Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, January -13, 2019 Part I: Acura-Ferrari

I have some help with auction reporting these days, which is a Good Thing.

But sometimes a Good Thing becomes a challenge, and that was true at Kissimmee this year where Jossan Elias and Andrew Newton added 135 observations. Combined we took advantage of the opportunity Mecum presents to give an early year cross-section of the collector car market.

In total we wrote up 282 Kissimmee vehicles, a staggering number.

Mecum didn’t release a comprehensive results list for Kissimmee until after their Las Vegas motorcycle auction and this report took a back seat to Scottsdale reports where results were more prompt.

After slugging through Kissimmee for days and now half-way through it makes sense to present the report through Ferrari. There’s just too much to be presented in a single Kissimmee report.

Fiat to Willys will follow in a few days.

The totals below won’t mirror Mecum’s press release totals. These numbers are vehicles only, not the days and hours of memorabilia and automobilia (an offering so vast that Mecum devotes a full day in the main auction arena to it, and has days of auctions in an adjacent venue.)

Kissimmee is a mind-bending spectacle with acres of vehicles and a headline agglomeration of mouth-watering cars. American Muscle is the core, but there are plenty of less rubber-burning cars from which to choose … even a Trabant.

We tried to make this a pretty good cross-section.

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2019 2151/3164 68% $43,332 $27,500

[63.5%]

$93,206,410
2018 2031/2926 69.4% $44,968 $26,400

[58.7%]

$91,330,790
2017 1960/2663 73.6% $43,340 $27,500

[63.5%]

$84,945,775
2016 1734/2434 71.2% $47,696 $26,400

[55.4%]

$82,705,721

Herewith: the first half of Mecum Kissimmee, from Acura through Ferrari.

The sort order is Marque and Year only.


Lot # S169 2017 Acura NSX Coupe; S/N 196NC1B00HY000305; Casino White, Carbon fiber roof/Black, Red leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000. – Brembo carbon brakes with red calipers, carbon fiber package, ELS Studio Audio package, Technology package. – 6 miles and still in the factory wrapping. – The reported high bid isn’t far off what this car would have cost new and falls right in the middle of Mecum’s reasonable presale estimate. The new NSX hasn’t proven to be an instant collectible, and this one is still just a pre-owned exotic even if it was never used. If there was real money close to 170 grand, it should have been taken.

Lot # F020.2 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N A9M097X289416; White, Red, Blue stripe/Charcoal vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – 390/325hp, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, woodgrain steering wheel, Blue center wheels with trim rings, Sun tach, hood scoop, power brakes, red line tires. – One of 1512 SC/Ramblers made. The paint looks very good with only a few very minor blemishes. The brightwork looks very good, although the trim around the side windows is showing some age and the side windows themselves have some scratches. Panel fit is very good with the exception of the hood. The interior is very good, but the driver’s door panel does not fit quite right and the steering wheel has some pitting. The engine bay is very clean and restored. Underneath is excellent and very well restored. Not a show car, but quite good by AMC standards. – Offered at Mecum’s Spring Classic at Indianapolis last May where it was reported bid to the exact same number. This result is the same as its counterpart that followed it across the block, also, although this one is in somewhat better condition.

Lot # F021 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N A9M097X294483; White, Red, Blue stripe/Charcoal vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – 390/325hp, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, 3.54 Twin Grip axle, Blue center wheels with trim rings, red line tires, hood scoop, bench seat, Sun tach. – Good paint and original interior but the underbody hasn’t been done and the SC emblems on the front fenders are dull. Good chrome and tires. An unusual car, except here in Kissimmee. – Sold at B-J back in 2014 for $42,900 and at Mecum Chicago in 2015 for $34,650, this SC/Rambler appeared at Mecum Chicago in October where it attracted a bid of just $33,000. It did better in Kissimmee, along with its compatriot that sold just before for the same price.

Lot # F200.1 1970 AMC Rebel Machine 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N A0M190Y186170; White, Red, Blue/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $61,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $67,100. – 390/340hp, 4-speed, Radial T/A tires, hood tach, 3.54 limited-slip, power steering, power brakes, Hurst shifter, pushbutton radio. – Small ding on the trim at the front of the nose. Otherwise very good brightwork and paint. Straight decals. Factory gaps. Some dull switchgear and faded dash but otherwise good restored interior. Very seldom seen Rebel Machine in the best colors, and restored to appropriately high standards to boot. – The Rebel Machine is a bit of a contradiction in that it’s a somewhat obscure muscle car, but it’s also one of the most flamboyantly-styled and in-your-face muscle cars of them all. AMCs in general are worth less than their competitors from the Big Three, and the Rebel Machine is no different. This well restored example brought absolute top dollar, and deserved to.

