2019 marked Barrett-Jackson’s fifteenth year at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. It may have been fifteen years, but that doesn’t mean it is “the same old thing” as B-J loaded the docket with late model supercars and finely crafted Restomods and customs in 2019.
The top sale was a ’47 Buick Restomod at an eye-popping $412,500 joining three other Restomod/Custom cars and six late model high performance, limited production supercars to make up the top ten sales in the auction.
The top-selling mainstream collector car was number 11 on the list, a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback that brought $225,000.
Experimentation with the docket’s makeup is a Barrett-Jackson tradition, moving with the collector car hobby’s passing fancies, but also nudging it to recognize evolving ideas of what a “collector car” is.
The success of the B-J Palm Beach docket in 2019 was endorsed by the sale total, the third-highest in this venue’s history and within hailing distance of the two top sales, $34.6 million in 2006 and $32.1 million in 2007. In 2006 four of the top ten were customs, two of Gary Wales’ imaginative Bentleys, a Daytona Coupe replica and a “Blue Train” Bentley replica. There were no restomods. That’s entirely different in character from 2019.
Here are the numbers:
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Jossan Elias viewed the cars on-site and they were edited by Andrew Newton with final edits by Rick Carey, who is solely responsible for the final content.
The 45 car descriptions that follow are sorted by Marque, Model and Body Style for easier searching.
Lot # 661.1 1957 Buick Roadmaster Model 76C Convertible; S/N 7D2010476; Red, White/White leather; White top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – 364/300hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seats, dual spotlight mirrors, wire wheels, whitewalls. – Good, lightly swirled paint and there are some chips at the right edge of the hood. Good redone chrome and brightwork. The engine bay has been fully restored but could use a detailing. The white top is a little dirty. The leather is lightly but visibly worn. A solid driver, nothing more. – A solidly presented if visibly used older restoration, it caught the bidders’ favor and sold for a full retail price.
Lot # 676 1956 Buick Special Model 46C Convertible; S/N 4C6048499; Tahiti Coral, White/Coral, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 322/220hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, dual exhaust, wire wheels, whitewalls. – The paint could use a detailing but it’s mostly very good. The brightwork is also fantastic. Brand-new white vinyl top only lightly wrinkled from folding. The underbody has been fully restored. The interior has been fully refinished to show quality standards. A gorgeous, showable restoration in eye-catching colors. – Remarkably, this car was reported sold here last year for $102,300, a staggeringly high price that naturally contrasts with this bargain result. Even though Barrett-Jackson sells cars at no reserve, relatively few of them fly under the radar. But some do, and this was definitely one of them. A lot of car for the money at this price, and it needs nothing.
Lot # 660.2 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible; S/N 556222117; Blue/Blue leather; Blue top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $80,300 – Electric clock, power steering, power brakes, power seats, power windows, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Very good paint other than one rock chip on the trunk lid. Pitted door handles. The engine bay has been fully restored and recently detailed. Fully restored underbody. The top could use a cleaning. The interior has been restored and is in great condition other than the lightly worn original steering wheel. A mostly gorgeous but imperfect restored ’55 Eldo that missed on a few details. – Those missed details are accurately reflected in the price it brought. Many of them can be dealt with economically and in any event it is a handsome car for the coming driving season – although in Florida it misses having A/C.
Lot # 402 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 62E092040; White/Red leather; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,750 – Wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, fender skirts, air conditioning, bucket seats, console, cruise control, power locks, power seats, Autronic Eye, pushbutton radio. – Good older repaint. Refinished wheels. Some of the exterior trim is dull. Restored underbody looks factory fresh. Very good, lightly worn restored interior. The engine bay is a little dirty. Well restored, but finished two decades ago and showing the typical age that years of enjoyment bring. – A fair bargain considering the desirable bucket seats and factory A/C fitted to this car, but it’s a lightly worn example and buyers continue to show their preference for fresher cars with fewer needs.
