Burt Reynolds Collection Brings Big Bucks at Barrett-Jackson

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 20:00

Fans of the late Burt Reynolds and his many memorable films had a chance to take home several of the actor’s personal cars at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale this past weekend.

Reynolds’ estate carried on with the film legend’s wishes to sell five of his privately registered vehicles at the auction, some of which commanded a considerable premium due to their celebrity provenance and Reynolds’ recent death.

Topping the sales was Reynolds’ personal 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, built to replicate the iconic black and gold star car from the film franchise Smokey and the Bandit. This car, along with others from the actor’s collection, were built to replicate Reynolds’ famous movie cars by Bandit Movie Cars Florida, a company founded in 2016.

The final price including buyer’s premium was a huge $192,500. Reynolds’ second 1978 Trans Am, a red car built to replicate the star car in the movie, “Hooper,” sold for $88,000.

For perspective, other 1978 Trans Ams not associated with the actor and painted all gold sold at the auction for $27,500 and $36,300, while a 1976 Trans Am in black and gold livery brought $44,000 and a 1977 blue Trans Am also sold for $27,500.

Other Reynolds-owned vehicles also did well, including a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup truck that recreates the vehicle he drove in the film The Cannonball Run. With its “Indy Hauler” livery, a 496-cubic-inch V-8 engine, and upgrades such as air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes, the truck sold for $49,500.

Meanwhile, a 1984 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am used by Reynolds to promote his USFL Tampa Bay Bandits football team commanded the same $49,500 price tag.

In total, Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction sold 733 vehicles over three days for over $32.9 million. Most vehicles were sold at no-reserve, leading to a 100-percent sell-through rate—a rarity in the collector car auction world.

Barrett-Jackson’s next auction takes place January 12-20, 2019 in the company’s hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

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20 of the Coolest, Rarest Porsches From Rennsport Reunion VI

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 19:00

The focus at this year’s Rennsport Reunion VI may have been Porsche’s new GT2 RS–based 935 and its attempts to break the Laguna Seca lap record with the 919 Evo, but it was also so much more than that. Everywhere you looked, there was a seemingly endless number of incredibly cool Porsches. And at the center of the event, the organizers gathered a collection of the rarest of the rare—true legends from Porsche’s racing past. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

1939 Porsche Type 64

Long before development began on the first 911, there was the Type 64. Built on the Volkswagen Beetle platform, the Type 64 was intended to compete in an 800-mile race from Berlin to Rome. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of World War II, that never happened.

1951 Porsche 356 SL

The 356 was originally introduced in 1948 and quickly earned a reputation as a competitive race car. This particular example took first in its class at Le Mans in 1951. That same year, it also set a land speed record at Montlhery, driving for 72 hours at 94.66 mph.

1956 Porsche 550A Prototype

With a tubular steel frame and a 135-hp engine, the 550A was designed to turn the ladder-framed 550 into a winner. And at the 1956 Targa Florio, the 550A shown here did exactly that. Not only did it win its class, it also won the race outright, beating both Ferrari and Mercedes.

1958 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder

The 718 RSK Spyder took the 550A’s racing success and ran with it. In 1958, this particular car won first in its class at Le Mans and the Nurburgring Grand Prix. It also took first overall in the 1959 Targa Florio, conquered multiple hill climbs, and either won or placed near the top of several other races.

1961 Porsche 356B Abarth Carrera GTL

Today, Abarth is almost exclusively associated with high-performance Fiats. But in 1960, Porsche hired Carlo Abarth to turn the 356 into a Ferrari-beater. Most notably, the car shown here took first in class at the 1961 24 Hours of Le Mans and 1962 12 Hours of Sebring.

1967 Porsche 910/6

The 910 may not be the most famous Porsche race car of all time, but advancements in engineering allowed it to take first, second, and third place at 1967’s Targa Floria. Not long after, the 910 did the same thing at the Nurburgring 1,000 km. The car seen here, however, is the one that won first in its class at the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1969 Porsche 908 LH

Porsche’s successor to the 907 may have gotten off to a slow start, but in time, it began to rack up an impressive number of wins. This particular car placed first in the 1969 Spa 1,000 km and took second at Monza 1,000 km. Other 908s were just as, if not more, successful.