Lot # F168 1967 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible; S/N 200088; Fjord Aqua/Tan, White vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,750. – Hub caps, whitewalls, boot cover, dash clock. – Very rare RHD Amphicar, originally shipped to the US in error instead of Sweden where it was supposed to go. Supposedly one of two cars this happened to. Spent most of its life in a museum. Slightly faded badge. Very good older paint and chrome. Light discoloration to the original seats and cracking steering wheel cap, but mostly good interior. Tidy underneath. Very clean engine bay. Represented as unrestored, so you probably wouldn’t drive into the lake and stay dry, but a very attractive Amphicar with an interesting story behind it. – An over the top result for any Amphicar, especially since this one sold at Barrett-Jackson Northeast in 2017 for $60,500. It is not, however, a record price since Barrett-Jackson sold one in 2011 for $123,200, but still an exceptionally expensive one.

Lot # W234.1 1947 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane 3-pos. Drophead Coupe; S/N 852161440; Mint Green, Turquoise Green accent/Blue vinyl; Beige cloth top; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $20,000. – RHD. Turquoise wire wheels, wide whitewalls, Trafficators, preselector 4-speed, fog light, fender mirrors. – Exceptionally poor repaint over old paint. Decent upholstery and top. Marginal chrome. Ugly underbody and chassis. An unusual car that deserved better attention than it got. – This Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane was sold at Auburn Fall in 2015 for $26,950. It went to Leake Tulsa in June 2017 where it was reported bid to $29,000 and sold six weeks ago at the Premier auction in Punta Gorda for $18,993. It is intriguing in the previews, but the amount of work it needs to be made into anything someone will be proud to own, drive and show is a project of daunting gravity, so it comes back to auction in an attempt to palm it off on someone else who is intrigued in an auction preview. The last sequence of sales saw it lose $8,000 in value, a similar sequence now would see it bring $11,000, and at that price it might be worth tackling.

Lot # S142 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe; S/N SCFLMCPZ7JGJ33887; Scintilla Silver/Chestnut Tan leather; Estimate $750,000 – $850,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $700,000. – 6 liter/580hp V12, 8-speed paddle shift, adaptive damping and stability control, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon fiber facia, memory seats, navigation, B&O sound system, satin chrome interior fittings. – 35 miles and like new. – In some cases of mega-horsepower supercars the buyers may find their acquisition is just too powerful and complicated to be driven with confidence, but this Aston has “only” 580hp, less than Chevy will deliver with a three year warranty in a new Corvette. The Aston has sophisticated driving aids, too (like the Corvette.) So why just 35 miles? How can the allure of driving this seductively-styled supercar be resisted? Is it destined to be garage art all its life, accumulating miles only on and off transporters? And if it has no utility value, why isn’t it just cast adrift at a major auction like Mecum Kissimmee to be bought for whatever it brings? It’s better than putting another 3 miles on it to have it sit mockingly in a collection. At this price it would buy my house and have more than enough left over to buy his’n’hers Corvettes.

Lot # F292 1983 Audi Quattro Coupe; S/N WAUZZZ85ZDA901218; Blue/Dark Blue leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. – Alloy wheels, digital dash, wood shift knob, cassette stereo, headlight washers. – Not much history represented. A few chips on the nose but it’s mostly good original paint. Some fading to the seatbelt buckles and switchgear but mostly good interior. Clean and tidy underbody, but the engine bay is pretty dirty. Not a time warp car but a very well kept original car and certainly not the kind of thing you see every day. – The homologation special Sport Quattros are six-figure collectibles these days, and given the strength of ’80s performance car prices it’s no surprise that the humbler regular Quattros like this have started to get pricey as well, even in used condition.

Lot # T50 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Convertible; S/N HBJ8L28777; Red, Black/Black; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – Chrome centerlock wire wheels, dual mirrors, Lucas driving lights, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, overdrive. – Sound older paint and chrome. The rear window on the top is a bit cloudy and the rubber strip on the driver’s side window is hanging loose. Very good restored interior. A sound older restoration that’s not perfect but still better than an average driver. – Appropriately discounted for the age of its restoration, it’s a straightforward result for a rewarding and attractive Big Healey that will make a much better impression with only a little attention and virtually no financial outlay.

