With 548 vehicles crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s fourth annual auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut it is reasonable to infer there’s lots of fodder for collector car auction reports.
That was hardly the case in 2019 (or, for that matter, in prior years.)
First, let’s consider what a “collector car auction report” should entail:
- In no small measure it means a car that is interesting, g., not a decades old Chevy Tahoe;
- It means a car that tells us something that translates to the “market”, g., not a custom or resto-mod that is comparable only to itself;
- It means something other than a high-line used car, e.g., not a 15 year-old Mercedes S600 Sedan.
Therein lies the problem at B-Northeast.
- 77 lots sold on bids of $10,000 or less, 14.1% of the docket.
- 49 lots were MY 2010 or newer, 8.9%.
- 12 of them were Maseratis, of which 8 were Quattroportes.
- 8 were Bentleys.
- 4 were Challenger SRT Demons.
- 16 were custom Jeeps.
- Jeeps were everywhere, 30 in all.
- 142 of the 548 lots on the docket, 25.9%, were self-described as “custom.”
There is plentiful overlap in these categories, but for most “collectors”, the price of recent Bentley Continentals, jacked-up Jeeps, lightly used Chevy Tahoes and the like doesn’t impart much valuable information.
This report is a small cross-section of Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 Northeast auction, 73 of 548, 13.3% of the docket. The total sale is amped-up by the charity sale of the last C7-generation Corvette, a loaded Z06, for $2.7 million, a transaction balanced by the sale of the first-built 2019 Corvette Z06 with Chevrolet show car miles for $121,000.
Here are the numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Average Sale||
On-site observations are by Jose Martinez and me, but the final content is solely my responsibility.
The descriptions that follow are sorted by lot number, except the last C7 which is inserted in its special Friday evening run order.
Lot # 3 1974 MG Midget 1500 Convertible; S/N GAN5UE145810G; Dark Green/Saddle vinyl; Black leatherette top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,900 – 1493/65hp, 4-speed, luggage rack, headrests, woodrim steering wheel, JVC CD stereo. – Thin bumper chrome, pitted door handles. Correct spare in the trunk. Decent repaint with masking misses. Faded, discolored, soiled original upholstery with a big scrape on the driver’s seat back and a pulling seam on the cushion. Strange cork panels covering the driveshaft tunnel. Usable, but that’s about all. – The result here isn’t double what this used Midget should have brought, but it’s close to it. Coming early in the sale, with many more cars still to come, such a generous result is not easily explained.
Lot # 44.1 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220S 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 11101212134978; White/Blue; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $7,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $8,250 – 2195/110hp, automatic, Becker Europa TG AM-FM, hubcaps, trim rings, narrow whitewalls. – Dull bright trim, worse bumpers, The front seats have been recovered with vinyl that doesn’t match the torn and cracking original leather in back. The paint is covered in microblisters. The doors close like a Mercedes. – The doors are the best thing about this neglected, erratically treated old M-B sedan. It wouldn’t have been a bargain at $5,000.
Lot # 53 1953 MG TD Roadster; S/N TD23189; Red/Tan leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,050 – Wire wheels, radial tires, rear-mounted spare. – The paint is good, but there are two deep inch-long scratches on the passenger’s side quarter panel. One of the snap pins is missing on the driver’s side. The spare is also missing the MG logo. The interior is very good with soft leather. Body-off restored in the ’90s, and more recently given rebuilt carbs and upgraded ignition. It still looks more than good enough for a weekend drive. – A fair result that takes into account not just the flaws and the age of the restoration, but also the solid quality of the work.
Lot # 65 1965 Ford Mustang 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 5R07C185116; Rangoon Red/White vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,350 – C-Code 289 fitted with headers and 4-barrel carb, automatic, Rally 500 wheels, Radial T/A tires, pony interior, aftermarket radio, center console with cup holders. – Good older paint. Very clean wheels and brightwork. Good, very lightly worn interior. The chrome trim around the front windshield and rear window are in good condition. Light pitting and scuffs on the window frames. An older enthusiast restoration in solid and presentable but unremarkable condition. – A ’65 Mustang never goes out of style, and this was a good driver bought for good driver money.
Lot # 66 1946 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup; S/N 3CK049261; Dark Green, Black fenders/Brown leatherette; Truck restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $16,500 – 216/90hp, floor shift 3-speed, heater, chrome grille and bumpers, Green wheels, hubcaps, blackwall tires, varnished wood bed floor, black bed strips, turn signals – Painted over rust pits. The seat cushion doesn’t match the back. Dirty, grimy chassis and underbody. A superficial truck restoration usable for errands but not much more. – The presentation of this old Chevy hardly rises even to the status of “Truck Restoration” and is better characterized by the phrase truck cosmetic restoration, which isn’t particularly favorable. Driving around on the weekend, at Lowe’s or Home Depot or used for display of produce at a farmer’s market, however, it will draw attention and this is a moderately generous but not unreasonable price to pay for it.
Lot # 67 1987 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway Twin Turbo Convertible; S/N 1G1YY3188H5119309; Black/Red leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $16,500 – 350/345hp, 4+3 transmission, Dymag wheels, BFG G-Force tires, power sport seats, cassette stereo, air conditioning, cruise control, leather rim steering wheel, #115 of 188. – 30,777 miles and hardly used. Lightly worn and stretched upholstery. Dusty dash and switches. Pampered but driven and showing its age. – Callaway’s RPO B2K, the first time Chevrolet allowed a third party vendor to build a factory listed RPO, returned performance to Corvette during development of the 4-cam ZR1. Its 345hp was healthy but its 465 lb-ft torque was eyeball-popping. Only 188 were built in 1987 but their recognition has faded and this result represents something of a nadir for the value of a low mileage, well-maintained example, a car that could have brought at least $5,000 more without being unreasonable.
Lot # 70 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194370S408708; Daytona Yellow/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 454/390hp, 4-speed, power windows, aftermarket radio, Rally wheels with Radial T/A tires, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, factory alarm, tilt and telescopic steering column. – Not originally equipped with this 454. The paint is good, but there is some light overspray on the T-Tops. The chrome trim along the cowl section is scratched on the passenger’s side, but the chrome trim around the windows is in good condition. The bumpers are in good condition. The driver’s door handle is in good shape, but the passenger’s door handle is scratched. The gas cap is a different shade of yellow. The engine compartment is not detailed. Good interior, but there is a small tear on the driver’s side. A solid, fast and attention-grabbing driver but nothing more. – This result would be expensive even for a matching numbers car in this condition, so for this car it’s over-the-top and a lucky day for the seller. It previously sold for $18,975 at Russo and Steele Scottsdale in 2014 and here two years ago for $35,200.
