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Lot #1397 – 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 3, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson will celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions at its 2022 Scottsdale Auction, January 22-30, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. One of the most spectacular No Reserve dockets ever amassed at Barrett-Jackson, including over 1,900 vehicles, will feature a diverse selection of authentic Shelby Cobras and Mustangs, including a true 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that was originally sold in Scottsdale, the famous Lance Reventlow 1962 Shelby Cobra and a highly desirable Concours Premier Award-winning 1965 GT350.

“Carroll Shelby’s name is iconic in the collector car world, and we’re honored to continue to carry on his legacy by celebrating and auctioning these amazing vehicles bearing his name during our 50th anniversary celebration,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Shelby American has built some of the most legendary vehicles of all time and we’ve been fortunate to see many cross our auction block over the years. The Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs on the docket in Scottsdale this year include some of the finest examples we’ve ever seen.”

Lot #1382 – 1962 Selby Cobra CSX 2032 “Lance Reventlow Cobra”

The 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX 3356 (Lot #1397) crossing the block in Scottsdale was originally sold by Paradise Ford of Scottsdale in 1967. This vehicle received a full restoration in the early 1990s at the hands of Mike McCluskey at which time it was repainted metallic blue with white stripes and upgraded to full S/C specifications. Upgrades include a revised dashboard and trunk, as well as early taillights, an oil cooler scoop as well as widened front fender flares and lipped rear fenders.

Commonly referred to as the “Lance Reventlow Cobra,” the 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2032 (Lot #1382) is noted for its pivotal role in the early days of Shelby American and is a true one-of-one. As the 32nd Cobra scheduled for production, it was one of only 73 Shelby Cobras fitted with the early 260ci Hi-Po V8 engine. Originally delivered in white with a red interior, this Cobra was highly optioned, having been ordered with nearly all factory available competition items. A longtime friend of Carroll Shelby, this Cobra was originally invoiced to British-born American entrepreneur, racing driver and heir to the Woolworth fortune Lance Reventlow. Reventlow owned the Venice, California-based racing constructor known as Scarab. In June of 1962, Reventlow ceased operation of Scarab’s racing endeavors and leased his shop and manufacturing facility to Shelby for use in developing and building the Shelby Cobra. Included in the sale of CSX 2032 in Scottsdale is the original rent check given to Reventlow Automobiles Inc on August 15, 1962. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at the “Lance Reventlow Cobra.”

Lot #1381 – 1965 Ford Shelby GT350

A 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 (Lot #1381) crossing the block is known as “#257.” Finished in Wimbledon White with a fiberglass hood and equipped with steel wheels, this Shelby has no racing stripes and a trunk-mounted battery. It also features Shelby American-installed KONI shocks, override traction bars, aluminum intake manifold, Cobra oil pan and exhaust headers. The interior of #257 is black with racing lap belts and features a wooden Cobra steering wheel and dash-mounted pod with tachometer and oil pressure gauge. In 2019, it underwent a meticulous Division 1 Class restoration and in 2021, it took home two Concours Premier Awards from the SAAC-46 convention in Sonoma, Calif., and the Indiana SAAC Fall Classic in French Lick, Ind.

Another genuine Shelby GT350 crossing the block in Scottsdale will be Lot #1395. This 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 was initially a showroom car and demonstrator at the request of Shelby American before being sold in 1966 to San Jose racer Jerry Mendes; he immediately sent it to Performance Associates for the Drag Unit upgrades. Mendes set an NHRA class record in the car by going 12.38 seconds at 110.83 mph in the quarter mile. Never restored, Mendes kept the Shelby GT350 in storage since 1971, making this Mustang an amazing time capsule for drag racing and Shelby history. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 1965 Ford Shelby GT350.

“Not only was Carroll Shelby a legend on the racetrack, he was far ahead of his time when it came to the development of his Cobras and Mustangs,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Over the years, we’ve auctioned some of the most valuable and desirable Shelby’s ever built, including the historic

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Barrett-Jackson to Offer a Spectacular Selection of Shelby Vehicles at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction, including a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427, the Lance Reventlow Cobra and a Premier Award-Winning 1965 GT350
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/barrett-jackson-to-offer-a-spectacular-selection-of-shelby-vehicles-at-the-2022-scottsdale-auction-including-a-1967-shelby-cobra-427-the-lance-reventlow-cobra-and-a-premier-award-winning-1965-gt350/
Published Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:39:48 +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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