Lot # F36 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Phase 2 Convertible; S/N HBJ8L41747; British Racing Green/Black; Black top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $53,900. – Centerlock wire wheels, single wing mirror, banjo steering wheel, overdrive, wood shift knob. – Restored but used underneath. Good older paint and chrome other than a few spots on the edge of the hood where paint has scraped off and a few scratches around the door trim. Some cracks in the steering wheel cap and a rip in the shifter boot but otherwise good restored interior. A well restored late Big Healey that is showing its age. It’s better than an average driver, but far from perfect. – Although there isn’t anything in the way of history represented with this car, it seems like a better example than the price it brought and arguably could have taken another five or 10 grand and still been moderately priced for its equipment and condition, making this a good value for the new owner.

Lot # F122.1 1930 Bentley Mk VI “Blue Train” Replica; S/N B68HR; Black/Oxblood leather; Rebodied or re-created, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $320,000. – RHD. R-R/Bentley B80 5,675cc inline eight, 4 SU carbs, 4-speed, dual sidemounts with mirrors, Black wire wheels, Dunlop 7.00-21 tires, windshield visor, side window rain deflectors, luggage trunk, leather and leatherette covered body, cycle front fenders, fog lights, stoneguards, Lucas headlights, Webasto sunroof, drinks cabinets. – The B80 inline eight was developed for military use and is well known in light armoured vehicles by Alvis, like Saracen and Saladin. Its use here is pretty impressive. The chassis number is from an early 50’s Mk VI. Excellent cosmetics showing scant wear or miles and exceptional care and attention. It isn’t what it wants to be, but it has great presence. – Offered by RM at Amelia in 2015 and reported bid to $480,000, it was a little out of place here in Kissimmee among the muscle cars (although it has plenty of muscle) and probably attracted scant bidding interest, despite being viewed with amazement during the preview.

Lot # T184 1953 Bentley R-Type Standard Steel Sedan; S/N B157UL; Brown, Gold/Brown leather; Estimate $35,000 – $50,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – Wheel covers, wide whitewalls, wing mirrors, Lucas driving lights, automatic, original radio, rear seat tables. – Scratched up radiator shell. Decent brightwork otherwise. Very good paint. Slightly uneven gaps. Some light cracks in the dash and light wear to the driver’s seat, but the rest of the leather and wood is in good shape. Well maintained but unrestored underneath. An attractive enough R-Type, although the colors are a little odd. Good enough for driving and enjoying, and a neat basic entry into classic Bentley ownership. – Less stately and a little frumpier than the S-Series/Silver Cloud that replaced it, the R-Type still has that classic look plus the sea of leather and wood on the inside, and standard steel models aren’t all that expensive. This result took into account the desirable automatic and generally good condition but also the odd colors and several flaws. A fair buy.

Lot # L137 1962 Bentley S2 Standard Steel 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N B488LBS; Silver, Dark Grey/Red leather; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300. – Automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, sunroof, original radio, added air conditioning. – The wheel covers are pretty dull and tired. The chassis looks mostly clean but isn’t restored. Lightly scratched up door handles. Good recent paint other than some blemishes on the sunroof. The leather doesn’t look to be of the right type. The wood is very good. Far from the worst Bentley S Series out there, but also far from the best. – This price is toward the very bottom end for a serviceable Standard Steel S2, but given this example’s flaws and generally mediocre presentation as well as the lack of history or documentation, it’s understandable why the folks in Kissimmee weren’t too enthusiastic with their bids.

Lot # F231 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Deluxe Cabriolet; S/N 502453; Coral Red, Arena Beige/Black vinyl, Tartan cloth; Black cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $65,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $41,000. – Hub caps, whitewalls, luggage rack, tartan seats, owner’s manual. – Rare cabriolet model with charming tartan cloth seats. Very good older paint, chrome and underneath. Clean, straight top. Very good interior. Fully restored to slightly better than usual microcar standards. If driving a normal Isetta on today’s roads doesn’t sound scary enough, imagine driving one with a soft top. – While the reported bid here is reasonable so is the consignor’s decision not to take it. The cabriolet is rare enough to warrant a genuine premium, well into the pre-sale estimate range.

