LOT #785 – 1965 SHELBY GT350R RE-CREATION – NO RESERVE
LOT #779 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG 428 SCJ DRAG PACK – NO RESERVE
American muscle cars represent an iconic chapter in American automotive history, capturing the essence of raw power and nostalgia. Born in the mid-20th century, they emerged as a symbol of freedom and rebellion, embodying the pursuit of speed and dominance on the open road. These cars epitomized “muscle” in the automotive world, with their high-displacement engines producing thunderous horsepower. They sparked fierce rivalries and fueled the imaginations of gearheads and enthusiasts alike. Despite evolving fuel efficiency and environmental concerns, the allure of American muscle endures, as modern incarnations combine power with advanced technology, proving that the spirit of muscle cars remains indomitable in the hearts of many.
The Sherwood Classics Collection boasts a quintet of exceptional American muscle cars, highlighting the epitome of automotive power. All five are offered with No Reserve at the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction, scheduled to take place from September 28 to 30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Among the remarkable offerings is a 1965 Shelby GT350 custom fastback, a tribute to the legendary Shelby-built race cars. This vehicle showcases a Wimbledon White exterior adorned with striking Guardsman Blue racing stripes. It boasts a GT350R body conversion using original parts sourced directly from Shelby American more than three decades ago and, to add a touch of authenticity, it proudly bears the signature of the late Carroll Shelby.
LOT #439 – 1969 OLDSMOBILE 442 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
Beneath the hood, the GT350 packs a punch with its 289ci A-code engine featuring a Ford Motorsport cam, high-rise aluminum intake, Holley carburetor and Shelby Tri-Y headers. Power is seamlessly channeled through a TREMEC 5-speed manual transmission connected to an aluminum driveshaft and on to a Ford 9-inch rear end, which is equipped with an Auburn LSD and Richmond 3.50 gears for an exhilarating driving experience.
The Sherwood Classics Collection also includes four notable classics from the 1969 model year. These include a formidable Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 SCJ Drag Pack, an elegant Oldsmobile 442 convertible, a sporty Chevrolet Nova and a meticulously crafted Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible re-creation.
The 1969 Ford Mustang 428 SCJ Drag Pack stands out as one of only 34 Mach 1 428 Super Cobra Jet Drag Pack 4.30 Traction-Lok-axle cars ever produced. It boasts a potent matching-numbers R-code 428ci Super Cobra Jet engine, seamlessly mated to a Toploader 4-speed transmission. Unique to this specimen is the Drag Pack, complemented by an aftermarket air-conditioning system. Inside, the cabin is appointed with black knit-vinyl bucket seats, a comprehensive instrumentation panel and a Hurst shifter. Completing the package are the authentic chrome steel wheels and Goodyear Polyglas tires, ensuring an authentic and thrilling driving experience.
LOT #429 – 1969 CHEVROLET NOVA – NO RESERVE
The Oldsmobile 442 convertible, powered by its original 400ci Rocket V8 engine, boasts authentication from GM Canada Vintage Vehicle Services, cementing its genuine heritage. The Rocket 400 is a marvel of engineering, characterized by its highly efficient wedge-head design, featuring a standard stroke and under-square bore configuration, which results in an impressive 325 horsepower. When you engage the throttle, the car’s substantial QUADRAJet 4-barrel carburetor expertly blends fuel from new stainless fuel lines with air drawn through the original air cleaner, channeling this potent mixture through the correct cast-iron intake manifolds. This 442 comes with a comprehensive document trail, spanning from its factory Build Sheet all the way to its recent refreshing, ensuring its historical significance and meticulous care are preserved for generations to come.
The 1969 Chevrolet Nova commands attention with its original, high-performance pedigree. Under the hood, it houses the factory-installed solid-lifter L78 375hp 396ci V8 engine, paired with the correct Muncie M-21 4-speed transmission and a fitting 12-bolt posi-traction rear axle. Equipped with front disc brakes and vacuum power brakes, this Nova delivers both power and control. The car’s interior is adorned with factory tach and console gauges, offering a complete driving experience. The front bucket seats enhance comfort and style. The exterior boasts a straight, rust-free body, resplendent in its factory Dusk Blue finish. Authenticity is further highlighted by the correct SS wheels and red line tires, completing the classic look of this iconic Chevrolet Nova.
LOT #423 – 1969
Title: A SAMPLE OF AMERICAN MUSCLE: The Sherwood Classics Collection
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Published Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2023 18:27:11 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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