Barrett-Jackson Reno 2013 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights Reno 2013 – Auction Report Page Four

1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 699.2 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N593096; Engine # T0123JJ; LeMans Blue, White side accent, Parchment vinyl roof/Parchment vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve – 396/375hp, L89 heads, M21 4-speed, P/B, steel wheels, hubcaps, Polyglas tires, pushbutton radio, 4.11 Positraction, tilt steering column – Restored like new with excellent clear coat repaint. Bright chrome, crisp interior. Engine compartment and chassis are like new. – Sold by Mecum in Dallas last September for $109,180 then went looking for a new home at Kissimmee in January and Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale without meeting any favor from the bidders. It found its favor here in Reno, and deservedly so, a quality car with a choice engine and drivetrain, but at an optimistic price.
1957 Chrysler New Yorker 4-Dr. Station Wagon
Lot # 701 1957 Chrysler New Yorker 4-Dr. Station Wagon Custom; S/N N5727042; Metallic Burgundy, White Pearl roof and accent/Beige leather; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $57,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $62,700. No Reserve – 5.9 V-8, electronic throttle body fuel injection, automatic, power front disc brakes, P/S, chrome wire wheels, A/C, CD stereo, floor shift, custom black-on-white gauges, sway bars, whitewalls, three row seating, roof rack – Very good paint and interior, good chrome but crudely fit aluminum extrusion side window moldings. Orderly underhood and chassis. Shows the 5,694 miles she’s been driven since completed but still very presentable. – Built by a professional restorer for his own use with a reliable updated drivetrain and all the comfort and convenience goodies an experienced owner could expect. The fact that it looks stock only adds to its appeal and brought a healthy but deserved price for what it is.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 702 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 10001212002201; Light Gold/Cognac leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. No Reserve – Power sunroof, Becker Grand Prix with rear seat volume control, Behr A/C, wheel covers, narrow whitewall Michelin radials – Good clearcoat repaint except for the upper surface of the rear deck and top of the roof where it looks like the clear has failed. Good chrome, original interior, interior wood and gauges. Underbody is original. Air suspension is said to work correctly as do the hydraulics. 43,498 miles and in good, clean, straight largely original condition. – This is an amazing car – aside from the paint defects. It is beautifully original and impeccably maintained. It is worth something like $50,000 needing a quality (and expensive) repaint but was blown out of the range of reasonableness in frenetic bidding including several sophisticated dealers who appreciated its originality and exceptional condition. This is an expensive 600 but, aside from the paint defects, it will be hard to find a better one.
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster
Lot # 702.1 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster; S/N 670125; Engine # W1238-8; Brushed Aluminum/Burgundy leather; Black cloth top; Incomplete restoration, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $162,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $178,200. No Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, fender mirrors, louvered hood, alloy body meticulously finished and ready for paint – Unnumbered cylinder head, block number matches the original ID tag. A real eye-catching exercise. Hood is new as are some of the other panels. Chassis is dirty with body shop dust. Many details of body mounting remain to be finished. Gauges are not restored. Chrome and wire wheels are new. An imaginatively presented incomplete restoration. – There are many unfinished details on this alloy-bodied XK 120 and although it is a showpiece with its aluminum body unfinished it is a long way from being ready to be driven, let alone shown. With alloy-bodied XK 120s regularly bringing over $200K, though, there is enough room in this price to finish the car off correctly.
1957 Chrysler Saratoga 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 705 1957 Chrysler Saratoga 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N L5719279; Black, Gauguin Red roof and accent/White vinyl, Gauguin Red cloth; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. No Reserve – 354/285hp, pushbutton automatic, P/S, P/B, radio, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls – A sharp, pretty cosmetic restoration with excellent paint, bright chrome and stainless and comfortable interior. Underbody is coated in old undercoat. – Pretty colors, gorgeous fins and all the equipment expected for a Chrysler, it’s no C 300, but it’s a handsome Fifties’ cruiser that brought a full retail price.
1966 Chevrolet Nova 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 709 1966 Chevrolet Nova 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 118376N131708; Black/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. No Reserve – L79 327/350hp, 4-speed, silver Rally wheels with trim rings and red line tires, pushbutton radio, buckets and console, no P/S or P/B – Restored like new, fresh and crisp with factory style finishes underhood and under the car. Some scratched aluminum trim. Replacement block erratically restamped with matching numbers. Intake manifold beautifully painted in clear coat silver. A little over the top. – This is a lovely Nova that should go like the wind with its L79 small block and 4-speed, but it’s unfortunate that the restorer chose to give it a clumsy restamp even while honestly describing it as a later date-coded replacement block. That didn’t seem to deter the Reno bidders, however, who appreciated this car for its outstanding appearance. It is fully but not excessively valued at this price.
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird
Lot # 711 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23V0A171645; Orange, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Modified restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. No Reserve – 440/390hp Six Barrel, automatic, B&M shifter, Moroso fuse panel, underdash tach, Blue NASCAR style wheels, pushbutton radio, side outlet exhaust, windshield and rear window retention bars – NASCAR style boy racer. Decent looking but casually finished paint. Sound interior. Good nose cone fit. Old undercoat in wheelwells. – This Superbird would be worth more without all the custom touches but at this price the new owner has plenty of latitude to put it right. Appropriately coded for the Six Barrel engine that’s in it, although no assurance was given that it is the original engine.
1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible
Lot # 712 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344679M251333; Crimson Red, White stripes/Parchment vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300. No Reserve – 400/360hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, buckets and console, Hurst 5-spoke wheels, Wide Oval tires, AM-FM, P/S, P/B, W32 under-bumper Ram Air added – Represented as matching numbers. Restored like new with excellent paint, chrome, interior and everything else. Thoroughly documented with original car invoice, Protect-O-Plate, retail order, owner’s manual and original temp tag, too. – Sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis sale in May for $56,710, the consignor scored a nice turn with this sale. 4-4-2s are the hot ticket today among American Muscle but even at $12,600 more than it brought three months ago it would be unfair to characterize this 4-4-2 convertible as expensive.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot # 713 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 30837S111542; Engine # 3111542 F0319RE; Ermine White/Red vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500. No Reserve – 327/340hp, 4-speed, spinner wheelcovers, narrow whitewalls, woodgrain steering wheel, AM-FM – 77,381 miles from new, represented as matching numbers. Good repaint done in 1990, good original interior with appropriate patina. Orderly engine compartment. An impressive largely original split window coupe. – This result includes a modest and appropriate premium of $15-20,000 for the originality and known miles.