Friday, September 30, 2022

Enzo brutalized in Netherlands

A supercar in distress is never a pleasant sight. An Enzo brutalized is a crying offense. It's believed the driver of the car was a mechanic at a Ferrari dealer in Hilversum. The car's registration plates were identified as being "garage" plates. The car left the N221 highway in Baarn in January 2022.
An Enzo will bring something past $3m. This Enzo significantly less. On the semi bright side, values for the other 399 examples are on the rise.
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster - $165k

Ground-up concours restoration to factory specs with 10 miles since completion. Restoration completed in August 2022 on 49,000 mile California car. Rebuilt 390/300 HP Thunderbird V-8 engine. Automatic transmission. Power steering. Power brakes. Restored and detailed drivetrain, chassis and top mechanism. Custom tanned Red leather made to original factory specifications. Multiple award winner. 1,427 Sports Roadsters were produced in 1962
Ford introduced the third generation Thunderbird in 1961. The new sleek, aerodynamic design was influenced by the fighter jets of the era. The pinnacle of the third generation Thunderbird was the Sports Roadster package introduced in 1962 and only offered through the 1963 model year. T-birds were priced at a hefty $5,439 in 1962, and $5,563 in 1963.
1962 saw the introduction of the M-code engine. M-code cars utilized three two barrel carburetors. This “tri-power” setup was completed with a special intake manifold resulting in an incredible 340hp.
At Mecum.

Monday, September 26, 2022

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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.
Up for grabs at Mecum.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

1963 Dodge M-37 Truck - $11k


Odometer reads 2,087 miles. Sold with trailer.
Finished in Olive drab with matching interior. U.S. Army graphics. Canvas cab top. Rear mounted shovel and axe. Fender mounted gas can. Grille and headlight guard.
The Dodge M37 3⁄4-ton 4x4 truck was Dodge's follow-up to their successful WC Series from World War II. Introduced in 1951, it was used extensively by the United States armed forces during the Korean war. Between 1951 and 1968, some 115,000 Dodge M37s were produced. They were out of significant military service by the late 1970s.
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Friday, September 23, 2022

1962 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedge

First Super Stock Max Wedge built with a manual transmission. Chrysler Registry documented. Odometer reads 6,593 miles. Restored to original specifications with upgrade to 500-plus HP. 413 CI V-8 engine.
Chrysler was getting harsh reviews in 1962 on it's new styling. The saving grace was the introduction of the 413 Maximum Performance Wedge, known as the Max Wedge. The dual carb cross ram 413 produced 425 bhp and ran 12 second quarter miles right from the showroom floor. Balanced and blueprinted it was 500 hp and 470 Ft-lbs of torque.
The B-Body 413 Max Wedge was the perfect sleeper: even after everyone woke up, it was still unbeatable. 1962 Max Wedge Dodges and Plymouths were among the very first muscle cars. Production volumes using the monster engine were low. Dodge produced 298 while Plymouth built 214. There are some 37 1962 Plymouth Savoy Max Wedges registered. This example appears at Mecum.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible - $962k

1 of 12 ZR2 Special Purpose engine packages produced and only 2 convertible ZR2s. Unrestored with 8,702 miles, lowest mileage ZR2 known to exist. Documented with tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate and dealer shipping order. LS6 454/425 HP engine. M22 4-speed close ratio heavy duty manual transmission. Brands Hatch Green exterior. Black leather interior. J56 special heavy duty brakes. F41 special front and rear suspension. Auxiliary hardtop.

The option was $1,221, on top of the coupe's $5,496 base price.
The LS6 engine RPO was offered only for one model year - 1971. With 454 cubic inches, a cast-iron block and aluminum heads, the LS6 was second only to the L88 racing engine. The original LS6 produced 425 bhp and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971. Only 188 cars were produced with this powerplant, less than 1% of Corvette's 21,801 production run for the year.
So are they giving this hugely collectible 1 of 2 corvette ZR2 away? Probably not. The other ZR2 convertible made $440k in 2010. HERE. This example appeared at Mecum.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary - $800k high bid

98 miles, 157km. 1 of 657 25th Anniversary models produced. 5.2L V-12 engine rated at 455 HP. Gated ZF 5-speed manual transmission. Single plate hydraulic clutch. Independent front suspension with unequal length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar. Independent rear suspension with upper lateral link and radius arms, lower reversed wishbone and radius arm, dual coil springs and telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.
Lamborghini‘s most iconic model was in production from 1974 to 1990. Five models of its pioneering supercar emerged. The 25th Anniversary Edition was the last. A 5.2-liter DOHC V-12 equipped with six Weber carburetors spit out 455 horses and 370 ft lbs of twist. This is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

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