Barrett-Jackson, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, April 4-6, 2013
Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor
Even in the face of what some are regarding as a soft market in Barrett-Jackson’s sweet spot of $30-50,000 cars the 2013 Palm Beach Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event produced excellent results, their best at this venue since 2010.
In the wake of a successful auction, let’s take a minute to reflect on Barrett-Jackson’s charitable component, an important aspect of the sense of community that B-J promotes among collectors.
At Palm Beach this year they sold seven cars for charity (OK, it’s really six cars and a high-zoot ‘Rolltisserie’ barbecue trailer that squeezed $80,000 out of bidders’ generosity.) They brought a total of $1,780,000 – mostly from the donation by General Motors of the first retail build 2014 C7 Corvette Convertible which brought a nice, round, million dollars. Chrysler added CEO Sergio Marchionne’s custom Challenger SRT8 392 (at $175,000) and the Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Cab pickup used by George W. Bush at his Crawford, Texas ranch captured another $350,000.
There are plenty of (it should probably be ‘most’) charity events that work years and years to raise this much money for charity. Barrett-Jackson does it in three days.
The beneficiaries are diverse, including the National Guard Youth Foundation (Dubbya’s Ford), The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (the Corvette), the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Sheriff’s Ranches Enterprises and the United Way of Southeastern Michigan (Sergio’s Challenger).
It is an amazing outpouring of generosity that Barrett-Jackson is able to maintain from auction-to-auction-to-auction and a community-building exercise that feeds upon itself.
8.6% of Barrett-Jackson’s total Palm Beach transactions were commission-free direct contributions to charity. That is amazing.
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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2013 – Auction Report
Lot # 12 1972 Opel GT Coupe; S/N 772695337; Yellow/Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $5,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $6,050. No Reserve – Silver steel wheels, trim rings, Remington radial tires, CD stereo, A/C – Sound but aged and used. Strange but probably correct A/C installation with Frigidaire compressor and console ducts. Pitted rear window trim, sound paint with some visible body repairs. – To say the Opel GT is a rarely seen car at auction is something of an understatement, but when they do show up they’re rarely in as good condition as this, or have A/C. A sound and largely unmolested example, this is a fair result for both the buyer and the seller.
Lot # 14 1955 Nash Statesman Super 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N K638184; Beige, White roof/Blue vinyl, cloth; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $8,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,350. No Reserve – Hubcaps, trim rings, narrow whitewalls, heater, no radio, Hide-a-Bed seats, overdrive 3-speed, 196 inline six, window air cooler – Sound but unattractive old repaint over old paint, good major chrome but failing on trim bits. Good interior. Underbody repainted over old undercoat. An unusual car that got a quick old cosmetic redo that shows age but little use. – Solid, if somewhat erratic, but no one is going to expect much more of a Nash Statesman. As long as it doesn’t get much worse it’s a fun car that fully deserves the adjective ‘funky’ and will be an enjoyable weekend driver. Just don’t let your son take it on a date. It sends the wrong message to his girlfriend’s family.
Lot # 34 1970 Ford Torino GT 2-Dr. Coupe; S/N 0A35H125610; Yellow/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $10,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $11,550. No Reserve – 351/250hp bored 30 over and slightly modified, 3-speed replaced by a floor shift 4-speed, factory A/C (not working), Magnum wheels, trim rings, P/S – An unattractive, aged, neglected and moderately grubby car. Filthy gauges, grungy windshield comers, repainted underbody over peeling undercoat. Pitted trim chrome sander scratched during repaint. There is little good to say about this car. – An unattractive car with more money spent on the engine and the 4-speed upgrade than on cosmetics or cleanup. Its grubbiness hints at the neglect it’s seen and doesn’t promise any pleasant surprises. The seller should be very happy to get this much for it.
