Low-Mileage Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo Sells For Nearly Six Figures [UPDATE]

Update: When the gavel dropped on October 4, this rare Renault R5 Turbo 2 Evo with just over 18,000 original miles on the clock went home for a whopping $95,000. 

The original Renault R5 Turbo was introduced in 1980 as a response to the mid-engined Lancia Stratos. Styled by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini, the R5 quickly garnered the attention of the World Rally Championship, and enthusiasts alike. In its six years of production, the original R5 Turbo spawned the more powerful Turbo 2, and at the top of the range, the even more powerful Turbo 2 Evolution.

Just 117 examples of the Turbo 2 Evo were built towards the end of production, nearly all of them limited to Belgium as sales of the R5 in France ended the year prior. But of the 200 built, at least one of them made its way to the U.S. – this

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Another Dealer Created A Throwback Chevy Silverado Super 10 Package

This is now the third dealership we know of that has jumped on the public’s love affair with retro-looking Chevrolet Silverados. Valley Chevrolet, located in Pennsylvania, has begun transforming 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models into modern-day Cheyenne Super 10 trucks.

Valley Chevrolet follows Blake Greenfield Chevrolet in Minnesota and John Elway Chevrolet in Colorado with its own throwback pickups.

The PA-based dealer says it will turn any Silverado on its lot into a Super 10 with a 3.5-inch lift, 18-inch wheels with BF Goodrich white lettered tires (of course), “Big 10” decals and a two-tone decal package. Thus far, the dealer has built three of the pickups, but two have already sold, leaving the orange one as the only pickup ready for sale. The dealer’s website has already teased its next Big 10 conversion.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado Super 10 conversion 02

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See the legendary Silver Arrows cars at the Louwman Museum

Seven unique 1950s Mercedes ‘Silver Arrows’ race cars are to be exhibited in a special display at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands, this summer from 7 July to 2 September.

The exhibition will represent one of the most heroic periods in the history of motor racing. The seven cars all have extensive racing histories, involving such famous racing drivers as Juan Manual Fangio, Stirling Moss, Karl Kling and Hans Herrmann.

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The cars, all of which are from the permanent collection of Mercedes-Benz Classic in Stuttgart, Germany, are as follows:

Mercedes-Benz W196 R

Reigning Formula One World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1955 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in this car, finishing just 0.3 seconds ahead of his teammate Stirling

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Police identify two men shot dead in Salem parking lots

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday identified two men who were fatally shot at and near a Salem bar Saturday.

Sheriff’s officials say Tyler Longacre, 21, and Tobias Helms-Reese, 24, died after being struck by bullets early Saturday morning. Both men were Salem residents.

According to court records, Helms-Reese was on probation for two convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm in 2017.

A third man was injured. Police haven’t released his identity.

Police were called to Bar Fly’s, 444 Lancaster Drive NE, at 2:28 a.m. Saturday.

Inside the bar, deputies discovered two men who’d been shot. They were rushed to the hospital. One of the men survived. The other died.

Deputies believe both men were shot in the bar’s parking lot.

A short while later — after discovering the first two shooting victims — deputies found a third man dead in the parking lot of a dialysis clinic at 421 Lancaster Drive NE, which is

... read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/04/police_identify_two_men_shot_d.html

1976 Cadillac Mirage For Sale, Fits Lots Of Junk In Its Trunk

The Cadillac Mirage is a rather peculiar piece of the brand’s history. Cadillac actually commissioned the model itself, Gene Winfield custom-made and all 204 of them.

This particular 1976 Mirage is quite special, and for any individual eager to own one, this is the one. We say that because its late owner was the head of the Cadillac Mirage registry, and he meticulously took care of the vehicle. During the late owner’s time with the car, the Mirage was completely restored with a new paint job, reupholstery and a 512 cubic inch V8 engine.

The restoration also fixed minor corrosion on the bed floor and areas covered by vinyl, while all chrome and stainless steel were polished and refurbished. Since all of the work was done, just 649 miles show on the swapped odometer.

Offered for sale on Bring a Trailer, the 1976 Mirage will come with manuals, literature, photos of the

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/03/1976-cadillac-mirage-for-sale-fits-lots-of-junk-in-its-trunk/

Did You Know The Cadillac Allanté Was A Pace Car? Neither Did We

The Cadillac Allanté is a peculiar footprint in the luxury brand’s history. Born in Detroit, partially built in Italy, the Allanté was to take on Europe’s finest luxury convertibles. As we all know, it failed to accomplish its mission.

