Barrett-Jackson came back with a bang from the delayed 2021 Scottsdale auction, but more significantly from the years before with their low $100 million sale totals, putting up a record total that eased over $200 million with automobilia.
It wasn’t that long ago where every possible transaction was pulled into the total to break $100 million. Little effort was required in 2022 to breach $200 million.
The place was full and Friday and Saturday day passes were still $95 bucks for walk-in spectators. The auction arena was spaced out for Covid precautions (masks were in a small minority) but expanded into mezzanines full of VIPs and people who wanted to mingle in the Muscle Lounge. There were usually empty seats as bidders ebbed and flowed from previews to the arena.
Trying to take pictures in the previews had to contend with the usual steady stream of spectators.
What to make of it?
Many people lamented high prices but as will be seen in some of the cars that are described below that was selective. Mustangs, both Ford and Shelby, were hot commodities. Other cars changed hands for less than they had in prior auctions.
It’s a fact of life. Prices go up, witness the cost of living index in December and January.
The government has pumped $5 trillion (that’s with a “t”) into the economy in the past two years in direct stimulus payments (my wife and I spent ours with a stone mason fixing the granite walks on our 1845-built house) and income support programs.
It has to go somewhere, and some of it went into cars at Barrett-Jackson.
The corollary is that as fiscal stimulus ends and interest rates rise to constrain price inflation 2022 may be a total transactions high point for Barrett-Jackson and other mass market consignment auctions. Liquidity is going to dry up. People are going to go back to commuting while paying $3.50 or five bucks for a gallon of gas. Heat bills in the northern tier and electricity are more expensive than ever. Car insurance rates will rise as used car prices filter into total loss settlements.
In other words, those who bought Mustang Mach 1s in January may experience depreciation as buyers retrench and recognize new economic realities.
But it was great while it lasted.
Here are the numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $|
There are only 57 cars in this report, sorted by Marque, Model and Year. I relied upon a colleague to help with some of the condition reports and they have not been received at the time of posting. An amplifying report will be posted if the missing reports show up later.
Lot # 349.1 1976 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N AR3048177; White/Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900. – 1,969/129hp, SPICA fuel injection. 5-speed, alloy wheels, Toyo tires, Alpine CD stereo. – Represented as two owners and 38,468 miles from new and original except for the seats and top. Good paint and chrome trim with a few touched up chips. Orderly original engine compartment and chassis. – This is an unusually good value for such a well-kept, maintained and moderate mileage 2000 Spider Veloce. The initially troublesome SPICA fuel injection has long since been refined and is both a good performer and reliable. The new owner could have paid $5,000 more and still not be under water.
Lot # 1117 1973 BMW 3.0CS Coupe; S/N 2240753; Dark Blue/Honey Tan leather; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 2,985/200hp, dual Zenith carburetors, 4-speed, power sunroof, power windows, air conditioning, alloy wheels, Firestone tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, Blaupunkt AM-FM. – Sound repaint with overspray on the undercoat in the wheel wells. Good upholstery, clear gauges, fair chrome. October 1984 Road & Track cover car for an article on the best used cars. – BMW was just beginning to show its potential when it brought out the 3.0CS, making a visual and performance statement and setting its sights on premium sports coupes instead of the 2- and 4-door sedans on which its burgeoning reputation was based. This reassuringly presented example brought a realistic price for its condition and 2-carburetor engine.
Lot # 754 1957 Buick Century Caballero Station Wagon; S/N 6D2016949; Red, White roof/Red, White vinyl; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. – 364/300hp, Dynaflow, air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, luggage rack, AM radio, clock, roof rack. – Very good older clearcoat repaint, generally good chrome except the taillight housings and some of the window frames. The back window is sanding scratched along its lower edge and the tailgate chrome is bent. The chassis and underbody are restored like new. An attractive and unusual Buick with an aging restoration but still very presentable. – Sold at Gooding & Company Pebble Beach in 2014 for $280,000 as a charity lot for the George W. Bush Military Service Initiative. RM offered it at St. John’s a year later where it was bid to $65,000, then sold at Auburn Fall 2015 for $55,000. Mecum sold it at Chicago a month later for $63,250. In 2020 it was sold at Auburn Fall for $64,900. Why the Barrett-Jackson bidders paid this much for it is hard to comprehend although station wagons are a hot commodity and hard to find. The 4-Dr. Hardtop Caballero is one of the most attractive, however, and enthusiasm occasionally surfaced at WestWorld producing head-scratching prices. This is one of them.
Lot # 1052 1952 Buick Roadmaster Convertible; S/N 66786107; Black/Red leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 320/170hp straight eight, Dynaflow, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, pushbutton radio, dual outside mirrors. – Very good paint but with light scratches, swirl and chips along the hood edges. The chrome is similarly scuffed. Very good interior and gauges. Condition is a bit uneven but still quite good for the age of this restoration. – It is encouraging to see big Fifties cars like the Roadmaster hold their value even among new generations of collectors. The result here recognizes the quality of the restoration and of the big Buick beneath it.
