Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 11-20, 2020

There’s a big gorilla in Scottsdale. It’s called Barrett-Jackson.

The 2020 total not only was the best of all the Scottsdale auctions, it was the only one that increased from 2019 and it was Barrett-Jackson’s highest total ever. That’s in a year that’s showing modest but consistent declines from 12 months ago.

Is there something that captures the essence of Barrett-Jackson’s success? It’s sheer showmanship, the ability to create a compelling event that draws both experienced collectors like Rick Hendrick and naifs with good prospects and some money in the bank who want to be part of the show … and who can’t go home without a purchase to face the raised eyebrows of their friends.

Read through the 123 detailed reports that follow. There are electrifying ambitious prices, big variances among similar cars, and there are cheap prices that defy understanding.

But let there be no doubt that in a Scottsdale auction week that saw the total take decline by a modest 1.5% from 2019 despite first time presence of Leake Auctions with its 684 cars and $18,463,952 total, the only reason it wasn’t worse was Barrett-Jackson.

It’s impossible to infer market trends from B-J’s results which vary so widely (and wildly) but what’s apparent is that there is a large and healthy base of car collectors out there willing to join enthusiastically in the mosh pit that’s B-J.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Average Sale Median Sale Total $ Change
2020 1929/1929 100% $71,101 $49,500

[69.6%]

$137,153,570 9.5%
2019 1824/1825 99.9% $68,665 $48,400

[70.5%]

$125,244,744 10%
2018 1731/1751 98.9% $65,775 $41,800

[63.6%]

$113.856,655 12.2%
2017 1708/1716 99.5% $59,434 $40,700

[68.5%]

$101,513,833 (0.9%)

123 of the 1,929 lots offered at B-J are described below. They were observed on site by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton, Jose Martinez, Greg Ingold and Megan Boyd.

These descriptions are sorted by Marque, Model, Year and Body Style.


Lot #373.1 2000 Audi S4 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WAUDD68D4YA064237; Black/Black leather; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700 – 6-speed, alloy wheels. – The paint is heavily faded and scratched. The pictures on the auction site show heavy paint damage to the roof, but this has been cleaned up and covered with a carbon fiber patterned wrap. The driver’s side fender market lens is completely missing and the bulb is hanging loose. The interior is heavily worn and has cracks in the upholstery. A heavily used and abused car, not a good sign on an early 2000s twin-turbocharged Audi. From the Paul Walker collection. – Sold for at least three times what it’s arguably worth, all thanks to the Paul Walker connection.

Lot # 1374 1988 BMW M3 Coupe; S/N WBSAK0309J2197226; Alpine White/Tan cloth; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – Sunroof, terrycloth seat inserts, from the Paul Walker collection. – The front bumper has a few stone chips scattered along the lower lip, but the rest of the paint is in very good condition and shows little use. The engine compartment shows little use and the interior is like new. A fairly clean example of an E30 M3 despite the 32,269 miles represented. – Sold for about twice what any other ordinary E30 M3 in this condition would sell for. A better, lower-mile white 1991 model also out of the Paul Walker collection (Lot 1371.1) sold for even more at $220,000.

 

Lot # 1371 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight Coupe; S/N WBSBF9322SEH08048; Alpine White, M graphics/Black cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $385,000 – 2,990cc/240hp, 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, carbon fiber interior trim – From the Paul Walker collection and represented with just 4,600 miles. There is no noticeable wear anywhere. A phenomenal car with phenomenal ownership, surely a car to have for any M3 or Paul Walker fan. – The E36 M3 Lightweight is already a very collectible car with less weight and extra performance from the factory plus a limited production run of just 26 units. Oddly, Paul Walker owned five of them, or about 4 percent of all the Lightweights built. Almost as oddly, Barrett-Jackson ran them across the block all in a row, along with two white E30 M3s. All of them sold very well, as did everything in the Paul Walker collection, but this was the cleanest car and the most extreme price. Other perfectly good examples have sold for well under half this amount.

Lot # 1301.1 1970 Buick GSX Stage I 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 446370H279508; Saturn Yellow, Black accent/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500 – 455/360hp, 4-speed, power front disc brakes, Rally steering wheel, limited slip, power steering, hood tach, Strato buckets, Sonomatic radio, tilt steering column, two build sheet documented – Fully documented history and body-off restored in 2016, represented at the original engine and transmission. Very good mirror-like paint. Very good brightwork with only a few scratches and imperfections. Detailed engine compartment. Very good interior but there is a small abrasion on the driver’s seat as well as a few scratches on the seatbacks. Very well restored and in excellent condition with matching numbers engine. It is one of 118 built in 1970 and is well documented with BHS paperwork. – Sold here in 2017 for $187,000 and generously bought here in 2020 at this price.

Lot # 1535 1965 Buick Skylark GS Coupe; S/N 444275Z123947; Red Flame/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500 – 401ci/325hp, dealer option dual-quad intake and four-barrel carburetors, and engine dress up kit, automatic, power steering, bucket seats, center console, Radial T/A tires. – Older but still good paint with a few light blemishes, a small crack and few masking errors. A few small paint chips and some road grime on the otherwise tidy engine compartment. A few dings and scratches in otherwise good exterior brightwork. Very good interior aside from a missing steering wheel emblem. An older restoration with a more recent repaint. – Sold here in 2013 for $34,100 and again here in 2016 for $24,200. Still an appealing amount of classic muscle car per dollar in 2020.

Lot # 1538 1966 Cadillac Calais 4-Dr. Hardtop; S/N N6176324; Blue/Blue; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $18,700 – 429ci/340hp, automatic, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seat, compass, full wheel covers, narrow whitewall tires. – Fair paint with many chips, and buffed through in spots. Decent but scratched exterior brightwork. The interior is very good. The engine compartment looks tired but complete. Represented with 11,994 actual miles, but also purchased from an estate sale recently and has likely sat for quite some time, though it is said to run and drive. – It would have been a better buy without the leading “1” in the price.

Lot # 1095 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible; S/N 556279412; White/Red, White; Black cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 331ci/270hp, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seat, parade boot, power convertible top, Autronic Eye, Sabre alloy wheels, whitewall tires, pushbutton radio. – Very good paint and exterior brightwork. Well restored and detailed engine compartment. The interior is in very good condition but the white upholstery is aged with light wrinkles and light discoloration. A straightforward, lightly aged old restoration. – Sold here in 2014 for $126,400 and at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale five years ago, in slightly worse shape, for $100,100. It also sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2018 for $132,000. The low six-figure range is consistent for this example and indeed for good ’55 Eldos, which even at this price represent a good value in terms of rarity, design, performance and luxury.

Lot #740 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible; S/N 60F000356; Beaumont Beige/Camel leather; Tan cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 – 390/325hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, Autronic Eye, power seat, power convertible top, power windows, cruise control. – Very good paint aside from a few small paint chips on the hood and trunk. Near excellent exterior brightwork, but there is a small area of faint pitting on the driver’s side rear quarter trim. Very good interior, like new upholstery and cloth top. A well restored and cosmetically maintained 1960 Cadillac Series 62 in relatively muted colors that takes a little away from the style and shine inherent to these cars. – Apparently Beaumont Beige struck a chord with the B-J bidders because this is a seriously magnanimous result more appropriate to an Eldorado Biarritz than this Series 62.

Lot #485 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC55N151756; Aqua Green/Aqua Green; White cloth top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500 – 265ci/180hp, power brakes, power convertible top, chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, clock, power antenna, AM radio. – Older paint with a few edge chips and small blisters. Good but imperfect brightwork with many scratches and some faint pitting. Aged engine compartment with a few paint chips. Very good interior. The paint and brightwork are imperfect but still show well and despite being called two shades of “Aqua Green” there was no Aqua Green in Chevrolet’s palette in 1955. These look like Surf Green and Neptune Green. The interior is pleasant and near flawless. The engine compartment is what one would expect from an older restoration. An AACA National First Prize Winner in 1982, which is an impressive award but it’s 38 years old. Even so, this is a solid driver. – A moderate result that takes the high quality of this car’s restoration into account as much as its age. It sold at Mecum Kissimmee in 2013 for $45,580, at Mecum Houston in 2014 for $41,040, then jumped to $66,000 here in 2015. here in 2015 for $66,000.

Lot # 1307.1 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57L155065; Engine # F401EK; Tropical Turquoise/Tropical Turquoise; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $198,000 – 283ci Fuelie, column shift 3-speed, WonderBar radio, dual rear antennas, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires, power top. – Very good, fresh mirror-like paint. Detailed engine compartment. Like new top. Very good interior. Very good brightwork with light scratches throughout. An exceptionally restored and well-maintained Tri-Five convertible. – There is no, literally NO, documentation this very attractive and meticulously restored ’57 Chevy was born with the fuel injection engine it has today other than the stamping on its engine block. It’s a cool thing but if you believe how this is how it was built you should be in line to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. A beautifully restored and presented Bel Air convertible, but also extremely expensive.

Lot # 1058.1 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N 71067D824007; Dusk Rose/Silver, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500 – 283ci/185hp 2-barrel, Powerglide, power brakes, power steering, WonderBar radio, power windows, power bench seat, clock, fender skirts, dual antennas, spinner hubcaps, whitewall tires, Continental kit. – Very good paint. Very good exterior brightwork with a few light scratches. Very good interior. Detailed engine compartment. A well documented 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air with GM of Canada documentation, represented as the original matching numbers engine and restored to slightly better than new standards. – !? While this is a very good, freshly restored and lavishly equipped ’57 Bel Air convertible the result it brought here at WestWorld is unworldly, even un-WestWorldly where sometimes lightning strikes and bidders shuck off their inhibitions in a fierce contest to pay a world record price. In other words, it is exceptionally expensive.

Lot # 1074 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57L162969; Tropical Turquoise/Turquoise; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500 – 283ci/185hp, tissue dispenser, clock, dual antenna, Continental kit, power windows, power seat, vacuum ashtray, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Detailed engine compartment. A recent, showable body-off restoration with nothing to criticize. – Sold for $121,000 at Kissimmee 2016 and for $99,000 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast two years later. While Tri-Five prices have softened over the past several years, this one is as gorgeous and gleaming as ever, and the drops in its sale prices are ahead of the curve.

Lot # 1075 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Convertible; S/N F58N182551; Aegean Turquoise/Turquoise with tri-tone cloth inserts; Concours restoration, 1 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500 – 348ci/280hp, Tri-power, column shift 3-speed, power brakes, power steering, dual rear antennas, Continental kit, tissue dispenser, spinner hubcaps, whitewall tires, clock, AM pushbutton radio. – Show quality paint, excellent brightwork, flawless interior and better than new engine compartment. A fresh concours-quality restoration that looks like it went straight from the shop to WestWorld. – This is another example of collectors willing to pay (and overpay) for the very best example of something. This car has show entries and likely wins in its future, plus it’s loaded with every option and feature one could want. It’s an extreme price, but the restoration probably cost more. ’58 Impalas have been out of favor for some time but the results for them and similar cars at B-J 2020 suggest a new appreciation of their style and performance. This is a benchmark result, not a record for the Impala, but #7 on the list.

Lot #425.3 1991 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup; S/N 1GCDK14K4MZ180369; Maroon, Silver/Maroon cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100 – Silverado trim with Z71 Off Road package, 4×4, air conditioning, alloy wheels, Goodyear Wrangler TD tires, aluminum brush guards, step bars and roll bar installed new by Ground Effects Co. – Showing just 5,626 miles and there are few signs of wear or use to be found anywhere on this truck. Hardly driven and then stored exceptionally well. A time capsule example – With just about every accessory one could want, this is exactly the kind of pickup that many Chevy truck fans would have wanted in their driveway in the early 1990s. If this price is any indication, they all still want one 30 years later. It seems like a lot of money for an old pickup, but this isn’t an old pickup at all. It’s practically a new one, and its preservation is impossible to replicate.

