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including:1969 Dodge ChargerCurrent Bid: $0

1969 Dodge Charger 1969 Dodge ChargerLot: 160620MLE02Designer: Richard SiasEstimate: $24,000 - $30,000Chassis Number: XP29F9B188868Engine: 318 cid V-82-bbl carb / 230 hpCenter Console Mounted Torqueflite Automatic TransmissionPower Brakes• Lifetime Texas Car• Durable 727 Torqueflite Transmission• Mechanically Well SortedThe Model: The second generation of Chargers took to the streets in 1968 sporting their Richard Sias designed double-diamond Coke-bottle profile and hide-away headlights. The 1969 model had just a few subtle differences over the previous year including a new grille with a center divider, and new longitudinal taillights. The base model was available with a 230 HP 318 cid V8. Two 383 engine options were available in ’69, the 383 2-barrel rated at 290 HP and the 383 4-barrel rated at 330 HP. Gearheads could opt-up for the 440 Magnum or 426 Hemi V8s with Carter AVS carb and larger exhaust manifolds. In the era of the muscle car, Dodge was turning out top notch designs with the ultimate cool factor and ample power.

The Car: The Charger model presented here is powered by the standard 318 cid V8, rated at 230 HP, paired with automatic torqueflite transmission and center console-mounted shifter. A white vinyl top compliments the matching white vinyl interior, making the green paint look extra sharp. The present owner has indicated that the vehicle was purchased from the original owner’s family. As the story goes, the original owner drove home the car one day and parked it in the garage where it stayed for many years, not running, and collecting dust. In 2008 the current owner was able to purchase the car and became the new curator of this timepiece. In mid-2008, new engine and transmission mounts were added, as well as a heater valve, heater core, new steering box, and new electrical and dash harness. The suspension system saw new shackles, new leaf springs, and replaced strut rod bushings. Later new fuel lines were installed and the carburetor was overhauled. Other updates in late 2008 included a new water pump, all engine belts, and a fresh cooling system flush with new fluids. The air conditioning system was repaired in 2009 and updated with a new wiring harness. In 2010, the owner treated the car to re-chromed bumpers, and in the preceding year some bodywork and painting. In 2013, the Charger saw new brakes and a new power brake booster. Needless to say, this car has been in good hands, and will be a great car for a Mopar guy or gal.

1973 Fiat 500Lot: 160620MLE01Designer: Dante Giacosa Estimate: $14,000 - 18,000Chassis Number: 110F 5182728Engine: 594 cc 2 CylinderSingle Weber Carburetor / 22 bhp4-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Drum BrakesLong Term OwnershipHighly Original Older Restoration Honest Presentation with Nice PatinaThe Model: They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and no truer statement could be made about the Fiat 500. The first 500s were released to the Italian public in 1957, the product of post-war design. In order to sell cars post-war, they needed to be efficient and practical and as it turns out, kind of cute. The revolutionary design rethought every aspect of the car from the cabin to the suspension and springs, every component doing more with less. The somewhat forgotten economy car has recently seen a resurgence in popularity partially due to the re-release of the new Fiat 500.The Car: The beneficiary of an older restoration, this Italian does show the signs of being enjoyed by its previous owner, it’s plainly clear at first glance there is plenty of life left in this micro. The yellow paint largely shows well with the exception of a couple chips from being on the road. While not a priority for a driver's car, the chrome does show some pitting. The inside remains clean and complete with complimentary brown vinyl seat that shows very little wear. The beauty of this little wonder is that it is mechanically well sorted and still serves the purpose it was always intended to. It continues to be a fun way to cruise around the city. If you want an enjoyable classic to scoot around the local car scene in, consider this the Fiat for you.1997 Ferrari F355Current Bid: $30,000

Lot: 160620MLE03Designer: PininfarinaEstimate: $65,000 - $80,000Chassis Number: ZFFXR48A8V0108674Serial Number Decoded: Z=Italy; FF=Ferrari; X=3.5L V12 R=Restraint system, air bags and seat belts; 48=F355 Spider; A=Left-hand drive, North America delivery; 8=Check digit; V=1997; 0=Maranello assembly; 108674=Unit sequence number. Engine: 3496cc DOHC 40V V8Bosch Motronic 5.2 EFI / 375 bhp6-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Hydraulic Ventilated Disc Brakes Odometer: 20,700 Miles Actual • Ultra Desirable 6 Speed Manual• Long Term Ownership History• Recently Serviced

The Model: Ferrari has always been on the move to improve and the F355 is the perfect example of the drive that Enzo instilled in his team. While the 348 series had been quite successful, the next generation saw developments that made Ferrari even greater. Through a combination of increased engine displacement plus the addition of a fifth valve to each cylinder (noted by the addition of the last “5” to model designation), as well as other little things like titanium alloy connecting rods, a solid 375 HP was achieved. Always moving forward, 1977 saw the introduction of an improved Bosch Motronic unit, which tweaked performance as well as slightly better mileage. Shifting was accomplished through a 6-speed manual transmission with computer controlled “no pedal” clutch, which added to the drivability of these awesome machines. No wonder the F355 was the most commercially successful model Ferrari had seen to that time, and why today they are sought after not only as collectibles, but for the enjoyment they bring to their owners.

The Car: Our consignor purchased this F355 Spider directly from the original owner, who had purchased the car new in Florida. It was stored in secure lodging facilities, was always pampered and given tended to by the local Ferrari dealership. Rather striking with its Rossa Corsa exterior finish, it also sports a tan top to match the interior. Our consignor did say that he doubts the original owner ever put the top down and he knows he has not since he bought it a few years ago. It was recently treated to a full service including belts, and carries a clean CarFax report. Our consignor says there this car is just as it was when delivered new, no paint work, all original soft top, glass and electronics. Audio entertainment is provided by a Sony unit, but the sounds coming from that exhaust is better than almost any rock concert or symphony performance. Also included are two sets of original keys, books and manuals plus a set of factory luggage that has never been unpacked plus custom-fitted car cover. One of the best examples to ever carry the sign of the Prancing Horse, this F355 Spider could be a shining jewel in anyone’s collection.

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