to 220 mph. The roaring mid-mounted 6.2-liter V12 makes 571 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque through a gated 6 speed manual.
The Murciélago has just over 12k miles. The car made $515k.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

1964 Galaxie 500 - $104k

Less than 10 miles since frame-off rotisserie concours restoration. Multiple award winner. Q Code 427/410 HP V-8 engine, as approved for NASCAR competition. Original HEH-H Toploader 4-speed manual transmission. Rare NOS Chrome engine dress-up kit. Rare factory engine temperature warning system.

The Ford Galaxie is a full-sized car that was built by Ford for model years 1959 through to 1974. The name was used for the top models in Ford's full-size range. For 1962, all full-size Fords wore the Galaxie badge, with "500" and "500/XL" denoting the higher series.
1964 was the fourth and final year of this body style. The Galaxie 500 was available with everything from the thrifty Mileage Maker Six to the Q and R-code monsters. The single four-barrel engine produced 410 horsepower.
This truly pristine example made $104k at Mecum.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Abandoned supercars of Dubai

More than 3,000 cars were abandoned last year — to be sold off by Dubai police or scrapped.
Dozens of Jaguars, BMWs and Mercedes have been left with the keys in the ignitions by former owners who decided to cut their losses and run away rather than face potential jail sentences under Dubai’s strict debt laws.
High end sports cars gather dust at Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports after panicked expats flee the country to avoid prison. Under Sharia law which is observed across the Middle East, non-payment of debt is a criminal offence. As the UAE has no bankruptcy laws, there is no protection for those slipping into debt, even accidentally. There have been cases of foreigners being prevented from leaving the Emirates after being blacklisted for missing a credit card payment or bouncing a cheque.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

1969 Chevrolet Corvette COPO L88 Convertible

The only COPO L88 known to exist. 2009 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. 2009 Race Car Reunion at Carlisle. 2007 Chevy Vettefest showcase vehicle. Affirmation certificate by Al Grenning April 2009. Previously displayed at the National Corvette Museum. Ran in competition in several racing seasons, including at Daytona and Sebring. 427/430 HP V-8 engine, 1 of 116 built. 4-speed manual transmission. Daytona Yellow over black.
To be sold at the Mecum Indy 2022 auction, Indianapolis, IN, May 13-21, and DAMN will corvette fans be drooling over this bad boy. HERE

Monday, April 11, 2022

1970 Plymouth Superbird - $176k

Built date November 30, 1969. Code J97285 order number. Matching numbers code E87 440 6 BBL V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Code EV2 Hemi Orange. Pistol grip shifter. Hood tachometer. 150 MPH speedometer. Superbirds had three engine options: the 426 Hemi V8 engine producing 425 bhp at 5000 rpm and 490 lb⋅ft at 4000 rpm, the 440 Super Commando Six Barrel with 3X2-barrel carburetors producing 390 hp, and the 375 hp 440 Super Commando with a single 4-barrel carburetor. 135 examples were armed with the 426 Hemi.
Figures say as many as 2,783 Superbirds were built. 1,935 Superbirds is the long accepted number. The Superbird and the Dodge Charger Daytona were each built for one model year only (1970 and 1969 respectively).
Values for top examples have been doing extremely well. This example appeared at Mecum in 2021.