Barrett-Jackson Reno 2013 – Auction Report

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

1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible
Lot # 719 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 30867S102186; Black/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500. No Reserve – 327/360hp, 4-speed, AM-FM, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, heater – No numbers on the engine and represented as not matching numbers. An older restoration to nearly like new condition, with polished valve covers and plenum. Loose corner on the driver’s door panel. Polishing swirled paint, good chrome. Not fresh, but an outstanding driver. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2007 for $79,200, but this is a huge result for an erratically restored Corvette showing the age of its restoration. Even if the leading “1” were wiped off this result it would be expensive for a non-numbers matching Corvette with no representation of its correct original configuration.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Lot # 721 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N711180; Engine # V1024DZ; Black, White stripes/White, Black houndstooth; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $69,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $76,450. No Reserve – 302/290hp with cross-ram dual quads, 4-speed, console gauges, pushbutton radio, Rally wheels with trim rings, Wide Tread GT tires, P/B, no P/S, cowl induction hood – Nicely restored retaining the air pump and air injection plumbing. Upgraded with cross-ram but represented as matching numbers. Replacement cowl tag. Good paint, major chrome and interior. Engine is nearly like new but could be better if it were more thoroughly cleaned up. Scuffed windshield moldings. – This Camaro was sold at Auburn Fall in 2004 for $69,120, then at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in January of this year for $110,000. There are some doubts about its configuration and a few about its presentation, but none about the quality of its drivetrain. It is a sound value at this price.
1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible
Lot # 722 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible; S/N 136671L177585; Engine # T0521CPA 177585; Medium Blue, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700. No Reserve – 454/365hp, 4-speed, P/S, P/B, F41 suspension, Rally wheels, trim rings, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, cowl induction, pushbutton radio, buckets and console – Restored like new with better paint and chrome. Detailed better than new under the hood. Represented as original engine, transmission and rear axle. Excellent bodywork and panel fits. – Sold at Mecum Indy in 2011 for $76,850, then at Barrett-Jackson Orange County in 2012 for $99,000 and Russo and Steele Monterey two months later for $85,240. Those number pretty much validate multiple bidders’ determination of its value.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible Race Car
Lot # 726 1961 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible Race Car; S/N 10867S103377; White, Blue stripe/Blue vinyl; No top; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. No Reserve – 292 cubic inch Traco-built 400hp race engine, 4.11 Positraction, 4-speed, RPO 687 brakes and suspension, braced roll bar, stock seats, wide steel wheels, extended studs, Hoosier slicks, fire system, fuel cell, headers, dual brake circuit, extra date code correct block – Actively raced by Wes Abendroth, very tidy and clean. Appears to be race ready. Not registered for the street until the 80’s and may have been a GM engineering car. Surprisingly good paint, chrome and interior. – This is a serious historic race car that appears to have been raced from new and is presented in excellent, well maintained condition. It shows active use, but also appropriate maintenance and continuous upkeep. It’s amazing what has been learned about engine preparation in the fifty years since this would have been optimistically rated at 315hp from 283 cubic inches, and it will last longer, too. The price it brought represents but a fraction of what has been spent on it and the new owner got an exhilarating driving experience for modest cost.
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Lot # 727 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 5762056562; Olympic White/White, Red leather; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve – 365/325hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, Autronic Eye, silver Sabre wheels, whitewall tires, factory A/C, WonderBar radio, tinted glass, parade boot – A decent older restoration done to showy driver standards. Good paint and major chrome. Scuffed window sill stainless. Underbody shows some age and use. Sound original leather upholstery. A pretty parade car. – The Eldorado Biarritz has one of the sexiest derrieres ever put on an automobile. The car is the personification of Fifties’ confidence and excess and is highly appreciated by collectors, or people who want to show off in exceptional style, which fully supports the price it brought here in Reno.
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible
Lot # 728 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible; S/N 8T03S178847-02897; Acapulco Blue/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $122,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $134,200. No Reserve – 428/335hp, 4-speed, P/S, P/B, shoulder harnesses, pushbutton radio, tilt steering column, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Wide Oval tires, fog lights – An older (2009) restoration to like new condition. Good paint, chrome and interior. No longer fresh but more than good enough for all but the most obsessive Shelby fan. – A 4-speed GT500 Convertible is a rare and highly desirable combination. It shouldn’t be hard, or expensive, to put this one back into show quality condition, but neither is it so expensive that it can’t be driven (carefully). This is an appropriate price for both the seller and the buyer.
1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 729 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J59S106305; Engine # F311CT; Black, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve – 283/245hp dual quads, 4-speed, cassette stereo, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires – Good older restoration to like new condition now showing a little ago but not much use. Fuel residue in the intake manifold, scuffed paint, good chrome and interior. Seat belts dated February 2004 which probably pretty closely dates the restoration, engine block appropriately stamped for its configuration. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2006 for $140,400 shortly after the restoration. The hydraulic lifter dual quad engine is going to be a very nice driver, something which, from the car’s nearly unused presentation, it hasn’t been, an observation backed up by the 20 miles showing on the odometer. The new owner could have paid more without paying too much.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible
Lot # 730 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N E57S103873; Engine # F?17EL; Red, Beige coves, Red hardtop/Red vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. No Reserve – 283/283hp, updated with 4-speed (as most early ’57 Corvettes were), WonderBar radio, heater, spinner wheelcovers, bias ply whitewalls, two tops – Engine number is irregularly stamped. Good interior. Paint and chrome shined up well but one look under the hood at the dull, oil misted engine and the restoration’s age is apparent. The underbody is clean and nearly like new. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007 for exactly the same price, $148,500. The seller here should have spent a little more time and money with pre-auction detailing, but even that won’t overcome the odd engine stamp. It could have brought less and still not been a bargain.
1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible
Lot # 7003 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242670P164555; Engine # 0248762 YC; Forest Green, Yellow Judge accents/Sandalwood vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. No Reserve – 455/370hp, automatic, Ram Air IV hood and air cleaner, P/S, P/B, bench seat, pushbutton radio, Rally II wheels with trim rings and Wide Oval tires – Freshly restored with excellent cosmetics. Better than new without going too far although the flashy Judge trim is not original to it. Represented as numbers matching original engine and transmission. Feature car sold at 6PM Saturday. – A twist on the usual run of GTOs, the 455 cubic inch YC coded Ram Air IV was added mid-year and appears rarely. The bidders looked right by the Judge accents and paid a reasonable price of the underlying GTO, maybe discounted a little for the effort and expense of removing the Judge trim. It is a good value at this price.

[Source: Rick Carey]