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LOT #3005 – 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible – 100% of hammer price to benefit Thurgood Marshall College Fund Inc. Will be sold at approximately 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

 

Interior details on Lot #3005, a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible.

Every Barrett-Jackson auction is filled with exciting, unforgettable moments. But none are more memorable and elicit more emotions than when a car crosses the block for a good cause. The sale of charity cars is a long-standing tradition at Barrett-Jackson. As of January 2022, more than $144 million has been raised for hundreds of worthy organizations large and small.

One hundred percent of the hammer price from the sale of these vehicles goes directly to the charitable organizations, with all auction fees waived. For the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, there is a great roster of worthy charities to support, and the four donated vehicles represent coveted OEM releases of collector favorites, re-creations of historic cars and custom builds.

Chevrolet has a long history of donating VIN 001 and first-production cars for charity at Barrett-Jackson, and they’ll be bringing one of the industry’s most highly anticipated releases to the 2022 Palm Beach Auction — an early retail production VIN number of the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible. It’s powered by the all-new 5.5-liter LT6 engine, the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 in production. An all-new flat-plane crankshaft design entices drivers to push the tachometer to a lofty 8,600 rpm, creating 670hp. The winning bidder will get to select the car’s exterior and interior colors. Chevrolet is donating this convertible to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Named after the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African American justice, TMCF represents students attending historically black colleges and universities, medical schools and law schools.

LOT #3004 – 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor – 100% of hammer price to benefit National Forest Foundation; Outward Bound; America’s State Parks; Tread Lightly; and Sons of Smokey. Will be sold at approximately 2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Ford also continues its tradition of raising funds for charity through the sale of VIN 001 and first-production vehicles at Barrett-Jackson. Joining the first-in-series club in Palm Beach will be VIN 001 of Ford’s Bronco Raptor. Power comes from Ford’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine with specific Raptor-level tuning and paired with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Designed for desert running and boulder crawling, the Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV features a high-strength steel frame, Ford Performance-developed axles, an advanced 4×4 system and High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension (HOSS) system. One hundred percent of the hammer price will benefit the Bronco Wild Fund, which helps off-road enthusiasts enjoy the wilderness responsibly through preservation, education and access programs.

LOT #3003 – 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake – 100% of hammer price to benefit Samaritan’s Purse for Ukraine. Will be sold at approximately 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Offered from the world-class George Shinn Collection is a 2009 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Shelby American equipped this GT500 with a Kenne Bell supercharger, increasing its power from 605hp to 725hp. Backed by a 6-speed manual transmission, power is transferred to the pavement via an aluminum driveshaft to the 3.73:1 geared rear end. The adjustable suspension utilizes Eibach and Shelby American components. Stopping power comes from 6-piston Baer brakes complemented by front and rear brake cooling ducts, topped by 20-inch Alcoa wheels. Finished in Vapor Silver Metallic paint, the car features a fiberglass Ram Air hood and a carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts. Carroll Shelby signed the black interior of this Super Snake, which is No. 309 of 500 built in 2009. Other highlights include unique badging featuring its serial number CSM No. 095S0309, displayed on plaques adorning the dash and engine compartment and on the door sill plates. One hundred percent of the hammer price will go to Samaritan’s Purse for disaster relief and emergency medical care in Ukraine.

LOT #3002 – 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Custom 6×6 Pickup – 100% of hammer price to benefit Can’dAid.org. Will be sold at approximately 2:30 p.m. EST on Friday, April 8, 2022.

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited custom 6×6 pickup, nicknamed “The Savage Bull,” was commissioned by Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame baseball player Andruw Jones. The no-expenses-spared professional build transformed a 2012 Jeep Wrangler into a one-of-a-kind extended

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DRIVEN BY DONATION: Four Amazing Vehicles Crossing The Block For Charity
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/driven-by-donation-four-amazing-vehicles-crossing-the-block-for-charity-for-sale-palm-beach-auction-2022/
Published Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2022 19:05:34 +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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