Tag Archives: price

window sticker of the day. 911sc

A window sticker from a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Coupe.  In case you are interested, the original price of $28,660 turns into $87,365 when adjusted for 2011 with inflation over the years.  That’s just about the price of an equivelant 911 today!

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foto of the day. TT-RS official debut in the USA!

the Audi TT-RS has just made its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show as an official Audi USA product for this market.  And what a car……360hp ugraded 2.5L 5-cylinder which howls like nothing else on the market at the moment….i know, because i saw one in person last summer at VW Waterfest.   As an Audi fan, i’m always listening to some of the Audi corporate news feeds, and apparently the US market will ONLY get a manual transmission; however they are saying that the DSG version of the car does 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.  3.6 seconds!!!! BRUTAL!  and with style that only the TT can have…..price? $60k.  superb.

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art of the day. atlantic.

in honor of the recently auctioned and  record setting $30 million BUGATTI TYPE  57SC ATLANTIC (Atlantique) which was owned by the late car collector and neurologist Dr. Peter Williamson

I met Dr. Williamson once, and he showed me around his Bugatti Type 35B.  He was a gentleman and a good guy.  Sad to see his Bugatti collection now being parted out after his death…

i’m not sure who the artist of this great piece is…

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supercar FAIL? Lexus LF-A

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Who is gonna buy a  $200k+ Lexus?  I know most people who are shopping for a car with a $200k budget are certainly NOT going to.  So who is gonna buy it? The Japanese, probably…and maybe some arab and korean billionaires.  Who is gonna ditch a Lambo to buy this? or a GT3? or an F458 Italia?

Obviously, Lexus are making this car for image’s sake—however it certainly doesn’t have a classic shape in any way, in fact it reminds me (almost a little too much) of those awkward “sports cars’ they used to sell in the 80s and 90s—like the Dodge Stealth, Subaru SVX, and Nissan 300zx.  Cheesy, at best…

So congratulations Lexus, you’ve built one hell of an ugly supercar.  But what can it do?  Looks like pretty standard supercar stuff as you can read below.  Nothing a Porsche turbo can’t deal with…

LImited to 500 cars

560hp. 4.8L V10. 8500 rpm redline.

3265 pounds.

0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Top Speed 201 mph

Price: est. $200k

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1938 Auto Union Type-D to hit the auctions!

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Bonham’s is gonna be auctioning this ultra rare 1938 Auto Union Type D in August….and the real question is whether it will break the recent 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa’s $12.9m record breaking sale last month.

Here’s hoping it does break the record….

SOURCE: http://www.luxist.com/2009/06/04/rare-1938-auto-union-d-type-could-break-records-at-bonhams/

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