Lot # 660 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 60E119318; Inverness Green/Green leather; Green top; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500 – Wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, air conditioning, Autronic eye, cruise control, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, power trunk lock, power vents, power seats, pushbutton radio. – Very good paint other than chips in the door edges. Lightly pitted brightwork. Excellent replacement top. The engine bay is fairly grimy, and the underbody shows some surface rust. The interior, on the other hand, looks very good other than worn top hinges. Not totally original but never restored, it’s a sound car with a straight body that would make for a straightforward restoration. – The new owner paid even less than project car money for this Biarritz that, while a little rough around the edges, is a better car than the price it brought. It deserves to be brought back to its former glory, and thankfully the buyer isn’t in deep at all.
Lot # 660.1 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible; S/N 59F051521; Pink/Pink, White; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 – Continental kit, power antenna, AM/FM radio, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts. – Mostly good paint, although there are some chips on the edge of the hood and corrosion showing between cracks. The brightwork is in good shape but is older. The engine bay needs restoration. The underbody shows surface rust and rust near the lower front wheel wells. The top is a little dirty. Lightly worn interior, with a button missing on the front seat and a worn steering wheel. The pink motif extends to under the hood, and amazingly just about everything aside from the hoses and the valve covers has been painted bright pink. – If Barbie drove a Cadillac, this would be it, but Barbie wasn’t in Palm Beach this weekend and the bidders were rightly concerned with the wear and tear underneath not to mention the cotton candy engine compartment. This is a rock-bottom price for a Series 62 Convertible, as it deserved to be.
Lot # 373.1 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N C54B069599; Red, White roof/White vinyl, Red cloth; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200 – Column-shift 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, Offenhauser intake with two single-barrels, chrome valve cover. – Good, relatively fresh paint other than chips on the roof by rear driver’s side window and on both door jambs. All brightwork has been polished and is in excellent condition. The underbody has been fully restored and refinished. The interior is also in pristine restored condition other than pitting on the horn ring. Does not have a matching numbers engine. Freshly restored and a distinctive weekend driver and Cars’n’Coffee showpiece with few counterparts. – An essentially boring car boosted beyond that status by the caliber of its restoration and the subtle but effective performance enhancements. The world is full of restored Shoebox Chevys but far fewer earlier Bel Airs done to this standard. It is no bargain at this result but is full value for the money at this price. The B-J bidders were not indifferent to its attributes.
Lot # 681.1 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC55N128765; Regal Turquoise, India Ivory/Turquoise, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – Dual exhaust, electric wipers, dual mirrors, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Immaculate paint. The brightwork has all been refinished to showroom condition. White vinyl top looks new with no wrinkles. The underbody has been completely restored. The interior is similarly gorgeous. Fully restored in 2016 to high standards and barely driven since. – This car sold for $110,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2016, right after its restoration. It’s still very fresh, but Tri-Five values have dipped a little since then and the Vegas result was a little over-the-top even at the time. This price is realistic and fair.
Lot # 386 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe; S/N VC56J146481; Sierra Gold, Adobe Beige/Copper; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 265/205hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, dual exhaust, fender skirts, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Very good paint other than some blemishes on the tail near the lights. Very good refinished chrome and brightwork. Restored, lightly used engine bay and underbody. Very good fully redone interior. An attractive and restored but lightly used Tri-Five. – Tri-Five values have kept steady for years now, and this one’s auction history shows it. It sold at Worldwide’s sale in Seabrook, TX in 2011 for $49,500 and by RM out of the Charlie Thomas collection in 2012 for $48,400, both within a few bids of the price it brought here.
Lot # 696 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S123677; Rally Red/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 427/390hp L36, 4-speed, teakwood steering wheel, headrests, power brakes, side exhaust, centerlock wheels, Goodyear gold line tires, Protect-O-Plate. – Show quality paint. All brightwork has been refinished and is in excellent shape. The engine bay and underbody are both fresh and gorgeous. The interior was restored to showroom quality. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, VetteFest Gold Spinner award. Fully restored in 2007 but carefully treated since then, and still both gorgeous and showable. – 10 years ago, this car sold fresh from its restoration for $139,700, then at Mecum Monterey in 2013 for $155,150 after being passed at Mecum Indy in 2012 and 2013 on widely disparate reported bids of $135,000 and $95,000. Last year, it sold for a bargain $88,000 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast. The price for this car seems to bounce around quite a bit, but although this result is clearly more favorable to the seller, the new owner nevertheless has a gorgeous big-block convertible with no needs.
