Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

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1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot #576 1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N N5632695; Red, , White/Pink; 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve– 354/280hp, automatic, tri-color paint, two-tone interior, wire wheels, whitewall tires, power steering, power brakes, push-button transmission, power windows, power driver seat, radio, rim-blow horn. – Sound recent restoration throughout. Good exterior paint with minor scratching around window trim from installation. Brightwork is original with slight evidence of age and wear. Rebuilt engine and mechanical underpinnings. Completely reworked interior with NOS materials. – A rarely seen model, well presented, and worth all of the price paid although six years ago in 2008 it brought $57,200 here.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Lot #582 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe; S/N 124377N248687; Marina Blue, , Black vinyl roof/Gold; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve– 327/210hp, Powerglide, redline tires, power brakes, power steering, AM radio, bench seat, factory air conditioning, documented with original bill of sale and Protect-O-Plate. – Represented as numbers-matching original driveline. Very good paint and chrome. Cracked windshield weather seals. Seats, carpet and dash are very good. Clean and detailed engine compartment. Firestone red line inner on chrome factory wheels. Excellent first model year Camaro in very good restored condition. – The very interesting and reportedly original color combination paired with rare bench seat, low-po engine, and auto trans leads one to wonder about the original owner – clearly someone who went their own way. Regardless, the odd configuration spoke to someone, perhaps an Administrative Assistant?
1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe
Lot #631 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe; S/N 1G1AP87LXBL172495; Dark Gray, /Silver; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve– 350/175hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, mag wheels, air induction, rear spoiler, vinyl upholstery, AM/FM radio, air conditioning. – No evidence of restoration. Fair paint shows normal wear. Sound exterior trim throughout. Very clean and well-kept interior. Impressive original car that may never need restoration if it continues to receive the care it has seen thus far. – A compulsively boring Camaro that hardly deserves its Z/28 designation with the 175hp engine. It’s hard to see the rationale for this price even considering the originality and documentation for a car that on a very good day would barely see the high side of $20 Large.
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Roadster
Lot #637 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 Roadster; S/N WDBFA63F3VF153209; Quartz Blue Metallic, /Gray; Dark Blue top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $16,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $18,150. No Reserve– Stock wheels, fog lights, headlight wipers, maple wood trim, leather rim steering wheel, 40th anniversary floor mats, 6-disc CD changer, heated leather seats. – Striking, collector-quality late-model Mercedes. Original wheels with 75 percent tire life left. Pristine interior shows virtually no use or wear. Well-kept engine compartment. Sound paint and major chrome. Essentially unused and represented with 36,481 original miles. – These cars were ubiquitous at country clubs, doctor’s offices, and upscale shopping centers in the 1990s. The bulk of those cars were driven extensively and then passed on to successively uncaring owners, while this one seems to have been lovingly cared for. Now, does anyone care? One of a big contingent of 10-15 year old luxury cars crossing the block at B-J.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Convertible
Lot #640 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Convertible; S/N 2G1FP32G622113396; White, /Tan; Tan top; 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. No Reserve– 346/310hp, 6-speed, 35th Anniversary model, acceleration slip, chrome wheels, fog lights, power top, leather-wrapped steering wheel, stainless steel exhaust, 6-way power leather seat. – Sound, 4,900 mile original example. Fair paint with some road wear on front nose and rear deck. Tight convertible top, minor blemish near driver’s door. Well-kept interior. – The 2002 model year has become the year of choice among late-model Camaro collectors, and the return of the nameplate hasn’t hampered prices in the least. If you’re going to pay up, as this buyer did, doing so for a no-miles example is the way to do it.
1963 Pontiac LeMans Convertible
Lot #643 1963 Pontiac LeMans Convertible; S/N 263K13211; Red, /Red; Off White top; 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $19,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $21,450. No Reserve– 326/260hp, automatic, power top, wire wheel covers, white stripe tires, Soft Ray tinted glass, vinyl upholstery, bucket seats, radio, sunshade, cigar lighter, custom interior trim, build sheet, PHS documentation. – Restored. Fair paint, sound chrome, original top and safety glass. Newly recovered seats highlight a very clean interior. – Nearly 16,000 Tempest LeMans convertibles were built in 1963, though it’s not easy to find one today. An interesting car that will be summer fun. In contrast, GTOs are commonplace, and the little 326 V-8 is no slouch. At this price, the new owner may be commended for identifying a very unusual Pontiac at a modest price. It won’t meet itself coming the other way very soon.
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero
Lot #653 1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero; S/N 5H27C169588; Maroon, /Black; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. No Reserve– 289/200hp with 4-barrel added, 4-speed, wire wheel covers, white stripe tires, chrome bed trim, bucket seats, console, factory air conditioning. – A very well-done restoration. Excellent paint no chips, cracks, or scratches, well applied to good fitting panels. Bumpers are sound with fresh chrome. Aluminum grille trim is dull and dinged, but isn’t it always? Engine appears to be well cared for, underhood and underbody are both clean and orderly. – Nicely equipped and not suffering from the 4-barrel atop the C-code 289, the new owner of this competently restored Falcon Ranchero got full value for the money. Driving by someone suffering in the heat in the cab of an F-1 or early F100 with the Ranchero’s A/C blowing cold is supremely valuable. A good value in a distinctive car-truck.
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe
Lot #656 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe; S/N 2W87Z7N231260; Black, , Gold chicken/Red leatherette; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100. No Reserve– Smokey and the Bandit edition. Automatic, Pioneer CD stereo, console 8-track, gold snowflake wheels, blackwall tires, shaker wood with temperature and oil pressure gauges, glass tee tops, rear window louvers. – Dirty windshield corners, dirty original underbody, sound original interior. Needs tires. Replacement engine. Just a car, even if it does let the driver ‘show off’ like Burt Reynolds. – A generous price for a show-off Trans Am. Maybe some Trans Am-ist could elaborate on the so-called Smokey and the Bandit edition?

