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LOT #685 – 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL ROADSTER – N0 RESERVE

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 21, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction more than 45 collector cars from the SoCal Collection at the upcoming Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2. Offered with No Reserve, this vast collection features incredible diversity with marques including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Buick, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Plymouth, Pontiac and Studebaker.

LOT #760 – 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM ROADSTER – NO RESERVE

Some highlights of the collection include a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Roadster (Lot #760) and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window (Lot #760.1). The Resto-Mod 1960 Corvette was rotisserie built from the ground up and is finished in Roman Red with Tuxedo Black coves. Under the power electric hood lies an LS3 6.2-liter V8 crate engine producing 430hp backed by a TREMEC 5-speed TKO manual transmission and a high-performance Street Shop limited-slip differential. The 1963 Split-Window is powered by a matching-numbers 327/300hp V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and is finished in factory code 900 Tuxedo Black over a red interior.

“Barrett-Jackson has a long history of selling collections and we’re proud to feature the SoCal Collection at our Las Vegas Auction this year,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This offering is incredibly diverse. With Resto-Mods, American classics from the fifties, sixties and seventies, as well as European collectibles such as the two Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadsters all selling with No Reserve, this offering features some wonderful cars fit for any collection.”

Lot #685 is a matching-numbers 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster that underwent a professional restoration. The original 1897cc engine was rebuilt and retains the correct dual Solex carburetors mated to its original 4-speed transmission. The restored interior features black leather seats, a white steering wheel, a factory radio and a clock. A second Mercedes-Benz 190SL crossing the block with No Reserve is a 1961 model (Lot #775.1) finished in Ivory paint with a Dark Cacao Mohair soft-top. It too is powered by its rebuilt original, matching-numbers 1.9-liter 4-cylinder engine and includes upgraded Mikuni twin-choke carburetors and factory 4-speed manual transmission.

LOT #683 – 1971 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – NO RESERVE

The blue oval is also well represented in the SoCal Collection with several Ford collectibles including a custom 1969 Ford Mustang fastback (Lot #761) and a 1971 Ford Bronco custom SUV (Lot #683). Finished in Tangerine Orange and Silver, this Resto-Mod Mustang is powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote engine producing 435hp backed by an automatic transmission. The interior is loaded with modern technology including a push button start, backup camera in the rearview mirror, power windows, Vintage Air and a multi-speaker Alpine sound system. The custom 1971 Bronco received a frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed in December 2021. It is powered by a rebuilt 302ci V8 engine mated to a NV3550 5-speed manual transmission. This SUV rides on a 2.5-inch lift and features new white interior, a family roll bar and all new glass.

“The diversity within the SoCal Collection is incredible and the collection truly has something for everyone,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “A vast, diverse offering all selling with No Reserve – that’s what the SoCal Collection represents and that’s what our Barrett-Jackson dockets are all about. I look forward to seeing the competition amongst our bidders when these collector vehicles cross the block in Las Vegas.”

Collector car enthusiasts interested in registering to bid on vehicles from the SoCal Collection, as well as the entire docket for Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Las Vegas Auction, may do so here.

To purchase tickets and VIP packages to the event, click here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation with #BarrettJackson and #BJAC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson to Auction Dozens of Remarkable Vehicles from the Diverse SoCal Collection at 2022 Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-to-auction-dozens-of-remarkable-vehicles-from-the-diverse-socal-collection-at-2022-las-vegas-auction-june-30-july-2/
Published Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:49:23 +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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