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1935 Duesenberg Sets Bring A Trailer Record With $1.34M Winning Bid –  Christopher Smith @Motor1.com

1935 Duesenberg Sets Bring A Trailer Record With $1.34M Winning Bid – Christopher Smith @Motor1.com

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It was a real doozy for the online auction company.

For a brief period in automotive history, the pinnacle of high-performance luxury motoring was a company in Indiana called Duesenberg. Founded in 1913, its cars became so coveted among the world’s elite that it’s credited with establishing the phrase it’s a doozy into modern language. When one comes up for sale it usually brings over $1 million, just as this 1935 Model JN Convertible did on June 25 through online auction company Bring A Trailer.

Yes, the same online auction company that regularly features cars selling for less than $100,000 (and some that even bring under $10,000) sold this Duesenberg for $1.34 million. Bring A Trailer certainly has come a long way from its beginnings in 2014, but this isn’t the only high-dollar machine to cross their virtual auction block. The previous Bring A Trailer record was held by a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, which sold for a curious $1,234,567 in June 2019. BaT bidders certainly aren’t without a sense of humor.

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1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid -Christopher Smith @Motor1.com

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Jay Leno gets a close look at the coolest hybrid you’ve never heard of.

Did you know Briggs & Stratton built a car? Yes, that Briggs & Stratton, the company best known for the small engines used on lawnmowers. And it’s not just any car, but a hybrid … built in 1980 no less. Honestly, we didn’t know such a machine existed until this video cropped up at Jay Leno’s Garage, but when we saw this six-wheeled hatchback with styling not unlike a 1980’s L-Body Dodge Charger, we couldn’t not click on it. And once we watched the video, we knew we couldn’t not share it with you because it’s actually very impressive.

This is strictly a one-off concept car designed to be a technology demonstrator, and actually, its top speed isn’t so impressive. According to the video, Richard Petty managed to get this car to a whopping 68 mph on a closed course. On the streets of California, Leno and Briggs & Stratton Engineering Technician Craig Claerbout achieved 60 mph, but when you realize there’s just an 18-horsepower (13-kilowatt) air-cooled twin-cylinder Briggs engine under the hood, that’s not such bad speed. An electric motor is connected to the engine, which then connects to a four-speed manual transmission sending power to the first set of rear wheels

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Ford Will Reprint Original Window Sticker For Fox Body Mustang – Jacob Oliva @Motor1.com

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This might be the missing piece to your Fox-body Mustang rebuild.

In 2019, the Ford Mustang was declared as the best-selling sports coupe in the world for the fourth consecutive time, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the pony car gets the same accolade this year.

new ‘Stang may be due in 2022 buy out of the Mustang generations, the Fox-body Mustang, which was produced from 1979 to 1993 is probably one of the most iconic versions. It was loved for what it was hated for, particularly because of its deviation from the classic look of its predecessors. It’s also substantially smaller than before.

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Ford Taurus SHO: What’s in a Name? – George Kennedy @Motor1.com

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The Ford Taurus SHO is our kind of car. Plain and simple. Take an otherwise unassuming family sedan, throw a high-revving Yamaha V6 under the hood, mate it to a Mazda-sourced 6-speed manual transmission, and you have the kind of strange that gives us warm fuzzies. But what inspired such a strange decision? The Big Three aren’t always the big risk takers on fun cars, and the performance-sedan game wasn’t really a consideration outside of the M5 and E55 AMG. So what gives? It turns out those glorious-looking engines were never intended for mom’s grocery-getter; they were meant for a mid-engine sports car that never came to be. Well…that’s one take. See, there are conflicting stories as to how this car came about and the true original intention of that sweet Yamaha V6. Before we play whodunit with a cult classic, let us first take a look at the vehicle that actually came to fruition, and what makes it such a beloved car.

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Honda Restored A Chevy Truck Because History Matters More Than Brand – Christopher Smith @Motor1.com

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Honda Restored A Chevy Truck

It was done to help celebrate American Honda’s 60th anniversary.

Mention Honda to the typical Motor1.com reader and you’ll probably get a response relating to the CivicPilot, or possibly the NSX. That should be no surprise because these days, Honda is among the most successful automobile manufacturers in North America. In 1959, however, things were a bit different. Back then, the manufacturer was just beginning its American journey, and it didn’t start with cars. It started with motorcycles, and to get them into brand new Honda dealerships opening across Southern California, the company bought a small fleet of Chevrolet pickup trucks. You probably see where this is going.

 

Honda Restored A Chevy Truck

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Related – 100 Years Of Chevy Trucks

GMC Syclone Returns In Form Of Souped Up, 455-HP Canyon – Chris Bruce @motor1.com

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These trucks even wear the original Syclone emblem.

The folks at Specialty Vehicle Engineering revive the famous GMC Syclone moniker for a new performance pickup using the modern GMC Canyon as a starting point. Where the original Syclones pack 280 horsepower (209 kilowatts) from a 4.3-liter turbocharged V6, the new ones have a supercharged 3.6-liter V6 pumping out a potent 455 hp (339 kW). Specialty Vehicle Engineering is only building 100 of the new pickups, so act quickly if you want one.

 

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The original Syclone

Disappointing News – Ford Announces Baby Bronco Will Be Based On The Focus – Anthony Karr @Motor1.com

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After my previous post on the Ford Bronco turn out and the recent announcement of the new Bronco arriving in 2020, it was a real disappointment to hear that it will be based on the Focus platform. who really needs another cookie cutter small SUV?

Read the article from Anthony Karr here on Motor1.com