1979 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe
Lot # 743 1979 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9309800543; Oak Green/Cork leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Yes Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000 – Fuchs wheels, Yokohama tires, sunroof, whale tail, rear wiper, power windows, air conditioning, modern Alpine stereo. – Lots of small stone chips on the nose and hood. Otherwise very well kept and shiny original paint. Small track scratch on top of the sunroof. Very good, lightly worn interior. Showing 65,510 miles. Not perfect and not the best early 930 in the world, but more than good enough to enjoy and these are really gorgeous colors. – Hammered not sold at Mecum Indy this year at a high bid of $140,000, which was and still is less than the car really deserves. Although this car did have a reserve on it in Vegas, the owner seems to have bitten the bullet and taken a lower but still realistic number. This is not an environment to chase a soft market, something the seller realized.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016 – Auction Report

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1995 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 753 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFPR48A7S0103400; Yellow/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300 – Nitto tires, Tubi exhaust, black leather boot cover, power windows, air conditioning, Alpine CD stereo. – Right rear wheel has a big scrape and some curb rash. Light dings on all four wheels. Several noticeable chips on the nose and another big one on the right front fender. Small crack to the right of the engine cover. Lightly wrinkled seats and the plastic on top of the temperature controls is starting to warp. Recent $35k engine-out service with new clutch and exhaust. CARFAX shows accident in 1999, but there’s no noticeable damage or sign of repair. This car really should be better given the 33,582 miles on the odometer and the money spent on it. The gated manual makes it more desirable, but this is nothing but a driver quality 355. – 355 prices have risen over the past year and this car’s recent service was a selling point. This would have been an expensive price if not for the 6-speed manual. Back then, the majority of Ferrari drivers still ordered their cars without paddles, but manual cars still command a huge premium. Factoring in those pluses as well as the several flaws and red flags, this was a roughly appropriate price. The new owner won’t be able to enjoy that recent service for too long, though, because Ferrari recommends a belt service (engine-out) every three years to keep those five valves from making impressions on the piston crowns.
1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Lot # 759 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible; S/N 59F065714; Pink/Black, White leather; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – Wire wheels, Silvertown whitewalls, fender skirts, white vinyl boot cover, rear seat speaker, power windows, dash clock, pushbutton radio, power steering, power brakes. – Very lightly used restored engine bay and underbody. Very good paint and chrome. Straight body with even gaps. Lightly but visibly worn seats. Clean trunk. Restored 6,000 miles ago, not overdone and kept up very well since with literally no use evident except on the seats.. – It’s Big, it’s Pink and it’s spectacular. It’s also a very good value in a car than needs no excuses. Another $15-20,000 would not have been out of the realm of reason based on past history.
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Coupe
Lot # 766 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Coupe; S/N WP0JB0936KS050615; Grand Prix White/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – White Fuchs wheels, P Zero tires, sunroof, whale tail, rear window wiper, white-face gauges, Momo suede-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows, Alpine cassette stereo, wide rocker panels with factory air ducts. – Ordered new by Peter Thompson of Thompson-Reuters with wide rocker panels, factory air ducts in rear fenders and heated seats. It’s essentially equipped like a factory slant nose car but with a standard front, and as a 1989 930 it has the desirable G50 5-speed. Small scratch on the hood and a touch up below the right headlight. Several fine scratches near the left headlight. Remarkably well kept original interior. Showing 36,888 believable miles. – Sold at Bonhams Greenwich last year for $104,500, then sold again at Worldwide Auburn last year for $110,000. Despite the calming of the 911 market since those sales, this proved to be a much more successful auction outing for the car, although given the history, equipment and condition it could have brought closer to 200 Large without being expensive.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 770 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23V0A167083; Tor Red, Black vinyl roof/Black, Gray vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Yes Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 – 440/390hp Six-Barrel, automatic, Polyglas tires, hood pins, pushbutton radio, Tic-Toc-Tach. – Small chip at the bottom front of the passenger’s side door. A few small scratches on the right headlight door. Otherwise very good paint. Straight, even roof vinyl. Very pretty underneath. Excellent, like new interior. Body-off restored a while ago and lightly used since. – Sold by RM from the Wayne Davis collection in 2008 for $104,500, then offered by Mecum at Anaheim in 2013 with a high bid reported of $100,000 and sold at Mecum Kissimmee last year for $151,200. The result here is still an appropriate number for the car’s condition and specifications.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible
Lot # 779 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible; S/N 124679N615350; White, Orange stripes/Orange vinyl with houndstooth inserts; White top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300– Rally wheels, Polyglas tires, cowl hood, 12-bolt 3.73 rear, power top, power steering, power brakes, front discs, spoilers, hidden headlights, orange vinyl boot cover, Hurst shifter, console, factory radio. – Represented as having a full restoration less than 100 miles ago. Clean but not spotless or overly detailed engine bay. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Fresh and not overdone. – Offered at Mecum Houston in 2013 with a reported high bid of $90,000, then hammered not sold at Leake Tulsa in 2013 at a high bid of $65,000. The Muscle Car market has been unsettled since 2013 and this is a perfectly appropriate result.
