Tuesday, October 25, 2022

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

KK no. 1492. Original drivetrain. Extensive restoration to like original specs by marque expert Bob Perkins. MCACN Concours Gold. Odometer reads 1,287 miles. Black Jade with original Black interior. Matching numbers 429 CI 820-S NASCAR V-8 engine. 4-speed transmission. Original Ford/Motorcraft battery and battery box included.
To compete with the Mopar HEMI engine in NASCAR, Ford launched the BOSS 429 V8 in 1969. It was built as a limited production Mustang Fastback to meet the required homologation of 500 units. Power was rated to 375 hp though 500 hp was easily attainable. In 1969 cars could be ordered in Raven Black, Wimbledon White, Royal Maroon, Candyapple Red, and Black Jade.
859 units in total were built over 2 years. This bad boy can be yours (for something past $250k) at Mecum.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Ferrari F50

The Ferrari F50 is a mid-engine sports car made from 1995–1997. The car is powered by a 4.7 L naturally aspirated Tipo F130B 60-valve V12 engine that was developed from the 3.5 L V12 used in the 1990 Ferrari 641 Formula One. Power is 512 hp and 347 lb⋅ft at 6,500 rpm through a 6 speed gearbox. Succeeding the turbocharged F40, the naturally aspirated F50 is a monster. A scant 349 cars left the factory gates, making it rarer than the fabled Enzo. With the mid mounted V12 bolted onto the carbon-fibre chassis, the F50 used cutting-edge technology.
The F50 wasn't appreciated as a highly sought after ‘halo’ Ferrari supercar at first.

Things change and today the F50 is a highly required car in any serious Ferrari collection. It is 'Number 4' of the top 5.
The Ferrari F50 has been described as an 'F1 car dressed as a road car.'

A 1997 Ferrari F50 has an estimate of $3.7m - $4.6 at RM Sotheby's.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Ferrari 288 GTO

The Ferrari 288 GTO is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 through 1987. The GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars. It was designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologata (homologated in Italian). The GTO was based on the mid-engine, rear wheel drive 308 GTB. The "288" refers to the GTO's 2.8 litre V8 engine with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection.
It made 400hp through a five-speed manual. The 272 examples were built in a three-year production run. The GTO had 0-60 mph times around 5 seconds. Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds flat and a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h), making it the first street-legal production car to reach 300 km/h (186 mph).

The 288 GTO is considered today to be the first of Ferrari’s modern supercars. It is the first of the 'Top 5' modern Ferrari. It made an indelible mark on the automotive industry. It proved to be a thrilling car to drive on the road, and it is hugely prized today.

Hagerty values a concours quality GTO at $4.1m

Saturday, October 15, 2022

1987 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

The most extreme iteration of Ferrari’s 288 GTO platform was the 288 GTO Evoluzione. The FIA permitted automakers to build 20 “Evolution” models per year, from which 5 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione emerged. Revised bodywork comprised Kevlar and fiberglass and included a carbon-fiber rear wing. The longitudinally mounted, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 used larger turbos to make 650 bhp, a jump from the 394 bhp of the road-going 288 GTO.
This Evoluzione was the 4th built and will be offered through RM Sotheby’s sealed bid process from October 19 through 21.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

1971 Lamborghini Miura SV by Bertone - £2,058,125

One of 150 Miura SVs produced, and 1 of 23 US-spec examples. In Verde Miura. Offered from The Gran Turismo Collection. The Lamborghini Miura was the first mid-engined car to match striking good looks with huge power. Lamborghini’s flagship supercar was fitted with a V-12 4-litre fed via 4 downdraft Weber 40 IDL carbs. A 5-speed gearbox is mounted transversely behind the seats, with engine and transmission sharing a common oil supply.
The model’s success resulted in 762 examples leaving the factory over a seven-year period. The rarest and most desirable of all was the SV, with only 150 made. The SV featured many design improvements and was the most powerful variant, with output rated at 385 horsepower.
Fewer than 30,000 miles are on the clock. Estimate is £1.9m - £2.2m
The car is up for grabs HERE
See ----->https://superautoworld.blogspot.com/2019/08/lamborghini-miura-svj.html

Sunday, October 9, 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.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Another Enzo brutalized

Some Guernsey airhead smashed his Enzo into a humble Honda Jazz, worth around £5,000, in a 40 m/h zone. A resident posted "Not surprised with the Ferrari racing around all morning"

The remaining 398 Enzos continue to appreciate, faster.