Mecum Kissimmee 2014 – Auction Report

Mecum Kissimmee 2014 – Auction Report Page Ten

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Le Mans Pace Car
Lot # T210 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Le Mans Pace Car; S/N 1G1YY22G135109035; Anniversary Red, /Beige leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $32,500 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $35,100 – Automatic, full road equipment, working safety lights, heads up display. – Like new except for lightly used seats. 1,216 miles. One of 2 Pace Cars used at Le Mans. Richard Berry Collection. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2005 for $62,640 in essentially the same condition, this is an historic Corvette that exemplified Corvette’s commitment to international GT racing at the head of the Le Mans 24 Hours field. It was a good, seriously good, value at this price.
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Daytona Pace Car
Lot # T211 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Daytona Pace Car; S/N 1G1YY22G045113482; Millennium Yellow, /Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $54,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $58,320 – Automatic, full road equipment, CD stereo, track safety lights, heads up display, polished alloy wheels, Daytona 500 Pace Car, one of 3 built. – Essentially like new with lightly creased seats. Richard Berry collection. – Interesting that the Daytona Pace Car brought double the price of the Le Mans Pace Car. Nearly the same was true nine years ago when this car sold for $86,400 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. For some the emphasis is misplaced.
2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Le Mans Safety Car
Lot # T212 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Le Mans Safety Car; S/N 1G1YY22G635108947; Anniversary Red, /Beige leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $25,920 – Automatic. One of 4 Le Mans safety cars with lights and logos, full road car equipment, owner’s manual and VHS tape. – Nearly like new but the seats are shiny and lightly soiled despite having only 1,166 miles. Richard Berry collection. – Sold for $44,280 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2005 from the GM Collection. A piece of Corvette’s international racing history for not much money at all.
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car
Lot # T213 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car; S/N 1G1YY32G1W5105352; Radar Blue, /Yellow, Purple leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $108,000 – Automatic, full road equipment, Yellow wheels, CD stereo. – 1998 Indy 500 Pace Car driven by Parnelli Jones. 283 miles and like new except for some seat wear. Richard Berry collection. – Like Daytona, the Indy 500 struck a chord with the Kissimmee bidders, racking up a premium price (not least for Parnelli’s bum prints in the seat) and even more than it brought when last sold from the GM Collection at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2004 for $97,200.
1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Pace Car Edition
Lot # T214 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Pace Car Edition; S/N 1G1YY32G5W5116127; Radar Blue, /Yellow, Purple leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $46,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $49,680 – Automatic, Yellow wheels, full road equipment, Pace car graphics. – Festival Queen’s parade car. Seats are lightly worn, 2,116 miles and nearly like new. Documented with MSO, window stickers and letter from GM. Richard Berry Collection. – Ahh, the Festival Queen isn’t like Parnelli Jones, is she? Some hat the Radar Blue and ribbon Pace Car graphics. Call it
1958 Dodge D100 Sweptside Pickup
Lot # T238 1958 Dodge D100 Sweptside Pickup; S/N L8D1L07226; White, Light Blue/Light Blue, White; Truck restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $32,400 – 315/204hp, 2-barrel carb, pushbutton automatic, heater, no radio, wheel covers, whitewalls, wood bed floor, white bed strips, wraparound rear window. – Good paint, chrome and upholstery. Black painted bed floor. Repainted over old paint, overspray over old, peeling undercoat in rear wheel wells. Frame repainted over rust pits. An eye-catching truck with very good cosmetics but not like new underneath. – A flamboyant beast, but with no value progression at all. Sold at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2007 for $44,000, at RM Ft. Lauderdale in 2010 for $38,500, at Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale in 2012 for $49,500, then bid to $45,000 at Mecum Indy last May. The owner got tired; the new owner got lucky at this price for a rare and flamboyant pickup.
1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car
Lot # T309 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Indy Pace Car; S/N 1G1YY32P0S5112397; Purple, White/Black, Purple leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $25,000 plus commission of; Final Price $25,000 – Automatic, full road equipment, silver painted alloy wheels. – 500 Festival Corvette driven by Chevrolet GM Jim Perkins. 3,529 miles and like new. Richard Berry collection. – Sold for $43,740 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach from the GM collection in 2005. One of the least attractive of Chevrolet’s ribbon graphics liveries and a car that could have been disposed for the offered price.
1915 White 5 Ton Stake Bed Truck
Lot # W287 1915 White 5 Ton Stake Bed Truck; S/N 59780; Red, Black fenders and frame/Black leatherette; Truck restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $29,160 – Double chain drive, steel spoke wheels, solid tires, single kerosene headlight, dual kerosene taillights. – Open cab with buckboard style seat, wood floor load bed with low sideboards. Aged but sound paint, good upholstery. Grimy chassis and drivetrain. Sound but tired older truck quality restoration. – Displayed on the main concourse outside the auction arena this white and its FWD mate (Lot #W290) were constantly the center of attention. A fascinating example of how to do Heavy Duty when the whole idea of internal combustion power for a goods-mover was a novel concept. Absolutely captivating, but gloriously expensive to get home, the buyers’ decision on value is not to be disputed.
1918 FWD Model B 3 Ton Truck
Lot # W290 1918 FWD Model B 3 Ton Truck; S/N 17758; Red, /Black leatherette; Black leatherette top; Truck restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 8.00%; Final Price $24,840 – RHD. Four wheel drive. Acetylene headlight, single sidelight, disc wheels, solid tires. – Amazingly cool. Sound but dirty and aged old paint. Grimy chassis and drivetrain. T-head four cylinder power. Open cab body with no load bed. Ugly but sound and imposing. Richard Berry collection. – As cool as the White (Lot #287) was, this FWD was far more involved and entertaining. Like the White it had no cargo bed so the panoply of iron mongery that made it go and (sort of) stop was out there and visible. Those old enough can remember gigantic solid tire lumps like this on the roads in the early 50’s delivering coal and sand. It isn’t beautiful, but it has style and purpose that no Cameo comes close to expressing. The White was cool, but this FWD is cooler, and less money.