Lot # 1559 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; S/N 123679N628457; Blue, White/Blue; White top; Facsimile restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700 – 350/300hp, automatic, power steering, power brakes, bucket seats with headrests, Rally wheels, AM radio. – Good smooth paint but there is a crack on the trunk and some light blemishes. Good interior other than light waviness on the driver’s seat and a small tear. Scratched exterior brightwork. This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro apparently started as a 6-cylinder but is now a decent SS350 clone. – One wouldn’t have to stretch the budget very far to buy a car in this condition that left the factory this way, so this result looks expensive. Then again, it sold for a similar $44,000 at Mecum Harrisburg 2018.

Lot # 1089 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N657805; Lemans Blue/White; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $139,700 – COPO 9561, 427ci/425hp, 4-speed, power brakes, 4.11 Positraction, ZL-2 cowl induction, dog dish hubcaps, bucket seats with headrests, AM push button radio. – An excellent and fresh-looking car top to bottom. Represented with GM of Canada documentation, but it has been rebodied. – Let’s consider what this car is and isn’t. this chassis number is a documented COPO 9561 with GM Canada paper. It’s rebodied. No one claims it’s the original engine, or anything else. Could it have been found in a field behind some garage, stripped and rusted out then built up from a VIN tag? The bidders thought so with this price.

Lot # 1409 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO ZL1 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N642876; Hugger Orange/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $995,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,094,500 – 427ci/425hp aluminum ZL1 engine, M22 4-speed, power brakes, 4.10 Positraction, Z21 cosmetic option, dog dish hubcaps, bucket seats with headrests, AM radio, chambered exhaust, transistor ignition, cowl induction. – Represented as the 59th of the 69 COPO Camaros built in 1969 with the all-aluminum 427/425hp engine. Excellent paint with a mirror-like finish. Excellent brightwork. Detailed engine compartment. In essentially concours condition. – This car sold here in 2018 for $770,000. The high-dollar muscle car market hasn’t done anything drastic since then and neither has this car. This is an over-the-top price even though it bought a great Camaro.

Lot #537.1 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124377L143122; White, Black vinyl roof, Black nose stripe/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900 – 396/325hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, bucket seats, center console gauges, Rally wheels, RS package, AM/FM radio. – Good paint with a few edge chips. Scratched and dinged exterior brightwork. Very good interior with exception of scratched brightwork. Aged engine compartment with plenty of patina and milled engine pad. An older restoration without much history represented but currently in driver condition. – Afforded a solid premium for being an RS/SS. The lack of a number on the engine pad is troubling, as is the lack of any representation that it is the original engine that’s been decked during a rebuilt. It’s a sound car in decent condition which brought a modest premium price but nothing that’s unreasonable.

Lot #534.1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N557450; Tuxedo Black, White stripes/Houndstooth cloth; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400 – 396ci/350hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, bucket seats with headrest, center console gauges, SS wheels, tachometer, and AM pushbutton radio. – Represented as a date code correct engine and transmission, original axle. Very good paint and brightwork. The only sign of age in the interior is waviness on the driver’s seat. Detailed and well restored engine compartment with non-factory headers. There is light rust on the brake cylinder as well. The bottom windshield trim is lifting, and there are some irregularities on the passenger’s side rear quarter seam. Besides these minor imperfections this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS is excellent. – This is huge money for a “date code correct” engine ’69 Camaro SS despite its exemplary restoration. Sharp looking and well-equipped, it would not have been a bargain at $40,000 hammer and this price shows, if nothing else, the gullibility of Barrett-Jackson bidders to an attractive car with a desirable driveline. The new owner may enjoy driving it, but it won’t turn around anywhere else for close to this price when presented to more informed bidders.

Lot # 1043.1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N701980; Fathom Green, White stripes/Green vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – 302/400+hp, 4-speed, cross ram intake, cowl induction, power brakes, power steering, Hurst shifter, bucket seats with headrests, Rally wheels, red line tires, AM pushbutton radio. – Very good paint with a mirror like finish but there is a chip, a crack, and a scratch on the driver’s side. Good lightly tarnished exterior brightwork with a few indentations. Clean, lightly run engine compartment. A solid 2006 restoration with hot equipment, but it’s “a correct DZ-302ci V8 engine”, not matching numbers. – This car sold here in 2007 for $99,000. The muscle car market tanked not long after, but Camaro values have mostly recovered to their pre-Recession levels. This result is on the expensive side for a non-matching numbers Z/28, just as it was 13 years ago, but the difference is largely accounted for in the cross-ram intake and what is said to be some 465 horsepower.

Lot #769.2 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N598987; Engine # 0211DZ; Daytona Yellow, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $53,900 – 302ci/290hp, 4-speed, 4.10 Positraction, power brakes, power steering, bucket seats with headrests, center console gauges, tachometer, Rally wheels, AM/FM radio. – Good paint other than a large touch up on the passenger’s side door, and cracks on the B-Pillars and drip rails. Light scratches on the front bumper. Showable engine compartment but there is surface rust on the exhaust manifolds and dull areas on the valve covers. Very good interior. An older but still presentable restoration and represented as a real Z/28. – A strong result considering this car’s cosmetic shortcomings, although not as strong as the $72,600 it sold for here in 2011.

Lot #497 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N639764; Daytona Yellow, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300 – 302ci/290hp, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, bucket seats with headrests, center console gauges, tachometer, Rally wheels, Radial T/A tires, AM/FM radio, tinted glass, spoilers. – Very good paint with a handful of cracks. Good exterior brightwork with a few scratches and imperfections. Good interior. Good restored engine compartment. A solid older restored Z/28 with a warranty-replaced block. – A fair discount here for the age of the restoration and the issue with the block. It previously sold for $44,000 at Mecum Chicago 2018 and for $52,250 at Mecum Kansas City 2018. Its steady upward progression in auction transactions is unusual. Why? No answer here.

Lot # 1044.1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N560237; Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200 – 302ci/290hp, cowl induction hood, power brakes, 4-speed, bucket seats with headrests, center console gauges, Rally wheels, Endura front end, AM/FM pushbutton radio. – Very good paint other than a few edge chips and cracks. Very good interior. The engine compartment shows age with paint chips and a torn cowl induction gasket. Good but imperfect exterior brightwork with scratches and a chip on the rear bumper. A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with a Z/28 engine, represented as matching numbers and accompanying X77 cowl tag. It is wearing a 1995 restoration which has aged well. – The car card notes that this Z/28 has “original and date-coded” seat belts, which are great for authenticity but not so much for safety. The now quarter-century old restoration has been carefully preserved and goes a long way to giving the new owner confidence in how it was done and how it has been maintained. The new owner should be pleased with the Z/28 and with the price paid.

Lot # 1009.1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N533996; Hugger Orange, Black stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 302ci/290hp, power brakes, power steering, Rally wheels caps, bucket seats with headrests, radio delete, RS package. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is detailed. A fresh restoration with no age or flaws to speak of. – Sold by Russo and Steele here in Scottsdale in 2006 for $44,550 prior to restoration. It is an outstanding example but this is all the money for it, and then some, a premium result for a premium Z/28 RS.

Lot #376 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Station Wagon; S/N 45315K120860; Red/Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800 – From the Paul Walker Collection. Bucket seats and console with floor shift. – The paint is very faded and has scuffs everywhere. The grille and front trim are tarnished and there are dings and dents everywhere. The underbody is old and grimy. The interior appears to have had upholstery work done. A rough driver condition car which has seen substantial use. The only thing noteworthy about it is that it’s out of the Paul Walker collection. – This is not the kind of car one typically associates with Paul Walker, which explains why the price here, while very high for a scruffy ’64 Chevelle wagon, wasn’t as extreme as some of the other cars out of this group. It sold for $16,500 at Russo and Steele Monterey in 2011, which give a pretty good idea of what the Paul Walker connection was worth.

Lot #477.1 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 138177Z153447; Engine # T0818EV; Torch Red/Black vinyl; Modified restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300 – 396ci/350hp, COMP camshaft, Sanderson headers, Flowmaster exhaust, 4-speed, 3.73 Positraction, power brakes, power steering, bucket seats, center console, Rally wheels, Radial T/A tires, AM radio. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Detailed engine compartment with a non-matching numbers EV-code 396ci engine upgraded from its original 325hp and Hydramatic. Lightly modified but in mostly excellent condition. – Great condition, but generously valued with its plentiful modifications and replacement drivetrain. Bling sometimes works at B-J, and it did so here with this Chevelle that is creeping into Resto-Mod territory.

Lot #469.1 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 136379G358393; Lemans Blue, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $53,900 – 396ci/350hp, automatic, upgraded air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, SS wheels, Polyglas tires, bucket seats, center console, full instrumentation, AM/FM radio. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Like-new vinyl roof cover. Engine compartment is detailed and appears stock, but the 396ci engine is not matching numbers and has a few paint chips. An attractive car with nothing to knock it for other than the engine, which is powerful and correct but not original. – The bidders pretty much overlooked the replacement engine, barely adjusting this result from that of a matching numbers example in comparable condition. It’s expensive in this transaction.

Lot # 1090 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 136370R243763; Engine # CRV; Black Cherry, White stripes/Parchment vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500 – 454ci/450hp LS6, M22 4-speed, full instrumentation, Strato bucket seats, cowl induction, SS wheels, Wide Oval tires, 12-bolt rear, AM pushbutton radio, original build sheet documented. – Good but imperfect paint with surface scratches and imperfect edges. Scratched exterior brightwork. Detailed engine compartment. A non-matching numbers LS6 454, represented with 1,500 miles since restoration but showing more age than that number would suggest. – If the engine was the one the factory installed this would be a huge value in an LS6 4-speed hardtop but as it is, despite all the “genuine OEM” parts lavished on its restoration, it is appropriately valued in this transaction.

Lot # 1016 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E56S001336; Polo White/Red vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 265/225hp, dual quads, Powerglide, spinner wheel covers, bias ply whitewalls, power top, pushbutton radio, heater, power windows, power convertible shop. – Very good paint, chrome and interior, Soiled top that fits well, 2001 and 2005 NCRS Top Flight winner and sparingly if at all used since then. 70,219 miles from new. Rick Hendrick Heritage Center Collection. – This is an interesting Corvette with dual quads and power windows, a rare option, and known miles even if they’re not low miles. The power top isn’t, as it would become on later Corvettes, a rare option, being specified on some 2/3 of total Corvette production in 1956. The B-J bidders must have liked it a lot because they paid generously for its presentation and condition.

Lot # 1029.1 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 30837S115089; Red/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 – 327ci/340hp, 4-speed, Western centerlock alloy wheels, narrow whitewalls, AM/FM radio. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and transmission with 56,593 miles from new. Most of the paint is very good, but there are a few dry areas, a crack and a scratch on the rear. Good exterior brightwork that has a few scratches and shallow chips throughout. Tidy older restored engine compartment. Very good interior with subtle waviness and wrinkles on the seats. The windshield has two cracks on the passenger’s side top corner. Restored way back in the 1980s and carefully kept since, but inevitably starting to show its age. – Although the quality of the restoration is showing in how well it has aged, it’s also aging visibly. Many Corvette owners prefer the 340hp solid lifter 4-barrel engine to the more valuable but fussy FI, finding the 20 missing horsepower more than made up for by the 4-barrel’s better manners. That may have been at work here because this is Fuelie money.

