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Inhabiting the highest echelons of Mercedes-Benz collecting, this 1962 300SL Roadster stands alone as the sole W198 chassis Mercedes-Benz, Gullwing or Roadster, to be originally delivered in the breathtaking factory hue of DB 571 Dunkelrot (dark red) metallic paint. This immaculate Roadster retains its original light-aluminum alloy engine while preserving factory-installed 4-wheel disc brakes. Mirroring the recently sold Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in Scottsdale, the fully restored 300SL Roadster boasts the iconic DB 180 silver-gray metallic paint. Inside, it features brilliant Roser 1079 red leather upholstery complemented by red German square weave carpeting. As the successor to the race-inspired 300SL Gullwing Coupe, the 300SL Roadster established a new benchmark for convertible performance cars at the time, making it highly coveted by collectors. The transition from coupe to convertible entailed significant enhancements, including a revamped rear-axle design, wider wheels, and a standard sport cam engine.

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By mid-1961, four-wheel disc brakes became standard, and the 1962-1963 models featured a lighter aluminum-alloy engine, thereby enhancing overall vehicle balance and performance. Out of 1,858 300SL Roadsters produced, only the final 209 had the alloy block disc brake configuration. This 1962 300SL Roadster is designated as Chassis 3099, which is one of only about 100 cars retaining its original aluminum engine today. The accompanying Mercedes-Benz factory data card reveals that this European-delivered 300SL Roadster is the only one painted by the Mercedes-Benz factory in DB 571 Dunkelrot metallic, firmly suggesting a personalized ‘paint-to-sample’ selection.

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Restoration

Originally owned by Swiss furniture manufacturer Josef Wernle, this 300SL Roadster underwent a detailed restoration by one of the most respected classic Mercedes-Benz restorers in Germany in 1998. Documented in the car’s history file, the restoration included a full strip down to bare metal, revealing traces of the original dark red metallic paint. Now in superb condition, the 1962 300SL Roadster’s 6-cylinder aluminum engine was fully disassembled and rebuilt during the comprehensive restoration. The car retains

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Beautiful 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rare-1962-mercedes-benz-300-sl-roadster/
Published Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 22:51:28 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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