Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report Page Seven

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
Lot # 1554 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster; S/N 194678S410564; Le Mans Blue, /Black; Black vinyl top; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 427, Muncie 4-speed, 3.70 Positraction, transistor ignition, HD sway bars, P/S, forged 11:1 pistons, aluminum intake, big roller cam, off-road exhaust, Rally wheels, Firestone Super Sport red line tires, AM-FM radio, tinted glass. – Clean engine bay. Light bubbling in the paint on left rear fender, gaps between windows and top. Described as built with the 427/435, current engine is a 454 destroked to 427 and ‘built to L88 specs.’ A tastefully modified big block car that for the most part presents very well but evidences a hard life. – No doubt fast, but of mixed heritage that makes this price generous. On the other hand if the car were free it would be hard to build it up to these specs for the price paid here.
1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Lot # 1565 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible; S/N 6F08K351783; Candy Apple Red, /Black; Black top; 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. No Reserve– 289/271hp K-code, top-loader 4-speed, Pony interior, Shelby mag style wheels, front disc brakes, factory GT, power top, no power steering or power brakes. – A desirable Mustang, with excellent paint, chrome and interior, fair panel fit. A bit odd that it has front disc brakes but no P/B booster, a real leg muscle builder. – A highly desirable high-powered engine and 4-speed in the claimed original color combination. It is very difficult to find a drop-top K-code GT with 4-speed, although this one changed hands at B-J’s Las Vegas auction in September for $36,300.
1970 Dodge Charger R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 1570 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XS29U0G122095; Hemi Orange, , Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300. No Reserve– 440/375hp, 4-speed, Rallye wheels with trim rings, dual exhaust, bumble bee tail stripe, bucket seats, leather upholstery, woodgrain console, tachometer, pistol grip shifter, radio. No power steering, no power brakes. – Original California Hemi Orange 440 Magnum 4-speed car with full restoration. Sound paint with period correct striping and vinyl roof. Clean and detailed engine compartment. Redone interior to dealer floor quality. Impressive and shows well. Documented with build sheet. – Sold here three years ago for $39,600 before restoration and now earned a deserved result, but small enough compensation for the time, effort and materials put into its restoration.
1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible
Lot # 1575 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook Convertible; S/N P24064416; Mexico Red, /Red; White top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. No Reserve– Overdrive, whitewall radial tires, Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, power top, driving lights, factory radio, rear fender skirts, locking gas cap, two tone cloth/leather bench seats. – Driver quality paint not aging very well. Window seals falling apart, chrome only OK. New canvas soft top looks great, without stains or folds. Fair panel fit. Unusual, but not attractive. – Quite pretty but dreadfully slow. A Sunday driver, but not on the Freeway, please, where it will be a rolling roadblock. Little effort went into this Plymouth’s preparation for the auction and the seller should be extremely happy with this result.
1939 Packard Super 8 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 1575.1 1939 Packard Super 8 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 12723597; Black, /Tan; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700. No Reserve– Dual sidemounts with mirrors, fog lights, luggage rack, original interior. – Former 1st Place AACA winner with 51,396 believable miles showing on the odometer. Still a commanding presence. Excellent paint and chrome, surprising original interior. Plastic dash parts have held up well, red wheels definitely NOT typical. $15,000 recently spent on mechanical overhaul. – The Super Eight was downsized in 1939 but kept its big engine. Sold here last year for $48,400, its price this year was right on the money, and is a lot of car to get for the price.
1952 Ford F-2 Pickup
Lot # 1576 1952 Ford F-2 Pickup; S/N F24LU11640; Wood Smoke Grey, , Black fenders/Burgundy vinyl; Recent restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100. No Reserve– 1-ton pickup, 16-inch wheels, 4-speed floor shift, 8-foot oak bed, red deep-dish wheels, wide whitewall tires, two-tone interior. – 500 miles since body-off restoration. Straight body, good glass, new bed. Wheels and tires appear to be trying too hard to make an impression. – Big enough to be useful but too nice to use for work. 1-ton trucks have always lagged behind user-friendlier half tons. This F-2 will be even slower than its little brother. Nice buy, nonetheless, especially if the new owner can paint his business name on the door and claim it as a dependent.
1952 Ford F-1 Pickup
Lot # 1577 1952 Ford F-1 Pickup; S/N F1R2KC17098; Red, , Black fenders/Black; Recent restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. No Reserve– Whitewall tires, stars and stripes on bed sideboards, dual exhaust, spotlights, extra gauges, column shift. – Body-off restored with a straight body, excellent paint, chrome and glass. Too good to work, but great for parades. New bed, new oak deck. – A rising tide is lifting all boats – er, trucks – including this one. Its recent auction history witnesses the tide’s slow advance: Branson Spring last April, sold for $19,440; Mecum Kansas City two weeks later, sold for $25,440; now $28,600. The elements move at a pace about as deliberate as this F-1 pickup.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 1578 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N VC57J270780; Tuxedo Black, /Silver; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. No Reserve– 283/220hp Power Pack, Powerglide, P/S, wheel covers, whitewall tires, fender skirts, two-tone interior, EZ eye glass. – Spectacular largely original car with one quality repaint. Excellent original interior. Great recently polished chrome and trim. Extremely clean engine bay. A sharp example of a family Chevy, one of 254,331 Bel Air 4-Dr. Sedans built in 1957 – This is a remarkably nice survivor that brought top money for its equipment and body style.
1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
Lot # 1580 1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup; S/N 0892095F255X; Juniper Green, , Bombay Ivory/Green cloth; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300. No Reserve– 235/123hp six, 3-speed, short narrow bed “new series,” wide whitewall tires, chrome bumpers, single sidemount spare, sun visor, fancy two-tone cloth seat. – Hard-to-fault restoration of an attractive truck. Laser straight body, lovely new paint and chrome, excellent interior and new wood bed. As nice as you’re likely ever to see. – This truck will probably never haul another load of compost, but it’s very pretty and will be much admired. Bought far below what was spent on the restoration, and for what seems like very sensible money given what fully restored trucks are starting to bring. It sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction last May for $21,400.
1949 Diamond T 306 Dump Truck
Lot # 1583 1949 Diamond T 306 Dump Truck; S/N 30611195; Red, /Beige; 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. No Reserve– Hercules 6-cylinder engine, PTO, cab lights. – Rare survivor of hard-used piece of history. Prizewinning restoration that’s simply stunning for its rarity and attention to detail. Excellent paint, nice barebones interior. Senior AACA winner in 2000 and still show quality. – This truck belongs in a Fourth of July parade. Where would you ever find another? Well worth the conversations that will surely follow this truck wherever it goes.
1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Lot # 1587 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N E7FH244643; Red, /White; White top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 312/270hp dual quads, automatic, two tops, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, unfortunate later radio. – An older restoration still holding up well. Excellent paint, chrome, panel fit and interior. Engine bay shows use, but not much of it. A/C blows cold. – Almost the best model of the best year of two-seater Thunderbird, and with the best color and equipment (save for the auto trans). A sound value at this price based on its equipment, the quality of its restoration and prior transactions at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2011 for $64,900 and here in 2012 for $48,000.

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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.