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.

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1976 Plymouth Valiant Duster 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 307 1976 Plymouth Valiant Duster 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N VL29C6G207272; Lemon Twist, Black/Yellow, Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $11,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $12,650 – 318 V8 with an Edelbrock 4-barrel, automatic, power steering, power brakes, Sure Grip, Rally wheels, bucket seats, column shift, modern stereo, added VDO oil pressure gauge. – Dull bumpers. Several blisters and scratches on the front fenders and hood. Yellow portions of the paint are much better. Lightly worn seats and switchgear. Some pitting and scratches on the wheels. Quick undercoat on the chassis. – Restored to respectable Valiant standards, this is an unusual car that won’t find another like it even at a Mopar show. The combination of options is nothing less than intriguing, a conversation piece at a reasonable price.
1968 BMW 2000CS Coupe, Body by Karmann
Lot # 313 1968 BMW 2000CS Coupe, Body by Karmann; S/N 1108344; Red/Beige cloth; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100 – 4-speed, narrow whitewalls, dual Solex carbs, wood shift knob, wood dash, power windows. – Brought to Canada from Germany in the 1960s and owned by the same person until 2010. Dirty original engine bay. Several small dents in the body sides. Tired original paint and chrome. Uneven door gaps. Dull wheels. Sound original upholstery but otherwise tired interior with cracks in the dash. Inherently interesting for what it is, but needs restoration. – One of the rarer variants of the New Class BMWs and a car with many styling cues that made it to the later 6-cylinder E9, the 2000 CS has a lot of appeal for fans of early Bimmers. This example is tired, though, and despite its low mileage (13,372 on the clock, but no representation of originality) needs a lot, including hard to find trim pieces. The buyer here didn’t get carried away with the bidding, but he paid full retail for a car that will soon be racking up a lot of shop bills.
1997 BMW 850Ci Coupe
Lot # 317 1997 BMW 850Ci Coupe; S/N WBAEG4321VCD05244; Black/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $11,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $12,100– 5,379/322hp V12, 6-speed automatic, chromed wheels, sunroof, Alpine stereo, power windows, power seats, air conditioning. – Car card description is suspiciously short and there is no represented service history. Decent original paint with some light detail scratches and a few chips on the nose and hood. Fantastic original interior other than worn seat belt buckles. The lack of history is a red flag, but this doesn’t look like anything other than a well kept car with some miles on it. – A lot of car for the money, especially when you consider that prices for these when new approached six figures, but a 20-year-old 12-cylinder BMW will not be as cheap to own as it is to buy. Drive it into the neighborhood Bimmer specialist and see his eyes light up with thoughts of tuition for his kid at Harvard or payments on the holiday retreat on Maui; there is no inexpensive way to own one of these.
1959 Pontiac Bonneville 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 330 1959 Pontiac Bonneville 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 859K3324; Teal Metallic, Light Green roof/Teal, White vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800 – 389/300hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, dual mirrors, Safe-T-Track, power steering, power brakes, WonderBar radio. – With the same owner for 30 years. Gorgeous new interior. A few paint blisters in the body sides and a handful of scratches on the trunk lid. Blister on the rear bumper as well as light scratching on all the chrome and brightwork. Chips around the door edges, although the gaps are even. A few small dents in the wheel covers. Restored underneath. Represented as matching numbers. Inherently a cool design and certainly presentable, but a much older restoration and no show car. – There are flaws, but many can be resolved with minimal effort (and cost.) The underlying car’s value is minimally recognized at this price.
1949 Hudson Super Six 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 335 1949 Hudson Super Six 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 491154878; Gold, Black/Tan cloth; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 262/121hp, overdrive 3-speed, wheel covers, Firestone whitewalls, factory radio, dash clock, added water temp gauge. – Pitted headlight bezels. Bumper chrome is good, but the rest of the brightwork is fairly dull and scratched. Quick respray with orange peel and a few blisters on the hood, orange peel on the trunk lid and uneven finish in several spots. Big scratches on the rear window. Crack in front of the trunk lid. Good interior. Dull, lightly scratched wheel covers. Looks very good underneath. Claimed to have been restored in 2013, but clearly done on a budget. Not the later, more desirable Hornet, but still a usable, fun example of a step-down Hudson. – This is a fairly ordinary Hudson with little to distinguish it from many others, not to mention its erratic enthusiast restoration. It brought a generous, but not irresponsible, price.
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
Lot # 343 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet; S/N WP0CB2960LS470600; Guards Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200 – 3.6/247hp, 5-speed, snorkely brake light, power windows, air conditioning, Pioneer CD stereo, VDO dash clock. – Fairly dirty engine bay. Several small chips and scratches on the nose and hood. Several scratches on the mirrors. Dull wheels. Two large scratches on the tail. Good, lightly worn interior. Good top other than some discoloration on the passenger’s side. CARFAX shows the car hit a stationary object in 1994 and was involved in an accident with another vehicle in 1995. Porsche owners typically baby their cars and get almost as much enjoyment out of keeping their cars clean as they do out of driving them. This was never owned by a typical Porsche owner. It does have 92,404 miles, but even so should be way better than this. – This money should have bought a better car, and certainly one without a double accident history. The seller should be thrilled.
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
Lot # 345 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback; S/N 8R02C129462; Candy Apple Red/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700 – 302/195hp with a later 4-barrel, 4-speed, hub caps, Dayton Daytona tires, ceramic coated headers, sport deck rear seat, Philco AM radio, power steering, Marti report. – Small cracked chip on the right front fender and a handful of small chips on the hood. Scratched up rear glass. Beat up and cracked original steering wheel. Original dash. Newer seats and carpets. Dull, lightly scratched rocker trim. Restored to standards barely fitting for a Mustang. Probably never fully apart and nothing was super high quality, but it got everything it really needed and is an eye-catching classic driver. – This is a decent driver quality Mustang, but is no more than the moderate price it brought indicates. On the other hand as an entry-level collector car is has panache and style and the price is hard to argue with. It is what it is and this is a realistic price for it.
1986 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica Station Wagon
Lot # 347 1986 Autobianchi Bianchina Panoramica Station Wagon; S/N 120B142281; Blue/Tan vinyl piped in Black; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800 – Hub caps, bucket seats. – Based on the Fiat 500 Giardiniera, so the engine was laid flat to give extra space in the back. Average quality older respray. Taillight gaskets are dry and cracking. Good newer upholstery and restored dash. Original steering wheel is worn. Never taken fully apart, but has gotten restoration work to microcar standards. The condition issues are easily forgivable, though, when you try to remember any other time you actually saw one of these. – Unfortunately for the seller this Autobianchi sold four months ago at Auctions America’s Santa Monica auction for $23,100. You make your money when you buy, and betting on the enthusiasm of a No Reserve auction sometimes comes back like a boomerang to smack you in the forehead.