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As part of the celebration of the 10th edition of Le Mans Classic, Artcurial Motorcars will be presenting 189 exceptional lots for the Le Mans Classic sale. On Saturday, July 2, Automobilia, Motorcycles, and Collectors’ Cars will go through the block and offered for sale on the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans.

Artcurial Motorcars Director Matthieu Lamoure shared, “From the Maserati A6 GCS, delivered new in France, to the Airstream caravan, this edition of Le Mans Classic promises a spectacle as exciting in the auction tent as on the 24 Hour circuit!”

The 2022 Le Mans Classic sale will have 137 collectors’ motorcars which will feature competition cars, Grand Tourers, sports cars, classics, cabriolets, youngtimers, and curiosities. There will also be 19 exceptional motorbikes coming from two collections. 33 automobilia lots will also be offered which includes two helmets: one was worn by Alain Prost in 1989, while the other was signed by the Tour Auto winners. 87 out of the 189 lots are offered at No Reserve.

The featured collection for the Le Mans Classic sale is the one that has been dubbed the discovery of the year. The Pierre Héron Collection will offer 24 exciting barn-find French cars that has been buried in dust for 40 years. An exclusive collaboration between Renault and Artcurial Motorcars offers 8 remarkable lots with an impressive history.

Other featured vehicles include:

1954 Maserati A6 CGS/53 Fiandri Spyder #2071

This example was delivered new in France and was immediately raced at the Tour de France Automobile 1954 where it took the class victory and placed 6th overall. It is one of the most authentic examples of the A6 GCS and it comes with a complete and open history as well as a well-documented racing provenance. It is estimated at €3,250,000 – €3,650,000

1983 Renault RE40 #03

Four-time F1 World Champion Alain Prost raced the example during the 1983 season and it is estimated at €800,000 – €1,200,000.

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1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
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1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

This matching numbers example was sold new in Germany. It is estimated at €950,000 – €1,150,000.

1986 Toyota Tom’s 86C Group C

This example is the only Toyota Tom’s 86C factory car remaining and it even has a known Group C history. It is estimated at €500,000 – €700,000 and is offered at No Reserve.

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1937 Frazer Nash BMW 328
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1937 Frazer Nash BMW 328 Roadster

Previously owned by Earl Howe, this example has a rich and prestigious history. BMW Classic worked on a high-level restoration on the example, making it eligible for all top international historic events. It is estimated at €50,000 – €700,000.

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There are also two very interesting collections that will be offered at the Le Mans Classic sale. The Renault Icons collection which will offer eight legendary Renault vehicles, with most of them offered at No Reserve. 24 French barn-find cars which has been hidden from the world for almost 40 years will be offered from the Pierre Héron collection. Most of the barn-find vehicles are Delahaye, Grégoire, and Talbot cars.

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By: Reggie
Title: 2022 Le Mans Classic Sale By Artcurial Motorcars
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2022-le-mans-classic-sale-by-artcurial-motorcars/
Published Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:10:36 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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