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SPECTACULAR DAY 9: Scottsdale’s Sunday Auction Finishes a Week of Record-Breaking Sales
LOT #1597 – 1972 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER CUSTOM SUV – $258,500

After an electrifying Super Saturday at Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction, the excitement continued at WestWorld on Sunday, January 28, featuring a lineup of beautiful vehicles and automotive memorabilia.

Nearly 200 cars crossed the block on the ninth and final day of the record-breaking 2024 Scottsdale Auction. The day’s top sales included Lot #1597, a custom 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, for $258,500; Lot #1575, a 2007 Peterbilt 330 custom pickup, for $207,900; Lot #1612, a 2022 Aston Martin DBX, for $162,800; Lot #1614, a 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda convertible for $156,200; and a 1970 Chevrolet K10 Cheyenne Super custom pickup (Lot #1580), along with Tom Selleck’s 1953 Dodge Power Wagon pickup (Lot #1623), which each sold for $148,500.

Sunday started with another exciting look at the past, with more than 100 authentic pieces of history getting their turn on the block during the Automobilia Auction. From tin advertising signs and posters to gas globes, go karts and much more — there was something for everyone.

An audience favorite was Lot #9598.7, a custom Volkswagen Bus Go-Kart. It was restored by an 11-year-old boy who joined Automobilia Director Rory Brinkman on the block to share details of the restoration and bang the gavel on the $20,125 sale.

Other top sales included Lot #9598.5, a late 1950s-early ’60s Cadillac Service light-up sign with neon, for $35,650; Lot #9559.2; a large 1928 AAA Auto Races framed poster for $31,050; Lot #9599.4, an large 1950s Ford Tractor neon porcelain sign for $25,300; Lot #9599.2, a 1930s Coca-Cola porcelain with neon sign for $23,000; and Lot #9586.3, a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette pedal car for $20,700.

Excitement around the auction site included Dodge and GR Supra Thrill Rides on the Performance Track, RAM TRX and TRD Pro Dirt Rides and the Volvo and Dodge Driving Experience. The Exhibitor Marketplace was bustling, and the outdoor midway gave guests a great taste of Arizona sunshine while browsing the vehicle display tents.

In all, Sunday was picture-perfect for the ninth day of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions in Scottsdale. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to every bidder, consignor, sponsor, exhibitor, guest and fan who spent the day and the week with us at WestWorld.

Enjoy this gallery of some of the day’s best moments and we will see you in Palm Beach, Florida, April 18-20, 2024.

LOT #1580 – 1970 CHEVROLET K10 CHEYENNE SUPER CUSTOM PICKUP – $148,500

LOT #1612 – 2022 ASTON MARTIN DBX – $162,800

LOT #1614 – 1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLE – $156,200

The National Anthem was performed by Melinda Charlton.

LOT #1623 – TOM SELLECK’S 1953 DODGE POWER WAGON PICKUP – $148,500

LOT #1575 – 2007 PETERBILT 330 CUSTOM PICKUP – $207,900

LOT #9559.2 – LARGE 1928 AAA AUTO RACES FRAMED POSTER – $31,050

LOT #9599.2 – 1930S COCA-COLA PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $23,000

LOT #9599.4 – LARGE 1950S FORD TRACTOR NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $25,300

LOT #9598.5 – LATE 1950S-EARLY ’60S CADILLAC SERVICE LIGHT-UP SIGN WITH NEON – $35,650

Lot #9598.7 – CUSTOM VOLKSWAGEN BUS GO-KART – $20,125

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SPECTACULAR DAY 9: Scottsdale’s Sunday Auction Finishes a Week of Record-Breaking Sales
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2024-scottsdale-auction-day-9/
Published Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2024 23:57:20 +0000

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/vincent-rapide-bonhams
Published Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0000

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Title: Fast Tubes
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Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:59:17 +0000

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.

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GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/gordon-murray-automotives-new-t-50-production-line/
Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:42:33 +0000

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