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Collecting Cars auction platform is offering an extremely rare ‘time capsule’ condition 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S that only has 1,126 miles on the odometer from new. it is one of only 1,752 Carrera 4S examples made for the US market. It has a wider body compared to the 911 Turbo of its time. As a late model-year car, it is equipped with a VarioRam engine, a 282bhp, 3.6-liter naturally aspirated flat-six and a six-speed manual gearbox with four-wheel drive.

1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S

It was also given the coveted factory Aerokit that comes with the front and rear spoilers. It sports stainless steel exhaust tail pipes and door entry guards, as well as colored Porsche “crest center” caps on the wheels. It also has an “alu-look” instrument dials matched with leather dashboard and door panels. The example was also given an engine sound package, air conditioning, sunroof, cruise control, and the CDR-210 stereo.

1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S

The example has kept all original factory panels, and it shows no bodywork damage. In May 2021, renowned detailer Larry Kosilla from AMMO did a complete exterior detail service on its gorgeous Speed Yellow finish and did some minor interior work like reconditioning the front seat leather since the interior was practically untouched. Kossila documented his work in his own YouTube channel.

1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S

Speed Sport Tuning in Danbury, CT was tapped to do a full recommissioning service on the example in May 2021. The work included top-up of all fluids, fuel injector cleaner, renewal of the engine oil and filters, a new fuel filter, fuel pump, and pump relay.

They also did a full inspection with the instructions to replace any components that ‘aged out’. SST installed new lower valve covers and gaskets. They also replaced the front ABS sensors and brake pad wear sensors. All replacements were due to age-related perishing and not because of use.

1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 4S

Due to seepage at the shaft seals, they renewed the front suspension struts. The aged rubber on the wheels were replaced with four new Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires, and they also replaced all four rubber brake hoses.

The example’s file shows early service history done in Puerto Rico in February 1999 showing 640 miles on the odometer. In January 2000, another service was done, and it showed 805 on the odometer. The example is currently unregistered and in Connecticut.

Bidding is currently open at collectingcars.com.

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: Collecting Cars Offers Low Mileage 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/collecting-cars-offers-low-mileage-1997-porsche-911-carrera-4s/
Published Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:50:02 +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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