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Since 2009, Mecum Auctions has been hosting the Daytime Auction in Monterey annually during Car Week. This year, they returned to the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa at the Del Monte Golf Course. From Aug 12-14, 519 vehicles crossed the block with 411 being sold. Mecum Auctions reported an impressive sell-through rate of 80% and a total overall sale of $57.4 million. The event’s top 10 selling vehicles all breached the seven-figure mark with the top lot going to a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (Lot S75) that was sold for $3.41 million.

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

There are only a few vehicles that can go up against the 131-mile Rosso Corsa LaFerrari, but the other top sellers at Mecum’s Monterey auction but the other top lots at the event were able to hold their own. Ferraris dominated the top 10 list as they took up 4 slots out of ten. 3 Shelbys ranked in the top 10 and Porsche had 2 lots in, with a Duesenberg getting a slot.

Taking in second is a celebrated 1967 Shelby 427 ‘Semi Competition’ Cobra, CSX3045 (Lot S92) is one of only 29 built and it brought it $2.86 million. A 2004 Shelby Cobra Concept car (Lot S105), a Ford Special Project, Codename: Daisy was sold for $2.64 million.

Another popular lot at the Daytime Auction in Monterey was Serial No. 1 of only 350 units 2022 Acura NSX Type s (Lot S117.1) that is scheduled for production. The proceeds of the yet to be produced car will all go to charity which includes the Center for Science and Industry and an innovative STEAM education program for underserved youth. Having only an MSRP of $171,495, impressively, it got a final sale price of $1.1 million.

Another charity lot is Lot S115, a 2022 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition motorcycle whose proceeds would go to a non-profit youth-treatment community, Boys Republic. Crowds in Monterey were welcome of both the bike and the charitable cause as it got a final sale price of $55,000 which is three times more than its base price of $16,400.

Notable motorcycles sales during the event include a 1953 Vincent Black Shadow (Lot F14), a 1914 Harley-Davidson Model 10F Two Speed (T161), and a 1917 Henderson 4-Cylinder Racer (Lot F95) that was sold for $148,500, $101,200, and $100,100, respectively.

2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept

2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept
2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept

Every Mecum auction always have featured Private collection offerings, and the Monterey 2021 event is not an exception. Big Al’s Collection which offered 84 cars, motorcycles, engines, and more was able to achieve a total sale of $12.05 million. The Don Wallace Collection that offered six exquisite collector vehicles had a 100% sell-through rate with a total of $2.2 million.

To get a more comprehensive auction results data, sign up at Mecum.com to get a free MyMecum account. The next live auction event that is scheduled for Mecum is the Dallas 2021 that is scheduled for September 8-11. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will house 1,000 classic and collector cars which will be on offer. For October, there will be three auction events that will be held in three consecutive weekends for which the auction company has called the October Takeover. October 7-9 will be held in Las Vegas, on October 15-16 is an auction in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the final event of the month is on October 21-23 in Chicago. Those who are interested in the upcoming auctions, or those who are interested to consign their vehicles or to register as a bidder can visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

2021 Daytime Auction in Monterey Top 10 Collector Car Sales

Lot No.

CarFinal Closing Price

1Lot S752014 Ferrari La Ferrari$3,410,0002Lot S921967 Shelby 427 ‘Semi Competition’ Cobra$2,860,0003Lot S1052004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept$2,640,0004Lot S781966 Ferrari 275

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: Mecum Monterey 2021 Records Most Successful ‘Daytime Auction’
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/mecum-monterey-2021-records-most-successful-daytime-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:23:50 +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
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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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