But we have a very special Allanté here today. It’s a 1992 Cadillac Allanté pace car, which was present for the 1992 Indianapolis 500, for sale on Craigslist. The Allanté packed as much modern technology as it could into its convertible body with a 4.5-liter V8 engine under the hood. And all of that power found its way to the front wheels exclusively.

How much did this luxury set a buyer back in 1992? $58,470, or well over $120,000 in 2018 money. The Cadillac convertible proved a tough sell.

This example has 83,000 miles on the odometer and looks pretty darn clean from the photos provided. And for $7,000, you can ride in

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/01/did-you-know-the-cadillac-allante-was-a-pace-car-neither-did-we/

2 killed, 1 injured in early morning Salem shootings

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Two men were shot and killed in Salem early Saturday and a third man was shot and is in stable condition in a local hospital.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to Bar Fly’s Grill at 2:28 a.m. Saturday for a reported shooting.

Inside the bar, authorities found two men with gunshot wounds. One died later at a hospital, and the other is in stable condition. 

According to a news release, authorities found the body of a third man in the parking lot of DaVita Dialysis nearby on Lancaster Drive NE in Salem.

The sheriff’s office believes the incidents are related. 

Officials did not release any names or additional information.

Deputies are asking for anyone who saw a red Cadillac Escalade nearby at the time of the shooting to call the tip line, 503-540-8079.

This report will be updated

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BMW Announces New Service, Acquisition, Possible Deal with Daimler

BMW Group has announced the Car Ride Sharing Lease, for both BMW and Mini vehicles. This new type of lease will allow its customers to earn extra income by renting their leased vehicles, or driving for ride-sharing providers. BMW Group Financial Services has launched this product in the states of California, Washington, and Oregon. BMW’s current vehicle sharing program, ReachNow, already serves more than 75,000 members in Brooklyn, N.Y., Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Through the ReachNow app, members have on-demand access, in their neighborhoods, to more than 1,300 BMW and Mini vehicles, including the all-electric BMW i3—without visiting a rental counter or having to return the vehicle to a specific location.

BMW has also announced the acquisition of DriveNow, formerly a joint venture of BMW and Sixt SE. This car sharing service is currently available to more than one million customers, in 13 European cities. DriveNow will

... read more at: http://www.jdpower.com/cars/articles/finance-insurance/bmw-announces-new-service-acquisition-possible-deal-daimler

No consensus on Beacon Hill for taking guns

BOSTON — State leaders are wrestling with ideas to keep guns out of the hands of people who are deemed dangerous, but their efforts are running into legal and public safety concerns.

A task force looking at ideas such as a “good Samaritan” law — which would give legal protection to friends or family who take firearms from a distressed individual —  wrapped up working last week after failing to reach consensus.

“Unfortunately, the group could not find a compromise solution that sufficiently alleviated members’ concerns over possible civil liberty and constitutional rights violations, or that satisfactorily mitigated the proposal’s inherent public safety risks,” members of the panel wrote in a six-page report.

Massachusetts law allows police chiefs to revoke a person’s gun permit and seek a warrant to confiscate firearms amid concerns that the person poses a threat to themselves or others. The task force found that process is seldom used.

Family and friends are either

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Mother shares harrowing tale of addiction | Local News …

“I’m addicted and it’s disgusting.”

Lexi Lamoureux wrote those words in her journal before she died, losing a decade-long fight against her addiction to heroin at the age of 28.

“I hadn’t read that until after she was gone,” said her mother, Susan Lamoureux, who read through Lexi’s journals after her death, coming to understand the mental struggles her daughter had endured.

“It was the most heartbreaking thing because she knew what it was doing to her, but she couldn’t stop.” 

Lamoureux shared Lexi’s story in a Facebook post that went viral, inspiring responses from families across the globe, including Greece and Ireland, thanking her and sharing their own struggles with losing a loved one. It has resonated on the North Shore, where Lexi, who grew up in Maine, spent much of her time living, working and studying, in Salem, Danvers, Rockport, Gloucester and Essex.

“Because of that I felt a stronger need to reach more people,” Lamoureux said. In the months since Lexi’s

... read more at: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/mother-shares-harrowing-tale-of-addiction/article_a28bd948-f1f7-5817-8440-f968477fea72.html