Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 16-21, 2018

[Post updated April 4, 2018 with additional photos.]

This is make-good, not only for subscribers and followers but also for Barrett-Jackson who accords me unusual access to the walled-off Salon cars and is cooperative with data.

It was only two weeks after getting home from Arizona that I took off to cold, snow-covered Paris. Then I messed up importing a data file from my B-J collaborators, assigning incorrect lot numbers to the 104 cars they observed at WestWorld. Then GAA Greensboro and Amelia Island were interposed. This is the catch-up report from B-J Scottsdale, and at 139 cars it’s not insignificant.

The stature of Barret-Jackson Scottsdale is singular. While other early auctions have undergone changes in ownership and leadership B-J is still the Jackson family preserve. It has grown to command a unique position not only as a collector car auction but also as an event of rare and compelling content.

There are acres of cars, but also more acres of vendors and exhibitors. A walk-in ticket on Saturday costs $75, and the place is flooded with spectators, a crush of humanity that makes getting even reasonably close to the cars nearly impossible.

But, as I’ve said many times before and hope I’ll say many times more, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is an experience not to be missed, even after experiencing it for 27 years.

Results this year reinforced the developing impression of a steady collector car market. There were a few lightning strikes of huge values but for the most part the vast numbers of vehicles on offer were matched by even more vast numbers of bidders willing to rise to the occasion with generous, if not irrational, bids.

There were even a few bargains that missed the attention of the usually astute B-J bidders.

The caliber of the cars on offer were as variable as the predilections of their consignors and buyers. Some mediocre cars brought big money; some wonderful cars were good values, all shaded by a largely static market reassessing relative values on a daily basis.

At a total of $113.9 million (for vehicles, not including B-J’s huge take for automobilia) this was the second highest total in B-J history, bettered only by 2015’s $130.9 million which featured the not likely to be repeated any time soon Ron Pratte collection.

It was B-J’s seventh sale total above $100 million.

Charity lots have become an important part of the B-J formula. One of them, Ron Pratte’s Ford GT sold for $2.5 million, was the top lot of the sale. B-J reported that the $6,160,000 in charity lots sold this year brought B-J’s total sales with proceeds to various charities to just over $100 million, an accomplishment of epic generosity by B-J’s bidders.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2018 1731/1751 98.9% $65,775 $41,800

[63.6%]

$113,856,655
2017 1708/1716 99.5% $59,434 $40,700

[68.5%]

$101,513,833
2016 1482/1490 99.5% $69,112 $47,850

[69.2%]

$102,423,750

The following observations are by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton, Greg Ingold and Reggie Horning; the final copy and comments are my responsibility. They are sorted by Marque, Model, Body style and Year.

Next year I’ll try to be more timely [and try to get my colleagues to do better with their photos.]

Lot # 418 1968 American Motors Ambassador SST 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N A8A897T110732; Light Green, Black vinyl roof/Green vinyl, cloth; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $16,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,600. No Reserve. – 343/280hp, automatic, hubcaps and trim rings, Radial T/A tires, bench seat, column shift, pushbutton radio, dash clock, woodgrain dash trim, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes. – A one-owner car until it was bought and restored. Most Ramblers don’t ever get that far. Tired original chrome, but the paint is fantastic and the trim is in good shape. Restoration work has been done underneath but it hasn’t been fully gone through. Good interior that’s original other than newer seats and carpets. Straight new door vinyl. Not a meticulous restoration and done by an enthusiast, but the bar isn’t very high for these cars, and you might very well be able to call it the best one in the country. – B-J frequently uncovers unusual and rarely seen cars that are one of the delights of January’s trip to WestWorld. This is one of them, impressively restored and thoughtfully preserved, and its result doesn’t seem to have the often-seen B-J premium, just a sound and honestly presented car that sold for a price that’s fair to both parties.

Lot # 1389 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe; S/N DB52268L; California Sage/Parchment leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $800,000. With Reserve. – Chrome spoke outside laced Borrani wire wheels, Blaupunkt multiband radio, power windows. – Originally an automatic, changed to a ZF 5-speed at some point. Excellent paint and major brightwork; scuffed side window moldings. The panel gaps are all consistent. The engine compartment is a bit aged and the interior is immaculate. With the current owner since 1988, and it was restored in the 1990s but still looks very good. – It was reported as a no-sale at RM Monterey last August with a bid of $1.1 million, in the same condition as here. The odometer has since then added all of 3 miles. The bid in Monterey was realistic, the lowball offer here is not.

Lot # 361.1 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I Bugeye Roadster; S/N AN5L44535; Red/Red vinyl piped in White; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $16,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,600. No Reserve. – Hub caps, store brand tires. – Represented as original. Straight body with no bondo. Very good driver quality paint and newer chrome. Very good, lightly aged unrestored interior. Very clean underneath. Small scrape on the right taillight, and the taillight gaskets are cracking. Excellent new top. Comes with original side curtains. Half the Bugeyes on the road these days have a 1275 engine, disc brakes, a fiberglass nose and often a modern 5-speed. This one is almost unusual in that it has its original 948, drum brakes and steel nose. A well maintained Western Sprite that hasn’t been messed with, although it has never been restored and isn’t a show car. – A spot on result for a mostly very good Bugeye, which offers a lot of fun and charm per dollar even if it has only 43hp.

Lot # 541 1972 Buick GS 455 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 4G37U2H114236; Flame Orange/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. No Reserve. – Upgraded to Stage 1 specs, factory air conditioning, bucket seats, Radial T/A tires. – Inconsistent panel gaps. Good older paint. The interior appears original research except for new carpet. The dash is free of any cracks. Underbody is unrestored with some overspray, but clean rust free floorboards. New shocks and dual exhaust headers with turbo style mufflers and tailpipes. Engine compartment is clean with a light detail. Aftermarket aluminum intake and valve covers. A/C is hooked up and appears functional. Restored, but not to exacting standards. – The engine upgrades are appropriate on a ’72, newly reflecting insurance and emissions restrictions. The price it brought here at B-J reflects the specifications and the sketchy caliber of its presentation.

Lot # 1107 1970 Buick GSX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 446370H301968; Saturn Yellow, Black Stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. No Reserve. – 455/350hp, 4-speed, Wide Oval tires, hood tach, factory radio, bucket seats, floor shift. – Gorgeous Saturn Yellow paint. Straight body. Mechanically restored to like new standards. The interior has no notable wear. Fully restored with little use since. – A gorgeous and desirable Buick that caught the B-J bidders’ attention and brought a superior but fully deserved price.

Lot # 1327 1987 Buick Regal GNX Coupe; S/N 1G4GJ1175HP439268; Black/Black, Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. No Reserve. – Power windows, air conditioning, factory stereo. – Very good interior. Well maintained paint with no blemishes. Clean, detailed engine bay. Showing 10,790 miles, which is on the high side for a GNX, but still presents like a new car. This is GNX #0003 and it was Buick’s press and road test car with extensive magazine coverage in 1986-87. – The bidders fairly ignored the mileage on this car and gave due credit to its preserved condition and the low production number that makes it the first GNX sold to the public as well as the notoriety of its many road tests. This isn’t a record price (Barrett-Jackson sold a time-warp 362-mile example in 2015 for $165,000), but this car brought a price at the top of the range of GNX values and deserved to do so.

Lot # 407 1987 Buick Regal Grand National Coupe; S/N 1G4GJ1177HP415330; Black/Black, Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $31,900. No Reserve. – T-tops, cassette stereo, cruise control, tinted glass. – Showing 23,235 miles. Original paint is well maintained. Several stone chips on the front fender which have been touched up with a paint brush. Underbody is clean and original. Interior is original and well maintained, light wear on drivers side floor mat, otherwise factory fresh. A well preserved low mileage GN. – With Grand Nationals, there is little variation in condition and essentially no variation in equipment, so mileage makes a big difference. This one had a low but significant number on the odometer. That combined with the light age explains the fairly modest result here, although it is appropriate.

Lot # 399 1963 Buick Riviera Sport Coupe; S/N 7J1021201; Pearl White/Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $17,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,250. No Reserve. – Bucket seats, console, floor shift, power windows, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power driver’s seat. – Older amateur repaint with some light orange peel in the finish throughout. Good original chrome with very light patina. Interior appears original with very light wear on the seats and carpet. Underbody has some light undercoating and appears well maintained with new exhaust. Under the hood has some light detailing but largely appears original and well maintained with new master cylinder and voltage regulator. A/C is hooked up with belts on the compressor. An average driver, but these Rivieras are fundamentally handsome cars. – The design of the first generation Riviera is subtle and restrained, a complete about face from the chrome laden barges of just a few years before. This one gives every impression of being sound and consistently maintained. It could have brought a few thousand dollars more without becoming expensive.

Lot # 1047.1 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible; S/N 7D2010717; White, Red/Black, White leather; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve. – Wire wheels, whitewalls, boot cover, hood ornament, power steering, power brakes, power top, power windows, dash clock, factory radio, power seats. – Fresh but not overrestored engine bay. Very good paint and chrome. On the driver’s door, the gaps are uneven and there are chips at the back edge. Very good fully redone interior. Not a concours restoration, but fully redone and showing 119 test miles. – Listed as a no-sale by Mecum in Las Vegas two months ago with a reported high bid of $95,000, sufficiently close to this result to corroborate its being appropriate.

Lot # 1301.1 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon; S/N 6845536; Black, Wood/Red, Silver leather; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,200. No Reserve. – Wire wheel covers, whitewalls, factory radio, dash clock. – The wood is in very good shape. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Not done yesterday, but done right and to high standards. Nothing to pick on. – Sold for $160,000 at Christie’s Pebble Beach way back in 2001 when its restoration was much fresher, but that was a huge result then and well above even the presale high estimate. This is still a deservedly strong price for an older but nearly flawless Buick woody. The 1953s were the last true wood-bodied station wagons.

Lot # 1016.2 1966 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Convertible; S/N 446676H162515; Flame Red/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200. No Reserve. – Factory Nailhead V-8 with dual quads, red line tires, bucket seats, floor shift, pushbutton radio, boot cover, power steering, power brakes. – Reportedly one of seven in this configuration. Clean fully restored engine bay. Decent older chrome and average quality older paint. Good interior with newer seats and carpets. Very desirably equipped GS restored to acceptable but not meticulous standards, and done a while ago. AACA National First Prize, Senior and Preservation award winner. Richard Hubbard collection. – Sold for $84,800 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007. These cars haven’t seen the same kind of fluctuations in value as other American muscle cars, which explains the similar prices

Lot # 1387 1932 Cadillac 452-B V-16 Special Phaeton, Body by Fisher; S/N 1400044; Ice Blue, Dark Blue fenders/Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $225,000. With Reserve. – Dark Blue wire wheels with chrome spokes, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, luggage rack, windwings, rollup rear windshield, rear compartment speedometer and clock. – V-12 Fisher body installed during restoration years ago. Very good older paint, chrome, interior and top. Dark Blue underbody was done to concours standards and shows no use. There are a few minor touched up paint chips and some thin chrome but not enough to detract from a superb car and an AACA National First Prize winner. – Sold for $176,000 by RM at Amelia in 2011. While the Phaeton body is attractive and practical, it’s not original to this chassis and could have been sold for the reported high bid here with only slight regret.

Lot # 329.1 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 6L47S7Q276670; White, vinyl roof/White leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $13,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,850. No Reserve. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, bench seat, column shift, power windows, air conditioning, sunroof. – The original paint has been well maintained with no signs of rust or collision repair. Completely rust free. Several stone chips in the front of the hood. The vinyl roof is well maintained and original. Interior is well maintained and all original with light wear on the driver’s seat and driver’s side carpet. Underbody is factory undercoated and looks well maintained with new shocks, no rust anywhere. Engine bay is all original and has been lightly detailed and cleaned for sale. A well maintained and lightly used original car showing 28,043 believable miles. – This well-preserved Eldo could have brought at least 25% more and still been a reasonable buy with only a modest premium for preservation and originality.

Lot # 329 1978 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 6B69S8Q174523; Light Yellow, vinyl roof/Beige leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $9,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,900. No Reserve. – Wire wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, vinyl roof, bench seat, column shift, power windows, air conditioning. – Original paint is well maintained with a few chips on the front. Interior is well maintained and clean, but there are light stains in the carpet on the driver’s side and very light wear in the driver’s seat. Underbody has factory undercoating and is unrestored but looks well maintained with a recent exhaust system. Under the hood is all original and has been cleaned and lightly detailed. Showing 64,233 miles and well maintained over the years. – There’s room for an extended family in this Cadillac and as a family hauler on weekend tours or cruises it will acquit itself proudly at this price.

Lot # 1006 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N VC56F116464; Matador Red, India Ivory/Red vinyl with White cloth inserts; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $46,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $50,600. No Reserve. – 265/170hp, Powerglide, wire wheel covers, whitewalls, hood ornament, factory radio, dash clock. – Represented as original with 46,737 actual miles. The paint is old but it isn’t original. There are masking errors around the roof as well as large chip behind the passenger’s door. Several more chips on the hood. The chassis looks like it got undercoating at some point. Sound original interior with light general wear and crazing on the painted dash. Not honestly advertised, and essentially just a driver quality Tri-Five Bel Air without many options. – Sold at Mecum Indy in 2008 for $33,863 and here in 2012 for $82,500, a magnanimous result that is somewhat remedied by the result here, although it is still expensive with the sloppy old repaint. The trouble is that if it is repainted again it’s even farther from the “original” condition on which at least in part this price is based.

