Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report Page Eight

1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Lot # 1588 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N D7FH392524; Dusk Rose, /White; White top; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $87,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $95,700. No Reserve– 312/240hp, automatic, two tops, P/S, P/B, Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, wide whitewall tires. – Restored 700 miles ago, beautifully done in classic 1950s color. Fresh paint, excellent panel fit, nice interior, perfect chrome. Gold Award from CTCI Regional Convention. – Sold for nearly double the price of the E-Bird that sold immediately before it, mostly because of the color, the awards and the freshness of the work. Sold here last year in essentially the same condition for a much more reasonable $61,600. It is expensive today.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 1592 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N VC57N105552; Surf Green, , White/Highland Green; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800. No Reserve– 283/220hp, Powerglide, represented as matching numbers, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires, dual antennae, AM radio, clock, two-tone interior. No power steering or power brakes. – Restored in 2007, minimal mileage since. Superb body, paint and chrome. Very well detailed engine compartment. A handsome car in showroom condition. – Is the Tri-Five market softening as those enthusiasts get older? the auction history of this car would seem to bear that out, having sold here in 2008 for $83,600.
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible
Lot # 1603 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible; S/N 138677K110356; Bolero Red, /Black vinyl; Black top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve– 396/350hp, 4-speed, represented as date code correct (but not ‘original’) engine, P/S, P/B 12-bolt rear end, power top, mag-style wheel covers, red line tires, factory air conditioning, vinyl bucket seats, gauge package. – A recent body-off restoration. Paint is in very good condition with only a few minor chips. Engine bay has been thoroughly detailed. Undercoating looks excellent as well. Soft top is in great shape without wrinkles or folds. Interior is like new. Beautiful. – Sold right where it should have. Good colors, good presentation, and good equipment. The extensively documented restoration added to its appeal.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe
Lot # 1604 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe; S/N 124379N660245; Orange, , White/Black houndstooth; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800. No Reserve– 302/290hp, 4-speed, original Z/28, correct DZ engine block, Rallye wheels, power steering, power disc brakes, cowl induction, rear spoiler, console, gauge package, woodgrain steering wheel. – Body-off restoration. Overall paint fair with some overspray and chips. Excellent, highly detailed engine bay. Bright rechromed bumpers. Undercoat is still sound. Window and door trim have minor dings and scuffs. Interior like new. Close to show quality – A few overlooked details probably discouraged some bidders, but this seems like a very sage purchase at this price, down just a tick from the $53,000 it brought at Mecum’s Houston auction in 2012.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Coupe
Lot # 1606 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Coupe; S/N 124378N478449; Engine # V0624M0; Green, , White roof/Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100. No Reserve– 302/290hp, 4-speed, RS trim, high-rise intake, 12-bolt rear end, cowl induction, power brakes with 4-piston front discs, front and rear spoilers, Rally wheels with center caps and trim rings, redline tires, bucket seats, console, gauge package, AM Radio. Later hood and air cleaner. – A mostly well-cared-for car. Recent paintwork has bubbling at rear window and the stripes on the rear spoiler are misaligned. Some pitted chrome trim and bumper scratches. Panel gaps off at doors. Underbody was clean but painted. – Sold for $55,000 at B-J Las Vegas in 2009, passed at Leake Tulsa last June but sold by Mecum at Dallas in September for $41,730. The result here is arguably the market price for an RS Z/28 in this condition.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 1608 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379Z119209; Carousel Red, /Black; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800. No Reserve– 400/366hp ‘Date correct’ engine block, Ram Air III induction, 4-speed, P/S, P/B, driving lights, Goodyear Polyglas tires, Hurst shifter, Tic-Toc-Tach, woodgrain steering wheel, console, bucket seats, air conditioning. – Fresh mechanicals, powder-coated undercarriage. Good chrome and well fitted Endura bumper, super clean engine bay. Very nice repaint but left front fender sprung. Very nice repaint. New interior. PHS documented. – Despite a few details to be fixed and questions about the engine, this was a reasonable price for a well-equipped GTO.
