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A muse in the world of classic cars, the 1948 Buick Streamliner is a breathtaking sculpture with hand-crafted curves that’ll inspire poetry. Designed and manufactured in the 1940s by mechanical engineer Norman E. Timbs, the Buick features custom $8,000 aluminum body and steel chassis.

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The Norman E. Timbs 1948 Buick Streamliner Has Got All The Right Curves

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Mimicking aeronautical design practices, the Buick Streamliner body closely resembles that of past German Grand Prix automobiles whilst ditching the bulky chrome bumpers and large tail fins. Designed to be long and low, complete with an underbelly panel – the Streamliner features an aerofoil shape with no doors cut out from its body, plus a large one-piece rear panel which opens hydraulically to reveal the entire rear end of the chassis.

Based on the 1947 Buick “Super 8” engine which powers the 2200 lb car to speeds up to 120mph, the Buick Streamliner was built from five-inch steel tubes, kicking up over the rear axle with a modified 1947 Ford suspension, to ensure fluid handling and a smooth ride.

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Appearing across the cover and pages of Motor Trend, Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics and Motor Life – the chic roadster was a product of a tireless 2.5 year process, costing over USD$10,000, an estimated USD$10,5495.59 today.

The historically revered automobile, especially in the eyes of men internationally, had eventually been deemed too rare and prestigious to ever grace the streets, much less find an owner crazy enough to give it up for auction.

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Discovered in the desert in 2002, the car was restored by Dave Crouse at Custom Auto, Inc. in Loveland, Colorado. The legendary Buick Streamliner was placed on auction where it was eventually sold for $17,600 to new owners, Gary & Diane Cerveny of Malibu, California. The classic car debuted at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in an exclusive class reserved for Motor Trend Cover Cars, a remarkable specimen of the bygone era of glamorous and sophisticated car design. Gary and Diane have no plans to sell this beauty.

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By: Julia Roxan
Title: The Norman E. Timbs 1948 Buick Streamliner Has Got All The Right Curves
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/the-norman-e-timbs-1948-buick-streamliner-has-got-all-the-right-curves.html
Published Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 03:42:10 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
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Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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