 

Lot # 1282 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr. Hardtop Bubble Top; S/N 21637L178246; Engine # 5145642T20P; Nassau Blue/Blue vinyl, cloth; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. No Reserve. – 409/409hp, dual quads, 4-speed, bench seat, radio and heater delete, body color wheels, hubcaps, blackwall tires, 4.11 Positraction, 90 degree column-mounted tach. – Very good paint, chrome, interior and engine compartment. Restored like new without going overboard. Although it is stated to be an original 409/409 4-speed car, it is not claimed that it is the original engine. – This was the performance standard in 1962, and it looked the part. Bubble Tops are much prized by collectors and the Bel Air 409/409 is at the top of the list. This is a perfectly appropriate price for a superbly and freshly restored car that has probably had an engine swap.

Lot # 1036 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 154116T195016; White/Blue; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. No Reserve. – L72 427/425hp, 4-speed, 4.56 Positraction, metallic brakes, tinted glass, transistor ignition, body color wheels, BF Goodrich Silvertown II tires, bench seat, radio and heater delete. – Very good paint and graphics hand painted on. The brightwork is like new. The engine and mechanicals show little use. The underbody is fully restored and the interior is like new. Restored to as raced condition, yet not overdone. A beautiful period drag racer. – Sold at Mecum Indy in 2013 for $66,340, then a no-sale there in 2015 at a $55,000 high bid. The result here is reasonable.

Lot # 359 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe; S/N 1Q87L9N531794; Yellow, Orange graphics/Saddle vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $11,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $12,650. No Reserve. – 350/175hp, automatic, body color wheels, Radial T/A tires, 3.42 Positraction, air conditioning, power windows. – Shiny older repaint, but poor prep work with dents in the roof and dirt in the paint throughout. Factory graphics were taped around on the hood, although the side graphics appear new. The interior is largely unrestored, but clean with new carpet. Dash is faded, and gauge lenses are hazy. No rips or tears. Side glass is scratched and window rubbers are missing. Unrestored underbody, with new dual exhaust. Unrestored under the hood and appears stock with recent tune up. – An unremarkable car other than its attention-grabbing colors, and it brought a fair price for its condition and equipment.

Lot # 1409 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N642876; Engine # T0418ML; Hugger Orange/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $700,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $770,000. With Reserve. – COPO 9560 aluminum 427, M22 4-speed, 4.1 Positraction, power brakes, chambered exhaust, pushbutton radio, heater, hubcaps, F70-14 Wide Oval tires, smog pump, cowl induction ducted hood. – Excellent paint, chrome, interior, engine and chassis. Restored like new, with better cosmetics. – Restored better than new and with an extensive list of options that is unusual in a ZL1 which were usually ordered stripped to save weight. A well-known and documented car, it brought a big but appropriate price.

 

Lot # 1035.1 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 138375A142596; Crocus Yellow/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800. No Reserve. – 327/350hp, 4-speed, wheel covers, Silvertown blackwalls, dual snorkel air cleaner, chromed valve covers, 12-bolt rear, bucket seats, floor shift, console, original radio. – Some oxidation and pitting on the console trim and dash. Otherwise very good interior. Beautiful, highly detailed engine bay with chromed air cleaner. Rocker trim doesn’t quite fit flush. Very good paint. Nearly spotless underneath. Mostly very good and in attractive colors, but a few corners were cut. With the original owner until 2015, and then restored. – Hammered not sold at Mecum Indy in 2015 at a $47,000 bid, then sold for $71,500 at Mecum Indy a year later. Not sold again in Mecum Dallas in 2016 at an $80,000 hammer bid and yet again at Worldwide Dallas last year at a $73,000 hammer bid. The seller may still have had unrealistically high expectations for this car, but it sold at no reserve for a much more realistic price.

Lot # 1315 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 13875K173411; Regal Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $242,000. No Reserve. – Z16, 396/375hp, 4-speed, tilt steering column, Protect-O-Plate, gold line tires, bucket seats, floor shift. – Very good paint. The body is very straight with only slight misalignment of the deck lid on the passenger’s side. The brightwork is all like new. The vinyl roof is tight-fitting. The engine and underbody have been fully restored with little use showing. The interior is complete and like new. An exceptionally rare car, fully restored, with few miles since completion. David Fluke collection – A real showpiece that brought a price that is full retail and then some.

Lot # 1070.1 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 13670R203756; Cranberry Red, Black Stripes and vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $69,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $75,900. No Reserve. – LS6 454/450hp, automatic, Wide Oval tires, hood pins, bench seat, column shift, tinted glass, power steering, power brakes, Protect-O-Plate, original build sheet, partial window sticker and Protect-o-Plate documented. – An original, unrestored LS6 with 49,941 miles. The body is excellent. The paint has faded little over the years. The bumpers and brightwork have minor scuffing. The vinyl roof is excellent and is like new. The engine compartment has some minor patina but is clean. The underbody has minor patina from age but is not too bad. The interior has been well maintained and does not have any major wear. Showing 49,941 original miles. Unrestored and almost too good to be true. – Where were the LS6 buyers when this Chevelle crossed the block, because they missed an opportunity. This is a bargain of serious magnitude.

Lot # 165 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Coupe; S/N 107375W206196; Red/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve. – 4-speed, wire wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, factory gauges and tach. – A mostly gorgeous car with very clean engine bay, tidy underbody, very good paint and very good interior. Lightly scratched original window frames. Done to higher than usual Corvair standards and a very attractive car. – An attractive car, but it is a non-turbo Corsa and certainly not the world’s best. It was the only one in the sale, but that doesn’t explain the excessive price here, which could ordinarily buy two perfectly good ’65 Corvairs.

Lot # 1017.1 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E57S101861; Cascade Green, White coves/Shoreline Beige; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. No Reserve. – 283/220hp, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, 3-speed. – In storage for 25 years but it must have been restored at some point and recently got a mechanical refreshing. Very clean but not show quality engine bay. Very good paint and chrome. Uneven gaps. Some light orange peel on the hard top. No radio installed but there is a speaker. An older restoration recently gone through, but not perfect. – For an imperfect car with base equipment, this was a fair result that both parties can be happy with. The 4-speed was not available in early ’57 Corvettes but most of them later had their 3-speeds swapped. From an authenticity point of view it’s good to see that this early car retains its 3-speed.

Lot # 481 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194371S111741; Classic White/Red vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $43,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $47,300. No Reserve. – 350/330hp LT1, 4-speed, power steering, AM/FM radio, tilt/telescopic steering column, luggage rack. – A solid cosmetically restored LT1 that is represented as matching numbers but doesn’t have documentation of note but is claimed to be the matching numbers engine and have 58,115 original miles. Very good paint. The interior has new seat upholstery and carpet, but original door panels and dash. Small crack in the driver’s side dash speaker grille. The underbody is cleaned and detailed mostly using black paint. The engine bay isn’t fully restored but tidy and maintained. A relatively rare Corvette, but it’s not presented to the standard it should have been. – On the expensive side for a less than perfect LT1, but not excessive and still a lot of car for the money.

Lot # 630.1 1981 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 1G1AY8769B5100456; Silver, Gray/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $16,500. No Reserve. – 350/190hp, automatic, Radial T/A tires, air conditioning, power windows, power driver’s seat, 8-track stereo, CB radio. – Small crack in the driver’s rear back corner, and two small chips in the driver’s door. Small crease in the front rubber bumper. Otherwise, the paint is very well preserved. Interior is well preserved and maintained to near showroom condition no signs of wear or rubs any wear. Underbody is clean and looks all original. Engine bay is clean and all original and appears to never have been worked on. Bloomington Gold Survivor Award, Bloomington Gold Benchmark Award, NCRS Regional Top Flight. Comes with original window sticker, bill of sale and build sheet. – As far as ’81 Corvettes go, this one is about as good as it gets as it’s essentially a showroom fresh car. Nevertheless, it brought an unremarkable price. It crossed the lot fairly early in the day, likely before a lot of the big money was in the room. But, even at Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction in 2010 it was bid to only $17,500 making this a cost-effective way to say “I own a Bloomington Gold Survivor Corvette!”

Lot # 1289 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster; S/N 0577683F54YG; Polo White/Red; Beige top; Unrestored original, 4 condition; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. No Reserve. – 235/155hp six, Powerglide, wheel covers, wide whitewall tires, AM radio. – The paint is heavily cracked, faded, chipped and scuffed throughout the entire car. The top is very faded, stained, and has rips on the driver’s side. The engine has plenty of patina but the space is tidy. The carpet and dash are very faded but intact. The seats have no wear and may have been reupholstered at some point. Showing 11,305 claimed original miles. Preserved, yet very aged with an NCRS Preservation 5-Star Bowtie award. Appears to be titled by its engine number. – This Corvette brought a premium for originality and for its extensive documentation and NCRS awards (although why it hasn’t gone for Bloomington Gold is something of a mystery.) Destined to be further preserved and scantily driven on and off show fields.

Lot # 166 1996 Chevrolet Corvette GS Coupe; S/N 1G1YY2257T5600868; Admiral Blue, White, Red/Red leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200. No Reserve. – 350/330hp LT4, 6-speed, black wheels, aftermarket exhaust. – Very small chip on the nose. Light wear to the driver’s seat. Otherwise looks new even though it has 29,954 miles. Treated as collectible since it left the factory, but was at least driven a bit. One of 810 GS coupes. – Sold early in the auction and went for a relative bargain given the solid condition. The GSs that bring the big money, though, are the ones with delivery miles, and the other ’96 GS in this sale had a very different fate. A 90-mile convertible, it sold for $62,700. That makes the last 29,864 miles on this GS’s odometer very expensive.

Lot # 1418 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe; S/N 194378S414566; Engine # T0229IT18S414566; Le Mans Blue/Medium Blue vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000. With Reserve. – 427/430hp L88, 4-speed, heater, no radio, tee tops, Rallye wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, smog equipment, power brakes. – Represented as the original engine. Very good older paint, chrome and interior. The paint has some polishing swirl, particularly on the roof hoop. Engine compartment and chassis were restored like new. Some age is apparent, along with no evidence of use. Original build sheet documented, full ownership history, NCRS Top Flight and Duntov Award, Bloomington Gold. – A load of bragging rights go with owning this L88 and the price it brought is appropriate for its configuration, restoration, preservation and history.

Lot # 638.1 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary Coupe; S/N 1Z87L8S412423; Silver, Gray/Oyster leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. No Reserve. – Radial T/A tires, power windows. – Showing 914 miles but several indications draw suspicions. The paint has imperfections in the flow of the silver color inconsistent with factory. Rear quarter appears repainted. There are several under paint flaws in the front driver’s side fender and the rear driver’s side fender that also don’t appear to be factory flaws. Both painted bumpers are not matching paint and ill fitting. The interior rear compartment carpet is soiled. There is color dye overspray on the rear plastic seat covers and the seats seem well worn in. Aluminum wheels are oxidized and have brake dust residue on them. Underbody is dirty like it has been driven quite a bit. Underhood is original but shows wear and oil seepage indicating it has been driven quite a bit. The mileage may be actual, but this car wasn’t stored as carefully as it should have been and there seems to be more to the story. – The bidders here wisely had a look at this car up close and recognized its inconsistencies. While the odometer reading is certainly noteworthy and would indicate a collectible car, this seems like one with stories and certainly not deserving of top dollar. The St. Louis plant was having all kinds of paint problems during this period and it is quite possible this Corvette was repainted under warranty.

Lot # 1080.1 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 Pickup; S/N 136800L135968; Black Cherry, White stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $104,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $114,400. No Reserve. – 454/450hp LS6, 4-speed, cowl induction, Wide Oval tires, hood pins, power steering, power brakes, 12-bolt rear, bucket seats, console, tilt steering column, factory radio, Hurst shifter, build sheet and Protect-o-Plate documented. – Good older paint and chrome. Lightly scratched windshield frame. Tidy but driver quality engine bay. Older restored underneath. Clean, straight pickup bed. Good interior that’s original other than newer seats and carpets. Represented as restored by its current owner. This car is about as loaded as you could want from an El Camino, so it arguably deserves a more thorough and high quality restoration. It’s not a bad car, but the self-proclaimed ‘holy grail’ of El Caminos deserves better. – Fourteen years ago this Camino was sold at McCormick’s fall Palm Springs auction for $16,013. It had the LS6 then and has been restored since then. All that power and torque with no body weight on the rear axle must make for an intriguing driving experience and, at this price, an expensive one.

Lot # 841 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer 1/2 Ton Open Top Utility 4×4; S/N KE181S623646; Black/Black vinyl with houndstooth cloth inserts; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800. No Reserve. – 350/250hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, hardtop, Hankook tires, bucket seats, factory air conditioning. – Well restored paint on professionally prepped bodywork that exceeds factory specifications. Underbody is painted, with new springs shocks and exhaust. Interior has been completely restored with new carpet, seat upholstery and door pads. Dash has been restored and fully detailed. Factory fresh inside. Similar detail has been given under the hood with nearly factory restoration including correct decals and plating. Freshly restored and gorgeous. – Not sold at Mecum Las Vegas last year at a hammer bid of $45,000. The seller’s patience was rewarded big time as this Blazer hit the jackpot in Scottsdale. That Blazers are getting such high caliber restorations and achieving this kind of money shows just how hot these are in the vintage truck market.