Lot # F206 1988 BMW M3 Coupe; S/N WBSAK0308J2195936; Hennarot/Tan leather; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – BBS wheels, sunroof, tinted glass, power windows. – Showing 148,014 miles but extensive recent engine-out service and fresh undercoating. The engine bay is a little dirty but mostly tidy. Some chips on the mirrors. Small chip on the hood. Lots of cracks on the rear wing. The interior is mostly good with light wear on the seats. Lots of miles and far from perfect, but mechanically should be well sorted. For the person who wants an E30 M3 to drive rather than sit in a collection. – They may be four-cylinder cars with less than 200hp, but first generation (E30) M3s have been very expensive cars for a few years and the reported high bid is at the bottom end of the spectrum for a good driver even with the miles.

 

Lot # S39.1 1939 Buick Special Business Coupe; S/N 1123404108; Black/Grey cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. – 3-speed, Red wheels, hubcaps and trim rings, wide whitewalls, turn signals, clock, pushbutton radio, heater. – Delaminating glass. Peeling old repaint. Sound upholstery and interior trim. Pitted chrome. Cracked steering wheel. Surprisingly good, lightly grimy engine compartment. A sound and complete old Buick that needs a lot but is a great place to start. – And this is a good price to start with. Think about the late 30’s salesman who did sooo well exceeding quota that management made the next car a Buick with room behind the front seat for a selection of notions, confectionary or engineering parts to meet most needs when the salesman arrived. It reflects a bygone era and some astute VP of Sales could do worse than buy it, spend a little bringing it up to snuff cosmetically (particularly a smokeless tobacco VP of Sales) and then conferring it on another sales quota champion. Automobiles reflect their origin and its society: this is a prime example of a car telling an historical story, although there must have been many super salesmen in 1939 because Buick built 14,582 in this body style.

Lot # S175 1939 Buick Special Convertible Coupe; S/N 43587687; Gold/Brown leather, Beige cloth; Beige cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $31,000. – Hub caps and trim rings, wide whitewalls, dual enclosed sidemount spares, fender skirts, dual mirrors, column shift, dash clock, Sonomatic radio. – Light pitting on the front bumper and some rust spots on the back of it. Mostly good paint other than a large chip on the passenger’s door. Pitted mirrors, door handles and other body trim. Several smudges on the top. Very good restored interior. Lightly used but restored underbody. A rare attention-grabbing car in straightforward lightly used condition, but you wouldn’t put it on a show field. – This car sold at Kruse Auburn in 2004 for $37,260, but the market for prewar Buicks isn’t really any bigger than it was back then and the restoration on this car has aged. The reported high bid here wasn’t exactly generous, but was worth serious consideration.

Lot # S117 1942 Buick Special Convertible; S/N 14329777; Maroon/Maroon leather; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. – 248/110hp eight, 3-speed, pushbutton radio, skirts, big hubcaps and trim rings, fog lights, wide whitewalls, heater – Poorly edged and erratically masked repaint with touched up edge chips. Overspray in the front wheel wells. Good chrome and interior. An older restoration to like new condition with a fresh, but less than fastidious repaint over old paint. Good dash, instruments and steering wheel. Top frame needs adjustments. Usable but not very presentable. – Sold by Barrett-Jackson at Orange County in 2010 for $50,600 with 38 fewer miles showing on its odometer. It brought a generous result here in Kissimmee for a Special but is important to note that it is from the WWII shortened 1942 model year and only 1776 of these were built. When the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, someone was darned fortunate to be driving this Buick “for the duration”.

Lot # G209 1950 Buick Roadmaster 2-Dr. Hardtop Riviera; S/N 15696823; Light Green, Dark Green roof/Tan vinyl, Beige cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $13,750. – 320/144hp eight, Dynaflow, sombrero wheel covers, wide whitewalls, pushbutton radio, turn signals, clock, heater – Dull, discolored original paint, Sound newer upholstery and headliner. Chipped edges. Scraped down the lower right side. Sound old chrome. An intriguing old car with possibilities, but definitely an old car. – And not a very desirable one, either, despite it being the first year of Buick’s Riviera 2-Door Hardtop. It is breathtakingly expensive to restore, but does have some possibility of preservation. It is valued appropriately at this modest price.

