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After the success of Supercar Sunday and Superbike Sunday, Collecting Cars is proud to announce their next exciting event: the Air-Cooled Sunday!

Air-Cooled Sunday is a dedicated online-only auction event specifically for air-cooled Porsches. Whether you’re looking for a 993 Carrera RS or a 911 Carrera 3.2, there will be a Porsche that fits your budget and your preference.

Porsche is one of the top selling marques in Collecting Cars and the 911 attracts the attention and interests of enthusiasts from all walks of life. There are a lot of clients in Collecting Cars’ bidder database that have always been interested in air-cooled Porsches. If you’re interested in selling your Porsche and want to be part of the list, you can have your car added in the list. A member of the consignment team will get in touch and start the process for you.

Some of the notable Porsches are:

1994 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cup

There are only 30 racing examples of the Porsche 911 (993) Carrera Cup, and it is one of the last ‘wingless’ racing Porsches.

It is powered by a period-correct ‘R’ naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six engine, matched with a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.

This example was assigned by Porsche Italy to Alex Caffi, the Italian Formula One driver, to compete in the International Porsche Supercup. Caffi’s signature can be seen on the hood. This example was also able to bag a few victories in the Porsche Targa Tricolore Italian Championship.

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1994 Porsche 911 (993) GT 2 Evocation

1994 Porsche 911 (993) GT2 Evocation

This is a striking example of the air-cooled modern classic sports coupe. The example was modified so it’ll be similar to the famous GT2 homologation special.

Powering the GT2 Evocation is a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine, matched to a six-speed manual transmission that sends 402 bhp to all for wheels. This German-market 911 was first registered in February 1994 and originally, it was produced as a standard 993-genearation Turbo. It has since been equipped with a full GT2-stype body kit.

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1989 Porsche 911 Paul Stevens Clubsport

1989 Porsche 911 – Paul Stephens Clubsport 320 “Touring”

The example is a rare, bespoke ‘resto-mod’ version of the iconic sports car. Under the hood is a 3.6-liter air-cooled flat-six engine that can produce 320 bhp. A five-speed ‘G50’ manual transmission and a limited-slip differential sends power to the rear wheels.

Only two 3.6-liter Clubsport Series II cars were produced to date and the example is one. The example was ordered in a ‘Touring’ specification. This Clubsport 320 by Paul Stephens can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds and it has a recorded top speed of 175 mph.

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1968 Porsche 911 T 2.0 SWB

1968 Porsche 911 T 2.0 SWB

This Porsche 911 T has the coveted numbers-matching example of the early short wheelbase 911. The example is equipped with a 2.0-liter air-cooled flat-six engine producing up to 110 bhp. A five-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels.

Having previously gone through a restoration, the 1968 model is finished in this arresting shade of Bahama Yellow exterior matched with a black leatherette interior with brushed metal dashboard inlays.

The example is a representation

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By: Reggie
Title: Collecting Cars Introduces “Air Cooled Sunday”
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/collecting-cars-introduces-air-cooled-sunday/
Published Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 19:36:39 +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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Title: The Swan Song of the V12
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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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