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UNLEASHING THE THRILL: Discover the Pinnacle of Performance in the Exhilarating World of Sports Cars at Barrett-Jackson

In the realm of automotive excellence, the embodiment of sheer exhilaration can be found in the sleek and agile forms of sports cars. These machines epitomize the relentless pursuit of speed, precision and adrenaline-fueled adventure. Embrace the symphony of roaring engines, masterful handling and striking design that defines the artistry of sports cars. Are you ready to ignite your passion for performance? Join Barrett-Jackson at the 2023 Las Vegas Auction to embrace sports cars and the relentless pursuit of automotive perfection.

Pictured above, this custom 1971 De Tomaso Pantera widebody is powered by a 351ci V8 Cleveland engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine was recently rebuilt and includes a 4-bolt main Cleveland block, Pro Comp aluminum cylinder heads, Eagle H-beam connecting rods, roller rockers, Race Tec custom pistons, high-performance Howards camshaft, new ceramic-coated exhaust, new McCloud clutch with new master and slave cylinders, new 4-wheel Wilwood brake system, new front and rear suspension, new gauges, new air-conditioning compressor, new radiator and new fuse panel. The exterior of the car is painted bright white and includes widebody fenders and a rear spoiler over a black interior. This Pantera is rolling on Compomotive 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tires and comes with over $80,000 in receipts.

This 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 roadster is powered by a 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine mated to a 4-speed manual fully synchromesh transmission with a Laycock-Hausserman clutch. This car comes with its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and had a 2019 refresh and refinish under previous ownership. It is equipped with a new windshield, convertible top and interior, and the chrome was either replaced or replated at that time. The original Dunlop wire wheels were trued. This Jaguar also features an electric cooling fan. 64,192 miles (not indicated on title).

This restored 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a matching-numbers 283/245hp V8 engine paired with a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. This is one of 1,400 built in this configuration. It includes the one-year-only trunk spear trim and washboard-style louvered hood. It is finished in Signet Red with white coves over a black interior. This Corvette is equipped with power steering, Wonder Bar radio, 17-inch steering wheel and wide whitewall tires. Included in the purchase are 27 years of maintenance records.


This 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is optioned with the Z51 Package and rides on aftermarket BBS wheels. With 959 actual miles.


This 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It is equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes. With 1,893 actual miles.

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Title: UNLEASHING THE THRILL: Discover the Pinnacle of Performance in the Exhilarating World of Sports Cars at Barrett-Jackson
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Published Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 18:56:59 +0000

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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Show-stopping cars

This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

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Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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Published Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 20:50:06 +0000

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Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s

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Of all the famous nameplates borne by Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1904, few are as celebrated, significant, evocative and enduring as the ‘Silver Ghost’. Formally launched in 1906 as the 40/50 H.P., it was the first model to be awarded the soubriquet of ‘the best car in the world’ that Rolls-Royce retains to this day, setting unmatchable standards for performance and reliability, proven in the era’s toughest road trials. It was also a stupendous commercial success, with almost 8,000 examples built in the UK and US over an 18-year period – an unimaginable product lifespan in the modern age. That so many Silver Ghosts still survive in full working order – and, indeed, regularly perform the same feats they achieved more than a century ago – is a lasting monument to Henry Royce’s engineering genius.

Early beginnings

By 1906, just three years after its foundation, Rolls-Royce was already something of a victim of its own success. Demand for its motor cars was such that its line-up had quickly expanded from the original twin-cylinder 10 H.P. to include three-cylinder 15 H.P., four-cylinder 20 H.P. and six-cylinder 30 H.P. models. Henry Royce had even produced the first ever V8 passenger motor car, known as the ‘Lega limit’ since the 3.5-litre engine was governed to keep it below the 20mph speed limit then in force in Britain – only three of these were ever made, and it remains the only Rolls-Royce model of which no examples survive. This proliferation of models reflected a trend across the luxury automotive sector, as competing manufacturers chased an ever more finely segmented client base.

However, for Rolls-Royce, it caused major manufacturing headaches, since many parts were not interchangeable between models. The problem was compounded by Henry Royce’s entirely laudable policy of continuous improvement; his constant adjustments and refinements went all the way down to the smallest components. This created variations between – and even within – production series, to the extent that often only a handful of individual motor cars would be entirely identical.

Simplify Production

As with almost any manufacturing process, more complexity and variability meant increased costs. This was anathema to the highly astute, commercially driven Managing Director, Claude Johnson. Having decided radical change was needed, he proposed the marque should focus all its energies on producing just one model. Charles Rolls enthusiastically agreed, but insisted it should be positioned at the top end of the market, where Rolls-Royce was already gaining a reputation as the very best motor car available. Though a ruthless perfectionist and tireless innovator, Royce was also a pragmatist. He saw the logic of his colleagues’ single-model approach and duly produced a completely new motor car, the 40/50 H.P.

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Title: Rolls-Royce ‘Models of the Marque’: the 1910s
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