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The Porsche 2017 911 GTS keeps the top Carrera banana fresh

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 There are nearly 1,000 species of bananas, grown in 150 countries around the world. But if you ask an American to draw a picture of a banana, they'll probably draw a Cavendish, the fruity potassium-rich yellow one that makes up the overwhelming bulk of our national consumption, even though it accounts for only a small portion of the global banana trade.

 

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction Vehicles

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Black and gold second-generation Trans Ams associated with the actor have brought large money over the past few years. In 2016, a car used during Smokey and the Bandit promotional duties went for a cool half-mil when the gavel came down at at B-J’s marquee Scottsdale auction.

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PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER WILL GO INTO PRODUCTION

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 Based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet bodyshell, with a more aerodynamic windshield angle and shorter side windows, the 911 Speedster is a more hardcore 991 iteration as it was developed by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach. The chassis utilizes 911 GT3 parts, the fenders, the hood and the engine cover are carbon fiber, and the exhaust system and six-speed manual gearbox come courtesy of Porsche's GT department. There's also a certain GT3 spirit to the drivetrain, as the engine is a naturally aspirated flat six capable of 9,000 rpm and "more than 500 horsepower."

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AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTS SOCIETY GEARS UP FOR 2018 PEBBLE BEACH EXHIBIT

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For the past 30 years, members of the exclusive AFAS host an expansive pop-up gallery parallel to the concours, offering attendees a chance to enjoy automotive beauty on a smaller, more interpretive scale.

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SEVEN STANDOUTS FROM BARRETT-JACKSON'S 2018 PALM BEACH SALE!

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1966 Dodge Dart GT

When the dust settled, this bright orange coupe went to a new home for just under $15,000. This is an incredible amount of car for the money, especially with a 5.6-liter (340 ci.) Mopar V-8 providing motivation for tire obliteration. No info on how much power it puts down, only that it’s through a four-speed manual transmission. For less than half the price of a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang GT, this orange muscle bruiser offers up more fun. 

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