Lot # 349 1973 Datsun 240Z Coupe; S/N HLS30138683; Brown/Tan vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900. No Reserve. – Wheel covers, Continental tires, wood shift knob, factory radio, dash clock. – Three-owner car. Sold new in OK with Zeibart undercoating. Good single repaint. Very good original chrome. Tidy, well maintained but unrestored mechanicals. Some paint coming off the badge on the rear. Excellent original interior. Showing 49,464 claimed original miles. Looks like it would have in the ’70s in this condition, in these colors and with those wheel covers. – Hammered not sold at Mecum Las Vegas last year and 202 miles ago at a $27,000 high bid, which was a fair offer for a charmingly original and unmolested ’73 Z car and with this result as a reference really should have been taken.

Lot # 114 1983 Datsun 280ZX 2+2 Coupe; S/N JN1HZ06S1DX503778; Silver/Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $7,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $7,700. No Reserve. – Automatic, T-tops, rear window slats, factory cassette stereo, power windows, air conditioning. – Really bad paint with lots of scratches, deep chips and fish eyes. Dull but reasonably good interior. Dirty but rust free underneath. Dull plastic mirrors. In the least desirable configuration and it really should be better given the 17,696 miles on the odometer. – A small price to pay for a handsome six-cylinder sporty car in the grand scheme of things, but 280ZXs are not particularly collectible and this is especially true of 2+2 automatics like this. It was lucky to get this much.

Lot # 1006.2 1974 DeTomaso Pantera L GTS Coupe; S/N THGTPS07219; Burgundy, Black/Burgundy leather with cloth inserts; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $102,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $112,200. No Reserve. – Campagnolo wheels, fender flares, painted rear bumper, factory T-tops, Ghia-badged steering wheel, power windows, wood dash, Blaupunkt stereo. – Unusual factory T-tops and cloth inserts for the seats. Small chip in the left front fender. The wheel caps are lightly scratched. Some paint is coming off the window frames. The leather is heavily worn but the interior is mostly well kept. Lightly worn underneath. A real GTS with lots of unusual features that make up for its used condition. The consignor claims the 6,866 miles showing are original, but its condition is indicative of much more. – Panteras have gotten a little more expensive over the years but still over good value in the world of classic mid-engine Italian supercars. Of the late Pantera Ls, the GTS is the one to have in terms of both looks and performance. This one sold pretty much right on the money for its condition.

Lot # 842 1949 Diamond T Model 201 1 Ton Pickup; S/N 2015979; Red/Red; Truck restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve. – Hercules 6-cylinder, 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, single spare, dual mirrors, pop-out windshield, wood bed, engine-turned dash, floor shift, heater, radio. – A lot of the brightwork is original and aged. Good paint. Straight body. Fresh, clean pickup bed. Nearly spotless underneath. Very good interior. Body-off restored and gorgeous. A seldom seen postwar Diamond T that will stand out among any group of classic pickups. – This is a serious trucker’s pickup, built to work hard and keep coming back for more but even at that these Diamond Ts were mostly worked into the ground. This attractively-done example is all but faultless, the exception being the aged bright trim, and it brought a deserved record price for the model.

Lot # 1330 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS23R0B218163; Go Mango/Black; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. No Reserve. – 426/425hp Hemi, dual quads, 4-speed, hood pins, Track Pak, stripe delete, Hurst pistol grip shifter, Tic Toc Tach, factory radio, power steering and brakes, Rallye instruments, stripe delete. – Striking Go Mango paint on a straight body. The brightwork is all excellent with nothing on the exterior indicating significant use. The engine compartment is fully restored as is the underbody. The interior is fully redone as well and has no wear. A beautiful restoration to factory condition using many NOS parts. The result is beautiful while not going overboard, but it was not built as an R/T and is honestly represented here. – Sold for $94,600 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2012, when Hemi price were in something of a trough. This much higher result is still modest in today’s market, however. Then again, Mopar fans were spoiled for choice in Scottsdale this year.

Lot # 1421 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS23R1B242313; Black/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $325,000. With Reserve. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, Hurst pistol grip shifter, radio, heater, hubcaps, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, dual outside mirrors, power brakes, stripe delete. – Buffed through original paint with dust inclusions and lifting factory filler on the C pillars. The underbody is clean and orderly, as is the engine and interior. Represented as an all original Challenger, and it might well be in which case it is in remarkable condition more like an older restoration than 63,958 mile original car. – Sold for $341,000 at Worldwide’s Houston sale in 2006, then offered by RM at the Arizona Biltmore and Mecum at Monterey in 2013, at Indy in 2014 and at Kissimmee in 2016 without selling. It didn’t sell here, either, which suggests the seller’s expectations still lagging behind those of the buyers.

Lot # 1317 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Coupe; S/N 2C3CDZH98JH100244; Pitch Black/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. No Reserve. – 808hp Demon Crate engine, 18-speaker stereo, heated steering wheel, power tilt/telescopic steering column. – Freshly delivered car with only 3 miles. The interior is still sealed in the wrapper. – Sold for nearly twice the MSRP, but that isn’t too surprising. You can’t walk into any old Dodge dealer and buy one of these cars, but anyone could walk into Barrett-Jackson and bid on this one.

Lot # 1066.1 1989 Dodge Dakota Shelby Pickup; S/N 1B7FL96Y8KS176109; White, Black graphics/Burgundy, Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. No Reserve. – 318/170hp, automatic, column shift, factory cassette stereo, Shelby wheels. – This is the first Shelby Dakota built. Supposedly sold to a private customer who then sold it back to Shelby. At Shelby, it was reportedly used as a shop truck and it sure does look like it. The paint is dull. The graphics are faded and scratched up. The pickup bed looks like it has had a ton of stuff grown in the back over the years. The interior is pretty good. Really a poor example objectively, but supposedly Carroll Shelby was in it a few times, and that kind of thing gets bidders excited. – Whether the low production number or the time at Shelby contributed more to this price isn’t clear, but they accounted for more of the money here than the truck itself, which is on the shabby side. For reference, a restored one over at Bonhams sold for just $13,200 and this is exorbitantly expensive … except to the new owner who can throw rusty Pic’n’Pull parts in the bed with impunity while driving Shelby’s shop truck.

Lot # 869 1969 Dodge Dart GTS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N LS23M9B236089; Medium Green Metallic, White tail stripe/White vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve. – 440/375hp, automatic, 3.91 Sure Grip, HD brakes, console, bucket seats, console tach, AM radio, red line tires. – Top-spec Dart GTS. Professionally painted with outstanding fit and finish. Body panels are straight. Underbody is factory detailed and correct. Exterior chrome is all new. Underneath, the chassis and suspension are restored to factory specs. Fully restored interior with new seat upholstery, door panels and carpet. All interior chrome has been restored looks showroom fresh. The engine bay is detailed and features correct paint. Done to very high standards, especially for a ’69 Dart. – And at this price, it better be. This is a huge price for a car with an automatic, but the caliber of the restoration won a lot of attention.

Lot # 1482 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Regular Cab Pickup; S/N 3D3HA16H35G740476; Solar Yellow, Black Stripe/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800. No Reserve. – Yellow Fever Edition with 6-speed, Hurst shifter, yellow interior accents. – Paint and body are like new. The mechanicals and underbody have no wear, and the interior is unworn. This truck appears like it just left the showroom yesterday. 737 miles from new. – This Viper-powered truck sold for $44,000 at Mecum Indy in 2017, but this is about what it cost new. It’s probably too early to call these truly collectible, but they will be at some point and this one is probably destined for a life of low mileage and static display until that happens.

Lot # 1378 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0263EU; Metallic, Blue, Dark Blue roof/Light Blue leather; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,100,000. With Reserve. – 2,562cc/170hp, 5-speed, 3 Webers, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XAS tires, Marchal head and fog lights. – 1953 Turin Motor Show car, owned and restored by Wayne Obry, Cavallino Best in Show, class winner at Pebble Beach. Excellent fresh paint, chrome and interior. Aside from barely perceptible stretch creases on the driver’s seat and a twist in the driver’s door window seal it is impeccable and better than new without being overdone. – Bought for a tick less than RM’s bumblebee-colored 212 Inter and a hundred thousand dollars less than it was bid to at RM Monterey in 2016, a superb quality Ferrari at a responsible price that is fair to both the buyer and the seller.

Lot # 1081 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFAA01A4A0033191; Black/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $56,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $61,600. No Reserve. – 5-spoke Ferrari alloy wheels, Michelin MXW tires, Borletti air conditioning, Kenwood CD stereo, power windows. – 1,699 miles and two owners from new, one family owned for the past three decades. Chipped, scratched, scuffed, microblistered old paint. Sound original interior. Dull wheels and exterior trim. It may not have many miles but it has many years and needs. – An ordinary 308 GTBi in such scruffy condition wouldn’t be expected to bring 3/4 of this result but the claimed 1,669 miles from new changes the whole value equation, making this a realistic preservation premium.

Lot # 1078 1976 Ferrari 308 GTS Electric Targa, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 26403; Red/Black leather; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700. No Reserve. – A full electric conversion of a salvage 308 GTS. From the car card: ‘Electric GT comprehensively resto-converted this 308 around an all-electric drivetrain consisting of three HPEVS AC-51 motors in a V8 configuration driving the power into a 5-speed G50 Porsche transaxle and the limited-slip differential really hooks up the tires. The battery pack consists of 47kWhrs of powerful LG lithium batteries. The motors run at a peak of 1800amps at 166 volts providing explosive power and torque. Restoration work includes body and paint, total rebuilt suspension including QA1 coilovers, custom Giro-disc racing brake package, Euro-bumper conversion, LED lighting, and 18″ BBS factory Ferrari wheels. The interior was completely redone to a higher quality using Italian leather throughout, as well as custom Electric GT GPS speedometer and tachometer.’ – Neat, tidy, orderly workmanship with good cosmetics. – What’s it worth? That is anyone’s guess. 47kWh battery capacity is about half that of a Tesla Model S which has a claimed range of 320 miles. The 5-speed Porsche gearbox is notably redundant in an electric, solving only the mechanical problem of transferring power from the motors to the wheels. What’s it worth? What the Barrett-Jackson bidders thought it was. Arriving silently as a Ferrari Club event? Priceless.

Lot # 1393 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 330GT7901; Black/Crimson leather; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $275,000. With Reserve. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Europa II AM-FM. – Freshly restored by Classic Showcase with better than new paint, interior and chrome. The engine compartment is like new. – The seller probably wanted, with abundant good reason, over $300,000 for this exceptionally and freshly restored 330 GT 2+2 and is reasonable to expect to get that much for it.

Lot # 1250.2 2001 Ferrari 360 F1 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYT53B000123810; Giallo Modena/Black leather, Yellow piping; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800. No Reserve. – F1 gearbox, SF shields, Yellow calipers, polished alloy wheels, polished aluminum center console, CD stereo, air conditioning, Hankook tires. – New tires. Good paint and lightly stretched interior. An orderly used car. – This is a realistic transaction for both the buyer and the seller. The auction company earned its money without taking advantage of either of them.

Lot # 1390 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 13933; Black/Beige leather, Black bars; Black cloth top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $450,000. With Reserve. – Plexi nose panel, fixed lights, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, Veglia air conditioning. – Cut by Straman in 1979. Sound older repaint with light polishing scuffs. Scuffed, thin trim chrome. Good, lightly used upholstery. The underbody and engine have been restored and only lightly used. – Brooks offered this cut Daytona at Hershey in 2000 with a reported high bid of $115,000. It has added 13,902 km to its odometer in the ensuing 18 years, but little else appears to have been done and the offer here is reasonable for its history and presentation.

Lot # 1431 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia Speciale Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF75VFA9F0212824; Black, White, Metallic Red stripes/Black leather, Red Alcantara inserts; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $425,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $467,500. With Reserve. – Red calipers, Metallic Red outside mirrors. – Gaudy paint but under 1,000 miles and meticulously maintained in showroom condition. – This is a retail price and then some.

Lot # 1303 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFBV55A830130848; Grigio Titanio Metallizzato/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. No Reserve. – F1 gearbox, modular wheels, red calipers, P Zero tires, Daytona-style seats, leather upholstered rear shelf, paddle shifters, factory stereo, climate control, clean CarFax. – A few tiny chips on the nose and the paint has some detail swirls. Essentially like new interior. Highly optioned, but it has the paddles, 16,614 miles and paint blemishes, so it’s not the most desirable specification. – It crossed the block at Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale auction in 2013 where it was reported bid to $92,500 and brought just $2,500 more on the hammer here, almost five years later. A few people have commented that the 6-speeds in late model Ferraris are rather truck-like in their operation and, facing a birthday tomorrow, I must concede that the facility and precision of a paddle-shift is becoming appealing. With no noted service history the result here is safe even in the face of a monumental bill to bring its service history up to date.