Lot # 659.2 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible; S/N 01867J231855; Red, White/Red, White vinyl with cloth inserts; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500 – 348/280hp, Tri-Power, 4-speed, fender skirts, Continental kit, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Very good paint other than some scratches below the windows. The brightwork has all been refinished and is in excellent shape. Slightly dirty white vinyl top. The engine bay has been fully detailed and restored. The underbody has also undergone full restoration, as has the interior. A few minor paint quibbles aside, this is a very attractive and well-equipped car. – The seller might quibble with the price, as well, but it is not unrealistic, just shaded toward the buyer.
Lot # 659.1 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible; S/N 2186765434; Ermine White/Roman Red; White top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800 – 409 with dual quads, automatic, power steering, wheel covers, whitewalls, bucket seats, pushbutton radio, rear seat speaker. – Good older paint other than masking errors in front of the windshield, which also has a crack on passenger’s side. Very good older brightwork. The white vinyl top also has some damage on the rear passenger’s side. The engine bay has been fully restored and shows light dirt. The underbody has been restored, although the exhaust shows surface rust. The red vinyl interior is in great shape showing light use. An older body-off restoration without representation about the drivetrain’s history. – If this were the correct dual quad 409 SS convertible this result would be half of market value. The bidders weren’t convinced, but it’s still a realistic value if only for the enjoyment of driving it.
Lot # 364 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe; S/N 41447F251931; Blue/White vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 327/300hp L74, automatic, power steering, power brakes, bucket seats, factory AM radio, center console, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls. – Rough original wheel covers. The paint is largely original with a partial respray. It is in mostly great shape considering its age, but there are flaws along the rear passenger’s window and roof. The brightwork was refinished but now shows some light scratches and could use a polish. Solid original underbody. Original interior with some tears on the dash and light cracking in the seats. A neat SS that can be happily driven or made a rewarding project. – This is a low enough price that any reasonable faults are taken into account and it makes sense to put some serious work and money into it to make it the $50,000 car it could be. The drivetrain is not exciting, but it is adequate, as is this result. It was bought at the auction’s median price of $33,000 and is a good example of a median-value collector car.
Lot # 657.1 1958 Chrysler 300D 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N LC41149; White/Tan leather; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100 – 392/380hp, dual quads, automatic, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, pushbutton radio, electric clock, power antenna, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Very good paint other than a few rock chips. The chrome shows some surface damage. The engine bay looks restored, but much older. The underbody has been restored. The interior is very good and lightly worn. A standard, visibly aged but good older restoration of an inherently attractive ’58 Letter Car. – Not a steal, but nevertheless a solid bargain for an attractive, usable 300D. It could have brought 40 grand without being expensive.
Lot # 415.3 1960 Chrysler 300F 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 8403141886; White/Beige leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – 413/375hp, dual quads, automatic, power steering, power brakes, power windows, Golden Tone touch radio, power swivel seats, electric antenna, rear defroster, air conditioning, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Mostly very good paint aside from a handful of rock chips. The brightwork needs polishing. The engine bay is fairly dirty, as is the underbody. The interior is in fair shape with no tears in the upholstery, but it is generally aged. A mostly solid Letter Car, but no history represented and doesn’t appear to have had major restoration work. – Severally penalized for mediocre presentation and age, the bidders couldn’t find it in their pocketbooks to accord this 300F any leniency for preservation. It is a better car than the result gives it credit for and a good value to the new owner who has abundant flexibility at this price to make it better.
Lot # 415 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe St. Regis Hardtop; S/N N5538937; Apricot Beige, White/Beige vinyl, Brown cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200 – 331/250hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls. – Very good paint and chrome. The engine bay has been partially restored but needs some detailing work. Great looking restored underbody with light wear. Very good restored interior. A quality car that is showable on a local level and a mostly excellent example of a seldom-seen Mopar. – Blessed (or cursed, depending upon taste) with Fifties’ colors, this is a sound value in a rare, luxurious and stylish automobile.
