Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2012 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2012 Auction Report – Page Two

1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Lot # 329 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible; S/N 1512620398; Black, Red metalflake/Red vinyl; Black cloth top; Customized restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300 – 4-speed, no radio, red steel wheels, trim rings, chrome lug nuts, whitewalls. A little wavy filler in right side. Good paint, chrome, interior and top. Chassis repainted but not like new. Fair engine compartment. Funky paint with a little red metalflake added to give it sparkle, a car with more eye appeal than real value, cosmetically done to juice it up under the auction lights. It worked, because this is a fantastic price for a seriously mediocre VW sold at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County sale last May for $17,600.
1947 Standard Eight 2-Dr. Tourer
Lot # 330 1947 Standard Eight 2-Dr. Tourer; S/N NA9607LT4; Light Yellow, Brown fenders/Brown tweed; Brown cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $9,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $10,450 – Lefthand drive, hubcaps, body color steel wheels, whitewalls, chrome headlights, trafficators, enclosed rear spare. Superficial cosmetic redo of a largely original and sound car. Poor repaint, repainted chassis and underbody, thin, pitted chrome. cracked steering wheel, old instrument panel, knobs and switches. Good interior and top. Usable but not attractive. Talk about unusual, this is one of the surprises that somehow finds its way into most auctions. It's a little too big to be cute, but has a charm and appeal that only unusual cars like this, especially with tops that go down, can express. It'll have to stand as the exemplar for lefthand drive Standard Eight Tourer values in the absence of anything comparable.
1940 Ford Deluxe 5-Window Coupe
Lot # 364.2 1940 Ford Deluxe 5-Window Coupe; S/N 5548090; Dark Blue/Brown velour; Customized restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700 – Edmunds head and intake with dual two-barrel carbs, one Ford and one Holley. Alternator, grille guard, hubcaps, wheel spiders, trim rings, wide whitewalls, radio, heater, underdash gauges, clock. Decent old paint, chrome and interior. Engine and chassis show age and use. Too good to need restoration, but not good enough to show. Riley Hogan, Jr. Collection. Thoughtfully done and restored in largely original configuration with only a few underhood modifications that should make it much more fun to drive than a standard flathead. It will be a cruise-in star and it brought star money.
1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lot # 365 1931 Ford Model A Roadster; S/N A4626663; Sand Beige, Black fenders/Brown leatherette; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700 – Grey accent, light yellow wire wheels, rear mounted spare, blackwall tires, rumble seat, wind wings, Motometer, chrome bumpers. 1990 AACA National First Prize and Senior Grand National. Restored like new with just a little age but not much use since. A particularly unusual car at WPB this year. Riley Hogan, Jr. Collection. Appropriately priced for a Model A Roadster with an old but well preserved restoration, but not outside the realm of reason.
1932 Ford Model 18 Pickup
Lot # 365.1 1932 Ford Model 18 Pickup; S/N 182666; Green, Black fenders/Black leatherette; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700 – Light Olive wire wheels, blackwall tires, dual sidemounts, chrome bumpers, exhaust manifold heater. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Not fresh but can easily be made so with cosmetic attention to the engine and chassis and general detailing. A very rare find, but not the 'Model B' the car card says. Sold at RM Hershey in 2010 for $36,300, this is a rare vehicle that is in nearly pristine condition. It will respond well to some modest attention and be better than it was presented here where it brought a reasonable price at an auction where pickups were stars.
1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot # 374.1 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 40837S101653; Red/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $41,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $45,650 – 327/300hp, Powerglide, cassette stereo, side exhausts, spinner wheelcovers, narrow whitewalls, factory A/C, P/S, P/B, P/W. Decent paint, wavy rear bumpers, some masking holidays, good original interior. Underbody not done at all and pretty grungy. It will be hard to be very proud of this Corvette. Still, at this price it is not expensive and its originality is appealing. It sold here in 2008 for $59,400 and is a better value today.
