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On March 16-19, the annual auction hosted by Mecum at State Farm Stadium in Arizona will be returning for the fourth time. At Glendale 2022, collector cars from esteemed collections and stand-out individual offerings have been added to the lineup of the upcoming event. There will roughly be around 1,500 classic and collector vehicles that will be on offer and around 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia.

One of the latest collections to be added to the event is The Marty Nelson Collection. It consists of 20 vehicles with a wide variety of American classics like the 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe Deville (Lot S127), a 1956 Ford F100 Pickup (Lot S131.1), and a 1957 Buick Special Convertible (Lot S128). The collection also features three Chevrolet Corvettes: a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S132) equipped with a 327/340 HP V-8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission, a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition Convertible (Lot S137) with a Sebring Silver finish matched with red leather interior and black convertible top, last but not the least is the 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S133) with only 35,000 miles on the odometer.

Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster (Lot S194)

Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster (Lot S194)
Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster (Lot S194)

The Jim Osterman Collection is a collection of 10 vehicles with American classics like Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, and Chrysler. Five of the cars in the collection will be offered at no reserve including a couple of Chevrolet Bel Air Convertibles: a 1957 model (Lot S167.1) that had a rotisserie restoration on its Tropical Turquoise exterior and a 1955 model (Lot S165) with a Gypsy Red/India Ivory finish matched with Red and Ivory interior.

Another collection on offer is the Triple B Collection. It consists a variety of vehicles which includes a 1970 Chevrolet Impala Kingswood Wagon (Lot T146) equipped with a fuel-injected 502 CI V-8 engine, and a 1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (Lot T135) with fuel-inject 5.7-liter V-8 engine. It also has several Ford Mustang models in the collection like the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt (Lot T136) that only has a mileage of 16,800 miles, only 5,772 were produced in 2008, and it is one of only 1,426 units which were finished in black. A 2007 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 2 Convertible (Lot T148) is also part of the collection. It has a supercharged 4.6-liter SOHC V-8 engine and only has 9,125 miles on the odometer.

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 265 CI, Automatic (Lot S165)

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 265 CI, Automatic (Lot S165)
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 265 CI, Automatic (Lot S165)

Other consignments worthy of attention include a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta (Lot S174). Only 499 units were produced, and this example only has 98 miles on the odometer. A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S145) is number 940 out of only 1,270 units produced and it only has 182 miles on it. A couple of Lamborghinis are also on offer, a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster (Lot S194). Only 49 of these gorgeous Roadsters were produced and only two of them were given the Grigio Avlon finish. A 1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster (Lot S155). In 1996, only 12 units were produced for the U.S. market and it only has 8,594 miles. A 1979 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S188.1) is another interesting example. It has only had one owner from new and really low mileage of only 110 miles.

2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Lot S145)

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By: Reggie
Title: Around 1,500 Examples On Offer At Mecum Glendale 2022
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/around-1500-examples-on-offer-at-mecum-glendale-2022/
Published Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 17:34:46 +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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