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In 1929, during the very first Monaco Grand Prix, a Bugatti Type 35B took the checkered flag. It was the same model that took the top spot at the recently concluded Bonhams Monaco Sale after achieving €2 million.

The rare Bugatti was offered from a very long term ownership by the vendor, a Belgian gentleman racing driver, after having custody of the Type 35B for 47 years. At the 30th anniversary edition of the prestigious Bonhams event, which was able to realize more than €13 million in sales.

Another Bugatti that was offered after a long-term family ownership of more than 6 decades was also offered during the Monaco Sale. A 1929 Bugatti Type 37 was acquired by its new owner for €862,500.

Held at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, during The Monaco Historic Grand Prix that was held in the same weekend, it was not surprising that a lot of motorsport-related lots were popular that day.

Some of the successful lots for the day include a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS which was previously owned by 1972 Monaco Grand Prix winner Jean-Pierre Beltoise which got €1,495,000.

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1929 Bugatti Type 37. Photo by www.dennisnoten.com

A 1999 Williams-Supertec Renault FW21 Formula 1 Racing Single Seater was also another very successful sale. It was previously owned by Alessandro Zanardi and who raced and got fifth place at the Monaco Grand Prix of that year. It also zoomed past its pre-sale top estimate of €150,000 to get €362,250.

Another Formula One veteran from a much earlier time was another notable sale. A 1962 Brabham 1 ½-liter Brabham-Climax BT3 Formula 1 Racing Single Seater was sold for €385,250. This car earned its place in history as the first Formula 1 car that carried the Brabham name. It was also the first car constructed by its driver, the three-time Formula 1 world champion Jack Brabham, and it also successfully took the Formula 1 checkered flag during the race.

Just ahead of the Brabham is the works 1956 AC Ace Bristol Roadster. It was ordered new by the founder of the renowned Écurie Francorchamps, Jacques Swaters. Eventually, it was acquired by racing driver Armand ‘Blary’ Blaton, who used it for his 24 Heures du Mans campaign. It beat its pre-sale estimate and was sold for €460,000.

A 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort was sold for €1,437,500 as well as another Stüttgart supercar, a 1997 911 GT2 which was sold for €1,046,000. Another German performance car which only had one owner from new and doubled its pre-sale estimate was the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Coupe which was sold for €308,875.

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1956 AC Ace Bristol Roadster

Bonhams International Chairman Collectors’ Motor Cars Philip Kantor shared, “It’s been a delight to return to Monaco with our first live sale for four years on the Historic Grand Prix weekend. With the lots on offer representing close to a century of motoring excellence, we had international bids across the board. As ever, quality rather than quantity made for a successful sale in the principality today.”

Other interesting sales from the recent auction include a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Saloon which only had two owners from new also blew past its top estimate and was sold for €356,500.

A more recent version, a 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante ‘X-Pack’ also sold above its estimate for €310,5000.

Aside from motor cars, automobilia also had some interesting lots. An original lithograph poster by Robert Falcucci, which he signed, the ‘2nd Grand Prix Automobile – 1930’ was able to double its pre-sale estimate and got €26,775.

Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars Managing Director Maarten Ten Holder stated, “We are pleased to again have excelled in the categories of collector’s cars that Bonhams has always been well-known for – and at the same time, it’s encouraging that cars with a motorsport pedigree and more modern ‘youngtimers’ are becoming more and

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By: Reggie
Title: Rare Bugatti Claims Top Spot In Bonhams Monaco Sale
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/rare-bugatti-claims-top-spot-in-bonhams-monaco-sale/
Published Date: Mon, 16 May 2022 16:12:48 +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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