1969 Porsche 917K

In the world of Porsche race cars, the 917 is about as famous as they come. But while early cars were poorly built and uncompetitive, the 917K changed all of that. The car shown here is the first 917 to compete in a race: 1969’s Nurburgring 1,000 km.

1972 Porsche 917/10

When Porsche adapted the 917 for Can-Am racing, it did a lot more than remove the roof. It also twin-turbocharged the 5.0-liter flat-12 engine, giving the car 1,150 hp and a top speed of more than 220 mph. This particular 917/10 won the entire 1972 Can-Am championship and nearly won it again in 1973.

1972 Porsche 911 ST

Over the years, 911s have competed in every type of racing, from rallying to Le Mans. In 1970, the FIA introduced new regulations that allowed for a wider track and wider wheels and tires, which prompted Porsche to build two-dozen 911 ST race cars based on the 911S but equipped with widened front and rear fenders. So if you like the flared bodies of the 930 and RSR, you have the 911 ST to thank for blazing that trail. The 911 ST shown here competed in the European GT Championship where it placed first at Hockenheim, Estoril, and the Nurburgring.

1973 Porsche 917/30

The 917/10 may have been a dominant race car, but the 917/30 took things to a whole new level. Some cars made more than 1,500 hp and could hit 200 mph in less than 11 seconds. In one race, the 917/30 even managed to lap the second-place 917/10. But although it did win the championship in 1973, it also became known as “the car that killed Can-Am.”

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0

Using a few donated parts from the 917, the 911 Carrera RSR proved to be another dominant Porsche race car. This particular RSR 3.0 won the 1975 European GT Championship and racked up first-in-class wins at Spa, the Nurburgring, and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1979 Porsche 935 K3

When Porsche gave its engineers free rein to turn the 911 into the best race car they could, the result was the now-legendary 935. Other cars won big, but this Kremer-modified 935 K3 is one of the most famous. In 1979, when it placed first overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it became the first production-based car to do so since 1953.

1980 Porsche 936

After the success of the 917, there were big expectations for its successor, a car that would eventually be known as the 936. Rule changes meant it was less powerful than the 917, but the 936 still became Hurley Haywood’s favorite car. The one shown here even won the 1982 German Sportscar Championship with seven first-place finishes that season.

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS

Safari 911s are extremely popular these days, but this particular car is an actual rally car. Between 1985 and 1987, it racked up three first-place wins and two second-place finishes before winning the 1987 Middle East Rally Championship.

1985 McLaren MP4/28

At first glance, it makes no sense for Porsche to have a McLaren Formula 1 car at Rennsport. But if you dig a little deeper into the history of the MP4/2, it becomes a little clearer why it was at the world’s most prestigious Porsche gathering. That’s because even though McLaren’s engines were officially labeled Tag, Porsche was actually the company that built them.

1990 Porsche/March IndyCar

Like with Formula 1, Porsche has also dabbled in IndyCar racing. Unfortunately for Porsche, it was never very successful. The team struggled from 1987 to 1990 before finally giving up.

2007 Porsche RS Spyder

In 2005, Porsche returned to prototype racing with the RS Spyder. It then proceeded to win the ALMS LMP2 Championship three years in a row. The car shown here, however, didn’t win anything. That’s because it’s the only unraced RS Spyder in existence.

2009 Porsche 911 997 RSR

With only a sixth-in-class finish at 2011’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this particular RSR’s competition record is far from stellar—at least by the standards of some of the other cars on this list. That said, the Flying Lizard livery is about as cool as it gets.

2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid

For most race cars, it would be a huge accomplishment to place second at Le Mans. And the car you see here did exactly that in 2015. But other 919s managed to win Le Mans overall, and not just in 2015. Porsche won three years in a row before retiring the 919 after the 2017 season.