Lot # 87 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible; S/N BH27D72289678; White/Ruby Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900 – 273/180hp, 4-barrel added, 3-speed, Hurst shifter, buckets, hubcaps, red line tires, pushbutton radio, woodgrain steering wheel, power top. – Repainted assembled with some overspray under the hood. Sound original interior and chrome. The engine compartment is a mess and benefits not at all from a sloppy brush repaint of the valve covers and water pump. Represented as matching numbers. – It may be “matching numbers” but this isn’t how it came from the factory. The floor-shifted 3-speed is unusual, if not particularly desirable, but at least it’s not an automatic. It sold here last year for $35,750, a result then called “extravagant” and an evaluation endorsed by this much more reasonable result.
Lot # 89 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 223378U116526; Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,050 – 400/330hp, automatic, 3.90 Safe-T-Track, hood tach, console, bucket seats with headrests, PMD wheels with Radial T/A tires, power brakes, power steering. – Originally Night Shade Green but currently wears a red respray with chips on every body panel and several poorly done touch ups. Overspray on some of the chrome trim. The trim around the windows and windshield is also dull. Large scratch on the nose. The black vinyl roof is good. Decent interior. The flaws, particularly the quick and cheap paint, really add up and result in a mediocre car. – With Firebird values experiencing a modest upturn the buyer of this may have thought it was a good time to jump on the bandwagon illustrating the rather cynical view that “you can’t pay too much, just too soon.” This is a vastly overpriced Firebird that will be disappointing to own. Its value will never catch up with the extravagant price it brought here.
Lot # 106 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40V Utility; S/N FJ40227705; Blue, White roof/Black vinyl; Truck restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,850 – 4,230cc/125hp, 4-speed, aftermarket stereo. – Good newer paint, but the side glass is scratched. The right rear door is not perfectly straight. The weather stripping around the windows is in good condition, but the weather stripping along the door jambs is dry rotted. Restored to truck standards in 2016 and good enough to enjoy. – This is a somewhat better FJ than the price it brought, but it’s not the steal of the century, either. As buyer attention has shifted to Broncos and others in the world of classic trucks, the previously red-hot FJ has been fairly stagnant over the last few years.
Lot # 113 1958 Porsche 108L Junior Tractor; S/N L20985; Engine # 17546; Red-Orange; Truck restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $18,700 – Light Yellow wheels, power takeoff. – Sound paint but with dirt in the paint on the fenders, the seat was repainted over rust pits. The hood paint is better but still has fisheyes. Oily dirt superficially cleaned up on the engine. Thoroughly restored but done to farm tractor standards and looks like it may have seen at least some light farm work. – Farm tractors have attracted attention from some noted auto manufacturers. Porsche’s limited success with light duty diesels is largely overshadowed by the longer efforts and success for Henry Ford, but has more appeal to Porsche owners than Fordsons do to Ford owners. This is a realistic result for a 108L Junior.
Lot # 126 2006 Maserati Quattroporte M139 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N ZAMCE39AX60022510; Black metallic/Beige leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900 – 4244/396hp, 6-speed paddle shift, air conditioning, power windows. – Good original paint with a few stone chips and small scuffs. Very good upholstery lightly used appropriate to the 24,716 miles. – Late model Maseratis were peppered throughout B-J’s Northeast auction, a total of twelve of which eight were Quattroportes. They all sold for economical used car money despite their performance and style, reflecting the relative indifference the marque has seen in recent years both on the showroom floor and in the resale market. This is a representative result for the Q-portes this week.
Lot # 176 2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster; S/N WP0CA29802U623922; Guards Red/Black leather; Black top; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $13,750 – 2687/217hp, automatic, factory CD changer stereo, climate control, red calipers, later factory alloy wheels, Falken tires. – Good original paint with nose stone chips and a peculiar small ripple on the rear deck. No mileage stated but from the well-worn appearance of the upholstery, it’s significant. – Used car, still fun on the weekends or an excellent basis for a track day car.
Lot # 302 1988 Cadillac Allante Convertible, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 1G6VR3170JU101366; Red/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $4,950 – 4,087cc/170hp, automatic, power everything. – 22,208 miles and nearly like new with a CarFax accident report but the repair is invisible. Lightly stretched driver’s seat cushion. The top has one folding scuff. The underbody is clean. Barely used and well-preserved. – In remarkably well-preserved condition, this was the second car across the block on Friday and resulted in a remarkable value, even with the negative CarFax weighing on it. Sometimes good things happen when you show up early and in the right frame of mind. Other times you might end up like the overeager buyer of the MG Midget yesterday morning.
Lot # 320 1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1FAPP64R7LH118029; Twilight Blue/Crystal Blue leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $6,700 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $7,370 – 232/210hp PFI Supercharged, automatic, power everything, CD stereo. – Original with 46,769 miles. The paint is sound but etched and speckled on its horizontal surfaces. Sound original interior with stretch marks appropriate to the miles. Clean underbody. – An unremarkable automobile but in surprisingly good condition for its age and lack of distinction. This result is all about the originality and known miles.
Lot # 321 2000 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet; S/N WP0CA299XYS651045; Ocean Blue/Metropol Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 – 3387cc/296hp, 6-speed, Porsche stereo, heated sport seats, Litronic headlights. – Represented as 69,270 miles. Sound original paint, stone chipped nose, fogged headlight covers. Good interior. A good Porsche driver. – This is a “no harm, no foul” price and it bought an attractive and unusual color scheme. The second year for the water-cooled 996, attention has turned to later and more highly-developed water-cooled models leaving 996 v.1 base models like this 296hp Carrera off collectors’ wish lists, but creating the opportunity to gain the Porsche experience at moderate cost.
Lot # 349 1969 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379A116266; Green metallic, Black vinyl roof/Green vinyl; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,250 – 400cid/366hp 4bbl Ram Air III replacement engine, automatic, air conditioning, hood tach, buckets and console, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, Super Stock wheels, Radial T/A tires, power brakes, Endura nose, wing. – Good paint, chrome and interior. The driver’s seat back is discolored. The added vinyl Judge graphics doesn’t match the paint. The underbody has been done to restored condition. The hood is bowed but only on the left side. No PHS documents offered. – The lack of documentation casts further doubt on the replacement and whether it’s as the GTO was built or added later when the restorer found a Ram Air III and decided to experience its performance. As such, this relatively modest result is realistic, but a solid value for the new owner, who at this price could care less. The price here is appropriate for what this car may have had when new: the 400/350hp standard engine.
