Racer Nine

Thu Feb 13 2014 16:17:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1966 Ford Fairlane 500 GT with injected SVO Cobra 5.0. Five- speed. $16,500 BIN on eBay.

Racer Nine

Fri Jan 03 2014 15:38:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Laidlaw Competition Car Collection. Vid title doesn't do justice to the sights and sounds from this flick! Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Jaguar.

Racer Nine

Wed Aug 28 2013 21:37:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I just ran across this drop-dead gorgeous Triumph Italia thanks to the folks at Bring A Trailer. Here's the scoop from the eBay listing:
1964 Triumph Italia—Italian styling with British traditon in sports car engineering at its finest. The TriumphItalia was designed by Michelotti and built by Vignale in Italy on a TR3 rolling chassis. According to the Registry, only 329 were built and only 50 exported to the US and only 17 have survived. This Italia is car # 197.

This Triumph Italia was restored in 2006 with full photo documentation along wilth all receipts on all the work perfomed. Complete history of all owners since new. Triumph Italia’s were produced from 1959-1962. This Triumph Italia was not sold until 1964 in Salem, Mass. It is finished in Silver with Black interior. 62,466 miles. Motor is original to the car. It has chrome wire wheels, is fitted with an overdrive transsmission, and has Marchal fog lights. It comes with original tool kit and impossible to find original sales literature. This is an excellent driving, restored TriumphItalia. For more information call Mike at Vantage Sportscars 407.298.5010 or cell 407.620.6295.

62,466 miles
VIN TS76287LC0
4 Cylinder
4 speed with overdrive
There is no damage evident on this vehicle.This vehicle appears to have been garaged.Not being the original owner of this automobile means savings for you.The previous owner was a non-smoker.The engine on this vehicle is running properly.This vehicle has no known defects.We are unsure of the actual mileage of this vehicle.There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle.This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly.Overall, this vehicle's exterior is clean.The interior is clean and in good condition.There is approximately 75% of the tire tread remaining.If you have any questions about this or any of my other auctions please feel free to contact me via e-mail or you can call me at (407) 298-5010. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Racer Nine

Wed Aug 07 2013 14:06:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Russo and Steele’s 13th Annual Sports and Muscle Auction event’s atmosphere was electrifying; especially Saturday. With the showmanship known only to Drew Alcazar, CEO and co-owner of Russo and Steele, Drew made the announcement of two new auction events, Newport Beach and Las Vegas, growing the company by 100% in 2013.

From European sports, American muscle, hot rods and customs, this year’s auction event held an impressive lineup of cars apt to fit the needs of any collector. Russo and Steele made a strategic decision to consign more automobiles that cater to a large spectrum of enthusiasts; gathering more middle of the market inventory instead of an increase in upper six to seven figure automobiles with the objective to maximize the current market climate. Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction reports a preliminary total sales number of over $17.5 million dollars with a sales rate of 68%; with significant post-sales still pending. The top five sales from the 13th Annual Russo and Steele auction were:

1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
In excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, Chassis 198.042.85000154 is a numbers matching and highly desirable 1958 300SL Roadster that continues to benefit from the apparent care of its past owners. Sold: $727,100

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe
Featuring a host of original documentation, including, the original GM Protecto-plate and warranty booklet, letter of authenticity from Fred Gibb, himself, the dealer invoice, the transportation company bill of lading with other ZL1s, a copy of the Fred Gibb New car inventory sales record, copies of previous titles and full owner history. Sold: $605,000

1969 Chevrolet Douglass Yenko Camaro Coupe
This car has been a favorite of many at numerous "Super Car Reunions." It has been included in the Super Car Registry, at It was also featured at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals where it was awarded the coveted Gold Spinner Award as well as a Top Gun, Best of Show award. Sold: $253,000

1940 Packard Darrin Convertible Custom
It has been driven over 27,000 miles since restoration, mostly to shows in the west. It has consistently taken "First Place", "People's Choice" and "Best of Show" honors in every show in which it has been entered. Sold: $242,000

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Rotisserie restored, original matching numbers car and completely documented. This 1969 BOSS 429 KK #1431 has complete documentation including original Build Sheet, copies of the Kar Kraft and Ford invoices and a list of all owners to verify authenticity and history. Sold: $233,750

Embodying the tagline of “For enthusiasts- by enthusiasts” Russo and Steele delivered its interactive, visceral experience in another successful year in Scottsdale. Drew Alcazar remarked that he was “pleased with Scottsdale’s results and the tremendous response that the announcement about our two new auctions has produced. Typically, at this time we have the phones ringing off the hook asking about results from Scottsdale – this year we fielded double the number of calls, but it was from enthusiasts and clients alike asking about the new events and how they can start planning to attend them.”

Complete individual automobile results will be posted online. For further information please visit High-resolution images of specific cars and highlights of the auction are available online in the media gallery. For more information, contact: Stephanie Quinn Phone: (602) 252-2697

Racer Nine

Fri Mar 15 2013 20:19:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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