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 A rare, ‘holy grail’ 1967 Corvette is up for sale for a cool $4 millionRobb Report
If there is a holy grail for fans of the venerable Chevrolet Corvette, the 1967 L88 coupe could very well be it. Only 20 examples were made that year, and the only one that boasts its original 500-plus hp engine is now up for sale at a price of $3.95 million. The beneficiary of an obsessive 10-year restoration by its California-based owner, Corvette Mike proprietor Mike Vietro, this Sunfire Yellow coupe epitomizes both the elegance and brawn that characterized the company’s 1960s race-focused machines. Vietro says he opted to list the car for sale on his site so as to make it available to all manner of Corvette aficionados, “not just those who attend the auctions.”  READ MORE

   RACING & CLASSIC CAR NEWS Here’s the first official image of Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successorClassic Driver
Here it is: the first official image of Gordon Murray’s T.50, the spiritual heir to the legendary McLaren F1. You can certainly see shades of the ‘Big Mac’ in the sleek coupé, not least in the split side windows and the slightly raised spine. What the F1 didn’t have that the T.50 does, however, is a 400mm airflow-regulating fan dominating its backside. The feature, which Murray pioneered on the Brabham BT46B Formula 1 car back in the 1980s, will reportedly make the T.50 the most aerodynamically advanced road car of all time. (Image: Classic Driver)  READ MORE
 Collector Michael Fux is selling off some of his most prized supercarsRobb Report
To the uninformed, it might seem as though Michael Fux is attracted to contemporary supercars for their attention-grabbing aesthetics alone. After all, anyone who buys an aggressively styled rocket ship of a car — with a paint scheme you could see from space — is doing it mostly for show, right? Wrong.  READ MORE
   MISSED AN ISSUE OF THE VRL NEWSBRIEF? VISIT AND SEARCH THE ARCHIVE TODAY. 33 of the best-sounding turbocharged cars of all timeRoad & Track
Usually a turbocharger muffles the sound an engine makes, but these turbo cars sound utterly fantastic. Crank up the volume and enjoy.  READ MORE
 This 1963 Jaguar E-type Low Drag Coupe re-creation is an 8-year labor of
Many enthusiasts consider the 1960s to be the “golden era” of automotive design. The decade was marked by such masterpieces as the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Muira and Ford GT40. Although each of these vehicles is considered too be a pinnacle of design for its respective marque, one car stands above the rest and is considered by many to be among the most beautiful cars of all time — the Jaguar E-type. Among the variations of the E-type that were produced, the Low Drag Coupe competition special was the most curvy, elegant and alluring. (Image: Larry Chen)  READ MORE
 Mecum does $9 million at Kansas City
Mecum Auctions wrapped up its 2019 sales calendar this past weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, where the three-day event totaled $9 million in sales. Bidders bought 410 of the vehicles offered as the sale posted a 70 percent sell-through rate, the company reported. “Both modern beauties and stunning classics made a showing in the top-selling spots at the Kansas City auction,” the company said, adding that “while the top two sellers wore the Ford Blue Oval, it was the Bowtie brand that dominated with six Chevrolets landing on the top 10 list.”  READ MOREClick the images below to join the various VRL owners’ groups in the VRL community
  BH Auction has your 2020 historic racing needs sortedClassic Driver
If you haven’t yet found a historic competition car for the 2020 season? Then a new year’s trip to Oyama in Japan for BH Auction’s Super GT Auction might well be in order. Here’s our take on the star-studded catalogue. From a genuine Autodelta-built Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Corsa from 1965 to a battle-scarred 2016 Porsche 911 GT3-R, the catalogue for BH Auction’s Super GT Auction, which takes place on Jan. 10 in Oyama, has your every historic motorsport need catered for ahead of the 2020 season — whether you want to tackle the Tour Auto or join 100 other modern endurance legends parading at Le Mans Classic. (Image: Classic Driver)  READ MORE
 British sports cars not originally sold in the US that should have beenAutomobile magazine
As the song by the same name by The Rolling Stones goes, you can’t always get what you want. Sports-car-minded Americans surely have the tune dancing through their heads when it comes to British sports cars. Having created some of the world’s most interesting roadsters and coupes, the Brits have for the last forty-some years mostly refused to make them available to enthusiasts in the former colonies. Here, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite British sports cars that weren’t sold in the US of A when they were new. Some are old enough that they are now becoming eligible for legal importation — as for the others, add them to your to-import list for the future, because they are worth the wait.  READ MORE
 East African Safari Classic Rally 2019: Report and photosSports Car Digest
The East African Safari Classic Rally 2019 was held Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, starting and finishing in Mombasa on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast. The biennial Rally is easily one of our favorite events covered by the team at Sports Car Digest. The blend of world-class drivers and cars plowing through mud, fording rivers and getting serious air time, combined with spectacular African landscapes and challenging driving conditions, make for wonderfully unique material. First run in 2003, the East African Safari Classic Rally is a 10-day rally covering up to 5,000 kilometers through Kenya and Tanzania. Safari Classic rekindles the spirit of the original Safari Rally, which put East Africa on the motorsport map and earned an unassailable reputation as the world’s toughest rally.  READ MORE
 F1’s Carey expects Miami GP decision during off-seasonRacer
A decision over the potential Miami Grand Prix should be made during the winter months, according to Formula 1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey. An agreement is in place between F1 and the race organizers to hold a grand prix around Hard Rock Stadium, but is facing local opposition. While the contract has yet to be approved by the relevant authorities, Carey is hopeful progress will be made and a final decision announced over the coming months, while the sport also explores other options in the United States.  READ MORE
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