Lot # 354 1969 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379G135564; Engine # 0579169 YS; Verdero Green/Camel vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $24,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,950 – 400/350hp, automatic, hood tachometer, Grant woodrim steering wheel, center console, headrests, PMD wheels with red line tires, MSD distributor, vintage-style modern radio, PHS documents. – Represented as matching numbers. Sound repaint and upholstery but some fisheyes. The dashboard, though, shows some wear on top with a spot that appears melted, and there is adhesive visible where the cowl section and dashboard intersect. Good chrome but lightly scratched window trim. Recent drivetrain rebuild with several upgrades for drivability like high-torque starter as well as a new radiator and distributor but put back in an orderly but unrestored compartment. A solid GTO in better than average driver condition. – A spot-on result for a base, automatic car in driver condition. It sold for $38,500 here last year in the same condition, but that price was a bit over-the-top and the seller shouldn’t be too surprised that it didn’t do the same thing this time across the block although a discount of 30% may push even the most realistic expectations.
Lot # 356.1 2009 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe; S/N ZAMHJ45A990046945; Silver/Black leather, Grey Alcantara inserts; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500 – 4691/433hp, Cambiocorsa, CD stereo, air conditioning, Red calipers, more. – Good original paint, upholstery worn as expected for the 53,507 miles. Waterspotted bright trim and badly fogged headlight covers. A used car. – One of the many Maseratis loosed upon the bidders at Mohegan Sun this week and sold for a representative price for what the others bought. Very soon even ordinary folks will be able to buy a Maserati Q-porte or GranTurismo, but then they’ll have to figure out how to keep them running.
Lot # 359 1959 Chevrolet 3200 Apache Fleetside Pickup; S/N 3B59A120641; Neptune Green, White roof and bed accent/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $31,900 – 235/135hp 1bbl, 3-speed, column shift, heater, no radio, white painted bumpers and grille, matte Black bed floor wood, turn signals added. – Excellent clearcoat paint and interior. Passenger’s vent window frame is not flush with the door skin. Good door fits and gaps. The engine compartment and chassis are nearly like new. A sound and highly presentable pickup. – Sold at Mecum Kissimmee seventeen months ago for $20,350, withdrawn from B-J’s Palm Beach auction two months ago and turned here for an unusual profit in this market. It’s a quality vehicle done to unusually high standards for an otherwise ordinary old pickup truck. The Kissimmee price was a good value; the result here is full retail, and maybe a little more, but the new owner got a truck that will be driven and shown proudly.
Lot # 362 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP48Y64F235602; Competition Orange/Black; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500 – 281/390hp supercharged, SVT wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, 6-speed. – Represented as one of 281 built in this color combination and with just 8,800 miles. Other than new tires, it is all original and looks practically new. – Just 15 years old and already a collectible car, this SVT Cobra started at about 35 grand when it was new. This result is at the very top of what other ones are commanding, but this is a top tier example. It appeared on Bring a Trailer back in April but didn’t sell at this exact same $38,500. Taking commission into account, the seller should have let it go then.
Lot # 368 1968 Dodge Charger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XP29G8B230860; Electric Blue, Black vinyl roof, Black tail stripe/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – Originally a 383/290hp 2-barrel but has gained a quad and is now represented as 383/330hp, 4-speed, hubcaps, Hurst shifter, bucket seats, fog lights, aftermarket radio and rear deck speakers. – Very good paint, chrome and interior, but there is pitting on the vent window frames. Clean restored engine bay. Fully and professionally restored. Not represented as matching numbers, but little else worth comment. – There is ALWAYS pitting on the vent window frames. Why owners and restorers don’t realize that it’s impossible for buyers to miss that detail – or scratched, pitted door handles – is a quandary. It sets the tone for all the other stuff that can’t be seen. The seller here is so very fortunate that the bidders overlooked the obvious shortcomings and paid an exorbitant price for a pretty but seriously deficient Charger. Similar mixed-up Chargers are over $10,000 less.
Lot # 369 1969 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Convertible; S/N 9F94M526397; Cherry Red/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600 – 351/290hp, automatic, air conditioning, Grant woodrim steering wheel, Kenwood cassette stereo, power steering, brakes and windows, Keystone 5-spoke alloy center wheels, Radial T/A front tires, Sigma rear tires. – Color changed from Ivy Green with a workmanlike repaint, otherwise aged and undistinguished. The top has rust dust spots. The underbody is aged and dirty. The wheel rims are rusting. No representation of the drive train’s originality. A good car to avoid. – Nothing about this XR-7 suggests it is a good car, including the color change and the mismatched tires. The result is generous by at least $15,000.
Lot # 372 1959 Chevrolet 3100 Apache Fleetside Pickup; S/N 3A59F110586; Maroon metallic/Black vinyl, Maroon cloth; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $41,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $45,100 – 236/135hp, 1bbl, 3-speed, radio, body color wheels, hubcaps, whitewalls, oil filter, windshield visor, sidemount spare. – Very good clearcoat paint. Touched up chip in front of the passenger’s door. The door fits are slightly erratic but very good for a truck. The engine compartment and chassis are restored like new. Very good matte varnished bed wood with stainless bed strips. Fresh and better than new. – This is a much better, thoroughly restored Chevy Apache than Lot #359 that preceded it by a bit and it brought a much better price that the $31,900 that the earlier one did. Both, however, are generous prices for Chevy pickups of this era showing that something is going on in the pickup space along with Broncos, Scouts and Blazers.
Lot # 374 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 5F08F218125; Smoke Gray Metallic/Black vinyl; Black top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700 – 260/164hp, 3-speed, fog lights, red line tires, Rally-Pac gauges, bucket seats, pushbutton AM radio. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. The weather stripping is dry in some areas, specifically around the vent windows. Very clean and maintained underneath. Represented as a one-owner car, it has never been fully restored but has been lovingly maintained and gotten major attention when necessary. – This car hammered not sold at a $20,000 high bid in Kissimmee last year, which is fair because it deserved more. This result, on the other hand, is over-the-top for a driver-quality 260 and what it’s really worth is somewhere in between. The attractive and unusual color propelled this Mustang into the price stratosphere.
Lot # 375 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 5F08C769406; White/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900 – 289cid/200hp 2bbl, automatic, power steering, manual brakes, pushbutton radio, Magnum wheels, dual red line tires. – Excellent paint and interior. Good major chrome but pitted taillight bezels. The underside is Black epoxy painted. An exceptional car, better than a driver but not too good to drive. – A perfectly ordinary first year Mustang convertible, restored to admirable condition, its presentation makes a highly favorable first impression that continues throughout the car. Its drivetrain and equipment are mundane, however, and the result here is a fair one to both the buyer and the seller.