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Savills blames ‘settling’ market for lacklustre September sale

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:45
Auctioneer cites a ‘more normal’ climate in which buyer caution is compounded by wider economic uncertainty.
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Octopus buys four care homes in £60m deal

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 18:25
Octopus Healthcare is set to acquire four new care homes across the Midlands and North West in a £60m deal with operator New Care.
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Cushman and Avison Young in £250m-plus battle for GVA

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:53
Cushman & Wakefield and Avison Young are in a two-way battle to buy GVA, Property Week can reveal.
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C&W and Avison Young in £250m-plus battle for GVA

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:53
Cushman & Wakefield and Avison Young are in a two-way battle to buy GVA, Property Week can reveal.
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FT Building hits market for £90m ahead of City move

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:48
Knight Frank has been appointed to market the home of the Financial Times in Southwark ahead of the media group’s move back to the City of London.
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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Rolls off the Line

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:30

Dodge has sold its very last Demon, and now it’s ready to introduce the next best thing. The first copies of the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rolled off the production line Tuesday at Fiat Chrysler’s Brampton assembly plant in Ontario, Canada.

Unlike the Demon, of which only 3,300 units were made, the Redeye will not have a limited production run. Now that the 840-hp Demon is no longer in production, the Redeye sits at the top of the Challenger lineup. Its supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 produces 797 hp and 707 lb-ft of torque, which Dodge says is good for a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 203 mph.

The Redeye receives many features that come straight from the Demon, including the large supercharger, high-speed valvetrain, and beefier connecting rods and pistons compared to the standard Hellcat. The model also receives the Demon’s Torque Reserve, factory SRT power chiller, and factory after-run chiller. Other key features include a dual-snorkel hood, a new 220-mph red speedometer, and a red-eyed Hellcat emblem that can be found on the fender badges, instrument panel, key fobs, and supercharger housing.

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye will arrive in dealerships this fall. Prices start at $71,045, plus a $1,700 gas guzzler tax.

Source: FCA

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PHOTOS! Cars of the 2018 Paris Motor Show

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:59

The 2018 Paris Motor Show spans the automotive industry, from hugely important global debuts such as the 2019 BMW 3 Series to charming entries we’ll never see on our shores, including the Suzuki Jimny. If you can’t make it to Europe in time for the Paris auto show, don’t worry; just click on the photos below to open our auto show photo gallery experience.


Renault EZ-Ultimo Peugeot E-Legend Smart Forease Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 (black) Kia ProCeed Wagon 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2019 Mercedes-AMG A 35 Hatch 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Suzuki Jimny 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 2019 BMW 3 Series


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CERT Property puts 17,000 sq ft of Liverpool office space on the market

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:51
Developer and investor CERT Property has appointed Colliers International and B1 Real Estate to let almost 17,000 sq ft of office space in Liverpool.
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Study: Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 per hour

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:35
A publication focused on the ride-sharing industry found that median hourly wage for nearly half of the Uber drivers in the U.S. is just $9.73 after driving costs. While average hourly pay was $14.73 after tip, nearly $5 in vehicle costs per hour for things like gas, insurance, and maintenance cut that figure by over a third, putting drivers who...
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Resolution Property buys Royal Exchange offices from Marcol

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:11
Resolution Property has bought the Royal Exchange offices from Marcol for an undisclosed sum.
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Honda-GM autonomous car tie-up, Rennsport Reunion VI, Mercedes EQC 400 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:30
Honda invests $2.75B in GM's self-driving car division Honda on Wednesday said that it would invest $2.75 billion over the next 12 years in Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car operations. 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback does well in latest crash tests The redesigned hatchback version of Toyota's compact car has earned a Top Safety Pick award...
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Concierge Auctions offers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to buy historic Italian villa

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:18
Concierge Auctions will offer an 18th-century luxury villa on Lake Como, Italy, at its next online auction on 30 October.
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