Friday, September 22, 2023

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback - Eleanor - $330k

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. Licensed Eleanor® Tribute Edition. 1,067 miles. 427 CI V-8 crate engine. 5-Speed manual. Galaxy Gray over black. Known for its role in the cult classic 'Gone In 60 Seconds', Eleanor is a 1967 Mustang fastback depicted as a Shelby GT500 with a custom body kit.

This example changed hands at Mecum.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale - £3.2m

This 1971 P400 SV Speciale crossed the block at Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime auction. It is one of only 150 P400 SVs produced, and one of 764 Miuras in total. But this is also a speciale with extras like dry sump lubrication and a ZF limited-slip differential.

The bespoke Miura is finished in Oro Metallizzato. (metallic gold)
The Miura's mid-engine, two-seat layout combined high performance and good looks in a single dynamic package. The Italian automaker produced the vehicle until 1973. Towards the end of the car’s production run, the marque put out a more refined version: the P400 SV. Issues were addressed, including the tendendancy of the nose of the car to lift at speed. A separate oil system was provided for the transmission. The Miura Speciale’s alloy V12 delivered 385hp at 7,850 rpm.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

1979 Lincoln Mark V Collector’s Series - $39k

An $8,000 option for the Mark V, the Collector's Series Edition had a base price of nearly $22,000. Original window sticker still affixed. Odometer reads 45 miles. White over blue interior. 400 CI V-8 engine. Automatic transmission. 6,262 were built and they were the last of the full size Lincolns. At 230 inches long, the fourth generation of the Mark V was the largest two-door coupe ever sold by Ford Motor Company. For 1980, the Mark V was replaced by the Continental Mark VI, which significantly reduced exterior dimensions.
The Collector's Series included virtually every available feature as standard equipment on the Mark V.
The 5,000 pound behemouth changed hands at Mecum.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - squared

Factory Rallye Red on Red AAR Cuda. Comprehensive restoration to like original specs. Original drivetrain. Broadcast sheet. Matching numbers 340 6 BBL V-8 engine. Side exhaust. Matching numbers 4-speed transmission. Power brakes. $181k. Here.
Unrestored with original Moulin Rouge paint. Two broadcast sheets. Original matching numbers drivetrain. 340/290 HP 6 BBL engine. Side exhaust. 4-speed manual transmission. Power brakes with front discs. $308k. Here

In 1970, Plymouth entered SCCA Trans-Am racing, contracting with Dan Gurney’s All American Racers (AAR) to build and race cars. Homologation requirements dictated that a manufacturer build a minimum of 2,500 street versions.
2,724 cars were built during a five-week period between March and April 1970.

Tesla Model 3 hearse

Hearses are perfect for electrification. They drive small distances from funeral homes or churches to graveyards, and they have plenty of time to charge between rides. We now have a Tesla Model 3 hearse. Netherlands-based hearse maker Derks unveiled a new Tesla Model 3 hearse for production. People are said to be dying to get into it.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Top 10 at Monterey 2023

1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta $30.2m

1957 Jaguar XKSS Roadster $13.2m.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB - $9.4m

1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica III $6.6m
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $5.4m.

1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Tourer $5.4m.
1914 Mercer Type 35-J Raceabout $4.7m.

1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Cabriolet $4.5m.
1995 Ferrari F50 $4.2m.

2003 Ferrari Enzo $4m.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

1962 Ford Thunderbird M-Code - $220k

New for 1962, M-code cars utilized three two barrel carburetors. This “tri-power” setup was completed with a special intake manifold feeding Ford 406 heads on top of the Thunderbird 390 V8 block, resulting in a monsterous 340hp. The only M-code Sports Roadster painted in Chestnut Metallic in 1962. Concours restoration using many NOS parts. M-code 390/340 HP V-8 engine with Tri-Power. Automatic transmission. Five original NOS Kelsey Hayes wire wheels with Whitewall tires.
1,430 T-Bird buyers ticked the Sports Roadster option box in 1962, but only 120 decided to back that up with the M-Code engine.
This 'Bullet Bird' was awarded First Place honors at the Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) Concours in 2021. It made $220k at Mecum.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Ford Falcon XB Coupe V8 Interceptor

The Ford Falcon (XB) is a full-size car that was produced by Ford Australia from 1973 to 1976. It was the second iteration of the third generation of this Australian-made model. The Pursuit Special, also referred to as the V8 Interceptor, is the iconic black muscle car driven by the main character during much of the Mad Max franchise.

The first car shown in the film with the title Pursuit Special is a 1972 HQ Holden Monaro V8 coupe stolen and driven by the escaped criminal, the Night Rider. The more famous Pursuit Special is a modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT.
The original Interceptor was created using a 1973 Ford XB GT Falcon Hardtop (XB GT Falcon Coupe) as the base vehicle.

1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor - Mad Max - $96,250

Dual Holley 4-barrel carbs. 4-speed manual transmission.
True Australian Falcon XB. Shipped to the US and built with Australian components. Built in the style of Max Rockatansky's modified Interceptor from the Mad Max films. Right hand drive. 351 CI V-8 engine. Functional Weiand blower.
One of the most iconic movie cars ever made, the Falcon XB Interceptor, or Pursuit Special, started life as a 1973 Ford Falcon XB by Ford of Australia. The 1979 movie “Mad Max” called for an intense, mean-looking vehicle. The 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor delivered.
This too cool example made $96k at Mecum against a $15k to $30k estimate.
The 1973 Ford Falcon XB from 2015's Max Max: Fury Road, was up for grabs at Lloyds Classic Car Auctions in 2021. The resurrected version of the original 1973 Ford Falcon XB is known as “Razor Cola”

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

1967 Lincoln Limousine - Elvis - $165k

The Elvis Presley family car. Documented with copy of the original title application in Elvis Presley's name. Presented to Elvis Presley as wedding gift by his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Elvis Presley owned this car when he got married and his daughter was born. The whereabouts of limo car have been unknown for decades. Part of the Petrozzini collection since the 1980s.
When Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in May 1967, his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, gave the newlyweds this 1967 Lincoln Continental Executive Limousine by Lehmann-Peterson as a wedding gift.
Unlike most of Elvis' cars, this 1967 Lincoln Continental Limousine was largely forgotten over time. It was equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, a power antenna, a power front bench seat, an in-dash clock and a host of other luxurious amenities. A 462 CI V-8 with an automatic transmission powered the limousine.
The car made $165k in 2019 at Mecum.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

200 barn find cars

The video opens with American muscle, namely a pair of first-gen Camaros and a red Shelby Mustang – possibly a 1969 GT500. A rare 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible pokes its unmistakable hood from under cover. And then the Auburns. A pair of Auburn Boattail Speedsters at 7:33 sitting in a corner of the warehouse are the cat's anus. The blue one might be a supercharged model, commanding serious money.
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe - $50k high bid

10,044 miles. Z06 model with Z07 Track Performance Package, 1 of 3,378 Z07s for 2015. Factory carbon fiber upgrades including front splitter and side skirts. The car started around $85k for the performance package. For that money one got a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V-8 rated at 650 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters directs power to the rear wheels. Low mileage examples may represent a bargain. The major problem with the 2015 Z06 is the buggy infotainment system.

This example failed to change hands at Mecum.