Lot # 376 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible; S/N RM27N0G234347; Rally Red, Black stripe/White vinyl; White top; Enthusiast restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $53,900 – 383/335hp, automatic, hood scoop, center console with wood trim, Radial T/A tires. – Represented as matching numbers. The paint is fair with touched up areas on the passenger’s side door and trunk as well several large blotches on the trunk where the paint is lighter. Most of the chrome is good, but the trim around vent windows is pitted. The interior upholstery is fair. The driver’s side arm rear rest near the driver’s seat and the passenger door panel have tears. Tidy engine bay. Well-optioned, but this car has a few too many flaws to ignore. – There seems to be a resurgence in Road Runner values that is driving auction results to new heights. Historically this seriously flawed Road Runner should have brought at least $10,000 less but that doesn’t seem to be the case in recent memory. The Duke boys would be pleased.
Lot # 379.1 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N RM21H9G239196; Omaha Orange, Matte Black hood stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500 – 383/335hp, Air Grabber, column shift automatic, power steering and brakes, bench seat, Cragar S/S wheels, 3.23 Sure Grip, pushbutton radio. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Beautiful engine compartment. Sharp, clean and fresh. – This is soooo much better than the Road Runner that crossed the B-J Northeast block just a few cars before (#376 for $53,900 all-in) and this one will be much more satisfying to own and drive, particularly in Omaha Orange, but in historical terms it’s still expensive.
Lot # 395.1 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe; S/N 1G1YT2D69K5500001; Blade Silver/Red; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 6.2 litre/650 supercharged fuel injected horsepower, 7-speed manual, black wheels, carbon fiber splitter and side skirts. – A brand new Z06 with VIN 001 and just 82 miles from the GM Collection, show car displayed at various venues. – This was one of several GM Collection 2019 Corvettes sold at B-J Northeast, an extraordinary opportunity to buy some of the most collectible Corvettes of the C7 generation before the impending introduction of the mid-engined Corvette C8. The MSRP was in the mid-$80s and for those who want their Corvette with a manual transmission this is the end of the line (at least for a few years). The buyer here got s/n 001 and a bevy of bells and whistles, a milestone car that in ten years may still have under 100 miles. Apparently it was worth it to at least two bidders.
Lot # 396 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 1G1YD3D72K5000001; Torch Red/Red, Black; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $81,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $89,100 – Black wheels, automatic. – A practically brand new base convertible with VIN 001 and just 3,244 miles. From the GM Collection with only show and demonstration miles, featured in Road & Track. – MSRP was about $60,000, but it is VIN 001 of the last year of the C7 front mid-engined Corvette in base trim. Is that worth 1/3 more than MSRP? The bidders concluded it was and their opinion is not to be challenged, at least until it crosses an auction block ten years from new. The experience of the ’78 Indy Pace Car Corvettes, bid to munificent premiums over their sticker prices as “instant collectibles”, comes to mind.
Lot # 3001 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – Last Built Coupe; S/N TBD; Black, Adrenaline Red accents/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Charity Fundraiser, no buyer’s premium $2,700,000; Final Price $2,700,000 – 376/650hp supercharged LT4, 7-speed manual, Brembo brakes, 3LZ interior, Performance Data Recorder, navigation, goodies. – Charity sale of the final C7-generation Corvette to be built, proceeds to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Smart Homes program. VIN to be determined when it is built. About as “Unrestored Original” as it gets. – With another 2019 Chevrolet Collection Z06, the first one built, selling here with just 82 miles for $121,000, the premium earned by this historic Corvette, the last of the C7-generation, even by charity sale standards is generous, even if it is bookended in the same collection with lot #395.1, the VIN 0001 2019 Z06 sold for $121,000, an average of $1,410,500 each.
Lot # 413 1990 Ferrari Mondial t Cabriolet, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFFK33A1L0087102; Blu Chiaro/White leather; Blue cloth top; Unrestored original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800 – Power windows, power locks, air conditioning, boot cover, stick on SF shields, chrome shift knob, aftermarket CD stereo, Assembly number 04148. – Showing 138,987 miles, but the CARFAX records a mileage inconsistency so the real figure could be even higher. The paint is fair, with some light scratches on both the driver’s and passenger’s side as well as a blister near the passenger’s door handle. The driver’s door also has a small but deep scratch along the edge. The rear side window on the driver’s side also has a 10-inch-long scratch. Attractive from a distance, but a worn out car and quite rough by Ferrari standards. – A Mondial may be one of the more affordable entries into Ferrari ownership, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a cheap car to fix. This one likely has some expensive service ahead of it, and unfortunately the buyer already paid too much given the condition. This is going to become a seriously expensive car very quickly.
Lot # 418 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N636879; White, Orange stripes/Black vinyl with houndstooth cloth; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – 350/300hp L48, 4-speed with Hurst shifter, RS, power brakes, center console with gauges, AM/FM pushbutton radio, Rally wheels with Radial T/A tires, rosewood steering wheel, Koni shocks. – Good older paint and chrome. The dashboard and center console are dull. The molding on the quarter panels is pitted and the black paint is peeling. Tidy but lightly used engine bay with some dirt and grime. Well-equipped and restored at some point, but that point was quite some time ago. – This is a modest price for a modest Camaro Pace Car. It has no premium at all for the Pace Car graphics, but no documentation at all for its original Pace Car configuration. The bidders handicapped it appropriately.
Lot # 427 1967 Mercury Monterey S-55 Convertible; S/N 7Z45Q515421; Trafalgar Blue/Ivory vinyl; Ivory top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200 – 428/345hp Super Marauder engine, power top, air conditioning, power brakes, bucket seats, AM pushbutton radio, wire wheel covers, narrow whitewalls. – Very good paint and chrome except for a small population of fisheyes on the vast rear deck. Good gaps and flush fits. The trim along the window seams is lightly scratched. The engine has been detailed but the exhaust manifolds have surface oxidation. The door panels, dashboard, and gauges are in good condition, but on the seam between the dashboard and firewall, adhesive and weather stripping are visible through the windshield. Good upholstery. An attractive, desirably-equipped and somewhat unusual Mercury in good colors, but misses on a few details. – A lot of car for the money, but this result is no less than the car is really worth. It’s a lot more realistic than the $37,400 it sold for at Mecum Dallas in 2016.
Lot # 437.1 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344678M385283; Ocean Mist, Black/Black leather; Black vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500 – 400/325hp, automatic, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, Blue Rally II wheels, Radial T/A tires, power top, center console, floor shift, Sony CD stereo. – Good paint other than a small chip on the driver’s door and a nick on the quarter panel. Even gaps and panel fits. The engine bay isn’t overly detailed, but it is tidy. Good newer chrome, but dull window trim. Decent partially restored interior. Restoration work has been carried out, including a rebuild of the represented original engine, but it’s never been fully redone and most of the work looks older. – The catalog says the seats are leather, but they look and feel like vinyl leatherette. A few dollars more would not have been wasted in acquiring this 4-4-2 convertible, but neither is it anything like a bargain at this price. By any standards, however, it is an outstanding muscle car convertible and the new owner should be very pleased with this acquisition.