Lot # 750 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport Hardtop; S/N 7411686; Green, Beige roof, wood trim/Green leather, Beige cloth; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $33,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $36,300 – Fluid drive, wheel covers, whitewalls, aftermarket air conditioning, column-shift, factory pushbutton radio. – Good but older paint and brightwork, although the emblems could use refinishing. The underbody was restored a while ago and is showing age and dirt. New upholstery, but the dash and gauges look original. A solid, attractive older cosmetic restoration. – This car has a long auction history, first with an $85,250 sale at RM Arizona in 2003 and a $56,000 no-sale at RM Boca Raton the following year. It sold for $74,800 at RM Arizona in 2005, then hammered not sold at a $72,000 high bid at Kruse Houston the following year. Things were quiet for a few years, then it sold at RM Amelia Island in 2010 for $57,750. Its restoration is a lot less fresh these days, but the work was high quality and although interest in postwar domestics is waning, prices haven’t dropped by quite this much. This is a better car than its price here.
Lot # 414.2 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 64033301; White, Light Blue/Light Blue vinyl, cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 – 330/230hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, dual rear antennas, dual mirrors, DeSotomatic steering wheel clock, chrome wire wheels, Coker Classic whitewalls. – Sound but older paint. The brightwork is in great condition. The engine bay has been restored and recently detailed. Restored, lightly used underbody. The interior is very good but it is a bit dirty. A good but basic older restoration that could use another round of light attention. – The market for DeSotos hasn’t done much for many years. Case in point, this car sold for the same $20,000 hammer bid at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale way back in 2003.
Lot # 414.1 1957 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 50421158; Red, White/White leather, Black cloth; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100 – 341/295hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Good paint aside from a handful of chips. The brightwork has all been polished and is in excellent shape. The engine bay and underbody are older than the body and are a bit dirty. Good, lightly worn interior. An older-looking car that could use some significant but straightforward attention to make it run and present as it should. – This is a better car than the money it brought but bore the burden of superficial pre-auction preparation and detailing. This is a solid value that some simple work can make better and give the new owner a sense of pride and accomplishment when it’s done. It might also turn a small but meaningful profit.
Lot # 708 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XS29J8B319802; Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000 – 426/425hp Hemi, automatic, red line tires, floor shift, factory radio. – Gorgeous paint and brightwork. Excellent restored interior. Represented as a one-owner car with a recent restoration and 20,674 original miles, but not as the original engine. – The cosmetic presentation of this Charger R/T Hemi is better than new and it is missing only a representation of the driveline’s originality to make it a nearly $200K car. Without that, and although the chassis number verifies that it was originally Hemi-powered, the result here reasonably reflects the compromise between condition and history.
Lot # 104 1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 42616623; Wedgewood Blue, Royal Blue, Sapphire White roof/Blue vinyl, cloth; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,250 – 315/230hp, automatic, factory air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, wheel covers, Coker Classic whitewalls, original spare. – Excellent tri-tone paint. Good chrome, but some of the badges and trim are lightly pitted. The underbody is in original but well-maintained condition. The interior has been refinished with NOS materials and is in great shape. The door panels and headliner are original. Grubby engine bay. A cosmetic restoration that presents well enough, but there is more to be done underneath. – Not sold at a $19,000 high bid at Mecum Dallas last year, which was a generous offer for such a flawed four-door model, and it was a surprise that it got a similar high bid this time around. It’s expensive at this price, and the new owner is already into a car with needs for more than it’s worth. For it to bring this much both the bidder and the underbidder must have childhood memories of a Custom Royal Lancer sedan. There’s no other plausible answer.
