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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Additional Offerings From The Lindley Collection

Written by Tom Jensen


When you’re looking for classic American muscle cars, look no further than The Lindley Collection, an amazing assortment of vintage Detroit iron that will be hitting the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction, June 30-July 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Of the seven cars on offer from this collection out of Georgia, each offers matching numbers, documentation and plenty of horsepower. All will be offered with No Reserve.

LOT 734.1 – IN THE LIME LIGHT: 1970 Plymouth 426 HEMI ’Cuda

One of the most highly coveted muscle cars ever built, this 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda was the top Mopar performance offering of its day. Just 652 of these ultra high-performance cars were built in 1970, including just 284 with a 4-speed manual transmission.

Power is supplied by the legendary 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine, a true icon of the muscle car era.

This impressive example features a numbers-matching engine and transmission, which have  been verified by Mopar expert Dave Wise, who prepared a Wise Vehicle Inspection Report for this car. Also, this HEMI ’Cuda has been recorded in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.

Cosmetics include the dazzling original color combination of High Impact FJ5 code Lime Light green paint, black “Hockey Stripes” on the rear quarter panels and a matching black bucket seat interior. The popular Shaker hood scoop adds visual appeal, as do the body-colored wheels and “dog dish” hubcaps.

Making this HEMI ’Cuda even more special is its lengthy option list, with power disc brakes, Rallye gauges, Rim Blow steering, AM radio and center console with woodgrain top.

This beautiful HEMI ’Cuda has undergone a high-quality professional restoration and comes with its warranty document and owner’s manual. If you’re looking for a classic matching-numbers, 4-speed HEMI ’Cuda, this is definitely a car to watch.


LOT #770.1 – GO GRABBER ORANGE: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I

Another matching-numbers muscle car from 1970, this Ford Mustang Mach I was trimmed in the vibrant Grabber Orange paint with a white bucket seat interior, making for a striking color combination.

With only about 100 miles on the odometer since undergoing a full restoration by Ohio-based Boss Auto, this Mustang checks all the right boxes: Power comes from a 428ci Cobra Jet V8 engine producing 335 horsepower. The engine is topped by a Shaker hood scoop that’s accented by a white hood stripe.

The rear window louvers and rear deck spoiler give the car a great look, especially with this color combination. In terms of documentation, the original window sticker is included, as is a Deluxe Marti Report.


LOT #771 – 413 CUBIC-INCHES: 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Detroit’s muscle cars were its big-bodied models powered by big engines. And this rare and heavily optioned 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible is a perfect representative of its time. One of only 337 300G convertibles built in 1961 and one of only 124 accounted for today, it is powered by Chrysler’s 413/375hp engine with the famed cross-ram intake manifold and a pair of four-barrel carburetors.

Styled by Chrysler design legend Virgil Exner, the 1961 300G was the first to feature canted headlamps and the only one of the various 300 models to match this front end with Exner’s signature tail fins.

This show-quality example was recently serviced and is ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed. It is documented by the 300 Registry and is recorded in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.


WITH A TWIST: 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda Convertible

This classic example of Mopar muscle is a rare 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda convertible, powered by a matching-numbers drivetrain consisting of a 383ci V8 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission, which is topped by a Hurst pistol-grip shifter. Professionally restored, his one of only 68 examples of this combination of engine, body and transmission.

The cosmetics on this car are stellar, as it is painted in High Impact Lemon Twist Yellow, with an added Shaker hood scoop. A multiple show winner, it is highly optioned with power steering, a power top and AM radio with a built-in 8-track player.

Documentation includes a Wise Vehicle Inspection Report, a production broadcast sheet and a spot in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.



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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Additional Offerings From The Lindley Collection
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Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023

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Safety is becoming more important to luxury car buyers. Wealthy individuals want vehicles that will protect themselves and their passengers.

However, it isn’t always clear which brand offers the best safety profile. Now, though, figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal a winner – the German automaker Audi.

The NHTSA looked at the rate of crashes per 1,000 drivers and found that Audi had a crash rate of just 0.54, putting it below tech leader Mercedes at 0.55 and far from Subaru which was up at 0.75.

The question on many people’s lips is why Audi is so safe. After all, Mercedes is the manufacturer that tends to bring the latest safety technology to market first.

The main reason appears to be the brand’s heavy investment in safety technology in recent years. The company conducts significant research and development in-house, allowing it to bring technologies to market at a lower price point than its rivals. Drivers benefit from comprehensive safety features across the range instead of solely on high-end models.

re Advanced Safety Features Necessary?

Previously, skeptics scoffed at the value of advanced car safety features, calling them gimmicky. However, the evidence suggests that it is effective, especially in recent years. Advanced driver assistance systems are finally coming of age and having a noticeable impact on the number of insurance claims. Data from LexisNexis Risk Solutions suggests that bodily injury claims are 27 percent lower with these systems, and property damage claims are 19 percent lower. 

These statistics are good news for drivers. It means that they can expect statistically different outcomes driving Audi vehicles than conventional cars. It represents a genuine upgrade. 

Car accident attorney Adam S. Kutcher is at the forefront of the consequences of vehicle collisions. The lawyer has tremendous knowledge of how vehicle accidents can cause harm.

“The people that come to us are real people who are often going through the most challenging time in their life,” he says. “People worry about who will pay their medical bills and lost wages, even if insurers agree to pay to replace vehicles. That’s why this new technology is so exciting for everyone who practices in this area. We don’t want to see people getting hurt. Instead, we want to make sure everyone stays safe and that as many people avoid this harrowing experience as possible.”

Currently, tort law is helpful to victims of car accidents through additional provisions in the legal code. But the reality is that many people never recover from their injuries and can’t go back to work, regardless of the medical care they receive.

