Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 2021, March 23-27, 2021

This report is updated with full auction results and changes to some of the transactions.

Don’t let something like Covid-19 interfere with a long-standing tradition like Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Just push it back two months as Covid-fatigue and vaccinations of older Americans (B-J’s primary market) opens up the gates to WestWorld for bidders and spectators.

This wasn’t B-J WestWorld of prior experience. There were only 1,063 total lots in B-J’s pre-sale docket, a number that pales beside prior years’ Scottsdale auctions. The schedule was limited to four days rather than the usual six day extravaganza. The crowd was socially-distanced and, at least from casual observation on B-J’s website, mask-wearing was widely practiced.

It was B-J WestWorld in other important ways, however:

  • Charity sales brought huge support from manufacturers like Ford, GM and Ram;
  • Bidders responded with generous charity lot prices;
  • “Custom” was as important as it always is at B-J with 313 of the 1,065 lots (29.4%) self-described as customs;
  • The docket was slathered with Ford Broncos, attracted by the attention focused on Ford’s charity sale of the first “First Edition” 2021 Bronco.

The photos all have a dingy-grey background “Barrett-Jackson” overprint on them that frequently obscures details of the cars, a notable handicap in trying to evaluate cars remotely from the online photos.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2021 1,063/1,063 100% $95,470 $55,000

[57.6%]

$101,484,620
2020 1929/1929 100% $71,101 $49,500

[69.6%]

$137,153,570
2019 1824/1825 99.9% $68,665 $48,400

[70.5%]

$125,244,755
2018 1731/1751 98.9% $65,775 $41,800

[63.6%]

$113,856,655

Observations are by Rick Carey and Andrew Newton from the descriptions and photos on the Barrett-Jackson website. Photos are courtesy Barrett-Jackson.

Lots are sorted by Marque, Model and Year to put similar vehicles (like the Broncos) together. Revised reports are 1969 Bronco #1012.1 and Chevelle SS 454 #1352.1.


Lot #961 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 Roadster; S/N HBT7L15506; Ice Blue, Ice Blue Hardtop/Dark Blue vinyl; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 – 2,912/138hp, 4-speed, overdrive, Minator centerlock alloy wheels, Lucas driving lights, hardtop, woodrim steering wheel, heater, rally style deck lid with Lucas backup light, no front bumper. – Tasteful upgrades in rally style exterior but no roll bar or rally instruments. Very good chrome. Excellent paint. Some light pitting on the windshield frame. Some sunburn on the seats, but otherwise an excellent interior. Very tidy underneath with minor surface rust on the leaf springs. Mostly a fantastic, well done car. – Offered by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2017 where it was bid to $72,000, then at Mecum Monterey six months later with a reported high bid of $100,000. Here it is four years later and at least in the photos is still largely pristine. Its restoration is holding up extremely well and that is reflected in the price it brought.

Lot #752 1952 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe; S/N 526225296; Black,/Beige leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700 – 331/190hp, automatic, 4-barrel, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, skirts, power steering, aftermarket air conditioning, alternator, dual circuit power brakes, power windows, radio. – The front bumper fits unevenly and lower on the right side. The paint and chrome are good. The engine compartment is orderly but aged. The upholstery is tight and clean. Good steering wheel, dash and gauges. An attractive car except for that wonky front bumper, a problem that is probably straightforward to correct. – Reported sold at Mecum Monterey in 2012 for $98,050, then at Mecum Anaheim in 2015 for $88,000. It reappeared at Mecum Las Vegas in 2018 and was blown off by the bidders who offered only $48,000. Similarly dusted off at Mecum Indy last July with a $50,000 no-sale bid, but returned to an appropriate price here.

Lot # 1054 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe; S/N VC57B171916; Onyx Black,/Red vinyl, Black cloth; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 283/250hp fuel injection, 3-speed, column shift, dual rear antennae, continental kit, skirts, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, dual outside mirrors, WonderBar radio. – There are only sixteen photos of this ’57 Bel Air on the B-J website but nothing seen there contradicts the claim it is a rigorously restored car with excellent, paint and interior. Some of the exterior trim chrome is not as good as the bumpers. The gauges and upholstery are like new aside from a small stretch on the driver’s seat. The chassis is like new. The engine is described as “date-code-correct” with no representation that it was a Fuelie from new. – Inconclusively reported with a variety of mid-$60,000 bids at Mecum Indy and Kissimmee in 2010, then counterintuitively reported bid to $80,000 at Mecum Houston in 2015, this has all the hints of an ordinary ’57 Bel Air latterly endowed with the hydraulic lifter Fuelie induction. The WestWorld bidders will have the final say. They did, endorsing the view that it was restored to this configuration. It will be an enjoyable car to drive and start conversations at Cars & Coffee gatherings but it brought an optimistic price.