[Source: Rick Carey]

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  1. Rick: It appears that the XK120, Lot S180.1, has a cut down windshield. This could be why there is no top.

  2. It does look low, but the hooks for clamping a top down on the windshield posts are there. I think it just got lost somewhere.
    Nice catch.

    Rick

  3. Hey Rick, always a fan of your reports, especially on the Corvette and muscle car auctions. I appreciate your car by car descriptions and often go back to the auction catalog to see how the cars were presented in the catalog vs your description which often gives the actual condition number of the car. I find it very helpful and interesting noting the difference between what I perceived the car to be from the catalog and what it actually is after your inspection, especially since I am handicapped and cannot get to as many auctions as I’d like to see the cars for myself. The one request I would make is that you always list the condition number (sometimes that it missing) with the other details. I look forward your work each month. I might suggest you take a break and get the Alfa out and enjoy it, especially after such a brutally cold and much too long winter..

  4. Rick,

    Another great report, thanks for all the effort you put into it. I especially enjoy where you trace a cars auction history. Do you mind sharing where info from?

    1. The prior auction result data comes from my own personally compiled and maintained auctions result database. It contains results primarily from the early 90’s to the present but some from prior auctions which I have compiled from catalogs and a variety of sources for the sale and value data.
      I continue to build it, both forward and backward, as data sources and time permit.
      I’m happy to consult it on behalf of others, either with regard to a specific chassis number or for a specific year/marque/model. If I don’t have anything its free; if I come up with meaningful data it costs a little more.

      Rick

        1. Bill,
          No, I don’t do appraisals. It would be, I feel, expose me to conflict of interest situations, and I’m more than busy enough doing the auction reports and some articles.
          Having said that, I’m more than willing to compile and send comparable transaction background that lets you, or a qualified appraiser, form opinions of value.