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28 May 2014

Nissan Safari police truck a sort of A-Team van from Japan

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Nissan Safari Police Video

Television today might be at one the best points in the medium’s history with shows like Mad Men, Louie, True Detective and streaming offerings like House of Cards. However, none of those come close to the number of car chases and explosions of ’70s and ’80s offerings like Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team or The Dukes of Hazard. Apparently, this prevalence of action at the time wasn’t just an American phenomenon. In Japan, a show called Seibu Keisatsu fulfilled the nation’s need for shootouts and stunts.

Nissan was a major sponsor of the show, and therefore the brand’s vehicles were used extensively, including a highly modified Nissan Safari SUV (also known as the Nissan Patrol), pictured above. In the show’s lore, it was equipped with radar, a camera and a fire extinguisher capable of turning over a car. The series ran 236 episodes from 1979 to 1984, and with the trailer below as indication, that allowed time for plenty of car jumps and explosions.

The entire Seibu Keisatsu series is now coming out in Japan on DVD and Blu-Ray packed in a fake gun case. The trailer below shows off some of the action of the series. It all starts out normal enough, but about a minute into the video there are all sorts of Nissans jumping and crashing. Plus, there is a guy on fire in a shootout. This show looks like some seriously cheesy fun. Scroll down to get a taste of it.

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Nissan Safari police truck a sort of A-Team van from Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 May 2014 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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28 May 2014

Ferrari 412 picks up a teak cargo bed

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Ferrari 412 pickup

While marques like Porsche and Lamborghini having already branched out into SUVs, with Bentley and Maserati soon to follow, Ferrari remains one of the few high-end automakers that refuses, for better or worse, to follow suit. But the boys in Maranello never said anything about a pickup.

That’s precisely what we have here, although as you might have guessed, this was not (unlike the similar treatment BMW applied to the previous M3) a factory-authorized conversion. Instead it was undertaken by the London Motor Group, parent company to the London Motor Museum and London Supercar Workshop. It’s based on a late-80s Ferrari 412, the 2+2 coupe that preceded the 456 GT, which in turn was replaced by the 612 Scaglietti and then the FF, itself Ferrari’s first hatchback. In other words, it comes from a line that was ripe to mark a first in terms of Ferrari body-styles.

The one-off retains the 4.9-liter V12 and just about everything forward of the cabin. But behind it’s got a three-foot pickup bed lined in teak. The London outfit also gave it a twin-barrel hood scoop, variable exhaust and a custom Bang & Olufsen sound system to round it out. The vehicle is set to feature on the History Channel’s Ultimate Wheels, alongside a VW camper, Ford Mustang, Group B-inspired Audi and a unique Bristol.

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Ferrari 412 picks up a teak cargo bed originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 May 2014 10:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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27 May 2014

Maserati returns to Indianapolis to commemorate historic win

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Maserati 8CTF at Indy

This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend, folks, and you know what that means: racing. There was the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula One fans, and back Stateside there was the Indianapolis 500. You might expect to see a name like Maserati pop up at the former more than the latter, but that wasn’t always the case.

These days its all about Dallara chassis powered by Chevy or Honda, but over the course of a century there have been plenty of foreign automakers that have won the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. McLaren won it twice in the 1970s, Mercedes and Peugoet won during the race’s pre-WWI infancy, and in between them Boyle Racing won it two years in a row with a Maserati chassis and engine.

The car was the Maserati 8CTF “Boyle Special,” and its first win came 75 years ago. So to mark the occasion (as well as Maserati’s 100th anniversary), the car was brought back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a revival lap. Unfortunately Wilbur Shaw, who won the Indy 500 three times (twice in the Maserati) and went on to be president of the speedway, died in a plane crash the day before his 52nd birthday in 1954. So in his place fellow three-time winner Johnny Rutherford took the wheel of the 8CTF in front of the gathered crowds.

The celebration also marked the 8CTF’s entry as the first import automobile to be registered with the Library of Congress, meeting the criteria set down by the Secretary of the Interior to be immortalized as an historically significant automobile.

