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In January, Worldwide Auctioneers will be back in Arizona for its much-awaited annual boutique sale, The Scottsdale Auction. The auction is scheduled on January 26, Wednesday, at the start of the Arizona Car Week.

There are a number of distinguished pre-war automobiles that will be on offer for this year’s event and the spotlight is on the Pebble Beach award-winning 1929 Duesenberg Model J Berline. It is one of the first Duesenberg Model Js to be delivered. Some of its esteemed former owners include Homer Fitterling, Fred Buess, Ed Weaver, and Richard Burdick.

Another extraordinary example is the 1935 Delahaye 135M Competition Drophead Coupe. In 1935, Figoni only built four Delahayes and it is known to be the only survivor. Club Delahaye of France certified the example. It made its debut at the 1935 Paris Motor Show and has since been given a painstaking five-year research and restoration which some of the renowned French experts on the marque has shared their input on.

1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet

1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet
1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet

A well-documented and beautifully restored 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet will also be crossing the block in the upcoming event. It is the very first car that renowned European coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz crafted. It is a matching-numbers example and is presented in concours-level condition. It is a true work of art with a history that makes it truly unique.

The Scottsdale Auction will be held at Singh Meadows in Tempe, Arizona. It will be a live event, but online and phone bidding will also be accepted for those who will not be able to personally attend. Principal and Auctioneer Rod Egan shared, “We’re looking forward to starting the new year by welcoming our customers back to Arizona in person, to enjoy an expertly curated selection of world-class motor cars in a relaxed, spacious and genial setting,”

57 Dual Ghia Convertible

57 Dual Ghia Convertible
57 Dual Ghia Convertible

There are other notable pre-war examples like the 1939 Packard Darrin which was previously owned by film star Preston Foster. It is one of the 14 original Hollywood Darrins and the sale comes with documentation including a copy of a Howard ‘Dutch’ Darrin signed letter.

There is also an award-winning, factory supercharged 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton with ACD Certification. An expertly restored factory black 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T is another notable example. It has a factory N96 shaker hood, well-documented with its original broadcast sheet. A 1957 Dual Ghia Convertible is another interesting lot. It is 24 of only 100 units produced with only 71 left in existence. It has a truly gorgeous Italian coachwork.

Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432

Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432
Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432

An authentic Duesenberg Model J Engine J-432 is the perfect mix of art and function. It has been fully restored by Brian Joseph’s Classic & Exotic Service. Completely presented and built-to-run on custom rolling stand. It has an accompanying display grille and radiator and is mounted on a custom stand.

A very interesting collection that any collector should note is The Ron Thorne Collection that is scheduled to cross the block completely with no reserve. The collection holds one of the most detailed

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By: Reggie
Title: Worldwide Auctioneers Hosts The Scottsdale Auction at Arizona Car Week
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/worldwide-auctioneers-hosts-the-scottsdale-auction-at-arizona-car-week/
Published Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2022 16:28:05 +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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