Jaguar And Shelby Cobra Set World Records At Auction

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    This is really just an excuse for me to post a classic sports car photo, but $21.8 million and $13.8 million were, respectively, plunked down for a Jaguar D-Type and the first Shelby Cobra ever made. The latter was owned by Mr. Shelby himself.

    The Jaguar D-Type was a famed racing car known for its enormous vertical fin. The one that sold for a record sum Friday night had won the 1956 LeMans 24-hour endurance race. It had been driven by the Scottish racing ream Ecurie Ecosse. It is now only the fourth British-made car to ever have been sold at auction for more than $10 million. The previous record for a British car was held by a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato that went for $14.3 million last year.
     
  2. AceGoober

    AceGoober Live! Laug[H]! Overclock!

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    To own a Shelby Cobra is my dream. Beautiful cars in every respect.
     
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  3. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    My wife wants a 60's GT500. Got lucky and have a gal that respects beauty. Myself, I'm a little too nerdy and would trade the money for a Veneno (fat chance at $1MM) or Aventador anyday of the week!
     
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  4. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm even more nerdy and would love to build my own electric supercar. I've gotten into custom carbon fiber work recently (practically have a shop in my garage) as part of another venture. I can picture myself doing it some day. A one off that no-one else has but is similar to a Lamborghini. I love the Aventador styling.

    If you want to nerd out. There's a supercar documentary on Netflix. The Koenigsegg One:1 is featured heavily in it. It's the first production supercar to feature a good amount of production 3d printed components (iirc. The seat and a bunch of metal parts).
     
  5. Dirty Butler

    Dirty Butler Limp Gawd

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    As long as it's not a 67 you have a chance at finding one for less than 100k. 67s though are nuts since Shelby bought all of them they could to make "new" ones around the same time that the new Gone in 60 seconds came out. I've been looking for 67 Mustang projects and even a rust bucket starts at 20 grand now
     
  6. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    I just want a Lamborghini Murciélago. Is that too much to ask? :D

    (Apparently they are only $150k. Such a deal!)
     
  7. Ski

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    I just stumbled upon this bad boy on Reddit, and I was hooked instantly, fyi it's not a 1948 Buick Streamliner, but a 1948 Norman Timbs Special

    Norman Timbs Special, 1947. Designed by Norman Timbs. Courtesy of Gary and Diane Cerveny Mechanical engineer Norman Timbs created the Timbs Special for his personal use. It took Mr. Timbs more than 2½ years to complete the car, and it cost him around $10,000. It had no doors and was composed of two hand-formed aluminum shapes. This car graced the October 1949 cover of Motor Trend magazine.

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  8. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just want an Impreza 22B. Sadly, the price is now 2-3 times that of when it released in 1998.
     
  9. Krazy925

    Krazy925 2[H]4U

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    Everyone talking about 67 GT500s: whatever you do don't buy a fastback and convert it as a clone.
    Sincerely a fellow 67 fastback owner.
     
  10. chimera991

    chimera991 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Give me an F40 and I will be happy. :)
     
  11. Ihaveworms

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    For that price i'd rather just buy my own aircraft
     
  12. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'll check it out for sure. I've watched horrible movies more than once (*cough* Need For Speed) just to glance at beautiful automobiles!
     
  13. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    It's her dream car. My concern with any classic is I don't have ability to do much any work on it unless it's changing spark plugs or the oil...
     
  14. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's a lot of money for a hunk of metal. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy the history of the cars and their styling but damn.
     
  15. Stiler

    Stiler [H]ardForum Junkie

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    All of you talking about supercars,

    Give me a good 57 vette
     
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  16. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's a very good response and one that many people don't look at with these old cars. Maintaining them or even getting parts for them. My collection of crap to maintain my 20 year old car.

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  17. DocSavage

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    Freaking LOL Krotch. You take your car seriously.

    Really, a spare shortblock? (though it looks like a 4 cylinder from this angle)
     
  18. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    The 4 cylinder short block there is my friend's Evo 8 spare shortblock. We're building a 2.3l stroker out of it. Under the trunk and car cover is a Subaru turbocharged 2.0L EJ205 (WRX) engine. I have a EJ207 STI engine in my friend's garage being tore down right now. Beside that engine is a 6 speed transmission. Beside that is a 5 speed transmission.

    Back in the states I have a 1996 Impreza Brighton coupe. It's the actual car that I want to keep forever. I bought 98 Impreza RS coupe as a parts car (just has some ass end damage, but drives fine). I have another spare set of coupe doors. I'll be picking up spare window moldings and such, before they stop producing them. Luckily, Subaru cars are legos, so a lot of the mechanical bits are shared with other cars. Even ones they put out today.

    Once I'm back in the states and have a nice big garage, I plan to have 2-3 cars worth of spare parts on hand. Essentially tear the cars apart, junk the shell, and start putting things on shelves.
     
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  19. ep0x73

    ep0x73 2[H]4U

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    911 C4, AWD, flat 6 twin turbo, 400HP and one of the most reliable cars ever made.