Lot # 68 1968 Chevrolet Camaro 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124378N441994; Tripoli Turquoise, Black vinyl roof/Turquoise vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. No Reserve – Powerglide, pushbutton radio, console, Audiovox FM converter, Rally wheels with trim rings, narrow whitewalls, rear deck spoiler – A reassuring 2-owner car with some paintwork but otherwise a clean, original survivor that looks like it’s had a good life. 47,594 miles from new according to the owner. – Viewed after the sale, locked up and no way to view the engine. Could be a V-8, could be a six. Either way it is a promising, largely original car that brought a generous price.
Lot # 72.1 1886 Benz Replica Patent Motorwagen; S/N R008; Black, Wood/Black; Non-factory replica, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $34,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,950. – Made in Vietnam and not up to the standards of the M-B apprenticeship or Bentley Engineering 100th anniversary Patent Motorwagen replicas but pretty enough for garage art. – Since most of these Patent Motorwagen replicas never go anywhere except on a trailer the reportedly sketchy mechanical standards of this Southeast Asian replica aren’t much of a consideration. It’ll look good in a garage, or even better in a Mercedes-Benz dealer’s showroom.
Lot # 74 1982 Ferrari 400i 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 39425; Dark Blue/Beige leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve – Ferrari of Houston grey market tag. 5-speed, Blaupunkt Portland cassette, A/C, Ferrari 5-spoke, 5-bolt wheels and TRX tires – Passenger’s door mirror missing. Chipped, flawed and erratically masked old repaint. Surface creased and cracked original upholstery. Said to be 28,017 miles from new, but more likely since the U.S. odometer was installed. Aged and dirty underhood. – The 400 is one of the last ways to acquire a front-engined V-12 Ferrari from the Enzo era at a reasonable cost and 5-speeds are rare. An expensive car to own, but rewarding to drive, or just to show off with. The result here is appropriate for the condition of the paint and interior.
Lot # 85 1981 Morgan Plus 8 Roadster; S/N R9021; Cream, Maroon fenders/Maroon leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. No Reserve – 3.5 Liter Rover V-8 with turbocharger, 5-speed, propane fuel. Matte Dark Grey alloy wheels, driving lights, rear-mounted spare, blackwall tires – A mostly original car with decent paint, aged chrome and a sound interior. – Imported to the US by Isis Imports in San Francisco, the Plus 8 is a Morgan anomaly. They had to be converted to run on propane (like a forklift) here to meet US emissions standards. The Brit Plus 8 reportedly made 185hp on petrol and to get close here in the US a turbocharger stuffed more BTU-lite propane into the cylinders and developed something like 200hp. That’s all a quibble, because the sound of a V-8’s burble following a Morgan down the street is intoxicating and the performance of 200hp in a 1,900 pound Morgan is an adrenaline pump. This isn’t the best example in the world, but it is way better than the price it brought and a real value for the dealer who snapped it up.
Lot # 338 1964 Ford Falcon Convertible; S/N 4H15F103410; Red/Red vinyl; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $19,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $21,450. No Reserve – 260/164hp, automatic, Vintage A/C, wire wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, pushbutton radio, power top – Just a car, but a nice little driver with decent cosmetics and eye-appeal. Underbody painted over old undercoat. A fun, economical weekend driver. – A regular here in Palm Beach, sold for $19,360 in 2010 and $18,700 in 2012. The seller did well to break even (after entry fee and commission) after a year’s use but only 51 more miles on the odometer since 2010. The buyer didn’t do badly with a fun weekend driver at a modest price. Like an early Mustang, Falcon convertibles like this are reliable cars with low maintenance and – as so well demonstrated here – steady values. It would be hard to find a better entry level collector car.
Lot # 341 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Roadster; S/N 33072; BRGreen/Black leatherette; Black top; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $18,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,350. No Reserve – Minator 8-spoke alloy wheels, Goodyear radial blackwall tires, Mountney woodrim steering wheel, 1275cc engine, disc brakes, aluminum flywheel and radiator, alternator – Upgraded during a cosmetic restoration but more attention could have paid to details like the scratched windshield frame. Underbody got quickly shot. Appears orderly but done for performance, not appearance. – The performance modifications must have found a ready audience here in Palm Beach to bring this much. It’s a good example of the occasional beneficial effect of performance modifications enhancing value in an otherwise anemic automobile. The modifications were clearly spelled out on the car card, so the buyer and underbidders were fully informed and bought with intent.
