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DRIVING THE FUTURE: Evolution of Automotive Design and Technology in the 21st Century
LOT #703 – 2023 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT LAST CALL – BLACK GHOST EDITION – NO RESERVE

Modern collectibles from 2000 to the present era represent a dynamic evolution, marked by technological leaps and shifting priorities. Design language shifted towards aerodynamic lines and sleek profiles, embracing efficiency without sacrificing style. Cutting-edge infotainment systems and driver-assistance technologies revolutionized the driving experience, inching closer to autonomous capabilities. From the dominance of compact crossovers to the revival of retro-inspired models, this era witnessed a blend of innovation and nostalgia. Cars of this period mirror a world adapting to environmental concerns and a digital age, driving us into the future. Enjoy this gallery showcasing modern collectibles offered with No Reserve during the inaugural 2023 New Orleans Auction, September 28-30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

LOT #703 – 2023 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT LAST CALL – BLACK GHOST EDITION – NO RESERVE
Pictured above, this Dodge Challenger is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine rated at 807hp, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. One of only 300 produced paying homage to the original triple-black 1970 HEMI Challenger RT/SE “Black Ghost” from the 1970s. 19 actual miles.

LOT #700 – 2012 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO LP570-4 SUPERLEGGERA – NO RESERVE

Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 562hp, paired with a 6-speed automated manual transmission (e-gear). Goes from a standstill to 60 mph in just over 3 seconds.

LOT #699 – 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ GT R – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 4.0-liter engine with 577hp with dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission. Selenite Gray Magon exterior with a black leather and Dinamica interior with 5,402 actual miles. Titled as 2019 Mercedes AMG GT.
LOT #676 – 2014 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 6.0-liter 565hp V12 engine mated to an automatic transmission. Features a carbon-fiber roof, front-air dam and trunk lid, 2+2-seat configuration, 20-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights and a leather interior. 4,693 actual miles.

LOT #762 – 2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Finished in Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic with Adrenaline Red interior. Comes with stock high-performance options and a 2LZ package. 2,965 actual miles.

LOT #673 – 2023 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT JAILBREAK WIDEBODY LAST CALL EDITION – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged 807hp engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Black on black with hood pin kit, brake calipers, Drivers Convenience Group and upgraded Harman Kardon Audio Group. 11 actual miles.

LOT #654 – 2014 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE 

Powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine paired with an automatic transmission. Finished in Silver Lake Pearl, which complements the brown leather interior. Features a backup camera, navigation, and cooled and heated front seats. 24,675 actual miles.

LOT #655 – 2011 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V12 – NO RESERVE

Finished in Midnight Blue over a Kestrel Tan leather interior. Powered by a hand-built 510hp 5.9-liter V12 engine with a custom-installed Borla exhaust system, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. May not be emissions compliant in all 50 states.

LOT #788 – 2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 3LT – NO RESERVE 

Powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle and a limited-slip differential. Equipment includes the 3LT equipment group and a front-axle lift system. Rides on 19-inch and 20-inch 5-spoke bright silver-painted wheels.

LOT #795 – 2005 MAYBACH 62 – NO RESERVE

Powered by a 5.5-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. Exterior features a Privacy Roof Option. Interior equipped with a navigation system featuring voice recognition, dual rear-seat DVD entertainment system, an interior air filter, front and rear seat massage.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: DRIVING THE FUTURE: Evolution of Automotive Design and Technology in the 21st Century
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 22:52:16 +0000

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The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands

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Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
An email commissioning a new project is good news for any custom motorcycle workshop. But the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was particularly giddy when their latest project hit their inbox. The brief read like most others, save for one key detail—the client specifically requested a custom Honda CBX 1000.

Like many of us, Moto Adonis co-owners Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink idolize the mighty CBX. “It’s undoubtedly one of the most legendary machines ever built,” Job proclaims. “The sound of this beastly inline six-cylinder engine, skillfully crafted by Honda masters, is more than just noise; it’s a symphony of brute force that resonates as pure rebellion on two wheels.”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis

Despite their love for this 80s icon, Moto Adonis had no intention of simply creating a tidy Honda CBX 1000 restomod. “The bike was craving a contemporary, rugged touch,” explains Job. “And we didn’t just add a hint; no, we went all-out.”

Paying tribute to the CBX’s legacy, Arthur and Job kept the bike’s OEM fuel tank—but everything else was fair game. The guys set out to modernize the bike, while stripping back as much as they could to highlight its gargantuan engine. While we wouldn’t go as far as calling a six-cylinder superbike from the 80s ‘lithe,’ this CBX is one of the leanest we’ve seen.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-honda-cbx-1000-moto-adonis
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:35:20 +0000

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REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod

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REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod

Written by Nicole Ellan James

2024 PALM BEACH AUCTION – 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Resto-Mods have surged in popularity within the collector car community, and it’s easy to see why. These vehicles, characterized by their classic appearance combined with modern upgrades, encompass everything from sleek bodywork to advanced technology and powertrain enhancements. In recent years, the appeal of Resto-Mods has skyrocketed among buyers, with Corvettes standing out as constant favorites within this category.

The fusion of yesteryear’s charm with today’s innovation presents enthusiasts with an enticing combination of nostalgia and exhilaration. Resto-Mods embody this harmonious union, delivering the timeless allure of vintage aesthetics alongside the excitement of modern driving experiences. They serve as a compelling tribute to automotive history, capturing the essence of bygone eras while embracing the advancements of the present day.