Lot # 777 1957 Buick Special Convertible; S/N 4D4025090; Seminole Red, Dover White/Red, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – 364/250, Dynaflow, power steering and brakes, pushbutton radio, factory air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, Silvertown bias ply whitewall tires. – Good older paint with a chip over the left taillight but no others. Good interior, torn old top boot cover. The wheel wells are covered in old undercoat. but the chassis is restored. An older restoration that is holding up well. – Sold here in 2017 for $62,700, then again in 2019 for $110,000. This year’s transaction is much more realistic than 2017’s but still pushes the envelope for a Special even with factory A/C.
Lot # 717 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 5762064733; Dusty Rose, Tan vinyl roof/Beige leather; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. – 365/300hp, Sabre wheel covers, wide whitewalls, bench seat. power everything. – Generally good older paint with a large chip at the left rear corner of the deck lid opening. Slightly wrinkled roof covering. Delaminating wind wings. Some pitting on the cast chrome trim. Dirty old underbody and chassis. Described as “a period-correct” engine with a single 4-barrel and 20,865 miles. – The “period-correct” engine and its single 4-barrel carburetor is a problem, but not one that weighs particularly heavily on an Eldo Seville like this and the price it brought here at Westworld has taken that into account, along with the modest miles.
Lot # 1040.1 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57N115574; Tropical Turquoise/India Ivory, Turquoise vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. – 283/220hp, Powerglide, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, electric wipers, dual outside mirrors. – Very good paint, brightwork and interior, and the engine bay is highly detailed. A full restoration finished in 2019 and driven just 48 miles. – In 2019 B-J sold this Chevy at Las Vegas for $170,500 fresh from restoration with only 3 test miles (not enough to test much of anything), an expensive result at the time. Two years ago the same car was sold at Vegas for $126,500. Today the odometer shows 48 miles and the car is still in better than new condition with a price that is edging back upwards along with other ’57 Chevys. It is a pristine piece, but still expensive.
Lot # 1057.1 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad 2-Dr. Station Wagon; S/N VC57S159774; Black/Red vinyl, Black cloth; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000. – 283/220hp, Powerglide, power steering and brakes, air conditioning, power windows, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls. – Restored better than new, excellent panel fits and gaps. Bright chrome and stainless. A superior Nomad. – Sold at the Leake auction in Tulsa in 2012 for $83,970, then here at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2020 for $143,000. The strong price here validates other Tri-Five Chevy transactions recently and confirms a benchmark for this model which was set here two years ago at exactly the same result.
Lot # 829 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; S/N 124679N636369; Rallye Green, White accent/Midnight Green vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 350/250hp, 4-speed, power steering, air conditioning, Rally wheels with trim rings, narrow whitewalls, pushbutton radio, documented with the original window sticker and Protect-O-Plate. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Represented as the original engine. The chassis is like new. Claimed to be 74,823 actual miles. An unusual and attractive Camaro. – It is possible to overlook the 250hp engine while taking in the effect of factory air conditioning and in that case this price, and the quality restoration and documentation, becomes more understandable. It’s far from a bargain, but the A/C, convertible and 4-speed combination is alluring.
Lot # 1215 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Convertible; S/N 124677N207563; Engine # 7N207563 V0130MU; Blue, White nose band/Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – 350/295hp, Powerglide, power brakes and steering, Rally wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, pushbutton radio, aftermarket engine gauges above the console. – Good paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment has been restored to mediocre standards but the engine (represented as matching-numbers) in it is scabrous, dirty and losing its paint. Erratic and not encouraging. – This is the sort of Camaro a dealer would buy for inventory, to dress up the front line display and draw prospects into the showroom. It does make a good first impression but beyond that its specs are vanilla (except for the RS trim), it is showing use and age and it is expensive.
Lot # 1048.1 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124378N451380; Corvette Bronze, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000. – 302/290hp, 4-speed, gauges, console, power steering and brakes, woodgrain steering wheel, pushbutton radio, Rally wheels, Wide Tread GT tires. – Represented as the matching numbers engine. Excellent clearcoat paint, chrome and interior. Restored like new with better cosmetics. – A brilliant, striking Z/28 RS with enough bells and whistles to satisfy any Pony Car enthusiast and a rare color as well. It lit the bidders at WestWorld up like a neon sign but that resulted in an eye-opening price that has never been seen at auction before for a comparable car. If this result is a curve-setter or an outlier remains to be seen.
Lot # 835 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster; S/N 30867S114577; Engine # 3114577F0425RE; Red/Red vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 327/340hp, 4-speed, AM-FM, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewall bias ply tires, 4.11 Positraction. – NCRS Regional Top Flight in 2007. Represented as the matching numbers engine. Very good paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is restored and maintained like new. – Sold here in 2012 for $88,000, then in 2018 for $82,500. The result today is consistent with its condition and equipment.
