Friday, March 31, 2023

2000 Ferrari F1-2000

Campaigned by Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher in his first Ferrari World Championship-winning season and Ferrari’s 2000 Formula One Drivers’ World Championship. Schumacher and the Scuderia formed a history-making partnership, winning five back-to-back Formula One World Drivers’ Championships between 2000 and 2004 and topping the Constructors’ table six times. The Ferrari F1-2000 was a machine that reset the bar for engineering and performance for its time. A dominant performance by Schumacher in the opening race of the season was just the beginning. Chassis is carbon-fibre and composite honeycomb. Front Suspension: Independent, push-rod activated torsion arms. Rear Suspension: Independent, push-rod activated torsion arms.
Brakes: Ventilated carbon-fibre discs. Tires: Bridgestone. Wheels: 13" (front and rear). Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, longitudinal semi-automatic sequential electronically controlled 7-speed gearbox + reverse, limited-slip differential.
Engine is a Ferrari Typo 049, 90° V10, die-cast aluminium (7% silicon). Total displacement is 2,997 cc with maximum power output over 770 hp.
The race car crosses the block at RM Sothebys with an estimate of $7.5m to $9.5m.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Cavallino Rampante - Prancing Horse

On 17 June 1923, Enzo Ferrari won a race at the Savio track in Ravenna where he met the Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca, an ace of the Italian air force, who used to paint a horse on the side of his planes.

The Countess suggested Ferrari use this horse on his cars, saying that it would bring him luck.
Ferrari has used the cavallino rampante on official company stationery since 1929. Since the 1920s, Italian race cars of Alfa Romeo, Maserati and later Ferrari and Abarth were (and often still are) painted in "race red" (Rosso Corsa). This was the customary national racing color of Italy.

Stud farm in Italian is scuderia.

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona NASCAR - $1.4m

Previously piloted by NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Allison. On August 24, 1969, Allison ran the no. 22 car for four laps in excess of 200 MPH. Restored in correct Red and Gold Coca-Cola no. 22 livery after being discovered in a barn. Bobby Allison personally inspected this car and verified its authenticity in a handwritten letter dated November 10, 1999. Dash autographed by Allison in two locations. First Place Award at the 2005 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. 426/650 HP Hemi engine built and dyno tested by Dick Landy.
Back on the block after bringing $1.4m in January. This chunk of automotive history is up for grabs again at Mecum.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

2022 Ford Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition

15 miles. Heritage Edition with over-the-top Wimbledon White painted stripes, $12,140 option. Supercharged 5.2L V-8 engine. Rated at 760 HP and 625 lb-ft of torque. Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Brittany Blue with Ebony interior featuring Gray accents. Recaro seats. Unique hood with vent and hood pins. Front bucket seats with heated and cooled climate control functions. Optional Technology Package, $3,000. Bang and Olufsen 12-speaker sound system. Magneride damping system. 12 inch LCD fully digital gauge cluster.
Rock bottom base price for the 2022 Ford Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition is $76,695. For those unwilling to wait in line Mecum has the answer. Here

David Lee Ferrari collection

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole - Magnum, P.I.

The 1980s were a boom time for sports cars, and most famous was Ferrari's mid-engine V-8 two-seater, the 308 (and the later 328). The 308 got a big push start from its star turn in the long-running TV series Magnum, P.I. The GTS features the must-have lift-off targa top, and a Quattrovalvole meaning a 2.9-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 with four-valve heads introduced in 1983. About 12,000 308s were produced over the nine years from 1976 to 1985. The car was fast and had serious power.

The Ferrari 308 GTS was a preeminent symbol in many scenes of the show. Producers used as many as five Ferrari 308s for each season.
Haggerty suggests a concours 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole is trending around $240k.

Monday, March 27, 2023

1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti

1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti
One of the rarest Ferraris in existence became one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. Price tag: £25 million, or about $36 million. Only four of the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti were made.

Auction house Artcurial Motorcars put the vehicle on the block during its annual Retromobile sale in Paris in 2016.