Lot # T139 1953 Buick Skylark Skylark Convertible; S/N 16842896; Light Patriot Blue/Blue, White leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $110,000 – $135,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000. – 322/188hp, Dynaflow, Kelsey Hayes wire wheels, whitewalls, 12-volt electrics, power windows, power seats, Selectronic radio. – Light but noticeable wrinkling on the white parts of the seats. Otherwise very good interior. A few scuffs and wrinkles on the top. Restored and lightly used underneath. Very good chrome and brightwork. Excellent high dollar paint job. No longer a stunner but more than good enough to be proud of. – This car has sold for $107,250 at RM Amelia in 2009 and for $126,500 at Mecum Harrisburg in 2017, then hammered not sold at a $130,000 high bid at Mecum Monterey last year. Prices for these cars have been relatively flat and this one hasn’t gotten any major attention, so the seller got more realistic after Monterey and took a fair offer in Kissimmee.

Lot # S110 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible; S/N A1038946; Gulf Turquoise, White wheel wells/Turquoise, White leather; White vinyl top; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. – 322/200hp, Dynaflow, power steering, windows, bench seat and brakes, pushbutton radio, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls. – Excellent paint but now showing age and cracks at the left top molding where the top is scuffed and dirty. Failing taillight chrome, good bright major chrome, sumptuous interior, good top. Chipped paint at the left rear hood corner. An older concours restoration showing age but little use. – It’s not as fresh as it was when sold by Mecum at Indy in 2013, but close, having added only 200 miles to its odometer in nearly six years. The color? Like it or not, it is an appropriate 50’s hue and there’s no reason to change it. And there’s hardly anything about the car to criticize other than just some age and inattention to maintaining it. There’s also nothing to criticize, by either the seller or the buyer, with the price it brought here.

Lot # F97 1958 Buick Limited Convertible; S/N 8E5010567; Silver Mist/Red leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $258,500. – 364/300hp, automatic, WonderBar radio, remote spotlight, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, power brakes, steering, window and antenna, Autronic Eye. – Excellent paint, interior and chrome. Brilliant dash, gauges and chrome trim. The underbody is in showroom condition. A concours Buick. – There is nothing limited about this Buick, not its size, its restoration, its equipment, or its price. This much money should buy the best ’58 Limited convertible in the world and there is a strong argument that this is exactly that car along with having a fetching color combination.

Lot # F122 1970 Buick GSX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 446370H277942; Saturn Yellow, Matte Black hood/Black vinyl; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. – 455/350hp, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, Rally wheels, Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, hood tach, bucket seats, no console, AM/FM radio. GSX registry listed. – Represented as the matching numbers drivetrain. Stunning paint and all new brightwork. The engine and underside have been restored to like new. The interior appears to be all new components. A highly detailed restoration finished in 2007. The work was top notch, and it presents like a much newer restoration. – This is a memorable sight in eye-scorching Saturn Yellow (no wonder they put matte black on the hood). It sold at Mecum Indy in 2015 for $183,600 and has put on only 28 miles since then. It was expensive at Indy three years ago, and a much more rational value here in Kissimmee.

Lot # F46 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 446370H279931; Black, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. – 455/360hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, styled wheels, Eagle ST tires. AM-FM, air conditioning, sport steering wheel, buckets and console. – Replacement engine. Poor older repaint that is crazing in many places, as is the interior woodgrain applique. Rusty wheel rims. Right front fender paint is starting to peel down to the primer. Uneven hood fit. Pitted headlight surrounds and door handles. A good car to avoid. – The Kissimmee bidders had the same idea and hedged their bets with this moderate, but deserved, result.

Lot # S7 1987 Buick Grand National Coupe; S/N 1G4GJ1176HP449114; Black/Black, Grey cloth; Unrestored original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $44,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $48,400. – Automatic, power steering, brakes, seats and windows, cassette stereo, air conditioning, cruise control, chrome wheels, Eagle GT tires, tilt steering column, glass tee-tops. – The grille surround has been repainted without wet sanding out the orange peel, also the right door and rear quarter. The odometer shows 1,816 miles and the interior supports that but the paint suggests damage at some point. – Sold at Russo & Steele in Scottsdale in 2014 for $30,855 then three months later at Barrett-Jackson West Palm for $42,350. The result here in Kissimmee is a top-market price with a major premium for low miles, a generous result considering its auction history, but lot #S11 seems to confirm this as an appropriate price.