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Lot # 344 1963 Pontiac Grand Prix 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 963D19589; Engine # 446703 YD; Red/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. No Reserve – Single 4-barrel, automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, chrome Cragar S/S wheels, Turbo-Tech blackwall radial tires, AM-FM, buckets and console with vacuum gauge, remote driver’s fender mirror – Fair repaint with a little dirt left in for texture, good chrome and interior. Engine compartment casually covered in a coat of blown-on engine black. Underbody and chassis got the same superficial treatment. An auction car. – The YD engine is a later block, 389 or 400 cubic inch 290hp, not a ’63, and tires called ‘Turbo-Tech’ or dirt in the paint are never good signs. It is, however, a ’63 Grand Prix, one of Detroit’s best designs with clean, pure lines saved from chrome growths, a Pontiac statement that should have been remembered when they grafted on plastic sarcomas in later decades. The bidders recognized this car for what it was and were appropriately restrained in their bidding.
Lot # 347 1972 Ford Ranchero Pickup; S/N 2A47F266122; Gold, Black vinyl roof/Gold vinyl, cloth; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve – 351/153hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, Magnum wheels, G70-14 Polyglas tires, pushbutton radio, remote spotlight – 1997 AACA National First Prize winner with a claimed 40,882 miles from new. Restored like new with very good clearcoat paint, chrome and interior. Sharp, clean underbody. Said to be one owner from new. – This is just a really nice Ranchero, not messed up, although the car card says it’s a 302 but the VIN indicates a 351 and it claims original paint. Maybe the clearcoat was added later to protect it. In any event it is a classic Ranchero at a decidedly modest price for its quality and presentation.
Lot # 396 1941 Chevrolet AK 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N 5AK102924; Swifts Red, Black fenders/Brown leatherette; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. No Reserve – Later 235 cubic inch six, Fenton headers, 4-speed, dual outside mirrors, opening windshield, turn signals, heater, headlight visors, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, chrome bumpers – Much better than most pickups. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Thoroughly done to factory standards. Shows a little age and use but easily detailed back to showroom condition. – A sweet Chevy pickup done to very high standards throughout. The later engine will pull better, and the Fenton headers sound better. This is a premium truck at a deserved premium price that brings its new owner full value for money.
Lot # 397 1967 Fiat Dino Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 135AC0000651; Red/Black leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,050. No Reserve – Blaupunkt Aspen cassette stereo, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, P/W, Cromodora wheels with mismatched front and rear tires – Hood has a big rust pustule in the left front corner but otherwise no evidence of rot. Underbody is original with some Red overspray Glass, body gaskets and window seals are good. Paint, chrome and interior are sound and presentable. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2008 for $30,800, then at Ft. Lauderdale in 2011 for $27,500 and offered two weeks ago at Auctions America in Ft. Lauderdale where it no-saled at $25,000. The wait didn’t get the seller much. Ferrari Dinos may be taking off into stratospheric prices but it hasn’t leaked down to Fiat Dinos yet, at least not auction-car Fiat Dinos like this. The seller should be satisfied with this result.
Lot # 398 1958 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Microbus 15-window; S/N 357517; Palm Green, Sand Green/Cream vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700. No Reserve – Safari windshield, walk-through front seats, hubcaps, whitewalls, Olive Green wheels, 3-row seating, clock, antenna but no radio – Cosmetically restored with good paint, chrome and interior. Floor pan done when it’s visible but not deeper down. Lower body filled and chipped at left panel joint. Doors filled and puffy. An attractive driver but not reassuring in its presentation. – Looks good at five feet, and probably looks good on the road but less than fastidiously restored and amply Bondo-ed, this is an auction car (van?, bus?) built to a budget. That and its paucity of windows makes this a generous price.
