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This 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #733) will cross the auction block with No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ August 24, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will auction several beautifully crafted Chevrolet Resto-Mods at the Inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18, at the NRG Center. Led by a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Custom Coupe, these impressive vehicles will all cross the Houston Auction block with No Reserve.

“Resto-Mods continue to drive incredible demand at our auctions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “These exceptional examples of 1960s and early ’70s Chevrolets combined with modern technology and comfort makes these customs must-haves for any collection. Not only are they beautiful pieces of art, but they are also built to be driven and enjoyed every day.”

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Custom Coupe (Lot #770)

Completed in March of this year by renowned builder Jeff Hayes, the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Custom Coupe (Lot #733) began as a clean, original GM donor car and now features a brand-new LS3 Hot Cam engine with 540hp backed by a 4L70E automatic transmission. Sitting on an Art Morrison sport chassis with front and rear sway bars, this Resto-Mod features a slew of modern conveniences, including power steering, power windows, power hood, AM/FM Bluetooth stereo and Vintage Air heat and air conditioning.

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Custom Coupe (Lot #770) finished in Lexus Indigo Ink Pearl will be one of the most coveted Resto-Mods at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction next month. Professionally built over a three-year timeframe, this brilliant Chevelle features an L86 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 457hp paired with a GM 8L90E 8-speed automatic transmission. A recent Starbird Street Machine Top Choice award-winner, this Resto-Mod is equipped with a custom Charcoal Gray leather interior with TMI front seats trimmed with Medium Gray inserts and blue contrast stitching.

“These customized Chevrolets are amazing examples of the ever-popular Resto-Mod segment in our hobby today,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “The perfect fusion of classic style and modern performance, these particular vehicles crossing the block with No Reserve will attract a lot of attention from our bidders in Houston.”

With over 4,000 hours invested, a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe (Lot #761) headed to Houston is nicknamed “The Ultimate Camaro: 598.” This breathtaking Resto-Mod is powered by an all-aluminum 598ci, 800hp Scott Shafiroff big-block engine, topped with Nelson Racing fuel injection and paired with a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission. Having reached speeds greater than 200 mph with its dyno-proven horsepower and its nitrous oxide system added, this Camaro is not for the faint of heart. Riding on Asanti-engraved 24-inch and 22-inch wheels with Pirelli tires, the hand-fabricated interior features Italian leather seats with blue accents, blue LED lights, a custom-fabricated console and an extensive Clarion sound system.

Another star Resto-Mod crossing the block in Houston is a remarkable 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom (Lot #762) known as “Elegance.” Finished in a one-off Champagne Mist, this custom vehicle is powered by a 505hp LS7 engine with street and performance polished accessories mated to a 4L65E automatic transmission. With many additional subtle custom modifications, this Corvette is decorated with numerous awards, including Gold at the Corvette Nationals in Chicago, Top-Ten Builder Choice at Goodguys Del Mar as well as the Detroit Great 8.

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Convertible (Lot #752)

The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot #752) is another Jeff Hayes-built custom Corvette heading to Houston next month. Featuring a ’62 body and a ’58 Corvette front grille atop an Art Morrison sport chassis, this Resto-Mod is powered by a 500hp GM LS3 Hot Cam crate engine with custom intake backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The custom paint features a mix of platinum flake and Pearl-Gray paint, and the custom interior features many amenities such as Vintage Air, Dakota Digital gauges, Jensen touchscreen interface, LED interior lighting and distressed red leather upholstery.

Also crossing the block in Houston is a remarkable 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Split-Window Coupe (Lot #763) powered by an LS3 6.2-liter crate engine producing 495hp backed by a TKO600-RR 5-speed manual

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Magnificent Chevrolet Resto-Mods to be Offered at Barrett-Jackson’s Inaugural Houston Auction, September 16-18
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/magnificent-chevrolet-resto-mods-to-be-offered-at-barrett-jacksons-inaugural-houston-auction-september-16-18/
Published Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:27:27 +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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