A 4.1-litre V12 engine gives the car 400 horsepower, enabling it to reach a top speed of 190 miles per hour, unheard of at the time.
The car won the Cuban Grand Prix in 1958, finished second in the Mille Miglia, and set a lap record at Le Mans during its racing career, having been driven by the likes of Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider by Scaglietti

In 1955 a new team was formed by Ferrari for 1956. They came up with a new two-litre sports racing car: the 500 TR. This was the first Ferrari designated with the new name 'Testa Rossa'. The four-cylinder type 500 TR was introduced in 1956 and was the successor to the 500 Mondial.
19 cars were produced in total. 10 months after its introduction the 500 TRC was replaced by the 250 Testa Rossa.
As the last four-cylinder sports racing car, the 500 TRC marked the end of an era at Ferrari.
This car was the 6th of 19 cars made. Chassis no. 0670 MDTR was sold new on 4 April, 1957. The car sold for €2,800,000 in 2011.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

The Ferrari TR, or 250 Testa Rossa, is a race car built by Ferrari in the 1950s and 1960s. They were introduced at the end of the 1957 season in preparation for Le Mans and World Sports Car Championship races from 1958. The cars dominated their competition, with variations winning 10 World Sports Car Championship races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1958, 1960, and 1961.
In all, thirty-four 250 Testa Rossas were built, from 1956 through 1961. The phrase Testa Rossa means "red head", a reference to the red valve covers.
The original 250 TR had unorthodox bodywork by Scaglietti. This model is often called the "Pontoon" TR.

More orthodox bodywork came in 1958. The 250 TRs of 1960 and 1961 were dominant racers, obliterating the competition. The 250 TR is among the most valuable cars in the world. In 2011, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39m. A 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for a record $39.8m in 2012.
Candy tycoon Giorgio Perfetti in 2012.
The protagonist is a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. “Lucybelle” competed in the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans. #0732 placed 7th. A car worth millions and with an important history, most would keep it permanently in an air conditioned museum with all possible comforts. Beating the crap out of this historic icon on ice is an offense. One might tell this too rich terd that this is a race car and he looks like a big homosexual. Pffffft.

Information suggests S/N 0732 TR has been owned since January 1992 by Giorgio Perfetti in Switzerland, who got the car from Kerry Manolas in Australia.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro - $412k

YS-8051, listed in the Yenko Registry. 427 CI V-8 engine. Holley 4053 4-barrel carburetor. Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Corvette Bronze exterior. Black interior. Original 140 MPH speedometer. Stewart Warner tachometer. Fewer than 20 of the original 64 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaros are known to exist.
1968 Yenko SCs came from Chevrolet with the L78 396 V-8 beneath the hood. The 396 short-block was swapped out for a 427 short-block before the 396's cylinder heads and aluminum intake manifold were bolted back on. The L72 engine was rated at 425 hp.
This American muscle car royalty appeared at Mecum with an estimate of $375k - $425k

Monday, March 20, 2023

The Fonz's 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 = $231,562

A famous Triumph crossed the auction block at Bonhams in late 2021. The Happy Days TV series had 3 Triumphs made for Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli.
The bike sold for $179,200 at a Julien’s Auction in Vegas in 2018.

Friday, March 17, 2023

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS

YS-8035. Held by current owner for the last 42 years. Built by Don Yenko. 1 of a purported 64 Yenko Super Camaros made for 1968. 1 of 11 RS/SS Yenko Camaros made in 1968. Matador Red over black. Functional Ram-Air fiberglass hood with hood pins. 12-bolt Positraction rear end with 4.88 gears and C-clip eliminators. 140 mph speedometer with auxiliary 3-gauge pod mounted centrally under the dash. Front disc brakes. 1 1/16 inch sway bar.

Behold American muscle car royalty.
Ranide Berton of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania bought YS-8035 on October 29, 1968, ringing up a huge $5,445.20. In 2010, the car was stripped to bare metal. A new coat of the original color of Matador Red was applied. At some point, the car’s speedometer cable was removed, with the odometer reading 7,130 miles.
Will this baby be given away? Probably not. In 2017 an award winning 1968 Yenko Super Camaro sold for $600k and it was not an RS/SS.

Up for grabs at Mecum.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Bloomington Gold, Survivor and Benchmark certified. In the care of a single family since new. Original bill of sale and window sticker. Odometer reads 20,105 miles. Honduras Maroon over black interior. Hardtop and soft top. Original 327/340 HP V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Positraction rear end. Wonderbar radio. The Corvette C1 was the first generation of the Corvette. It was introduced late in the 1953 model year and produced through 1962. This generation is commonly referred to as the "solid-axle" generation, as the independent rear suspension did not appear until the 1963 Stingray.
With a new and larger engine the 1962 Corvette was the quickest to date. Displacement of the small-block V8 increased from 283 cu in (4.6 L) to 327 cu in (5,360 cc), which was rated at 250 hp in its base single 4-barrel carb version.

Haggerty suggests a concours 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is trending around $180k.
14,531 corvettes were produced in 1962. Base price was $4,038. This example crosses the block at Mecum.