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Legends Of Speed....Rare Vintage Race Cars In An Art Museum Setting!!!!!!!! 12 Mar 2020 11:15 #820804

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The Phoenix Art Museum has had an exhibit of some very rare and impressive vintage race cars from back in the '20's to the 70's. Most of these cars I have only seen in the pages of books or vintage magazines!!! Here are a few photos of just a few of the cars that were on display.

The '67 Gurney Eagle-Weslake V12 Formula 1 car. One of the only two American cars with an American driver ever to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The Ferrari 250 GTO 1 of the 36 ever built. Viewed by many to be the most beautiful automobiles ever built!!!! Value between 45 to 60 million dollars!!!!

The Type 35 Bugatti. A race car from back in the '20's. This one has never been restored since in was built back in the '20's!!!!

A Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. The very first Ford powered car to beat Ferrari. 1 of 6 ever made!!!

Hope some of you enjoy looking at some very rare and expensive race cars!!!!

1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Legends Of Speed....Rare Vintage Race Cars In An Art Museum Setting!!!!!!!! 23 Mar 2020 22:18 #821554

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Nice iron....cannot remember where I heard that an English team ran the Daytonas in the manufacturers trophy at LeMans because Shelby had to take care of the GT40s and they were supposed to have been deep -sixed but ultimately were not......probably when I was back in architecture school in England in the late 70's.
79 KZ 1000 LTD
77 KZ 1000 B1 LTD (awaiting electrical resurrection)
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Legends Of Speed....Rare Vintage Race Cars In An Art Museum Setting!!!!!!!! 23 Mar 2020 23:41 #821556

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Alan Mann Racing from England raced the Cobra, and the Daytona in '64 and '65. They were a Ford Factory team back then. Shelby also raced the Daytona coupes in '64 and some in '65. There was a Swiss team Scuderia Fillipinetti that also raced one in the '65 24 Hours of LeMans. Shelby raced the Daytona Coupe the most in those two years. '66 was the start of the mega-dollar GT40 MK.II program and all the dollars went into that program. Allan Mann Racing, Holman-Moody, and Shelby American all raced the MK.II's that year!!!

Shelby and Ford parked the Daytona's after the '65 season. They sat outside the Shelby plant in California, and they were finally sold for like 6,500 bucks each!!!!! Look how much a Daytona Coupe is worth today$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.

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