Hot on the heels of its public unveiling, is the news that reborn British marque, Bristol, will make its first full public debut with the BULLET at the upcoming Salon Privé event on 1st to 3rd September.
Rolls-Royce produced just 18 examples of the Phantom IV, strictly for ruling heads of state. In 1959, Rolls-Royce turned back to offering a Phantom to the wealthy with the Phantom V, based on an all-new chassis design and included a new V-8 engine, the same as the one found in the Silver Cloud II. The Phantom V was very expensive and intended solely to individual special-order.
The Silver Cloud III is considered the prelude to the Silver Shadow models of the mid-1960s. It featured increased compression, for additional power allowing for options such as air conditioning. It carried a lower radiator and four headlights.
Adoption of an all-aluminum 6.23-liter V8 engine replacing the straight six of the Silver Cloud I was the most remarkable innovation when Rolls-Royce introduced the Silver Cloud II in 1959. This engine was still being utilized in Rolls-Royce motorcars some 40 years later.
First designed at the request of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Phantom IV was made available to royalty and heads of state only. Just 18 were made.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was the primary model manufactured by Rolls-Royce from April 1955 until March 1966. It replaced the Silver Dawn and was, in turn, replaced by the Silver Shadow.
The 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was advertised as an owner rather than chauffeur driven car. Most were produced with factory-assembled steel bodies and almost all were exported to North America.
After 1945, all Rolls-Royce production moved to Crewe where it remained for the next sixty years. The postwar Silver Wraith chassis, with 4.3-liter 6-cylinder engine, was offered in two wheelbase lengths and was the last Rolls-Royce model to be delivered only as a chassis.
The Wraith, sometimes described as the quietest Rolls ever built, was the replacement for the 25/30 and the final and most modern junior Rolls-Royce prior to WWII. With a four-inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor and a chassis with much in common with the larger Phantom III, the Wraith featured a new independent front suspension with enclosed coil springs on a solid axle; aft were the same semi-elliptic springs on a solid axle with servo-assisted mechanical brakes.
As with the 20HP, the 20/25 was warmly received and proved immensely popular, soon more than doubling the sales of the big Phantom II. Detail improvements were made to the 20/25 during its seven year production life, including increases in compression ratio in 1930 and 1932; the latter year also saw the introduction of synchromesh for third and fourth gears, thermostatically controlled radiator grille shutters, a one-shot centralized lubrication system and an electric fuel gauge.
Ferrari North Europe is pleased to announce the Ferrari Passione event at Silverstone, on 23-24 September, with 2 days of exciting on-track action, paddock displays and parades from the Prancing Horse at the famed F1 circuit in Northamptonshire.
Today, honoured guests of the Rolls-Royce Summer Studio in Sardinia witnessed the unveiling of two remarkable Bespoke motor cars, commissioned to reflect the atmosphere and vibrancy of one of the world's most exclusive and glamorous enclaves; Porto Cervo.
The latest race car from Lotus, the new Elise Race 250 distils the famous company's engineering expertise into one hardcore, track-orientated package.
The Acura NSX GT3 racecar will make its public test debut on July 28 during Pirelli World Challenge practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Acura announced today.
Mecum Auctions celebrated a great three days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with $16.7 million in total sales and an impressive 70 percent sell-through rate for the auction. The results further validate why Harrisburg is such a great central location to properly serve the incredible enthusiasm for collector cars in the northeastern United States. Evidence of this passion could be found in the standing-room only crowds that made their presence known throughout the entirety of the event and the fact that consignments came in from 26 states.
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.
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.
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 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.
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