1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta in the Style of Touring at RM Auction

RM Auction will offer at Monterey auction from 16 – 17 August 2013 a unique and very rare 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. The Ferrari 166 S was an evolution of Ferrari’s 125 S sports race car that became a sports car for the street in the form of the 166 Inter. It shared its Aurelio Lampredi-designed tube frame and double wishbone/live axle suspension with the 125. Like the 125, the wheelbase was 2420 mm long. Only 39 examples were produced from its introduction at the Turin Motor Show in 1948 to its retirement in 1950. It was replaced by the 2.3 L 195 S in 1950. RM Auction will offer at Monterey auction from 16 - 17 August 2013 a unique and very rare 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta The first 166 Inter was designed by Touring’s chief stylist, Carlo Anderloni. 166 S competition models were generally coachbuilt by Carrozzeria Allemano. Ferrari 166 racing cars won Mille Miglia in both 1948 and 1949, driven by Clemente Biondetti and Giuseppe Navone the first year and Biondetti and Ettore Salani the next. In 1949 the 166 also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the hands of Luigi Chinetti and Lord Selsdon, and the Targa Florio, with Clemente Biondetti and Igor Troubetzkoy, making it the only car ever to win all three races. Motor Trend Classic named the 166 MM Barchetta as number six in their list of the ten “Greatest Ferraris of all time”. RM Auction will offer at Monterey auction from 16 - 17 August 2013 a unique and very rare 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement

The Innotech Aspiron is a $150,000 car for hard core drivers, built for track day enjoyment and sheer speed in an open cockpit. Customers who probably own other supercars, like the Corvette, Viper, Porche 911, Ferrari or Lamborghini, want something more and the Aspiron is designed to to satisfy them.
The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement It is open-top two seater who pulls parts from the Chevrolet Corvette and wedges them down in a skimpy chassis, wrapping it bodywork. Innotech Aspiron is a true track day car with strong racing genes, hand built to customer specs, with a power to weight ratio to shame any road car. Customers can choose for an LS3 from the base 2013 Corvette or the LS7 from the Corvette Z06. Innotech also offers an LT1 option, from the all-new LT1 from the 2014 Corvette Stingray or the old cast-iron block. You can also choose from the LSA found in the Cadillac CTS-V or an LS9 plucked from the see-through hood of the mighty Corvette ZR1. That means buyers can have anywhere from 500 to 800 horsepower at their command, though an upgraded LS9 is also available with up to 1,000 hp. A Ricardo six-speed manual transmission shuttles all that muscle to the rear axle. The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement The Innotech Aspiron For Track Enjoyement  

BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Celebrates Successful Return to the DTM in 2012

After 20 years, upon returning in DTM race series,
BMW achieved great succes winning three titles: Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours. To celebrate this brilliant comeback, BMW M GmbH unveils BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.

BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition

The M3 DTM Champion Edition is a regular M3 coated to look like Spengler’s racing car and comes exclusively in a Frozen Black metallic paint and BMW’s M stripes running across the carbon roof and trunk lid. Other details include dark chrome trim and matte black wheels. It also features the Competition package, M Drive, M DCT Drivelogic and the M Driver’s Package. The equipment line includes A Professional navigation system, heated seats and Park Distance Control. Inside the car, you’ll find the door sill strips replicate Spengler’s helmet design, and his signature a carbon fiber interior trim strip and the car’s serial number. The steering wheel is covered in Alcantara, handbrake lever embroidered with M Power lettering, while the rest of the interior gets black Novillo leather that gives fine contrast to Palladium Silver trim. Spengler’s DTM car has a 4.0-liter V8, which produces 480 horsepower. However, M3 DTM Champion Edition buyers will have to make due with the stock M3’s 414 hp. That’s not all, for the price of €99,000 ($128,000), lucky buyers will have the chance to attend the BMW M Fascination Nordschleife driver training course under the watchful eye of Bruno Spengler. BMW announced that will be only 54 copies of BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition – which will be available in various international market, but many doubt it won’t come to the U.S.

BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Celebrates Successful Return to the DTM in 2012

The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition will be built at BMW’s Regensburg plant and the BMW M GmbH factory from February 2013.

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Historic 1965 Ford GT40 Could Fetch $3 Million at RM’s Arizona Auction 2013

In March 2013, it will be 50 years since Ford jump-started the GT40 program. The purposeful mid-engine sports coupé is the finest Anglo-American supercar of the last century, with four straight victories at the Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race between 1966-69. Now, one such historic race car, the 1965 Ford GT40 will be offered on sale at
RM’s auction, on January 18th, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. This ultra-rare car, originally produced to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, is expected to sell at $3 million.

1965 Ford GT40, Chassis No. P/1034

“The Ford GT40 holds an important place in American racing history as the car that gave Enzo a run for his money, repeatedly, and remains highly sought after in collector circles,” said Gord Duff, RM Auctions specialist. The first GT40 production road coupe delivered to the UK, with chassis No. P/1034 was initially purchased by James Fielding, chairman of Heenan and Froude, the manufacturers of the dynamometers on which the GT40s were tested. However, this car, that was originaly purchased for private use and not racing, sympathetically restored, beautifully maintained, and finished in its original factory shade of Pine Green, although now with silver Le Mans stripes, comes with amenities such as a heated windshield, fender-mounted side view mirrors, dual fuel tanks and fuel gauges and mufflers for road use. Powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that was detuned to 335 horsepower, which made him one of the most powerful cars in 60’s, this 1965 Ford GT40 is the crown jewels for every truly car collector.

An ultra-rare 1965 Ford GT40 is estimated to fetch $3 Million at RM’s Arizona auction

1965 Ford GT40, Chassis No. P/1034

Iconic Aston Martin DBR1/2 On Sale for $31.7 Million

Aston Martin DBR1, most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, could become the world’s most expensive car if find buyer who has a whopping £20 million ($31.7 million) to spend on it. It’s price is four times as much as any British car ever sold publicly. Besides being one of the most successful and instantly recognisable historic racing cars in the world today, this Aston Martin DBR1/2 is one of just four pieces ever rolled out of the factory, and is on the market for the first time in 20 years. This racing car triumphed at the 1957 Nurburgring 1,000km race and was also the one and same in which Sir Stirling Moss won the RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood in 1958 and 59 to help Aston Martin take home the 1959 World Sports Car Championship. The car is being offered for sale by Berkshire-based Ferrari specialist Talacrest. John Collins, from Talacrest, who sold the car to its previous owner 20 years ago, despite being a Ferrari specialist, praised the Aston, by saying: “This DBR1/2 is the holy grail of motoring and is the most recognisable and valuable Aston Martin in history. I would say it is one of the top five cars in the world and models of this calibre and undisputed provenance are rarely available on the open market.” Built by Ted Cutting, the Aston Martin DBR 1/2 features a three-litre engine which put out around 250bhp.
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