Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ferrari LaFerrari Prototypes

2011 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype M4. This car, the first of the Ferrari Prototype Collection offerings, was internally known as the F150 Muletto M4 development “mule,” an early first phase, or “first family,” LaFerrari prototype. Based on the Tipo F142 platform, better known as the 458 Italia, its aluminum chassis was modified to fit a LaFerrari drivetrain, powered by a developmental Tipo F140FB first-generation V-12 engine. Here.
2012 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype MP1. The prototype drivetrain of MP1 was based on the final layout arrived at by Ferrari’s engineers for LaFerrari. Power is delivered by the Type F140FD second-generation V-12 LaFerrari engine and prototype hybrid HY-KERS (Hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery) system, cradled within MP1’s prototype engine-bay layout. Here.
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype PS1. LaFerrari third-phase prototype, third family car. Internally known as F150 Prototipe Preserie PS1. This prototype is visually identical to the final car. Definitive Type F140FE V-12 with prototype ancillaries and components. Definitive pre-production hybrid system. Definitive carbon fiber chassis and tub. Definitive active-aero systems with prototype parts. Here

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1958 Ferrari 250 GT 'Tour de France' alloy berlinetta at Mecum

Chassis no. 0899GT–original covered headlight car. Ferrari Classiche Red Book factory certification. Meticulous restoration in 2012 by Ferrari Classiche. Original chassis, including suspension, brakes and gearbox. Ferrari Classiche supplied engine no. 0354C Type 128 C 2953cc/260 HP SOHC V-12.
Ferrari’s long-wheelbase 250 GT Competition Berlinetta ruled the legendary Tour de France from 1956 through 1959.
Monumental Ferraris followed in its footsteps, including the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta and the 250 GTO. 0899 GT is a stellar, Ferrari Classiche-restored and certified, multiple award-winning 1958 Ferrari 250 GT “Tour de France” alloy berlinetta. It is to die for, end of sentence. These are among the most coveted and valuable classic-era Ferrari models in existence.
For 1958 all cars had covered headlights. Regulations for 1959 mean open headlights for the remaining models. This example was bashed stupid, as most race cars are. That matters little today. A total of 77 cars were built. A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta sold for $5,890,000 in 2020. Another sold for $6m at Montery in 2021. The car was featured in 2017 HERE.
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Monday, June 27, 2022

Lanzante McLaren P1 Spider

The first of five P1 Spiders being built has been put up for display. The first car is due to be delivered by the end of 2022 and the entire run finished by the end of 2023. The drivetrain remains as per the coupe. That means a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 plus electric motor, pushing 903bhp and 664lb ft of torque. 0-62mph comes in 2.8 seconds onto a top speed of 217mph. Each car costs a whooping £2.4m.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

1934 Ford V8 - Bonnie and Clyde Death Car

Ford launched a new model for 1932. The car was marketed as the Model 18 in its initial year, but was called the Ford V‑8. It had the new flathead V‑8 with output of 85 hp. The car was the first mass produced car with a V8.
The 1934 Ford V-8 is infamous as being the vehicle in which bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed. On May 23, 1934, the outlaws were traveling in a stolen 1934 Ford sedan in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, when a posse opened fire and riddled their car with bullets.
There are many fakes. The real Bonnie and Clyde Death Car has long been parked at its home casino in Primm, Nevada. Accompanying the car is Clyde's shredded shirt of death, perforated with a number of ragged holes in both the front and back.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

1957 Maserati 450S Spider

The Maserati 450S (Tipo 54) is a race car made by Maserati for FIA's endurance World Sportscar Championship racing. A total of nine were made. Development of the 450S started in 1954 with the engine being a 4,477 cc (4.5 L) short-stroke V8 with four 45 IDM Weber carburetors. Between 1956 and 1962, the 450S had 119 appearances, 31 of these being victories.
The 450S racing career ended when a new 3-litre regulation was introduced for the World Sportscar Championship.
Estimated $9m to $11m the car appears HERE.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS

The coupe's nickname "Goutte d-Eau" or "water drop" was applied after the reveal at the Paris Motor Show in 1937. Often cited as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, 11 cars were made, 10 of which were based on the 104-inch T150-C SS frame and one on the 116-inch T23. All of them had a standard T150-C engine that produced 140 horsepower.
The 4-litre engine and shortened version of the competition chassis allowed the car to make 100 mph. The Teardrop ended up in the Oscar Davis Collection, one of the world's finest. The collection of 27 vehicles is valued over $100m. It is being unwound at RM Sotheby's. The car may bring $10m.
The list features some of the most rarified cars in the world including a 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia roadster, a 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B, a 1953 Ferrari 375MM Spider and the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupe. Two spectacular Maserati are also crossing the block – a 1955 Maserati A6G/54 2000 Spyder ($5m) and a 1957 Maserati 450S Spider ($10m).

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Monday, June 20, 2022

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - $3m

S/N 09495. Scaglietti body no. A0037. Correct 3,286cc four-cam V-12 engine, believed to be 1 of only 2 spare engines produced by the factory. Engine type 226 with internal no. 1572, believed to have been mounted on the chassis in the late 1960s Ferrari Classiche Certification Red Book. Refreshed in Grigio Ferro in 2011. Ferrari’s last dual-purpose grand touring model, the four-cam 275 GTB/4 is the most potent and highly developed evolution of the 275 series.
The 275 series were the first road-going Ferraris equipped with a transaxle and independent rear suspension. The rear wheels were driven by a 5-speed manual transaxle with syncromesh and a limited-slip differential. 330 were built in total.

What dreams are made of the car made $3m against an estimated $2.9m to $3.2m at Mecum.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

White Enzo up for auction - no reserve

RM Sotheby’s is selling the only white Enzo Ferrari ever made. 9,600 km are on the clock.