Lot # 446 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N F58A128078; Engine # 1031G; Cream/Beige vinyl; Unrestored original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $31,900 – 348/250hp, Powerglide, dual circuit power brakes, power steering, windshield washer, alternator, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, continental kit, dummy spotlights, heater, pushbutton radio, rear antenna, Pro Comp distributor, bench seat. – Represented as the original matching numbers engine. Failing original paint with many chips, scratches and scrapes. Indifferently repaired rust in the passenger’s door bottom. Unequal driver’s door gaps. Dull, pitted trim chrome, good bumper chrome. Faded but sound original upholstery. Oily, dirty engine compartment. Wiper scratched windshield. – Sold here a year ago for $26,950, the first, best and most valuable thing the new owner can do with it is get rid of the extended rear bumper and continental kit, a visual abomination that makes its “handling” even more vague. Aside from that, this is an impressively preserved Impala that needs nothing and even at $7,000 more than it brought last year is still a solid value in a quality car.
Lot # 470 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe; S/N 124870L520221; Daytona Yellow/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,250 – 350/300hp L48, automatic, power steering, power brakes, Radial T/A tires. – Represented as matching numbers and comes with its original window sticker and owner’s manual. Good older paint and chrome. The engine bay is tidy but could use a good detailing. The interior is mostly solid but the center console is warped and is missing air vents. This car has a lower tier engine with an automatic and it’s far from perfect, but it was restored at one point and is still a solid attention-grabbing driver. – An attractive second gen cruiser that could have brought more than 20 grand without being expensive. It sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2006 for $27,500. Values aren’t far off from where they were at that time, but this car was a lot fresher then. This generation of Camaro has not survived well in collectors’ minds.
Lot # 620.1 2004 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N 1FAHP60A74Y103021; Bright Silver/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $10,700 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $11,770 – 240/280hp, automatic, chrome alloy wheels, air conditioning, CD changer, power everything. – Good original paint, dull headlight covers, lightly stretched driver’s seat upholstery. Scratched left outside mirror. Represented as 32,173 miles and looks like it. – Ford did a marvelous design job to make the “New” Thunderbird look like the old one and they were seriously popular for a short time after being introduced. Like the original 2-seat T-bird, though, the 11th generation was a boulevardier with sedan underpinnings and mediocre performance, a car for styling around with no particular distinction. That lack of distinction is vividly displayed in this result which even being dismissive of the “New” Thunderbird’s performance is a great value. You’d pay twice this much for a base Fox-body Mustang.
Lot # 633 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N P5FH260292; Goldenrod Yellow, Yellow hardtop/Yellow, Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 292/193hp, 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts, power steering, 12-volt electrics, electric windshield wipers, modern sealed beam headlights, aftermarket air conditioning and radiator. – Very good older paint other than a tiny chip on the hood next to the air vent. A few light scratches on the windshield trim but mostly very good brightwork. The wheels and tires are in good condition. No soft top represented or visible. A well-restored first-year Thunderbird with tasteful and forgivable upgrades done in the interest of convenience and safety. – A strong price for an imperfect car, but a lot more realistic than the over-the-top $64,900 price this car brought at Palm Beach in 2012.
Lot # 639 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday; S/N 336870M175170; Engine # 3955598; Matador Red, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800 – 350/325 hp Rocket V8 engine with W-31 Force Air induction and W-25 air cleaner, automatic, His’n’Hers shifter, power steering, manual brakes, limited slip, heavy-duty suspension, handling package, center console, rear spoiler, factory pushbutton radio, black Rally II wheels with Radial T/A tires, sport steering wheel, wing. – Very good paint and chrome. Lightly scratched window frames. Orderly older restored engine compartment with age and miles. The wheels are in great condition. The interior is good other than lightly worn seats and lightly faded gauges. Body-off restored in 2016 but starting to age. Prolific interesting options and a cool car. – This is not a 4-4-2 although in specifications and lavish equipment it could have been despite the 350/325hp Rocket engine. In practical terms, 325hp is quite enough for today’s drivers. Six figures for a 455/370hp W-30 is bragging rights but so is $60,000 safely sequestered in a money market account while driving this Cutlass S. It is an intelligent choice, bought for realistic money.
Lot # 640 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof; S/N 0F02G163395; Competition Yellow, Black/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300 – 302/290hp, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, Magnum 500 wheels, Polyglas tires, Hurst T-handle shifter, space saver spare, original jack, spoilers, rear window slats, Traction-Lok. – Very good paint and chrome, but the windshield trim is visibly scratched. Very clean restored engine bay. The wheels are in great condition, as is the glass. Fully restored in 2011 and documented with a Marti report, it’s an attractive matching numbers Boss 302 that ticks almost all the right boxes in terms of both equipment and condition. – This is driver-quality money paid for a gorgeous, documented car with no needs. It sold for an appropriate $108,640 at Barrett-Jackson Orange County in 2012 and for a modest $71,500 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast 2016, but this is even more of a sweet deal and difficult to understand. Even the color is right. This is a bargain purchase.
Lot # 641 2001 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe; S/N 1B3ER69E11V704789; Race Yellow, Black stripes/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – CD stereo, air conditioning. – Just 3,370 miles and looks barely driven, as it should. – These aren’t the best colors on an original GTS, but the low miles and level of care afforded it a deservedly strong result.
Lot # 650 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Fake Convertible; S/N 136670B214711; Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Facsimile restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $74,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $81,400 – 454/450hp LS6, 4-speed, Rally II wheels with Polyglas tires, cowl induction, bucket seats, console, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio. – Not a genuine LS6 but a solid clone. The paint is very good, as is the interior. The top appears new. The wheels are in great condition. Detailed engine bay and clean underbody. A convincing facsimile restoration and an attractive car. – This is a lovely ’70 Chevelle convertible restored to high standards but it’s not what it wants to be, an LS6 convertible. It’s just a poseur and it brought a superior price reflecting the quality of its replication. Furthermore, is its powerplant a real LS6? We don’t know. Handsome and fun to drive, this is still a fake car for which the bidders paid a generous price.
Lot # 651 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe Custom; S/N 2240751; Black/Black leather; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 3.2 turbocharged six, 360hp at the rear wheels, 465 lb-ft torque, Getrag 5-speed, Wilwood brakes, E34 M5 wheels, lowered Dinan suspension, Bilstein shocks, air conditioning, sunroof. – Good cosmetics and an impressively presented, orderly and professionally done engine compartment. It may be a Resto-Mod, but it is true to its heritage and well-maintained. –
The unmodified 3.0CSi might have brought a little more than this, but this is a modest result for a car that appears to be consistently and professionally modified to optimize performance and has an appropriately menacing presence. The result is fair to the buyer and seller, who stands to be deep underwater with the costs of the modifications. We don’t often opine on modified cars but this CSi is so thoroughly and professionally done it deserves recognition.
