Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction Shifts into High Gear with Docket of Exceptional Big Block American Muscle, Including a “Survivor” 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a 1967 Yenko Super Camaro
This original “survivor” 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #1400) will cross the auction block on Saturday, January 29 at No Reserve.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 6, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is shifting into high gear with a docket of classic big block American muscle cars during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Leading the selection of American muscle is an original “survivor” 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird and a highly documented 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro.
One of only 135 produced, the factory 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird (Lot #1400) has just over 6,000 documented miles and is one of the finest remaining original examples in existence. With a professional repaint to exact factory standards, this Tor Red Superbird is equipped with its 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine and TorqueFlite automatic transmission, performance axles package, power disc brakes, power steering, hood pins and a black vinyl top. This piece of American automotive history is accompanied with documentation that includes the original Fender Tags, Window Sticker, Broadcast Sheet and owner’s manual.
Lot #1407 – 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450
“The classic big block American muscle cars are the embodiment of bold ideas and big leaps in engineering and performance,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “When it was first introduced, the Superbird was largely overlooked by buyers because it was developed more as an experiment in cutting-edge aerodynamics for American racing. This original Superbird will be among some of the crown jewels selling at No Reserve during our Scottsdale Auction.”
Also leading the fleet of exceptional American muscle is Lot #1407, a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427/450. Bearing Yenko serial number YS-725, this vehicle began life as one of 1,138 L78 Camaros built in 1967 and was upgraded to a Super Camaro in July 1967 following shipment to Yenko Chevrolet. Upgrades included converting the L78 engine to a L72 427ci engine, metallic brakes, heavy-duty clutch and pressure plate, high-capacity cooling system and suspension upgrades. Other items included a Stewart-Warner tachometer and instrument package, a fiberglass hood, hood pins and added “427” emblems. This muscle car retains the original VIN plate and hidden VIN cowl stamping along with certificates of authenticity, copies of the Yenko conversion, dealer invoices and a copy of the original shipping record.
Representing the big block Corvettes is a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 (Lot #1328) with less than 25,000 miles. One of only 80 L88s built in 1968, this Corvette is powered by a rebuilt 427/430hp V8 engine mated to an M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed manual transmission. This L88 has been professionally repainted in its original Polar White and features its original red leather interior.
“Big block American muscle cars sparked a performance war among American manufacturers that became the genesis for some of the most competitive racing of our time,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The Mustang Boss 429, for example, was Ford’s effort to homologate its new engine into passenger cars to qualify for NASCAR’s Grand National Division so that it may better compete against other manufacturers. The big blocks were so much more than just a Saturday cruise night entry, they were built to test the limits of racing and some of the finest examples will be at our Scottsdale Auction.”
A trio of 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429s crossing the block at No Reserve include Lot #1409, a concours-correct restoration with factory-correct finishes. It is one of only 201 Candy Apple Red Boss 429s produced in 1969 and is powered by a matching-numbers 429ci V8 engine mated to a 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The unrestored fastback (Lot #1354) features original paint, drivetrain, original Ram Air cleaner, snorkel, heat shield, date-coded carburetor, smog pump, brackets and hoses, early C9AF-U distributor and “TS” Ford script headlights with factory chrome trim. Lot #1329 is one of 857 produced in 1969 and one of 271 cars finished in Wimbledon White. Powered by the legendary 429ci Boss V8 engine mated to a 4-speed close-ratio transmission with Traction-Lok differential.
Heralding from 1970 is a group of Chevelle LS6 models including Lot #1410, a fully documented and restored convertible. The highly equipped SS retains its matching-numbers 454 V8 LS6 engine mated to a Turbo 400 automatic transmission and is fully documented by GM of Canada Vintage Vehicle Services.
Title: Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction Shifts into High Gear with Docket of Exceptional Big Block American Muscle, Including a “Survivor” 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a 1967 Yenko Super Camaro
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Published Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 17:27:43 +0000
Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.
This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000
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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE
Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.
This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.
This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.
The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.
Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.
Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000
Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).
There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.
Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.
Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000
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