Lot # 1291.3 2014 Ferrari California Convertible, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF65TJA0E0197488; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $118,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $129,800. No Reserve. – F1 6-speed, Daytona seats, navigation, SF shields, red calipers, rear parking sensor, satellite radio. – The driver’s seat is lightly creased and soiled on the seatback bolster but other than that it in showroom condition. Even the fuzzy wheel wells are pristine despite the 11,833 miles from new. – This is California T money.

Lot # 1077.1 2012 Ferrari California Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF65LJA9C0182890; Grigio Titanio/Brown; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000. No Reserve. – Vintage package, power seats, SF shields, parking sensors, dual mode suspension, ceramic brakes. – The lower roof molding is lightly burnished from rubbing something. The paint on the nose has some primer shrinkage, water spots and light scratches. The rest of the paint is good. The diamond quilted upholstery is very good and unusual. Serviced in October including oil, cabin filter, brake fluid and belts. Represented as 20,964 miles and looks like it. – If 1291.3 was expensive, this California with more miles and some cosmetic issues is even more expensive. It was a no-sale at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction in November with a more realistic high bid of $125,000.

Lot # 1437 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF74UFA9E0196992; Rosso Corsa/Natural leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $270,000. With Reserve. – SF shields, Yellow calipers, carbon fiber interior trim. – 2,732 miles and maintained in showroom condition. Steve Todhunter collection. – It takes nearly $300,000 to buy an F12 and this bid isn’t close enough.

Lot # 1024 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXR48A7V0109377; Grigio Titanio/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve. – CD changer, air conditioning, gated 6-speed, power seats, power windows, Alpine stereo, tools and manuals. – The clearcoat on the right side of the nose is curdling. Otherwise the Ferrari is consistent with the 15,708 miles showing and claimed to be original. 3,000 miles on a belt service and new clutch. – It’s hard to say what happened to the paint but it clearly needs attention and the sooner the better. There is probably sufficient money left at this price to do just that area, but not enough to do the whole car without going underwater. The low miles are a bonus, as well as the belt service, although with only 15,708 miles in total the “3,000 miles ago” is probably several years in the past.

Lot # 1002.1 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXR48A5X0114449; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. No Reserve. – SF shields, Yellow calipers, Silver painted Ferrari wheels, Continental tires, CD stereo, air conditioning, rear Challenge grille – 18,486 miles and very clean. – The middle price of the F355 Spiders offered in Scottsdale, based on its condition a realistic result for the new owner.

Lot # 1433 2009 Ferrari F430 16M Scuderia Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFKW66A090166320; Red, Red, White, Green stripe/Black leather, Red stitching; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $320,000. With Reserve. – Carbon fiber interior and exterior trim, 6-speed, Red calipers, carbon fiber trim. – In showroom condition, represented to be 1,825 miles from new. Steve Todhunter collection. – Retail dealers look for more than the bid here, for cars with more miles, making the seller’s decision not to part with this pristine 16M Scuderia understandable.

Lot # 618.1 1973 Fiat 500R 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 5129918; Red/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $9,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $10,450. No Reserve. – Hub caps, whitewalls, rear luggage rack, folding roof. – Well applied paint over excellent bodywork. Chrome and brightwork has been restored or replaced with new. Underbody has some light undercoating but appears fully restored suspension. Interior is restored with new upholstery and carpet and retractable top is new. Fully painted inside. Engine compartment features well detailed rebuild with correctly plated and painted parts. Restored to high standards for a Fiat 500. – Sold for this amount, then rerun as 1525.3 and sold again for $13,200. Either result is fair for a cute little Fiat.

 

Lot # 325.1 1972 Fiat 850 Spider; S/N 100GBS10W789; White, Black vinyl hardtop/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $7,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $7,700. No Reserve. – Hub caps, store brand tires, hardtop, aftermarket radio. – Budget respray with orange peel and cracks around the doors. Good newer chrome bumpers. Surface rust on the radio antenna. Good interior with newer seat covers and aftermarket carbon fiber dash. Looks undercoated underneath, but done a while ago and it’s oxidized now. A basic little sports car and cheap fun. Never babied, but you wouldn’t expect one of these to be, and it doesn’t appear ever to have been abused or fallen into disrepair. – A fair price for a fair Fiat.

Lot # 1365 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 6A43R249136; Wimbledon White/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. No Reserve. – 427/425hp R-Code, 4-speed, Traction-Lok, front disc brakes, transistor ignition, radio delete, bench seat, floor shift, transistor ignition, lift-off hood, documented by two build sheets. – One of 57 like it built in 1966. The paint is slightly aged with a filled scratch above the passenger side of the windshield. The brightwork has some minor dings along the drip rail. The engine compartment was fully restored and shows very little run time. The underbody is clean and restored with a pair of Flowmaster mufflers. The engine block is a replacement sourced from a 1972 side oiler. The interior is fully restored and has little aging. A 2010 restoration that has held up well, not excessively used and remaining true to its racing history with the original NHRA class winner stickers from Island Dragway still in the rear passenger window. Three owners and showing 10,475 believable miles. – This is an expensive Fairlane, not expensive at all for its configuration and preservation.

Lot # 855 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Transparent Top Coupe; S/N M5UW179800; Torch Red, White/White, Red vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve. – 272/182hp, automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, hood ornament, spotlight, fender skirts, pushbutton radio, dash clock, Stewart Warner underdash gauges, heater. – Good older rechromed bumpers and decent original trim. Good, lightly aged older paint. Uneven gaps. Very good and like new fully restored interior. Older restored underneath. Not a show car, but a lot of eyeball in these colors and it doesn’t have any big shortcomings. – Rarely seen and always enthusiastically received at car shows and cruise-ins, these green transparent roof Fords are desirable collector cars that often bring more than this. The seller should be happy with this result, and the new owner should be happy with both the car and the price paid.

Lot # 1414 2006 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S56Y401765; Gulf Blue, Orange Stripe/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000. No Reserve. – All four options. – 1,090 miles from new. Like new inside and out. – The only thing to set this apart from the other Heritage Edition GTs that make auction appearances is the sticker package. When ordered, the stickers came in a box for the owner or dealer to put on the car. Most cars ordered with the kit seem to still have their stickers in a box, but this one actually had them applied. As for the price, it sold at the top end of the price spectrum for a Heritage Edition, which was to be expected given the low mileage and the venue.

Lot # 465.1 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 5F08A729916; Silver Blue/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve. – 289/225hp, 4-speed, narrow whitewalls, pony interior, woodrim steering wheel, AM radio. – Added GT bits. Recently redone door panels, seats and carpets. Light discoloration on the top and cloudy rear window. Very good older paint and chrome. Tidy with light wear underneath. A lightly used older restoration that’s plenty good enough to satisfy that itch for a soft top ’65 that so many guys have. Represented to be 37,908 miles from new. – Given the premium for a 4-speed and the tastefully added GT features, this was actually a pretty good value. There are certainly less expensive ways to get into a ’65 Mustang, but for a car with a solid list of desirable equipment like this and the low mileage it’s a fair price.

Lot # 1563 1983 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Convertible; S/N 1FABP27F5DF209561; Medium Charcoal Metallic, Black/Black cloth; Black top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. No Reserve. – 302/175hp, 5-speed, power windows, brakes and steering, air conditioning. – One-owner car showing 14,685 miles. Well maintained finish with only some stone chips on the right hand passenger bumper. No other scratches or flaws. Interior is all original and well maintained to show room quality. Engine bay is factory original and well maintained. Looks fresh from the factory. Underbody is clean and original. Still has factory shocks and many tags and markings in place. – Expensive but understandably so given the level of preservation, just like the rest of the seemingly endless stream of low-mile Fox bodies at Barrett-Jackson this year.

Lot # 1562 1982 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Hatchback; S/N 1FABP16F1CF200351; Black, Red/Black cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. No Reserve. – 302/157hp, 5-speed, rear window slats, air conditioning. – Showing 11,911 claimed original miles. Some light delamination on the hood but mostly fantastic original paint. Interior is well maintained and still smells new. Engine bay is detailed to showroom fresh. Underbody is clean with some surface rust on the bare cast iron such as the differential, but otherwise looks all original including shocks. – Early Fox body Mustangs are seldom seen in any kind of condition, so having so many of them right on top of each other at one sale didn’t oversaturate things and each car excited the bidders. This imperfect but mostly excellent first-year GT model brought top dollar, but it wasn’t all that surprising after watching some of the other cars from this group sell.

Lot # 1567.1 1990 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX Coupe; S/N 1FACP40E7LF149623; Oxford White/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve. – 302/225hp, 5-speed, Traction-Lok, power windows, radio delete. – Showing 7,990 claimed original miles. Very well maintained and recently detailed. The interior shows zero wear. A showroom fresh car. – For people who are attracted to Fox bodies as blandly styled sleepers, the LX notchback is ideal because it just looks so boring (in a good way) and especially when painted in a shade of grandmother white like this one. Just about all of the low-mileage Fox bodies at Barrett-Jackson did very, very well and this car was no exception.

Lot # 1566.1 1988 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX ASC McLaren Coupe; S/N 1FABP40E7JF266305; Black/Gray, Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve. – 302/225hp, automatic, air conditioning, Alpine stereo, Momo woodrim steering wheel, power windows. – Plastic covers in the interior. Smells like new. Factory markings underneath the hood and underbody. Showing 15,602 miles and looks like a new car. – The ASC McLaren Fox bodies featured a nicer interior, different wheels, body kit and no rear seats. Not very many were built, so seeing one in such great shape was a treat and it brought an appropriately strong price.

Lot # 1561.1 1979 Ford Mustang Cobra Hatchback Coupe; S/N 9F03F144987; White, Cobra graphics/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. No Reserve. – 302/140hp, automatic, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, AM/FM stereo, thoroughly documented. – Showing 16,107 claimed original miles. Well maintained finish has some stone chips along the leading edge of the bumper. Factory orange peel in the paint is normal for the era. Interior is in well maintained condition and free of any flaws, tears or wear. Under the hood is well detailed and looks showroom fresh, as does the underbody. – The Fox body started to bring some performance credentials back to the Mustang after the Mustang II, but the 1979 Cobra was still just an appearance package. Over 17,000 were built, but very few are probably left and there can’t be many this well preserved if there even are any at all. Likely bought to round out a large Mustang collection that has one of everything and other than for that purpose a mundane Mustang for which a superior price was paid.

Lot # 1560.1 1965 Ford Mustang GT Convertible; S/N 5F08A300679; Metallic Dark Green, White sill stripe/Tan, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. No Reserve. – 289/225hp, 4-speed, air conditioning, console, dealer GT package, styled wheels with chrome rims, pushbutton radio, power front disc brakes, power top. – Quick old repaint with overspray on the cowl. Glossy painted engine, old undercoat. Claimed to be restored in 1983 and looks like it but dressed up for the auction. Scuffed stainless trim, thin trim chrome. Just a car. – This is a realistic price for a highly ordinary Mustang GT in this condition and with a generous options list.

Lot # 1099 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SportsRoof; S/N 9R02R124206; Black, Red side stripe/Black; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. No Reserve. – 428/335hp Cobra Jet, automatic, power steering and front disc brakes, visibility group, console, AM radio, includes Marti Report and window sticker, hood pins, shaker hood, sport deck rear seat, tilt steering column, 8-track stereo. – AACA Senior National First Prize 1997, AACA Grand National First Prize 2006. Deep black paint with minor buffing marks, the brightwork is excellent. The mechanicals have minimal aging and the interior appears practically unused. A beautiful old restoration that has held up exceptionally well and has the awards to show just the lengths it was restored to many years ago. – Mach 1 auction history in a nutshell: Sold for $124,020 at B-J 2010, and $165,000 at B-J 2015. Not worth any less as a collector car today, but worth less in the marketplace and yet still expensive for what it is even at this result. This is 360hp SCJ money.

Lot # 1565.1 1986 Ford Mustang SVO Hatchback; S/N 1FABP28T7GF227732; Black/Charcoal leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve. – 140/200hp intercooled turbo engine, 5-speed, Goodyear tires, sunroof, cassette stereo, power windows, sunroof, air conditioning, Traction-Lok, tilt steering column, documented with the original window sticker still on the window. – Two-owner car showing 3,124 miles. Scratch on the front bumper. Detail scratches on the paint, which is good for 32 years old but not for 3,000 miles. Excellent nearly like new interior. Not quite a showroom fresh car with the paint in the state it’s in, but very good with very low mileage, so it’s still a collector grade SVO. – Fox-body fans didn’t have to be picky in Scottsdale this year, as almost every year, configuration and body style was represented at Barrett-Jackson. This was the only SVO, though, and it brought a massive result thanks to its low miles and time-warp condition. It’s worth noting that, counting for inflation, this result is still a little under what this car would have cost new.

Lot # 749 1969 Ford Ranchero GT Pickup; S/N 9K49R157964; Wimbledon White, Gold/White Nugget Gold vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve. – 428/360hp Super Cobra Jet, automatic, 3.91 Traction-Lok, power brakes, Wide Oval tires, bucket seats, floor shift, console, Elite Marti Report and dealer invoice copy documented. – Fully restored in 2005 and 528 miles ago. Spotless engine bay with no signs of use. Very good paint and chrome. Clean, straight pickup bed. Excellent fully restored interior. Tons of time and money was put into this Ranchero, and it’s been carefully kept since the restoration was finished. One of 11 built with this engine and is represented to have 76,644 miles from new.. – This is huge money, but it bought a top notch car-truck in top spec.