Lot # 400 1959 MG A Roadster; S/N GHNL70760; Black/Black leather; Black leatherette top; Modified restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $25,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,050. No Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, luggage rack, 1,800cc engine, two barrel downdraft Weber carb on TWM intake, wood instrument panel – Good paint, chrome and interior. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Clean underbody with old undercoat. A neatly presented and pretty MGA driver. – The solution to moderate MG A performance is an 1,800cc MG B engine, although while doing it a more attractive (if not more efficient) solution to carburetion could be found than the Weber downdraft. The bidders appropriately discounted the restoration’s accuracy but gave no recognition to the improved performance. The new owner got more performance than the price paid indicates as well as a quality restoration, a good value in the end.
Lot # 433 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Convertible; S/N 124679N652000; Ermine White, Black accent/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $43,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $47,300. No Reserve – 396/375hp, 4-speed, Positraction, P/B, no P/S, pushbutton radio, Superstock wheels with trim rings and Wide Oval tires, console gauges, rear deck spoiler, front air dam – An indifferent old cosmetic restoration with decent paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment and underbody show age and sketchy attention to details. Steering column badly scratched by hanging keys. No visible engine number or documentation. – This Camaro SS 396 crossed the block twice at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction in January with high bids of $35,000 on Wednesday and $40,000 on Saturday. It was worth the wait to come here for the seller, but the buyer’s in Kissimmee may have had a better perspective on this Camaro’s restoration and presentation.
Lot # 434 1971 Buick GS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 434371H145966; Gold, Matte Black hood stripes/Black; Recent restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve – 350/, Ram Air hood and air cleaner, automatic, P/B, P/S, P/W, console, hood tach, limited slip, AM-FM, black steel wheels, hubcaps, red line tires – Superficially redone with numerous shortcuts and flaws. Good repaint and very good interior. Thin bumper chrome, pitted hood edge trim. Underbody repainted to decent standards. Good gauges and instrument panel but much flawed, dirty interior trim. Tidy underhood. Represented as matching numbers. Not a reassuring Buick. – A dress-up job by Buick to give GS presence to an anemic 350/260hp powered car. That trivial approach carried through the restoration, such as it is, of this GS, a car with many shortcuts and shortcomings that played on its aggressive presence and rarity (124 built, probably because even in 1971 no one was fooled by the absence of performance to back up its pretense) to appeal to auction bidders. It looked good under the auction lights, but no one was fooled by its lack of substance and it brought an appropriately modest price.
Lot # 437 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 20867S112579; White/Red; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300. No Reserve – 327/340hp, 4-speed, WonderBar-style AM-FM radio, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls – Restored to sound driver standards with an un-numbered replacement block. Shows age and use but should still be an enjoyable weekend and event car. – Offered at Mecum Kissimmee in January with a high bid of just $39,000, this Corvette found a welcome audience in Palm Beach and brought its consignor a home run. There’s no way of telling whether the ‘327/340’ engine now represented to be under the hood is what it came from St. Louis with, or even if it is ‘327/340’ configuration. This is a more than ample price to pay for the uncertainty.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Lot # 654 1953 Mercury Monterey Station Wagon; S/N 53LA27746M; Black/Teal, Black leather; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve – 255/125hp, 3-speed, pushbutton nadir, windshield and side window visors, wheel covers, wide whitewalls, 3-row seating, push button radio, 12-volt electrics – An interesting but not very meticulously treated car. Sound old repaint, good interior. Good chrome except for the Dagmars. Engine has been painted assembled, with some overspray. chassis and underbody are old and haven’t been apart. Wood framing is very good but panels are covered in wood grain shelf paper, then hit with fine sandpaper to knock down the shelf paper look. It has style, but the details are seriously lacking. William Munday Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008 for $49,500, then at RM’s Charlie Thomas auction last October for $44,000. The result here is a home run in more ways than one. This is an intrinsically attractive car, but its presentation displays more than a few shortcuts that make this a generous price.
