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Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson

Lot #1350 – 1958 Dodge W300M Power Wagon Custom Pickup will be selling with No Reserve at our 2022 Scottsdale Auction.

 

The Dodge line of four-wheel-drive Power Wagon pickups has a long history with the military and always provided the best in performance, even in the very worst of conditions. This 1958 model W300M (Lot #1350), which will be offered with No Reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction January 22-30, is one of only 290 one-ton four-wheel-drive Power Wagons produced that year. Although this Power Wagon has all of its original exterior charisma, there is a significantly new personality lurking directly under the skin.

The already stout original frame was boxed to add even more rigidity to this 126-inch wheelbase structure. Then the frame and body were soda-blasted before painting to provide extra attention to detail – and the good looks that go with it. A modern 5.7-liter Dodge HEMI is backed-up with an equally modern 5-speed automatic transmission to help transform this great classic pickup into a civilized and desirable rendition of the original brute. Dana front and rear differentials harness the power and spread it around any way you like. Bilstein coilovers on all corners and stabilizer bars reinforce the suspension. A custom Be Cool radiator keeps the HEMI agreeable and aggressive in any climate.

The truck has plenty of go and stopping power to match thanks to four oversized vented disc brakes utilizing a Hydro-Boost power assist system. The truck rolls on 40-inch Toyo tires wrapped around Trail Ready wheels offering a simulated beadlock design, which represents the only simulated part on this entire Power Wagon. A WARN 16,500-pound self-recovery winch mounted into a custom front bumper will help save the driver from any potential terrain or gravity misjudgments.

Inside this Power Wagon, a total of nine hides of distressed leather were reimagined to cover the Cadillac SRX power buckets, door panels and headliner. The LED interior lighting and tweed carpeting offer additional degrees of plushness and comfort, as do the power steering, windows, brakes, door locks, electric e-brake and even air conditioning. Lighted power steps, a rear-view camera and a 2,000-watt Pioneer stereo system are features that were science-fiction in 1958, but are smoothly integrated here.

Looking over the original dashboard you’ll find brand-new, but traditional-appearing AutoMeter gauges. While you’re listening to that high-tech HEMI and look out the uniquely shaped windshield, the side glass or the rear window you’re bound to wonder which century you’re actually sitting and driving in.

In keeping with the classic beauty of this truck, its bed has definitely been made. In this case, boards of Pecky Cypress wood have been masterfully crafted and fit wall-to-wall flaunting a mirror-like finish.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take this piece of modernized history home with you. It just may be the beginning of a wonderful friendship.

For up-to-date information on this vehicle, visit here.

To register to bid at the 2022 Scottsdale Auction – a celebration of 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions – click HERE

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: REFINED RUGGED: This 1958 W300M Dodge Power Wagon Custom Is Tough But Tame
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1958-w300m-dodge-power-wagon-custom-is-corssing-the-2022-scottsdlae-auction/
Published Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:25:57 +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
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