Lot # 1045.1 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194675S118603; Nassau Blue/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. – 396/425hp, 4-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, gold line tires, AM-FM, side exhaust, teakwood steering wheel. – Sound paint with surface flaws and light scratches. Sound creased upholstery. Good gauges. The engine compartment is aged and used as is the chassis. Good chrome and panel fits. The auction description calls it “matching-numbers” but then quotes only the casting number 3855962. That’s not “matching-numbers” and no other documentation is offered. – Details, details, but details are the difference between a solid value and a mistake. This result is a mistake without much more documentation than was offered to substantiate the engine and configuration. On the surface for a 396/425hp Corvette this looks like an expensive car for its erratic condition but the driveline’s uncertainty leaves the possibility it is a really poor decision.
Lot # 1294.1 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S121630; Milano Maroon/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000. – 427/390hp, 4-speed, power brakes, centerlock alloy wheels, Tiger Paw blackwall tires, AM-FM. – Represented as the original engine. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold. New brake booster and master cylinder but the rest of the engine compartment is old, dirty and corroded. Tired old repaint, sound original upholstery, old chrome and stainless. Looks like it has sat for years and only recently been freshened up for the auction. – Crossed the block at Mecum Las Vegas and Houston in 2020 with bids of $85,000 and $95,000 respectively. Those were generous offers in light of the condition but the result here is a pure Prime Time Barrett-Jackson fantasy and the seller should be overjoyed.
Lot # 757.1 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N E57S103944; Engine # F410FK; Tuxedo Black, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 283/250hp, fuel injection, Powerglide, power windows, spinner wheel covers, bias ply whitewalls, WonderBar radio, heater, two tops, power soft top. – Represented as the matching-numbers engine. Uneven trunk and top boot cover fits. Decent chrome and interior. Restored chassis and underbody. – Only 284 buyers in 1957 chose the 283/250hp FI engine. 713 opted for the 283/283hp solid lifter engine at the same price, making this particular variant a rare bird among Corvettes. This result is a bit generous but reasonable for a well-restored example especially with both tops and the rare power soft top.
Lot # 1428 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Coupe; S/N 30837S110793; Engine # 3110793 F0225RF; Riverside Red/Red vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $195,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $214,500. – 327/360hp fuel injection, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, Silvertown bias ply tires, WonderBar radio. – 1997 NCRS Top Flight and represented as the matching numbers engine. Bloomington Gold certified. Good older paint and chrome. Good upholstery but dull center console aluminum. An old restoration but shows hardly any use. – Nice car, nice price, and good to see with all the NCRS Top Flight documentation as well as being extremely well-maintained since the restoration was completed.
Lot # 1001 1971 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe; S/N THPNLM02259; White/Black leather; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – 351/330hp Ford engine, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Pirelli tires, Panasonic cassette stereo, cold air conditioning. – The original paint is good, but it looks its age with numerous chips and cracks, especially around the engine cover, and surface rust is poking through. Surface rust visible inside the doors at the bottom as well. Clean original interior. Tidy underneath with some oxidation and dirt, but no rot and maintained when necessary. A survivor, and a mostly good one that escaped being cut up and modified, a rare fate for a Pantera. – Bonhams sold this Pantera at Amelia in 2020 for $62,720. It doesn’t seem to have gotten any better in the ensuing two years while adding only 39 miles to the odometer but it brought a good bit better price and a generous premium for originality.
Lot # 1137.1 1957 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 50425972; Black, Gold/Beige vinyl, Black cloth; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,200. – 345/345hp, dual quads, automatic, dual quads, power steering and brakes, power windows, HiWay Hifi, column mounted tach, dual outside mirrors, skirts, gold wheel covers, whitewalls, continental kit, alternator. – Poor old repaint, scratched and scuffed. Scuffed chrome and stainless. Dirty engine compartment. Grubby inside the window pockets. Good upholstery under clear plastic covers. Dirty chassis. A neat car that deserves better treatment. – This is convertible money for a sketchy Adventurer coupe. Adventurers are eye-catching, compelling cars with their flamboyant colors and giant “Forward Look” fins, not to mention the underhood display of dual quads with offset air filters. The WestWorld bidders were besotted by the display and half the price of the very good Adventurer convertible that followed it a few lots later was too much.
Lot # 1141.1 1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible; S/N 50414922; Ivory, Gold accent/Beige leatherette, Gold cloth; Beige vinyl top; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500. – 345/345hp, dual quads, automatic, power steering and brakes, dual outside mirrors, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, dual rear antennas, split bench front seat. – Excellent paint, chrome, interior and glass. A fresh, sharp restoration to better than new. Even the window pockets are sharp, crisp and clean. The engine compartment is bright, shiny and clean An extraordinary rare, car with 82,944 miles from new. – Sold here in 2015 for $198,000, then in 2018 for only $126,500. The result today is back up where it should be and certainly not excessive.
Lot # 709 2009 Dodge Viper SRT 10 Coupe; S/N 1B3JZ69Z29V500161; Grey, Graphite stripes/Graphite leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. – 512/600hp V-10, 6-speed, CD stereo, Black alloy wheels, red calipers, Nitto tires. – 22,087 miles and unblemished, just a little aged on the interior and engine compartment. #7 of 100 2009 Viper coupes built. – Low miles, low production, carefully maintained and quite sinister in its Grey paint and Anthracite stripes, this is a lot of car for the money but priced reasonably in this transaction.