Lot # 733 2017 Dodge Viper GTC ACR Coupe; S/N 1C3BDEDZ6HV500198; Snakeskin Green, Black stripes/Black, Silver; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – ACR package, special order paint, side exhaust, navigation, Harman Kardon stereo, diff cooler, adjustable suspension, Kumho tires, Brembo carbon brakes with red calipers. – Just 373 miles and essentially still a new car. Number 11 of 25 Snakeskin Edition ACR coupes built for the Viper’s final model year. – A limited-production, high-performance final year Viper like this with low miles has all the ingredients of a highly collectible car. The track-ready 2017 ACR started at about 120 grand, and while this one’s extra features will have bumped that original purchase price quite a bit, this is still a massive price and it looks like late ACRs are more ‘instant collectible’ than ‘future collectible’
Lot # 664.1 1989 Ferrari Mondial t 2+2 Cabriolet, Body by Bertone; S/N ZFFFC33A7K0082238; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 – Tan tonneau cover, ABS brakes, air conditioning, power steering, Bridgestone Potenza tires. – Gorgeous original paint, but the windshield trim is a little dull. The underbody looks nearly factory fresh. The leather interior is in great shape other than the leather up front, which has light wear and cracking more due to age than the 9,345 claimed original miles of seat time. Attractive and ready to drive, a low-mile Mondial that has led a more pampered life than many and has a claimed “recent” belt service. – This high quality, low miles, all-original Mondial t brought a superior price appropriate to its preservation and presentation. These low-budget Ferraris frequently fall on hard times and suffer neglect from owners who can afford to buy them but then not to maintain them. The bidders here recognized that this Mondial t is different and rewarded the lesser for its conscientious preservation.
Lot # 706 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A4L0085441; Rosso Corsa/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Original tool kit. – Good paint other than some rock chips on the nose and hood. The underbody is tidy but shows age commensurate with the claimed 40,000 miles. Same story with the interior. A sound but used Testarossa. – Sold appropriately given the wear and mileage.
Lot # 116 1966 Ford Bronco Roadster 4×4; S/N U13FL750717; Hugger Orange/Parchment; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $32,450 – 170 cid straight-six (the 289 didn’t hadn’t arrived for the Bronco yet in ’66), 3-speed, power steering, added doors with roll up windows, convertible top, modern radio, factory wheel covers, Hankook narrow whitewalls. – Gorgeous, fresh paint. The brightwork has all been restored and is in perfect condition. The white vinyl top is also new. The underbody and interior have been completely restored as well. This first-year Bronco has no needs and would look at home on a show field. – Part of the charm of the Bronco Roadsters (also known as U13s due to the first three digits of their VINs) is their doorless body style and total open-air driving experience. It wasn’t popular when new and Ford dropped the Roadster after just three years, but they’re quite collectible today. For whatever reason, though, the person who restored this one decided to fit full doors with windows. It looks like that didn’t sit well with the bidders, since in today’s Bronco market this is driver-quality money paid for a gorgeous and fresh restoration. Doors or no doors, it’s still a lot of Bronco for the money.
Lot # 354.1 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N P6FH256590; Raven Black, Black hardtop/Black, White vinyl; Black top; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – 312/225hp, Fordomatic automatic transmission, power steering, porthole hardtop and soft top, Vintage air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, Goodyear whitewalls. – The paint on the body is immaculate but the hardtop could use detailing. Very good chrome and brightwork. The underbody has been restored but shows minor wear. Very good restored interior other than pitting around the shifter. A basic and mostly unremarkable but handsome older restored T-Bird. – This is a huge result for a ’56 T-bird in mediocre condition with little going for it other than two tops. It was sold for a modest $26,215 at Branson Fall six months ago. That result was a bargain; this result is seriously expensive for the configuration and condition.
Lot # 334 1957 Imperial Crown Southampton 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C5720580; Black/Black leather; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $18,700 – 392/325hp, automatic, aftermarket air conditioning, factory radio, wheel covers, whitewalls, power windows. – The paint is good but older and a little on the dull side. The emblems could use refinishing, as could the trim on the trunk lid. Older restored underbody and engine bay. The upholstery has been redone, but the dash and gauges are original. A superficially redone car that is presentable but used. – At this price this is a ton of car (literally) and a ton of chrome, albeit older chrome, for the money. Big tailfins and Forward Look styling don’t have to break the bank. Considering it’s half the price of a Bel Air hardtop in comparable condition the successful bidder should be pleased, particularly on pounds per dollar spent.