And someone has, noting, “[T]hose cars are now called “Bandit” editions, but I believe their trim package preceded the movie. Following on the success (?) of the black with gold-pinstripes Cosworth Vega, and more like the German “JPS” Capri II (Capri II “S” in the US), which had black and gold wheels and interior to go with the panel stripes, Pontiac offered the black and gold “Special Edition” Trans Am for 1977. Pontiac provided writer/director Hal Needham with Trans-Ams and Bonnevilles to use in the movie, and the rest is history.

1966 Ford T5 Notchback
Lot #658 1966 Ford T5 Notchback; S/N 6T07C147685; Candy Apple Red, /Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. No Reserve– 289/200hp, 3-speed, Magnum wheels, narrow whitewalls, pushbutton radio, gauges, no P/S or P/B. – Represented as numbers matching, export T5 model. Good older paint, chrome and interior. Clean but not like new underhood. Underbody shows age and use. – One of Mustang collectors’ favorite trivia questions, less than 600 built mostly for sale to US servicemen in Germany where Ford didn’t have rights to the Mustang name. A bare bones Mustang (uh, I mean T-5) that will be a treat at Mustang events and at a highly reasonable price.
1970 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot #669 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194370S410839; Engine # 70641083V0519CTH; Daytona Yellow, /Black leather; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200. No Reserve– 350/350hp, 4-speed, Radial T/A tires, T-top, LT1 hood, P/W, A/C, push button radio. – Represented as matching numbers. Clean original engine bay. Very good interior. Chassis shows signs of age and body has several paint flaws. Had a misleading LT1 hood, but is just a used and fairly clean 350/350 and was represented as such. – Perhaps because of the LT1 hood the B-J bidders didn’t turn on to this 350/350 and left it sucking wind. On the other hand, the new owner got a choice Corvette (even if not LT1-choice) for a modest and realistic price.
1972 Ford Ranchero GT Pickup
Lot #672 1972 Ford Ranchero GT Pickup; S/N 2A48Q252371; Green, , White/Brown; 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve– 351/266hp, automatic, chrome Magnum 500 wheels, side stripes, handling package, power steering, power front disc brakes, instrument group, leather upholstery, bench seats, air conditioning, radio, tilt steering column. Marti Report. – Good recent restoration on an unusual vehicle. Fair paint with road wear throughout. Sound major chrome and truck bed. Extremely clean and fresh underhood. Recovered interior with original gauges set in wood dash. A really nice pickup-car. – A strong result for an unusual car. These Torino-based “crucks” outperform their coupe counterparts, and tend to have a loyal cult following. 1972s are heavier than earlier models, which hurts their performance standpoint but makes them more usable as trucks, not than this one shows any evidence of serious truck use during its life.
1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible
Lot #683 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Convertible; S/N 3H15F236541; Peacock Blue, /Blue; White top; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. No Reserve– 260/164hp, automatic, wire wheel covers, white stripe tires, backup lights, windshield washers, dual sideview mirrors, bucket seats, console, padded dashboard, tinted windows, AM push-button radio. – Very meticulous restoration. Clean and straight chrome has no scratches, stainless is bright and straight. Top is clean and well fitted. Engine compartment is clean and well cared for, the correct the interior has no wear, radio appears to be original, rear package shelf a bit worn, one scratch on windshield trim. AACA Senior National First Prize. – Sold by RM at Ft. Lauderdale in 2010 for $39,600 in comparable condition, then here in 2012 for $30,800. The difference may be 30%, but it amounts only to $9,000 and this is a quality Falcon although at more money than a comparably equipped Mustang it values its relative rarity and unusually good condition highly.

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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.


  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.


  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.