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Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Report

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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5057 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124378N403368; Garnet Red, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100 – 302/290hp, 4-speed, Rally wheels, redline tires, bucket seats, center console, woodgrain steering wheel. – A nearly 20 year old restoration with 15,821 original miles. Paint has some small scratches and cracking around the rear spoiler. Lightly dented brightwork. Engine compartment is very clean with some minor overspray from restoration. Original interior is generally clean showing minimal wear. A fantastic example of a well maintained show car. – While the restoration is pretty old, it is holding up remarkably well even with minimal miles since it was done. A quality car that needs little more than some mechanical attention to be sure belts, hoses and seals are freshened before being driven, recommissioning work that is amply factored into the modest price it brought here.
1962 Dodge Dart 440 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5074 1962 Dodge Dart 440 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 5322165541; Red/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $77,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,250. No Reserve – 413 Ramcharger Max Wedge, short crossram dual quads, pushbutton automatic, bench seat, pushbutton radio, heater, steel wheels, linkages, 7.50-14 bias ply blackwall tires, dashtop Sun 270 degree tach. – Restored like new with very good paint, chrome, interior, engine compartment and underbody. Impossible to fault. – How far have Mopars fallen? One only has to trace the auction history of this Ramcharger Max Wedge. It sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2006 for $178,200, at RM’s Ft. Lauderdale auction in 2008 for $110,000, and this paltry amount in 2014, all without adding a single mile to its odometer, nor ever being in better (or worse) condition than its essentially flawless condition today. It is yesterday’s Muscle Car, but may have reached the nadir of its value curve with this transaction.
1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5075 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 3441181935; White/Light Blue vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $62,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,750. No Reserve – 426/425hp Max Wedge Super Stock III, short crossram dual quads, 4-speed, buckets and console, spinner wheel covers, bias ply blackwall tires, pushbutton radio, heater delete. – Excellent Refrigerator White paint, interior, chrome and, of course, engine compartment. Meticulously restored to better than showroom condition without wretched excess. – This Sport Fury mirrors the value history of the Dart 440 sold just before it. Sold at RM’s Ft. Lauderdale auction in 2008 for $129,250, it brought barely half that today. It’s impossible to critique its presentation, only the market’s appreciation for the Max Wedge. A painful market correction that under-rates the performance and rarity of the car and the quality of its restoration.
1971 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5076 1971 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RS23V1G118505; Autumn Bronze Metallic, Black hood/Black vinyl, cloth inserts; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $67,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,250. No Reserve – 440/385hp Six Barrel, 4-speed, Hurst pistol grip shifter, P/B, no P/S, Air Grabber hood, stereo cassette player/recorder, no radio, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, bench seat, Track Pack. – Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Clean and orderly underhood but not fresh. Underbody is similar. A sound and usable older restoration. – A Six Barrel 440 four-speed is a prize in any guise, especially in a GTX hardtop. Built to rule the streets, this car is up to the charge and even at this healthy price is a lot of car for the money.
1953 Chevrolet 210 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5077 1953 Chevrolet 210 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N B53S041214; Light Yellow, Metallic Green roof/Green cloth; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. No Reserve – 236/115hp, 3-speed, hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, oil filter, skirts, clear plastic seat covers. – A good older restoration, with the emphasis on old. Paint and chrome are good. Original upholstery, carpets and door trim are sound but waterstained. Engine is not grimy but is dusty. Radiator leaked, has been repaired but shows corrosion from the leakage. An unusual hardtop 210 with potential. – Most 210s have probably gained Bel Air trim over the years so finding one as sound and well maintained as this is unusual, to say the least. It’s an attractive car, but apparently not attractive enough to keep if from turning up at auction after auction. Offered at Auburn Fall in ’06 it was a no-sale at $18,000. Sold at B-J Scottsdale in 2008 for $24,200 but fell short at Branson Fall a few months later at $22,000 before selling at Worldwide’s auction in San Diego in April 2009 for $20,350. It then sold at RM’s Charlie Thomas auction in October 2012 for $26,400. This is its highest and best price although the car itself isn’t getting any better with age and trips across the auction block. The seller should be eternally grateful for getting out from under it with a profit, even a small one.
1932 Ford V-8 Deluxe Roadster
Lot # 5078 1932 Ford V-8 Deluxe Roadster; S/N 18135508; Washington Blue, Black fenders/Brown; Heather cloth top; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $62,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,750. No Reserve – Cream wire wheels, chrome trim rings, dual sidemounts with chrome rings, etched wind wrings, rumble seat, luggage rack, greyhound mascot. – Good older paint, chrome and interior. Passenger’s door edge chipped. A quality older restoration to like new condition with better paint and chrome but in an odd color combination. – There aren’t very many Deuce V-8 roadsters left out there, and fewer in the carefully restored and attractive condition of this one. It sold at RM’s Monterey auction in 2010 for $99,000 and now shows just 2 more miles on the odometer. Offered in the middle of a run of Muscle Cars, Deuce buyers must have been at the rest room, because this No Reserve car went cheap.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
Lot # 5079 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible; S/N RM27V0G131014; Black Velvet/Burnt Orange vinyl; White leatherette top; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $82,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,750. No Reserve – 440/390hp Six Barrel, 4-speed, Hurst pistol grip shifter, bench seat, Rally wheels with trim rings, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, Air Grabber hood, P/S, P/B, 3.54 Dana Track Pack axle. – Very good paint, chrome, upholstery and top. Only Road Runner with this (odd but attractive) color combination. A little dusty from storage but hardly used at all, clean and attractive. Documented with original broadcast sheet and fender tag. – Another stunning, rare and powerful Mopar that brought a price that’s appropriate in the current market but represents a nearly breathtaking fall from a few years ago when Mopar was the flavor of the time. It sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007 for $220,000, well over twice what it brought here. Unique colors, 440 Six Barrel, 4-speed, convertible: this is a huge value.
1968 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible
Lot # 5080 1968 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Convertible; S/N 164678F202059; Engine # T0403IS 181202059; Island Teal/Teal, Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300. No Reserve – 427/385hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, AM-FM, indash 8-track, console, Rally wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, Red line tires, tilt steering column. – 8 miles on a thorough restoration to showroom condition. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and top. Crisp dash and gauges. – Big Impala convertibles with Big Block power have a particular appeal which seems, based on this result, not to have been present among the Auburn Fall bidders. It sold for $88,000 at RM’s Ft. Lauderdale auction in 2008 and could have brought that much here without being overpriced. At this modest result it is a serious value.