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The American Muscle Car Museum Collection will be selling with No Reserve at our 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

 

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013

Car enthusiast Mark Pieloch curated the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, FL, over the last 40 years. His extensive collection focuses on iconic classics of the 1950s to American muscle of the 1970s.

Pieloch’s love of cars can be traced to his childhood. He grew up playing with Tonka trucks in his backyard sandbox and progressed to Matchbox cars, which led to collecting the real vehicles. When he was 15 years old, he restored his first car with his dad and uncle, and by the time he was 30, he had collected a dozen automobiles. The number grew to 145 by the time he was age 50, and today, at age 64, Pieloch has more than 380 vehicles.

“I never really ever sell anything,” Pieloch said. With new cars on the way, the collector says he needs to make some room, and as a result, he is offering 13 vehicles with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

“I probably have given more cars away for charity than I’ve actually sold,” he said, expressing respect for the philanthropic activities of Barrett-Jackson chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. “Craig is a great person. The No. 1 reason I picked Barrett-Jackson is because Craig supports a lot of different charities.”

Every vehicle in the museum is 100% original, well-maintained and kept in running condition. The team at the American Muscle Car Museum developed a nine-page checklist to evaluate each vehicle on an annual basis and address any issues that may have developed. The cars are housed in a climate-controlled facility equipped with heat, air conditioning and dehumidification. Additionally, each vehicle has been converted to use Evans Waterless Coolant — something the team learned about from Jay Leno — to prevent corrosion and electrolysis.

One of the more desirable muscle cars of the era is the Yenko Camaro, and the museum is home to 27 of them, four of which are from the 1968 model year.

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013 INTERIOR

Car No. YS8013, a 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro, is listed in the Yenko Registry. According to automotive specialist and Camaro authority Jerry MacNeish, just 70 Yenko Camaros were built that year. A true highlight of any collection, this very special Chevy will sell with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

MacNeish has provided the car a certification of authenticity to supplement documents incorporated with the sale, such as its original Yenko invoice, bill of sale, original Vince Piggins Chevrolet shipping information and dealer worksheet. The car’s provenance also includes past ownership by legendary American professional wrestler Bill Goldberg.

The Yenko Camaro received a professional rotisserie restoration and displays a beautiful color combination of Grotto Blue with white stripes and, of course, a blue vinyl interior. As expected, it retains its 427ci V8 engine backed by an M21 4-speed manual transmission.

More features include a Concours d’ Elegance of America award, magazine articles in Muscle Car Review and Hemmings Muscle Machines and inclusion in the book “COPO: Camaro, Chevelle & Nova: Chevrolet’s Ultimate Muscle Cars.”

Another highlight from the collection is a well-optioned 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. The car is finished in Gypsy Red paint with a red-and-beige interior. Power comes from its matching-numbers 265ci engine mated to a 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

True to 1950s style, it comes with a Continental kit, wire wheel covers, power steering, power brakes and signal-seeking Wonder Bar radio. Other stylistic features include an under-dash tissue dispenser, Autronic Eye, accessory guards, traffic light viewer, compass and dash clock.

1968 CHEVROLET YENKO SUPER CAMARO #YS8013 ENGINE

Like the Bel Air, the 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible from the collection is finished in red and comes with a Continental kit, under-dash tissue dispenser, traffic light viewer, compass, Wonder Bar radio and dash clock.

The Rio Red Impala features a white top with a deluxe tri-tone interior. It is powered by a 348ci engine equipped with tri-power carburetion backed by a Powerglide automatic transmission. The car was optioned with factory climate control, power steering, power brakes and dual antennas.

The beauty of cars from the late ’50s often comes from their stunning color combinations and coordinating two-tone interiors. “If you see a rare color combination, that’s how it came from the

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FACTORY ORIGINALS: The Pristine American Muscle Car Museum Collection Will Cross The Auction Block In Palm Beach
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/american-muscle-car-museum-collection-for-sale-2022-palm-beach-auction-no-reserve/
Published Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 21:15:21 +0000

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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