Lot # 1311 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible; S/N 899A2062592; Dark Blue, Wood/Burgundy leather; Black cloth top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. No Reserve. – Hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, column shift, factory radio, dash clock. – The new wood is phenomenal. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Fresh, gorgeous and unusual. A stunner. – The wood-bodied Super Deluxe Sportsman is a highly collectible car, so while this may seem like a huge price for some old ’48 Ford, it’s actually a surprisingly low sum for one of these and especially such a good example.

Lot # 761 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N D7FH369458; Dusk Rose, White hardtop /; White top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200. No Reserve. – 312/245hp, automatic, Kelsey Hayes chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, porthole hardtop, power steering, power brakes, Town & Country radio, fender skirts, tinted glass, heater, build sheet documented. – A professional restoration with well applied paint that has been highly polished with excellent luster. Chrome is all new with polished bright work. Underbody is well detailed and factory correct. Engine bay is well detailed to factory correct and ready for show. Interior has been restored with new seat upholstery, door panels, carpet and dash pad. Fully done to like new standards. – Fully equipped and beautifully restored in gorgeous colors, there is nothing at all not to like about this ’57 T-bird, not even the price it brought.

Lot # 537 1970 Ford Torino Cobra SportsRoof; S/N 0A38J118809; Coral Orange, Black/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $41,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $45,100. No Reserve. – 429/375hp, automatic, Magnum 500 wheels, Radial T/A tires, shaker hood, bucket seats, floor shift, aftermarket cassette stereo, dual mirrors, power steering, power brakes, Elite Marti report. – Small dent in the hood. Large chip and scratch at the back of the passenger’s door. Big chip on the tail. Several more chips on the driver’s door. Light road wear underneath. Good but lightly aged original interior. A relatively rare Twister Special model (for the Kansas City market) and has desirable equipment. Used and unrestored, it could either be rebuilt or leave it alone and just enjoy its style and performance. – The possibilities for this Torino Cobra come with no cost penalty, and in fact it is something of a good value no matter what the new owner intends to do with it although leaving it alone, preserving and enjoying its performance seems to be the more prudent financial choice. Restored it might be worth $100,000 in some future collector car universe, but it won’t get from here to there for the $55,000 difference.

 

Lot # 682 1982 GMC C2500 3/4 Ton Pickup; S/N 1GTGC24M3CZ500541; Light Bronze Metallic/Brown vinyl; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. No Reserve. – 350/160h, 4-speed, hub caps, floor shift, factory radio, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, sliding rear window, dual fuel tanks. – Original, well maintained factory finish. Typical factory orange peel. No body rust. Multiple small chips on the hood and leading edge into driver’s door, which all have been touched up. Original front chrome bumper is straight with little patina. Rear factory painted bumper is straight and retains factory paint. Truck bed has light scratching and someone has clear coated it since it left the factory. Frame has been detailed and painted black, and appears well maintained with new exhaust and shocks. Under the hood is clean and looks factory original and well maintained. Not totally original, but never restored and clearly cared for its whole life in a sympathetic Western climate. – This is a rugged work truck that rarely survives in such good, honest, well-maintained condition. It shows 41,758 claimed original miles and nothing about it suggests that isn’t all it’s covered in almost 40 years. The new owner paid all that it’s worth, but got all that was paid for.

Lot # 941 1940 Graham Hollywood 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 710021; Blue/Dark Blue cloth; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve. – Hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, dual mirrors, amber fog lights, suicide front doors, column shift, dash clock. – Light pitting on the top grille. Light orange peel in the paint. Old tires. Uneven gaps. Light road wear but restored underneath. Good interior. A basic, driver quality older restoration of one of these rare pseudo-Cords. – It’s not a Cord (even though it has body panels stamped from Cord dies), it’s a 4-door and this is a realistic price for its condition.

Lot # 319 1979 Honda Civic CVCC Hatchback; S/N SGE5023248; Yellow/Black, Gray vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $13,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,300. No Reserve. – 1488/63hp, factory air conditioning, floor shift 5-speed, factory radio. – New paint over very well done body work with no signs of rust or collision other than a small dent in the driver’s door. New weather strip and window seals. Chrome and brightwork are all new or highly polished. Interior has new carpet and seat upholstery. All else is original and well detailed. Underbody has been cleaned and painted black and metal has light undercoating. Engine compartment is clean with what looks like a new or rebuilt powertrain. Has to be one of the best ’79 Civics in the world. – Honda Civics are inherently well built and take a lot of abuse, but they are essentially disposable and it’s not often you see one that’s 20 years old, let alone 40. Most first or second gen Civics were driven to death long ago. That doesn’t make this one particularly valuable or desirable necessarily, but it brought quite a bit of money and comes with bragging rights for having what is probably the best one around. Drive and enjoy its cheeky personality.

Lot # 980 1990 Honda NSX Coupe; S/N NA11000278; Red, Black roof/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. No Reserve. – RHD. Aftermarket wheels, automatic, factory cassette stereo, power windows, air conditioning. – Showing 49,360 km. Well maintained paint. Nearly like new interior and a nearly like new car despite the mileage. Recent engine-out service. Sort of interesting in that it’s a Honda-badged car with RHD from 1990 (the NSX didn’t come to the US until 1991), but it’s an auto and it’s not like there aren’t tons of perfectly good and mechanically identical LHD US market cars to choose from already. – Bought at a fair price for the mileage and transmission choice after being sold at Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale sale nine months ago for $45,100. Most of the fascination with JDM cars is that we could never get them over here, and now we can 25 years later. A Japanese market version of a car sold in the US since new just isn’t as interesting and the result here (and in Ft. Lauderdale) shows how uninteresting it is. A ’91 Acura NSX is worth $10,000 more.

Lot # 1240 1951 Hudson Commodore Custom Convertible Brougham; S/N 6A12848; Light Blue/Light Blue leather; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve. – 262 six with Twin-H carburetion, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, hood ornament, dual spotlights, dual mirrors, column shift, factory radio, dash clock, power windows, fender skirts. – Dull old paint and chrome. Big chip down to bare metal at the back of the hood. Straight body. Dull brightwork. Light road wear underneath. Sound but aged interior. Generally just a tired-looking car but it was partially restored at some point, so it doesn’t have originality as an excuse. A desirably equipped big step-down Hudson, but nothing more than a presentable driver. – Appropriately discounted for age and condition, this is a realistic price for a mediocre car even with the Twin-H intake.

Lot # 429 1975 Innocenti Mini Cooper 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 564039; White, Black roof/Black vinyl with cloth inserts; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. No Reserve. – Dual mirrors, Veglia gauges, flares, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel. – Very good paint, chrome and underneath. Excellent fully restored interior other than original gauges. Not represented as matching numbers, but fully restored to high standards, looks fantastic and is claimed to be 42,740km from new. – A Mini Cooper that’s a little more…Italian. Minis were produced all over the place, but the Innocentis are probably the best known of the foreign-produced models. You don’t see them often in his country, and this is a really good one. Prime examples of the classic Mini have gotten expensive over the last few years, so this result wasn’t surprising. It brought about what an Austin Cooper S in this condition would bring, but this is an Italian Job.

Lot # 1392 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Convertible; S/N 875132; Opalescent Dark Blue/Red leather; Blue cloth top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $375,000. With Reserve. – Outside bonnet latch, welded louvers, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, no radio. – Freshly done by Classic Showcase with better than new paint, chrome, top and interior. – The most collectible of all E-types despite being nearly impossible to drive without taking off the driver’s toes so feet fit the footwells and seats that will induce numbness in a few minutes’ driving. The seller appropriately eschewed the reported high bid for this gorgeously and nearly over-restored example. It’s a $400K car.

Lot # 774.1 1974 Jaguar XKE SIII V12 Roadster; S/N UE1S23707; Pale Primrose/Black leather; Black top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800. No Reserve. – 4-speed, centerlock wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, luggage rack, boot cover, factory air conditioning. – Comes with tools and books. Dull older paint and chrome. There is a large scratch on the left front bumper, and the left front plastic bumper guard sticks out several cm from the body. There are also masking errors around the bumper guards. Chip at the front of the trunk lid. Even gaps. Light but noticeable wear to the seats and switchgear. Tidy underneath. Showing 49,132 believable miles. Not represented as original, but looks like a maintained unrestored car with a really old respray. It is, at least, a 4-speed roadster, making it the most desirable of the V-12 XKEs. – By the end of the run, the E-Type had become almost as much of a boulevard cruiser as a sports car, so cars are often fitted with an automatic. This one got a fair bit of attention but was sold at a realistic price for its used condition and will make for a rewarding driver. It was at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction in November where it was reported bid to $70,000, a $12,000 difference that couldn’t have been entirely the fault of the reflection from a chandelier and should give the consignor cause for reflection on an opportunity missed

Lot # 727 1981 Jeep CJ-5 Utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N 1JCCM85A5BT078341; Moonlight Blue, Graphics/Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve. – 258/110hp six, 4-speed, fog lights, vinyl doors, roll bars, power brakes, power steering. – Showing 1,664 miles and in amazing shape. Even the white vinyl top looks almost new, and the graphics shine like they were applied yesterday. Absolutely a collector grade CJ that never saw an inch of off-roading. – A wild price for a CJ-5, which usually doesn’t bring much more than half this amount even at the high end. Condition and originality matter to collectors, though, and this one can’t be beat. The only thing missing is a V-8, a realistic trade-off for the six’s smoothness and torque.

Lot # 1520 1978 Jeep CJ-7 Sport utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N J8F93EH014818; Orange/Tan; Tan top; Modified restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100. No Reserve. – 304/150hp, upgraded with an Edelbrock carb, cam, dual exhaust and electronic ignition, standard shift, Levi’s Edition CJ-7 with bucket seats, console, cupholders, Edelbrock carburetor. – Professional paint with excellent final prep. Straight body. No signs of rust or collision repair. Fully detailed underbody. Highly detailed engine compartment. Restored underneath with new exhaust. Restored to high standards for a Jeep. – This is expensive for a CJ-7 but this one deserved it.

Lot # 1031.1 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible; S/N 56LA8457L; Taos Turquoise/Turquoise, White leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve. – Wheel covers, wide whitewalls, fender skirts, Continental kit, pushbutton Town and Country radio, dash clock, hood ornament, power windows, power seats. – Very good paint and chrome. Even gaps. Light but visible wear to the seats. Long, light scratch on the rear bumper. Dirty exhaust tips. Restored years ago and shows light age, but it has a ton of eyeball in these colors and it is still to be very proud of. – Sold here in 2005 for $62,640, by RM at the Biltmore in 2008 for $132,000, then here $77,000 in 2013, which was a much more realistic price for an attractive but flawed and aged example. This price, like many in Scottsdale, can be explained by exuberant bidding.

Lot # 1394 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder, Body by Vignale; S/N AM1011405; Blu Sera/Dark Red leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $550,000. With Reserve. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Firestone Cavallino tires. – Excellent fresh paint, chrome, interior and top. The underbody, chassis and engine are restored like new. – No doubt that the consignor was disappointed with this bid for this beautiful Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spider, a car that should have brought at least another $150,000.

Lot # 1129 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible; S/N 121040109500447; Red, Red hardtop/Red leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $137,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $150,700. No Reserve. – Hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, two tops. – Decent older paint with a large chip under the driver’s door. Good, very lightly worn interior. Tidy but unrestored underneath. A good enough older cosmetic redo, but nothing to write home about. – An auction veteran with a $126,360 sale at Mecum Kissimmee in 2014, $97,900 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2016 and $104,500 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale last year. Prices for 190SLs have been retreating for a couple of years now after being inflated during 2014 and 2015, but this car is bucking the trend with this massive result despite its imperfect condition. A very successful day for the seller, and the new owner will have to be satisfied with telling friends and neighbors that this was a record price for this 190SL. That is scant compensation for paying far too much.

Lot # 746 1988 Mercedes-Benz 230GE SWB Convertible 4×4; S/N WDB46021817060340; Winecot Bordeaux, Black/Gray; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve. – Alloy wheels, cassette stereo, side steps. – Euro market GE that was reportedly serviced at the factory every year. Updated interior but the dash is old and aged. Rough original paint. A few dings and scrapes in the wheels. Very well maintained and clean underneath. A rugged, bare bones off-roader that is a far cry from the suburban housewife G-Wagons of today. This is a well maintained but used example showing 84,003 km. – A K5 Blazer with a three-pointed star on the grille, this is a Vermont or Maine Gelandewagen that should be driven on muddy, snowy tracks to take advantage of its utility and stability. What’s it worth? The B-J bidders decided and their judgment is backed up by money.

Lot # 625 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Roadster; S/N 10704412064835; Silver/Gray leather; Black top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $9,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $10,450. No Reserve. – Cassette stereo, chromed wheels, dash clock, cruise control, power windows, both tops. – Very good original paint and brightwork. New top. Interior remains original with light wear on the seats, and the original carpet is lightly worn and stained but well maintained. Underbody is unrestored but appears well maintained with new shocks and exhaust. Engine bay is well maintained and clean. A well-kept but not amazing late 450SL – Sold early in the day and didn’t attract much attention. At this price, it’s an attractive casual cruiser that leaves the new owner with a few bucks left over in case something breaks. There is no originality premium, nor should there be.