“We can sometimes get big rewards for people seriously injured in car accidents, but financial compensation is only ever partial,” says Kutcher. “Money can’t fix a disability or even a tragic death in the family for an auto accident. That’s why car manufacturers are stepping up to the plate and investing in this technology.”

The Components Of Advanced Driver Safety Systems

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Advanced driver safety systems refer to a plethora of technologies car manufacturers are including in their vehicles thanks to advances in software and chip technology.

Automatic emergency braking is one of the most coveted features. Vehicles can now brake independently of drivers if they believe a crash is imminent, preventing rear-end shunts and jackknifes at interchanges.

Manufacturers have gradually increased the range of situations in which this technology will activate over recent years. Previously, it was solely to stop drivers from bumping into the car ahead, but now cameras can detect cross-traffic, even when reversing, and

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By: Wilson Lim
Title: Audi Tops the Luxury Car Safety Charts in 2023
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The Rise of Car Gallery Homes

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Forget the garage — the rise of car gallery homes leads many car collectors to create better spaces for their prized machines.

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Sam Burch built this space for a Ferrari collector’s home. Image: Sam Burch Architect

“Carchitecture” is a newly coined phrase that describes the world of cars and architecture coming together in a fluid, cohesive design. Celebrating the adoration of fluidity, lines and optimisation of space and spectacular design, owners of these collectable cars often seek an architect or interior designer to integrate the vehicle into the home and frame it like a beautiful object.

No discerning car collector would allow his or her automobile treasures to sit in some dank and dark garage, nor can you park in the street for fear of being stolen or scratched. From rare Aston Martins, classic Porsches and highly-prized Mercedes-Benz cars, these car collectors are now taking a new approach to admiring their exceptional vehicles without going into a garage.

Their beloved cars have become celebrated objects in the heart of their penthouse, mansions, or bungalows. Etienne Borgos, one of the co-directors of Borgos Pieper Studio who has designed homes for car collectors, “Clients are choosing to have their cars in their homes or apartments, even at the penthouse level, as a celebration of the car as a design object. It’s taking car ownership to the next level.”

Now integrated into an interior setting rather than a garage, the car gives rise to all the spoils and extravagances. Some notable projects include a modern Shenzhen home designed by O-office Architect where the homeowner has a classic Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale as the centrepiece. Over in the Netherlands, a homeowner wanted his 2008 Tesla Roadster as the piece de resistance in the living room, so he got architectural firm Studio OXL to transform a carpenter’s workshop into a spacious loft while preserving the former entryway of the factory.

O-Office Architects converted a textile factory in Shenzhen to house a client’s Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. Image:Steffen Jahn

For these clients, money is no concern as setting up a small car gallery starts from £ 2 million. Jonathan Clark runs an architectural practice called Jonathan Clark Architects but has also set up another architectural practice that delves into “luxury spaces for cars”. Clark also owns a trove of classic Porsches, a Ferrari and an Alfa Romeo, and it allows him to connect with his car-adoring billionaire customers who enjoy sitting at home to appreciate beautiful cars in a gallery-like space.

Such car art galleries have become the playground for wealthy individuals who desire houses and interior spaces built around their expensive wheels, such as the USD 135 million 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe, which sits decidedly beautifully next to your dining room or indoor swimming pool.

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Architect Jonathan Clark at Garage Deluxe designs spaces built around cars, so

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Title: The Rise of Car Gallery Homes
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2024 Honda PCX Scooter Preview


American Honda has announced the return of its purposeful PCX scooter for 2024, a tried-and-true urban commuter that makes riding as easy as can be. The highway-capable 157cc single-powered machine will be available in Matte Brown Metallic only and will be priced at $4,249, a $100 increase over the 2023 Honda PCX.

The 2024 Honda PCX scooter in Matte Brown Metallic.
The 2024 Honda PCX scooter in Matte Brown Metallic. (Honda/)

As with last year’s model, the PCX will be available in the ABS version only. The news comes on the heels of a number of carryover models for Big Red, though unlike bikes like the CBR600RR, the PCX has enjoyed a fairly recent update.

For 2021, Honda engineers revised the single cylinder, increasing output to 157cc thanks to a new valve design and revised bore and stroke. The frame was updated to reduce overall weight, LED lighting was added throughout, and styling tweaks gave the platform a refreshed look.

For those needing a convenient urban ride, the PCX remains a compelling option. The generous underseat storage area is capable of holding a full-face helmet, the V-Matic auto transmission is a truly simple twist-and-go setup, the hydraulic cam-chain adjuster aids in reducing the amount of ongoing maintenance riders need to be concerned with, and the nimble chassis provides effortless handling. Even with the slight price increase, the PCX remains a budget-friendly machine that is as approachable as it gets.

2024 Honda PCX Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$4,249Engine:157cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:60.0 x 55.5mmCompression Ratio:12.0:1Fuel Delivery:PGM-FI w/ 28mm throttle bodiesClutch:Wet, multiplate slipper/assistTransmission/Final Drive:Automatic V-Matic belt driveFrame:Duplex cradleFront Suspension:31mm telescopic fork; 3.9 in. travelRear Suspension:Dual hydraulic shocks; 3.7 in. travelFront Brake:220mm disc w/ ABSRear Brake:Rod-actuated 130mm drumWheels, Front/Rear:14 in. / 13 in.Tires, Front/Rear:110/70-14 / 130/70-13Rake/Trail:26.5°/3.1 in.Wheelbase:51.7 in.Seat Height:30.1 in.Fuel Capacity:2.1 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:286 lb.Available:April

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Title: 2024 Honda PCX Scooter Preview
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