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Maserati returns to Indianapolis to commemorate historic win originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 May 2014 10:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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27 May 2014

Jay Leno's Garage drives Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS

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1956 Jaguar XKSS

Steve McQueen might be the coolest American male of the 20th century. With movies like Bullitt and Le Mans, McQueen established himself as the king of cool of his era, and on the list of actors you would pick for a fantasy racing team – he or Paul Newman are the natural first choices. The latest Jay Leno’s Garage video highlights one of McQueen’s most special cars – a 1956 Jaguar XKSS.

Just 16 XKSS models were made because a fire at the Jaguar factory halted production. It was meant to be a street version of the company’s very successful D-Type racer, with a modified version of its 3.4-liter straight-six-engine and a four-speed manual gearbox. McQueen clearly had an eye for great vehicles. He drove his Jag around Los Angeles years after it was a cutting-edge piece of technology. Since then, it became part of the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. Autoblog‘s The List even took a ride in it when the show visited the museum.

The XKSS is one of the pinnacles of automotive design of the ’50s, and its association with McQueen makes this example even more extraordinary. Leno is in love with the car from the moment he sees it, and it’s hard to argue with him. Between its emphasized curves and raspy exhaust, this is one sexy Jag. Scroll down to get an eyeful and earful from one of McQueen’s favorite cars.

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Jay Leno’s Garage drives Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 May 2014 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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26 May 2014

Mercedes' Silver Arrows legend was born 80 years ago

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The first Silver Arrows race car, the Mercedes W25 at the 1934 Eifel race.

In 1932 the international motorsport oversight body did what many Formula One fans wish the FIA would do today: declared that from 1934 there would be no restriction on Grand Prix racecar design beyond having a maximum weight of 750 kilograms (1,650 pounds). That led Mercedes-Benz to develop the Silberpfeil, the racer that began the Silver Arrows legend, the aluminum-bodied W25. In its first race on June 3, 1934 at the Nürburgring the W25 driven by Manfred von Brauchitsch won the event and set the track record.

The day before the race, however, the W25 was painted white, but when it was put on the scales to satisfy the one condition it had to fulfill it weighed 751 kg. The legend is that the solution devised by team manager Alfred Neubauer: grind off all the paint. The aluminum dart with the supercharged 3.4-liter inline-eight-cylinder stayed at or near the front of grand prix racing for the next five years, then continued the trend after World War II, cementing the Silver Arrows legend into racing history.

You can read all about its history in the press release below and admire the past in the high-res gallery above, then watch its modern incarnation driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg the next time the F1 circus comes to town.

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Mercedes’ Silver Arrows legend was born 80 years ago originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 26 May 2014 10:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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26 May 2014

eBay Find of the Day: Andy Warhol's 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

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1974 rolls-royce silver shadow

Andy Warhol is one of the most recognizable artists of the 20th Century. With hits like his famous Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe portraits, he is likely the first name you think of in association with the pop art movement. He isn’t primarily known for being an auto enthusiast,of course, but maybe that’s not the whole story – there was his BMW M1 art car, after all, and automobiles were frequently the subject of his artwork. Now, Warhol’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is up for auction on eBay Motors.

According the seller, Warhol never had a driver’s license, but he still wanted to own a luxurious car. It’s claimed that he occasionally had his famous friends, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, chauffeur him around in the Rolls. Following Warhol’s death in 1987, the car was auctioned for $77,000, and since then it has only been sold to one additional owner.

The Rolls is painted Walnut and Mason’s Black, which appears closer to a shade of brown in these photos, with a black leather interior. The engine is the company’s’ popular 6.75-liter V8 with a three-speed automatic transmission, and there are just 56,000 miles on this luxurious classic. The seller is including copies of original purchase order from Rolls-Royce and the title to Warhol Enterprises to prove the famous artist’s ownership of the car, plus all of its service records.

