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1959 Cessna L-19E Airplane raised $400,000 for charity at our 2014 Scottsdale Auction

 

To mark Barrett-Jackson’s half-century in business, in this special series we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 50 years – as well as some little-known facts about The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

 

 

1954 Taylor Aerocar sold for $275,000 at our 2020 Scottsdale Auction

The world of aviation and the automobile have long run on parallel paths, and for good reason. From the earliest days of mechanized motion and mobility, the two industries have thrived with a spirit of innovation, pursuit of speed and a realization of art, craft and engineering. The names gracing the annals of the automotive and aeronautic world conquered both the asphalt and the clouds. From FIAT and BMW to Mitsubishi and Rolls-Royce, many of the automotive houses were heavily involved in either building planes or parts for them.

 

1958 Cessna 182A Fixed-Wing Single-Engine Plane sold at the 2016 Scottsdale Auction for $66,000

It is this very same history and synergies that exist between cars and planes that is captured on the auction block of Barrett-Jackson. “Vintage planes, similar to the historic automobiles that cross our block, represent an incredible snapshot into our past and evoke passion and appreciation from collectors,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis. “We have sold some of the most significant vehicles in the world, so it makes perfect sense to sell such important pieces of aeronautical history.”

 

1929 Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor Airplane sold at our 2009 Scottsdale Auction for $1,210,000

Over the last 50 years notable aircraft have been featured and crossed our block, from flying cars and Leer jets to the proverbial “hangar find” and so much more. But if there is one aircraft that defines the parallels between the aeronautical and automotive worlds it is this: Ford’s 1929 4 A-TE Tri-Motor. Henry Ford’s “Tin Goose” was instrumental in helping the American public realize the benefits of air travel, and this one has an incredible story. Sold as at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, the Tri-Motor began its historic journey in 1929 in Spokane, Washington, where it served as a passenger plane. Later, it would be sold to K-T Flying Service of Honolulu and was present during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. The Tri-Motor suffered exterior bullet holes during the attack, but was quickly repaired and returned to service. Upon returning to the mainland, it was leased by Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1949 and modified into a firefighting tanker and used to drop smoke jumpers and supplies to fire fighters. The plane was even flown across the country before crossing the block and selling for an incredible $1.21 million.

 

The Barrett-Jackson block has seen all manner of special vehicles go beyond traditional offerings. Representing inventive methods of transportation from around the globe, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions will always welcome those who think outside the box and those who dream of soaring above the clouds.

 

 

2013 CESSNA T182 TURBO SKYLANE – $489,500.00

1929 HAMILTON METALPLANE H47 SERIAL #65 AIRPLANE – $671,000.00

2004 PANOZ ESPERANTE “THE FLYING CAR” – $49,500.00

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: THE SKY’S NO LIMIT: A 50 Facts & Favorite Memories Feature
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/airplanes-crossing-the-auction-block-2/
Published Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:37:54 +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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