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof
Lot # 780 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof; S/N 0F02G204668; Grabber Yellow, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500 – 302/290hp, 4-speed, Polyglas GT tires, shaker hood, window slats, rear spoiler, Philco radio, woodgrain dash, dash clock, console, Hurst T-handle shifter. – Added shaker hood. Bent radio antenna. Repainted once in the original colors. Rebuilt original engine. Very clean and tidy engine bay. Good older chrome. Lightly scratched window frames. Very good paint. Even gaps. Mostly original interior with newer upholstery. Very good other than a huge crack in the console. Featured in several magazines. Thoroughly maintained and refurbished to keep it looking fresh, but never fully done over. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction in 2012 for $78,100, then at their Northeast sale a few months ago for $61,600. After only being driven 12 miles in the intervening weeks, it brought another 10 grand but still less than its price in 2012. This result is closer to what the car really deserves, but is still a sound value.
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III phase 2 Convertible
Lot # 781 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III phase 2 Convertible; S/N HBJ8L42154; Golden Beige/Red; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Dayton centerlock wire wheels, dual wing mirrors, badge bar, black cloth boot cover, Moto Lita woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, overdrive, heater. – Two small cracks at the front of the hood scoop. Good, lightly worn interior. Tidy underneath. Tires don’t have a lot of tread left. Fully restored and well kept, but done quite some time ago and you can tell. – Russo and Steele reported this car sold at Monterey in 2006 for $74,250. It crossed the block at Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale sale in April of this year with a reported bid of only $62,000. BJ8 Phase 2s have had their day in the sun a few years ago but this result for a well-used older restored example suggest the Las Vegas bidders had gone back to the future. It is expensive for what it is.
1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 786 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E56S001933; Engine # 036583 F56GR; Black, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – 265/225hp, dual quads, 3-speed, spinner wheel covers, Silvertown whitewalls, hardtop, dash clock. – Represented as a recent body-off restoration with matching numbers. NCRS second flight award last month. That said, there are several cracks around the trunk lid and the hood. Front fender lips don’t fit evenly at all and neither does the grille frame. There are some orange peel spots on the hood as well. Top is good, as are the engine bay and underbody. The interior is the only thing that can be described as really excellent, though. This is not the Corvette that the car card describes. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale a few months ago for $91,300. The Vegas bidders were more astute, bidding the car to a price that’s appropriate to its actual condition, not its description.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 793 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 30867S106830; Daytona Blue/Dark Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – 327/340hp, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, Goodyear narrow whitewalls, 3.36 Positraction, WonderBar radio, power brakes. – Clean, lightly used engine bay. Headlight doors aren’t quite aligned evenly. Good paint and chrome, but both frankly look older than the 2013 restoration date advertised. Lightly scratched rocker trim. Nearly spotless underbody. Very good interior. Finished in original colors, but no representation of matching numbers, Bloomington Gold certification or NCRS history, so it’s hard to call it anything but a very pretty driver. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2013 for $90,200. The car seems to have seen a lot of use since then, and this is a more appropriate price.

[Source: Rick Carey]