Lot # 655 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible; S/N WDBBA45A0CB018200; China Blue, Marine Blue hardtop/Blue leather; Blue top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $22,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,750. No Reserve – Automatic, P/S, P/B, two tops, Becker Europa AM-FM, chromed later M-B wheels, Bridgestone blackwall radial tires – Good repaint and polished chrome. Sound, redyed and slightly soiled original leather. Old undercoat on underbody. A sound driver in attractive colors. William Munday Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2011 for $36,300, the price here is a third less, but no less than this shallow presentation warrants.
Lot # 656 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194678S427221; LeMans Blue/Medium Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve – 327/350hp, 4-speed, Positraction, P/S, P/B, AM-FM, two tops, Rally wheels with trim rings, red line tires, luggage rack, woodgrain steering wheel – Overspray in wheel wells. An older cosmetic restoration with good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody has old undercoat. Looks like a sound, solid old car that needed little, and got what it needed. William Munday Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2011 for $37,950. It would have been a better value in its present condition at $22,000.
Lot # 657 1956 DeSoto Fireflite 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 62050931; Coral, Metallic Grey/White leather, Lavender cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $36,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,150. No Reserve – 330/255hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, P/W, pushbutton radio, dual outside minors, dual rear antennas – A quality older restoration with very attractive cosmetics. Engine and underbody show a little age but little if any use. William Munday Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008 for $60,500, the price today is a bargain for a rare ‘Forward Look’ big fin DeSoto. This car exudes presence and will never fail to make an impression wherever it appears. It is a really good value at this price for both its inherent style and its quality older restoration.
Lot # 663 1969 Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N FJ4067226; Ivory/Green leatherette; Truck restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. No Reserve – Warn front hubs, removable hardtop, facing rear seats, heater, rear-mounted spare – Freshly restored to very presentable, nearly like new, standards. There are a few paint flaws but they won’t be noticed when it’s covered in mud. – Rapidly climbing in value, FJ-40 Land Cruisers are quickly establishing themselves as a popular segment. They’ll go pretty much anywhere a Range Rover or Jeep CJ will and do it with Toyota reliability. Restored to nearly showroom condition this ’69 FJ-40 brought a responsible price that recognizes the model’s current popularity.
Lot # 707 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible; S/N 138677B131955; Butternut Yellow/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $46,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,150. No Reserve – 396/375hp, 4-speed, buckets and console, Rally wheels with time rings, red line tires, pushbutton radio – Good paint, chrome and interior. Frame and underbody stripped and repainted but not disassembled. Dirty heater controls. Looks like it was rushed to completion. – This Chevelle is described as a ‘Rotisserie restoration’, a term that has two possible meanings. One is stripped to the frame and completely nut-and-bold restored. The other is with the body and frame left assembled. This Chevelle SS appears to be the latter, and then pushed to get it done for the auction, or to meet a price. It’s not very satisfying, with some details left unaddressed in final assembly like the dash controls. There’s no representation that its present 396/375hp aluminum heads configuration is as it was built. Under the circumstances the consignor did well to get this much.
Lot # 730 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Safari 23-Window Samba Micro Bus; S/N 1137682; Pale Green, Cream-Green/Green leatherette; Modified restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. No Reserve – Cassette stereo, clock, 3-row seating, opening Safari front and rear windows, folding sunroof, painted bumpers, 2,005cc 140hp VW crate engine (original rebuilt 1,500cc engine included), hubcaps, whitewalls – Done everywhere to very high standards of detail and cosmetics. All new rubber. – Whoof! This is a beautiful 23-window, but a mind-bending price for it.
Lot # 732 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N D7FH395729; Colonial White/Brown vinyl; Beige cloth top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700. No Reserve – 312/245hp, overdrive 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, P/B, Town & Country radio, whitewalls, engine dressup, chrome wire spare – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Sharp, fresh restoration and better than new without being egregiously excessive. – Sold at Mecum Kissimmee in 2010 for $82,680, then at Mecum Indy last May for $49,820, the latter transaction being hard to explain. This is a beautiful, better than new, ’57 T-bird and a magnanimous price that recognizes how attractively it was presented. A choice piece, but it brought a premium price.
