Day 7 of was one for the record books! More than 60 world records were set as Barrett-Jackson experienced its best Friday ever. The action kicked into high gear shortly after doors opened with the day’s first $100,000 sale — and it didn’t stop until the last car crossed the block. The pace, the prices and the enthusiasm were unprecedented!
As the day progressed, exuberant bidders and auto aficionados packed the auction arena as just over 380 sought-after high-performance muscle cars, sleek supercars, powerful trucks and even a few never-before-sold-at-auction conversation starters crossed the block. Six-figure sales kept the action at a fever pitch, and the roar of the audience grew with each bang of the gavel.
Friday’s top sellers were Lot #1091, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom Coupe, $352,000; Lot #1087, 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition, and Lot #1103, 2022 Corvette Stingray Convertible IMSA GTLM Championship Edition, both of which sold for $330,000; Lot #1064, 1964 Lincoln Continental Custom Convertible, $304,700; and Lot #1013, 1954 Willys Jeep Custom Pickup, Lot #1083, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Coupe, Lot #1088, 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible, and Lot 1112, 1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor Tribute Edition Fastback, which sold for $275,000 each.
The Collector Car Auction saw some exciting moments, including the sale of the day’s first charity car — one of four that crossed the block on Friday. The custom-built 1968 Mustang Fastback Resto-Mod (Lot #3003) left folks cheering as the gavel fell on a record-shattering $1 million bid, with 100% of the Mustang’s hammer price going to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) Foundation.
Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson and President Steve Davis drove the excitement as they joined Aaron Shelby, grandson of legendary designer Carroll Shelby; Henry Ford III, grandson of the automotive titan, and other Ford and Shelby VIPs to announce the brand-new Shelby GT500KR, which commemorates Shelby American’s 60th anniversary. The event was particularly meaningful for Craig, who had a strong friendship with Carroll Shelby — he even named his daughter Shelby after the automotive icon. The vehicle (Lot #3006) later sold at the end of the evening for an extraordinary $700,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to the Carroll Shelby Foundation and JDRF, which supports Type 1 diabetes research.
Craig also joined Corvette racing legend Oliver Gavin and leaders from Corvette and General Motors to introduce the 2023 70th anniversary ZO6. VIN 001 will be auctioned off on Saturday evening, with 100% of the hammer price benefiting Operation Homefront.
Also on the day’s charity docket was one of two exciting brand-new vehicles from Toyota. Lot #3005 is a 2022 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Crewmax pickup. With VIN 002, it is the second Toyota hybrid pickup to be sold in North America, and 100% of its $550,000 hammer price will benefit the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund, which supports the Team USA’s Paralympic athletes, including Arizona native Kaitlyn Verfuerth, who joined Craig and Steve on the block. VIN 001 of the 2022 Tundra will be auctioned for charity on Super Saturday.
Music icon and Barrett-Jackson friend Bret Michaels brought the audience to their feet with his high-energy appearance to auction off his 2007 Bentley Continental GT (Lot #3003.1), with part of the proceeds benefiting his Life Rocks Foundation, which helps raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes. Following some spirited bidding, the silver luxury vehicle sold for $126,500.
Michaels then lent his star power to the auction of Lot #3004, a 1973 De Tomaso Pantera. The Italian supercar sold for $155,000, with 100% of the hammer price going to the Barrow Neurological Foundation, an organization near and dear to Michaels’ heart.
The day began with the Automobilia Auction, and two impeccably restored kiddie rides were top sellers. Lot #9383.1, which showcases a playful figure of Borden Dairy’s lovable mascot Elsie the Cow, took the top spot, selling for $86,250. The $46,000 sale price of Lot #9383, a 1950s Christ Craft Woody Speed Boat ride made waves as well. Neon porcelain signs, always popular among collectors, were also in the spotlight today including Lot #9398.1 a 1930s-40s General Motor Radio Neon Porcelain Sign that sold for $63,250.
Be sure to join us for what promised to be an off-the-charts Super Saturday! Some of the world’s most coveted and exclusive supercars will have their turn on the auction block, the winner of the Barrett-Jackson Cup will be announced, four more charity cars will be sold for important causes, and an
Title: MILLION-DOLLAR MUSTANG: “Pegasus Project” Fastback Stars At The Auction And Record-Breaking Sales Set The Tone For Super Saturday
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-7-highlights-2022-scottsdale-auction/
Published Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2022 06:12:49 +0000
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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