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>Legendary Ex- Briggs Cunningham 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans will be a highlight at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction that will feature an impressive catalog of performance-bred sports and racing cars.

RM Sotheby’s will be hosting their Amelia Island auction on May 22 at the Ritz-Carlton where a distinguished lineup of highly coveted motorsports cars will feature during the event. 

Taking center stage during the event will be a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans that represents a huge milestone in American motorsport history. 

1960 Ex-Briggs Cunningham Chevrolet Corvette

Estimate: $900,000 to $1,300,000 / No Reserve

Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The example on offer is one of the three Corvettes that American privateer Briggs Cunningham ran. It was developed with the assistance of a Chevrolet team under Corvette lead Zora Arkus-Duntoy in preparation for the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Cunningham Teams Chevrolet Corvettes at Le Mans 24 Hours, 1960

The C1 Corvette, chassis no. 3535, was Cunningham’s final attempt to achieve his goal of conquering the most challenging race in the world using an American vehicle while being driven by American drivers.

Chassis 3535 was run at the 1960 Le Mans wearing the #1 livery with Bill Kimberly at the wheel. Unfortunately, on the 23rd lap, their hopes of victory were dashed when the car was forced to retire due to an accident. The Cunningham team on the day, however, achieved an impressive class victory through John Fitch and Bob Grossman driving the #3 livery.  

1960 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans at 1960 Le Mans

The example had been thought lost until it was rediscovered in 2012. The Corvette, under private ownership, underwent extensive modification but kept many of its existing features that enabled confirmation of its historical provenance. 

front of 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans
Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: 1960 Corvette Le Mans Heads Motorsport Lineup at Amelia Island Auction
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/1960-corvette-le-mans-amelia-island-auction/
Published Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 08:16:29 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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