Lot #478 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S125658; Engine # 6125658 F0627HF; Red, Red hardtop/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700 – 327ci/275hp, automatic, Rally wheels, narrow whitewall tires, power antenna, power steering, hardtop only, AM-FM. – Represented as the matching numbers engine but it’s the HF-code which is 275hp, not the claimed 300hp. Good repaint with a few masking errors. Presentable but used engine bay. Decent exterior brightwork. Aged interior with a few paint chips, dull and dinged brightwork, and wavy upholstery. A car with some cosmetic attention but appears never to have been fully restored. It is represented to have 52,367 miles from new, and looks like it. – A base engine, and automatic transmission and mediocre presentation made this car easy to overlook among all the other gleaming full-loaded C2s at Barrett-Jackson and elsewhere in Scottsdale this year. It flew under the radar and for someone who wants a decent convertible ’66 just to cruise around in, this is a pretty good deal.

Lot # 1047.1 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S117905; Engine # T0418IL 7117905; Lyndale Blue, Black vinyl hardtop/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $162,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $178,200 – 427ci/390hp L36, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, side exhaust, Rally wheels, red line tires, AM/FM radio, two tops. – Very good paint but there is a long crack and some chipped paint near the driver’s side door edge. Very good exterior brightwork with exception of a small blemish on the driver’s side rear bumper. Very good interior. Well restored and detailed engine compartment. Represented as the original drivetrain. Has won many awards including six NCRS Top Flight awards, a Duntov Mark of Excellence award, three Bloomington Gold awards and was a Triple Crown recipient twice. The restoration is over 10 years old but is still excellent. The hardtop is unrestored. – 427/390hp Big Block ’67 Corvettes were the flavor of the year at WestWorld, bringing 427/435hp prices, but this example’s many NCRS and Bloomington Gold judgings also confer great confidence in its overall correctness and the accuracy of its restoration. That makes this price completely realistic.

Lot # 1307 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194377S114902; Tuxedo Black, White stinger/Black leather; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500 – 427ci/435hp, 4-speed, side exhaust, Rally wheels, headrests, AM/FM radio. – Very good mirror like paint with a few light surface scratches. Originally Marlboro Maroon but now Tuxedo Black and represented as 44,660 miles from new. Very good chrome and brightwork other than a few light scratches and a small area of faint pitting on the passenger’s side rear bumper. Detailed engine compartment. The interior is very good. Represented as matching numbers and fully restored two years ago. – Options like this car’s side exhaust, leather upholstery and headrests can add a significant sum to an already valuable L71-powered ’67, but this result is still favorable to the seller.

Lot # 1028 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194377S113535; Marlboro Maroon, Black stinger/Black leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – 427ci/390hp L36, 4-speed, power brakes, side exhaust, Rally wheels, red line tires, 3.70 Positraction, AM/FM radio. – Represented as 59,189 miles from new. Edge cracks in the otherwise good paint. Good exterior brightwork with some light scratches and faint pitting. Very good interior. Presentable engine compartment with a few small paint chips and light rust on the exhaust manifolds. A matching numbers older restored L36 Corvette with side pipes and a stinger hood, in mostly very good condition. – An attractive, well-equipped Big Block Corvette but the result should have been enough to find a 427/435 Tri-Power under the hood, not this hydraulic lifter 4-barrel. This is an expensive, nearly unreasonable, Corvette.

Lot # 1265 1965 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 194675S100887; Engine # 5100887 F0825HG; Nassau Blue/Blue; White top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700 – 327ci/375hp Fuelie, M22 4-speed, 3.54 Positraction, AM/FM radio, power antenna, Kelsey-Hayes centerlock wheels added during restoration, gold line tires. – Represented as 64,813 miles from new. Good but imperfect paint with light scratches and small blemishes on the rear. Very good exterior brightwork but there are light scratches on the windshield trim. Adequate engine compartment with some light surface rust. Aged but still good interior. A Fuelie wearing an older but quality restoration from 1988 with no representation of matching numbers or any offered documentation although the stamped engine number is appropriate to its present configuration. – Moderately but generously priced considering there’s not representation it’s as it was built, no NCRS judging and no Bloomington Gold assessment. The buyer placed a lot of reliance on appeal, less on inspection and research and may disappointed upon further introspection. Driving and enjoying it may moderate any regrets about documentation.

Lot # 1270.1 1965 Chevrolet Corvette FI Coupe; S/N 194375S101875; Tuxedo Black/White; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500 – 327ci/375hp, 4-speed, 3.70 Positraction, side exhaust added, alloy centerlock wheels, gold line tires, AM/FM radio and power antenna. – Very good paint with a few surface scratches. Showable engine compartment. Very good interior. Excellent near flawless exterior brightwork. Freshly restored, but missing documentation and representation of matching numbers, which is a red flag on this otherwise gorgeous and well-equipped C2. – Hammered not sold at a $77,000 high bid at Mecum Denver last year, it sold here for a similarly mid-range number. This price would ordinarily buy a driver-quality but documented L84 Fuelie, which goes to show how much matching numbers matter in this hobby. The presentation of this Corvette is impeccable; its specification is anything but and it deserved to be cheap, even cheaper than this.

Lot # 1408 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe; S/N 194379S720677; Cortez Silver/Black leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000 – 427ci/430hp L88, M22 4-speed, side exhaust, Rally wheels, red line tires, factory leather, 3.36 Positraction, factory tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Bloomington Gold certification. – Very good paint. Very good exterior brightwork with few light scratches. Tidy engine compartment with warped and torn air cleaner foam. Very good interior. Wearing an older restoration but it has no serious needs, and this is a real-deal L88. Bloomington Gold certified, but the car card says nothing about matching numbers. – Even though 1969 is the most common year for an L88, just 116 were sold so it’s a very hard to find car by Corvette standards, and its performance puts it at the top of the heap in terms of collectability. This result, though, was a near bottom of the barrel price for a car that is better than that and has previous auction results to prove it. It sold for $624,800 at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast sale in 2016, then hammered not sold at a $520,000 high bid at Mecum Dallas in 2017 and at a $400,000 high bid at Leake Dallas the same year. No L88 is cheap, but this was a bargain.

Lot # 1650 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 Pickup; S/N 138808B111625; Bumble Bee Yellow, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900 – 396ci/325hp, automatic, power brakes power steering, Rally wheels, Radial T/A tires, tachometer, AM radio, black vinyl bed cover, woodgrain sport steering wheel. – Good paint with a few chips on the tailgate, masking errors and some swirls. Decent brightwork with some scratches, a few small indentations, and some dull areas. Showable engine compartment with a non-matching numbers 396. Very good upholstery but scuffed old kick panels. A good, attention-grabbing driver. – Sold here last year for $25,300. It made less of an impression this time around but it’s not a particularly impressive car, and this still seems like a reasonable number for it.

Lot #186.1 1966 Chevrolet K10 Suburban Utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N K1466S173438; Turquoise, White roof; Truck restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500 – 292/170hp six, 4-speed, 4×4, Yokohama tires, dual mirrors, bench seat, floor shift, aftermarket window tint. – Truck quality respray with uneven application on the roof. A few chips on the front bumper. Light scratches on the side glass. The body sides aren’t exactly laser straight but they’re good enough. Redone underneath with relatively fresh paint on the frame and new suspension pieces. Very good interior with fresh new upholstery, but the original steering wheel has some cracks in it. Eye-catching and hard to miss given its gargantuan size and bright colors. Restored to truck quality standards. – This Suburban was restored on a budget. While attractive, it sold for a price that could have bought a like-new no-excuses truck. It’s expensive at this price.

Lot #533.1 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Open Top Utility 4×4; S/N KE180S139077; Green Metallic, White roof/Black vinyl; White top; Truck restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $33,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $36,300 – 350/255hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, 33″ tires, AM radio, bucket seats. – Good paint. The trim and brightwork have all been redone or replaced. The mechanicals are old and filthy, especially underneath the truck. The upholstery appears redone and the seats are overstuffed. A highly attractive truck from a distance but fails on the details. Restored on a budget. – Early Blazer prices are still lagging behind the equivalent Broncos despite their extra size and power, but that doesn’t mean they’re cheap old trucks. This one sold for $30,800 at Mecum Las Vegas last year, and this is another perfectly realistic price for it despite the grimy engine compartment and chassis.

Lot # 1648 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Coupe; S/N 1G1GZ11G0HP125890; Dark Maroon Metallic/Maroon cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 305ci/180hp, automatic, air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, limited slip differential, power windows, and power locks, fastback Aero Coupe body, window sticker and purchase paper documented. – Showing just 732 miles and remained with original owner for 22 years. It has been well-maintained and with exception of a few light paint imperfection is in like new condition. – Sold to homologate a more aerodynamic shape for NASCAR racing, the Monte Carlo Aero sold just 200 copies in 1986 but over 6,000 in 1987, so it’s a rare piece of mustache muscle but not an ultra-rare one. The three-figure odometer reading nevertheless got enough bidders at WestWorld excited to put up this huge price that should leave the seller thrilled.

Lot #999.1 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS Coupe; S/N 114270W136909; Tuxedo Black/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – 396ci/375, 4-speed, power front disc brakes, bench seat with headrests, SS wheels, Polyglas tires, radio delete, 3.55 Positraction, Protect-O-Plate documented. – Represented as a genuine 396/375hp SS but not with matching numbers. Good but imperfect paint with many swirls, and chipped trunk edges. Very good interior other than scratching on some of the trim. Decent restored engine compartment but there is some oil the intake manifold. A recent restoration, but done on a budget. – A highly desirable engine, transmission, rear axle package with front disc brakes to keep it in check. The lack of the original engine is troubling, as are the many cosmetic issues, but someone has spent a great deal of time on this Nova SS and it shows both on the car and in the price it brought.

Lot #156 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Convertible; S/N 1C3AN75N35X043950; Silver/Black; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,150 – 3.2/330hp supercharged V6, Pilot Sport tires. – 3,600 miles and represented as one of 1,252 SRT6 versions. Tiny scuff on the front bumper and some unfortunate but light curb rash on the right front wheel. Could use a good detailing but otherwise looks nearly new. If there’s a Crossfire that can be considered collectible, this is it. – But it’s not collectible yet, if this result is any indication. The convertible was a $50,000 car when new, not even adjusted for inflation. Just one of the automotive oddballs to come out of the Daimler-Chrysler era, the Crossfire is actually a Mercedes SLK underneath, and the very rare SRT6 is an SLK 32 AMG, blown V6 and all. They’re still oddballs without much of a following.

Lot # 1556 1956 Continental Mark II 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C56G3128; Fairmount Blue/Blue, Light Blue leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $16,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,600 – 368/285hp, automatic, factory air conditioning, power brake, power steering, chrome wheel covers, whitewall tires, power windows, power seat, power antenna and AM radio. – Decent repaint that mostly covers the car and maintains a good gloss, but it has chips, cracks, swirls, and masking errors. Original interior with cracks in the upholstery and some light discoloration but free of any tears. Engine compartment is in a condition that matches the age of the car. Fair brightwork that is covered in surface scratches, but does not have any pitting and is aligned well. A repainted Continental that is otherwise in original condition and is still a good looking car despite the aged condition. – The Sunday bidders at Barrett-Jackson got a reward for persistence by buying this decent but old Continental Mark II for parts car money.

Lot #696.1 1956 Continental Mark II 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C5601398; Maroon/White leather piped in Maroon; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 – Automatic, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seat, full wheel covers, whitewall tires, Town and Country radio. – Older paint that maintains a high gloss, but there are many cracks and swirls. The engine compartment is detailed and appears like new. Very good exterior brightwork with exception of scratches on the window trim. Very good interior other than light cracks in the upholstery and frayed carpet edges. This 1956 Continental has been exceptionally restored and has been well-maintained despite its age and is represented to have 87,537 miles. – This may be a slightly better car that the price it brought but bidders reluctance to get enthused about it in the face of the many small cosmetic issues is understandable.

