Archive for May, 2009

Holy 470hp 6.5 liter V12 E-Type Roadster Batman!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

1974 Jaguar E-Type XKE V12 Roadster For Sale

This 1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster is available on Ebay and has a documented 6.5 liter 470hp V12 engine, and a host of other mechanical upgrades, all wrapped in a deceptive stock appearing package. The other upgrades include 5-speed gearbox, full suspension upgrades, and brake upgrades, to create what must be a completely different animal from the standard 12-cylinder E-Type, which has a decidedly grand touring bent to it. The Buy-it-now is just shy of $50,000, which is a terrific bargain considering the work, development, and money that has gone into this car.


Caterham/Lotus Seven Powered by Ford Cosworth BDA Formula Engine!

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Lotus Caterham Seven 7 For Sale

This Caterham Lotus Seven is attractive and tidy, and available in the Redwood City, CA for $32,000. Widely considered to be the quintessential British sports car, Lotus originally produced the Seven in four series, with production ending in 1972. After that, Caterham bought the rights to the car, and continued to produce it in kit form, just as Lotus had. Countless other replicas of the car have appeared, powered by a variety of four-cylinder engines, usually of Ford origin (although variants such as the Westfield Seight have used Rover V8 engines).

Behind the Scenes of Lelouch’s Rendezvous

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Mercedes w116 450SEL 6.9 with camera rig

French film director Claude Lelouch’s nine-minute film Rendezvous is a legend among car enthusiasts. The legend has it that one very early morning in August of 1976, he affixed a then new gyroscopically stabilized 8mm camera to the front of his Ferrari 275 and tore through Paris at high speed without stopping, running several red lights in the process. He was reportedly arrested when it was first publicly shown, and rumours were rampant about who had been driving (including the possibility of Formula 1 drivers). (more…)

Fantasy Junction News: Recent Arrivals

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

1989 Ferrari Testarossa for sale

A 1989 Ferrari Testarossa has arrived at Fantasy Junction.

A stunning Porsche 356SC Sunroof Coupe has also arrived, and the 2008 Tesla Roadster is expected to arrive this week as well. Lastly, we are expecting an Acura NSX.

An Ideal Speedster to Use and Enjoy with Performance Upgrades

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

1958 Porsche 356A Speedster for sale
This 1958 Porsche Speedster is available at European Collectibles for $104,950 and is an attractive and solid example with worthwhile performance upgrades. It has 356C disc brakes and a 95hp 912 engine, making it a superior performer to the hottest standard Speedster, the 75hp 1600 Super (besides the ultra rare and expensive Carrera four-cam). Since it is non-matching and non-original, it is also priced at considerably less than a matching example would be, making it a perfect example for someone looking to drive and enjoy a superior performing car for less money.

Coming Soon at The Motoring Enthusiast: One-Owner 1977 Porsche 911S with 3.0 SC engine

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Coming soon from TME is this one-owner 1977 Porsche 911S with 3.0 liter 911 SC engine. The car was sold new in Oakland, CA, where it has remained ever since, under the care of the same dentist who purchased it new. It will be priced at $12,000. There will be an informative webpage for the car with lots of photos soon. (more…)

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