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A pair of vehicles from the estate of Siegfried & Roy will be selling with No Reserve at the 2021 Las Vegas Auction.

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ May 26, 2021 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer collectible vehicles owned by some of the biggest Las Vegas entertainment legends, including Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra during the 2021 Las Vegas Auction, June 17-19, 2021, at the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Among the No Reserve offerings will be a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703) from Wayne Newton, as well as a pair of highly collectible cars from the estate of Siegfried & Roy: a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771) and a 1994 Rolls Royce Corniche (Lot #772).

“Since our first Las Vegas Auction in 2008 we’ve hosted some of the city’s top entertainers, including ‘Mr. Las Vegas’ Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Penn Gillette,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Wayne Newton is an icon of Las Vegas, performing more than 30,000 shows there since 1958, and we’re honored to be entrusted with the sale of a number of vehicles from his personal collection. This year’s auction will be a rare chance to own these, as well as other incredible vehicles from a number of Vegas icons, including Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra.”

Wayne Newton’s 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Custom Roadster (Lot #703).

Known by the world as “Mr. Las Vegas,” Wayne Newton will offer a number of vehicles for auction, including a two-tone Walnut over Porcelain White 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (Lot #703.3) and a custom 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL roadster (Lot #703). The 380SL, fully customized by Niko-Michael Coachworks of Port Washington, New York, is powered by a 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 engine and features handmade moldings with gold inlays, gold details on the roof reminiscent of Egyptian hieroglyphics, hand-fabricated body panels and a retractable hardtop.

Offered on behalf of the Siegfried & Roy estate, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Coupe (Lot #771) was initially purchased by Roy Horn for Siegfried Fischbacher at the 2019 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. Fitted with a full chrome body wrap, this historic SLS is the first Mercedes completely designed by AMG, and is powered by a 563-horsepower engine capable of 3.5-second 0-60 mph sprints and 11-second quarter-mile times. The 1994 Rolls-Royce Corniche (Lot #772) was a gift to Roy Horn for his 50th birthday. One of 219 produced from 1993 to 1996, this rare Corniche features a 218 horsepower V8 engine with automatic transmission and comes with a selection of images depicting Siegfried & Roy with the vehicle and some of the beautiful animal co-stars from their shows.

“To own a vehicle that belonged to any one of these fabulous Las Vegas icons is priceless,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These celebrity-owned vehicles are more than just collectibles. They’re a reflection of the icons who made them a part of their personal lives and represent a rare opportunity to own a piece of their lifestyle.”

Frank Sinatra’s 1970 Maserati Ghibli (Lot #740)

A 1970 Maserati Ghibli (Lot #740) headed to the Las Vegas Auction was owned by the king of the “Rat Pack,” Frank Sinatra. Its race-bred performance comes from a V8 engine that produces 330 horsepower and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Phil Maloof, a Las Vegas icon known locally as “Uncle Phil,” had a tremendous car collection that spanned five custom garages on two acres near his residence. Five vehicles from the collection – including four 1980s Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs and a 1988 Bentley Mulsanne S – will be offered with No Reserve.

Consignment spots are now being filled for the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. Click here to consign, or click here to become a registered bidder. To purchase tickets to the event (available online only), click here, and for hotel accommodations click here. Join Barrett-Jackson’s online conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube #BarrettJackson

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: Vehicles of Las Vegas Legends Wayne Newton, Siegfried & Roy and Frank Sinatra Set to Cross the Barrett-Jackson Auction Block
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/vehicles-of-las-vegas-legends-wayne-newton-siegfried-roy-and-frank-sinatra-set-to-cross-the-barrett-jackson-auction-block/
Published Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 16:41:52 +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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