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One-Off Ferrari Enzo Prototype Now For Sale

On: Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:22AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Happy New Year, ultra-wealthy car collectors; there's an exciting new piece up for sale. Look quickly and you may think that you're staring at a Testarosa, but what you're actually looking at is an Enzo prototype from 2000. No, it doesn't have that distinctive beak that we've come to know and love from the Enzo, but it's got a pretty beautiful look all its own. And it's a one-of-a-kind prototype, making it a potential collection flagship.


Why Did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Sell for $5 Million?

On: Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 4:01PM | By: Sherry Christiansen


Why Did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Sell for $5 Million? test 1-1

The 1966 Cobra “Super Snake” was one of the most inspiring automobiles ever designed. On September 7, 1965 CSX 3015 was shipped to Ford Advanced Vehicles Department, just before Carroll Shelby transformed CSX 3015 into the 'Super Snake' Shelby. Shelby was already a world-famous race driver by 1959, when he won LeMans for Aston Martin.

The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake was a race car adapted for street use. Cobras combined Ford V-8 engines and lightweight British AC Ace bodies to create some of the most sought-after domestic cars ever made.

The Super Snake has an outrageous 427cubic inch, 800hp twin Paxton supercharged V8 with a super three-speed automatic transmission. Shelby drove the Cobra in a running of the "Turismos Visitadores" in Nevada. In February 1968, Road & Track referred to CSX3015 as ''The Cobra to End All Cobras.''

The one-of-a-kind muscle car started life as one of 23 Cobra competition roadsters and was made legal for the street with the addition of mufflers, bumpers, and other requirements. The roadster's aluminum body was upgraded with flared fenders that extended over gumball tires.


Troostwijk Auctions Offers 11 New 1975 Norton Commandos

On: Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 3:26PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Troostwijk Auctions Offers 11 New 1975 Norton Commandos test 1-1

11 brand new 1975 electric-start Norton Interstate motorcycles, still in the crate and awaiting final assembly Found in Belgium. The bikes are part of the stock of a defunct classic motorcycle dealer, all of which is being put up for auction, and you have only until Monday to grab a piece of motorcycle history.

From what I read the owner had a reputation for being difficult to work with. Locals claim he was reluctant to sell any bikes or parts, so he amassed a large collection. The hoard of Nortons came to light recently following the death of the owner of Motoshop Podevyn in Aalst, Belgium. Incredibly, the bikes are just a small part of an even larger collection. The heirs of the shop have decided to sell the entire stock. The bikes and items are to being auctioned by Trooswijk Belgie and the sale ends on Monday, April 26th.


Web Find: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Only 3 Hours Left On Ebay!

On: Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:07PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Web Find: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Only 3 Hours Left On Ebay! test 1-1

Anyone looking for a classic Corvette Stingray? You may want to look really fast at this one up on Ebay; it has only 3 hours and change left, as I write. The listing claims 56,000 miles but it is undocumented, but take a look at the photos; it may just be real. Matching numbers, original 15-inch Corvette Rally wheels, repainted its original Warbonnet Yellow, the original blue and yellow Folsom State Prison-made California license plate included, Oh, and I almost forgot, it has a 454 big block! Current bid at time of post: $20,100.00 Other than the split window, this is my favorite Vette!

 

Check out the Ebay Listing

This vehicle is consigned to the California Automobile Museum, a non-profit organization located at 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA,


 

Net Find Of The Day: 1980 BRADLEY GT Gullwing EV

On: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:21PM | By: Clay Ritchings


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I was working the Google on the Internet machine and came across a very interesting and unique car that I have not seen before; sure, I have seen Bradley GT kit cars running around, but I have never come across an all-electric model. Now this is not a converted Bradley GT kit car at all, but was one of only 50 manufactured in the Bradley factory in 1980 specifically as an EV, based on a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle frame.