Imagine a stunningly restored 1960s Corvette, now boasting a fuel-injected powerhouse, enhanced suspension and state-of-the-art infotainment system. This is precisely the transformation custom builder Jeff Hayes orchestrated with this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Resto-Mod, a project finished in October 2022.

Under the hood, an LS3 V8 engine rated with 540 horsepower is the starting point. The LS3 is known for its formidable power and relentless performance. Paired seamlessly with a 4L70E automatic transmission, this dynamic duo ensures smooth acceleration with precise shifts, for what’s sure to be an incredible driving experience.

Beneath its sleek exterior, this Corvette rests upon an Art Morrison sport chassis, renowned for its exceptional strength, agility and precision engineering. This high-performance foundation offers modern stability and handling, allowing the Corvette to carve through corners with confidence and command the road with authority. Bringing this Resto-Mod’s performance to a smooth halt are 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes. Whether you’re pushing the limits on the open road or cruising through city streets, these brakes can deliver consistent and reliable braking performance, providing peace of mind and control in almost any driving scenario.

Finished in Bright Red paint, the exterior of this Corvette is complemented by a Saddle Brazilian leather interior.

Completing the look are striking Schott wheels, which accentuate the classic lines of the vehicle while adding a touch of contemporary flair. The wheels are wrapped in custom red line tires that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also ensure a smooth and responsive ride.

Step inside, and you’ll find a sanctuary of modern comfort and convenience seamlessly integrated into the classic design. The interior of this Resto-Mod features a Vintage Air system, ensuring the climate inside the cabin is comfortable regardless of the weather outside. A cutting-edge AM/FM Bluetooth stereo system delivers crystal-clear sound, allowing you to soundtrack your journey with your favorite tunes wirelessly. Other amenities include power steering and power windows for modern convivences.

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette is selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction, April 18-20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Register to bid today to take this one-of-a-kind Resto-Mod Corvette home with you.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod
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Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 16:23:35 +0000

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ROAD TRIP TO COOLSVILLE: Cars From the 1950s Represent an Incredible Automotive Era in America

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ROAD TRIP TO COOLSVILLE: Cars From the 1950s Represent an Incredible Automotive Era in America
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1954 KAISER DARRIN ROADSTER – NO RESERVE

After World War II, the United States saw an unprecedented surge in economic prosperity – and a newfound fascination with cars. The 1950s saw families moving out of the cities and into the suburbs, meaning a vehicle was pretty much a necessity for a commute to work. The automobile also signified freedom for the average American – a chance to hit the open road to explore via the burgeoning highway system (hello, Route 66!). Car culture flourished: drive-in movies, drive-thru restaurants and car clubs popped up everywhere.

This era saw the United States become the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles – by the end of the 1950s, one in six working Americans were employed either directly or indirectly in the automotive industry. The decade began with some 25 million registered vehicles on the road; by 1958 there were more than 67 million.

American car designers let their imaginations run wild, and the advent of the jet age proved to be a major influence. As a result, Fabulous ’50s cars were resplendent with chrome, tailfins, chrome, wings, chrome, turbines, chrome and afterburner taillights. Did we mention chrome?

Ford, GM and Chrysler – known as the “Big Three” automakers at that time – led the way in automobile production during the 1950s boom. Vehicles forever emblematic of the decade of their creation include Chevrolet’s Bel Air and Corvette, Cadillac’s Eldorado, Ford’s Thunderbird and Fairlane, and Chrysler’s New Yorker. But smaller entities made waves, too – as evidenced by cars like the Kaiser Darrin roadster with its unique pocket doors and DeSoto’s impressive Adventurer – some of which even came with built-in record players.

Highlighted here are just a small sampling of the fantastic cars from the Fabulous ’50s that will be headed across the auction block during the 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 20-28 at WestWorld. See you there, Daddy-O!

1954 KAISER DARRIN ROADSTER – NO RESERVE

Pictured above and previously owned by renowned Kaiser Darrin collector Bob Adams. Powered by an original 2.6-liter Straight-6 engine backed by a 3-speed manual transmission with fourth-gear overdrive. Mechanically sorted, including redone brakes and full tune-up.

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE

Recipient of a frame-off nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration. Powered by a Hilborn electronic fuel-injected 383ci stroker engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Modified frame, custom interior and smoothed firewall. 28 miles since completion.

1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE

Powered by an LS2 V8 engine paired with a 4L60E automatic transmission. Recipient of a full frame-off restoration; now rides on a Roadster Shop chassis. Everything from the top to bottom has been improved.

1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER – NO RESERVE

Powered by a factory 345ci HEMI V8 with dual 4-barrel carburetors. Equipped with power brakes, power steering, Continental kit and a Highway HiFi 45 record player under the dash.

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE

Powered by a new Wegner LS3 427ci V8 engine mated to a Stage-4 4L80E Performance automatic transmission with a billet converter. Has an Art Morrison Tri-5 frame, multi-link rear suspension, Wilwood brakes, Vintage Air and a custom Alpine stereo.

1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Recipient of a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. Powered by the factory 390ci engine paired with a Hydromatic transmission. Rides on a custom air-ride suspension with AccuAir controls. Also has a JL Audio system built into the car for a modern feel.

1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Powered by a modern 5.0-liter Coyote engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Features modern amenities with all power options, removable hardtop, custom interior and a custom-finished engine bay. With 400 miles since the build completion.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: ROAD TRIP TO COOLSVILLE: Cars From the 1950s Represent an Incredible Automotive Era in America
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/road-trip-to-coolsville-cars-from-the-1950s-represent-an-incredible-automotive-era-in-america/
Published Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 20:56:34 +0000

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