Lot # 1117.1 2005 Ferrari 360 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYT53A050139758; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. – 3,586/400hp, paddle shift, SF shields, modular alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, red calipers, climate control, Panasonic CD changer. – Good original paint with stone chips on the nose and headlight covers. Good upholstery with lightly soiled and stretched driver’s seat. The rear brake duct leading edges are protected with weird covers that look like duct tape. Represented as 17,884 original miles and two owners from new. – The miles are modest for seventeen years and any issues are appropriate for sparse use like that but its price in this transaction is generous for a paddle shift example.
Lot # 759 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYU51A210123782; Fly Yellow/Black leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 3,586/400hp, 6-speed AutoManual, black calipers, SF shields, power Daytona-style seats, rear Challenge grille, modular alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires, chipguarded nose, door edges, rear brake ducts and mirrors, Tubi exhaust. – Clean engine compartment and chassis. Lightly creased upholstery. Belt serviced a year ago. Mileage not represented but service records a month ago show it as 23,660 miles and it has been carefully maintained and regularly serviced as needed. – This is a moderately breathtaking price for a 360 Modena with miles but this one has a good service history, is Fly Yellow and is presented as a babied and looked-after car. Even taking that into account, however, it is still unreasonably expensive.
Lot # 1379 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF80AMA8K0240039; Dark Green Metallic/Beige Alcantara; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $460,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $506,000. – 3,902/661hp, 7-speed AutoManual, carbon fiber trim, black calipers, sport exhaust and $172,802 more. – Tailor Made Force of Nature: EARTH model, one of one with these specs and livery. 56 miles and like new. A $300,000 car when new but with another $250,000 in options and special features, $550,000 total MSRP. – This result is barely under the original MSRP, but also barely more than delivery miles and it is an attractive and intriguing Tailor Made variation.
Lot # 1073 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFEW59AX70157138; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Original, with major mechanical repairs 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000. – 4,308/490hp, F1 gearbox, SF shields, clear engine cover, Daytona-style seats, red tach face, red calipers, climate control, CD stereo, manettino steering wheel, carbon fiber steering wheel rim and console. – Florida salvage title dated November 2021. Represented with 16,208 original miles. Paint defects on the nose. Good upholstery. – It is a giant leap of faith to pay full retail like this for a vehicle with a salvage title. Cars get written off for all sorts of reasons and for a favored client with a large insurance portfolio some companies will write off small damage as a total in order to keep an account happy. But without knowing more detail this is pig in a poke at a full disclosure retail pig price.
Lot # 1033 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A6K0081440; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500. – 4,942/380hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, BFG tires, air conditioning, power windows. – Good original paint and interior. The driver’s seat is slightly stretched and creased on the seat back bolster. Orderly engine compartment and chassis consistent with the 17,065 miles represented as from new. The nose is surprisingly free of chips. – An appealing Testarossa with only moderate miles but still (at least by historic standards) an expensive one at this price. RM sold s/n 65559, a monospecchio, this week for $162,400, a result that contrasts sharply with this transaction for an otherwise ordinary Testarossa.
Lot # 1565 1965 Fiat 500 Jolly, Body by Ghia; S/N 120136843; Coral/Wicker; White cloth top; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100. – 500/21.5hp 2-cylinder, 4-speed, surrey top, beige wheels, hubcaps, whitewalls, seat belts. – Sound older paint with small chips on the passenger’s threshold and gaps along the body coaming. Good wicker and top. Overspray on old undercoat in the wheelwells. Presentable and usable. – Jolly prices make little sense at auction, frequently being driven by whim, which sometimes turns into determination to be the successful bidder not matter what the cost which then sets them up for further big prices. This result is appropriate for a 500 Jolly in serviceable and presentable condition, but any more than this would be expensive.
Lot # 1094.1 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible; S/N 3G69R171163; Heritage Burgundy/Parchment vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. – 427/425hp, Three deuces, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, buckets and console, pushbutton radio, manual brakes and steering, steering column mounted 90-degree Rotunda tach. – Excellent clearcoat paint, bright chrome, very good interior, dashboard and gauges. Recently cleaned up engine compartment but with old fluid residue and little attention paid deep down where it is hard to see. The underbody has had a quick, superficial repaint in chassis black. One of only 411 built with this engine and body style. – Sold here at WestWorld in 2016 for $126,500. Went to Kissimmee in 2020 and 2021 but failed to sell at reported high bids of $130,000 and $100,000 respectively. It ticks many boxes for a high performance Ford enthusiast including value. It has never been an inexpensive car and the restoration is holding up well although it needs more thorough detailing. A benchmark car but also a benchmark transaction.
Lot # 1135.1 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof; S/N 9F02G197033; Wimbledon White, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $139,700. – 302/290hp, 4-speed, wing, rear window slats, 3.91 Traction-Lok, power steering and front disc brakes, pushbutton radio, Magnum wheels, Polyglas tires, extensively documented from new. – Three-time MCA Gold winner. Good clearcoat paint with touched up hood chips and dull chrome hood trim. Lightly scuffed stainless trim, good major chrome. The upholstery is worn. A quality Mustang but the restoration is showing its age. – The restoration may be showing its age but the price this aging Mustang brought is showing the strengths of Mustang values this January.