Lot # 1584.1 1956 Continental Mark II 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C56D2801; Silver/Gray, Red; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300 – 368ci/285hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, power windows, power seats, and AM radio, air conditioning. – Very good, smooth paint with exception of some imperfect edges and a crack on the hood. Good but imperfect exterior brightwork that has a few scratches and dull areas. Aged but still good interior with some faint pitting on the brightwork, and small areas of discoloration on the dash pad. Restored but used engine bay with a few paint chips and light rust but overall still showable. Lightly aged older restoration. – The Continental Mk II is a great car to look at and just appreciate as a piece of design, but it appears fewer people are interested in actually owning one as good examples have been selling for softer and softer prices. This one sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction in 2012 for $88,000.

Lot #743.1 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS29U0B223957; Plum Crazy, White vinyl roof, White side stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300 – 440ci/375hp, automatic, air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, Rallye wheels, Polyglas tires, Rallye gauges, hood pins, original radio, build sheet and pair of fender tags documented. – Very good paint other than a few small blemishes on the hood. Very good exterior brightwork. Very good interior. Detailed engine compartment but there are paint chips and surface rust on the exhaust manifold. The engine is also a replacement. A highly optioned but non-matching numbers 1970 Dodge Challenger RT/SE with an older but still excellent restoration. – Sold here last year for $55,000, very strong money for a car with a replacement engine and an automatic. It did the same here in 2020, though, in large part thanks to its desirable colors and commendable condition.

Lot #780 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS29V0B193557; Black, Black vinyl roof, matte Black hood/Burnt Orange vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – 440ci/390hp Six Pack, automatic, power steering, power brakes, Rallye Gauges, Rallye wheels, Sure Grip differential, Hemi suspension and cooling, Polyglas tires, AM/FM radio. – Represented as matching numbers and a dealer demo car with special options. Good paint but there are light surface scratches and a few door edge chips. Decent exterior brightwork with a few dull areas and scratches. Good roof vinyl. Aged but tidy engine compartment. Good interior with exception of several paint touch-ups on the dashboard. The restoration has aged but still shows well. – This fairly special car with its special mix of performance options sold here in 2015 for the exact same $93,500 price, and it’s hard to argue with that kind of consistency on the auction block.

Lot #800 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JH23J0B296433; Top Banana, Black/Black vinyl with houndstooth cloth; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300 – 340ci/290hp, automatic, spoilers, power brakes, power steering, Rallye gauges, Rallye wheels, Polyglas tires, color-keyed side mirrors, side exhaust, AM radio. – Very good paint and brightwork. Good interior despite some panel gap issues and dull rocker sill covers. Aged but still Showable engine compartment with a non-original 340 engine and an Edelbrock intake. Clean and attention-grabbing, but the restoration is a little aged. – Sold here in 2011 for $77,000, and this is another expensive result for a car with a replacement engine.

Lot # 1304.1 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XS29J8B259503; Bright Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 – 426ci/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, pistol grip shifter, wheel covers, red line tires, original radio. – Very good but imperfect paint with light surface scratches, small blemishes, and trunk edge chips. Excellent exterior brightwork. Very good interior and pristine glass. Recently restored and fantastic aside from minor paint imperfections, and it’s represented as the matching numbers engine but the 4-speed is a later addition. – Given a hefty premium for its desirable but not original 4-speed, this Charger sold at an generous number. Back in 2007, it was reported sold for $101,750 at Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction.

Lot # 1294 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XS29J8B179231; Silver, Black tail stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000 – 426ci/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, power brakes, bucket seats with armrest, original radio, original broadcast sheet documented, original owner’s manual. – Good smooth paint but there are a few blemishes and chips. Excellent exterior brightwork. Very good interior. The only sign of age is faint pitting on some of the interior brightwork. Detailed engine compartment. In mostly excellent condition and fully restored with a matching numbers drivetrain. – Sold here in 2017 for $150,700, which was as straightforward and appropriate as this similar result is today.

Lot # 1639 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WS23L9E113694; Copper, Tan vinyl roof/Tan vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700 – 440ci/375hp, automatic, bucket seats, floor shift, center console, Sure-Grip with 3.23 gears, Magnum 500 wheels. – Good paint with a few small blisters and imperfect edges with cracks. Very good interior and roof vinyl. Good exterior brightwork other than scratched, dinged and dull rear trim. Showable engine compartment besides chipped and cracked paint on the center of the intake manifold. Restored to appropriate standards but not like-new. – Coronets are somewhat undervalued compared to smaller, sportier Mopars but this is still a modest result. It’s even more modest than the $32,450 it sold for at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016.

Lot #811 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WM23V0G122703; Black, Red Bumblebee stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – 440/390hp Six Pack, Ramcharger hood, power brakes, Rallye wheels with Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, bench seat, pistol grip shifter, AM radio. Includes build sheet and sales order. From the Sam Pack collection. – Great paint without significant wear or deterioration. The rear window trim has a few scuff marks. The engine compartment is fully redone and the underbody is very good. The interior is without significant wear or deterioration. A well-kept Super Bee in a highly attractive combination. – A no-sale at a $75,000 bid in Kissimmee three years ago, this car also sold for $88,000 at Mecum Indy a few months later. Super Bee prices have been a bit softer since then, and this was a reasonable result in 2020 for a nearly like-new car, even taking the premium for a 4-speed into account.

Lot #480 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N WM21N0G225019; Plum Crazy, White accent/White vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800 – 383ci/335hp, 4-speed, 3.91 Sure Grip, power brakes, power steering, hub caps, Hurst pistol grip shifter, AM pushbutton radio, original build sheet documented. – Older paint with a few cracks, chips and small blemishes. Aged exterior brightwork with scratches and areas that are lightly pitted. Aged engine compartment. Good interior but the upholstery has heavy cracks, a few abrasions, and small tears. Restored years ago, and driven quite a bit since. Plus, there’s no claim this is the original engine, just one like it. – This result should have bought an original engine car in at least this good condition if not better, but Plum Crazy Purple has a pernicious effect on bidders and that was a factor here leading to this result.

Lot #878 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Regular Cab Pickup; S/N 3D7HA16H06G157654; Silver/Black; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400 – 506/500hp V10, 6-speed manual. – Showing 13,647 believable miles represented as from new. The paint has some swirling, the underbody shows only minimal degradation and the interior is close to unused. A fairly well-maintained example, with modest miles. – These outrageous “Viper Trucks,” which sold for about 50 grand when new in quad cab form and a bit less for a regular cab, have started appreciating noticeably over the last couple of years. Part of it is just how outrageous they are, part of it is the tempting performance per dollar (in a straight line), and part of it is that there isn’t really anything else like it on the market among new pickups. Considering what other SRT-10s with similar miles are selling for, this is a reasonable result.

Lot #159.1 1959 Edsel Corsair Convertible; S/N W9UR728435; White, Blue/Blue, White; Older restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 332/225hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, dual mirrors, Continental kit, original radio, dash clock. – Rough paint. Pitted chrome. Seals cracking. Yellowed tires. Uneven panel gaps. Good seats and carpets. Dash in good condition but the interior chrome is pitted. The left rear window is missing. A well-equipped car that is as handsome from a distance as an Edsel can be, but a look up close reveals a very old and tired restoration. – A driver quality Edsel bought for driver quality money.

Lot # 1476 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFYT53A110126219; Blue/Saddle leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $80,300 – Paddle shift 6-speed, 5-spoke modular alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, black calipers, SF shields, rear Challenge grille, power Daytona style seats, power windows and mirrors, keyless entry, climate control. – 11,971 miles from new. Clean CarFax but no service history noted. The nose panel in front of the hood appears to have been repainted, and not very carefully, and there’s a blotch on the hood in front of the driver, The headlight covers are starting to cloud over. The upholstery is worn as expected for the miles, The engine compartment is neat, but the air filter housings are blotchy. – This result is a tad generous for the noted defects and lack of service history, even taking the low mileage into account. As late model Ferraris like this come to dominate the number of lots offered both at auction and in private and dealer transactions a full and up to date service history is often the difference between a good value and a money pit.

Lot # 1271 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFYT53AX10125845; Red/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Red calipers, SF shields, Bridgestone tires, F1 gearbox, CD changer, power windows and mirrors, climate control, power Daytona style seats. – Good original paint and interior. The driver’s seat is worn and stretched somewhat more than indicated by the 11,125 miles and there is no service history noted other than “regularly”. – This is an expensive result for a relatively undistinguished 360 Spider, even with the noted moderate miles.

Lot # 1302 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFFC60A770154620; Rosso Corsa, Matte Black roof/Black leather, beige stitching; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000 – Matte Grey 10-spoke ADV.1 alloy wheels, PZero Nero tires, carbon ceramic brake discs, black calipers, CD stereo, carbon fiber interior trim, paddle shift 6-speed – 12,744 miles with only slight evidence of use, – Reported sold by Mecum at Monterey in 2018 for $137,500 the result here is just a smidgen more at the hammer bid of $140,000 and a surprise in a generally softening marketplace. It is, however, a well-maintained and cleanly presented vehicle with modest miles and, if nothing else, a performance value for the money.

Lot # 1258 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFAA54A050139992; Black/Black leather, Yellow stitching; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – 5,748cc/540hp, 6-speed AutoManual, SF shields, matte black alloy wheels, yellow calipers, heated Daytona style seats, yellow tach face, rear parking sensors, Pioneer stereo with backup camera, – 27,541 miles, no service history represented but a clean CarFax. Good original paint with tiny nose chips, badly chipped outside mirrors, Good headlight covers, Lightly stretched driver’s seat, barely scuffed seat bolster. A modestly used gentleman’s Ferrari. – And a modest enough price, too, with plenty of miles left in it. Even if there’s the possibility of a major service in the offing this result leaves a good margin to account for it.

Lot # 1270 2012 Ferrari California Convertible, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF65LJA5C0183759; Rosso Corsa/Black leather, Red stitching; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $95,700 – 4,297cc/460hp, 7-speed paddle shift, grey 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Super A/S tires, climate control, SF shields, power Daytona style seats, parking sensors, yellow tach, red calipers, carbon ceramic brakes, AFS lighting, satellite radio. – 16,006 miles, a few tiny chips and slight driver’s seat wear appropriate to the mileage and age. Described as a clean CarFax and “recently serviced” although without further details that might be as little as a fluid top-up. – The 2008-introduced California was a first for Ferrari, utilizing a front-mounted version of the 4.3 liter V-8 and combining it with Pininfarina-designed retractable hardtop convertible coachwork. A sophisticated design and technical package, it’s not taken hold yet with second and third owners offering an opportunity to buy a high performance, elegant open Ferrari for the price of a loaded Chevy Suburban. The result here is realistic, particularly considering the laundry list of expensive options, and modest mileage.

Lot # 1282 2012 Ferrari FF Hatchback, Body by Pininfarina-Ferrari; S/N ZFF73SKA5C0183859; Black/Black leather, White stitching; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,200 – Carbon fiber brakes, yellow calipers, carbon fiber interior trim, parking sensors and cameras, CD changer, SF shields, Ferrari alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. – 29,415 miles, a few nose chips and right headlight cover that is starting to craze. The interior is lightly used and has the usual scuffed driver’s seat back bolster, The paint has expected light polishing scuffs, All in all, better than might be expected for the miles. – The Ferrari for someone who lives where it snows (all-wheel drive), has dogs (hatchback) and kids with short legs (“four” seats). A BMW Z3 M Coupe on steroids and not particularly cherished by Ferrari buyers, or anyone else for that matter despite 660hp and a paddle shift 7-speed transmission. Right at home with a ski rack on the roof at Val d’Isere or Aspen but probably nowhere else.