"Beautiful, unspeakably rare, and ready to serve as the jewel in the crown of any leading collection of modern Ferrari masterpieces; quite simply the best of the best." HERE.
This car is one of just 400 Enzos, and is also one of less than 20 Extracampionario examples, finished in a non-standard colour—a privilege reserved exclusively for Maranello’s most valued and discerning clients. It is 'Bianco Avus' and the car was first completed on May 22nd, 2003, complete with its Nero leather interior and Rosso Corsa instruments.

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Top 10 supercars at auction in 2019

Michael Schumacher’s 2002 Ferrari. Victorious in three races in the 2002 season, the car helped Schumacher win his fifth drivers’ world championship. It made over $6.6m, the second most valuable Formula 1 car sold at auction.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 cabriolet. A masterpiece of Italian design and among the most beautiful cars ever built. One of 40 series I cabriolets and one of five with chrome side air vents. $6.8m
2017 Pagani Zonda Aether. Pagani stopped making the Zonda in 2013, but one extremely deep-pocketed type coaxed the automaker into making a final one in 2017. $6.8m.
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. One of the last SWB berlinettas made and a Lusso (luxury) model. The steel-bodied, dual-purpose street and track car is one of 166 built and one of 77 second-series cars in road going specifications. $7.5m
1965 Ford GT40. The prototype GT40 convertible and the first of five roadsters built and the only one to have survived in its original form. It was built for Shelby American as a test and development car and was driven by Carroll Shelby and Jim Clark. – $7.6m.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Intensely collectible and fully restored, this example was offered without reserve. Ferrari Classiche certified and truly iconic it made $8.1m.
2014 Lamborghini Veneno roadster. One of nine roadsters built by Lamborghini to mark its 50th anniversary in 2013. $8.4m.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder. Most believe the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder is among the most beautiful cars ever made. Ferrari built 14 California Spyders during 1958. $9.9m.
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900. The 8C 2900 Alfa Romeo was the most advanced and dominant sports car money could buy. The 2900cc straight eight cylinder supercharged engine featured advancements far ahead of it's time such as dual camshafts, dual magnetos and dry sump oiling. It produced an astounding 180 hp, delivered through a four-speed gearbox. $ 19.5m.
1994 McLaren F1 'LM-Specification' This F1 is the rarest of the rare, one of two of the 64 F1 road cars made converted by the factory to Le Mans specification. $19.8m.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible - $82,500

The 1960 Plymouth Fury is the very picture of late 1950s opulence and splendor. It was Plymouth's most expensive, top of the line luxury car. Fins? check. Jukebox instrument panel? yup. Wide whites on wire wheels? don't be ridiculous. Chrome dripping off every corner? double check. The Fury convertible was produced with a full complement of deluxe options. Power was supplied by a 361 ci B-series Chrysler V-8 engine, good for 310 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque.
Very collectible, this example appeared at Mecum.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Top lots at 2021 Amelia Island

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Torpedo Convertible Coupe. $5,725,000 Presale estimates pegged the droptop for $4m. Best-in-Class finish at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster. With a fully independent suspension and an on-demand Roots supercharger, the 500K was a mechanical wonder. This car sold for $4.9m, representing Bonham’s biggest sale at Amelia Island.
1995 Ferrari F50. $3,772,500. Ferrari’s F50 had its genesis in F1 racing. A technological tour de force, the F50 was the last Ferrari supercar to offer both a manual transmission and open-air driving. The #1 (concours) value of these supercars had been around $2.2m so this $3.77m result exceeded expectations.
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria. Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission. $2.9m
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe. $2,810,000 The 275 saw the Columbo V-12 grow to 3.3 liters. This grand tourer spent 47 years with a single owner. One of just 330 produced over three years, chassis 10987 was the recipient of a two-year restoration and maintains its numbers-matching V-12 engine and transmission.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Hagerty's 2022 "Bull Market" list of classic cars

1969-1974 Ferrari 246 Dino. The car is named after Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari. The car departed from 1960s Ferrari orthodoxy with a transverse V-6 behind the driver. It was built as a tribute to Dino who, before his death in 1956, championed V-6 engines at Ferrari. 3,761 were built with hard-top GT and targa-roofed GTS body styles. The $365k average sounds like a lot of money, but that is peanuts in Ferrari world.
1979-1985 Mazda RX-7. The first-generation FB Mazda RX-7 launched with a 1.1-liter 12A rotary engine producing 100 hp, revving to 7,000 rpm. For its final two years, the RX-7 got the fuel-injected 1.3-liter 13B engine, boosting output to 135 hp. Large production volumes (more than 377k were sold in the U.S.) mean it's still possible to pick up a good one for $17k according to Hagerty.
1963-1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL. The W113-generation 230SL had a 2.3-liter inline-6 producing 170 hp, but the signature "Pagoda" roof made it stand out. Mercedes built nearly 50,000 Pagoda SLs from 1963 to 1971, including later 250SL and 280SL models with more powerful engines. Its the earlier 230SL that has the best value, according to Hagerty, with an average price of $80k for an example in excellent condition.

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America


MSRP is $184,920. Tack on the extended interior package and base MSRP is $192,430.
The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will arrive in late 2022. A limited number will be created, based on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet. It features a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. A twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter boxer six-cylinder engine generates 473 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is standard.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose - $1.9m high bid

Serial no. 06943. Converted Short Nose. One owner for 51 years. Nut and bolt restoration. US spec. 3286cc SOHC V-12 matching-numbers engine. Three carburetors. Factory rated for 280 horsepower at 7,600 RPM.
The Ferrari 275 is the cat's flaming anus. This baby was estimated $2.1m to $2.4m and likely worth every penny. HERE.