Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report Page Nine

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback
Lot # 1649 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback; S/N 0F02G165031; Yellow, , Black/Black; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. No Reserve– 302/290hp, 4-speed, represented as matching numbers, tachometer, shaker hood, rare sport wheel covers, rear window louvers, rear spoiler, power steering, no power brakes, fake caps on battery, Goodyear Polyglas tires, vinyl upholstery, AM radio. – Recent no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration done to Marti specs. Excellent paint, panel fit and chrome. Engine beautifully detailed and with all stickers. Undercarriage well-sorted, interior like new. – On the money. Boss 302s (and Trans-Am era cars in general) are enjoying a bit of a resurgence at the moment. They are still off their 2008 high in most cases, but not as far as you might expect. This one benefitted from an outstanding, correct restoration in its correct original color, #2214 known to the Ford Marketing Whizzes as ‘Last Stand Custard.’ You could also have ‘Bring ’em Back Olive’, ‘Young Turquoise’, ‘Hulla Blue’ and ‘Good Clean Fawn’ among others. Really.
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 1659.1 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194675S122546; Red, /Black leather; White top; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. No Reserve– 396/425hp, replacement engine, M20 4-speed, Positraction, repop bumpers, side pipe covers without pipes, cast aluminum wheels, AM/FM radio, teakwood steering wheel. No power steering or brakes. – An older restoration, red paint much too shiny, engine exhaust shields not typical, front fender details suggest a one-piece replacement nose. – First year of the Corvette big block, but appears to have led a hard life and was rushed to completion. The seller should be very pleased indeed, except that it was purchased here in 2010 for $84,700.
1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Convertible
Lot # 1659.2 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Convertible; S/N 57SL70004M; Sun Glitter Yellow, /Black, Yellow vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve– 368/290hp, automatic, Indy 500 Pace Car replica, power steering and brakes, continental kit, rear fender skirts, whitewall tires, two-tone interior. – Restored. Nice paint, lots of quality chrome, well-fitted interior, decent top, clean mechanicals. Terrible hood fit, cracked taillight lenses. A little disappointing in the details. – Turnpike Cruisers are relatively unknown to collectors these days, but they tend to sell for strong money when they appear. Not so for this example, which probably suffered more from its time-slot than its condition. The bidders were plainly asleep here, except for one, who went home with far more car than money, a car that sold here in 2012 for $70,400!
1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # 1663 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S104179; Yellow, /Black; Black top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. No Reserve– 327/300hp, automatic, represented as matching numbers, alloy wheels, tilt steering column, full records, originally delivered to Walter Davidson of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. – Recently restored, two owners from new. Good panel fit, overly shiny paint. Crack by right headlight. Repop bumpers, good interior, clean engine, steering wheel shows age. – Nicely done, but the Powerglide is a dead weight on its value and the aged steering wheel suggests there may be other less easily seen shortcomings. This is fair money for the car; the Harley-Davidson link had minimal impact to the car’s price.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible
Lot # 1664 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible; S/N 124679N542120; Rallye Green, , White stripe/White houndstooth; White top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve– 396/375hp, 4-speed, ‘date-code correct’ engine, smog equipment, power steering, dual exhaust, 3.73 Positraction, fog lights, lower front spoiler, headlight washers, tilt steering column, radio, full-size spare tire. – Recent rotisserie restoration with good paint and major chrome. No expense spared on the engine compartment detail. New interior components and top. Presents very well. – Assuming this car came from the factory as an RS/SS, this was a bit of a bargain, even with the replacement engine and no claim it came originally with the 396/375hp. It sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in 2012 for $69,960, a tough way to get rich.
1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Lot # 1665 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N P6FH273573; Peacock Blue, /White; Black top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. No Reserve– 312/225hp, automatic, soft top only, power steering, upgraded brakes, engine dress-up kit, continental kit, wide whitewall cross-ply tires, aftermarket radio. – Quite straight in a pretty color, although the paint needs rubbing out. Good chrome, decent interior. Botched radiator repair. – The makings of a pretty car, but will need a hardtop and some more devoted attention to the details to advance into the major league of 2-seat Thunderbird values. It brought a reasonable price here for what it is.
1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible
Lot # 1700 1995 Jaguar XJS Convertible; S/N SAJNX274XSC195016; White, /Tan; Tan top; 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. No Reserve– Automatic, alloy wheels, power top, power seats, air conditioning, cassette deck. – Nice paint, some wear to seats, good interior wood, scrape on right rear bumper, odometer undoubtedly rolled over. – Much less trouble than the V12 and not a lot slower. These cars can still be found for $8,000-$10,000 in local classifieds, so the $22K price here should probably be described as a purchase of passion.
1956 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5001 1956 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 50385936; Black, , Gold accent and roof/Gold vinyl, Black cloth; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. No Reserve– 341/320hp Hemi with dual quads, automatic, P/B, P/S, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, P/W. – Show car restored with excellent paint, bright chrome and show car engine compartment. – Sold here in 2011 for $154,000, which isn’t going to make the seller very happy but is all the money it is worth today.
1954 Buick Skylark Convertible
Lot # 5004 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible; S/N 7A1098771; Yellow, , Black wheel wells/Yellow, Black leather; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500. No Reserve– Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls. – Show car paint and chrome. – A breathtaking Skylark at an equally breathtaking price.
1987 Buick GNX 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5005 1987 Buick GNX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 1G4GJ1172HP452592; Black, /Grey, Black velour; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. No Reserve– – Never used, never even washed, #482 of 547, 11 miles from new. Documented with the original window sticker (still on the window), invoice and purchase order. – Sold by B-J at Palm Beach in 2010 for $145,200. It will look sinister in the corner of some garage where it will sit until it next changes hands, carefully being pushed backwards half the time to keep the odometer from ringing up another mile.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 5006 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N657867; Rallye Green, /Black; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000. No Reserve– 427/425hp, 4-speed, P/B, 4.1 Positraction, replacement engine. – Restored like new with only auction block transit use. GM of Canada documentation. – Sold at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in May 2012 for $140,450.

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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.