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Erik Jones visits RK Motors: A great visit with the future of racing

Erik Jones recently visited RK Motors to check our the 250+ cars in stock.  In case you need an introduction, Erik became the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion at a mere 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.  In addition he also won Rookie of the Year honors.   He has secured a … Continue reading Erik Jones visits RK Motors: A great visit with the future of racing

The RK Motors Trifecta – Build it, Market it, Sell it

RK Motors Charlotte is a global destination for serious collectors and hobbyists. HOT ROD Magazine named our state-of-the-art East Coast showroom, which is 60,000 square feet, the nation’s #1 “must see” destination for gearheads and enthusiasts. Not to mention our website draws nearly 300,000 visitors per month, making it the most viewed car dealer website … Continue reading The RK Motors Trifecta – Build it, Market it, Sell it

Sold! Chevy 3100 for $229k and Another Satisfied Conisgnor

While only a small portion of RK Motors inventory is held on consignment, we continue to deliver word-class results for our consignment partners. So the day a consignment partner presented this stunning 1955 Chevrolet 3100, needless to say we were impressed and eager to present the vehicle to our global audience. This 3100 is what happens … Continue reading Sold! Chevy 3100 for $229k and Another Satisfied Conisgnor

RK Motors Charlotte Reaffirms Commitment to Region, Extending Lease for Seven Years

  Reaffirming its commitment to the Charlotte business community, RK Motors Charlotte today announced today that it has signed a seven-year lease extension at its current location with Beacon Properties. One of the nation’s premier dealers of investment-grade classics and high-performance vehicles, RK Motors Charlotte has extended its term through 2022, maintaining its dual 40,000 … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte Reaffirms Commitment to Region, Extending Lease for Seven Years

Classic Cars increase 40%, outperforming US stocks!

Does your portfolio need some passion?  “Passion” investments like classic cars increased by 40 percent in 2014 on the previous year and by nearly 400 percent when compared with 2005.  According to an index published by U.K. private bank Coutts (http://www.coutts.com/), which is known for holding the account of U.K. Queen Elizabeth.  The index tracks … Continue reading Classic Cars increase 40%, outperforming US stocks!

The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

First look at the extensive restoration of the P1046 race winning Le Mans GT40 revealed “The car was built for the purpose of winning Le Mans, the legend of the GT40 was established by doing just that. That car won Le Mans.” The wait is finally over, we have just released our first teaser video … Continue reading The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

RK Motors Charlotte announced it has purchased one of motorsports history’s most iconic racecars – the 1966 Le Mans-winning #2, P/1046 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing’s most prestigious competition. The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with a formal re-introduction at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

Rob Kauffman’s 1966 LeMans Winner Ford GT40 – First Look & Test Drive

What can be said about the car that beat Ferrari in the fabled 1966 LeMans race? A lot, but for now here’s a first look at and drive of this iconic and legendary race car that is about to go under a comprehensive restoration at a world-renowned shop located in the North East United States.

Insider Video of the RK Motors Charlotte RK527 Shelby Build

Some have gone as far to call this a Shelby “sleeper” based on its stock appearance. The Stang, dubbed RK527 for owner Rob Kauffman and the size of the massive 800horsepower 527ci Kaase powerplant, is receiving plenty of work in preparation for competing on the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour. However after hearing it fire … Continue reading Insider Video of the RK Motors Charlotte RK527 Shelby Build

The Last Hemi: Progress Overview

Three months into The Last HEMI build, it makes sense to stop and survey all the progress our team has made so far. While the Charger is far from complete, there have been tremendous strides made towards returning the car to its original showroom condition. Initial steps included: 1)      Full disassembly 2)      Bagging and tagging … Continue reading The Last Hemi: Progress Overview

The Last HEMI: Sourcing Parts

One of the biggest challenges when dealing with a car like the Last HEMI is finding parts worthy of being installed. We agreed early on that there would be zero reproduction pieces used on this car, so the search has spanned far and wide for OEM or NOS parts that can be shipped within our … Continue reading The Last HEMI: Sourcing Parts

The Last HEMI: The Plan of Attack

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMT661u2R0&feature=plcp]Now that the Last HEMI is apart, it’s time to establish a course of action for the rebuild. This allows us to set realistic timeframes for the rest of the process. As you know, our team already tagged and bagged every part that came off the Charger. The next step involved dividing those parts into … Continue reading The Last HEMI: The Plan of Attack

“Junior” Johnson’s Legendary 1963 Impala NASCAR Added to RK Motors Collection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 29, 2012 – RK Motors Charlotte, one of the nation’s premier restorers, re-sellers and builders of classic, muscle and high-performance cars, has added “Junior” Johnson’s 1963 Chevrolet Holly Farms Impala No. 3 NASCAR to the company’s private collection as part of a partnership with the Johnson family. The only Impala Super Sport ever raced in NASCAR, Johnson captured an impressive seven Grand National Events and nine poles in it.