Lot # 070 1959 Lincoln Continental Mk IV 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N HY9C405313; White/White leather, Black cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 – Power antenna, original AM radio, power windows, power rear window, remote trunk release, power locks, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Represented with 27,000 miles and as all original other than a single repaint, which other than orange peel on some spots looks quite good. The brightwork is lightly pitted and the underbody shows light surface rust. Good but aged interior with significantly worn upholstery up front. Would make for a straightforward and rewarding restoration if it could be had at the right price. – Continental Mk IVs aren’t worth as much as their style, premium badge and sheer size might suggest, and this car is expensive even allowing a premium for originality.
Lot # 747 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible; S/N 344670M249996; Sebring Yellow, White/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000 – 455/370hp, automatic, dual gate shifter, added air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, power seats, sport steering wheel, SS II wheels, Firestone Wide Oval tires, Rally Pac gauges. – Represented as matching numbers. Special order Sebring yellow paint is fresh and excellent. Very good panel gaps. The exterior brightwork and bumpers show no flaws. The interior looks new. A fresh, gorgeous body-off restoration. – W-30 Convertibles are very rare, with just 264 convertibles built in 1970. With that kind of rarity and performance, they’re bound to be expensive in the muscle car world and this is a very good example. The price it brought was high, but it was deserved.
Lot # 663.1 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 3J67M2M217076; Sunfire Yellow, White/White vinyl; White top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $62,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,200 – 350/170hp, automatic, W29 package, bucket seats, center console, power steering, power disc brakes, sport steering wheel, AM/FM radio, sport mirrors, SSI wheels, Goodyear Polyglas tires, Protect-O-Plate. – Very good paint and chrome. The underbody has been fully undercoated and restored. Some discoloration on the white seats but the interior is mostly very good. Restored a few years ago to more than high enough standards for what it is and shown since. – This is a very strong price for a ’72 4-4-2, which was way down on power from the glory years and back to a submodel on the Cutlass series rather than its own model. And this car has a 350 under the hood rather than a 455, so although it’s a convertible, it still isn’t the most desirable configuration. That said, it isn’t as exorbitant as the $93,500 it sold for at Barrett-Jackson Northeast last year.
Lot # 413.2 1958 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday; S/N 589M11296; Black/White leather, Black cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – 371/305hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, power antenna, dual exhaust, electric clock, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Good, lightly swirled paint. The brightwork all has been restored but could also benefit from a good polishing. Fully restored engine bay and underbody with light signs of use and dirt. Good older restored interior with lightly worn original steering wheel. Restored a while ago but still holding up quite well. – This is convertible money for a Holiday hardtop. The condition is attractive, as is the livery, but the result is nothing if not generous.
Lot # 657.2 1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Convertible Coupe; S/N 539M22157; Baby Blue/White, Blue leather; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $31,900 – 304/165hp, automatic, Autronic Eye, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts. – Good older paint. Uneven panel gaps. The chrome and brightwork are mostly very good, but the front and rear emblems could use a polish. The top has a small tear and is generally a bit worn. The engine bay looks older and could use moderate restoration work. The underbody also needs restoration. The upholstery looks original and is significantly wrinkled. Apparently restored in Sweden, but that must have been years ago because it is showing its age just about everywhere. – A driver quality older restoration with some “patina”, the bidders reasonably balanced its condition, appearance and use in arriving at this realistic price.
Lot # 658.2 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242677P262050; Black/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900 – 400/360hp, 4-speed, hood tach, power steering, power brakes. – Not matching numbers. Good older paint. Uneven door fit. Slightly dull chrome and brightwork. New black vinyl convertible top. The engine bay and underbody have been redone but used plenty since. Restored interior needs a quick cleaning. A sound older restored driver. – And bought for even less than driver money, but given this car’s non-original equipment and its no better than average presentation, this wasn’t an unrealistic price.