Lot # 806 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof; S/N 0F02G119709; Grabber Orange, Black accents/Black vinyl; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. – 302/300hp, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, Drag Pack, power brakes, pushbutton radio, Magnum wheels, Radial T/A tires, shaker hood, 4.3 Traction-Lok, rear window slats, oil cooler, tach. Marti Report documented. – Represented as the original matching-numbers engine. Good paint, interior and chrome. Paint blister below the left quarter window and wrinkled tape accent outside the taillights. Touched up scrape on the front edge of the driver’s door but overall a pleasing example evidencing some age and use after a meticulous restoration. – Sold by Russo and Steele in Scottsdale in 2015 for $77,000, then by B-J at WestWorld in 2017 for $82,500. The 2017 result would still be a realistic price for it today. This result is excessive in historic terms but reflects the ’70 Boss 302 market over the past few months which have shown some remarkable prices.
Lot # 990.1 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 SportsRoof; S/N 1F02R136801; Light Pewter Metallic, Black hood/Black vinyl; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $126,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $138,600. – 351/330hp, Ram Air hood, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, 3.91 Traction-Lok, power steering and front disc brakes, Magnum wheels, Radial T/A tires, pushbutton radio, wing. – Represented as the original matching-numbers engine. Stone chipped mediocre old paint. Sound interior. Weak chrome. Poor, spotted black hood paint. The engine compartment has been restored but subsequently driven. A sound driver. – There is a body of opinion among Mustang luminate that these Boss 351s rank very highly in performance and handling and I will defer to their informed opinions. Along with other Boss Mustangs that recently changed hands at auctions this is a generous result but one that is not unprecedented in the recent past. Results are inconsistent, however. B-J had a freshly restored example in Blue Metallic with 11,829 miles which sold for just $79,200, while another equally freshly restored Boss 351 in Grabber Green sold for an epic $198,000. Go figure.
Lot # 1147 2007 Ford Mustang FR500C Fastback; S/N FR500C07038; White, Blue stripes/Black cloth; Competition car, original as-raced 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. – 302/420hp, Tremec 6-speed, Sparco suede rim steering wheel, fire system, 3.55 Track Teck locker differential, 10-spoke polished alloy wheels, BFG G Force tires, power steering and Brembo brakes. – Unraced and said to have “a few hours of track time.” Essentially unblemished and like new. Not street legal and sold on a bill of sale. – Prices for FR500Cs are all over the lot, and there is no shortage of them for sale. The most expensive ones have some sort of racing history. But for a pristine example with only “a few hours of track time” this is an endorphin-minting machine for a reasonable price.
Lot # 1060 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SportsRoof; S/N 1F05J100028; Grabber Green, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,200. – 429/375hp Super Cobra Jet, automatic, Drag Pack, 4.11 Detroit Locker axle, power brakes and steering, Magnum 500 wheels with Polyglas GT tires, console, AM radio with 8-track, power windows, Marti Report and original invoices documentation. – Ordered originally as a Ford of Canada Special Purpose Vehicle for pre-introduction display to dealers and loaded with options. Excellent paint with a small chip on the driver’s door. Fantastic brightwork. The engine and underbody have been restored to perfectionist standards. The interior looks unused. A gorgeous, fully optioned Mach 1. The 429-powered Mach 1 was available only in 1971. – Sold at Mecum’s Spring Classic at Indianapolis in 2016 for $63,800 fresh from restoration. It now has another 229 miles displayed and is still essentially the same as it was six years ago. The much more generous transaction result ($92,000 hammer bid) takes into account this car’s unusual history as a Ford special purpose vehicle, the comprehensive options list and meticulous restoration.
Lot # 983 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; S/N 2Y89M147868; Rangoon Red/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. – 390/340hp, three deuces, automatic, power steering and brakes, power driver’s seat, AM-FM, chrome wire wheels, Hankook narrow whitewalls. – Decent older paint. Dull, scuffed original chrome and stainless. Original upholstery with a seam pull on the tired driver’s seat cushion. – Sold by Bonhams at Amelia in 2020 for $48,160. This might be a $48,600 car with the standard 390/300hp 4-barrel engine but it is worth all the money it brought here, and maybe a bit more, with the three 2-barrel M-Code 340hp engine under the hood. Not seen very often and the B-J bidders were spot on with this bid.
Lot # 1118.1 1953 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 671968; Dark Green/Biscuit leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $99,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $108,900. – 3,442/160hp, 4-speed, steel wheels, Allstate bias ply tires, hubcaps and trim rings, skirts, fender mirrors, Lucas driving light, wood dashboard, side curtains. – Very good paint, chrome and upholstery. Clear gauges but discolored faces. Good engine compartment with polished cam covers and carburetor dashpots. The underbody and chassis show some age and road use. An attractively presented driver. – There were only two XK Jags at WestWorld this year. Mecum sold this XK 120 at Kissimmee four years ago in 2018 for $94,050 and the price has increased a bit in the ensuing years. This result is spot-on for this car’s condition and equipment and a much better buy than the other one which sold for a rather monumental $165,000.