Lot # 1352.1 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible; S/N 136670B215264; Cranberry Red, White stripes/Ivory; White vinyl top; Modified restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Reported sold but not confirmed – 454cid/450hp 4bbl LS6, automatic, 4.1 Positraction, stirrup shifter, buckets and console, cowl induction hood, power front disc brakes and steering, power windows, hood pins, SS wheels, Wide Oval tires, 8-track stereo, a total of 44 options. – Fully restored some time ago to better than showroom condition and based upon the photos on B-J’s website it has been maintained that way and little if any driven. The paint, chrome, upholstery and gauges are pristine. The top fits like a glove. The engine compartment is better than it came out of Baltimore, but it is qualified as not being originally an LS6, nor is there any documentation of the originality of the other 43 options. – Sold at Auburn Spring in 2003 for $28,355, here in 2007 for $115,500 to Ron Pratte and then here in 2015 from Pratte’s collection for $148,500. It’s a beautiful car, just not what it purports or wants to be. Reported sold by B-J with this result but shown on the B-J website as “Available” post-sale.

Lot # 1355 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko Sport Coupe; S/N 136379B408711; Fathom Green, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000 – 427cid/425hp 4-barrel L72, column shift automatic, bucket seats, Yenko Rally wheels, F70-15 Polyglas tires, radio, heater, COPO 9737 and 9562, Super Sport hood, dual exhaust, drag racing suspension, power steering and brakes, steering column tach. – Restored like new, with better paint. In the quest for ‘unique’ the consignor notes this is the only ’69 Yenko Chevelle with the automatic’s shift on the column, which is a fairly slender branch upon which to base a claim of uniqueness. Although represented as “fully documented” there is no representation of the originality of the engine, drivetrain or the many options. – Offered by Mecum at the Spring Classic in Rockford in 2004 in decent but not exceptional cosmetically restored condition and a reported high bid of $135,000, sold here in 2007 for $176,000 to Ron Pratte, then in 2015 from Pratte’s collection for $275,000. That it sold for exactly the same result in 2021 is a strong endorsement for the continued acceptance of top quality American muscle cars.

Lot #932 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Deluxe Roadster; S/N 3021867; Light Yellow, Black fenders/Brown leather; Tan cloth top; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100 – 194/60hp, ohv six, 3-speed, painted wire wheels, whitewalls, sidemount spares, rumble seat, landau bars, dual horns. – Restored 40 years ago but lightly used and carefully stored since. It does show some age but not 40 years’ worth and both the chrome and the interior look nearly new. – The 1930s was a different time, and there were several companies building automobiles with names that would today be considered politically incorrect. MG had the Midget, Studebaker had the Dictator, and Chevrolet had the Confederate. Debates over the Stars and Bars on state flags or Confederate statues didn’t seem to matter here, or maybe they helped, because this is a very healthy price for an older restoration on a car that has nowhere near the following of the equivalent Ford.

Lot # 1035 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster; S/N VE55S001372; White, White hardtop/Red vinyl; Beige cloth top; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700 – 265/195hp, Powerglide, fully optioned including two tops, wheel covers, whitewalls, documented with the original bill of sale, full ownership chain and service records. – Claimed to have one owner from 1955-2010 and represented as the matching numbers engine. Good old repaint. The bumpers have been quickly polished with a few spots missed. The hardtop window is foggy. The engine compartment has been cleaned. The underbody has been painted and the interior has been completely redone. An attractive older restoration with many needs even though B-J does it no justice with only five photos. – An $85,000 no-sale at Mecum Kissimmee in 2012, this Vette sold for $132,500 at Mecum Indy in 2012, then for $140,400 at Indy in 2015. Last year at Indy it was passed on a reported bid of $90,000. 1955 is a special year in Corvette history with only 700 built in the original roadster style even though they had the then-new 265 V8 but equipped only with the 2-speed Powerglide automatic, a transmission Jim Hall and Hap Sharp proved to be so effective in their Chaparral race cars. Although the car won’t win any prizes at shows or Corvette-specific gatherings this result is a good value for the new owner who has a very rare and important low-production year Corvette.

Lot # 1416 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 30837S109008; Riverside Red,/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500 – 327/360hp, fuel injection, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, replacement engine from a ’63 327/340hp solid lifter 4-barrel, 20-gallon tank (not the Z06 36-gallon), AM-FM, power brakes, Posi-Traction. – B-J describes this Corvette as a “Corvette 327/340 Split-Window Fuelie” and there is no explicit representation that it was ever a Fuelie when new, nor that it is a Z06. It is very nicely restored with quality older paint, upholstery, chrome and interior trim. The chassis is aged but in good condition. Mileage is represented as 13,019 from new – This is a bit of a challenge since it’s unclear how it started life and it has no Corvette Cult expert judging credentials, not even the easily obtained NCRS shipping report. In the end the bidders decided it was an attractive 327/340hp with a fuel injection system and paid an appropriate price for it.

