Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

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1972 Buick GS 455 Stage I 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot #491.1 1972 Buick GS 455 Stage I 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 4G37V2H180460; Flame Orange, /White vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $29,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $32,450. No Reserve– 455/270hp, automatic, factory air conditioning, tilt steering column, factory tachometer, power disc brakes, Rallye wheels. – A recent cosmetic restoration with strong paint but showing some isolated areas of poor prep. Detailed engine bay but has not been repainted to the same standard as the exterior. Trim is scuffed and scratched. Undercarriage is clean. Wheels have spots of rust. Interior is aged and dirty. A 20-footer. – Price paid here was more appropriate for a 1970 or 1971 GS 455 Stage I, even a conscientiously restored ’72. This is not an attractive car.
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot #500 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS29U0E109634; Burnt Orange Metallic, , White vinyl roof/Burnt Orange vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. No Reserve– 440/375hp Magnum, automatic, hood pins, luggage rack, power brakes, factory air conditioning, AM-FM radio, Rallye instrument cluster, rim-blow steering wheel, original build sheet, well documented. – A beautiful car with recent minor cosmetic restoration. Original paint in good shape with only minor chips and scratches. Engine is nicely detailed. Excellent vinyl roof. Trim has some minor scratches. Interior like new. A very attractive car. – Very well bought. Color is very 1970s and not to everyone’s taste, but that will probably the last thing the new owner thinks about as he lays into the accelerator. Bought right.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot #501 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XS29V0G110182; Blue, , White vinyl roof/Blue vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 440/390hp, automatic, represented as matching numbers, hood pins, Sure-Grip rear end, updated AM/FM radio, non-original Tic-Toc-Tach. – Mostly original car with well documented engine rebuild. Engine bay is fairly tidy. Original paint looks very good, with only minor cracks. Original vinyl roof is in good shape. Interior looks great but console has some scratches. Original brightwork is excellent, a well-preserved largely original car. – Gotta love that big Six Pack 440. The odometer shows 49,418 believable miles, most of them probably making passes and driving back the return road of some drag strip in search of better numbers. Its survival in such good, if aged, condition is remarkable and contributes to this being a good value at the price paid here.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible
Lot #502 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible; S/N 194678S417593; Copper Bronze, /Black; Black top; Cosmetic restoration, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. No Reserve– 427/435hp, 4-speed, represented as matching numbers, Hooker headers, aluminized chambered exhaust, F41 suspension, Posi-traction rear end, hard top, AM/FM radio, tinted windows. – Recent cosmetic restoration to low standards. Paint prep was horrendous. Top of engine is nicely detailed but bottom is untouched. Undercarriage is very rough. Panel fit is poor. Reupholstered seats look great but the rest of the interior is in poor shape – No documentation offered, which is the kiss of death for a Corvette, along with the negligent cosmetic re-do. The new owner might have gotten lucky, but that’s a faint hope and the bidders weren’t fooled.
1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot #502.1 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 237375Z131567; Engine # 145292YF; White, /Blue leather; Cosmetic restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $49,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $54,450. No Reserve– 389/325hp Catalina block, 4-speed, Tri-Power, Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires, P/S, P/W, push button radio, PHS documented, but documented as something different from the way it’s presented. – Good paint, spotless engine bay. Enthusiastically restored car with replacement block and added Tri-Power and 4-speed, but it was a superficial job that’s nothing to write home about. – Desirably optioned and upgraded, but not the way it left the factory nor done to particularly high standards and that makes the price rather generous. The new owner could have found better ways to spend this much money.
1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible
Lot #503 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible; S/N 223679U119278; Liberty Blue, /Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 400/330hp, automatic, represented as original matching numbers engine and transmission, hood-mounted tachometer, Rallye 2 wheels, redline tires, Stayfast top, power disc brakes, shoulder belts, clock, AM radio, beauty rings, fog lights, woodgrain dashboard, full-size spare. Protect-O-Plate, PHS documentation. – Recent restoration with good brightwork and sound paint. New top complete with canvas cover. Original interior trim with new seats and carpeting well executed. Detailed engine bay. Very impressive car. – Top dollar paid for an excellent car in an eye-catching color. The attention to detail inspired confidence, and the new owner will likely be happy as a result with both the car and the price paid. Firebirds are on a roll, and this is a superior price for a superior standard Firebird 400.
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan
Lot #505 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan; S/N 01611L160989; Black, /Black; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve– 348/280hp, Tri-Power, 4-speed, 3.70 Posi-traction, power steering, hubcaps, factory tinted glass, bias ply tires, radio and heater delete. – Completely new rotisserie restoration but without representation of the correctness of its impressive drivetrain. Exterior is very attractive and done to high standards. Interior has been redone and is period correct. Detailed engine compartment is not overdone. Impressive restored vehicle that is just shy of being a complete show car. – Often overlooked in favor of the sensational 1961 Bel Airs, the 1960s are cool cars in their own right. This one was completed to an exceptional degree and had a mildly sinister look. It brought top dollar for a car that claims no originality for its 348/280hp Tri-Power 4-speed drivetrain
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot #529 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194376S118763; White, /Black; Modified restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200. No Reserve– 327/350hp, 4-speed, replacement engine, Edelbrock intake, headers, aftermarket power steering, disc brakes, dual exhaust, C4 monoleaf rear suspension, centerlock alloy wheels, aftermarket air conditioning, woodrim steering wheel, KYB shocks. – Fair recent restoration with upgrades to make it a better drive. Originally a green car but has been repainted white. Overall paint work is good but there is minor cracking around the windshield and rear window. Completely new interior and wheels. Rebuilt engine and drivetrain. A presentable driver. – Given the go-fast parts on the non-original engine and the general condition the seller should be extremely happy with this result.
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot #530 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194376S100655; Silver, /Silver; 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800. No Reserve– 327/300hp, 4-speed, side exhaust, spinner wheel covers, power antenna, radio, vinyl upholstery, woodrim steering wheel. – Very original survivor with no evidence of restoration. Exterior paint shows flaws and flexing due to use and aging. Side pipe covers and hubcaps appear original. Brightwork and trim show no other imperfections other than scratches from normal use. Engine is original and clean. Interior shows moderate wear from use. An honest driver. – Without documentation it is hard to tell if this is a Survivor class Corvette, but at this price even if it isn’t the new owner can’t go wrong.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot #531 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194678S409104; Bronze, /Black; Black top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200. No Reserve– 427/390hp, M21 4-speed, represented as matching numbers, Posi-traction, Rallye wheels, redline tires, factory air conditioning, documented with a copy of the original (and still installed) tank sticker. – 76,388 mile big block Corvette recently restored to show quality. Paint looks excellent. Engine bay has been meticulously detailed. Front bumper isn’t aligned. Undercarriage is recently repainted. Reupholstered seats as well as the rest of the interior in excellent shape. Well restored, without going over the top. – A tastefully done and well-presented Big Block Corvette that sold for an appropriate amount.
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback
Lot #543 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback; S/N 1F05J211516; Bright Red, , Black hood/Red vinyl; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 427/375hp, automatic, represented as matching numbers, Ram Air hood, dual exhaust, front spoiler, power steering, power brakes, Magnum 500 wheels, beauty rings, woodrim steering wheel, Deluxe Marti Report. – A quality survivor with 56,589 miles. Original paint checking in some places and showing various scratches and wear but sound. Polished brightwork and exterior trim. Original interior is complete and intact, with some sun fading. Clean engine bay with original equipment. A quality Mustang. – Bid was high considering condition alone, but thoroughly considered in light of this car’s originality. It’s somewhat amazing that ’71 Mach 1s like this are far less than half of ’69-’70 Boss 429s with the same engine. Enjoy the ride and the Hundred Large in the buyer’s pocket.
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback
Lot #573 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback; S/N 9T02R172975; Meadowlark Yellow, , Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $54,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $59,400. No Reserve– 428/335hp, automatic, represented as matching numbers, black-out hood, tinted glass, AM radio with 8-track player, high-back bucket seats, factory air conditioning, all original paperwork including owner history, original build sheet and Marti Report. – 39,699 original miles. Original paint in fair shape with cracks and chips. Engine bay has been meticulously detailed. Louver paint has been scratched off the bottom fin. Rechromed bumpers look great. Interior in excellent shape. Most recent undercoat is rough. – Sold for $52,500 here in 2012, then bid to $50,000 at Mecum Monterey last August, the price here is as sound as the car is.

