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FANTASTIC FORDS: Top Blue-Oval Vehicles

The Blue Oval has delivered some of the most spectacular speed machines during its 120-year history. Many of its best-achieving performance vehicles have crossed the Barrett-Jackson block. Ford Motor Company’s heritage runs deep, and this year is no exception with its rich legacy on display during the 2022 Las Vegas Auction. Check out the gallery below celebrating the many fabulous Fords that crossed the Barrett-Jackson block.

Pictured above is an officially licensed and certified Eleanor Tribute Edition, powered by a Ford Performance Coyote 5.0-liter engine mated to a TKO 600 6-speed manual transmission with a Centerforce clutch. Features Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems.

LOT #741 – 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – SOLD! $280,500 
Power comes from the S Boss 429ci engine backed by a correct 4-speed manual transmission and N case 3.91 rear end. Features a correct HP block with early style intake, correct carburetor and distributor, correct KKX spindles and trunk-mounted battery.

Powered by a freshly built supercharged Ford FE 428ci big block engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Features the Genuine Eleanor Certification Paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems.

LOT #764 – 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 – SOLD! $198,000
Power comes from a 429ci V8 engine mated to a 4-speed transmission with Hurst shifter and 3.91 Traction-Lok gearing in a 9-inch rear end Drag Pack. Features an oil cooler, competition suspension with staggered rear shocks, power brakes, power steering.

LOT #722 – 1972 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $187,000
Complete frame-off restoration and powered by a fuel-injected 347ci engine backed by a built C-4 transmission. Features MagnaFlow stainless exhaust and a 5.5-inch lift kit.

LOT #777.1 – 1932 FORD CUSTOM PICKUP – SOLD! $176,000
Powered by a 429ci Jon Kaase Boss Nine V8 engine backed by a TREMEC T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission and American Powertrain Science Friction clutch. Equipped with C. Cook Enterprises stacks, FAST electronic fuel injection and a custom exhaust.

Officially licensed Eleanor Tribute Edition powered by a 427ci Ford stroker small-block engine backed by a rebuilt and upgraded C6 3-speed automatic transmission with heavy-duty clutch packs.

Powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote engine producing 435hp backed by an automatic transmission. Equipped with a front and rear coilover suspension and 4-wheel T4 Baer disc brakes with slotted rotors. Title in Transit. From the SoCal Collection.

LOT #783 – 1933 FORD 3-WINDOW CUSTOM COUPE – SOLD! $165,000
Powered by a new crate ZZ6 350/405hp engine backed by a 4L60E automatic transmission. Equipped with a 9-inch Kugel rear differential, Walker radiator, MSD Ignition, Billet Specialties serpentine belt system and a coated exhaust with headers.

Powered by a 460hp 5.0-liter engine backed by a TREMEC T56 6-speed manual transmission and Moser 9-inch rear axle. The body sits atop a Scott’s Chassis with RideTech coilovers. Titled as 1965 Ford Specon.

LOT #731 – 1972 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV – SOLD! $148,500
Debuted at SEMA 2021 where it won a Top 40 Builder’s Choice award. Powered by a Ford Performance 2nd-gen Coyote crate engine with 8-stack fuel injection paired to a Bowler-built 3-speed automatic transmission connected to an Atlas 2 transfer case.

LOT #770 – 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 FASTBACK – SOLD! $148,500
Powered by its original matching-numbers Boss 302ci V8 engine mated to factory-optioned original rebuilt close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission. Traction-Lok rear axle, power steering, power brakes and competition suspension. From the Lindley Collection.

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.



GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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