Lot # 1120 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194678S419384; British Green,/Burnt Orange leather; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $195,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $214,500 – 327/350hp, 4-speed, special order paint and interior combo, hard top and soft top, factory air conditioning. – A COPO special-ordered Corvette, although the special features appear to be limited to the unusual (but attractive) color combination. Under the hood is a regular L79 327, represented as matching numbers. Not much other history is represented, just that the interior is mostly original, but everything is correct and better than new in appearance. – Yes, it’s a rare COPO Corvette but there isn’t anything particularly exotic about it equipment-wise, and this price for a small-block is beyond explanation. It sold here 10 years ago for $55,000 and C3s certainly haven’t quadrupled in value since then. Nobody likes dark green and orange that much, do they? Well, maybe an alumnus of the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Lot # 1273 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N E57S102468; Arctic Blue, Silver coves, Arctic Blue hardtop/Red vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $117,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $128,700 – 283/283hp fuel injection, 3-speed, hardtop, whitewall tires and radio. – Represented as “its original fuel-injected 283/283hp engine.” Fine paint and chrome, excellent panel gaps. Clean interior with some wear on dash trim and chrome cockpit surround. Fuelie engine is well detailed. A Vette that seems only to have been driven across the auction block. Ed Lenahan looked at this Corvette nine years ago and it doesn’t seem to have changed much since then, although B-J’s three photos don’t add much information to its current condition. – Reported sold at Russo and Steele Scottsdale in 2009 for $82,500, then at B-J WestWorld three years later in 2012 for $68,200. The result here is almost double what it brought nine years ago, a price that is seriously optimistic in the absence of any documentation of its correct configuration. Retaining the 3-speed is an encouraging sign the restorer (builder) of this car recognized that’s probably how it came from St. Louis but not enough to support this optimistic result.

Lot # 1002 1962 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 20867S103372; Red,/Red vinyl; Beige top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – 327/360hp fuel injection, 4-speed, radio, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls. – Good paint, chrome, interior and top. The engine compartment is orderly but aging. Represented as restored in 2001 with the engine bored 30 over and no representation that it is the original engine, or was built as a Fuelie. A presentable driver quality older restoration. – Sold here in 2005 for $85,320, the lack of any representation of its original configuration, and no specialist Corvette documentation, is a huge impediment to its value. The bidders ignored all that and priced it as a competently restored and correctly configured Corvette Fuelie, probably not the best decision the buyer ever made.

Lot # 1326 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Coupe; S/N 30837S106704; Tuxedo Black,/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – 327/360hp Fuelie, M20 4-speed, WonderBar radio, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls. – Older body-off restoration, represented as matching numbers. Recently detailed engine bay and underbody show only light signs of use. Scratched windshield pillar chrome and paint loss on the hood grilles but no major issues apparent with the paint, brightwork, or interior. A well-kept, lightly used Fuelie only showing mild and forgivable age. – RM Sotheby’s sold this Fuelie in Arizona last year for $134,400, a price more appropriate to its age and condition. 200 grand would ordinarily buy a much fresher car although this one has received needed attention since it was acquired a year ago.

Lot # 1045 1965 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 194675S100992; Rally Red,/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $117,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $128,700 – 327/375hp, fuel injection, 4-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, gold line tires, AM-FM radio, teak rim steering wheel, power antenna. – If there’s a Corvette award this car hasn’t won it doesn’t matter: NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Gold Spinner, Triple Crown, CCI Platinum. Represented as the numbers-matching engine and close ratio 4-speed. Excellent paint, interior and chrome. Spotless engine compartment. – The last year for the Rochester fuel injected smallblock and first year for 4-wheel disc brakes. Sold at Mecum’s Corvette auction in 2004 for $72,713, at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2006 for $151,200 then went into eclipse with bids of $85,000 at Mecum Indy in 2013 and $100,000 at Mecum Monterey three months later. It’s been out of the auction market now for eight years and rallied strongly to bring a strong but entirely appropriate price for a quality Corvette with all the credentials a buyer could ask for.

Lot #953.1 1937 Diamond T Model 80 Pickup; S/N AE583648; Red,/Green leatherette, Beige; Truck restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $69,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $75,900 – 236/91hp Hercules QX flathead six, 4-speed, top-hinged windshield, varnished wood bed floor, dual rear wheels. – Quality recent paint, good chrome and fresh upholstery, interior paint and trim. The gauges are not fully restored but readable with only slightly hazy lenses. The engine compartment is very clean and fully restored to truck standards. Cracked steering wheel rim. Good tires and wheels. Bleached (oak?) and varnished bed floor wood has never carried anything. A presentable example of a rugged truck. – Sold at Atlantic City in 2003 for $16,500 with a stake bed body, then at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2014 for $24,750. It turned up twice at Mecum auctions in 2015 without selling at reported bids of $39,000 (Indy) and $32,000 (Dallas), then vaulted over its prior auction results when sold at Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale sale in 2016 for $57,200. Nine months later at Barrett-Jackson 2017 it brought even more, selling for $69,300. Including the Buyer’s Commission this is a generous result, particularly here at WestWorld where the buyers had the choice of a plethora of pickups, but this is a “real truck” and these Diamond Ts have continuing appeal.

Lot # 1022.1 1952 Dodge B-3-PW 1 Ton Power Wagon Pickup; S/N 83930194; Dark Green, Black fenders/Black; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 230/102hp six, 4-speed, winch, spotlight, dual mirrors, wood bed. – Body-off restoration represented with its original engine. Looks fresh top to bottom and probably better even than when it was new. – There were more trucks than just Broncos bringing big money in Scottsdale this year. Early Power Wagons are famously rugged but have started selling for prices that are so high you’d never want to put them through a hard day’s work again. Even so, this result is a standout as only a handful of Power Wagons have broken six figures. It was reported sold at Mecum’s Harrisburg auction in 2015 for $77,000 and also reported sold for $101,200 at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale three years ago, so truck fans clearly have a continuing high opinion of it.

