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The latest Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, the world’s top event devoted entirely to Ferrari classics, has just ended. This year’s event, the 31st, included two extraordinary celebrations: one marking Ferrari’s 75th anniversary and the other the 60th birthday of the Ferrari 250 GTO. A Ferrari 365 P Speciale (chassis no. 8971), representing the production year 1966, was judged the Overall Outstanding Ferrari Granturismo, while a 250 GTO from 1964 (chassis no. 5573 GT) took the Overall Outstanding Ferrari Competition award.

The highlight of the event is the concours, with vehicles judged on their originality and correctness—the goal being to find the best-preserved-or-restored cars on show. The globally renowned judging panel is made up of experts from across the USA and Europe, and winning one of the show’s major awards would be a feather in the cap of any Ferrari owner. The Cavallino Classic takes place at The Breakers, a Grand Hotel from a Grand Era, which is beautifully restored and wonderfully maintained. It is the perfect setting to host the perfect event.

White 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale at Cavallino Classic 2022

White 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale at Cavallino Classic 2022
1966 365 P- Luigi Chinetti NART Race Car Triposta.

Black and white photo of 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale

Black and white photo of 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale

That’s how the first owner of this 1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale—nicknamed “Tre Posti” for its driver-centered, three-passenger cabin—felt after plunking down $26,000 in August 1967.

At first glance, the 365P looks like a widened and stretched 1967 Dino 206GT, Ferrari’s first mid-engine production car. But under the impossibly long tail hid a 4.4-liter, three-carb V-12 and all the internal organs of Chinetti’s 365P2 race car—campaigned by his North American Racing Team, known as NART.

It was barely street-legal, with an integrated chrome roll cage, competition pedals, and a gas tank that Chinetti modified so the car’s driver wouldn’t have to drag the fuel nozzle inside the leather cockpit. NART badges with American flags were fastened to an otherwise oily-smooth white body.

With only 4950 miles and no seat belts, the Tre Posti is a remarkable preservation of when Ferrari sold road cars merely to finance its racing teams. And perhaps it was best that the Tre Posti was never built as a series production car. When it debuted, Road & Track drew a cartoon showing both of this car’s doors open, a man in the central driver’s seat, and two women fighting on the Italian roadside.

1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale Key Specs:

Engine: 4.4 L (4390.35 cc) Colombo V12Designer: Aldo Brovarone at PininfarinaWidth: 1,890 mm (74.4 in)Body style: 2-door 3-seat Berlinetta

This particular 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Two with a recovered 365 P chassis received special bodywork. Built on chassis 8971, this white supercar was one of Sergio Pininfarina’s first designs. It was built in a pair of cars ordered by Fiat Boss Gianni Agnelli, and one was prematurely displayed at the 1966 Paris Motor Show without its full running gear on Pininfarina’s stand.

The 365 P was a radical platform for a new design study, as it was intended as a Le Mans contender. Located midship, the 4.4 liter V12 that powered this car produced 380 horsepower—and that was in detuned form. Internally at Pininfarina, the car was known as “Coupe Ferrari 3 Posti” for its unique three-seat design. Much like the modern day McLaren, it has a central driver’s position with two seats at each side of the driver. This layout is advantageous because it gives a high level of visibility to the driver and maximizes interior space.

Pininfarina’s exterior design borrowed many traits from the Dino prototypes shown in 1965. Because of its numerous similarities and

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By: Michael DiPleco
Title: 31st Palm Beach Cavallino Classic 2022
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/31st-palm-beach-cavallino-classic-2022/
Published Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2022 15:25:55 +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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