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BE MINE: A Valentine’s Day Gallery of Vehicles
2020 SCOTTSDALE – 2017 FORD GT

As Valentine’s Day draws near, our hearts can’t help but rev up at the thought of some of the unforgettable red, white, and pink collector vehicles that have graced the stage at Barrett-Jackson auctions. This romantic occasion isn’t just about roses and chocolates — and at Barrett-Jackson — it’s always about the cars.

So, let’s take a joyride through this gallery of vehicles, and embrace the romance of the road this Valentine’s Day!

2020 SCOTTSDALE – 2017 FORD GT
Pictured above, this GT is powered by a 647hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission. This example came out of the personal collection of a retired Vice President of Ford Motor Company.

2023 SCOTTSDALE – 1956 BMW ISETTA 300 CONVERTIBLE
This ground-up restored 1956 BMW Isetta 300 bubble-window model features a white convertible top and has the coveted Z trim. Powered by a 288cc engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

2024 SCOTTSDALE – 1969 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT CUSTOM PICKUP

Powered by a new GM crate 6.2-liter engine with twin 68mm turbos, backed by a 4L80E transmission. Sits on a custom chassis with an independent front and a 9-inch Ford rear end and RideTech adjustable coilovers.

2024 SCOTTSDALE – BUCK OWENS’ 1951 MERCURY CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE

This custom 1951 Mercury convertible is powered by a V8 engine out of a 1949 Cadillac, modified with four 2-barrel carburetors and a Horne intake manifold. This Mercury was customized for Buck Owens, a country musician known for the TV show “Hee Haw.”

2014 LAS VEGAS – 1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING 4 DOOR OPEN TOP
Acapulco style and painted white with pink accents over a correct striped white and pink interior. Powered by a 4-cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed gearbox.

2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 2006 HUMMER H1 ALPHA WAGON
One of 417 Alpha Wagons built for the 2006 model year. Features the Adventure Package and is powered by a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with locking differentials, keyless entry, rearview camera and heated seats.

2013 LAS VEGAS – 1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD CUSTOM 2 DOOR COUPE

This Firebird has been totally customized with a 3-stage Pink Pearl paint job, a custom interior with pink carpet, pink seats with white ostrich inserts and a set of color matched 3-piece 22″ Forgiato custom wheels.

2024 SCOTTSDALE – 2013 BENTLEY MULSANNE
Powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Finished in Glacier White over Magnolia.

2022 SCOTTSDALE – 1970 DODGE DART SWINGER

Original 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger powered by its matching-numbers drivetrain with factory H-code 340ci V8 engine and automatic transmission.

2022 SCOTTSDALE – 1957 CADILLAC CUSTOM BOYD CODDINGTON HARDTOP

Built by Boyd Coddington and his crew and featured on the TLC series “American Hot Rod.” Powered by a high horsepower 540ci big-block engine, backed by a TH400 automatic transmission.

2018 SCOTTSDALE – 1937 FORD CUSTOM ROADSTER
An award-winning custom-built roadster with fuel-injected Chevrolet crate 350ci Ram Jet engine with CO2 sensors, TPI 700R4 automatic transmission, and Vintage Air and heat.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: BE MINE: A Valentine’s Day Gallery of Vehicles
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Published Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024 15:36:07 +0000

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/vincent-rapide-bonhams
Published Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0000

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:59:17 +0000

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.

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GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/gordon-murray-automotives-new-t-50-production-line/
Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:42:33 +0000

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