Lot # 1399 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XX29L9B410764; Spring Green, White wing and tail band/Olive Green vinyl; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $215,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $236,500 – 440/375hp, automatic, 3.55 Sure-Grip, power steering, power disc brakes, Hemi suspension, Rallye gauges, buckets and console, styled wheels, Radial T/A tires, pushbutton radio, original spare, hood pins. – All around excellent paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment and chassis are like new. A flawless restoration with no evidence of use and meticulous panel fits. – Dodge led off Mopar’s challenge to Ford and Mercury on NASCAR superspeedways with the Charger Daytona in 1969, pioneering aerodynamically slippery bodies and high-mounted wings for downforce. Just enough were built to qualify the model for NASCAR and they are deservedly worth almost twice their more numerous Road Runner Superbird successors. This is a pristine example that has had a quality restoration and it brought every nickel it was worth.

Lot # 1394 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 09677; Red,/Tan leather; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,475,000 – 3,286cc/320hp, 6 Weber carburetors, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, covered headlights, Michelin tires, tools. – Represented as the original engine and transmission with 60,021 miles from new. Excellent, flawless, paint, chrome and interior. Spotless engine compartment with a recently rebuilt engine. – This is an outstanding 4-cam with a benign history that brought every penny of what it is worth, and not a penny more.

Lot #707 1967 Ford Bronco SUV Custom; S/N U15NLC18232; Peacock Blue,/Black vinyl, Peacock Blue piping; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $83,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $91,300 – 289/200hp, 2-barrel, 3-speed, power brakes and steering, aluminum radiator, vinyl wrapped steering wheel rim, full roll cage, lift-off doors with stainless steel hinges, custom handkerchief top, KC driving lights, 12,000 lb. winch, 20-inch wheels, Hercules tires, steering stabilizer, 2-row seating. – Excellent paint and interior. The custom built handkerchief top fits the roll cage tightly but not the top of the door window frames. There is no rear side protection, only the front seat has (minimal) weather protection. The engine is spotless, the chassis however is restored but to lower standards. Too good to take off road. – One of the more restrained Broncos at WestWorld this year, a stock vehicle with only 20-inch wheels, a feature that is for the most part commonplace among even the most modest U14/15 Bronco these days. It is one of the best of the mostly-stock Broncos here and its strong result shows that the audience appreciated it.

Lot # 1012.1 1969 Ford Bronco SUV Custom; S/N UTR01495; Kona Blue,/Black leather, Black cloth inserts; Customized restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Reported sold but not confirmed $110,000 – 302 Ford bored 40 over, Ford racing heads, upgraded camshaft and valve gear, L&L headers, Flowmasters, Edelbrock 650cfm 4-barrel on an Edelbrock intake, Ford electronic ignition, aluminum radiator, serpentine belt accessory drive, 3-speed, power brakes and steering, Hurst shifter, 4-inch suspension lift, alloy wheels, Duratrac tires, Rancho shocks and steering damper, halogen headlights, multi-LED driving light bar mounted on the windshield header, tilt steering column Billet Specialties steering wheel, AutoMeter gauges, 700 watt stereo. winch, roll bar, rear-mounted spare and cooler shelf, 2-row seating. – Excellent paint and interior. Sharp, well-organized engine compartment. Spotless chassis finished in POR-15. Thoroughly done some time ago and maintained in excellent condition showing no substantial use. – Reported sold by Barrett-Jackson here in 2018 for $66,000 and observed hammered sold leaving the block on a $110,000 hammer bid, reported later as sold with this result and described on the B-J website post-auction as “Available”. Even with the adjustments it was not a particularly great value. The hammer bid is 83% more than the bid in 2018, which is generous but not out of line with increased Bronco custom values.

Lot #452 1972 Ford Bronco Pickup; S/N U14GLN63112; Sea Pine Green, Wimbledon White hardtop/White vinyl; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 302/154hp, 3-speed, 3-inch lift, Hurst shifter, custom alloy wheels, chrome bumpers. – The half-cab U14 Bronco is highly sought for its rugged honesty and simplicity. This one’s had the fully-disassembled treatment with bedliner and “Chassis Saver black” on the frame and suspension. The 3″ lift and aftermarket wheels are modest and are about as close to stock as can be expected of a restored Bronco U14 with a restoration that’s thorough, in a purely utilitarian Bronco sense.. – Crossing the block early and the only U14/15 Bronco offered during the first day of the auction this U14 missed the hype that later Broncos would bring as the approach of Ford’s charity sale of the first “First Edition” 2021 Bronco would encourage. It is a solid vehicle and brought a moderate, even realistic, price as the results mounted through the sixteen U14/15 Broncos that would follow it. A sound value, at least here in 2021.

