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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2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible
Lot # 612 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Convertible; S/N 2G2FV32G322122543; Collector Yellow, Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – WS6 Collector Edition, 346/325hp, 6-speed, Ram Air hood, Eagle F1 tires, tinted windows, power windows, air conditioning, factory CD stereo. – One of 432 Collector Edition convertibles with a 6-speed. The owner of this car took the term “Collector Edition” very seriously. Other an some very light wrinkles on the driver’s seat, it looks like it hasn’t even rolled out of the showroom yet. Represented with 700 miles, but it doesn’t look like it even has that much. – This is essentially a new car, and sold for about what it cost new as well. It changed hands at Worldwide’s Houston auction in May 2014 for $39,600, and isn’t getting any more valuable on display.
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 615 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 5P66X109260; Poppy Red, Black roof/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800 – 352/250hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, bench seat, dash clock. – Single repaint with original interior other than the carpet. Tidy but mostly original engine bay and underbody. Repaint was quick and cheap. Orange peel in spots and not high quality. Very good interior. Represented as a former museum car so there is no telling how it runs. – This is a generous result for an undistinguished $12,000 car.
1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster
Lot # 635 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster; S/N 11304210015581; Ivory, Ivory hardtop/Red; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,900 – 5-speed, hub caps and trim rings, Blaupunkt AM/FM pushbutton and 8-track stereo. – Two-owner car bought new in Saskatchewan. New top, brake master cylinder and muffler. Repainted at some point with a little bit of orange peel right below the windshield. Otherwise good and shiny. Aged but very well kept and recently detailed engine bay. Some paint flaking off the wheels. A few light scratches on the front bumper as well as a few big ones. Fantastic original interior other than the wood trim on top of the dash, which is dry and cracking. A great survivor showing 52,486 believable miles, although it would be even more special if it still had the original paint. – The old paint, scratched bumper and dried out wood did this otherwise well-preserved old 230SL no favors but all of that and some more can be readily addressed at this price, a good value in a 4-speed/hardtop 230SL.
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 640 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 00867S108054; Roman Red, White coves/Red vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700 – 283/270hp, dual quads, Duntov high lift cam, 4-speed, Positraction, spinner wheel covers, Goodyear whitewalls, hardtop, WonderBar radio, heater, dash clock. – Tidy used engine bay. Rough, tired paint with lots of crazing and light scratches, especially on the roof. The headliner of the hardtop is starting to wrinkle on the edges. Two chips on the top of the dash. Hard to tell how much of this car is restored or not, and there’s not much in the way of history to go by. – The equipment list on this Corvette is impressive, but nothing but its appearance gives a clue to how it started life. The B-J bidders took all that into account and appropriately hedged their bets against surprises with this price.
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Coupe
Lot # 643 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Coupe; S/N 1Z8748S900828; Black, Silver/Silver vinyl; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – L82 350/220hp, automatic, power windows, air conditioning, factory radio. – Decent original paint with a few light scratches on the nose and doors. Fine paints cracks on the roll bar hoop. Very lightly worn, almost like new interior. Showing 1,711 miles. Many of these Pace Cars were mothballed and kept like new, so this isn’t the best of them, but the miles are commendably low and the interior is just about like new. – The Black over Silver Pace Cars still have eyeball appeal, but not enough to support paying this much even if the reported miles are real (and there is no reason apparent on the car for them not to be real.) This price could have bought the best one in the world, which this isn’t.
1958 Lincoln Continental Mk III Convertible
Lot # 648 1958 Lincoln Continental Mk III Convertible; S/N H8YG424519; Black/Cream leather; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – Wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, Town & Country radio, power windows, roll down rear window, power steering, power brakes, power top. – From the Charlie Thomas collection. Cosmetically restored. Even gaps. Perfect tight fitting top. Some light scratches from the top on the boot cover. Otherwise very good paint and chrome. Very good interior. Unfortunate group of scratches in a line on the left front fender. Not perfect, but it’s still very attractive and certainly makes a statement. – These Continentals are fairly undervalued compared to their peers, and the buyer here paid driver money for a car that’s significantly better than that. Not a bad deal for the largest unit-body construction car ever built. It was sold at the Hershey Auction in 2003 for $21,450.
1952 Nash-Healey Series 25 Convertible, Body by Pinin Farina
Lot # 649 1952 Nash-Healey Series 25 Convertible, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N AZ124140; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Older restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300 – 253/125hp six, 3-speed with overdrive, wire wheel covers, whitewalls, banjo steering wheel, pushbutton radio. – From the Charlie Thomas collection. Pretty good older interior. Worn old top. Dull old paint with numerous cracks and crazing throughout. Dull older chrome and brightwork. Tidy but older underneath. – Sold at Worldwide Auburn in 2012 for $58,300, then at Auburn Fall in 2013 for $72,600 and at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago for $77,000. This car is tired and in need of another restoration, but the new buyer is already in it for a little more than the car is really worth.
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible
Lot # 669.2 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344670E117985; Rally Red, White stripes/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400 – 455/365hp, automatic, Radial T/A tires, air conditioning, power top, rear spoiler, His ‘n’ Hers shifter, console, factory radio. – Represented as a matching numbers and a recent body-off restoration. Fresh and clean but not overly dressed up engine bay. Very good paint and chrome. Spotlessly detailed underbody. Even gaps. Excellent new interior. Fresh and attractive, done right and not too much. – What’s wrong with this 4-4-2? It’s represented as matching numbers. It has an excellent restoration. It’s a convertible. Oh, it’s an automatic … but it has A/C. It could have brought $15,000 more without being expensive.