Apr 12

Rick Hendrick purchases first ’15 Z06 Stingray for $1 million

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy

Rick Hendrick was expected to buy the first 2015 Z06 Stingray, no matter what the cost. When the hammer dropped, the final price had risen all the way up to $1 million. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

It was a Rick Hendrick kind of day: He came, he saw, he bought.

As expected, the championship NASCAR team owner and dealer came to the 12th annual Collector Car Auction, where late Saturday afternoon he bought VIN No. 1 of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray for $1 million, all of which will go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of Chevrolet’s favorite charities.

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Apr 12

‘Need For Speed’ Mustang sells for $300k

 

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The “Need for Speed” 2013 was one of the top charity in the auction. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The “Need For Speed” 2013 Ford Mustang movie car jumped to the top of the sales charts, at least temporarily, with an emotional, high-energy $300,000 sale Saturday afternoon at 12th annual Collector Car Auction.

All of the sale proceeds will go to benefit the Henry Ford Health System, one of Ford Motor Co.’s pet charities.

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Apr 12

Bentley Owned By NBA Superstar LeBron James A Dud At Barrett-Jackson

This 2006 Bentley Arnage R hammered away for a disappointing $65,000 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. (Photo: Issac Baldizon - Getty Images / Tom Jensen - FOX Sports)

This 2006 Bentley Arnage R hammered away for a disappointing $65,000 at . (Photo: Issac Baldizon – Getty Images / Tom Jensen – FOX Sports)

The name might have some magic in South Beach, but a little further up the east coast of Florida not quite as much, apparently.

Saturday at the 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, a 2006 Bentley Arnage R luxury sedan that James once owned sold at auction for $65,000. That’s a far cry from its original base price of $212,990 when new. In fact, there was no celebrity premium at all for the maroon sedan.

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Apr 9

Old-School NASCAR Fans Should Love Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

One of the most intriguing cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

One of the most intriguing at is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

For old-school NASCAR fans, there are some cool connections at the 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction.

One of the most intriguing is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. It’s fitting timing, given that Owens was from South Carolina and the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series is racing at Darlington Raceway this weekend.

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Mar 28

Cars: 2014 VW Passat TDI Review

The new diesel-ran Volkswagen Passat TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

The new diesel-powered TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, and gets 43 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Volkswagen Group, parent company of a host of automakers including Volkswagen and Audi, is one of the world’s leaders in diesel passenger-car technology and in recent years has really stepped up its game.

In Europe, diesels have been popular for decades because of their frugality with fuel, an important factor given the expense of filling up a car in Europe. In Germany, for example, gas is now about $8 a gallon, more than double what it costs in most U.S. markets.

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