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Lot 759 – 2019 Ford CT Lighweight with only 8 actual miles.

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ September 14, 2021 – An impressive docket of rare, highly coveted Ford-powered collectible vehicles will take center stage in Houston when Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, rolls into NRG Center on September 16-18. Headlining the docket is the Competition Series 2019 Ford GT Lightweight (Lot #759) with only eight actual miles that will be selling with No Reserve.

“The Ford GT became a racing champion in 1966 and then again 50 years later when it won its class at Le Mans,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “And thanks to the hit film ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ the Ford GT has become a pop culture icon worldwide. The 2019 Ford GT Lightweight crossing our Houston block builds on that winning DNA and was developed for the serious track enthusiast. This truly rare performance car will lead an epic docket of Ford-powered collectible vehicles at Barrett-Jackson, ranging from custom Mustangs to a trio of second-generation Ford GTs, all available at No Reserve.”

Lot #726 – 2006 Ford GT, only one of two cars made in this color with a factory stripe delete.

The one-owner 2019 Ford GT Lightweight (Lot #759) can launch to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and hit a top speed of over 216 mph. The 600A Lightweight Package on the track-ready Ford GT boasts lightweight graphics, 20-inch gloss exposed carbon-fiber wheels, titanium lug nuts, titanium exhaust, polycarbonate rear engine hatch and an Alcantara-wrapped carbon-fiber steering wheel. It is finished in Shadow Black accented by carbon-fiber stripes and exposed carbon-fiber trim with a gloss finish. The GT’s interior is outfitted in the carbon theme, accented nicely by carbon-fiber trim, including the door sills. A purpose-built trailer designed specifically for the GT is included in the sale.

The trio of second-generation Ford GTs being offered with No Reserve by one collector include a black 2006 Mark II Ford GT (Lot #728), which is number 688 of 2,011 built for 2006; a 2005 Torch Red Ford GT (Lot #727) with 6,350 original miles and accompanied by service records, the original Bill of Sale and the original Window Sticker; and a 2006 Speed Yellow Ford GT (Lot #726) that is one of only two cars made in this color with a factory stripe delete.

“When racing icon and native Texan Carroll Shelby put his imprint on Ford vehicles in the 1960s, he inspired generations of racers and designers,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “Those enthusiasts continue to honor that winning legacy by restoring and tailoring various Ford vehicles to their own tastes, and our Houston docket features many prime examples of that passion.”

Lot 767 – 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition

Lot #767 and Lot #443 are both officially licensed and certified “Eleanor” builds and each come with the Genuine Eleanor Certification paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems issued by Gone in 60 Seconds LLC. They both come complete with a full start-to-finish build book and a 30×40-inch professionally assembled “Gone in 60 Seconds” framed presentation of the official movie poster, along with authentic officially signed photos of the lead cast members, Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie.

Additional Ford Mustangs crossing the block in Houston include:

1968 Shelby GT500 (Lot #714) – Beautifully restored and presented in the original color of Candy Apple Red with white rocker stripes and equipped with a 428ci Police Interceptor V8 engine and a Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission.1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 SCJ (Lot #701) – A matching-numbers Mustang finished in Champagne Gold and powered by a 428ci V8 engine with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Comes with an Elite Marti Report documenting it as the only car with its set of options.1967 Ford Mustang Custom Coupe (Lot #707) – A one-off custom that underwent a complete, professional restoration and Pro-Touring build with modern technology added throughout.1965 Ford Mustang GT K-Code (Lot #665) – A true GT and a true K-code factory high-performance model, this 1965 Mustang was the recipient of a full, correct restoration accounts for less than one percent of the Mustang production from 1965 to 1967.1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback (Lot #697) – An original S-code GT car built to Pro-Touring standards.

Bidder registration for the Inaugural Houston Auction is open and may be accessed online or at the event. Absentee bidding options are available online, by phone and proxy. Those interested in becoming a bidder may submit their application by visiting

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Ford-Powered Collectibles Led By 2019 GT Lightweight to Headline Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/ford-powered-collectibles-led-by-2019-gt-lightweight-to-headline-inaugural-barrett-jackson-houston-auction/
Published Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 18:26:40 +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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