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LOT #734 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $1,650,000 *** NEW AUCTION WORLD RECORD

Mopar or no car! Although it’s a parts manufacturing group, in the 1960s Mopar became a slang term used as a catch-all for performance machines sold by Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth – all of which were on full display during the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. The house of Mopar brought down the gavel with modern and classic performance cars including everything from Hellcats and Superbirds to the unstoppable Hemi ’Cuda. One thing is for sure — the Barrett-Jackson auction block delivered the way only The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions can.

LOT #734 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI SUPERBIRD – SOLD! $1,650,000 *** NEW AUCTION WORLD RECORD
Pictured above, this Superbird is powered by its original 426ci HEMI V8 engine mated to a TorqueFlite 727 automatic transmission and a Chrysler 8 ¾-inch with a 3.55 ratio sure grip axle. Equipped with power steering, power brakes with front discs and the max cooling package. From the Lindley Collection.

LOT #752 – 1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA – SOLD! $550,000
One of 59 4-speeds produced and underwent a rotisserie restoration. This 4:10 Dana Super Track Pak car is powered by the original 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Has the original Fender Tag and includes the Build Sheet.

LOT #734.1 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA – SOLD! $517,000
Powered by a 426ci V8 HEMI engine backed by an A833 4-speed manual transmission and features a matching-numbers body, engine and transmission verified by Dave Wise. Equipped with power disc brakes and a Shaker hood. From the Lindley Collection.

LOT #730 – 1970 DODGE HEMI CHALLENGER RT/SE – SOLD! $379,500
One of 22 and retains the original Fender Tag. Powered by an era-correct 426ci HEMI V8 engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Features power steering, power brakes, super Track Pak, power windows, AM/FM radio and chrome racing mirrors.

LOT #762 – 1968 DODGE CHARGER CUSTOM COUPE – SOLD! $220,000
Powered by a fuel-injected 472ci 8-cylinder HEMI crate engine and contains nitrous and Victor Pro components. The 727 automatic transmission features an SKII 4-speed 2500 stall converter and overdrive connected to a Dana 60 posi-traction rear end.

LOT #752.1 – 1971 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLE – SOLD! $181,500
Powered by its original matching-number 383ci V8 big block engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with a pistol grip shifter.

LOT #678.1 – 1969 DODGE HEMI SUPER BEE – SOLD! $165,000
This 1969 Super Bee is one of 38 produced, complete with a basic Wise Validation Report and copy of the Broadcast Sheet. Powered by a matching-numbers 426ci HEMI engine backed by a matching-numbers A833 4-speed manual transmission and Dana 60 series axle.

LOT #758 – GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS’ 2018 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON – SOLD! $154,000
Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 SRT Demon engine backed by a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. It features a serialized number 69 dash plaque. Owned by the world-famous comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. 1,895 actual miles.

LOT #791.1 – 2018 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON – SOLD! $151,800
One of 97 offered in Indigo Blue. Powered by a supercharged HEMI 6.2-liter V8 engine paired to an automatic transmission. With 1,221 actual miles, it features a rear leather seat option and includes the Demon crate.

LOT #702 – 2022 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT JAILBREAK – SOLD! $143,000
Powered by 6.2-liter engine producing 807hp mated to an 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission. Nearly $25,000 in hand-picked upgrades from the factory, This build-to-suit car has 56 actual miles from new. Title in Transit.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: HOUSE OF MOPAR: Top 10 Dodge Vehicles
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/house-of-mopar-top-10-dodge-vehicles/
Published Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 15:43:04 +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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