Lot # 652 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Convertible; S/N ZFFYT53AX20127175; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $98,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $107,800 – F1 gearbox, Scuderia shields, red calipers. – Excellent original paint but the chipguard film behind the seats for top abrasion is cracked and dull. The engine compartment is fresh and clean, the upholstery is unblemished. Good interior other than light wear on the driver’s seat that matches the 7,300 miles represented. Comes with service records. A lightly used Ferrari. – People fawn over the 355, but the 360 is a better car in almost every measurable way, and it’s much easier to live with. Collectors seem to be coming around to the 360 recently, though, which this huge result certainly shows. Lightly used and well-maintained but egregiously expensive.
Lot # 659 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N638663; Dusk Blue, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 302/290hp, M22 4-speed, Hurst shifter, 3.73 Positraction, tilt steering column, power steering and brakes, Rally wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, Firestone Sport Car 200 tires, console gauges. – Represented as the original drivetrain and judged 999/1000 in 2004. Gorgeous paint, chrome and interior. Very clean engine bay. The only real issue is some dry cracking on the passenger’s side weather stripping. Restored to show quality standards and impressively maintained in show-quality condition. – In one of GM’s more egregious misrepresentations of horsepower the Z/28’s DZ was advertised at 290hp. By all accounts it really made more than 400hp from the factory. Today it is one of the most sought-after pony cars with abundant power, terrific handling and abundant eye-appeal, but even by those standards this is a seriously premium price for a Z/28 without the RS trim package.
Lot # 660 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible; S/N 1210421000203; Blue/Beige vinyl; Beige cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $83,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $91,300 – 1897/120hp, 4-speed, Becker Europa AM-FM, Weber carbs, hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls. – Sound but unimpressive old paint, lightly soiled upholstery. The underbody has been repainted over minimal preparation and is peeling off in places with surface rust under. Good trim chrome but both bumpers are starting to blister. Cracked steering wheel. A barely acceptable driver in attractive colors. – 190SLs are expensive cars to restore, and now that prices have come back down after their peak a few years ago, people can’t justify the same kind of high-dollar restorations they used to. This one is probably destined to be a driver for quite some time. That’s fine but it sold for a premium price for its lackadaisical cosmetic restoration and mediocre presentation.
Lot # 661 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe; S/N ZHWBU16S64LA00983; Giallo Orion/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $131,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $144,100 – Yellow stitching, tinted windows, black powder-coated 5-spoke alloy wheels, Black mirrors, Yellow calipers, Pirelli Corsa tires, carbon fiber engine bay panels, front end lift, performance exhaust. – 12,900 miles and like new aside from light upholstery stretching and a few small stone chips on the headlight covers. No chips on the nose or behind the wheels, though. – One of two Murcielagos at Mohegan Sun, this one has half the mileage of the one that followed and brought quite a bit more. When dealing with used cars, mileage is important, and this is a used (if expensive) car.
Lot # 662 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe; S/N ZHWBU16S44LA01050; Titanium Silver/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – Black 3-piece modular wheels, red calipers, painted exhaust tips, upgraded Alpine head unit with navigation, front axle lift, carbon fiber interior trim, tinted lights, blacked-out Lambo logo. – Represented with just 28,717 miles. Other than a few chips on the hood the car looks great. – The V12 Murcielago started at about 280 grand when it was new, but it is still more used exotic than collector car, and this result is fair for the wear, mileage and the many non-standard showoff accessories. It wouldn’t be a surprise if it hasn’t been used to promote a custom sound system’s Boom-Boom installations.
Lot # 664 2017 Dodge Viper ACR Coupe; S/N 1C3BDEDZ1HV500836; Mexico Blue/Black Alcantara; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $157,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $172,700 – Special order paint, Extreme Aero Package, Harman Kardon 18-speaker stereo, Kumho tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, red calipers – Represented with just 2890 miles, and apparently they weren’t track miles. Looks new. – The Viper is no more, having been dropped after 2017, and surprisingly some of the limited-production high-performance versions like this have become instant collectibles. This car sold for more than it cost new, and at this point and price it’s probably destined for collector car pampering rather than track duty, a waste of Dodge’s development work.
Lot # 671 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Convertible; S/N WDDAK76F88M001510; Silver/Red leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $280,500 – — Represented with 8,256 miles and looks new. – SLR prices have languished at around the same level for a few years now, which is surprising given their significance and performance. This is yet another surprisingly low result for one that suggests things aren’t changing any time soon. The seller wouldn’t have been unreasonable to expect at least 300 grand for this car.
Lot # 673 2014 Ferrari California Convertible; S/N ZFF65TJA4E0200781; Blu Tour De France/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 – Yellow calipers, diamond-finish alloy wheels, carbon interior trim, Daytona-style seats, sport grilles, handling package, Scuderia shields. – Represented with just 7,722 miles and not showing any wear to speak of. A used Ferrari, but barely used. – Although the California was the cheapest Ferrari in the lineup, it was still a $200,000 car out of the showroom. This result is just standard depreciation, and it’s appropriate.
Lot # 676 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible; S/N 194677S119251; Marlboro Maroon, Black stinger, Maroon hardtop/Saddle leather; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 427/435hp, 4-speed, alloy wheels, red line tires, power steering and brakes, power windows, two tops, side exhaust, AM-FM. – Represented as the original engine. Excellent blemish-free paint, bright chrome, lightly stretched upholstery. Crisp chassis and underbody. Bright gauges. An excellent Corvette but offered without judging history and documented only by the Protect-o-Plate. – This should be an NCRS-judged Corvette yet there is no indication it’s ever been subjected to the searching inspection of the experts. If it had better bonafides it could be expected to bring much more than this, on the order of $50,000 more, but Corvette buyers expect ironclad documentation before they’ll pay top dollar. Even taking that into account, though, this is a heavily hedged price.
Lot # 677 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194377S119328; Engine # T0503IL 7119328; Marlboro Maroon, Black stinger/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 427/390hp, close ratio 4-speed, 3.70 Positraction, AM-FM, power brakes and steering added during restoration, Rally wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, red line tires. – Good clearcoat paint but with fisheyes and some preparation scratches visible. Good interior and chrome. Wavy rear bumpers. Represented as the original engine. The engine compartment is like new with a little age but clean and barely used. Mostly original interior in very good condition. Thoroughly documented with the original owner protection plan, tank sticker, NCRS Top Flight judged and recently inspected by Ray Sinor (written report included.) A healthy big block Corvette with impressively-maintained originality. – This Corvette is an excellent example of the elusive “sympathetic restoration” that returns a car to usable and presentable condition while preserving as much as possible of its original components. Its inherent quality was not recognized by the B-J Northeast bidders, who could have paid $20,000 more without being overly generous. It is a good value to the new owner.