For a Rolls-Royce with as much history as this car claims to possess, it doesn’t seem to be inspiring much bidding. As of this writing, there are no bids with the price at $89,000. Too bad Warhol didn’t paint it in a similar colorful style as the BMW. Maybe that would make it more popular…

eBay Find of the Day: Andy Warhol’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 25 May 2014 15:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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24 May 2014

Porsche unlocks secrets of its mid-engine 911

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Porsche Boxster Prototype

Porsche is beginning to realize that it’s sitting on a goldmine of automotive history with its secret vault full of rare cars. Autoblog toured it a few months ago, and we were amazed at all of the curiosities hidden inside. Now, it’s starting to let more folks in thanks to a new series of YouTube videos. The first covered the 965 prototype that shoved a water-cooled, Audi V8 into one of its cars. Next up, a mid-engine 911 that acted as the powertrain test mule for the Boxster.

The Porsche 911 is inextricably linked to its rear-engine layout. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, at the time Porsche was developing the Boxster, the company didn’t want to lay all of its cards out of the table during testing. As opposed to using camouflage, it put a whole different car on top. The prototype looked just like any other 911 Targa of the day, but the biggest giveaway that something was amiss was the heavily tinted rear window. By obscuring it, inquisitive journalists couldn’t peak at the new engine that replaced the backseat.

It might not look like anything too important on the outside, but this is a major piece of Porsche Boxster history underneath. Scroll down to watch the video about this fascinating prototype.

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Porsche unlocks secrets of its mid-engine 911 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 May 2014 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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24 May 2014

Giving this '67 Aston DB6 the James Bond treatment only required drilling one hole

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Screencap from video profiling Paul, an Aston Martin owner who fitted his DB6 with the gadgets from James Bond's DB5.

Paul is a Brit living in Southern California and still connected to his native land by, among other things, being a collector of all things James Bond. That led to him buying a 1967 Aston Martin DB6, having lusted after a DB-series car since he was nine, and fitting it with every “accoutrement” from James Bond’s 1964 DB5 in Goldfinger and Thunderball.

Getting features like the slicer wheel caps, console-activated oil slicks, blast shield and radar screen fitted required Paul to find his own Q-Branch director, this one named Brian Uiga, a gent who had done the same with his BMW 7 Series.

As for what it took, Paul said, “We got together and planned the project and set a budget, and… the plan didn’t work and the budget was toast.” Still, they got it done – including the ejector seat – and it only required drilling one hole. You can see the result in the video below.

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Giving this ’67 Aston DB6 the James Bond treatment only required drilling one hole originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 May 2014 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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24 May 2014

Hot Rod Garage series premieres with 700-hp small-block Jaguar XJ

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Screencap from the first episode of Hot Rod Garage from Hot Rod magazine.

Roadkill hosts Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger have broken up – kinda – to spin off a new show, Hot Rod Garage, that mostly gives up the driveway and parking lot wrench work for the confines of a garage. We say kinda because while Finnegan is the primary host for Hot Rod Garage, Freiburger plays guest host and the new show starts off by wrenching on the Roadkill Draguar project car.

What’s the Draguar? It’s a 1974 Jaguar XJ12 that’s about to be force-fed a 383-cubic-inch Chevrolet long-block engine with tidbits like Holley carbs, a Weiand 6-71 Roots blower and a “custom WillBlow transmission,” all good for about 700 horsepower. After that Finnegan gets into swapping parts on his wife’s El Camino and some TIG welding lessons.

You can check out the first episode below. And in case you’re worried, no, Roadkill isn’t going away.

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Hot Rod Garage series premieres with 700-hp small-block Jaguar XJ originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 May 2014 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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23 May 2014

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee returns June 19, celebrates with new trailer

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Trailer for the newest series of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

A brand new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on the way – it will involve Seinfeld and comedian Robert Klein going to Sing Sing Correctional Facility in what appears to be a Jaguar Mark II – and the trailer is out now.

In addition to Klein there’ll be appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker, George Wallace, Aziz Ansari and John Stewart. We don’t get to see all the rides, but a Buick Riviera GS gets some airtime and the 1949 Porsche 356/2 Gmund from the segment with Jay Leno makes a cameo. The first episode airs on June 19, you can watch the trailer by scrolling down.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee returns June 19, celebrates with new trailer originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 22 May 2014 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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