1995 Ferrari 348 Spider
Lot # 380 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider; S/N ZFFRG43A9S0099730; Yellow/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – SF shields, black calipers, A/C. Assembly #16654. Sound paint and interior. Engine, chassis and underbody are a little grimy and used appropriate to the 50,061 miles on the odometer. A reasonably priced 348 Spider with no representation when it might have had a major service.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Conversion
Lot # 381 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Conversion; S/N 11102610001707; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Rebodied or re-created, 4 condition; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400 – 4-speed, Kühlmeister A/C,, Becker Europa AM-FM. Runs awful and doesn't look much better. Poor recent repaint, worse trim chrome, dirty engine and chassis. Cut coupe. This is a simply despicable vehicle that brought $26,400 in Scottsdale just a few months ago. The seller here was fortunate to get out from under it with only a $12,000 loss. The new owner might be better off parting it out.
1997 Ferrari F-355 Spider
Lot # 381.2 1997 Ferrari F-355 Spider; S/N ZFFXR48A6V0107426; Red/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800 – Assembly #24168. 6-speed, Sony CD changer, SF shields, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, K40 built in front and rear radar detectors. 50 miles on belt service and undertray cleanup. Engine compartment should have been cleaned up at the same time. Good paint and interior, no nose chips. This is top of the market, a price largely attributable to the owner standing around constantly talking about the car to everyone who came by and volunteering its recent service. That's how you sell well at auction, and this Ferrari sold well.
1982 Aston Martin V8 Volante
Lot # 382 1982 Aston Martin V8 Volante; S/N SCFCV81C9CTL15258; Red/Beige leather; Beige leatherette top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – 5-speed, Blaupunkt CD stereo, alloy wheels, Eagle GT 235/70HR15 blackwalls, cold A/C. Runs roughly and shakes like Parkinson's. Marginal repaint over flawed prep, decent redyed and surface cracked original interior, chrome and top. Chassis not done. Hood won't open. The 5-speed is what sets this car apart even though it is crying for a tuneup (a hundred miles at triple digit speeds would probably help a lot.) It brought a full retail price but has innate appeal even at that.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS-SS Convertible
Lot # 382.2 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible; S/N 124678N412043; Red/Pearl vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600 – 350 4-barrel, automatic, P/S, no P/B, Rally wheels with trim rings, Wide Oval tires, white nose stripe, spoiler, pushbutton radio. Represented as matching numbers engine. Good paint, chrome, interior and top. Engine missing its choke stove, compartment quickly black bombed. Chassis repainted over limited prep. Good eye appeal but doesn't hold up. Represented as an 'Off-the-frame restoration' but doesn't meet the expectations that characterization implies. It's an attractive and presentable driver with a 350 for which a 396 price was paid.
1988 Kittredge K350 Submarine
Lot # 388 1988 Kittredge K350 Submarine; S/N 396383732; Yellow /; Not evaluated, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $16,100 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,710 – Car Card: '1988 custom built Kittredge K350 2 man 1ATM submarine. A maximum operating depth of 350 feet. Fully functional in very good condition.' Sold with Lot 388.1 dual axle trailer included in this price. I had to include this. Where else can you get a functioning Yellow Submarine? For under $20K? Now, who has the nerve to descend to 350 feet in it?
1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Lot # 389 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N P5FH260292; Yellow/Yellow, Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,900 – 292/183hp, 3-speed (conversion), chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, power seat, P/W, Vintage A/C, cassette stereo, two tops. Decent older repaint, scuffed and scratched chrome trim, lightly stretched upholstery. Chassis repainted over old undercoat. A fair car. Get this straight. This is a sound older cosmetic restoration with a chassis that's been given a coat of paint over whatever was there. The exterior cosmetics are sound but unexceptional. Goldenrod is a great color, but this price is sufficient to have bought the best '55 T-bird in the world, freshly restored and flawless. This one possesses none of those things. It is egregiously expensive.