Lot # 733 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan; S/N 3Y86N424299; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve – Shiny new paint with some orange peel not sanded out. Excellent new interior. Gauges are disappointing and steering wheel is cracked. Engine compartment is pretty on top but the rest of the chassis is oily and covered in road grunge. Windshield and side trim are brightly polished but window frames are scuffed. An auction car. – When the definition of ‘auction car’ is written this Continental should be the pictured example. The paint and chrome are beautiful and the fresh, supple black leather interior invites fondling (both in and of it). The top of the engine compartment is succulent. The rest of the car borders on gross. There were no mirrors under this Continental, and for good reason. The bidders were beguiled by the presence – and make no mistake, it was gorgeous – but got far less than full value for this exceptional price.
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Lot # 733.1 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242679B172377; Engine # 0644467 YS; Black/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800. No Reserve – 400/350hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, P/W, Superstock wheels with trim rings, G70-14 Polyglas GT tires, pushbutton radio, console – Fresh, crisp showroom quality restoration with excellent paint, chrome and interior. – A very attractive Triple Black GTO convertible, done to high standards and presented fresh from the restoration shop. If the underlying GTO convertible were free it would be hard to duplicate the quality and detail of this restoration for the price it brought here, a good example of why it’s better to buy them done than to undertake the restoration even of a good, clean original car.
Lot # 736 1969 Ford Mustang GT Fastback; S/N 9T02R174281; Acapulco Blue/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400. No Reserve – 428/335hp Super Cobra Jet, Ram Air hood, 4-speed, 4.30 Traction-Lok, P/B, Super Drag Pack – Freshly restored to better than new condition but not overdone. A choice Pony Car that should run like a scalded cat. Correct as-delivered configuration documented by a copy window sticker and Elite Marti Report. – Why buy a GT500 and pay for the Shelby logos when the same performance and style is delivered by a high performance Mustang GT like this? Because even the hoi polloi recognize a Shelby Mustang as something special while this GT has to be explained (or better yet demonstrated.) This is a choice Mustang, restored to original condition in attractive colors and it found an appropriately appreciative audience in Palm Beach.
Lot # 740 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379G127904; Engine # 0417178 WS; Carousel Red/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700. No Reserve – 400/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, 3.55 Safe-T-Track, P/S, P/B, Rally gauges, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, P/B, Hurst T-handle shifter, console, pushbutton radio, hood tach – Restored to nearly like new condition with very good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is slathered with sealer and the car is dusty where it’s hard to see. Engine compartment is nearly like new. PHS documented Judge, not a dressed up GTO. – It’s hard to imagine a much better GTO than this Judge (OK, maybe if the top went down.) Its restoration is sharp and clean, if somewhat disappointing with the sealer brushed inside the fenderwells, and the Ram Air III and 4-speed make it a paragon of Muscle Cars. It brought an appropriately superior price, fully deserved by its configuration, presentation and rarity.
Lot # 753 1959 Dodge Royal Lancer D-500 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N M354101498; Metallic Green, Cream/Green vinyl, cloth; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve – 383/320hp, automatic, P/S. P/B, Lancer wheel covers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, dual rear antennas, dual outside mirrors, swivel seats – A sound, presentable and usable old restoration with more than a few miles. Chassis is oily and caked with a layer of road grunge. Engine is aged and dusty but the paint, chrome and interior are sparkly. Doors fit well. Dash and gauges are clean and fresh. William Munday Collection. – There were only 3,483 Royal Lancer 2-Dr. Hardtops built in 1959, and only a few of them stepped up for the $328 D-500 engine making this a highly unusual and rarely seen combination, especially in these attractive (and very Fifties) colors. It was sold by RM in Monterey in 2007 for $66,000 and is a good value here even though it’s showing the age of its restoration.