1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO Convertible
Lot # 1610 1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO Convertible; S/N 824F31998; Engine # 79J; Black, /Black; White top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. No Reserve– 389/325 engine with ‘dealer-installed’ Tri-Power setup. Alternator, power steering, power brakes, power top, modern battery with Delco top. Bucket seats, front disc, rear drum brakes, dual exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, Rallye wheels with center caps and trim rings, – Recent partial restoration. Paint was applied well but needs further color sanding and polish. Undercarriage and frame are tidy save for a poorly installed exhaust and a minor leak near the transmission. Most trim was removed, polished and reinstalled, but many dings were not taken out. Thin rear bumper chrome. Excellent interior. PHS documented. – Should be ready to run and will provide a lot of fun at this price, even with the note flaws and oversights. Regardless of who installed the Tri-Power, it will sound and feel the same coming off a stoplight. Plus the top goes down. A sound value.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Lot # 1624 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57T277176; Ivory White, /Orange vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. No Reserve– 283/220hp Power pack, 3-speed, power steering, dual rear antennae, bumper guards, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires, two-tone vinyl interior. – An older restoration that has sat a long time. Nice interior, body not very straight, radiator dented and crossrail bent, scuffed trim. Ready for some more time at the shop. – A handsome package in good colors that will reward some TLC and attention with an increase in value. The price reflects the shortcomings, as it has all this year as it’s been peddled from auction to auction: Sold for $63,250 at Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale last March, no-saled at Mecum Indy ($62,000) and Leake Tulsa ($65,000) before being reported sold two months ago at the Motostalgia auction during USGP week in Austin for $61,600 and driven with an F1 driver on the Sunday pre-race parade lap. The price today is realistic.
1990 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe
Lot # 1628 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe; S/N ZFFSG17A4L0084824; Red, /Tan; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. No Reserve– Full luggage set, tools, books, dust cover. – Straight and clean Arizona car, good paint, nice interior, unmarked wheels, decent tires. Engine is surprisingly dirty, especially given the recent reported service. – Prices are starting to climb for these 1980s icons. Good money, but the dirty engine raises questions. Let’s hope the buyer saw the records.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible
Lot # 1631 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible; S/N 136670B161379; Engine # CRV; Black, , White stripes/Black; Black top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. No Reserve– Represented as an original 454/450hp LS6 with a warranty block stamped CRV. M22 4-speed, P/S, P/B, 12-bolt Positraction rear end. Factory tachometer, 3-spoke tilt steering wheel, F41 suspension, cowl induction, buckets and console. – Frame-off restored and presents well with good panel fit and paint, though there is some overspray. Excellent chrome, good interior and top. Clean mechanicals. Overall well done, a sound and competently presented LS6 although there is no mention of documentation of its as-delivered configuration. – Even with the warranty block, this should have sold for well above what it brought. Either somebody didn’t like the numbers, or it was sold on the wrong day. Whatever its history, at this price and in this condition, how could you go wrong when not so long ago an LS6 convertible was a shoo-in six-figure car.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 1635 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 10867S103276; Red, , White coves/Red; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve– 283/270hp dual quads, 4-speed, represented as original matching numbers except carbs, which are correct pattern. Wide whitewall tires, 3.7 axle, WonderBar radio. – A driver quality Corvette cleaned up for the auction. Typical paint, trim and body fit, top of engine detailed, correct ignition shields. New glass, good chrome. Top is wrinkled and stained, which suggests it has rarely been up. – Desirable engine/drivetrain combination is sound, drivable condition. Many are over-restored and it is nice to see some restraint in the presentation. The bidders agreed, and paid an unexpected price.
1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II Coupe
Lot # 1644 1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II Coupe; S/N C5601537; Black, /White; 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. No Reserve– Non-original and hidden fuel injection, disc brakes, and aluminum radiator, whitewall tires, air conditioning, two-tone interior. – Restored with some driver-oriented modifications. Very straight with nice paint and good chrome. Excellent interior, though changed from original gray. – Unless perfectly (and expensively) restored, Mk IIs rarely approach $100K anymore. This one benefitted greatly from thoughtful updates and brought top dollar. It sold for $51,360 at Mecum’s Monterey auction last August, a serious score for the seller.

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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.