Lot # 1143.1 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster; S/N 161001114; Fiesta Red/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 161/90hp, overdrive 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, wind wings. – Represented as freshly repainted, including some dust and masking oversights. The engine compartment is grubby and its paint is awful. Sound upholstery. Dull chrome, dirty wheels. There is little good to say about this Darrin. – Even the most cursory look at this Kaiser-Darrin would immediately reveal how superficially it has been treated. The new paint and upholstery are lipstick on a pig and it should have been bought for $60,000 as a restoration project. It is an awful car for which good car money was paid.
Lot # 349 1969 Lotus Europa S2 Coupe; S/N 541986; Yellow, Green stripe/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original 5+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $13,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,300. – 1,565/72hp Renault engine, 4-speed, modular alloy wheels, Ironman front tires, Falken rear tires. – Freshly repainted… in a field with a repurposed vacuum cleaner spray gun. The masking was done by feel in the dark. There’s overspray on the suspension and brakes. Neither door fits. It’s a parts car. – Rarely does a car this crappy come to an auction without being fresh from a barn and praised for “originality”. It is a miracle that it brought this much.
Lot # 343 1951 Massey-Harris 44 Orchard Tractor; S/N 44GS01088; Massey-Harris Red, /; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 260/45hp Continental engine, 5-speed. – Restored better than new. A two-year only model and design. – OK, I happen to like orchard tractors with their streamlined fully enclosed bodywork and low driving position to keep branches out of the workings and protect the operator. There’s not much better for pulling a wagon loaded with kids in a July 4 parade.
Lot # 855.1 1994 Mazda RX7 Coupe; S/N JM1FD3338R0302056; Montego Blue/Beige leather; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. – 2,616/255hp twin turbo rotary engine, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Cooper tires, sunroof, JVC CD stereo, power windows, air conditioning, cruise control. – Clean, well-equipped original car claiming 43,000 miles. – This RX-7 earned a deserved premium for moderate miles and exceptional presentation. Both the buyer and the seller should be happy with this result.
Lot # 1312.1 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 12104210018071; Anthracite Grey, Anthracite Grey hardtop/Dark Red leather; Black cloth top; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000. – 1,897/105hp, dual Solex carburetors, 4-speed, Becker Europa AM-FM, two tops, hubcaps and trim rings, Silvertown radial tires. – Very good recent clearcoat paint and upholstery. Good chrome except the rear bumper which is thin. The engine compartment is clean and orderly but let down by a cam cover that has been wire brushed and looks tacky. – This is a decent, but not exceptional 190SL. It would be a mind-bending price except for the fact that RM sold a 190SL in the same color, also with both tops and in somewhat better condition, yesterday for $340,500. Back in the early to mid-Twenty-Teens 190SLs went through a quarter million dollar phase which had sensibly tapered off to low six-figures before starting to creep back up last year. These cars have 105 horsepower. They’re built on a sedan chassis with a rudimentary suspension. This 190SL is far from the best one in the world but its price is a record.
Lot # 1558 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Coupe; S/N 1800377507013; Engine # 180924N8514580; Blue/Black leatherette; Unrestored original 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. – 2,195/110hp, column shift 4-speed, multiband radio, wheel covers, whitewalls, Hella fog lights. – Quick old repaint and upholstery. Generally sound chrome. The engine compartment is a disaster: painted assembled over dirt and road grime. The interior woodwork has been redone and varnished but everything else is aged and deteriorated. The windshield is delaminating. The body appears to be sound. – Some prior owner of this 220S loved highly varnished, glossy woodwork and that is the one distinguishing feature of this otherwise sadly neglected 220S. The rest of the car is suitable only for restoration.
Lot # 189 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster; S/N WDBBA48D5JA076361; Ivory, Ivory hardtop/Blue leather; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 5,549/238hp, automatic, alloy wheels, Sumitomo tires, Continental stereo. – Sound old repaint with a scrape on the trunk lid. Peeling coachlines. Cracked and shrunken dashtop. Good upholstery with surface cracks. Dented hardtop lip trim. Maintained but used and aged. – A good performing, eye-catching car that is fully valued at this result.
Lot # 1114 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Coupe; S/N 0F91G541673; Competition Blue, Matte Black stripe and air scoop/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. – 302/300hp, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, styled wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, Traction-Lok, power steering and front disc brakes, pushbutton radio, Marti Report documented. – Represented as the matching-numbers engine. Excellent paint and chrome. The upholstery is very good but the console cover is scratched and old. The underbody shows road miles. Sharp engine compartment. – Bought for less than the price of a comparable Boss 302 Mustang, but that is typically the case with Mercurys, Pontiacs and Dodges where it was the entry level Ford, Chevrolet and Plymouth were the aspirational choices for young people. The siblings, which were slightly more expensive when they were new, don’t have the same cachet on the collector market. They do, however, represent potentially a very good value as in this case.