Lot # 661.2 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379A117878; Carousel Red, Judge graphics/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – 400/366hp Ram Air III, automatic, air conditioning, Safe-T-Track, power steering, rally gauges, Radial T/A tires. – Excellent paint aside from around the taillights, which have a bit of paint peeling around them. Good chrome and brightwork. The engine bay and underbody have been fully restored but show dirt and signs of use. Fully restored interior showing only very light wear. A sound, attractive older restoration with PHS documentation. – No matter how this GTO emerged from the factory the result here is appropriate. Its Judge graphics play well with the Carousel Red paint. The factory A/C offsets the automatic transmission and this is a sound value.
Lot # 415.2 1965 Pontiac LeMans GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 237375Z128226; Palmetto Green/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – Added Tri-Power, 4-speed with Hurst shifter, red line tires, pushbutton radio, power brakes. – Some body filler cracking marks by the rear glass, but mostly sound older paint. Most of the brightwork is in great shape, but the trim near the trunk needs refinishing. The engine bay has been restored to factory standards but lightly used since. The underbody needs partial restoration. The interior has been restored and looks excellent other than some hazing on the gauge cluster. Far from perfect, but a mostly good and presentable car with good equipment, even if it’s not all what it left the factory with. – Appropriately discounted for its age and lack of matching numbers, but also given enough for desirable if non-original equipment. On cruise night when the hood is opened or at nostalgia drag races casual onlookers won’t care that the engine isn’t original.
Lot # 658.1 1968 Pontiac LeMans GTO Convertible; S/N 237675K117556; Dark Mint Green/Dark Mint Green vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – 389/360hp Tri-Power, 4-speed, power brakes, modern vintage-style radio, newer 5-spoke wheels, Radial T/A tires. – Good older paint that could use a polish. The brightwork is older but sound. The top is a little dirty. The engine bay has been restored but shows plenty of use and dirt. The interior in excellent shape, although the center console has not been refinished. An older body-off restored GTO with desirable equipment and finished in attractive colors. – The equipment is very desirable and the condition is good enough, but this isn’t a documented car, and the seller didn’t represent it as matching numbers, as an original Tri-Power car, or even originally equipped with a 4-speed. A documented, fresher car could have brought twice this result, but this price is fair for what the car is and isn’t, and it’s a fair value for someone who just wants an open ’65 GTO for enjoyment.
Lot # 657 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible; S/N A855H1090; Red, White/Red, White; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 287/180hp, Hydramatic, power steering, power brakes, factory wire wheels, whitewalls, Indian hood ornament. – Very good paint other than chips on the edge of the trunk lid, which could use realignment. Good chrome and brightwork. The vinyl top needs a good cleaning. Lightly aged engine bay, but the underbody is very clean. Very good interior other than paint chipping off the steering column. A used older restoration that needs nothing for casual enjoyment. – While not perfect, this car is much better than the price here would suggest, and it’s a heck of a lot of car for the money at 33 grand. Demand for domestic cars in this price range is fairly soft, even though it brought only $30,240 at Mecum’s auction of the Rogers collection in 2015.
Lot # 726 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Coupe; S/N WP0JB0936GS050136; Black/Maroon leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800 – Black painted Fuchs wheels, power windows, air conditioning, sunroof. – The original black paint has aged well despite the car’s 86,000 represented correct miles, and shows a few swirl marks and rock chips. The wheels are freshly polished. The interior is showing age. The color is dull and faded, and the driver’s seat has started to crack. A used 930. – Values for the 930 have been retreating for a couple of years, and although the best examples in rare colors still command strong money, used ones like this are struggling.
Lot # 749 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible; S/N SCA666D50HU102623; Midnight Sapphire/Seashell leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $297,000 – DVD audio, front and rear dual-zone climate control, heated rear seats. – Very good, like new car, and the interior is in pristine condition with plastic wrapping over the seats. Represented with 917 miles. – Like new, under 1,000 miles, just two years old and way off from its nearly $400,000 original price, but that’s just how the market for these cars tends to work.
