Written by Tom Jensen
LOT #734.1 – 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA – NO RESERVE
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 – 1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 428 SCJ FASTBACK
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 – 1961 CHRYSLER 300G CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
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.
LOT #772 – 1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
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.
LOT #770 – 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 FASTBACK – NO RESERVE
LOT #770 – CLASSIC
Title: MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Additional Offerings From The Lindley Collection
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/magnificent-seven-additional-offerings-from-the-lindley-collection/
Published Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:09:00 +0000
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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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.
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
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. 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. 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
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.
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!
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.
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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