Lot # 678 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344678M443127; Ice Blue/Teal Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,200 – 400/350hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, buckets and console, Super Stock II wheels, red line tires, AM-FM, woodgrain steering wheel, power steering, manual brakes. – Excellent clearcoat repaint, interior, top and chrome. The engine compartment is better than new and the engine, transmission and rear axle are represented as original to the car. Freshly restored with only 100 test miles and impossible to fault. – The quality of the restoration, the seller’s unwavering assurance of the drivetrain’s originality and its impeccable presentation earned this 4-4-2 convertible an enviably superior price. The Mohegan Sun bidders recognized it for what it is – as good as it gets – and paid for the quality: expensive but it deserves to be.
Lot # 680 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 8T02S169382-01824; Sunlit Gold/Saddle vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 428/360hp, automatic, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, tilt steering column, grille mounted driving lights, 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels, Radial T/A tires. – Quarter inch paint crack over the driver’s head, otherwise good clearcoat paint. Torn side window seals. Oxidized wheel rims. Good chrome. An older restoration showing its age, Marti Report and original build sheet documented. – While this is a sound and usable GT500 its restoration’s age detracts from its appeal, as does its automatic transmission. The seller should be pleased to get this much for it.
Lot # 687 1987 Buick Regal GNX Coupe; S/N 1G4GJ117XHP453358; Black/Grey cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $94,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $103,400 – 231ci/276hp intercooled turbo SFI, automatic, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, dark tinted windows, Eagle VR50 tires. – #526 of 547. 1,754 miles and like new except for some paint scuffs and a buffed-through area on the roof. Documented with paperwork from new, comes with its numbered GNX book and a GNX jacket. – Resulting from Buick’s development of turbocharged engines for the Indy Car series, the GNX was the ultimate development of the Grand National-badged Buick Regal coupe. Long highly regarded by collectors this is one of many that were simply bought and put away in the Eighties’ version of an instant collectible. Sticker price was $29,290, they were a performance sensation and with few exceptions their value in the secondary market has never fallen below MSRP. The result here is top dollar although not even close to the record, an unapproachable $220,000 set at Mecum Kissimmee in 2017 for #547 of the 547 built. This result is the 22nd highest on record, appropriate to its condition and documentation.
Lot # 689 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback; S/N 9F02Z159781; Royal Maroon, Matte Black scoop/Black vinyl; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500 – 521 cid, dual 750 cfm Weber 4-barrels, 4-speed, Mallory distributor, 3,91 Traction-Lok, Traction Masters, wing, rear window slats, chrome Magnum wheels, Eagle GTII tires, aftermarket Haneline gauges. – Chips around the left edge of the hood. Scratched door handles and window frames. Very good fully restored interior. Very tidy underneath. Some paint loss in the engine compartment. A documented Boss 429, but not done yesterday and with a modified front end with Mustang II suspension. – We’ve seen this highly modified Boss Nine before, starting at Mecum Las Vegas in 2017 where it sold for $220,000, the apogee in its auction history. It then trundled across the block at various Mecum shows at steadily more modest results before reaching its perigee at Kissimmee earlier this year when it sold for $165,000. Perigee, that is, until this No Reserve result which may be modest but recognizes its bastardization. The front suspension redo suggests there may have been a whopping impact somewhere before it was rebuilt and modified.
Lot # 690 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23V0A172645; Torch Red, Black vinyl roof/White vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $137,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $150,700 – 440/390hp Six-Barrel, automatic, 3.55 Sure Grip, power steering and brakes, Rally wheels, Radial T/A tires, buckets and console, pushbutton radio, Rally gauges, woodgrain steering wheel, Sunpro underdash engine gauges. – Very good paint with some polishing swirl, good chrome and interior that is lightly soiled. The engine compartment has been cleaned up for the auction, but not the recesses or the chassis. Described as having 5,000 miles since restoration, it’s still presentable but its age is showing and it has a ‘date code correct’ engine. – Sold here last year for $170,500 in essentially the same condition as it is now, the odometer has added 14 more miles in the last twelve months. That result failed to quantify the “date code correct” engine; this one does.
Lot # 692 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible; S/N CSX5275; Silver, Maroon stripes/Black, Grey leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 244cid/320hp supercharged Aurora V-8, 6-speed, Monsoon cassette/CD stereo, air conditioning, power windows, fog lights, rollbar. – Completed from leftover parts after production ended and like new with 1,344 miles. – Given the desirable equipment, particularly the supercharger that finally gave the Series 1 the power people expected from the beginning, this isn’t a particularly high price for one with mileage this low. It is an astute buy in a Series 1, a car that is only beginning to achieve recognition as a legitimate collector car.
Lot # 697 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan; S/N E7AT130446; Raven Black/Black, Red cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500 – 312cid/270hp, dual quads, 3-speed, column shift, chrome Thunderbird wire wheels, whitewalls. pushbutton radio, heater, engine dressup. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Spotless engine compartment, underbody and chassis. Not fresh but a very good Amos Minter restoration. – Sold by Mecum at Dallas in 2013 for $101,650, then at Indy a month ago for $55,000. It helps to covet mid-50’s Ford high performance cars to appreciate this E-Code Fairlane 500 with its 3-on-the-tree manual transmission and a fading appreciation for its importance may be seen in its value swoon from six years ago to today. The result today is essentially rounding error from last month’s Indy result, a strong indication of current value.
Lot # 698 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J58S105587; Silver Blue, White coves/Blue vinyl; White vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500 – 283/245hp dual quads, Powerglide, whitewalls, spinner wheel covers, cassette stereo, halogen headlights. – Scratched window frames, thin, pitted rear deck spears, scratched front left bumper. Clean, orderly engine compartment. A competent cosmetic restoration to decent driver condition. Represented as a “body-on restoration” in 2018, this is a driver with many oversights. – None of the erratic details are enough to discourage someone who wants a dual qual hydraulic lifter Corvette, although the Powerglide comes close. It brought a realistic price that balances its pros and cons effectively.
Lot # 700.1 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 00867S103499; Engine # 103499 F0125CU; Tuxedo Black, Sateen Silver coves/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – 283/270hp dual quads, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, cassette stereo, leather rim steering wheel. – Represented as the original engine and transmission. Good older paint, chrome and interior. Dusty engine compartment and underbody. Oxidized exposed metal and some surface rust under the hood. A restoration that started years ago and took too long to be completed resulting in uneven condition. – A straightforward, fair result for an older restored, still very usable dual quad C1. The bidders at Mohegan Sun recognized the erratic age and presentation of the restoration and discounted this Corvette appropriately.