1921 Ford Model T Depot Hack
Lot # 614.1 1921 Ford Model T Depot Hack; S/N 5110811; Black, Wood/Black leatherette; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400 – Electric starter, hand Klaxon horn, black wood wheels, blackwall tires, anti-shimmy springs in the steering linkage, buttons for side curtains, 3-row seating. Aged and not particularly well maintained old restoration with reproduction body. Amateur upholstery. Erratically revarnished water stained wood. Usable as is, but just barely. While aesthetically this T Hack isn't much its utility as an occasional driver, especially in local parades or events loaded with the Homecoming Queen or a pack of Cub Scouts, is very high. It brought a fair price to both the buyer and the seller.
1957 MG A 1500 Roadster
Lot # 618 1957 MG A 1500 Roadster; S/N HDA4323647; OEWhite/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 – Silver pointed wire wheels, blackwall radial tires, black spoke woodrim steering school, fender mirrors. Thoroughly but not obsessively restored with good paint, chrome and interior. Erratic passenger door fit. Chassis nearly like new. A fresh restoration with under 100 miles and an attractive car for driving or local shows. This MG A could have brought another $5,000 without being over-priced, but the overall caliber of the restoration isn't that high. The bidders came away with a good deal on a thoroughly but not glamorously restored good driving car.
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
Lot # 633 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 118376N170504; Engine # 6W170304 F0407ZI; Red/Red vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800 – 327/350hp, 4-speed, buckets and console, wheel covers, narrow whitewall bias ply tires, pushbutton radio. Represented as an original 327/350hp car, with a correctly coded engine. Gorgeous. restoration with flawless bodywork, fresh interior, chrome, chassis and engine compartment. Impeccable. A real outlier among muscle cars, this little Nova SS with its 327/350hp L79 engine and 4-speed will blow all but the best big block Chevelles into the weeds, and do it with a good handling chassis. Few recognize its performance or rarity and it crept under the radar here in West Palm at a price that is well below its potential. A great buy in a rare and powerful compact.
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR
Lot # 638 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23J0B296037; Lemon Twist Yellow, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $61,091 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $67,200 – 340 Six Barrel, column shift automatic (one of five), buckets, no console, P/B, P/S, pushbutton radio, Rally wheels with trim rings. Fresh cosmetic restoration with very good paint, chrome and interior. Thoroughly documented. Chassis not done to the standards as the top. Sold in at B-J Scottsdale in January for $40,700 and dressed up since, the rarity of this 'Cuda AAR is in the odd combination of automatic transmission and column shift, two things that hardly commend it to aficionados of high performance Pony Cars. The Palm Beach bidders were taken with the rarity and paid dearly for a car that hardly deserved the price.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected Convertible
Lot # 643 1961 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 10867S104310; Engine # F0102CS; White, Silver coves/Red vinyl; White vinyl top; Modified restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $57,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $62,700 – 'C' reversed on engine stamping, bored-out 292 engine with lumpy solid lifter cam, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, whitewall bias ply Silvertown tires, cassette stereo. Engine stamped for a 283/315hp. No documentation as an original FI car. An older restoration to like new condition with some use and age. Underhood is a little disorganized but the paint, chrome, interior and underbody are very good. It's a neat hot rod, no matter what its history. Even the lumpy idle is cool. The price is right for what it might be, but generous for what it is.
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst
Lot # 646 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 3K47R9M579931; Gold, Black/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $37,273 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,000 – Automatic, buckets and console, Hurst dual gate shifter, A/C, factory cassette stereo, Gold alloy wheels, Eagle ST tires. Linda Vaughn's Hurst Olds. Good clearcoat repaint, otherwise a clean, orderly mostly original car appropriate to the 22,248 miles on the odometer. $15,000 for the car, $20,000 for its Linda Vaughn history.

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  1. It’s interesting. I don’t think there is one car that you analyzed that I actually want, but I still fully enjoyed reading your analysis and learning about them all. Many thanks – look forward to more.

  2. It’s interesting to get an insiders opinion about values of collector cars, especially since most automotive publications stay away this topic .