Lot # 1474 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A9K0080671; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – Chrome Ronal modular wheels, Kumho tires, red calipers, air conditioning, SF shields, factory wheels included. – Engine out serviced last year, Factory wheels included, Thin wheel chrome, good interior worn as expected for the 9,421 miles which are represented to be from new. With the exception of some stone chips on the front bumper the paint is unblemished. – The most expensive Testarossa in Scottsdale, but not by enough to reset any expectations, this is an attractive mostly original example that has been pampered and maintained to high standards giving the bidders some confidence in the underlying value and quality. The wheels and tires are a bit “Orange County” but the new owner has the factory wheels to put back where they belong.

Lot #731 1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer Sport Utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N 1FMEU15H8SLA75749; Black, Bronze/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700 – 351/210hp, automatic, All Terrain T/A tires, car phone, CD player. – From the Paul Walker collection. Good paint. The brightwork and plastic trim are all like new. The engine compartment shows minor use and the interior has almost no wear. A very good example of a late Bronco showing 32,808 miles which are represented to be from new, although it looks less used than that. – Eddie Bauer may be stitched into the seats, but Paul Walker is the important name here. While the premium added by his ownership wasn’t as massive as it was for some of the other cars in this collection, this price is still two to three times what another Bronco with this equipment and condition would normally bring including at Auctions America’s Burbank auction in 2013 where it sold for $19,250.

Lot #427 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Regular Cab Pickup; S/N 2FTZF07361CA89542; Silver/Black, Gray; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900 – 330/380hp, automatic, tonneau cover, air conditioning. – The exterior finish is like new. Underneath there is minor oxidation beginning on exposed metal components. The interior appears unused. Essentially a new truck with 1,837 miles. – At $42,900 this Lightning isn’t quite worth more than its $47,000 base price when new, adjusted for inflation. Even so, it’s absolute top-dollar for where Lightning prices are at the moment and it deserved to be.

Lot #994 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop; S/N D7KW176203; Raven Black/Black, White; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $46,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $50,600 – 312ci/245hp, automatic, power steering, chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, dual side mirrors, and AM radio. – Older but still very good paint with a few imperfect edges and a small scratch on the nose of the car. Very good interior. Aged but still showable engine compartment with a few paint chips and light surface rust. Delamination on the windows. An older restoration showing its age. – Given the complications with all the motors and relays that have to work in unison on a Skyliner’s hardtop mechanism, plenty of them end up like this – not bad but imperfect. The bidders didn’t get carried away here but did afford it a few more bids here than they did in Indy last year, when it sold for a more realistic $40,700.

Lot # 1364 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 4F41K167181; Wimbledon White/Champagne; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – 427/425hp dual quads, 4-speed, bucket seats, floor shift, Torque Thrust wheels, full interior, dashtop tach. – Excellent restoration with no corners cut. The body and paint are likely better than new. The engine compartment is very clean as is the underbody, and the interior has no real wear to speak of. A fantastic looking Thunderbolt and the real thing, one of 100 built. Originally an automatic, converted during its early drag racing life to the present 4-speed. – Thunderbolts are legendary cars, so legendary and rare that they have been faked, a fate that has not afflicted this one. The restoration is truly exceptional and the price is reasonable.

Lot #512.1 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Sunliner Convertible; S/N 3U69G128194; Rangoon Red/Red; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 – 406ci/405hp, three deuces intake, 4-speed manual, bucket seats, center console, power convertible top, added air conditioning, aftermarket wheels. – From the Sam Pack collection. Very good paint with a few rock chips. Imperfect but still presentable brightwork. Good lightly aged interior with scratched seat backs. Adequate engine compartment with some chipped paint and light surface rust. An attention-grabbing, fast driver. – Sold for $40,810 at Branson Spring 2006 and for $48,760 Mecum Monterey 2010. This is a simply marvelous combination of convertible style and bodacious drivetrain. While no one represents this as the original engine its configuration matches the VIN coding and bidders can be excused for paying a bit too much for such a prize. No harm, no foul and both the seller and the buyer should be pleased with the money and with the car it bought.

Lot #814.1 1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Coupe 3-window; S/N 182501409; Armory Green/Beige cloth; Older restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $71,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $78,100 – Steel wheels, hubcaps, bias ply blackwall tires, opening windshield, enclosed rear-mounted spare, rumble seat, – Excellent paint, chrome and upholstery, The chassis shows some age and paint loss but overall this is an outstanding Ford with a spotless engine compartment, Early Ford V-8 Dearborn Award winner judged 997 points from the Sam Pack Collection. – Sold at Worldwide’s Houston auction in 2012 with just 5 more miles on the odometer since then and fastidiously maintained in pristine condition, it’s as good now as it was eight years ago and brought a wonderful price. It’s a wonderful Ford even if the top doesn’t go down.

Lot #402.1 1987 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Convertible; S/N 1FABP45E1HF197940; Dark Gray, Light Gray/Gray leather; Black vinyl top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 302/225hp, alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires, 5-speed, luggage rack, factory cassette stereo, power windows, air conditioning. – Single family ownership and 2,742 believable miles. But even though nobody ever drove it, the family didn’t neglect it. The paint looks phenomenal and the top looks like it has never been down. Other than very light wrinkling on the driver’s seat, the interior looks fantastic. Well optioned and an essentially like new Fox-body convertible. That odometer will probably never tick past 3,000 miles. – This is an over the top result for a standard 5.0 GT but not extreme given the level of preservation. If we’re talking finances, though, the family would have been better off selling this car 30 years ago, putting the money into an IRA or mutual funds, and forgetting about storage for their Mustang.

Lot # 1093 1993 Ford Mustang 5.0 SVT Cobra R Hatchback; S/N 1FACP42D0PF169237; Vibrant Red/Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 1- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 302/230hp, 5-speed, limited slip – The 55th of 107 built. In as delivered condition with window stickers still affixed and chalk marks on the windows. The interior still has bags on the seats. A like new car represented with 320 miles. – Just as clean and just as like-new as Lot 1073.1, but represented with 287 more miles and sold for $22,000 less. So few miles, so much less money, a $76.55/mile discount and still expensive for what it is.

Lot # 1073.1 1993 Ford Mustang 5.0 SVT Cobra R Hatchback; S/N 1FACP42D4PF169175; Vibrant Red/Gray cloth; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000 – Deluxe Marti report. With factory documents – Like new on the outside. The interior still has plastic on the seats. Some oxidation underneath on exposed metal pieces. A like new car with no use. – This is a staggering amount of money for a Fox-body Mustang, even a rare one-of-107 SVT Cobra R. It’s not the first time this has happened as other still-in-the-wrapper Cobra Rs have brought six-figures at auction over the past few years, but this is the most expensive of them.

Lot # 1391 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 9F02Z198759; White/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $295,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $324,500 – 429ci/375hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, Magnum 500 wheels, AM pushbutton radio. – Very good paint. Very good exterior brightwork. Detailed engine compartment. Very good interior that is original and too good to be restored. An exceptionally restored matching numbers Boss 429 represented to have 21,404 miles from new. It has received gold awards at the Mid America Concours in Tulsa Oklahoma, and the Trailered Concours Class at Mustang Oklahoma. – One of three Boss 429s at Barrett-Jackson this year, this car was the best and predictably sold for the most money at a top-of-the-market number (Lot 1410 brought $286,000 and Lot 1369 brought $225,500). Way back in 1998, the same car sold here for just $32,550 fresh from restoration when it had 21,049 miles on its odometer. In that time Boss Nines have gone from being considered to be nose-heavy oddities to being highly valued collector cars, but this is expensive.

Lot # 1410 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 0F02Z116335; Grabber Blue/White; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000 – 429/375hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, Magnum 500 wheels, Polyglas GT tires, AM radio, Marti report. – Excellent mirror like paint. Detailed engine compartment. Very good chrome and interior. Fully and freshly restored Boss 429 with no corners cut and represented as the original engine. – This is a surprisingly modest price that may have more to do with this being the last of three Boss Nines to cross the B-J block today and the Boss Nine buyers were worn out. In any event it is an apparently flawless example and a very good deal for its new owner, the least expensive of the three Boss Nines.

Lot #969 1969 Ford Mustang GT 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 9F02R113755; Candy Apple Red, Black hood/White vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100 – 428ci/335hp Ram Air Cobra Jet, automatic, power brakes, power steering, shaker hood, body color mirrors, Radial T/A tires, bucket seats, AM radio. – Very good paint, interior, and engine compartment. A freshly restored R-code Mustang GT. – A desirable engine but one without any representation of the originality of its components and the bidders handicapped it appropriately while also recognizing the quality of its restoration.

Lot #756.1 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N E7FH152026; Thunderbird Bronze, Thunderbird Bronze hardtop/Bronze; White top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – 312ci/270hp with dual quads, automatic, power brakes, chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, Town and Country radio, fender skirts, porthole hardtop, soft top. – Good paint, but there are many rock ships on the nose. Good exterior brightwork but the grille surround and rear window trim are out of alignment. Neat and tidy engine compartment. Very good interior but there are a few paint chips on the steering wheel, and light waviness on the passenger’s side of the dashboard. Not represented as matching numbers. An older but still very good restoration. – This car sold at Mecum Indy in 2013 for $75,970 and here at B-J in 2015 for $88,000. The difference in results isn’t so much down to a deterioration of the car’s condition or to any great change in the first gen T-Bird market as it is down to bidder tastes. There is no set discount for this car’s presumably replacement block, so in a no reserve auction setting like this it is up to the bidders to determine what that discount should be. For reference, a factory E-Code car in this condition would command close to six figures making this a sound and opportunistic buy.

Lot #401.1 1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe; S/N 1FAPP64R7LH175086; Black, Silver/Black, Gray leather; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 – 3.8L supercharged V6, black wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires, cassette stereo, power driver’s seat, 35th Anniversary package, original window sticker and invoice. – Just 39 miles and plastic on the seats. An unwrapped supercharged Thunderbird, which is about as interesting/cool as the T-Bird got in the `90s. – This car already sold here last year for $29,700, which does take a little bit away from the factory-fresh mystique of a car with delivery miles and still-in-the-wrapper seats and explains the lower amount this time around. It’s still a strong results for a 1990 Thunderbird, although people have certainly paid crazier prices for Fox-body Mustangs in similar shape.

Lot # 1077.1 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 679067; Birch Grey/Dark Red leather; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – Steel wheels, hubcaps, skirts, fender mirrors, bias ply whitewalls – Formerly owned by Shirley Muldowney. She apparently took her driving test in it. 99.98 JCNA judged and preservation award winner. Restored. Lightly scratched rear window glass. Very good paint. Very clean restored chassis and engine bay. Straight bodywork. Excellent interior. A gorgeous car with show credentials to back it up but starting to show some age and with a bad clutch. Sam Pack Collection. – Sold by Worldwide here at Scottsdale in 2017 for $88,000 the consignor honestly noted the clutch issue and the bidders reserved judgment. It has added only seven miles to the odometer in the past three years and there is plenty of room at this price for replacing the clutch.

Lot # 1077 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drophead Coupe; S/N S677988; Red/Biscuit leather; Fawn cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000 – Chrome wire wheels, bias ply whitewall tires, Lucas tri-bar headlights, driving and fog light. – Excellent older paint, chrome, interior and top, Impressive interior wood trim, The underbody and engine compartment were restored like new and a 2013 JCNA winner now a little dusty with some oily mist on the engine block. Sam Pack Collection. – Seriously beautifully presented with limited evidence of age or use since its restoration, this is a generous price for a quality XK 120 Drophead, but fully deserved.

