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AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Chevrolet Vehicles at the 2023 Las Vegas Auction

The 2023 Las Vegas Auction showcased an extensive display of GM’s iconic Bowtie brand, spanning over 70 years of history. The event was filled with remarkable offerings, including coveted Blazers, Camaros and a plethora of breathtaking Corvettes. Here are the top Chevrolets at the 2023 Las Vegas Auction:


Pictured above, this 2023 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with the 3LZ Equipment Group, Z07 Performance Package and Carbon Aero Package. White Pearl with gray stripes over a Carbon White red-stitched interior, Torch Red seat belts, suede-wrapped carbon-fiber steering wheel. 500 actual miles.

Fully documented build powered by a modern LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 650hp and 650 ft/lbs of torque paired with an 8L90E 8-speed automatic transmission with a tap shifter. Title branded Reconstructed Vehicle.

Powered by a 670hp 5.5-liter V8 engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Has carbon-ceramic brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, carbon-fiber interior trim, front-lift adjustable height. 902 actual miles. From the Tyler Hoover Collection.

Powered by a 5.5-liter V8 LT6 engine matched with a sophisticated 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Equipped with the 3LZ package, which showcases a blend of top-tier performance and luxury.

Powered by a 6.2-liter LS3 engine backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Full rotisserie custom Resto-Mod with features that include an Art Morrison chassis, a custom Moore & Giles leather interior and Restomod air conditioning.

Powered by a 6.2-liter engine with an LT5 supercharger paired with an upgraded 10-speed automatic transmission. Hennessey custom edition, Serial #01, that produces 1,200hp at 6,800 rpm.

Powered by a modified 383ci stroker V8 engine paired with a 700R4 transmission. Has undergone a ground-up restoration and features a 9-inch rear end, 4-link rear suspension, coilovers, air conditioning, power windows and Wilwood brakes.

Powered by a 283ci fuel-injected engine with a Powerglide automatic transmission. Frame-off restored to original specifications painted Inca Silver with Ivory coves with black convertible top. From The Bryan Frank Collection.

Powered by a 409ci engine with two 4-barrel carburetors and a 4-speed manual transmission. 2,541 miles (title reads exempt). Part of the 409 Collection from The Bryan Frank Collection.

Restored and powered by a 283ci V8 engine paired with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Equipped with a 17-inch steering wheel and whitewall tires.

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Title: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Top Chevrolet Vehicles at the 2023 Las Vegas Auction
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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

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Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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