In the early-to-mid-1950s, one way to own an affordable American sports car was to build one. Fiberglass and aluminum bodies were growing in popularity and often fitted to pre-existing chassis and powered by a variety of easily-sourced mechanical components. One such example was the Alken, which had a stock Volkswagen chassis and wore a fiberglass body designed by Allan White, president of the Alken Corporation of Venice, California.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will host a display while several vehicles from The Lingenfelter Collection have been invited to participate in the 38th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John's on Sunday, July 31, in Plymouth, MI.
Ken Lingenfelter has been invited to show his 2007 Bugatti Veyron as well as a 1996 Vector M12 during the Concours event, which is being held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Both unique vehicles are part of the 250-vehicle Lingenfelter Collection, which is considered one of the most prestigious car collections in the United States.
Mecum Monterey 2016 will offer a superb, specially-built 1980 Porsche Bisimoto 911BR (Lot S40) with all proceeds to benefit Boys Republic. The auction will take place on August 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa - Del Monte Golf Course in Monterey, California. The project came together with tremendous support from Southern California stalwarts Bisimoto Engineering and McKenna Porsche.
Ahead of the 2016 Total 24 Hours of Spa, it has been confirmed that one of the three examples of the McLaren 650S GT3 being run by customer team Garage 59 will wear a unique livery based on the original logo which adorned the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team. The logo featured on McLaren cars between 1962 and 1966.
From 1958 to 1965 Chevrolet's Impala, named after a fast running antelope inhabiting much of southern Africa, was their most expensive full-size car. From 1965 the model range was positioned beneath the 'more luxury' Caprice.
For 1961, Chevrolet - like all GM divisions - introduced a new 'down size' look. The Impala series was easily identified by the crossed racing flag insignias affixed to the car as well as its triple tail lights.
Named for a Southern African Antelope, the Impala was introduced in 1958 as a new upmarket, sporty trim package created for Bel Air coupes and convertibles. The Impala became a separate model in 1959 in both two and four-door versions and became the best-selling car in the Chevrolet lineup.
The 1958 Chevrolet Series 1700 (referring to the 6-cylinder cars) and the 1800 Series (V-8 cars) Bel Air lineup ranged from two-door sedans to station wagons. The luxurious Impala models were available as either a two-door hardtop sport coupe or a two-door sport convertible.
The BMW M Division has developed the exclusive, 50 units produced for the ÚS only, BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition. The high performance business sedan, featuring the unique paint color Pure Metal Silver has an increased power output of 600 hp and maximum torque of 516 lb-ft.The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand.
The 2017 Genesis G80 mid-luxury sedan delivers an unprecedented combination of refined performance, human-focused technology and segment-leading safety features. The G80 standardizes advanced safety technology with a suite of active safety features for superior passenger and vehicle protection including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Detection.
The BMW M5 Competition Edition celebrates the production life of the F10-generation M5, with just 200 M5 Competition Editions offered for sale worldwide. Both power and torque have been increased, making the Competition Edition one of the most potent cars ever produced by BMW. The peak power output now stands at 600hp, while the torque output reaches a maximum of 700Nm, equating to a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds.
The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is a true flagship of the BMW range, blending comfort, style, dynamic ability and cutting edge technology in equal measure to create an inspiring mode of luxury transport.
Adding to its impressive off-road credibility, the 2017 4Runner will be available in two new grades -- TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium. Both grades offer distinctive TRD (Toyota Racing Development) branding to stand out anywhere a 4Runner can travel.
A rare 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spider is the latest star attraction to be announced for RM Sotheby's upcoming Monterey sale, August 19–20 during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance week in California.
The Mullin Automotive Museum will bring rare and iconic vehicles to Monterey in mid-August that showcase the engineering, art and elegance that defined the best French automakers from the dawn of the automotive age through the performance era of the early 1970s.
Bentley has created the ultimate angling accessory; the new Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner. Hand-crafted by Bentley's bespoke coachbuilding division, the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is an exquisite installation which houses all the equipment required for a successful day on the river.
The fierce 'Red Dragon' Aston Martin Speed Model is revealed as an early consignment for Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale, taking place 10 September 2016. The historical racing car has an outstanding competition history that includes the Italian Mille Miglia, the RAC Tourist Trophy in Ulster, and France's famed Le Mans 24-Hour race. It is estimated at £1,600,000-2,000,000.
Offered for public sale for the first time in nearly two decades, RM Sotheby's has announced that one of the most important and original Jaguar D-Types in existence will headline its flagship Monterey sale, August 19–20 in California. The first D-Type supplied by Jaguar to a privateer team, chassis no. XKD 501 heads to the auction block as a permanent part of Le Mans lore, having claimed the overall victory at the grueling 24-hour race in 1956.
Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, announces a thrilling spectrum of important Porsches for The Pebble Beach Auctions on August 20 and August 21 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. The auction house welcomes Porsche connoisseurs and racing enthusiasts to witness these historic and limited production cars as they grace the auction block this summer.
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are today revealing their ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.
CSX 2000, the most important modern American car—period—and a vehicle that revolutionized the automotive world, will cross the auction block this summer as part of RM Sotheby's flagship Monterey sale, August 19–20, in California. Offered for sale by the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust, the iconic Cobra was constructed and kept from new by the legendary Carroll Shelby and never left his ownership. A truly unprecedented event, its presentation in Monterey will command the attention of the global collector community.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars in its 50th anniversary year. Just 50 units of the car will be produced, the majority of which have already been sold, available in selected markets worldwide.
The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a 'Grand Sanctuary' for its occupants, and a 'Grand Arrival'.
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