Lot # 1135 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 9F91G574956; Bright Yellow/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 302/290hp, 4-speed, Rally wheels, buckets and console, power brakes, tach, pushbutton radio, Marti Report documented. – Good repaint in the original color. Good upholstery. Dull gauges, dusty lenses. An erratic cosmetic restoration of a former drag race car with 8,538 miles. – This is a mediocre cosmetic restoration that brought a superior price based upon the 8,538 miles. How many drag strip passes is that?
Lot # 670 1970 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy; S/N 1102764983; Engine # H5626123; Blue/Blue vinyl, Grey cloth inserts; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. – 1,493cc VW engine, 2-barrel Weber carburetor, disc brakes, chrome 5-spoke alloy wheels, gold metalflake steering wheel rim. – One of 100 “Signature Series” Manxes, listed in the Meyers Manx registry. Good original gelcoat, used upholstery. Serviceable chassis and suspension. – Offered by Mecum at Dallas four months ago with a reported high bid of $29,000. This result is $7,000 hammer bid higher. The represented documentation is impressive for what is usually hand-assembled in a garage or car port and its preservation is impressive. So is its price.
Lot # 341 1971 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy; S/N DMV13198CA; Engine # AH045858; Blue Metallic/Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Recent restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300. – 1,585cc VW engine, 2-barrel Solex carburetor, front disc brakes, bolt-in roll cage, staggered Weld polished alloy wheels, EMPI shifter, street equipped with lights and turn signals. – Good cosmetics, serviceable chassis and suspension. – There were three Meyers Manxes at B-J this year, all of them in comparable condition but ranging widely in price from $19,800 to $39,600. This is the middle one and doesn’t have the benefit of a Meyers attribution, only a California DMV assigned VIN.
Lot # 356 1966 Meyers Tow’d Dune Buggy; S/N AZ371402; Engine # 5299426; Yellow Pearl/Black, Yellow houndstooth; Black cloth top; Recent restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. – 1,585cc VW engine, single carburetor, KYB shocks, headlights, Arizona assigned VIN. – A new build purportedly from an original Meyers kit. Excellent paint, interior and top. The chassis and engine are serviceable. There is a crack on the body cowl. The lack of rear fenders indicates this is not a Manx, as described at the auction, but a Tow’d. There is a Meyers chassis plate buried in the footwell. – Sold by B-J at Las Vegas in 2021, seven months ago, for $14,850. It is in especially good condition considering its intended use is running across the desert or along beaches. It does not appear to have much if any dune or trail wear and is a good value at this price.
Lot # 366.1 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible; S/N BH27E72312996; Gold, White accent/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 273/235hp, automatic, dual exhaust, bucket seats, power top, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Firehawk tires, underdash Sun tach. – Quick recent repaint with dust inclusions. Sound original interior. Discolored old top. The engine compartment is aged and neglected. The repaint is so bad the money spent on it was wasted. – This Barracuda is not pretentious but, aside from the Earl Scheib-quality repaint, has survived well and the 95,658 miles probably are original. The drivetrain is unusual but lightweight and balanced. It should be a rewarding and highly satisfactory combination on the road or around town, although at this price it is expensive and lacking amenities like power steering or power brakes.
Lot # 778.1 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242670P121225; Cardinal Red/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 455/360hp, 4-speed, power brakes and steering, power driver’s seat, sport steering wheel, Rally Gauges, console, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, more. Original broadcast sheet and PHS documented. – Represented as the original engine and M-21 4-speed. Good paint and chrome. Good interior except for a black stain on the rear seat back. The chassis has been repainted over old paint and road grime. Restoration completed last year according to the car card, but it was at best a cosmetic redo. – Offered by Mecum at Chicago three months ago where it was reported bid to $71,000. That was a more appropriate result than this one which is $90,000 hammer. The so-called restoration is superficial and does not give much confidence in the caliber of other work.
Lot # 1030.1 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 2423701112814; Mint Turquoise/Red vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. – 400/366hp Ram Air III, automatic, Gear Vendors overdrive added, power steering, Rally II wheels, Polyglas GT tires, AM-FM. – Sound paint with dust in the clearcoat. There are small flaws in the paint on the Endura nose and wing. The right quarter window is sanding scratched. Clean underbody. Excellent engine compartment. A singular car with a unique color combination, given GM’s quality control in 1970 more likely a production line mistake than intentional on the part of the first owner. Documented and several awards and magazine features. – If you ordered a GM vehicle in the 70’s you know that they rarely came through with the equipment on the original order form. So while this is a “one of one” it’s what can be characterized as a “distinction without a difference”, a production line accident. That said, the price in this transaction isn’t out of line for a Ram Air III automatic GTO Judge convertible.
Lot # 742 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO Convertible; S/N 237675P307118; Dark Blue/Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 389/335hp upgraded to 360hp with the added Tri-Power intake, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, pushbutton radio, power top and antenna, heater, Rally wheels with trim rings, red line tires, woodgrain sport steering wheel, 1966 Tri-Power induction, original 4-barrel included, Protect-o-Plate and PHS documented. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and transmission. Good paint, chrome, interior and top. Gauge legends are discolored. Orderly chassis. Panel fits are up and down. Restored in 2001 and showing age but still in very good condition. – This is a better and better equipped LeMans GTO than most and this result recognized both its specifications and the aging restoration.