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    1. Keith,
      I beg to differ, although I agree the subject is open to debate.
      We all know the Continental Mark II as a Lincoln Continental.
      The Standard Catalog describes it as a Lincoln-Continental, and there is widespread confusion about Zephyrs, too, as Ford struggled to develop an identity for its models.
      I have to be searchable, so please forgive the simplistic representation of the Mark IIs as Lincoln (marque) Continental (model). It will pay off some day when you ask me to search the database for results. I’ll actually be able to find them.

      Rick

  1. I just love the use of the word “scrofulous,” and I still have 15 more screens to go! Good bye productivity on Thursday!

  2. Olds interior velour described with superb accuracy as “bawdy house,” a term I haven’t seen since looking at an old dust jacket of a Ledbelly album decades ago. Bravissimo!

    1. It’s a substitute for ‘bordello’, which I might use in a subsequent description. Gawd, they were awful.

      Rick

  3. Great and comprehensive report Rick. Enjoyed the latter half of the selection illustrating the Talbot, Delahaye, etc. Certainly cars of distinction, and not the mass produced Camaros, Chargers, 57 Chevys etc, which for all intents and purposes, although iconic and emulate the cultural period in which they were built, can be boring in the sheer numbers of their production.

  4. Always a real pleasure to read. Would trade any car magazine for this, extremely interesting for any car enthusiast.