Lot # 1299 1972 Ford Bronco SUV Custom; S/N U15GLP50045; Ceramic Grey,/Black Mellohide, Grey plaid cloth inserts; Black vinyl top; Customized restoration 1 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $204,545 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $225,000 – 302 Ford Coyote fuel injected V8, 6-speed automatic, Dana 20 2-speed transfer case, aluminum radiator, limited slip rear axle, Hydro-Boost 4-wheel disc brakes, 2-inch body lift, 5 1/2-inch suspension lift by James Duff, 20-inch Fuel alloy wheels, riveted fender flares, Pioneer stereo, padded roll cage with Sunbrella wrapping, Vintage air conditioning and heat, Dakota digital gauges, tilt steering column, electric steps, rear-mounted spare, Bestop removable roof, full soft top with side panels, LED front driving light array, jack. – To say this Bronco is thoroughly done is an egregious understatement. Every detail is thought out and harmonized with its counterparts. Paint and interior are flawless. Freshly done and exhaustively equipped. It would probably take to mud and rocks like an amphibious goat, but it is unlikely ever to see so much as rain or a wet road. – This is the most expensive U14/15 Bronco sold at B-J this year, one of seventeen offered complementing Ford’s headline offering of the first “First Edition” production Bronco for charity. It is an impressive vehicle built with recognized components and assemblies and thought-through in its concept and execution. Considering the planning, execution, attention and craftsmanship that went into its build it is hard to imagine duplicating it even for this extravagant amount and the B-J bidders’ determination of value are definitive.

Lot # 1084 1975 Ford Bronco SUV Custom; S/N U15GLV40549; Acapulco Blue,/Black leather; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 – 302 Ford crate engine, fuel injection, Toploader 4-speed, Dana 20 transfer case, 23-gallon tank, James Duff headers, stainless steel exhaust, Borla mufflers, front disc brakes, Wilwood master cylinder, Bilstein shocks, Fuel alloy wheels, Hankook tires, 9,500 lb. Smittybilt winch, LED lights, everywhere, full roll cage, Vintage air conditioning and heat, air compressor, reclining seats, Dakota gauges, power steering, tilt steering column, LeCarra leather rim steering wheel, Alpine stereo. – Very good paint, better upholstery. The interior is bedlinered everywhere, hammertone painted metal interior panels are held on my socket head cap screws, a neat touch. Matte black exterior trim and handles. The chassis and suspension are better than new. Well done, thoughtfully equipped and not overdone, a potentially pleasing U15 Bronco that claims 2,000 miles since it was completed but looks like much less. – Another classy Bronco custom at this year’s B-J WestWorld, this from the collection of B-J’s General Manager Nick Cardinale. Tastefully updated for performance and comfort without going overboard, this result is in line with similar Broncos at B-J this year.

Lot # 1276 1976 Ford Bronco SUV Custom; S/N U15GLB89731; Brittany Blue, White hardtop/Black vinyl, Blue inserts; Customized restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500 – 302 Gen 3 Coyote fuel injected V8, 10-speed automatic, 2 1/2-inch suspension lift, Bilstein shocks, polished Superlite 17-in alloy wheels, BFG tires, Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes, HydroTech booster, aluminum radiator, electric fan, stainless exhaust, 23-gallon fuel tank, full roll cage, LED headlights, Warn 9,000 lb. winch located behind the painted front bumper, Dakota digital gauges, JVC touchscreen stereo, Vintage Air, tilt steering column, power windows, power steps, rear-mounted spare, 2-row seating, woodrim steering wheel. – Excellent paint and interior. The engine compartment is fastidiously assembled and presented. The chassis is pristine. Upholstery and interior trim are excellent. There’s a small paint blister on the passenger’s side of the dashboard, and that’s it. Fresh and thoughtfully speced and laid out showing excellent materials and workmanship. A quality Bronco custom that can be carefully driven without needing an elevator to get in or out. – Scheduled to be offered here last year but withdrawn, it’s likely that it wasn’t done in time given the meticulous, fresh presentation it shows today. It is not as extreme as some of the other sixteen U14/15 Broncos peppering the WestWorld docket and the result gives the builder full credit for quality and restraint. It must have exhausted every Bronco accessory catalog in its concept.

Lot # 1001 1977 Ford Bronco SUV; S/N U15GLX85529; Midnight Blue Metallic, White roof and accent/Blue vinyl, houndstooth cloth; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700 – 302/133hp, 2-barrel, automatic, 4.11 limited slip, dealer air conditioning, power steering and brakes, Ranger trim, column-mounted tach, remote driver’s mirror, wheel covers, Toyo tires, Deluxe Marti Report documented. – Very good paint, interior and chrome. Scuffed driver’s door sill from door interference. Restored a while ago to high standards and maintained that way. – Bronco mania gripped B-J WestWorld this year, extending from extreme customs right through good restored vehicles like this, all positioned by Ford’s charity sale of the first “First Edition” 2021 Bronco that set the tone. If a rising tide list all boats, the Bronco tide lifted this older restored example, but the result is not out of line with other Broncos at WestWorld.

Lot # 1001.1 1977 Ford Bronco SUV; S/N U15GL060000; Jade Glow Green, White roof/Green vinyl, houndstooth; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 – 302/133hp, 2-barrel, automatic, power steering and brakes, Ranger trim, 3.5 limited slip, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, radio, heater, Deluxe Marti Report documented. – Kermit the Frog would like this Bronco: It is very green. It is also very good with quality paint, chrome, interior and engine compartment. – Among the seventeen U14/15 Broncos offered at Barrett-Jackson this year to complement Ford’s charitable sale of the first production “First Edition” 2021 Bronco this is the median transaction among prices ranging from $44,000 to $225,000 and as such it is fitting that it is restored, not jacked up, lifted and burdened by accessories. Its price also is not representative of historic stock restored Bronco results, but is indicative of increasing attention to them and growing values in recent years.