Lot # 701 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 1363701547097; Fathom Blue, White stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – 402/350hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, AM-FM, buckets and console, Rally II wheels, Eagle ST tires, cowl induction, hood pins, 3.31 Positraction, power front disc brakes, manual steering. – Represented as the numbers-matching drivetrain and 63,590 miles from new. Excellent fresh paint, chrome, vinyl roof and original upholstery with no pulls or tears. The underbody is in showroom condition other than some splashes from the wet load-in. An impressive Chevelle with rare GM Canada documentation. – An immaculate SS 396 with rare Canadian documentation, represented as 63,590 miles and desirably equipped with the L34 engine. It brought a spot-on price for all of that, but based on the quality of the restoration is a sound value for the new owner.
Lot # 709 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 Convertible; S/N ZFFYT53A120128277; Argento Nürburgring/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500 – 3586/400hp, 6-speed paddle shift, Daytona seats, 5-spoke modular wheels, Red calipers, Pirelli tires, SF shields, Ferrari stereo. – Good original paint and barely stretched upholstery. Gooey interior door handles. Curb rashed right side wheels. Clear headlight covers. Clean engine compartment has been freshened superficially for the auction. Represented as 17,012 miles from new but no service history offered. – This is an appropriate price for a documented and well-maintained 360 Spider F1, but is generous for this car’s presentation and lack of offered service history.
Lot # 712 1956 Jaguar XK 140 Drophead Coupe; S/N S812311; Red/Black leatherette; no top; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 3,442/190hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Firestone radial tires, fender mirrors, front disc brakes, fog lights. – Failing old repaint with chips, scratches and cracks. Strange wood trim around the cockpit and behind the seats where the missing top should be. Pitted, peeling chrome everywhere. Needs everything or soon will and is close to disreputable. – The result here is appropriate to the seedy condition of this XK 140 that is missing its folding top, a fair weather car is less than fair condition.
Lot # 714 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 Convertible; S/N 124678N328163; Engine # T1004NW; Matador Red/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,900 – 396/325hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, power steering and front disc brakes, factory air conditioning, power windows, tilt steering column, pushbutton radio, Rally wheels with trim rings and hubcaps, red line tires. – Decent repaint, scuffed stainless trim, scratched old console cover. Old wiring in the orderly engine compartment. Surface rust on the exhaust manifolds and oxidized alternator housing. Old seat belts. Dirty and surface rusted door window pockets. A pretty but aging driver. – The “NW” engine number is for a Turbo Hydramatic-equipped 396, not the 4-speed seen here even though it is claimed to be the original engine. The bidders overlooked that discrepancy with this result, but not as much as at B-J West Palm Beach in 2007 when it sold for $110,000
Lot # 715 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N588812; Olympic Gold, Black stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 – 302/290hp, 4-speed, 3.73 Positraction, power brakes and steering, Rally wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, woodgrain steering wheel, console gauges, Pioneer CD stereo. – Not clearly stated to be the original engine (“an original Z/28… engine”). Good older paint, chrome and interior. Large scratched area on the hood’s right stripe. Good glass and panel gaps. Surface rusting in the fender wells. – Appropriately discounted for the engine issue and a few condition issues, a sound result for a good but not excellent Z/28.
Lot # 718 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124378N413097; Rally Green, White stripes/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 302/290hp, Hurst shifter, center console with gauges, auxiliary lighting, Rally wheels, Radial T/A tires, power brakes, 3.73 Positraction, Polyglas spare mounted in the trunk. – Very good paint, chrome. Tidy engine bay. The trunk, however, is a little dingy. Much of the interior is original but very well kept. Newer tires. Not represented as matching numbers but with a replacement fitted while under warranty early on. Not restored, but has gotten serious attention when necessary. – A higher price than the $39,050 it brought at RM Fort Lauderdale last year and the $50,160 it brought in Kissimmee this January, but still not exactly expensive. The result fairly takes into account this car’s mix of well-preserved bits, warranty-replaced engine and older restoration work.
Lot # 724 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N550369; Engine # 19N550396; Burgundy, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 350/300hp L48, 4-speed with Hurst shifter, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, Rally wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires. – Oxidation around the brake master cylinder. The paint is in very good but there is a small chip on the driver’s side door. The chrome bumpers and exterior trim are very good. Represented as matching numbers. Well and fully restored relatively recently with only a few flaws. – A fairly ordinary Camaro SS with the L48 engine that brought a superior price for its specifications and equipment. The bidders at Mohegan Sun paid a major premium for the caliber of the restoration, even with factory air.
Lot # 725 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 SportsRoof; S/N 0F02G135984; Grabber Blue, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300 – 302/290hp, shaker hood, hood tach, Magnum 500 wheels, Radial T/A tires, spoilers, rear window slats, factory AM/FM radio, 3.91 Traction-Lok. – Rebuilt, replacement drivetrain. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Clean, lightly used engine bay. Restored in 2008 to high standards and lightly used with only some 1,500 miles since restoration. Original build sheet and Marti Report documented. – Another very good Boss 302 bought for not a lot of money. But unlike the serious bargain that was the Competition Yellow car that sold earlier in the day (Lot 640), this car has a replacement engine and carried a reasonable discount.
Lot # 758 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242677B110574; Engine # 341816 6S; Blue/Pearl vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 400/335hp, automatic, dual gate shifter, woodgrain steering wheel, buckets and console, AM-FM, power steering and brakes, Super Sport wheels, red line tires. – Some overspray in the wheelwells, good panel fits and even gaps. Orderly engine compartment showing some miles. Represented as “a correct 400ci V8”, not the original. Tight fitting top, clear glass, good chrome but pitted vent window frames and dull window sill trim on the driver’s side. Surface rust showing on some underbody edges. A 1997 AACA National First Prize winner. – A replacement engine is affirmed not only by the car card description but also by the obscurity of the engine number. The price it brought reflects both the engine issue and the deterioration of the ancient cosmetic restoration.
Lot # 778 2011 Maserati GranTurismo S Coupe; S/N ZAM45KLA2B0054627; Black metallic/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 – 4,691/433hp, paddle shift 6-speed, 20-inch factory wheels, air conditioning, Yellow calipers, PZero tires, Yellow stitching, factory stereo. – Good original paint with a number of stone chips on the nose and mirrors. Very good interior showing no wear despite the stated 48,083 miles. – The GranTurismo S is a higher content GranTurismo with 43 more horsepower, which must be good enough because this was significantly more than the several other GranTurismos that crossed the Mohegan Sun auction block at B-J Northeast.