Written by Nicole Ellan James
LOT #696 – 1966 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – Selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.
LOT #766 – 1966 Ford Bronco 4×4 U13 Roadster – No Reserve
Over the last few years, one thing has become evident: Broncos are hot and only getting hotter. In the collector car market, the first-generation Bronco, which spans from 1966 through 1977, has seen its values increase with the debut of the long-anticipated 2021 Ford Bronco.
Ford’s original “all-purpose vehicle” came in three different body styles: roadster, sport utility and wagon.
When it hit the streets in August 1965, the Bronco was powered by an inline-6 derived from the Ford Falcon, rated with 105hp. By March 1966, it was offered with an optional 200hp 289ci V8. In 1969, the V8 was enlarged to 302ci, and in 1973 the inline-6 was increased to a 200ci engine, which remained standard through 1977.
To keep production costs in check, Ford equipped the Bronco with a “3-on-the-tree” manual transmission with a floor-mounted transfer case shifter. Later in 1973, a 3-speed automatic transmission was offered due to buyer demand.
LOT #736 – 1977 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – No Reserve
Nearly 60 years later, Bronco enthusiasts want more power when the rubber hits the road — whether it be dirt or asphalt. Over the last 10 years, performing a “Coyote swap” to achieve more power has been a popular choice.
While replacing the Bronco’s engine with a newer modular 5.0-liter Coyote engine from Ford can undoubtedly increase power as the DOHC engine is factory-rated with 460hp, it also tacks on more expenses because many components need to be upgraded to support the additional power. Plus, performing the swap likely necessitates cutting into the inner fenders, which then presents an extra set of challenges.
LOT #724 – 1974 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – No Reserve
After analyzing sales data from the Barrett-Jackson 2022 Scottsdale Auction, a new trend emerged for Resto-Modding the Bronco: Keep it clean with a modern but smaller engine that doesn’t require much fabrication work to support the power relocation of essential components. Among the most popular engine choices for a swap are the 302ci and 351ci Windsors from Ford.
Crossing the block at WestWorld, Lot #1062, a custom 1972 Bronco, powered by a freshly rebuilt 351ci Windsor 4-barrel engine factory-rated at 300hp, sold for $181,500.
The 302ci engine from Ford also is a popular choice for engine swaps. Case in point is Lot #1106.1, a custom 1976 Bronco that sold for $220,000, an auction world record. Its power comes from a new BluePrint Engines 302ci crate engine. Other examples include Lot #1133, a 1973 Bronco powered by a 302ci roller engine that sold for $176,000; and Lot #1127, a 1977 model, powered by a 302ci V8 engine, that sold for $165,000.
Also catching collectors’ attention was Lot #1331, a 1972 Bronco that sold for $335,500, another auction world record. The custom over-the-top SUV is powered by a stroked 347ci Holley Terminator X fuel-injected V8 engine. Additionally, Lot #1081, a custom 1971 Bronco, with power from a new BluePrint Ford Racing 347ci stroker crate engine, sold for $181,500.
With Barrett-Jackson’s highly anticipated return to Florida for the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, there’s no doubt there will be some first-rate Broncos from which to choose — with and without Coyote engines. Here are some examples that will each be crossing the block with No Reserve.
For up-to-date information on all the Broncos crossing the block in Palm Beach, click here.
LOT #417 – 1977 Ford Bronco – No Reserve
LOT #455 – 1972 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – No Reserve
LOT #655 – 1975 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – No Reserve
LOT #739.1 – 1969 Ford Bronco Custom 4×4 Pickup – No Reserve
LOT #695.1 – 1972 Ford Bronco Custom SUV – No Reserve
Title: TRENDING HOT: Ford’s Rugged SUVs Gallop Into The Record Books After Skipping The Coyote Swap
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/trending-hot-fords-rugged-bronco-suvs-gallop-into-the-record-books-after-skipping-the-coyote-swap-for-sale-no-reserve-2022-palm-beach-auction/
Published Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 21:30:51 +0000
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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
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.
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
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. 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. 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
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.
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!
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.
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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