Saturday, April 25, 2009

RM Auctions puts up rare Le Mans Ferrari 330 P4 for Maranello auction

Sotheby’s has joined forces with RM Auctions to feature a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 as a showstopper in the upcoming Leggenda e Passione event hosted in Italy this May. The classic car is one of only three ever produced by the masters from Maranelloa, and it boasts winning titles: in 1967 chassis it was third overall at Le Mans and won the 1000km of Monza, and with spider bodywork it clinched the 1967 Manufacturers’ Championship with second place at the BOAC International 500 at Brands Hatch later that year. This ultra-rare Ferrari P4 is up with a 250 GTO, pre-War Silver Arrow, Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic or Alfa Romeo Tipo, but it’s in a league of its own. The car is up for auction with no estimated price, but it is expected to fetch a price of over $10 million. So if you are a Ferrari collector then this is a once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of automotive racing history!

Via: ClassicDriver

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Hollister motorcycles redefine the notion of custom bikes

For designer bike lovers who treasure their Harleys but are looking to explore the custom-made territory to add to their rich collection, Hollister’s custom and unique motorcycle offers are custom bikes with the personal tastes of customers, specifically designed and then implemented. Hollister bikes are cult works with handmade components. The latest creation from Volker Sichler is the “Excite,” a limited edition which started in 2003 with one motorcycle for each state in the Federal Republic of Germany, and one for each European country. Each bike takes 6 months to manufacture; the resulting weight is 280 Kg. The sexy beast features an EVOLUTION 100 motor fully polished with 100 cui / 1.600 ccm cylinder stroke volume performing 90 PS, one-piece aluminium frame, with enamel coating which appears to change color lending the bike its unmistakable appearance. The dazzling looks are complemented with technical details such as the “multi-bike controller,” an electronic module integrated out of sight but controlling the important functions centrally – from the press-button ignition to the remote control alarm system. Hollister bikes are priced from $66,251 to $132,549.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quattro Valvole CCM carbon fiber encased wristwatch

Carbon fiber products are all the rage these days. Lately, we introduced you to the 20 most luxurious carbon fiber creations and now, we have the world’s first carbon fiber encased wristwatch - the Quattro Valvole CCM. Italian watchmaker Mecchaniche Veloci has teamed up with Brembo, supplier of high performance brake discs, to create this carbon fiber timepiece. An upshot of four years of research, the Quattro Valvole CCM is made of carbon ceramic, the material which is used by Brembo to make high-tech brakes. The name Quattro Valvole comes from the four valves that Ferrari used in its 1984 model 308 GTS. The watch features four faces, showing independent Swiss mechanical movements. Crowns in hand-polished aluminum set the watch. The straps are made of same material that coats the crown of racing cars’ wheels. Since, with each Brembo disc yields just seven pieces, a limited number of watches will go into production every month.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

GoldVish Revolution luxury phone gets a mechanical watch

Swiss company GoldVish, maker of the ultra-expensive Le Million phone, introduced its latest luxury handset called the GoldVish Revolution at Baselworld 2009. The design for the dazzling, candybar-styled phone looks to be somewhat inspired by the very stylish Motorola Aura. The most fascinating part is that it combines a luxury cellphone and mechanical watch in one unit. The mechanical watch has been assembled by the award winning Swiss watchmaker Frederic Jouvenot. Jouvenot’s classic chronograph movement features column wheels, an automatic rewinding system and an inimitable patented face. From the head to toe, the Revolution is covered in 29-carats of VVS-1 graded diamonds and 18 carat pink and white gold. Only nine examples of the GoldVish Revolution will be made, with each costing €369,000 ($488,150). Looks like we are going to see more luxury phones with integrated mechanical watch movements.
Via: UnwiredView
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

24-carat-gold cigar accessories fit for connoisseurs

Cigar aficionados won’t be able to resist these custom bejeweled cigar bands and gold ashtrays to make it strictly an opulent affair. The bespoke collection features two lines of products; Ysenbands feature cigar bands made of precious metal and fine Italian leather, and Ysentrays feature cigar ashtrays made of crystal glass with 24-carat-gold inlays. Every piece is unique, manufactured by hand. The Ysenband features an infinitely adjustable patented magnetic clip which allows it to fit any size cigar. Bespoke trimmings for initials, logos or emblems can be made in gold and diamonds at the customer’s request.

Via: Ifitshipitshere/Ysenberg

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bugatti Veyron goes for the gold

No matter how much equipment is shoehorned into a cabin, or how much power an engine offers, there is always room for more. Bugatti has always earned appreciation for its limited edition, tuned Veyrons. We have seen the magnificent Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, Bleu Centenaire and lately, the Linea Vincero. This time, it’s a gold version owned by someone in Kuwait and it’s as enticing as the other limited editions. The Gold Bugatti Veyron gets its juice from the 8.0 W16 64 V engine with four turbochargers. The best part is that it’s not just garage-only as it has been spotted on roads in Kuwait by media and the public. Superior in every sense, the Bugatti Veyron supercar is an undisputed classic and we’d love to see more and more experiments with the car.

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