Lot # 1001.2 1977 Ford Bronco SUV; S/N U15GLX85434; White, White roof/Fawn vinyl, houndstooth; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 302/133hp, 2-barrel, automatic, wheel covers, 3.5 limited slip, power brakes and steering, Ranger trim, radio, heater, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, 2-row seating, rear-mounted spare, Deluxe Marti Report documented. – Much better than the usual truck restoration with quality mostly original paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is in good shape but with some paint loss over sound/water sealer. Very good upholstery and carpets. Erratic door fits. The color combination is pleasing and the originality of the vehicle is appreciated. – There were several Broncos at WestWorld this year that had hours, dollars and time lavished upon them but this mostly original example ranked right up there with them. It is a signal that taking a sound original Bronco and restoring and updating it with show-quality paint and tens of thousands of dollars in engine upgrades and accessories is not necessarily financially rewarding as much as it might enhance the builder’s pride in the caliber of the creation. That said, this is a generous, Bronco-centric WestWorld 2021 result.

Lot # 3008 2021 Ford Bronco SUV; S/N 1FMDE5FP6MLA20001; Lightning Blue, Black hardtop/Navy Pier leather; Unrestored original 2+ condition; No Reserve; Charity Fundraiser, no buyer’s premium $1,075,000 plus commission of; Final Price $1,075,000 – 2.7/310hp EcoBoost V6, 10-speed automatic, 2-speed transfer case, loaded with every option applicable. – The first First Edition 2021 Bronco, proceeds to the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound. – This is a Charity sale with no buyer’s commission, for serial # 0001.

Lot #834 1964 Ford Thunderbird Sport Roadster Convertible; S/N 4Y85Z153705; Red,/White vinyl, leather seats; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700 – 390/300hp, automatic, factory air conditioning, power windows, seats, steering and brakes, cruise control, AM-FM, transistor ignition, wire wheels covers, narrow whitewalls, transistor ignition. – 1991 AACA National First Prize and Senior winner with 52,244 miles from new. There are not many photos on B-J’s website but they identify no defects or shortcomings other than some creases in the leather front seat surfaces. The engine compartment is clean and bright with no visible seepage or leaks. Done some three decades ago and carefully maintained and used since. – Sold for $35,845 at RM’s Boca Raton auction in 2004, $42,800 at Boca two years later and $48,950 at Auctions America Burbank in 2013. This is an unusually consistent modest upward value trend spanning at least two cycles in the collector car market that avoided taking a hit and has always been sufficiently attractive and realistically priced to find buyers at every turn. It is a sound value here.

Lot #696.1 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet; S/N H148793; Yellow,/Oxblood; Black top; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 – 305/130hp V12, 2-barrel carburetor, 3-speed, power windows, Adjustomatic radio, fog lights, skirts, wide whitewalls, hubcaps, trim rings. – B-J provided only three photos of this Continental but it’s been seen before with this comment: “Very good paint other than a few small cracks at the windshield posts. Cracked seals around the vent windows. Old chrome with haziness and the start of pitting throughout, especially on the grille. Good older restored interior. Pitted interior brightwork and faded steering wheel. A driver.” That was eighteen months ago and there is no reason to expect that anything has changed. – Sold at Auburn Fall in 2012 for $31,350 and offered a month later at Branson Fall where it failed to sell on a reported $35,000 high bid. Three months later at B-J Westworld it sold for $42,900, then sold again a year later also at WestWorld for $44,000. Time took its toll, however, and it brought only $33,000 when it sold at B-J Las Vegas in 2019 for $33,000. The result here is something of a triumph considering its condition and age.

Lot #995 1955 Mercury Montclair Sun Valley 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 55LA22933M; Sea Island Green, White/Green, White leather, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, radio, dash clock.; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 292/188hp, automatic, – Older body-off restoration. In a museum for the past eight years. Very good paint, chrome, and interior along with a nearly spotless engine bay. No flaws to note. A gorgeous and relatively rare Sun Valley. [Originally cataloged as #994, one of a succession of such one-position number changes during this section of the auction.] – Mercury only briefly sold the Montclair in this “Sun Valley” body style, which featured a green-tinted Plexiglas roof section over the front seats. A Ford version was called the Crown Victoria Skyliner. Period ads promised that “a completely new sensation of boundless freedom and magnificent comfort awaits you!” Unfortunately, the main sensation people felt was heat, as that nifty transparent roof acted as a greenhouse. Despite the inclusion of a removable cover for the Plexiglas section, the heat and the high price (about as much as a convertible) meant that the Sun Valley was quickly discontinued. This one sold for $126,500 at the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale auction in 2011, a massive price at the time and a feat that couldn’t be repeated today as interest in many 1950s American cars has softened in the past 10 years. That’s reflected in this still strong but significantly lower result.

