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1987 Buick Regal Limited Custom selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Las Vegas Auction

When Buick hit the green light on its 1987 Regal, it opted to paint most of them in ultra-conservative grays and blacks, despite the model year being the first year Buick offered the turbo engine as a standalone option for any Regal. This decision made 1987 the only year you could order a turbocharged Buick in a color other than black or gray.

Even the most hardcore Buick enthusiast will admit that most Turbo Regals look pretty much the same. Inside and out, there is very little variety in appearance and the modifications performed. Sorry, chrome turbo shields and valve cover breathers do not count.

While sticking to black and gray was certainly a good styling decision since the colors complement the slab-sided, square body lines perfectly, it does not make for a very diverse population of cars.

Not all 1987 Buick Turbo Regals are lost to a sea of uniformity. One eye-catching custom is crossing the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Las Vegas Auction block July 30-June 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center with No Reserve.

According to the consigner, the build took three years to complete. It has since become known as the “Silver Bullet” and graced the covers of GM High-Tech magazine and Car Craft magazine. The car was a Carlisle GM Nationals Invite and winner, Chicago World of Wheels Best in class back-to-back and MCCN winner.

Built for the street or strip, this ’87 Buick Turbo Regal has been finished in Silver and retains its heavy steel doors, deck lid, and shaved chrome bumpers. The only fiberglass component on the vehicle is the hood.

Under the fiberglass hood, the Buick is powered by a 276ci Buick Motors Stage II engine, backed by a Billet TH400 automatic transmission with a Neil Chance torque convertor.

A SCAT Billet crankshaft was installed in the engine along with Carrillo rods and JE Pistons. The engine is topped with aluminum 14-bolt Buick Motorsport cylinder heads. It comes fitted with COMP Cams billet roller camshaft with TD roller rockers.

Ancillary components include a custom sheet metal Hogan titanium intake manifold and 160 lbs/hr injectors, supplied by a Weldon pump amassing fuel from a custom deep sump gas tank.

The engine features an MSD ignition system tuned with a FAST XFI standalone computer.

Spooling this car is a PT 88 4-bolt turbocharger from Precision Turbo and Engine, producing 25lbs of boost. Utilizing ATR stainless headers, the 5-inch custom down-pipe feeds the Borla custom exhaust.

The Buick was fitted with a Chromoly roll cage, and it received custom fabricated front inner fender wells. A custom Mark Williams Ford 9-inch rear end sits neatly nestled between the custom-fabricated rear mini tubs.

The rear suspension was converted from standard shocks and struts to a ladder bar system using Koni coilovers.

The interior features charcoal died interior trim and leather upholstered stock seats where the driver can monitor the engine’s vitals using Autometer gauges on the dash.

Built to take on the street and the drag strip, this silver bullet is sure to turn some heads in Las Vegas.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: FROM STREET TO STRIP: This 1987 Buick Regal Limited Custom G-Body Is A Silver Bullet
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/from-street-to-strip-this-1987-buick-regal-limited-custom-g-body-is-a-silver-bullet/
Published Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 15:49:04 +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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