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With Carroll Shelby’s grandson Aaron Shelby riding shotgun, this 1965 AC Cobra brought the house down with its $907,500 sale on Friday, making it the top sale of the day.

 

Barrett-Jackson was the place to be on Friday as nearly 250 more incredible collector cars made their way across the famous auction block, from impressive muscle cars and gorgeous Resto-Mods to a 1965 AC Cobra with Aaron Shelby riding shotgun for the sale. A re-creation of the iconic “Mystery Machine” set a world auction record, and the end of the night saw the very first collector car NFTs to ever be sold live at auction take a turn on the block.

SOLD! The complete hammer price of $70,000 for this 1956 Chevrolet 150 Sedan will be going to Honor Flight Network.

The second charity car of the 2021 Las Vegas Auction had its turn in the spotlight today: a 1956 Chevrolet 150 sedan that served as a staff car at the Sioux Army Depot in Sidney, Nebraska, until 1964. Carefully restored to its original condition after spending years in a farmer’s barn, the interesting Chevy brought the gavel down on a winning bid of $70,000, all of which fittingly benefits the Honor Flight Network, which recognizes our nation’s veterans with all-expense-paid trips to the memorials in Washington, D.C.

That 1965 AC Cobra was Friday’s showstopper, taking top honors for the day with a sale price of $907,500. Other top sellers included a stunning white 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible that brought in $189,200 and a 1966 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback that grabbed a winning bid of $150,700. Records continued to be set throughout Day Two of the event, highlighted by a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe for $137,500, a Chrysler 300K Convertible for $99,000 and a 1979 Dodge Power Wagon Custom Pickup for $81,400.

Among the top automobilia sales on Friday was this Ferrari dealership sign, which brought in $31,050.

Friday morning’s Automobilia Auction featured nearly 100 more unique and rare pieces of collectibles from times gone by, when the cars we now consider classics cruised the streets. Neon signs captured many of the top sales of the day, with large Gulf Oil and Ferrari signs bringing in $33,350 and $31,050 respectively. A crowd favorite was a “Sandy the Horse” kiddie ride from the 1950s, which sold for $14,375, and also ending up among the top sellers was a rare Mobil Oil gas pump with an art deco influence, which brought in $17,250.

Take a look at the video below showcasing the Dodge Thrill Rides and Chevrolet Hot Laps (a free attraction at the event), as well as a gallery featuring highlights of the day at the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center – and then fasten your seat belts and get ready for Super Saturday! You don’t want to miss any of the excitement – purchase your tickets today online or at the box office and be part of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

 

Lot #468 – 1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ CONVERTIBLE – $189,200

Lot #434.1 – 1966 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK – $150,700

Lot #423 – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM COUPE – $137,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #462.1 – 1966 SHELBY GT350-H – $137,500

Lot #447 – 1937 CORD 812 CABRIOLET RE-CREATION – $121,000

Lot #460 – 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CUSTOM COUPE – $110,000

Lot #415 – 1935 CADILLAC 335D CONVERTIBLE – $99,000

Lot #424 – 1964 CHRYSLER 300K CONVERTIBLE – $99,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #359.1 – 1979 DODGE POWER WAGON CUSTOM PICKUP – $81,400 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #418 – 1968 FORD ECONOLINE “MYSTERY MACHINE” VAN RE-CREATION – $82,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #417 – 1957 INTERNATIONAL METRO CUSTOM VAN – $60,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #416.1 – 1968 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN CUSTOM SUV – $60,500 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #389 – 1949 LINCOLN COSMOPOLITAN SPORT SEDAN – $55,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #363 – 1963 VOLKSWAGEN CAMPER BUS – $33,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

Lot #341 – 1991 NISSAN FIGARO CONVERTIBLE – $33,000 – NEW RECORD SALE AT AUCTION

LOT #7299 – GULF OIL PORCELAIN WITH NEON SIGN – $33,350

LOT #7298.1 – 1950S PONTIAC AUTOMOBILES PORCELAIN NEON SIGN – $23,000

RIGHT: LOT #7284 – MOBIL OIL TOKHEIM 600 GAS PUMP – $17,250

LOT #7297 – CIRCA 1930S SHELL OIL THREE-DIMENSIONAL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $16,100

LOT #7297 – CIRCA 1930S SHELL OIL THREE-DIMENSIONAL NEON PORCELAIN SIGN – $16,100

LOT #7268.5 – 1950S SANDY THE HORSE KIDDIE RIDE – $14,375

SECOND FROM LEFT: LOT #7285 – 1938 MOBIL OIL NATIONAL MODEL A-38 GAS PUMP – $10,350

LOT #7266 – 1950S COCA-COLA VENDO 81 SODA MACHINE – $9,430

ED RIORDAN, FORMER CHAIRMAN

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: THE COOLEST PLACE IN VEGAS: AC Cobra Heats Up the Block at Barrett-Jackson on Friday
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/2021-las-vegas-auction-day-two-highlights/
Published Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 03:28:43 +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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