Lot #722.1 2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM Convertible; S/N 1P9PB79365B213020; Monterey Metallic Blue,/Light Parchment leather; Original, modified for competition or performance 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 4.6/649hp Ford Racing/Whipple supercharged Ford 4-cam V-8, Tremec 6-speed manual, limited-slip, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, cross-drilled brake rotors. – Showing 3,722 miles and essentially looks new. – It has exotic looks, and exotic-sounding name and was built by hand, but this car hails from about an hour north of Atlanta, in NASCAR country. The claimed 649hp is more than double that of a base Esperante and comfortably more than the 420hp in most GTLM models thanks to a new twin-scroll supercharger and upgraded exhaust. With not even 4,000 miles, though, it hasn’t been beaten on and driven to death. There are ways to go faster for cheaper than $88,000, but this car did cost well over 100 grand when new and in terms of speed and rarity per dollar it isn’t a bad value at this price. It last sold at this auction 11 years ago for $99,000, with 720 miles on the clock.

Lot # 1430 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23U0A161587; Tor Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 – 440cid/375hp 4-barrel, column shift automatic, bucket seats, power brakes, pushbutton AM radio, hood pins, Rallye wheels, jack, spare, broadcast sheet documented. – A show quality older restoration with high quality paint, chrome, interior and vinyl roof. There are some niggling details like rear window chrome trim that have issues, but overall this is a high quality Road Runner Superbird with a clean and leak-free engine compartment. The online photos are not particularly informative but as presented this is a superior Superbird. – The seller has been trying to sell this Road Runner since Mecum Glendale last March where it was bid to $115,000. It was bid to $120,000 at Mecum Indy last July and $127,500 at Mecum Las Vegas in November. The Mecum Las Vegas buyer should be very satisfied with this result, a tidy profit that the new owner can consider money reasonably well spent for a quality Superbird.

Lot #846 1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 2W87Z6N538688; Starlight Black,/Black vinyl; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800 – 400/185hp, automatic, Rally II wheels, Tiger Paw tires, shaker hood, power windows, power steering and brakes, tilt steering column, remote outside mirror, 8-track stereo, air conditioning. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and under 40,000 miles from new. There are only nine photos but they show a clean, well-maintained car with a sound, if somewhat dusty, engine compartment with surface rusted unpainted/unplated surfaces. – Mecum offered this Trans Am at Dallas in 2018 where it was bid to $23,000 but not sold. Barrett-Jackson did better at WestWorld in 2019 when it was sold for $48,400 but at Mecum Kissimmee two months ago it was up to its old tricks with an unsuccessful reported bid of $35,000. The result is the best in its three year auction career and a generous price for a smog-strangled automatic transmission ’76 TA.

Lot # 1024.2 1973 Porsche 911E Coupe; S/N 9113200999; Silver Metallic,/Black; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $78,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,800 – 2,341-cc six with two three-barrel carburetors in place of the original mechanical fuel injection, MSD ignition, 5-speed, custom exhaust, tinted glass, power sunroof, original tool roll, Fuchs wheels – Represented as matching numbers. Very good paint and straight body. Clean interior with light wear on the carpets being the only real sign of age. Some trim blacked out. Recently cleaned up engine bay. A very attractive car from the last year before the 911 grew impact bumpers. – This car was advertised at a dealer previously for $119,000, but this result is much more appropriate and fair for a lightly modified car. A more factory correct one in this condition could be a six-figure car.

Lot #761 1970 Porsche 914-6 Targa; S/N 9140431057; Orange,/Black vinyl with cloth inserts; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 1,991/125hp, 5-speed, Momo steering wheel, Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – A former race car returned to stock years ago. Good paint and interior. Underbody is dry but not restored. A sound and very attractive older cosmetic restoration. – Russo and Steele sold this car in Newport Beach back in 2013 for $57,750. That was serious money back then, before Porsche prices really got superheated and extended to non-911 models. The car was also noted to have a replacement engine at the time, which wasn’t disclosed here. The price here is the kind of money we see for significantly fresher, matching numbers cars. Porsche sold nearly 3400 914/6s so they aren’t crazy rare, and it wouldn’t be too hard to find a better one for this price.

Lot # 1264 1964 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine, Body by James Young; S/N 5VC17; Windsor Blue,/Beige leather; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 6,230-cc V-8, automatic, wheel covers, division window, foot rests, folding tables, power reclining rear seat, aftermarket stereo. – Drivetrain rebuilt in 2011-12 and received a repaint in its original color. Excellent chrome and trim. Light age to the interior. Tidy engine bay. An attractive, imposing Phantom V. – This car was listed on Bring a Trailer in 2018 and, unusually, flew under the radar for just $80,850. This result is more appropriate to the condition and inherent collectability of a Phantom V, which often sold to prominent politicians or celebrities like John Lennon or Elvis Presley. The James Young-bodied version is also more rare than the Park Ward version. If it were left-hand drive, this car would have brought even more.

Lot # 1396 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 SC Super Snake Roadster; S/N CSX3015; Guardsman Blue,/Black leather; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $5,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $5,500,000 – 427/800hp, twin Paxton belt-driven superchargers, dual Holley quads on an Edelbrock cross ram manifold, automatic, 3.77 rear axle, chrome side exhausts, alloy centerlock wheels with polished rims and black spiders, chrome paperclip rollbar, woodrim steering wheel, right side quick release gas cap, quick jack pickups. – Originally built as a competition roadster, used for European promotion, then returned to Shelby and converted to its present form, including being categorized as an SC eligible for road use. It was built for Carroll Shelby at the same time as the other Super Snake, known as Bill Cosby’s, CSX 3033, which has been destroyed in a road accident. Excellent paint, lightly creased upholstery and chrome. Clean but not show quality underhood, showing some age and use. There isn’t any Carroll Shelby history associated with this Cobra other than years of ownership, whether personally by Carroll or by Shelby American is immaterial. – Sold to Ron Pratte in 2007 by Harley Cluxton for $5.5 million, then by Pratte in 2015 for $5,115,000, both here at WestWorld. The odometer shows exactly the same 17,449 miles now that it did in 2007 and in 2015. Being touched, let alone owned, by Carroll Shelby is its own special magic and that magic still has legs. Unique? Yes, but also expensive for a car that will never be driven.