Lot # 1557 1957 Mercury Monterey Convertible; S/N 57ME57916M; White, Black accent/Black, White vinyl; Black cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700. No Reserve. – 312/255hp, 4-barrel, automatic, power steering, power brakes, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, pushbutton radio. – Grungy chassis. Fair older exterior repaint with its share of touched up chips. Sound interior and good major chrome but some thin trim chrome. A superficial driver. – Offered at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction two months ago with a reported high bid of $32,000, this chrome-laden cruiser did very well for its specifications and equipment. It would have been more prudently bought at the Las Vegas bid and is expensive here.

Lot # 434 1951 MG TD Roadster; S/N TD10146; British Racing Green/Beige leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200. No Reserve. – Hub caps, dual mirrors, wind wings, rear-mounted spare, badge bar, Lucas driving lights, banjo steering wheel. – There are some paint runs on the wheels, but the body paint is fantastic. The chrome and interior are very good as well. Fully restored underneath. Restored to professional standards recently enough to look nearly new. Far better than most other TDs on the road. – With cars as modestly priced as MG TDs, many examples don’t go to professional restorers and just get the work they need when something breaks. One that has been totally gone through is therefore ideal for someone who wants to avoid headaches and just enjoy driving. This is a good one with no needs and it sold at a deservedly strong price.

Lot # 562 1962 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster; S/N 4959; Gold, Brown/Brown vinyl; Beige cloth top; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800. No Reserve. – Aftermarket Gannon intake manifold, dual Webers, headers, roll bar, hub caps, whitewalls, dual wing mirrors, badge bar, Lucas driving lights, luggage rack, rear-mounted spare, woodrim banjo steering wheel. – Mostly correct Jaeger gauges, but has a VDO water temp gauge and a Stewart Warner oil temp gauge. Has Webers and an aftermarket intake, so there’s a crude bulge in the bonnet to accommodate it. Decent chrome. Average quality respray in frankly odd colors. Excellent newer top. Very good interior. Older restored underneath. A recent cosmetic restoration on top of a consistently maintained car underneath. Still essentially just a driver. – Hammered not sold at Mecum Monterey last year at a $25,000 high bid. This result is similarly modest and the seller no doubt was hoping for more money than this, but this is Barrett-Jackson and the cars go at no reserve. The combination of unflattering colors and inconsistent presentation just failed to get anyone excited, which isn’t surprising given its specs and presentation.

Lot # 926 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe; S/N BNR32015176; Silver/Red, Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. No Reserve. – 2,568/276hp twin turbocharged six, 5-speed, Bridgestone tires, aftermarket exhaust and intake system, upgraded radio and gauges. – Recently repainted, the body is very straight and has no notable imperfections. The wheels have some chipped paint. The mechanicals are original and aged. The underbody appears to be touched up with the mechanicals left original. The interior is generally good with minor wrinkling to the driver’s seat and the emergency brake handle has some wear. A quick cosmetic refresh before sale on a generally well kept car already. Relatively unmolested as far as these cars go. – Sold at the high end as far as recent R32 Skyline transactions go, but this is a good example and demand for these cars remains high, which is why more and more are being imported. Their supply is depressing demand, as this result indicates as is the fact that for all the hype they have under 300hp even though the package is technologically marvelous.

Lot # 1576 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe; S/N BNR32015996; Gunmetal Gray/Dark Gray leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve. – 2,569/276hp, 5-speed, aftermarket Advan wheels, Nardi steering wheel, Kenwood CD stereo, aftermarket exhaust. – Fairly dull paint. Worn shift knob. Very good interior otherwise. Showing a fairly high 82,873 km (51,495 miles) and not the perfect R32, but still good enough for someone who wants a relatively unmolested one to drive and enjoy. – There were two 1991 R32 GTRs at Barrett-Jackson this year that sold for the exact same price. This car was the better of the two, but both results were on the high side for these recently import-able Nissans that are likely to get more collectible in the near future unless the importers get greedy and flood the market. Two at B-J? That sounds like greed on the block.

Lot # 1100 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 344770M261089; Red, Black Stripes/Black; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. No Reserve. – 455/370hp, 4-speed, W-27 aluminum differential, Wide Oval tires, aluminum intake, Fiberglass hood, Protect-O-Plate, broadcast sheet, original window sticker and dealer prep sheet documented. – Represented as matching numbers and 58,140 miles from new. Excellent paint and body with no notable flaws or imperfections. The brightwork has all been either replaced or restored. The engine is fully restored to a high level of detail and the underbody is immaculate. The interior has been completely redone. A beautifully restored W-30 with no details missed and highly unusual with the 2 door ‘post’ configuration and other rare options such as the W-27 rear end. – This result is paying a lot of money for a rare, but not particularly desirable, body style fitted with all the hot 4-4-2 stuff. The buyer of this Olds in 1970 knew what made a difference and so did the bidders here at Barrett-Jackson who appreciated the documentation, the equipment and the condition and paid serious but not unrealistic money for it.

Lot # 1309.1 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 344770M305889; Twilight Blue/Light Blue; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. No Reserve. – 455/370hp, 4-speed, 3.90 Anti-Spin differential with W-27 aluminum differential housing, body color wheels with hubcaps and Goodyear Polyglas tires, bench seat, AM radio, includes the original build sheet, window sticker and Protect-O-Plate. – Claimed to be just 2,307 miles from new and matching numbers, hard to believe, but there it is. Very good original paint with some fading from age and minor stone chips on the nose. The brightwork is generally good. The front bumper has two deep scratches near the center. The engine and underbody are lightly aged but clean and the interior is hardly worn. A remarkably preserved 4-4-2 with good options. – This is a rare 4-4-2, remarkably complete, preserved and low mileage. Yes, it’s a 2-door post coupe, but that only enhances its rarity. How it survived without scattering its engine’s internals at least once on the drag strip is a tribute to the strength of these engines, and to a careful driver. The result here includes a hefty but fully deserved premium for preservation and originality. It is a muscle car prize, albeit an expensive one.

Lot # 1157.1 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Fiesta Station Wagon; S/N 578M24628; Artesian Blue, Alcan White/Blue, White vinyl and Blue cloth; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. No Reserve. – 371/300hp, J-2 triple carburetor intake, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, roof rack, power windows, factory air conditioning, WonderBar radio. – Very good fully restored interior. The gaps aren’t quite perfect. Excellent paint and chrome. Nearly spotless underneath. A very cool car in that it’s a top of the line, well equipped car but also a 4-door hardtop station wagon. You never see Fiesta wagons in any kind of shape, let alone a proven show car like this. – Said to have been judged once at an Oldsmobile meet in British Columbia in 2015 as a 100-point car and nothing about its presentation here contradicts that representation. It is an eye-catching, “no walk-by” piece and the J-2 intake under the hood is icing on the eye candy cake. Of course it’s a record price but it’s ready to go to AACA for judging. The restoration must have cost what was paid for it today; the Fiesta Wagon is virtually free

Lot # 530 1958 Packard Hawk 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 58LS1058; Jewel Beige/Brown, Beige; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. No Reserve. – 289/275hp supercharged engine, automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, dual antenna, column shift, dash clock, pushbutton radio. – Bought new by an opera singer for his wife. The factory color is called Jewel Beige, but it looks like a pale pink. Faded but sound original paint with chips here and there. Dull but not terrible original chrome. Cracks below the headlights where the fiberglass nose fixes to the body. Erratic gaps. Tidy and totally original underneath. Very good original interior. An odd car in odd colors, but these are rare, relatively quick, and among the last things with a Packard badge and it is represented as 55,956 miles from new. As far as whether to restore it or leave it alone and preserve it, it could go either way. – Studebaker had died, and Packard was dying, in 1958 when this death-rattle redo of the Hawk with its bottom-feeding fish nose left the factory. At this price, there’s money left over for a full restoration but it is good enough to be preserved. For one this original, it could have brought a lot closer to 50 grand without being expensive.

Lot # 1601.1 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Hatchback; S/N E5100048; Gray/Gray; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000. No Reserve. – 108/197hp turbocharged mid-engined, all-wheel drive, 5-speed, power windows, boost gauge. – Group B WRC rally championship homologation special, one of 200 built. Bought by GM for drivetrain evaluation but kept in stock condition and unrestored. Very good paint and body with only a few chips on the edge of the air intakes. The dash has some discoloration by the base of the windshield. A well preserved example of this rally homologation special. – GM bought two Peugeot 205 T16s in the mid-1980s. One was to be studied and evaluated for its advanced drivetrain, while the other remained unmolested for reference. This is the unmolested example and the test car was offered alongside it. Regardless of the story, this one sold for a price comparable to that of other low-mileage examples that have changed hands recently and significantly more than the similar concept but much more common Renault R-5 Turbo.

Lot # 1602 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Hatchback; S/N E5100091; Gray/Gray; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $133,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $146,300. No Reserve. – 108/197hp turbo four, mid-engined, all-wheel drive, 5-speed, power windows, boost gauge. – One of two Group B rally homologation specials bought by GM for engineering evaluation of the powertrain. Good paint and body with only a couple scuffs on the roof, as if something was mounted there. The interior has aged gracefully but is not abused only some minor deterioration to the parcel shelf carpet in the back. Well preserved and highly original. – Of the two cars bought by GM, this was the one evaluated and worked on, including the fitting of active suspension, different roll bar and different seats. It’s a neat story that GM studied this car, but it’s obviously more aged than the one next to it and isn’t stock, which explains the lower price.

Lot # 1368 1970 Plymouth Cuda 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23R0B349189; Vitamin C, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve. – 426/425hp dual quad Hemi, 4-speed, hood pins, shaker hood, Hurst pistol grip shifter. – Represented as matching numbers engine and 4-speed. Very good paint and body. The brightwork and bumpers are like new. The vinyl top fits tightly. The engine and underbody have been fully restored and have few signs of use. The interior is fully restored and has no wear. A beautiful restoration in striking Vitamin C. – Hammered not sold at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale 10 years ago at a $400,000 high bid, then hammered not sold again at Russo and Steele Monterey later that year at $300,000. It did finally sell for $247,500 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale two years ago. Prices for these premium muscle cars plummeted during 2008, so although this car is in the same condition it was in during 2007, this result isn’t a steal even if it is on the modest side.

Lot # 1133 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23V0B320411; Jamaican Blue/Black; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200. No Reserve. – 440/390hp Six-Barrel, automatic, overhead gauge console, Dana 60 rear axle, Hood pins, fog lights, shaker hood, Polyglas GT tires, broadcast sheet and original fender tag documented. – Represented as the original engine. Decent paint with a big paint chip on the driver’s side quarter panel near the bumper, the window trim has scratches and the rear bumper guards have pitting. The mechanicals and underbody are clean but show use. The seats have been reupholstered, although many interior components look original and are dull. An old restoration with plenty of use since. – Sold here seven years ago in 2011 for $55,000 which was something of a bargain relative to the prices brought by Hemi cars at the time. That gap has evened out now and this is a representative price for this ‘Cuda’s equipment and condition.

Lot # 1411 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23R1B429180; True Blue Metallic/Black vinyl; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $430,000. With Reserve. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, Sure Grip, Rallye dash, power brakes, Hurst pistol grip shifter, pushbutton radio, heater, black steel wheels, hubcaps, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, matte, Black shaker hood, original broadcast sheet documented – Impeccable fresh paint and chrome. Flawless original interior. The underbody is painted body color and as good as the parts you can see. Flat, flush fitting panels with even gaps. Far better than new and represented as the original engine and 4-speed with 23,779 miles from new. – Sold at Mecum Indy in 2011 for $583,000 and while the bid here is a lot less, it is appropriate in 2018.

Lot # 1030.1 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Hemi Fake 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23H0E125737; In Violet, White/White vinyl; Facsimile restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $62,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,200. No Reserve. – Hemi, automatic, 8.75 Sure Grip, Radial T/A tires, hood pins, fog lights, power front disc brakes. – Built with a 340/275hp engine, now with a dual quad Hemi. Finish appears professionally applied and bright. New chrome and restored brightwork. Interior is fully restored with new upholstery, carpet and door panels. Underbody is restored with new shocks, brakes and exhaust. Under the hood is freshly restored and well detailed. Not the real thing, but a faithful and well done clone. – Not what it wants to be, and expensive for what it is.

Lot # 711 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N VS29H1B223417; Blue, Black side stripe/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $44,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $48,400. No Reserve. – 340/275hp, 3-speed, Radial T/A tires, spoiler, dual mirrors, bucket seats, factory radio, spoiler, Rallye dash, tach. – Represented as matching numbers. Very good fresh paint and chrome. Factory gaps. Freshly restored underneath. Very good fully restored interior. Recently redone top to bottom and there’s nothing really to pick on, although the original owner opted for a 3-speed despite plenty of other options, which was an odd choice. – Back in 1971 some folks felt that a 3-speed was, at least from a standing start in a straight line, superior to the extra gear change required by a 4-speed. These were not road racing cars and a couple tenths shaved off their ET was worthwhile. This one is magnificently restored, sold at Mecum Indy in 2015 for $30,240 and did well here at WestWorld. It will always be a good conversation-starter as well as standing out in the usual Mopar show lineup of Superbirds and ‘Cudas.