Lot # 750.1 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe; S/N SCA665C53FUX85443; Black, Platinum/Oatmeal leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $164,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $180,400 – Starlight headliner, umbrellas. – Light swirl marks and a few small stone chips on the nose. Very good interior. Represented with 22,497 miles, so likely used as a daily driver for at least a little while. Still handsome and striking, but still just a used car. – This was a $300,000-plus car when it was new, so although it’s still a very expensive car at this price in objective terms, in percentage terms it has seriously depreciated, as contemporary Rolls and Bentleys often do.
Lot # 745 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 4000 – 427 S/C Roadster; S/N CSX4567; Blue, White stripes/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000 – 427, single 4-barrel, 4-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires, roll bar, side exhaust, woodrim steering wheel. – An example of the CSX4000-series Cobra, not a replica per se, but a continuation car built by Shelby. Very good paint and brightwork. Straight body. Fantastic interior. Represented with only 55 miles. – This car was reported not sold at a $125,000 high bid at Russo and Steel Scottsdale last year, and even at this much higher result it’s a Shelby-built 427 Cobra for a small fraction of the price of one with an older build date. Continuation cars put some people off and it’s reflected in the price, but they feel much the same from behind the wheel, and that’s the point.
Lot # 678.1 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N 8T02J192453-02157; Acapulco Blue, White stripes/Tan; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $66,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $72,600 – Original 302 upgraded with electronic ignition and aftermarket exhaust. Other extras include high intensity headlights, racing seats with harnesses, modern gauges, upgraded suspension and brakes, gold Shelby wheels, Firestone tires. – Good relatively recent paint other than several stone chips on the nose. The engine bay and underbody are clean but lightly used. Good, lightly worn custom interior. Extensive but mostly tasteful mods on a genuine later GT350. – It can be hard to value a car with enough modifications to improve the driving experience but also affect authenticity, but this car sold for $72,800 at Bonhams Scottsdale back in January, and it’s hard to argue with that kind of consistency. It’s also the kind of price that would ordinarily buy a driver-quality GT350, so in this case the mods inhibited the value.
Lot # 737 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 67412F7A01194; Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $205,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $225,500 – 428/335hp, automatic, Shelby alloy wheels, Dunlop tires, hood pins, woodrim steering wheel, pushbutton radio. – Excellent paint and brightwork. Excellent redone interior. Fresh and gorgeous underneath as well. Recently restored to high standards, but the 428 under the hood isn’t original and that will always hurt this car no matter how shiny it is on top. – That said, it brought a remarkably high price considering the lack of matching numbers, and this kind of price should ordinarily buy a GT500 that is both more legit and presented in this kind of condition. A home run for the seller.
Lot # 725 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 SportsRoof; S/N 9F02R482628; Grabber Orange, White/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 428/335hp, Drag Pak, 4-speed, slatted rear window, Hurst shifter, 3.91 Traction-Lok, power steering, power brakes, tilt steering column, Marti Report. – Represented as matching numbers. Pristine paint, brightwork and interior. The wheels have been refinished and are wrapped in newer Goodyear Polyglas tires. Restored to like new standards and needs nothing. – Although the later GT500s aren’t quite as handsome and have less of a direct Shelby connection, but they’re still very collectible cars, and this is a spot-on result for a Drag Pak-equipped example with no excuses.
Lot # 390 1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 Soft Top Utility 4×4; S/N FJ40925262; Pueblo Brown/Gray; Beige cloth top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 – Factory refinished wheels on new Firestone tires. – Represented as a one-owner FJ, but it’s a foreign market example. Excellent fresh paint finished in the original shade of Pueblo Brown, although there is a scratch in the passenger’s side door hinge. Brand-new canvas top. Immaculately restored underbody to factory specs. The interior has been fully restored and has custom floor mats. A phenomenally done soft top FJ. – A soft top with such a fresh, careful restoration could have sold for more than this, but older Land Cruisers are everywhere these days and are bringing quite a bit less than they were a few years ago. The seller shouldn’t be too disappointed with this realistic result in 2019.