Lot # 1395 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM5S553; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes/Black; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $875,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $962,500 – 289/306hp, 4-barrel, 4-speed, Detroit Locker 3.89 axle, Cragar wheels, Blue Dot Goodyear tires, woodrim steering wheel, pushbutton radio, dashtop tach and oil gauge pod. – Represented as the original drivetrain. Bought by Craig Jackson from the original owning family in 2016 and restored to multiple specialist show standards. Impeccable and more. – This is a staggering price for a ’65 Mustang GT350, but also an impeccable car with bragging rights galore for its 2-owner history and restoration quality. It is expensive by a wide margin but has attributes that, until buyers forget who Craig Jackson is or lose sight of his Shelby fixation, will continue to set this car apart from other street-driven GT350s.

Lot # 1304.1 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM6S1765; Ivy Green, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $225,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $247,500 – 289/306hp, 4-speed, 10-spoke alloy wheels, dash top tach, woodrim steering wheel, power front disc brakes, pushbutton radio, hood pins, – Restored in 2003. Represented as the original engine and transmission. SAAC verified Ford chassis number. The restoration may be old enough to vote but it appears to have been done much more recently and is above reproach at least on the basis of the fairly extensive photography. – Sold at WestWorld in 2004 for $70,200, then to Ron Pratte at WestWorld in 2009 for $220,000 and from his collection in 2015 for $192,500. This is its highest result ever, a poke in the eye for people who cry that the collector car market is in the tank. The market may be soft, but collectors will still pay for really good cars with impeccable provenance.

Lot # 1429 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible; S/N 9F03R480072; Silver Jade,/White; White vinyl top; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $242,000 – 428cid/335hp 4-barrel, automatic, Shelby wheels, Polyglas GT tires, power steering, power front disc brakes, power top, AM radio, GT equipment package, air conditioning, tinted glass, tilt steering column, vinyl-wrapped steering wheel. – A 25 year old restoration that hasn’t put on very many miles and has been kept up very well. Very clean engine bay. Chrome is a bit past its prime but still quite shiny. Very good paint and interior. Could have been done two years ago instead of 25, a testament to quality work and careful ownership. Elite Marti Report documented. – Sold at Mecum Anaheim in 2015 for $134,750, passed at Mecum Las Vegas in 2017 on a reported $125,000 high bid, then sold at Mecum Kissimmee in 2018 for $189,750. The result here beggars understanding considering the restoration’s age. It is a good color, though.

Lot # 1397 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 EFI Fastback; S/N 8T02S113607-00101; Sunlit Gold,/Black vinyl; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $360,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $396,000 – 428cid, Conelec throttle body fuel injection, Ram Air fiberglass air duct, automatic, limited slip axle, air conditioning, 5-spoke alloy wheels, fog lights, woodgrain steering wheel, power brakes, AM radio. – An award-winning restoration with excellent paint, chrome, trim, upholstery and interior trim. The chassis and engine compartment are like new. One of only two GT500 prototypes with experimental fuel injection and the only one known to survive. – A bit of Shelby development history albeit down a dead-end diversion with Conelec throttle body fuel injection. This result is at least double the value of a standard GT500 Fastback, a significant but not unrealistic premium for its history and unique features.

 

Lot #845 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 Utility; S/N JT3FJ62G7J0095487; Royal Blue,/Gray cloth; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – 3,955/155hp, automatic, All Terrain T/A tires. – Mechanically overhauled recently to the tune of $20,000 and repainted in its original color. The interior is original but was thoroughly cleaned to a nearly like-new appearance. Excellent paint finish and panel fit. It has to be one of the freshest-looking FJ62s in the country. – And at this price it better be. Although clean FJ62s have been bringing higher and higher prices, this is well ahead of the curve.

Lot # 1372.1 1999 Vector M12 Coupe; S/N 1V9MB1224X1048010; Black,/Red leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 – 5,707/490hp Lamborghini V-12, 5-speed. – Showing 2,169 miles and got an engine-out service in late 2019 including a rebuilt clutch. Some loose trim and the paint shows some surface scratching and wear. – The story of Vector and its creator Jerry Wiegert, who passed away last year, reads like a Hollywood script. [There is an excellent overview by Mark Vaughn in AutoWeek and an even more complete history by Preston Lerner at Hagerty.com] The M-12 comes from the part of the story where Wiegert had been forced out of the company by shady Indonesian investors. Although it has the outrageous looks of the earlier all-American Vector W8, it’s mostly a Lamborghini Diablo underneath (the Indonesians also owned Lamborghini at the time). Just 14 production M12s were built, and Barrett-Jackson sold this one in Scottsdale last year for the exact same $176,000 final price. There’s consistency for you.

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