Lot # 1073 1967 Plymouth GTX Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RS23J77154539; Dark Red/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve. – 426/425hp dual quad Hemi, 4-speed, red line tires, power steering, power brakes, bucket seats, floor shift. – Represented as numbers matching. Decent repaint, but not all the trim was removed for it. Panel fit is tight in spots but wide in others. Paint has nice luster. New bumpers, but otherwise original brightwork. Interior carpet and upholstery appear original and in very good shape. Dash is clean, and the gauges are clear. The underbody appears lightly detailed and well maintained. Engine and transmission has been removed and detailed. Presents well for local shows but nothing too amazing. – This car sold for $170,500 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007, which actually wasn’t a crazy sum at the time. Prices for these cars tanked shortly thereafter. They haven’t recovered to their pre-Recession levels and are unlikely to do so any time soon. This was still strong money for a car with issues in today’s market.

Lot # 413.1 1963 Pontiac Catalina 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 363K24718; Red/Black vinyl; Modified restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. No Reserve. – 389 with 4-barrel and 4-speed added, hubcaps, blackwall tires, 4-barrel carb, power steering, Protect-O-Plate, bucket seats, floor shift, factory radio. – Represented as the matching numbers engine. Very thorough restoration with excellent body work and fit. Finish is mirror-like with excellent body fit. No signs of rust or collision repair. Interior features new carpet and seat upholstery and dash gauges are fully detailed with no cracks in the pad. Underbody has light undercoating and detailed painted underpinnings. Under the hood is fully detailed and nearly factory correct. A solid lightly driven older restoration. – Reported sold by B-J in Las Vegas just three months ago for $28,050, a generous price at the time for a modified Pontiac. This result makes more sense and it will be fun to own and drive at this price.

Lot # 1258 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Coupe; S/N 228870N122237; Blue, White/Blue vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. No Reserve. – 400/345hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, Safe-T-Track, factory air conditioning, Formula steering wheel, pushbutton radio, tinted glass, PHS documents, window sticker, Rally II wheels, Radial T/A tires. – Excellent paint with straight body lines. The brightwork has all been replaced or restored. The engine compartment is very clean with minimal usage indicated. The underbody has been restored and has little use as well. The interior has been completely redone and has no wear evident. A beautiful restoration with little use and the color combination is sure to turn heads. – Sold for $82,500 at Mecum Kissimmee in 2016, which was on the expensive side. Prices for these cars haven’t done much since then, but this lower result is still a healthy price that both parties can be satisfied with.

Lot # 793 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379B156438; Carousel Red, Judge graphics/White vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800. No Reserve. – 400/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, hood tach, power steering, power brakes, console, remote driver’s mirror, Rally II wheels, Safe-T-Track, Radial T/A tires, PHS documents. – Bodywork is smooth and appears well executed. The paint has orange peel and minor surface flaws throughout, as it was not wet sanded and polished. Interior is fully restored with new door panels, upholstery and carpet. Dash is free of cracks and gauges are clear and bright. Under the hood is well detailed and restored, but some of the paint is incorrect. Underbody is painted all black and clean. A sound but imperfect older restoration. – A desirably equipped GTO Judge missing only one element of its value equation: any representation that this is the original engine, not just a Pontiac 400. The bidders seem to have taken that into account with the precisely balanced price.

Lot # 1412 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 242670B129433; Pepper Green, Judge graphics/Black; White top; Recent restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $440,000. No Reserve. – 400/370hp Ram Air IV, 4-speed, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, factory radio, Hurst T-handle shifter, original build sheets, window sticker and PHS documented. – Excellent paint on a straight body. The brightwork is all new and the top is clean and fits tightly. The engine compartment was meticulously restored to factory standards using all the right hardware and the underbody was done with high attention to detail. The interior has also been redone to the same exacting standard. This GTO is exceptionally rare and restored to a level worthy of its accolades which include 2017 GTOAA National Concours Gold. – An expensive Judge convertible, but one done to the highest and most accurate standards, then judged by experts as essentially flawless. There is a price for owning one of the best in the world and this is it.

Lot # 1424 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 242671P113032; Laurentian Green/Pearl White vinyl; White top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve. – 455/335hp, automatic, Rally wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires, 3.31 Safe-T-Track, 12-bolt rear end, 8-track stereo, column shift, factory radio, Ram Air hood, original build sheet, tank sticker and PHS documented. – Represented as matching numbers, one of 17 1971 Judge convertibles built. The paint and body are very good with no notable imperfections. The engine compartment is slightly aged from use. The underbody has no significant deterioration. The interior has little visible wear. Restored long ago to a very high standard, now this GTO shows its age. It has been stored properly but still used. – This rare and thoroughly documented GTO Judge convertible could have brought significantly more than it did, even taking into account the restoration’s age, while still being a realistic value. As it is, it is better than the price paid for it by tens of thousands, a bargain.

Lot # 425 1977 Pontiac LeMans Can Am 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 2F37Z7P359487; White, Can Am graphics/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. No Reserve. – 400/180hp, automatic, Radial T/A tires, bucket seats, column shift. – Showing 12,552 miles. Very good, paint. The graphics are all intact and the brightwork is like new. The engine has a slight oil leak underneath, but the car is mostly very well preserved underneath. – The Can Am is a funky, seldom seen Pontiac that is essentially a Le Mans with the heart of a Trans Am. They were only built for 1977. This has to be among the best kept ones around, which explains this price.

Lot # 1284 1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 824P233561; Engine # 49733176W; Black/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $137,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $150,700. No Reserve. – 389/348hp Tri-Power, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, red line tires, pushbutton radio, Safe-T-Track, documented with the original window sticker, Protect-o-Plate and PHS paper. – Represented as the original drivetrain and sheet metal. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and like new engine compartment, chassis and underbody. Restored like new with better cosmetics, judged Concours Gold multiple times. – This is huge money for a LeMans GTO, even one as well-equipped, documented and restored as this. It would be a reasonable result for a convertible. After years of being overlooked in the muscle car market maybe this marks a turning point for the original GTO. It is a curve-setter, by any standard.

 

Lot # 1544 1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 824P77043; Engine # 79J; Aquamarine/Dark Aqua vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. No Reserve. – 389/325hp with added Tri-Power, automatic, Safe-T-Track, power front disc brakes, power steering, power seat, console, woodgrain steering wheel, spinner wheel covers, aftermarket AM-FM, air conditioning, PHS documented. – Old repaint covered in a quickly applied layer of poor clearcoat. Erratic old chrome. Good original upholstery and interior trim. Messy underhood wiring. Stored many years and looks like it. – There were two ’64 LeMans GTOs at Barrett-Jackson this year, this one in decidedly mediocre condition but with 32,915 claimed original miles, and Lot 1284, better equipped and beautifully restored. It brought just over $150,000 and the difference (less some deductions for the originally 4-barrel engine and the automatic) is about what it will cost to make this GTO’s condition measure up to Lot 1284’s, putting the LeMans GTO market in perspective.

Lot # 1285 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 237375Z120469; Engine # 821888WS; Iris Mist/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. No Reserve. – 389/360hp WS-code Tri-Power, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, 3.90 Safe-T-Track, pushbutton radio, Rally gauges, quick steering, PHS documented. – Represented as the original engine and 4-speed. Very good paint, body work and interior. The engine compartment, chassis and underbody are essentially like new. The major chrome is good but the headlight bezels are lightly pitted. A 2016 GTOAA and MCACN Gold Concours Award winner. – This is another superb LeMans GTO, beautifully restored and represented to have its original engine and gearbox, and it brought another curve-setting price that is fixated on the distinctive color, Tri-Power engine and gorgeous restoration. It is expensive, but it deserved to be.

Lot # 865 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 237375K119046; Cameo Ivory/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,900. No Reserve. – 389 with added Tri-Power and 4-speed, red line tires, bucket seats, floor shift with Hurst shifter, PHS documented. – Professionally applied paint over well-prepped straight panels with consistent fit and finish. Underbody is painted. Frame and suspension are fully restored. Interior is fully restored with new seat upholstery, carpet and door panels. Dash is fully detailed and restored. Under the hood is all painted and detailed with new parts. Mild mods include disc brakes, Vintage air and non-factory wood wheel. – Sold earlier in B-J’s week than the other 1965 Le Mans GTO reviewed here and modified during restoration, there is a $90,000 difference in result, ample evidence of collectors’ willingness to pay top dollar for the very best, pure, correct and judged examples. That $90,000 will go a long way to adding some special and enjoyable Muscle to this owner’s garage.

Lot # 999 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Catalina Hardtop; S/N P857H36749; Raven Black, White/White, Gray; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve. – 347/290hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, WonderBar radio, dash clock, dual rear seat speakers, factory air conditioning, power windows, Tri-Power, tissue dispenser. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Straight body. Gorgeous body-off restored Star Chief. – Sold at Mecum Kissimmee in 2016 for a more realistic $78,100, but despite that it is a striking car and the B-J bidders’ enthusiasm for it is understandable.

Lot # 1281.1 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Coupe, Body by Karmann; S/N 222572; Light Yellow/Tan leather; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. No Reserve. – Chrome wheels, headrests, dash clock, Blaupunkt AM/FM pushbutton radio, Porsche CofA documented. – Represented as the next to last 356 SC built. Original pans. Restored in 1986. Several chips on the nose and front bumper. Lightly scratched up front vents. Very good wheels. Very clean and well maintained engine bay. Very good interior other than light pitting around the steering wheel ring. Restored and without major fault, but the restoration’s age is showing and it is now essentially just a driver quality car. – Appropriately discounted for the age of its restoration.

Lot # 1449.1 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe; S/N 304307; White/Black with houndstooth inserts; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. No Reserve. – Hub caps, gold brightwork, woodrim steering wheel, Blaupunkt pushbutton AM/FM radio, Webasto gasoline heater, MSD ignition, stainless steel exhaust. – Represented as matching numbers. Has the original heater. Very good paint. Small ding in the Porsche badge on the rear. Very good fully restored interior. A redone early 911 with only a few miles on it. Very attractive and correct. – Sold for $145,750 at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2017 and since early 911 prices have flattened out after a meteoric rise, this result is just as straightforward and appropriate as it was a year ago.

Lot # 1432 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AF2A91GS193155; White, Red accent/Black leather, Grey Alcantara inserts; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $205,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $225,500. No Reserve. – PDK gearbox, red calipers, red 20/21 inch alloy wheels, red outside mirrors and wing endplates, air conditioning, cruise control, factory stereo, Club Sport package, roll bar, long range fuel tank. – New car with 314 miles. – What can you say about a new car that sells for about $50,000 more than its MSRP? This thing will probably go twice the mileage it has covered in total on a fill up of the oversize tank.

Lot # 1325 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe; S/N WP0AC2990VS375794; Moroccan Red/Cream leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. No Reserve. – Red calipers, Pirelli tires, sunroof, tinted glass, woodrim steering wheel, CD stereo, custom burgundy leather headliner, aluminum gauges, paint to sample color, CD changer. – Recent full service, heads and turbos were redone at 44,000 miles, the odometer shows 87,913 today. The seats are pretty worn, especially on the driver’s side outer bolster, but this is a really well kept car despite the high miles and even by Porsche standards. – This car cost $132,109 when new according to the window sticker, but that was over two decades and 87,913 miles ago. In terms of recent 993 Turbo prices, this result was surprisingly soft, especially for one with these special order interior bits and special order paint.

Lot # 1291.2 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Cabriolet; S/N WP0EB0939KS070567; Apricot Beige/Brown leather; Brown top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. No Reserve. – Body color Fuchs wheels, brown cloth boot cover, power top. – CARFAX shows damage in 2010 when it got lightly rear-ended. Maintained engine bay. Excellent original paint. Very good, very lightly worn interior. Showing 21,754 miles. Attractive special order colors, and it’s a final year 930 with a soft top and G50 5-speed, so it’s about as collectible as it gets in a 930. That fender bender must have been heartbreaking, because this was clearly somebody’s baby. – Sold for $121,000 at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2015, which was about when the frenzy for air-cooled 911s in the collector car market really started to take off. Prices for 930 cabs shot up and plateaued since then, so this result was seriously inexpensive even taking the accident history into account. A solid buy.

Lot # 648 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Limited Edition Targa; S/N 4742914780; Black, Yellow/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800. No Reserve. – Yellow wheels, Hoosier tires. – Relatively rare Can-Am edition with special paint scheme. The bumpers are a little wavy. A few small chips near the left headlight. Tidy maintained engine bay. Worn seat belt buckles but mostly very well preserved interior. Seems like it’s been treated as collectible from new even if it is little more than just an old 914 with 49,570 miles. – Porsche built about 1,000 special edition 914s to celebrate their domination of the Can-Am series. About half were white and red while the other half were black and yellow like this car. That kind of rarity was apparently enough to push this car past the 30 grand mark, which for a four-cylinder 914 is very expensive. You could just about buy a 911 from this year for this kind of price.

