Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 – Auction Report Page Six

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible
Lot # 762 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible; S/N 8T03S116039-00181; Acapulco Blue/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000. – Automatic, P/S, P/B, 10-spoke alloy wheels, pushbutton radio, gauges. – Restored to like new condition and showroom-fresh. An outstanding Shelby. Represented as a fully matching numbers drivetrain. SAAC Gold (795.5 points out of 807) in 2012 – This GT500 convertible sold for $73,440 at Barrett-Jackson at WestWorld in 2004 and was re-sold just three months later at the Branson Auction for $92,740. It’s been re-restored since, but if I ever take on airs of infallibility or claim to be able to predict the future, remind me of this comment after the Branson sale: ‘It’s expensive at this price and offers its new owner only psychic income on the investment.’ Uh huh. It’s the most expensive non-charity car sold in West Palm this week. (photo: Barrett-Jackson)
1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 764 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 446370H287815; Yellow, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve – 455/360hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, hood tach, Ram Air, Magnum wheels, G60-15 Polyglas GT tires – Freshly restored to showroom condition with great cosmetics. Documented with Protect-o-Plate, tank sticker, copy sales agreement and build sheet. 98,221 miles from new. – A legendary Muscle Car from a time when Buick was trying desperately (and largely successfully) to overcome its image as an old man’s car. The restoration is above reproach. While this is one of only 280 GSXs with automatic, that’s a distinction most collectors would trade for a more common 4-speed. There were only 678 GSXs in total, both hardtops and convertibles. The new owner got a rare, distinctive, powerful (510 lb-ft torque) and well-documented car for a reasonable price.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Convertible
Lot # 767 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Convertible; S/N 136670B171065; Fathom Blue, White stripes/Pearl vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $258,500. No Reserve – 454/450hp LS6, 4-speed, 3.31 Positraction, P/S, cowl induction, instrument package, buckets and console, Rally II wheels, trim rings, Wide Oval tires, pushbutton radio – Excellent paint, chrome, interior, top and glass. Meticulously and freshly restored to better than new but not overdone. – There was a time when LS6 Chevelle convertibles were all the fad and changed hands with great fanfare at high six-figure prices. Still highly desirable and rare, they have descended from the precipice to more moderate and reasonable prices where they offer rarity and performance matched by more considered values. This is appropriate money for a car in such fresh and immaculate condition.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 769 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N633319; Black, Red accent/Black; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. No Reserve – 396/375hp with L89 aluminum heads, 4-speed, cowl induction, P/S, P/B, Rally II wheels, Polyglas tires, 4.11 Positraction, tilt column, light monitor system, radio delete – Very good paint, chrome, interior and engine compartment. Dashboard, gauges and switches are aged and dusty. Generally very good but let down by some details. ‘Date code correct’ engine and no other documentation apparent. – Reportedly earned 992 of 1000 points at the Winter Nationals this year, the deductions must have been for the grungy interior bits and instruments. This is a generous price for an apparently undocumented L89 SS 396. Either the buyer obtained and was satisfied with its correct original configuration, or neglected to look and bought on faith. The former is good, the latter is unfortunate.
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible
Lot # 772 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible; S/N 344670M207645; Rally Red/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000. No Reserve – 455/370hp, 4-speed, aluminum differential housing, P/W, Rally wheels with trim rings, Wide Oval tires, no P/S or P/B, buckets and console, gauge package, pushbutton radio – Freshly restored to better than new condition with excellent paint, chrome and interior. Represented as matching numbers engine, carb, intake and heads. – This beautiful W-30 was reported sold at B-J Scottsdale in January for $357,500 but returned to the B-J WPB block still in the care of its restorer, Jeff Thornton, who stated the buyer never made good in Scottsdale. It would have been a tremendous, nearly unprecedented, price at $357,500 and is more realistically priced here, still a lot of money but also a lot of Oldsmobile.
1969 Dodge Charger Dukes of Hazzard
Lot # 784 1969 Dodge Charger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XP29F9B237962; Orange, General Lee/Tan vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. No Reserve – ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ movie ‘General Lee’ authenticated with a letter from Warner Brothers, one of three. Autographed dashboard, photos. Bumped up with appropriate movie car safety equipment and a 383 and B&M shifted automatic in place of the original 318 – This is a great way to attract attention and there were probably more people posing with this car than with any other in the auction. Rough and ready movie car condition with a movie car paint job suited more for long shots than for close-ups. – Reported sold two weeks ago at Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale auction for $45,000. The 45 minute haul up I-95 probably cost $500 and resulted in a major win for the seller, 20% profit in two weeks.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 396
Lot # 785 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 1363701540552; Forest Green, White stripes/Green vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $78,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,800. No Reserve – 396/350hp, 4-speed, bench seat, cowl induction, F41 suspension, P/S, gauges, pushbutton radio – Freshly restored with excellent cosmetics. Some details are a little overdone but overall very good. – Meticulously restored and presented with desirable drivetrain and equipment, this is a representative price for a nearly perfect Malibu SS 396
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster
Lot # 799 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster; S/N 12012297; Ivory, Ivory hardtop/Black leatherette; Black top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. No Reserve – Becker Europa multiband radio, automatic, two tops, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, headrests – Fresh repaint applied over chipped edges, new upholstery and mechanical attention. Engine is aged and dirty. So is the underbody. Physically sound but not reassuring. Quickly dressed up for the auction. – Sold by Barrett-Jackson at WestWorld in January for $30,800, this isn’t a very satisfying 280SL and the seller did well to turn it over without taking a loss.
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
Lot # 3003 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 2B3CJ7DJ5BH595210; Black, Dark Charcoal stripes/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Charity Fundraiser, no buyer’s premium $175,000 $175,000. No Reserve – 392 Hemi built for Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne with custom paint and 20 inch wheels, red calipers – Fresh and new with minimal mileage, just enough to demonstrate what Chrysler engineers can do with a Hemi. This is no ‘Wop Motor’! Proceeds to the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. – There’s a generous charitable component to the price of this Challenger, on the order of 100%.
1946 Chrysler Town and Country Roadster
Lot # 7003 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Roadster; S/N 71000000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $109,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $119,900. No Reserve – Fluid drive, 6-cylinder, pushbutton radio, dual spotlights – Started by John Slusar and finished by Lloyd Mayes to create the Roadster model shown in ’46 Chrysler ads but never built. In good but no longer showroom condition. Made-up chassis number to go with the made-up body. Getting tired from all its trips across the auction block. William Munday Collection. – Sold by RM in Arizona in 2002 from the Lloyd Mayes collection for $143,000, then offered at Arizona in 2004 where it no-saled at a bid of $105,000, sold in 2006 in Monterey for $90,750, then at RM’s Charlie Thomas Collection auction last October for $143,000. It seems like bidders are having a hard time figuring out what it’s worth, but this result neatly splits the difference. Maybe now it will take up lodging with someone who appreciates it long term.

[Source: Rick Carey]

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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.
    Rick