2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 13:59
Perhaps nothing excites the soul of a petrolhead like the dream of finding a rare "time capsule" in grandfather's garage. And it is also desirable that in order to revive the sleeping beauty, it was only necessary to brush off the dust and change the oil - without overcooking the rotten body, completely replacing parts and other fascinating, but not too pleasant procedures.
But recently someone was lucky, and he found not one "capsule", but a whole collection! And it's on sale at RM Sotheby's.
So, lot number one - 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 … Preliminary estimate - 60-80 thousand dollars … Apart from cars with the Shelby nameplate, "Bosses" are considered the coolest and most desirable Mustangs. This car should have a huge V8 racing engine for NASCAR under the hood. It should be, but alas - it is not there. In the 1980s, the engine was removed for overhaul and … lost. The gearbox is also missing, in contrast to some "collective farm" in the exterior. In general, a restoration project will cost a pretty penny.
Next car - 1970 Mercury Cyclonewhich is estimated at 20-30 thousand … It doesn't look very good without a "face", but the bumper, grille, radiator and one headlight will be returned with the car. But the 429 Super CobrJet engine is in place, and the bonus is the stripes on the sides and the Drag Pack racing package.
Lot number three is for exotic lovers. Classic British Roadster 1976 Triumph TR6 ready to give for relatively little money: while they expect to receive 9-12 thousand dollars … JavGreen color and very decent technical condition will surely delight the true connoisseur.
Next comes TVR Griffith 200released in 1965. The seller hopes to exchange it for 35-50 thousand! But do not underestimate this kid, because under the hood he has a 4.7-liter V8 engine. True, the condition is not very good, and the traces of paint on the tires hint that the car has been in the hands of not the most skilled painters. Let's wish the typewriter to find a more caring owner!
American classics again 1967 Mercury Cyclone R-Code for an approximate price of 50-75 thousand … The most interesting thing is under the hood. Because there is a very rare sports motor R-Code with a capacity of 425 hp. The problem is that it was not installed at the factory, but during the restoration process. The process, as you can see, at some point, alas, stopped.
Regarding this 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE for approximate 20-30 thousand dollars, then here, as you can see, there are two. The good thing is that this is a beautiful retro sports car for a relative penny, the bad one is that there is no sports car as such, only the body. Once they wanted to make a replica of the GTO version of the car, then use it as a sculpture (what ?!), but it all ended, you see how.
Porsche 356 Coupe should be in the garage of every person who considers himself a fan and collector of Porsche, because everything started with this car. For a very rare 1953 coupe, you will have to pay 50-60 thousand dollars … There will even be a Telefunken radio, but there will be no 1500S motor. The recovery will definitely cost a decent amount, but, apparently, it will be worth it.
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