Lot # 1312 1962 Porsche 356B Super Roadster, Body by d’Ieteren Freres; S/N 89753; Engine # P770369; Black/Tan vinyl; Black cloth top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $265,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $291,500. – 1,582cc/75hp, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, blackwall Michelin XZX 185SR15 tires, headrests, Porsche woodrim steering wheel, Porsche CofA documented. – Restored like new with some age and use but offset by consistent maintenance. Represented as the matching numbers engine. – Every auction company’s favorite Porsche. Sold by RM at Arizona in 2004 for $103,400 nearly fresh from restoration and showing 69,345 miles. In 2006 Gooding sold it at Pebble Beach for $140,800. Bonhams then sold it at Quail Lodge in 2011 for $172,000 and nine years later in 2020 RM sold it at Amelia for $280,000. Its value has gone sideways since then
Lot # 467.1 1978 Porsche 928 Coupe; S/N 9288201012; Oak Green Metallic/Beige leather, Black check; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 4,474/231hp, 5-speed, phone dial alloy wheels, Yokohama tires, Sony cassette stereo, air conditioning, power windows. – Good clearcoat repaint in the original color. Sound upholstery and carpets. Clear gauges. Very clean underbody and chassis. Interior windshield post moldings are aged and discolored and the steering wheel rim is worn. Freshly serviced including the timing belt and a new alternator. – Sold at Auburn Fall four months ago for $23,500 and mechanically serviced since them, which accounts for much of the $15,000 increase in its price. Attractive color combination. The psychedelic wavy “Pasha” seat inserts are not for the faint of heart, and for how much longer can we describe these wheels as “telephone dial” before a new generation of buyers don’t know what it means? The price it brought reflects the recent service.
Lot # 1124.1 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N 67200F5A01559; Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. – 289/306hp, 4-speed, Mallory coil and distributor, underdash Rallye Pac gauges, pushbutton radio, aftermarket radio under the dash, woodgrain steering wheel, Shelby wheels, Eagle GTII tires, power steering and front disc brakes, tach, documented with a Deluxe Marti Report and copy of the original order form. – Color changed from the original Moss Green with a noticeably poor paint job. Microblisters on the hood and trunk lid. Sound chrome and interior. Fair gauges. Bowed hood. Orderly restored engine compartment with some use and age. Restored but driven chassis. – While this is a desirable Shelby Mustang the quality of the repaint and general age of the restoration do not do it any favors. The bidders, however, took them into account and paid a realistic price for its condition.
Lot # 1088 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible; S/N 8T03J192448-02152; Metallic Green/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000. – 302/250hp, 4-speed, power steering and front disc brakes, Lucas driving lights, tilt steering column, mag-style wheel covers, Goodyear Speedway tires, pushbutton radio. – Represented as 79,440 miles. Twice restored, first time in 2000 to multiple MCA/SAAC award winning condition, then updated and further refined in 2021 including new paint. MCA Concours Gold in September 2021. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and top. Clear, sharp gauges. The engine compartment is like new with no visible sign of use or age. A show car. – A fabulous, meticulous, spotless restoration of a well-equipped GT350 convertible that leaves no questions unanswered. It is a marvelous Shelby, and it brought a marvelous price, too, that places plenty of reliance on the restoration’s quality. Mustangs were top of the heap at WestWorld this year and this is a typical top of the heap transaction.
Lot # 1048 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible; S/N 8T03J155481-01527; Candy Apple Red/Saddle vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $95,700. – 302, added Paxton supercharger, automatic, power steering and brakes, 10-spoke Shelby wheels, Radial T/A tires, factory build sheet, window sticker and Deluxe Marti Report documented. – Represented as the matching numbers engine. Tired, chipped old paint. Aged chrome and stainless. Sound upholstery. Good gauge faces but tired interior trim and bezels. Folding creased top. Uneven trunk fit. A driver. – Even for a driver quality car with a modified engine this is a solid value.
Lot # 1295.1 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible; S/N 8T03S149440-01441; Highland Green/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. – 428/335hp, automatic, power steering and front disc brakes, cooling package, 3.5 Traction-Lok axle, grille mounted fog lights, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Goodyear Speedway blackwall tires, woodgrain steering wheel. – Tired old paint with chips. Good engine compartment with miles evident since restoration. Scratched and scuffed stainless, weak trim chrome. An older restoration with a “date code correct” engine that has been looked after. – It is going to take some work, and probably new paint, to get this GT500’s condition up to the price it brought here.
Lot # 1455 1957 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus 23-window; S/N 242410; Sealing Wax Red, Light Grey/Grey vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. – 1,585/65hp, 4-speed, orange wheels, whitewalls, Safari windshield, dual outside mirrors, folding sunroof, three-row seating. – Good paint and chrome trim. Equally good interior and gauges. Orderly restored underbody and chassis. Better than it needs to be. – As hard as it is to believe, this is what a 23-window microbus is worth.