Lot # 1390.1 1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 880192; Opalescent Grey, Opalescent Grey hardtop/Black leather; Black cloth top; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – Two tops, chrome wire wheels, Michelin X tires, AM-FM, woodrim steering wheel, grille and trunk guards, JDHT certificate. – Good paint and replaced upholstery, Worn original console leather, Thin, scratched front bumper and headlight cover bezel chrome. Very good restored underbody, dash and gauges. 29,970 miles and two owners from new. Sam Pack Collection. – Sold by Gooding at Amelia in 2015 for $143,000 from the original owners family and given meticulous attention to its cosmetics and preservation since then, substantially improving its presentation and, similarly, its value.

Lot # 1000.1 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Station Wagon 4×4; S/N 1J4GS5871KP112527; White, Woodgrain/Brown leather with cloth inserts; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 360/144hp, automatic, air conditioning, roof rack, towing package, includes the never installed trailer wiring harness and tool kit. – A time-warp Grand Wagoneer showing 7,692 claimed original miles. Like new finish inside and out. Hardly driven and appears as if it just left the lot in 1989, but also has fresh fluids and new tires so it can be driven with confidence. – If someone wanted to actually drive a Grand Wagoneer, however, they wouldn’t have spent this kind of insane money. Even the fully restored ones done by specialists Wagonmaster down in Texas command less. This auction result was excessive, surprising, probably unrepeatable, but highly entertaining to watch.

Lot #432.1 1953 Kaiser Dragon 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 001849; Stardust Ivory, Black vinyl roof/Black, Gray; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300 – Wire wheels, Goodyear wide whitewalls, amber fog lights, dash clock, factory AM radio, heater, power steering, spotlight. – Slightly dull older paint and chrome. The roof vinyl is tired and a little dirty. Slightly uneven panel gaps. Good interior. Older tires. Light restoration work underneath. A rare and interesting car in any condition, and very cool at least for people into obscure domestic luxury cars. It’s condition isn’t particularly impressive, but it’s a solid enough example. – Dragons were expensive cars when they were new, but today orphan brands like Kaiser, Hudson and others don’t command top dollar and the Dragon offers a lot of personality per dollar, as well as a ton of quirky 1950s design features like its “Bambu” vinyl top, gold-plated badges and windshield line that looks like a widow’s peak. The new owner of this one will get to enjoy those features fully, as well as take some satisfaction in having paid a modest but fair price for it. In 1999 this Dragon was sold here at B-J for $20,000 and it appears to have added almost 20,000 miles to its odometer since then.

Lot # 1450 1963 Kuzma Offenhauser Indy roadster; S/N Engine No. 204; Engine # 204; White, Blue “Jim Robbins Seat Belt”/Red leatherette; Competition restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – 255 Offenhauser, fuel injection, 2-speed box, 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, Halibrand centerlock 16-18 inch alloy wheels, torsion bar suspension. – Radical laydown roadster with its cylinders horizontal and placed outside the frame on the left side. Chromed suspension, Excellent paint, worn original upholstery, Clean and orderly with limited signs of use and appears to be nearly race-ready. Finished 12th at Indy in 1963 driven by Troy Ruttman, later converted to a Super Modified and restored by Jim Mann in 2008. Represented as the original chassis, suspension, brakes, interior, dash, steering wheel and gauges. Engine rebuilt in 2017. – A technically interesting car from the final days of the roadster era at Indy and seemingly in excellent condition. It would be rewarding to see it fully checked for safety and performance then turned loose for some laps.

Lot # 1144.1 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N ZA9J00000ELA12127; Rosso Siviglio/Black leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $57,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $62,700 – Air conditioning, CD stereo, power windows and outside mirror. – Good paint overall with a scuff on the front bumper and a big scratch on the engine cover. Front bumper is also ever so slightly crooked and has some drips from a repaint. Chip with touch up paint above right rear wheel. Very good, lightly worn interior. Presentable, neat example of one of Lamborghini’s underappreciated entry level cars. – Sold for $52,250 at Auburn Fall 2014, then $74,800 at Russo and Steele Scottsdale in 2015, this is a modest little Lambo with daring design and good performance. It’s also expensive for its condition even $12,000 below what it (reportedly) brought five years ago.

Lot #553.1 2007 Lotus Elise Convertible; S/N SCCPC111X7HL32685; Orange/Black; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – Clear bra on the nose, air conditioning, power windows, CD stereo. – A lovely Elise, finished in appropriately eye-catching orange, equipped with some good options, and represented with 19,327 believable miles. A few small chips on the nose and a small but deep curb scrape on the right rear rim of the wheel. Very good interior, what there is of one at least. Lightly used and still tons of fun. – What Elises lack in comfort and cargo space they make up for in fun. Their analog driving experience is a more and more rare sight among today’s performance cars so they’re likely to be quite collectible in the future, but they’re not quite there yet. The current going rate for a good one is somewhere in the high 20s to the high 30s, depending on condition and mileage of course. This one sold for $38,500 at Palm Beach last year, which seems on the high side while this price is about right.

Lot #730 2009 Nissan 370Z Fast Five Coupe; S/N JN1AZ44E19M403887; Silver, Teal wheels/Black; Original, modified for competition or performance, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $96,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $105,600 – Rear wing, custom wheels, aftermarket steering wheel. – This looks like the kind of car bought on Craigslist, but it’s at Barrett-Jackson because it appeared in the film “Fast Five” and comes out of the Paul Walker collection. It has good paint overall with a scuff on the front bumper by the driver’s side wheel. The mechanicals and interior do not show excessive wear. Not a hero car from the film but interesting nevertheless and owned by Paul Walker, which makes it special. – Even though it has only 3,092 miles, this wouldn’t even be a $20,000 car without the movie and Paul Walker connections, the latter of which counted for a ton of money on almost every single lot out of that collection. Whether the Paul Walker connection contributes long term value is open to question, especially at this fantastic premium.

Lot #730.1 1989 Nissan Skyline Custom Coupe; S/N 2BG51214232010127; Gun Grey Metallic/Black; Original, modified for competition or performance, 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $91,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $100,100 – RHD. NISMO front bumper, aftermarket brakes, Enkei RPF1 wheels, stripped interior with roll cage and fire system. – From the Paul Walker collection and sold on a bill of sale. The front bumper has major cracks in the paint and apparent impact damage. The passenger’s door appears to have been hit as well. The deck lid has been converted to quick release and the wing removed. Driven hard in the past (like many R32 Skylines) and shows apparent damage from competition use. – It didn’t matter to the bidders in the seats in Scottsdale that this car is beat up or that it doesn’t have a title. The Paul Walker premium encouraged them to give the car well over three times what a “normal” R32 GT-R in this condition would ordinarily sell for.

Lot # 1546.1 1968 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday; S/N 344878Z109935; Provincial White, Black/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100 – 400/325hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, power steering, power front disc brakes, Super Stock wheels, red line tires, AM radio. – Decent paint with a few chips, imperfect edges, masking errors, and swirls. Mostly good brightwork, but the windshield and window trim have dings, many scratches and faint pitting. Good interior with exception of lightly pitted brightwork. Adequate engine compartment with an added Holley intake manifold. Restored well enough for casual driving. – While this is far from a prime example of a ’68 4-4-2 it is as good a car as its price here gives it credit for. This result is fair to both the buyer and the seller, particularly without any representation of the driveline’s originality and the questions raised by the intake modification.

Lot #439 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344679M381405; Meadow Green/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800 – 400ci/350hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, power convertible top, Wide Oval tires. – Good, smooth paint but there are chipped edges. Detailed engine compartment. Good interior but there is dull and faintly pitted interior brightwork. Most of the exterior brightwork is very good, but there a few dings and some scratches. There is a small hole in the otherwise good top. Well restored, but aging. – This car sold for $27,500 at Mecum Monterey in 2015 and sold here three years ago for $38,500. Its restoration is only getting older and the result here is modest but fair especially considering the uninspiring drivetrain.

Lot #743 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344670M102865; Sebring Yellow, Black/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000 – 455ci/365hp, automatic, W-25 ram air system, 3.23 limited slip, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power convertible top, deluxe interior, center console, Polyglas tires, AM radio. – Very good paint and exterior brightwork. Like new convertible top. Very good interior but the driver’s seat has wavy piping with a few abrasions and many small but deep cracks. Well restored and detailed engine compartment. A highly optioned and well restored 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 convertible. The only signs of age are exactly where they should be, on the driver’s seat. – Sold here last year for $62,700, the same result it brought at B-J’s Palm Beach auction in 2014. Last year’s result was a good value which this year’s transaction completely reverses. This much could have bought a freshly restored example, even with this car’s bright special order color.

Lot #446.1 1971 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 344871Z104232; Viking Blue, White stripes/Black vinyl; Facsimile restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 – 455ci/370hp, automatic, His’n’Hers shifter, Ram Air hood, factory air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, deluxe interior, Strato buckets, center console, SSI wheels, Cooper tires. – W-30 clone. Good paint other than a few chips and cracks on the rear. Tidy engine bay with a pool of oil on the intake. Scratched windshield frame. Aged interior with missing buttons on the driver’s seat upholstery and a crack in the center console. Dull and scratched interior brightwork. A casual driver. – Sold at B-J’s Las Vegas auction in 2014 for $60,500. The excitement over 4-4-2s has diminished in recent years and this car is aging, both factors in the price it brought here.

Lot # 1305.1 1971 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 344671M229605; Black/Black vinyl; Black top; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000 – 455ci/340hp, 4-speed, 3.42 Limited Slip axle, factory air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, W-25, Strato buckets, Super Stock wheels, Wide Oval tires, AM/FM pushbutton radio, Sport steering wheel, console.. – Very good paint with a few light scratches, small blemishes and a chip on the driver’s side door. Very good exterior brightwork with a few light scratches. Very good interior. A relatively fresh body-off restoration that is mostly gorgeous. Represented as the original engine. – Sold here in 2016 for $203,500, this is a lavishly equipped 4-4-2 convertible with air conditioning, restored to high standards and standing out among its contemporaries. It would have been a good value at a hammer bid of $90,000 but at this price it is expensive by a margin that’s not negligible. This is W-30 money.

Lot # 1441 1971 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible; S/N 344671M171956; Silver, Black stripes/Black; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $78,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,800 – W-30 455/350hp, automatic, limited slip, cruise control, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, body color SS II wheels with Firestone Wide Oval tires, bucket seats, console, Hurst dual gate shifter, AM/FM radio, 8-track player. Fully documented car including Protect-O-Plate. – Good paint. The door gaps at the fender need to be adjusted for consistency. The convertible top fits tightly. The side glass is scratched on the driver’s side and the trim around the convertible top is faded in finish. The engine compartment is clean and shows moderate use, as does the underbody. The interior presents well and does not show excessive wear. A decent older restoration with moderate use. – Reportedly sold by Russo and Steele at Scottsdale in 2012 for $132,000, no-saled at Mecum Monterey seven months later at a reported bid of $115,000 and sold again at Mecum Indy in 2013 for $155,150. In the seven years since then it has covered a couple hundred miles but been maintained consistently. 4-4-2s have gone through a market cycle, but nowhere close to this much and this just represents a very good value for the new owner.

Lot #529.1 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-32 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 344779M393893; Glade Green, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600 – 400ci/360hp, automatic, power brakes, power steering, Strato buckets, His and Hers shifter, Hurst wheels, red line tires. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Only 25 miles since the restoration, includes GM of Canada paperwork. Fresh and gorgeous. – Offered without an engine originality representation and W-32 bits are easy to find, but even at that this result is an outstanding value and small reward for the restoration work and expense.

