Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 – Auction Report

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1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
Lot # 448 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242677P273176; Engine # 576635 YS; Dark Blue/Pearl vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. No Reserve – 400/335hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, factory A/C, pushbutton AM radio, factory underdash 8-track, woodgrain steering wheel, Superstock wheels, trim rings, red line bias ply tires, power top – Freshly and meticulously restored to showroom condition with better paint. Flush fits, even gaps, flat panels. A very sharp car. – This is a very good GTO, meticulously and accurately restored to high standards of fit and finish. Air conditioning more than makes up for the automatic transmission in its specs, and 8-track cassettes are cheap on eBay although finding ones that still work is problematic. The colors are great and the new owner paid no more than what the GTO is worth, a sound value.
1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe
Lot # 483 1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe; S/N 6107358; Metallic Green/Dual cord tan cloth; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve – Automatic, turn signals, pushbutton radio, heater chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, skirts – Restored in 1993 but looks like it was done last year. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody and chassis are clean and shiny. Not flawless but its flaws are easily accepted within the overall quality of the car and its condition. – ‘Boss’ Kettering’s overhead valve high compression V-8 appeared in the 1949 Cadillac for the first time and this meticulously and accurately restored Series 61 Club Coupe fastback (de-contented almost unnoticeably from its $73 more Series 62 counterpart) is ample tribute to the importance of the ’49 Cadillac. It is a marvelous car, and it brought an appropriately marvelous price, a new benchmark in ’49 Cadillac Series 61 values.
1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 485 1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N DMV58180CA; Black/Brown Mohair; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $12,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $13,750. No Reserve – Heater, Red wire wheels, whitewalls, skirts, enclosed rear spare – Flawed, scratched old repaint, good original interior, sound major chrome but pitted window frames. Woodgrain worn off driver’s window sill. Good dash and gauges. An honest, well-maintained, sound and charmingly original old Chevy with 57,031 miles. – Pretty well aged, but not messed up, it is encouraging to see a mundane 4-door sedan in good largely original condition snapped up here in Palm Beach for a reasonable price that respects its soundness and originality. It could have brought a little more without being expensive, just based on its survival.
1971 Dodge Demon 2-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 489 1971 Dodge Demon 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N LM29H1B436142; Black/White vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $21,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,650. No Reserve – 340/275hp, 4-speed, bucket seats, no console, pushbutton radio, Rally wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, dual scoop hood – A tired but unusual car. Quick repaint, rust blisters in cowl. Underbody painted over old undercoat. Sound interior. – Dodge built 10,098 of these little road rockets in 1971, but they almost never appear today. Most were probably hammered into the ground having fun with the 275hp small block and beefed up suspension (or fell victim to the drum brakes.) The condition of this Demon makes this price rather generous, but not excessive.
1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible
Lot # 638 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344678M332122; Dark Olive Green/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve – 400/350hp, automatic, 3.23 limited slip, Rally instruments, P/B, bucket and console, Rally wheels with trim rings, red line tires, parade boot – 32,364 miles. Good clearcoat repaint, otherwise original and clean. Top is old, stiff and the binding is cracked. Some minor pitting of trim chrome. Represented at the auction as having 32,364 miles from new, and its appearance does nothing to refute that claim. – Presenting a sound, low mileage but old Muscle Car at a sale like B-J is a quandary. There are so many gloriously restored showpieces that the shortcomings of original cars are highlighted to a large segment of the bidder base. This is an unusually well maintained and preserved 4-4-2 convertible, but it comes up short in many ways when considered next to restored examples. It brought a decidedly modest price, and it won’t be surprising if it went to a restoration shop and emerges a year down the road in better-than-perfect condition. At this price it’s a very good value.
1967 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 647 1967 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RS23L77113395; Red/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $33,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $36,300. No Reserve – 440/375hp, 4-speed, buckets and console, pushbutton radio, chrome Magnum wheels, Radial T/A tires, no P/S or P/B – Restored to showroom condition with very good, fresh cosmetics. Weak vent window chrome, rusty exhaust manifolds but otherwise a fine, fast piece in nearly showroom condition. – This GTX was reported sold at the Kruse auction in Huntsville, Alabama in March 2008 for $32,400. It may have had a bit of a ride up and down since but has basically gone nowhere in value in five years. A quality restored Big Block Super Commando hardtop with 4-speed for $36,300? That is serious value for the money to the new owner.
1969 Ford Torino Talladega Fastback
Lot # 649 1969 Ford Torino Talladega Fastback; S/N 9A46Q206364; White, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl, cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve – 428/335hp Cobra Jet, automatic, P/S, P/B, GT wheels, trim rings, Radial T/A tires, 3.25 Traction-Lok, AM-FM, tach and gauges, Ram Air, bench seat – Decent older repaint with minor masking holidays. Presentable chrome, good upholstery and glass. Engine and underbody are aged and tired but orderly. Documented with two build sheets and Marti Report. A rare and mostly original car. – Conjured up at Ford to qualify the fastback body style for NASCAR, not many Torino Talladegas were built. Their swoopy, distinctive shape and big Cobra Jet engines make them extremely desirable, as this price indicates. The presentation is less than impressive, but neither does the car seem to have been mistreated and it makes a good impression. The price is somewhat generous, but not out of the realm of reason.
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 2-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 652 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 344770M203028; Porcelain White, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. No Reserve – 455/365hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, bench seat, Rally wheels with trim rings, pushbutton radio, Wide Oval tires – Sharp, clean reasonably fresh restoration to like new condition with better paint and chrome. Underbody is a little dirty, but the engine compartment is very sharp. Includes the original warranty book, owner’s manual and restoration receipts – Reported sold at B-J Las Vegas in 2009 for $39,600, it is a better value here, a sharp and well maintained 4-4-2 in very good condition, showing only a little age and not much use.
1954 Mercury Monterey 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 653 1954 Mercury Monterey 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 54SL40493M; Red, Black roof/Black, Red vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $23,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,850. No Reserve – 292/188hp, 3-speed, skirts, wheelcovers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio – 1991 AACA National First Prize restoration that looks 23 months old not 23 years. Good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is aged but not beyond recovery. William Munday Collection. – Been around much? Sold at B-J Scottsdale in 2004 for $33,480, in 2005 for $45,360, in 2011 for $24,200 and at RM’s Charlie Thomas sale last October for $30,800. You can almost chart the collector car market’s swings in the past decade from this car’s history.

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  1. Hey Rick….enjoyed your report….there was a 1963 Chevy II Nova convertible sold and I’d like to contact the person who bought the car and I have no idea how to….any help poimting me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated….lee

  2. Lee,
    The only way to do that is to contact Barrett-Jackson. They’ll probably ask you, “Why?”
    Then they’ll contact the buyer and give him your contact information so he/she can call you.
    It’s a little convoluted, but if you were the buyer you’d probably want your privacy protected, and B-J (or any other auction company) doesn’t want to disclose their clients’ identities.
    Good luck.