Lot # 754 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J58S100166; Engine # V0726GF; Snowcrest White, Inca Silver Coves, White hardtop/Black; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. No Reserve – 283/270hp, 4-speed, WonderBar radio, two tops, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls – 30,263 miles. Restored in 2007 with excellent cosmetics but showing the restoration’s age in the engine compartment. William Munday Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008 for $82,500, this is a superior Corvette, notable for its low mileage. The age of the restoration should be easily resolved with some elbow grease and various cleaning potions. It is a sound value at this price, even though it’s a few bucks more than it brought in early ’08.
Lot # 756 1969 Jaguar XKE SII Roadster; S/N 1R7591; Sable Brown/Tan leather; Black leatherette top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400. No Reserve – 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, AM-FM – 10,398 miles. Good original paint starting to microblister. Sound original chrome and upholstery. Underbody is peeling. Engine is aged. Tires are the original Dunlop SP Sports. Not close to like new but appealing. William Munday Collection. – This highly original, low miles Series II Jag brought only a modest premium for its originality and very appealing preservation. It could add a few miles without materially affecting its value, but will need careful mechanical attention (and a new set of tires) before it could be considered reliable enough to be driven any distance.
Lot # 757 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E54S003930; Polo White, White hardtop/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $74,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $81,400. No Reserve – 235/150hp, Powerglide, siamesed air cleaners, WonderBar radio, spinner wheelcovers, whitewalls, two tops – 2007 restoration with very good paint, chrome and interior. Uneven door fits. William Munday Collection. – Sold at B-J Scottsdale in 2008 for $95,700 and a good value at today’s price, particularly with both tops.
Lot # 759 1960 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 00867S109049; Engine # 109049 F0??14CS; Roman Red, White coves/Black; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $117,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $128,700. No Reserve – 283/290hp Fuel Injection, 4-speed, WonderBar radio, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, 4.11 Positraction – Excellent paint, sparkly chrome, good top and interior. Clean, orderly and like new underhood. Very clean and mostly better than new. William Munday Collection. – Sold for $192,500 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2008, the condition of this Corvette is beautiful and couldn’t have been much if any better five years ago. It’s impossible to argue with its specifications as only a big tank and brakes could make it any more desirable. The price it brought here is modest but not unreasonable in today’s environment, even though it is a huge drop from the exceptional price it brought under the WestWorld big top in 2008.
Lot # 759.1 1935 Ford Model 18 Phaeton; S/N 181981892; Medium Grey/Brown leatherette; Beige cloth top; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; On-site but didn’t cross the block. No Reserve – Wind wings, body color wire wheels, whitewalls, dual outside mirrors, enclosed rear spare – A tired but sound old car. Scratched old repaint, cracked original upholstery, faded old top, pitted, dull chrome. Dry, surface rusted underbody. Intriguing history that might make it worth saving as is. – Described as used on the Gerry family estate in the Catskills and claimed to have been used for hunting trips by luminaries like FDR, Averell Harriman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and others. An intriguing car and reasonably well preserved although probably not good enough to avoid restoration. Unfortunately it never crossed the block, for reasons unstated.
Lot # 761 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 00867S108206; Engine # 108206 F0518CS; Red, Beige coves/Red; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. No Reserve – Red hardtop. 283/290hp Fuel injection, 4-speed,, Big Brake, Big Tank, quick steering, HD suspension, WonderBar radio, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls – 1999 NCRS Top Flight still nearly fresh and sharp. Heater vent hose disconnected, underbody and chassis are dusty, but a thorough detailing should return it to nearly show-ready condition.. – The age of this Corvette’s restoration is showing, but some attention to details and general cleanup should bring it right back to fresh and lovely condition. In contrast with Lot #759 sold just a little bit earlier, this Corvette has both the RMP 579D Big Brake and 1625A Big tank options as well as RPO 687 heavy duty suspension. Its restoration is older than Lot 759’s but its equipment is much better and it is a sound value at this price. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see it show up in a Corvette dealer’s inventory next week.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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%.
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]
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
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.
I am interested in the 1967, custom Camaro: tan leather interior, Honduran Mahogany exterior. Sold yesterday Palm Beach?