Lot # 1259 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible; S/N 3J67X2M235892; Flame Orange Metallic, Black stripes/Black; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000 – W-30 455/300hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, body color SS II wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires, bucket seats, console, Hurst Dual Gate shifter, AM/FM radio with 8-track player, build sheets documented. – The paint has some small cracks in front of the left hood scoop. The finish is dulled from improper paint care. The top has wrinkles from being stored down. The hood alignment needs to be adjusted at the windshield as the trim sits high of the fender and the door gaps at the fender need adjustment for consistency. The engine compartment shows only modest use as does the underbody. The interior is has no major indications of use. A car that appears to have spent more time in storage being wiped down with a rough towel than being driven. A professional paint detail and panel adjustment would do this car wonders. – This car sold here in 2014 for $99,000, which seems like a more realistic number than this price, which would ordinarily buy a fresher or earlier car, or one with a 4-speed.

Lot # 1536.1 1951 Packard 250 Convertible; S/N J417021; Blue/Red; Tan top; Older restoration, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000 – 327ci/150hp, automatic, air conditioning, full wheel covers, whitewall tires, Continental kit. – Decent paint with many small chips as well as a patch of blisters on the rear quarter. Decent but scratched exterior brightwork. Aged cloth top. The engine bay shows many paint chips and some surface rust. Aged but still usable interior. Represented as restored, but it’s a tired car. – This much money should have bought at least two of these, even taking into account the rare air conditioning, or it should have bought the very best one in the world. Occasionally things like this happen at big auctions with cars that are out of character, there’s an active bidder bar oiling up the bidders and there’s plenty of money. Something unusual shows up on Sunday, catches the eyes of two well-lubricated bidders who know nothing about Packards and it becomes a contest in which the successful bidder is not the winner. This is one such case.

Lot # 1596 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible; S/N 26782583; Polaris Blue/Blue, White; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 327ci/180hp L8, automatic, power brakes, power steering, wire wheels, whitewall tires, Continental kit, AM radio. – Mostly good paint that covers the car well but there chipped edges. Scratched exterior brightwork. Very good interior with exception of cracked paint on the steering wheel. Showable engine compartment. Restored in the 1990s and wears AACA first prize from 1993. – Caribbeans are magnificent cars, but they are also magnificently expensive to restore, and high-dollar postwar American cars in general are struggling to sell unless they’re perfect examples. This one is solid but a little tired, and its sale prices are soft. It brought $52,640 when it sold out of the Guyton collection last year and even less this time around.

Lot #991 1958 Packard Hawk 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 58L51241; Mountain Blue/Tan leather; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300 – Supercharged 289/275hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, wheel covers, antenna, bench seat, column shift, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – Rare one year only Hawk, which is a Studebaker underneath. One of 588 built. AACA National First in 2001 and some other concours awards in the early 2000s. The chrome is looking a little tired but the paint is still fantastic. The doors stick out a bit at the bottom. The interior still looks excellent. Nearly spotless underneath. Its show days are behind it, at least at the high profile level, but this is still a very clean and well looked after car that wears its older restoration well. – Packard Hawks are rare and fast, but they also come from a period that many Packard fans would rather forget and they aren’t worth a ton of money. This one’s completeness and quality nevertheless represented an opportunity that at least two bidders recognized, and it brought a strong price.

Lot # 1359.1 1934 Pierce-Arrow 840-A Silver Arrow Coupe; S/N 2580180; Cream, Light Grey accent/Grey broadcloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 – 385 cid/140hp inline eight, 3-speed, red steel spoke wheels, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, skirts, heater, – Excellent paint, chrome, upholstery and interior wood trim. The engine, chassis and frame were restored like new but now have been driven and have oily residue, Good panel fits and seals except that both doors don’t close flush or evenly, – The cataloged chassis number, 258010, is inconsistent with other 1934 Pierce-Arrow 840s which have 7-character numbers. If this is, as suspected, 2580180, it’s been seen many times before in the same livery and with mileage consistent with the 44,552 on its odometer here: Barrett-Jackson sold this car at WestWorld in 2005 for $108,000; it was bid to $120,000 at RM Meadow Brook seven months later showing 44,458 miles; passed at Gooding’s Palm Beach auction in January 2006 on a reported bid of $90,000, then sold at RM’s Boca Raton auction a month later for $98,975 (44,462 miles); and sold at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2013 for $258,500 (44,514 miles). It has been driven but little and the quality of its 90’s restoration is manifested in its continued high quality condition and presentation. The variability in its auction results over the years is notable, particularly here at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld where its size, stature and striking color stand out from the surrounding muscle and sports cars and the plethora of customs, hot rods and restomods. Fortunately, at this price it runs little risk of having the 140hp straight eight pulled out and replaced by an LS drivetrain, but it deserves to find a good and consistent home where it will be driven and shown as the styling and design milestone that it is from near the end of Pierce-Arrow’s reign as one of America’s premier luxury marques.

Lot # 1041.1 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23V1B353577; Blue, Black vinyl roof/Blue vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – 440ci/390hp Six Barrel, shaker hood, automatic, power brakes, power steering, Rallye gauges, Rallye wheels, Radial T/A tires, color-keyed mirrors, shaker hood, rear window slats, broadcast sheet documented. – Very good smooth paint with some edge chips and imperfections as well as a crack on the rear bumper. There are a few scratches in the otherwise good exterior brightwork. Very good interior. Good but imperfect vinyl roof with a few light abrasions and small bubbles. The engine compartment is neat and tidy but there are a few paint chips. Restored 10 years ago and aside from a few imperfections it is still very much presentable. – This result is better suited to a fresher restoration, even with this car’s Six Barrel engine, but it isn’t so generous that it should be considered expensive, just full retail price.

Lot #760.1 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23J0B292416; Yellow Twist, Black/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $95,700 – 340ci/290hp Six Pack, 4-speed, 3.55 Sure-Grip, power brakes, Rallye wheels, Polyglas tires, pistol grip shifter, side exhaust, AM radio. – Very good paint, brightwork and engine bay. Very good interior. Represented as matching numbers. Fully restored, and used lightly enough to have no major needs. – 1970 was the most popular year for both Chrysler E-Body models, the Barracuda and the Challenger, but the racy AAR Cudas are still rare with less than 3,000 built. This one sold at RM Monterey in 2009 for $57,750, which was even then a modest number, then sold here in 2010 for $91,840. It’s added 69 miles to the odometer in the last decade. The result in 2020 is on the expensive side, but it bought a great car in a High Impact color, and colors can make a big difference to Mopar fans.

Lot # 1370.1 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23V0A180656; Limelight Green, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $285,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $313,500 – 440ci/390hp Six Barrel, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, Tic-Toc-Tac, Rallye wheels, AM radio, 8-track stereo, broadcast sheet documented. – Represented as 48,271 miles from new. Very good but imperfect paint with small blemishes and blisters, and a chip at the edge of the hood. Good exterior brightwork that has some scratches and faint pitting on the side mirror. Very good interior. Very good vinyl roof cover. There are few paint chips on the otherwise good engine compartment. Represented with a matching numbers drivetrain, and in near excellent condition despite minor paint and brightwork imperfections. – There were seven Superbirds and a lone Dodge Charger Daytona in Scottsdale this year at Barrett-Jackson alone, though none of them were Hemis. Most sold reasonably well but the serious money waited for this car, and it brought over 100 grand more than the next most expensive Superbird here. Its High Impact color and 4-speed explain a lot of the money, but not all of it. It’s a very expensive car at this price.

Lot # 1370 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23V0A172597; Lemon Twist, Black vinyl roof/White vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000 – 440ci/390hp Six Barrel, 4-speed, Hurst pistol grip shifter, Rallye wheels, power brakes, power steering, Polyglas tires, AM radio. – Represented as matching numbers. Very good paint and brightwork. Very good interior. Chipped paint in the otherwise good engine compartment. This 1970 Plymouth Superbird has an older but well-maintained restoration. – This is a chunk of change but it bought a V-Code 4-speed Superbird that more than deserves this much money. In fact, it could have brought a little more without being excessive.

Lot # 1352 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23U0A174602; Limelight Green, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000 – 440ci/375hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, AM pushbutton radio. – Very good paint with exception of a crack on the front clip, and overspray on the vinyl roof cover. Detailed engine compartment but there are a few small paint chips on the driver’s side valve cover. Good but flawed exterior brightwork with areas that are lightly tarnished and scratched. The vinyl roof cover is separating from the rear window trim, and has multiple areas with overspray. Very good interior. Represented as matching numbers but little other history. – Reported sold at Russo and Steele Scottsdale in 2008 for $154,000, this Superbird’s restoration is starting to deteriorate but it still brought a healthy price. The High Impact color and 4-speed are valuable attributes in its favor.

Lot # 1044 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 223379N110478; Cameo White, Blue stripes/Blue vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500 – 400ci/335hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, 3.55 Safe-T-Track, power brakes, power steering, Rally II wheels, Polyglas tires, bucket seats with headrests, AM/radio. – Represented as matching numbers and with PHS paperwork. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Detailed engine bay. A fresh, gorgeous body-off restoration done to like-new standards. – An impeccable Trans Am, reassuringly documented and impressively equipped. It’s impossible to argue with this result and another $10-15,000 wouldn’t have made a difference.

Lot # 1088 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 223379N106363; White, Blue/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $80,300 – 400ci/335 Ram Air III, automatic, power steering, power brakes, bucket seats with headrests, AM/FM pushbutton radio. – Represented as matching numbers. Good but imperfect paint with a few edge chips and cracks. Very good interior. Aged engine compartment with many chips and torn air cleaner foam. Very good exterior brightwork. Never restored but got attention when necessary, and in driver condition. – This is a confusing car, describing it as “its correct drivetrain” but then adding “Matching-numbers and most of the body is original” as well as “All casting numbers are correct.” The bidders weren’t buying its matching-numbers and gave it a five-figure discount for a muddled description.

Lot # 1157 1967 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242177G128181; Regimental Red, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800 – 400/360hp Ram Air, 4-speed, 4.33 Safe-T-Track differential, power brakes and steering, tubular headers added, hood tach, Rally wheels with red line tires, bucket seats, console with mounted vacuum gauge, AM radio, sport steering wheel, headrest seats, Rally clock. PHS documented Ram Air. – Represented as matching numbers engine and transmission. Lightly swirled paint. The stainless trim is faded and needs polishing. The engine compartment is dull although not dirty, and improper components have been used such as tubular headers, braided flexible brake lines and an Optima battery. The foam seal to the air pan is also loose and ill fitting. The underbody is a continuation of the same theme, clean but dull. The aftermarket exhaust hangs lower than it should. The interior is sorted but unremarkable. Not the caliber of car that deserves the level of indifference to originality the owner has given it. – It’s impossible to critique the equipment on this GTO which is lavish and something 1967 buyers could only have dreamed of owning, but its presentation devalues the inherent character of the car. The bidders compromised the equipment with the condition to arrive at this reasonable result. The car has better potential.

Lot # 1440 1968 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242378P142080; Blue/Black; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – Royal Pontiac installed 428/425hp engine, custom fit headers, Ram Air hood, American Racing wheels, bucket seats, AM radio, 8-track player. Tuned and occasionally raced by Arnie “the farmer” Beswick, featured in “Popular Hot Rodding.” – Good paint overall. The hood sits high at the front. The mechanicals and underbody are restored and show signs of some use. The seats appear to be reupholstered. The finish of the steering wheel and dash panel appear original. A highly interesting piece of Royal Pontiac history with a close connection to Arnie Beswick to boot. – Reported sold at Mecum Kissimmee in 2017 for $198,000 and suffered an ignominious fate here at WestWorld for reasons known only to the underbidder who declined to go any higher. This is an historic, fast, attractive car with a competent older restoration. It might not be worth nearly $200,000 any more, but it is worth over $100,000 and an exceptional value at this price.

