LEAN GREEN MACHINE: Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Heads To Las Vegas
Written by Nicole Ellan James
LOT #745 – JASON “CAPTAIN AMERICA” BRITTON’S 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG BLACK SERIES – NO RESERVE
When you see a Black Series on the road, it’s hard to believe that it rolled off the assembly line the way it did. Yes — it comes from the factory with those huge fender flairs — they aren’t part of a super aggressive body kit. And yes, it does sound like that from the factory without any modifications or tuning. The car is a beast right out of the box.
The Black Series is marked as the most hardcore of any of its cars for Mercedes-Benz. It represents the performance limit, where everything possible is drawn out of that model, and everything that can be achieved with driving technology at that point in time is put on the road.
During the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series will be offered with No Reserve from Jason “Captain America” Britton, a widely recognized sport bike freestyle stunt rider. Sponsored by Monster Energy and Kawasaki, Britton has been the host of two shows on the Speed Channel, worked as a stunt double in various movies and commercials and has appeared in music videos for Nicki Minaj, among others.
The car offered is one of 350 examples produced in total, and one of 175 designated for the U.S. market.
Created towards the end of the SL-Class R230 platform’s production run, the SL65 AMG Black Series shares only its doors and side mirrors with its base car, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. All the body panels were replaced with carbon fiber reinforced plastic panels and AMG Performance Studio engineers widened the front of the car by 4.5-inches and 4.1-inches at the rear. The standard car’s hardtop convertible roof was replaced with a fixed carbon fiber roof with an integrated roll bar. After slapping on a massive rear spoiler, the Black Series weighs 550 pounds less than the standard SL65 AMG.
The SL65 AMG Black Series offers more than looks, though. It received bigger turbos, a bigger intercooler, a new exhaust system and a remapped ECU which gave the hand-assembled twin turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine a 10% horsepower increase over the stock SL65 AMG, bumping it up to 670 horsepower. As a result, the Black Series will hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds despite the top speed electronically limited to 199 mph.
This staggering power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a paddle-shifted five-speed automatic transmission complete with manual mode and rev-matching, with a multiple-disc limited-slip differential at the rear with a 40% locking effect.
The AMG Performance Studio experts gave the SL65 AMG Black Series adjustable coilover suspension, slotted and drilled brake rotors and 19-inch and 20-inch forged AMG wheels.
This particular 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is currently wrapped in Matte Green with the original black exterior paint hidden underneath.
The interior of the SL65 AMG Black Series is suitably black with an Alcantara headliner and carbon-fiber interior trim perfect at providing those genuine race car vibes we all love while remaining comfortable enough for daily driving with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Go and COMAND with navigation.
The AMG Performance Studio combined the best power and performance available at the time of the cars construction to create something truly beautiful and unique. One lucky bidder will get the chance to tame this limited production Black Series beast with No Reserve during the 2022 Las Vegas Auction for a chance to experience the best Mercedes-Benz had to offer.
For up-to-date information on Lot #754, click HERE.
Title: LEAN GREEN MACHINE: Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Heads To Las Vegas
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Published Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:47:49 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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