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EXQUISITE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible Crossing the New Orleans Auction Block
2023 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION – 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty and power of this custom 1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, offered with No Reserve at the inaugural Barrett-Jackson New Orleans Auction. Meticulously crafted, this automotive marvel boasts a plethora of carefully selected components, resulting in a breathtaking fusion of classic design and modern performance.

Under the hood lies a brand-new GM LS3 crate engine, delivering power and modern reliability. The Corvette-style valve covers, Ultimate headers and Borla stacked injection system, coupled with the Holley Terminator engine management system, ensure optimal performance during every drive. The 4L60E automatic transmission built to 4L70E standards ensures shifting gears is a seamless experience.

The Art Morrison chassis takes center stage, featuring independent front C7 and rear suspensions with a fully adjustable ride height and RideTech coilovers. Stopping power is provided by the polished electric braking system, equipped with Wilwood brakes, 6-piston front calipers, 14-inch rotors and stainless-steel brake lines.

Inside the cabin the driver is greeted by a rich red leather interior adorned with double stitching and concave custom seats. A hand-stitched custom billet steering wheel adds a unique touch, while the cutting-edge technology of the brand-new stereo system, featuring a large 9-inch screen with Bluetooth, amplifier and six speakers, elevates the driving experience to new heights.

Comfort is not compromised, thanks to the inclusion of a Vintage Air system with custom vents seamlessly integrated below the dash. The convertible top, meticulously restored in Stayfast material to match the black exterior, completes the ensemble. The frame was tastefully coated in a contrasting gray color, and the all-original body is finished in PPG Black water-based paint and Global High Solids clear.

When you’re behind the wheel of this custom 1958 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey where timeless design meets modern engineering. It’s a car that truly exemplifies the ingenuity and artistry that continues to define world-class customs and enduring cities like New Orleans. Register as a bidder for the inaugural September 28-30, 2023, auction today!

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: EXQUISITE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible Crossing the New Orleans Auction Block
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/exquisite-automotive-engineering-1958-chevrolet-corvette-custom-convertible-crossing-the-new-orleans-auction-block/
Published Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 16:46:12 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.

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Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/2024-rodeo-drive-concours-delegance-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-june-16-2024
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rolls-royce-silver-ghost/
Published Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 23:23:29 +0000

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