Lot # 1040 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242670P139764; Red/Red; White top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $80,300 – 455/360hp, 4-speed, power front disc brakes, power steering, Rally II wheels, Strato buckets, center console, Rally gauge, hood tach. – Very good fresh-looking paint, chrome and interior. Comes with PHS documentation and partial original build sheet. – This car sold in solid but unrestored condition for $45,100 at Kissimmee in 2017. It’s unclear if the seller recouped all the restoration costs here, but that was a fair price paid three years ago and this was a spot-on result for a freshly restored GTO 4-speed convertible in 2020.

Lot #989 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379G127252; Carousel Red, Judge graphics/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500 – 400ci/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, hood tach, Rally II wheels, AM/FM pushbutton radio, factory build sheet, window sticker, owner’s manual and PHS documented.. – Swirls, microblisters, and a few touched up hood edges on the otherwise very good paint. Very good exterior brightwork with a few light scratches. Very good interior. Represented to be the matching numbers engine in a clean and tidy engine compartment with a few small paint chips on the engine. This 1969 Pontiac GTO has added Vintage Air, an alternator and an upgraded radiator fitted during a full restoration that is starting to show its age a bit. – A modest price for a quality car, as long as the documentation says it started life as a Judge. The bidders here balanced the upgrades with the car’s inherent desirability and in the end came home with a solid value.

Lot # 1299.1 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379B167824; Carousel Red, Judge graphics/Parchment Pearl vinyl; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $93,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $102,300 – 400/370hp Ram Air IV, 4-speed, T-handle Hurst shifter, 4.33 Safe-T-Track differential, Rally II wheels, bucket seats, AM radio. – Excellent paint and body. The engine compartment is correctly finished down to the last detail. The underbody is immaculate as well. The interior is excellent and has no real use. An exquisite Judge with the only deductions coming from a non-original block but numbers-matching transmission. GM Canada documented. – This is another over-the-top restoration description of 289 words with serious obfuscation. There’s no representation of the originality of the engine although the transmission is claimed to be original. The rear axle is “correct ‘nodular iron N case'”. Is this a restored car or a Resto-Mod? The bidders discerned the difference and weren’t fooled by the verbiage. It’s a magnificent car, it’s just not what it wants to be.

Lot # 1137.1 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242370P182366; Orbit Orange, Judge graphics/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,200 – 400/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, power steering and brakes, Rally II wheels with Firestone Wide Oval tires, hood tach, bucket seats and console, AM radio, Sport steering wheel, includes dealer invoice and Protect-O-Plate. – Represented as original matching numbers engine and transmission. Generally good paint with some cracks on the Endura bumper and the color on the hood tach is slightly off. The engine compartment and the underbody have been restored, but show some use and light oxidation in areas. The interior presents well. A good older restoration with expected usage showing. – The car card description of this GTO Judge devoted 234 words to describing in intricate and flamboyant detail the extent of its restoration like ” The Ram Air III engine has been carefully restored to like-new condition. With the engine out of the car, it was sent out and completely rebuilt. The Ram Air III block (code WS) was honed and new pistons, rings and bearings installed. The crank was checked and lightly refinished. The cylinder heads were checked and given a fresh valve job, along with new valves and valve springs. Everything was reassembled and the entire engine assembly was given a coat of the correct Pontiac silver-blue engine paint.” If you’re restoring a car isn’t this level of detail a given? Effusive descriptions of restoration detail are often obfuscation for the important bits, like piling on a mountain of whipped cream to disguise there is only one scoop of ice milk in something called an “ice cream soda”. Apparently that had an effect on the WestWorld bidders who assumed there was ice milk in this confection. It sold for $74,200 at Mecum Indy in 2012, then an eye-opening $125,400 at B-J Northeast in 2016 before returning to earth here with this rational price.

Lot # 1070.1 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 242670P255726; Atoll Blue, Judge graphics/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500 – 400ci/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, Strato buckets, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, power brakes, power steering, Hurst T-handle shifter, PHS documented. – Represented as matching numbers. Very good smooth paint but there are cracks on the bumper and microblisters on the rear quarters. Detailed engine compartment. Very good interior. A 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible in near excellent condition. – Sold at Worldwide Fall Auburn in 2013 for $214,500 and has added 105 miles to the odometer since then. It sold for $126,500 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2016. This is one of several transactions at B-J this year that add up to a major shift in the values of GTOs, long neglected and modestly priced by collectors. The result is well beyond anything seen recently and is cause for a major re-thinking of GTO Judge convertible pricing.

 

Lot # 1280.1 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 242670P142990; Black, Judge graphics/Black vinyl; Black top; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500 – 400ci/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, Safe-T-Trak, power brakes, power windows, power top, hood tach, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, 8-track pushbutton radio. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Detailed engine compartment. An exceptionally restored 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible that has been well-maintained even though it was restored nearly 20 years ago. Represented as matching numbers, PHS documented, GM of Canada paperwork. – A restoration doesn’t have to be super-fresh for it to look super-clean. High quality work done in the first place and careful ownership have done this car favors, and it still has no serious needs. It sold here in 2012 for a modest $77,000, but it sold here last year for $154,000. More recently restored Judge convertibles have certainly sold for less, and for more. This is a solid value.

Lot # 1427 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 67400F5U00687; Dark Moss Green, White stripes/White vinyl; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000 – 428ci/355hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, Traction-Lok, AM radio, grille mounted driving lights, Shelby 10-spoke allow wheels, GT Radial tires, Marti Report documented. – Good but imperfect paint with some light surface scratches, a few cracks, and chips. Good exterior brightwork with light scratches and some faint pitting. Aged but still good interior with yellowed white upholstery. Restored a while ago and lightly aged to driver condition. – Reading between the lines of the car card which said “powered by a 428ci V8 Police Interceptor engine paired with a matching-numbers 4-speed” leads to the unavoidable conclusion this isn’t the original engine. With its aging restoration and replacement engine and even taking into account it has only 29,958 miles from new, this is a generous price.

Lot # 1334 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Fastback; S/N 8T02R216136-04367; Red, White side stripes/Black; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $162,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $178,200 – 428ci/335hp, 4-speed, factory air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, AM radio, Deluxe Marti report. – Good paint with a few microblisters, imperfect edges and edge chips. Very good exterior brightwork. Detailed engine compartment. Very good, lightly aged interior. This 1968 Shelby GT500KR wears an older restoration with a non-matching numbers engine, and presents well enough to drive and enjoy. – This result leans heavily on the 4-speed and factory air conditioning while totally ignoring the replacement engine and is egregiously expensive.

Lot # 1290 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Convertible; S/N B9471294; Red, Red hardtop/Black vinyl, Red piping; Black leatherette top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – Chrome alloy wheels, Federal tires, clock, woodrim steering wheel, two tops. – Good older paint, chrome and interior showing some age, The rear deck is scuffed by the top and one tonneau cover post is missing, Another has the clearcoat peeling around it. A competent older restoration with some miles, – This is a generous result for a Tiger with a few weak features in an auction month where there was an abundance of them on offer. There were four here at Barrett-Jackson, testing the strength of demand for Tigers.

Lot #716.1 1987 Toyota Supra Mk III Turbo Liftback; S/N JT2MA71J2H0072577; Pearl White/Burgundy leather; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500 – Goodyear Eagle VR50 tires, climate control. Includes books, tools and documents from the original owner. – Showing 188 km (117 miles). The paint and body are like new. The engine compartment and underbody appear as if the car was produced yesterday. The driver’s seat has a few minor creases, more likely from being open on display than from any actual use. A stunning time capsule of a Mk III Supra. – But not quite as stunning as Lot 1036, another Mk III Turbo with 26 fewer miles and plastic still on the seats, that sold for 88 grand the next day. This white car held the record price for a MK III for about a day. Both are extreme prices.

Lot # 1036 1990 Toyota Supra Mk III Turbo Coupe; S/N JT2MA71J5L0149046; Red/Black; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – Climate control, CD and cassette player, Sport Package, not dealer prepped, with bags still affixed to the seats and sun visors. Includes books, tools and original ownership documents. – Canadian market car showing 146 km (91 miles). This car is in as pre-delivery condition. – The Mk III Supra will always live in the shadow of the beloved twin-turbo Mk IV, but it is having a moment, and this is a record price for the model. It’s also a lesson in how condition and equipment can affect value. Another nearly new car sold here before this car and held the record price for a Mk III for about a day at $71,500. It had 26 more miles on it and no plastic on the seats. Meanwhile, another more average car with light mods and use sold for $14,300, and another similarly used car with an automatic sold for $16,500. This is a huge premium for preservation and low kilometrage, a car probably destined to be preserved as an artifact. The fact that another one nearly as well-preserved sold here yesterday for nearly this much, however, substantiates the cost of both.

Lot # 1478 1994 Toyota Supra Mk IV Turbo Sport Roof; S/N JT2JA82J8R0009525; Renaissance Red/Beige leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $78,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,800 – 2997/320hp twin-turbo, 6-speed, rear spoiler, chromed wheels. – Decent paint overall with a few filled paint chips on the front edge of the hood. The underbody has appropriate age for the 33,000 miles represented. The interior presents well, with only minor creases on the driver’s seat. A fairly well-maintained Mk IV Supra with moderate miles and, more importantly, no visible mods. – Twin-turbo Supras with super low mileage and a clean presentation are extremely rare six-figure cars, but even just very good ones are extremely tough to find in their own right and this one is impressive. It deserved the price it brought at WestWorld.

Lot #434.1 1967 Triumph GT6 Coupe; S/N KC1161L; British Racing Green/Tan vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600 – Chrome wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob. – From the RPM collection. Very good paint and new chrome. Clean wheels. Nearly spotless underbody. Very good interior with a clean, fresh-looking wood dash. Fully restored engine bay with few signs of any use at all. No corners cut at all on his restoration, which is rare on a traditionally budget sports car like the GT6. This is the nicest one I’ve ever seen in person. – GT6s are like a 2/3 scale, less attractive E-Type or a cooler and rarer MGB GT with two more cylinders, depending on if you’re a glass half empty or glass half full type of person. They’ve been inexpensive for years but have started to catch on recently, although this price is well ahead of the curve. It’s a record price for a GT6 road car by a fairly wide margin. Only the ex-Group 44 championship winning 1969 race car, which sold in Monterey 2012 for $55,000, is more expensive.

Lot #428.1 1972 Triumph TR6 Convertible; S/N CC81193U; Blue/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000 – Red line tires, luggage rack, 5-speed, aftermarket radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood shift knob. – From the RPM collection, 55,870 miles from new. Very good but not exquisite or show quality paint and chrome. Excellent interior. Very clean fully restored engine bay. A fresh and attractive slim bumper TR6 that may not be the world’s best, but it needs nothing. – While TR6s are attractive and fun cars, they are still affordable for the most part. Even a concours-quality one shouldn’t sell for more than 40 grand, and this one is neither the world’s best restoration nor a mint-condition never-driven original. What it is: a home run for the seller. A few TR6 owners out there might see this and think they all of a sudden have a $50,000 car in the garage. They don’t.

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    • Bo
    • February 27, 2020
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    A well done re-cap and summary, as always! A lot of work went in to this one. Ultimately, you hit the nail on the head: Barrett-Jackson bucked the trend and had it not been for their results for ‘Arizona Auction Week’ – the total numbers would have looked much more bleak. On to Amelia!

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