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The top-selling vehicle on Saturday – and of the entire auction – was this 1979 Porsche 928 used in the film “Risky Business,” which sold for a record-shattering $1.98 million.

 

Fans streamed into NRG Center Saturday, eager to see for themselves what the Barrett-Jackson Experience is all about in Texas – and they weren’t disappointed. The day was packed with action all around the site and in the auction arena.

There was jubiliation on the auction block when the Risky Business Porsche sold for $1.98 million, shattering the previous record sale for a Porsche 928.

The big stars of the day, of course, were in the spotlight on the auction stage! The top-selling car on Saturday (and of the entire auction) was a 1979 Porsche 928 used as the “hero car” in the film “Risky Business.” The crowd went wild when the iconic car sold for $1.98 million – making it the highest-selling Porsche 928 ever sold at auction. Other incredible vehicles landing in the Top 10 on the last day of Barrett-Jackson’s very first Houston Auction included two stunning 2019 Ford GTs (a Lightweight model that sold for $1,199,000 and a Liquid Blue example that brought in $1,001,000), as well as a 1966 Shelby GT350 once raced and owned by Sir Stirling Moss that went to its new home for $495,000.

The electrifying atmosphere in the auction arena also resulted in more than a dozen new world auction record sales for the day, including a 1988 BMW M3 E30 once belonging to actor Paul Walker ($154,000), a 2014 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible ($192,500), a 1971 Plymouth Duster HEMI Custom Coupe ($123,200) and a 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 SCJ ($165,000).

This 1956 Chevrolet 150 sold twice and had a donation added, to bring $1 million total to benefit the Honor Flight Network.

A great highlight of the day was the sale of a very special 1956 Chevrolet 150 built at the height of WWII and used as a U.S. Army staff car at the Sioux Army Depot in Nebraska until 1964. The restored piece of history brought the gavel down on a winning bid of $425,000 – with the generous bidder donating it immediately back to be auctioned again, which brought in an additional $400,000. And, in an incredible charitable gesture, longtime Barrett-Jackson customer Michelle Mauzy donated another $125,000.

Every penny of the $1 million grand total goes to benefit the Honor Flight Network, which recognizes our nation’s veterans with all-expense-paid trips to the memorials in Washington, D.C. – a trip many of our veterans may not otherwise be able to take.

The top-selling piece of Automobilia on Saturday was this Mobiloil Pegasus neon sign from the 1950s, which brought in $69,000.

Saturday morning’s Automobilia Auction also saw some fantastic sales, such as an iconic 1950s Mobiloil Pegasus left-facing animated neon porcelain sign, which went to its new home for $69,000. A rare Cessna Airplanes neon porcelain sign from the 1940s/50s sold for $57,500, and a neon Ford V8 sign from the 1930s brought in $46,000. Gas pumps were popular with bidders as well, with a 1929 Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline visible pump selling for $34,500 and a Polly Oil Fuel Island from the mid-1950s going to its new home for $29,900.

Enjoy the video below with highlights from the very first Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction, as well as a photo gallery showing Saturday’s top sellers and more!

Make plans to join Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, January 22-30, 2022, for a big celebration marking 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions! Visit Barrett-Jackson.com to consign your vehicle, register to bid, purchase tickets or treat yourself to a VIP package.

 

LOT #749 – 1979 PORSCHE 928 – “RISKY BUSINESS” MOVIE CAR – $1,980,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

LOT #759 – 2019 FORD GT LIGHTWEIGHT – $1,199,000

LOT #748 – 2019 FORD GT – $1,001,000

LOT #741 – 1966 SHELBY GT350 – STIRLING MOSS RACE CAR – $495,000

LOT #726 – 2006 FORD GT – $440,000

LOT #728 – 2006 FORD GT – $440,000

LOT #727 – 2005 FORD GT – $412,500

LOT #733 – 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SPLIT-WINDOW CUSTOM COUPE – $396,000

LOT #767 – 1967 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – $357,500

LOT #762 – 1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM TOPLESS ROADSTER – $330,000

LOT #696 – 1956 CHEVROLET 3100 CUSTOM PICKUP – $154,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

LOT #688 – PAUL WALKER’S 1988 BMW M3 E30 – $183,700 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

LOT #681 – 1971 PLYMOUTH DUSTER HEMI CUSTOM COUPE – $123,200 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

LOT #676 – 1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 428 SCJ – $165,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: SUPER SATURDAY IN HOUSTON: Last Day in Texas Highlighted by a Military Charity Car, Incredible Movie Car Sale and Shattered World Records
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/day-3-highlights-2021-houston-auction/
Published Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:43:04 +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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