Mecum Kansas City Spring 2013 – Auction Report

Mecum Kansas City Spring 2013 – Auction Report Page Five

1989 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole 25th Anniversary
Lot # S106 1989 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole 25th Anniversary; S/N ZA9CA05A4KLA12447; Black/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $111,000 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $117,660. – Blaupunkt stereo, modular wheels, Tubi exhaust, power seats, P/W, power mirrors, US bumpers — 24,774 km from new and babied. — It is impossible to ignore the aggressive appearance of the Countach, even burdened with US bumpers The owner must have worked some magic on the QV engine to produce its claimed 500 horsepower. He stood by the car throughout the weekend and his attentiveness paid off with a new owner but at a relatively modest price for its appearance, presentation and performance, a good value.
1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
Lot # S108 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible; S/N 342670M301877; White, Black stripes/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $32,860. – 350/310hp, automatic, factory Indy Pace Car replica, P/S, P/B, A/C, Rally wheels with trim rings, Firehawk Indy 500 tires, buckets and console, Ram Air hood and air cleaner — An older but still very attractive and presentable restoration to like new condition with Pace Car graphics. Good chrome, stainless and interior. Two or three minor paint flaws at corners but nothing significant. Engine and chassis could use some attention. — A good, sound, competently restored car to presentable driver standards with some subsequent miles showing down deep in the engine compartment and underneath. The seller should be very happy with this result.
1955 Chevrolet 3124 Cameo Carrier Pickup
Lot # S110 1955 Chevrolet 3124 Cameo Carrier Pickup; S/N H255F019333; White, Red bed/White, Red vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $49,820. – Thriftmaster 6, Powerglide, oil filter, radio, wheel covers, whitewalls, oak bed floor, windshield visor — Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment is like new except for some sitting-in-the-garage dust. A sharp truck with beau coup eyeball appeal. — A truck that will never be walked by, it’s that pretty and done to better than new standards. It brought a superior price for its Thriftmaster 6 power, but fully deserved by the presentation.
1972 Pontiac LeMans GT Convertible
Lot # S113 1972 Pontiac LeMans GT Convertible; S/N 2D67X2P181948; Engine # 0522399 YB; yellow/Black; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $90,000. – 455/300 Ram Air III, automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, honeycomb wheels, pushbutton radio, console-mounted 8-track (with Elvis cassette), remote body color mirrors, G70-14 Polyglas tires, sport steering wheel, Endura nose — Restored like new, excellent paint, chrome, interior, dash and engine. GT trim package (tires, Rally II wheels, side striping for just $23) with extensive PHS documented options. — Ever seen a LeMans GT? I haven’t. It’s a GTO without the badging. Offered at St. Charles in October and Kissimmee in January it’s safe to say that the seller expects $80,000 plus for it but so far no one sufficiently steeped in Pontiac apocrypha has stepped up to claim it.
1928 Ford Model A Roadster
Lot # S146 1928 Ford Model A Roadster; S/N A389355; Black, Cream accent/Black leatherette; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 3 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $18,500. – Wind wings, rumble seat, Beige cloth covered rear spare, cream wire wheels, whitewalls, dual outside mirrors, hot air heater exhaust manifold, side curtains — A sound and usable old restoration, with the emphasis on old, that has been repainted over old paint with some masking holidays. Makes a good first impression but doesn’t hold up. — This isn’t such a good car that it couldn’t have been sold for the reported high bid.
1991 Ferrari 348tb
Lot # S147 1991 Ferrari 348tb; S/N ZFFRG35A9M0088804; Red/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $31,800. – 19 inch aftermarket wheels, 5-speed, SF shields — Assembly #05681. No service history reported. Dusty, nose-chipped used car. — Happy is the seller of this 348tb.
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # S147.1 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS29N0B211177; Burnt Orange, Black vinyl roof/Saddle vinyl, Black tweed inserts; Older restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $31,000. – 383/330hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, A/C, overhead console, woodgrain steering wheel, chrome Magnum wheels, Radial T/A tires, floor console, P/W — A two-tag car loaded with options. Restored to high standards. Now shows some age but still a very attractive, quality car in unusually attractive colors. — Handsomely equipped, but anemically powered, it’s the colors that make this Challenger a star, but a star worth no more than the reported high bid.
1955 Chrysler C-300 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # S148 1955 Chrysler C-300 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 3N551756; White/Beige leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $71,020. – 354/300hp dual quads, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, dual outside mirrors, rear seat speaker, P/S, P/B, batwing air cleaner — Very good paint, interior and major chrome. Scuffed window sill stainless. Underbody is nearly like new. Orderly underhood. A quality older show quality restoration that looks like it’s been in a garage for years and quickly detailed for the auction. Interior chrome is dirty and needs some attention. Pitted wind wing locks. — Other than a few oversights and its evidence of sitting around for years this is a quality C-300 that was recognized as such by the bidders in KC. The price it brought accurately balances the age and shortcomings of its restoration with its quality.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
Lot # S163 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S109918; Engine # T0130JC; Goodwood Green, White stinger/Green vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $80,000. – 427/400hp, Tri-Power, 4-speed, AM-FM, chrome American Racing 5-spoke alloy wheels with spinner caps, mixed brand blackwall tires — Shiny new repaint with thick clearcoat. Good interior. Clean engine but not close to being correct. Generous silver paint on the engine but the compartment has been superficially squirted with chassis black without removing stuff. The gaudy wheels are the finishing touch in a car that has so many needs. — Offered at Houston three weeks ago to a similar lack of interest, this Corvette has been given the most superficial presentation with shortcuts visible everywhere. It doesn’t even come up to the standards of a good Auction Car. Bought for even $45,000 it needs so much (starting with a good repaint and going on from there) it would be nearly impossible to stay above water.
1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Station Wagon
Lot # T109 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Station Wagon; S/N 20935W220902; White/Red; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $10,500 plus commission of 6.00%; Final Price $11,130. – 145/84hp, Powerglide, radio, roof rack, wheelcovers, narrow whitewalls — Sound old repaint. Good upholstery and unusually good interior knobs and cranks. Old undercoat on underbody. Some paint flaws, notably on the left rear roof post but they’re easily fixed. A rarely seen model — Station wagons are still popular with collectors and Corvair station wagons are few and far between, not least because they rusted out sitting on the dealers’ lots. Chevrolet built only 2,362 Monza wagons and this one will get plenty of amount wherever it appears. At this price it is a sound value. It wouldn’t be overpriced at $15,000.

[Source: Rick Carey]

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  1. Love to read Rick’s auction reports, very informative and interesting. And
    This time very entertaining!

  2. I learn something every single time I read a Rick Carey report. Please keep up the auction coverage that is unmatched anywhere…print or online.

    1. Check often.
      Jamie posts them as I get them to him, and I’m about three auctions behind, rushing frantically to catch up before another round of sales, so there is likely to be at least one more before next week’s e-mail.