Lot # 1415 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder; S/N WP0CA2A1XFS800072; Silver/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,430,000. With Reserve. – Acid Green calipers, front axle lift, 12-spoke magnesium wheels. – 3,508 miles and like new. – The 918 Spyder is a technical tour de force with hybrid drivetrain, all-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering and other even more esoteric features that defy understanding. This was the highest mileage example of the four offered (others were at Worldwide, Bonhams and Gooding) and the most expensive of the two of them that sold.

Lot # 1385 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca deVille, Body by Freestone & Webb; S/N 3CP38; Burgundy, Copper/Burgundy leather, Maroon broadcloth; Concours restoration, 1- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,000,000. With Reserve. – RHD. Copper exterior brightwork and rear fenders, power division, rear compartment gauges and radio, body color wheel discs, wide whitewalls. – Early postwar body built by Freestone & Webb for John Gaul. Brushed, polished and engine turned brightwork. Very good older paint, excellent upholstery and interior burl wood trim. Chassis and underbody are nearly like new, just a little aged. Over the top, but that was how it was built. Shown at Pebble Beach in 2017. – This is a, uh, I mean, I think. It won’t pass by unnoticed, that’s for sure and its condition is exemplary. As to value? Let’s say there is room to disagree.

Lot # 1378.1 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Landaulette, Body by Barker; S/N 25EB; Cream, Beige accent/Beige leather, cloth; Black top; Older restoration, 1 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $700,000. With Reserve. – RHD. Dual sidemounts, wood spoke wheels, blackwall tires, nickel brightwork, diver’s helmet taillights, double Elliott speedometer, Klaxon electric horn, CAV bell headlights and cowl lights, electric opera lights, jump seats, pullup division and side windows. – Displayed at the Ford museum in Dearborn from the mid-30’s to 1971. Excellent paint, upholstery, interior wood and brightwork. There is some evidence of the restoration’s age, but none of any use. – Sold by Sotheby’s at the Paul Mosier sale in Solvang in 1993 for $134,500 in unrestored, original and deteriorated condition. After restoration it was sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach in 2007 from the Richard Solove collection for a hugely generous $1,155,000, then five years later by RM at the Arizona Biltmore for $550,000 and three years after that at Hershey in 2015 for $577,500. If there was money anywhere close to the reported bid here it should have moved on in a heartbeat.

Lot # 1428 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Dragon Snake; S/N CSX2093; Lavender Metalflake/Black leather; No top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $550,000. With Reserve. – 289 V-8, four Webers, hardtop, chrome paperclip rollbar, wire front wheels, wide centerlock alloy rear wheels with drag slicks, long tube headers ending in short side-mounted pipes. – Good but unimpressive paint. Sound chrome, good interior. An older restoration to nearly like new condition that appears to have been static displayed since. AACA Senior winner, restored to like new condition (and better than it ever was when making dragstrip passes in the mid-11’s.) Dragged for years, a consistent winner driven by Bruce Larson when owned by Jim Costilow and later for Ed Hedrick. “The winningest competition Cobra in history.” – Sold by Mecum at Kissimmee in 2011 for $927,500 with commission, then offered at Monterey in August 2011 with a reported $825,000 high bid. At Kissimmee in 2012 it was reported sold for $901,000, then failed to sell on a suspect reported bid of $1.1 million at Mecum Houston in April 2014. RM sold it in Arizona in 2016 for $990,000. A significant Cobra, but not on a par with the Shelby road racing team cars, its odometer has added single-digit miles in years, suggesting it just moves from collection to collection, a dormant artifact. Its prices over the years are nothing if not erratic and this result just continues the up and down trend.

Lot # 1406 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Prototype #001; S/N SFM6S001; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes, Light Blue vinyl roof /; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $550,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $605,000. With Reserve. – 289/306hp, 4-speed, 5-spoke Shelby alloy wheels, woodgrain steering wheel, dashtop Shelby tach, gauge package, folding rear seat, Pony interior, factory shifter. – Good paint, chrome and vinyl roof. The underbody and chassis are nearly like new. The interior appears to be original. There is a tiny scrape over the left rear wheel. Panels fit flush with even gaps. The hood is only modestly bowed. Represented as the matching numbers engine. Used by Shelby to develop the ’66 GT350. – Sold at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale in 2004 for $280,800 fresh from its restoration which now has mellowed but is still highly presentable. It is eminently collectible and a minor milestone in Shelby American history but its condition and history are more than adequately reflected in the expensive price it brought here.

Lot # 1425 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R Fastback; S/N SFM5R538; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $775,000. With Reserve. – Woodrim steering wheel, 5-spoke black alloy wheels, Comp T/A blackwalls, Hurst shifter, roll cage, documented with stuff that is only the dream of most old race cars. – Charlie Kemp’s 1968-69 race car with 17 straight wins, including clocking 184 mph on Daytona’s back straight (before the bus stop) in 1969. Restored to as-raced condition by Charlie Kemp and his chief mechanic, Pete Hood, using the old parts including those developed by Hood to make this the best GT350R ever. Orderly but not fresh vintage race car. Warped hood, scratched rear window. Decent paint. Unmatched history and remarkable undamaged with mostly – RM sold this GT350R at Amelia Island in 2014 for $984,500. It is an historic race car that will be welcome anywhere it wants to go and the failure to get it sold here at WestWorld lies more at the feet of uninformed or disinterested bidders than the car itself.

Lot # 427 1951 Studebaker Champion Regal Starlight Coupe; S/N G893023; Rio Green/Light Green cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. No Reserve. – 6-cylinder, 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, hood ornament, fender skirts, column shift, factory radio, dash clock, Offenhauser dual manifold, overdrive. – Large chip in the center of the nose and one more to the left of it, but the paint finish is fantastic. Very good chrome. Spotless underneath. Very good interior. The doors stick out slightly at the bottom. Uneven trunk gaps. Body-off restored and one of the better bullet-nose Studebakers around, but not perfect. The nose is what these cars are known for, but the four-piece wrap-around rear window is almost as stunning. – While in most venues this could be considered fully-valued at $25,000 its visual impact and the almost astonishing rarity of seeing a Regal Starlight restored to nearly perfect condition may have colored the bidders judgment. And a B-J, what’s another ten grand to take home a prize and be able to say, “I paid a record price for this car at B-J and was on TV.”

Lot # 453 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 63V2314; Green Mist Metallic/Green leather with cloth inserts; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve. – 289/210hp, dealer-installed supercharger, 4-speed, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, power steering, power brakes, floor shift, console, tach, factory AM radio, bucket seats. – From the last year of U.S. Studebaker production. Very good paint and chrome. Light scratches on the grille. Dull and lightly scratched windshield frame. Excellent interior. Restored with light road wear underneath. You hardly ever see these in any condition, so one with this kind of equipment and in such good shape is a real treat. – Seldom seen cars can, when in very good condition, bring staggering prices by virtue of the fact that bidders don’t know when they will see another one. This is a prime example of that, as it brought even more money than the more commonly seen but technically more valuable ’57 Golden Hawk also in the sale.

Lot # 40 1960 Studebaker Lark Regal Convertible; S/N 60S19662; Red/Red vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. No Reserve. – Wheel covers, whitewalls, dual mirrors, bucket seats, column shift 3-speed, pushbutton radio, boot cover. – Recent extensive mechanical work. A few chips around the hood and driver quality paint overall. Erratic gaps. Newer upholstery, carpets and dash padding. Superficial undercoating underneath. It’s a driver, but still charming and presentable. – The Studebaker number indicates this Lark Regal convertible started out with the 90hp 170 cid six but it will be a lot, a really lot, more fun to own and drive with the little 259 V8 that now sits under the hood. It was sold by Mecum in Seattle in 2014 for $17,820 and while it is a lot more expensive here it’s still a fun little car for not a lot of money.

Lot # 1026 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Convertible; S/N B382000391LRXFE; White, White hardtop/Black leather piped in White; Modified restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve. – Cast centerlock wheels, Sumitumo tires, hardtop, woodrim steering wheel, 302 engine, upgraded radiator. – Has a 302 V-8, but it has been confirmed as a genuine Tiger. Small scrape in front of the hood and a chip at the back of it. The rest of the paint is older but good. Very good interior. Well restored underneath. A straightforward older restoration that looks right but has a bit more punch under the hood. – Tigers stopped being the ‘poor man’s Cobra’ years ago, but prices have flattened out and good cars are comfortably sitting at shy of six figures. This one wasn’t knocked too heavily for its improved but incorrect powertrain, and bid to an appropriate price for its condition after selling at Russo and Steele in Monterey in 2011 for $52,800. The seller may regret missing the apogee of the Tiger value curve, but this is still a good result for both the buyer and the seller.

Lot # 1381 1951 Talbot-Lago T-26 GS Coupe, Body by Saoutchik; S/N 110156; Red, Black/Red, Black leather; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $800,000. With Reserve. – RHD. Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, fender skirts, Marchal headlights and fog lights. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Restored like new and a Pebble Beach class winner with spectacular Saoutchik coupe coachwork refreshingly Jacques’ often over-the-top chrome embellishment, a car that relies on form and proportion to make its statement. – Back in 1992 this Saoutchik Talbot-Lago was displayed at The Auction’s Tokyo auction. It’s been hiding since except for being restored and showing up on the Pebble Beach lawn. It would not have been expensive even close to this price.

Lot # 714 1990 Toyota Supra Mk III Turbo Sport Roof; S/N JT2MA71N0L0148180; Black/Burgundy leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. No Reserve. – 2954/323 turbo engine, 5-speed, BBS alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioning, electronic suspension, power seats, rear spoiler, original window sticker documented. – Showing 3,197 claimed original miles. Very good paint and body with no obvious flaws. The engine and underbody have been detailed and are like new. The interior has no wear. A wonderfully preserved Mk III Supra, which is an uncommon sight. – This car sold for $20,935 at Mecum Indy in 2011, and that was expensive at the time. Since then, the later and much more significant Mk IV Supras have taken off in the collector car market and the earlier Mk IIIs have started to gain traction. Even so, this result is huge, but good luck finding another unmodified one with mileage this low, in other words, a significant premium for originality and low miles.

Lot # 343.1 1974 Volkswagen 181 Thing Convertible; S/N 1842320865; Yellow/Black vinyl; Black top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $8,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,350. No Reserve. – Aftermarket wheels, tow hitch. – Original paint other than one spot on the passenger’s side front fender. Multiple stone chips along the front with heavy wear at door entries. Top is a replacement but still old and a little dirty. Front and rear bumpers have been repainted gloss black. Underbody is unrestored, with some light undercoating. Engine compartment looks well maintained with new carburetor, fresh tune up and all shielding in place. Not totally original, but unrestored, used and not particularly good. – Sold for $5,750 at Leake Dallas last year, which was a real bargain and makes for a successful flip this time around even at this relatively modest price although after commissions, entry fee and transportation it’s basically a wash. Fun to own and drive, perfect for wet, muddy dogs and little kids to ride in.

Lot # 1303.1 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus, 23-Window; S/N 1110727; Como Green, Light Green/Green pattern vinyl; Concours restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. No Reserve. – Hub caps, narrow whitewalls, vinyl sunroof, dash clock, radio. – Spotless show quality engine bay. Flawless paint. There are some light scratches on some trim pieces. All the glass and rubber seals look fresh. The seats look never sat in. Freshly finished and just about the most desirable configuration for a Transporter. Overrestored, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. – This Transporter was no worse and in fact arguably better than the 23-Window over at Gooding & Company, but Gooding’s example sold for $220,000. In this case, the Barrett-Jackson bidders were far more rational. The result still seems expensive, but for a concours-ready 23-Window in today’s market, it’s appropriate.

Lot # 376 1976 Volkswagen Type 2 Station Wagon, 7-pass.; S/N 2262031172; Light Green, White/Tan vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200. No Reserve. – Hub caps, narrow whitewalls, Blaupunkt CD stereo. – Represented with new engine and transmission. Bad paint with orange peel, chips on the nose and a long, light scratch on the left side. Old glass. Dry weather stripping. Oxidized underneath. Good original interior with some loose pieces. A driver and nothing to take too seriously, but solid and usable. – As people spend $100,000 or more on overrestored 23-Window Transporters, it’s easy to forget that there are a lot of VW buses out there that look like this and have for years since many have just served as affordable, practical transport. This still seems like a lot of money for a slightly beat-up example, but in light of what people have started to pay for earlier Type 2s it doesn’t seem crazy. Perfect for wet, muddy dogs and little kids.

Lot # 728 1940 Willys-Overland Model 440 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N 44043413; Regina Gray/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. No Reserve. – Hub caps, blackwall tires, floor shift, blue steel wheels, 3-speed, 134/61hp six – Tidy, mostly restored engine bay with some rash on the exhaust manifold. Very good shiny paint. The doors stick out slightly at the bottom. Clean pickup bed. Fully redone underbody. Very good interior, although the original gauge faces are faded and discolored. An honest, cute and basic little truck restored to better standards than most people would expect. Surely one of the best (and only) ones that exists. – Expensive for a basic little four-cylinder prewar pickup but its charm, rarity and condition resonated with bidders. It sold for $33,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2015, so this wasn’t exactly a fluke. It is exceptionally cute and would be an exceptional tow vehicle for a ’40 Willys drag car, but it is not as cute as the shark-nosed 1938 Willys pickups.

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