Lot # S11 1987 Buick Grand National Coupe; S/N 1G4GJ1170HP463851; Black/Grey, Black cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – Automatic, cassette stereo, console gauges tilt steering column, air conditioning, power steering and brakes, power windows and locks, chrome wheels, Eagle GT tires, cruise control. – Dusty, oxidized engine compartment. Sound repaint and original interior and underbody. The odometer shows 6,043 believable miles. – Sold here last year for $35,750, then at Indy four months later for $38,500. The GN that preceded it as lot #S7 was in less neglected condition and brought a little bit more, about enough to take into account the relative presentations of each car.

Lot # U53 1996 Buick Roadmaster Limited Station Wagon; S/N 1G4BR82PXTR410808; White, Woodgrain/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. – 350/260hp LT1, automatic, Michelin narrow whitewalls, power seats, steering, brakes, windows and locks. – Represented with 21,318 miles. The paint and woodgrain are starting to show their age but don’t have any major problems. Tidy underbody but the engine bay is filthy. Excellent original interior. Low miles and has clearly been reasonably well kept. – It deserves to have its engine compartment thorougly freshened so, while you’re at it, why not send the LT1 to Callaway or Lingenfelter and get it upgraded to a 400hp 383 stroker? That would wake up the soccer moms. Seriously, this is a very good value in an entirely usable and well maintained station wagon.

Lot # S105 1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 Coupe, Body by Fleetwood; S/N 702089; Maroon, Red hood, Black leather padded roof/Red leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500. – Red wire wheels, wide whitewalls, metal luggage trunk, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, rumble seat, rollup rear window, body color landau bars, Pilot-Rays, Madame X vee windshield. – Right rear fender is darker than the body, good but ageing paint with edge chips and small cracks. Dirty gauges and instrument panel. Fogged right sidemount mirror. Surface rust on some engine parts. Once a show car but no longer. – Sold by Dan Kruse at Dick Burdick’s auction in 2012 for $418,000 in essentially only slightly more fresh older restored condition a it was offered here, then by Mecum at Monterey in 2017 where it sold for just $198,000, its reception at Mecum Monterey might be understated as a disappointment but is endorsed by the result here. Closed body Classics are out of favor, making this a whole lot of Cadillac eligible for a panoply of events for not a lot of money.

Lot # S118 1931 Cadillac 370-A V-12 Phaeton; S/N 1004917; Burgundy, White, Orange chassis/Burgundy leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500. – Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, dual enclosed sidemounts, Pilot-Rays, radiator stoneguard, metal luggage trunk, wind wings, full weather equipment. – Excellent everywhere and still concours ready. CCCA Premier #2062, Cadillac-LaSalle Club Senion #418. A gorgeous, superbly maintained and preserved classic Cadillac – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2016 for $170,500 and by Mecum at Monterey in 2016 for $220,000, this is still a gorgeous, luxurious Cadillac that needs absolutely nothing and was bought for an advantageous price.

Lot # S119 1936 Cadillac 355 V-8 Convertible Coupe, Body by Fleetwood; S/N 3111479; Olive Green/Tan leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $160,000 – $175,000; Older restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $70,000. – Dark Green steel wheels, wide whitewalls, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, Trippe lights, rumble seat, banjo spoke steering wheel. – CCCA National First Prize #2071 and still essentially flawless. Excellent paint redone in 2015, brilliant chrome, unblemished paint and new top. – Sold by Mecum at Anaheim in 2015, then at Indy in 2016 for $145,750, this car did a face-plant at Kissimmee this year for no reason at all. Stuff happens, but this result is so far off from rational it is irrelevant.

Lot # G210 1947 Cadillac Series 75 Imperial Sedan, Body by Fleetwood; S/N 3420223; Black/Beige cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. – Vintage air conditioning, automatic, aftermarket turn signals, footrests, jump seats, pushbutton radio, power windows, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, smokers kits. – Mediocre old paint over lazy prep. Weak chrome inside and out. Dirty original underbody. Sound upholstery. Called a “Limousine” by Mecum, it more likely is an Imperial Sedan since it has no division. – Figuring out what to do with this monster is almost as big a challenge as figuring out what to pay for it. The former question gets deferred to the new owner while the latter is answered by this result.

Lot # S147 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 60E109555; Olympic White/Red leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – 390/345hp, three deuces, automatic, bucket seats, wheel covers, whitewall tires, radio, parade boot, skirts, Autronic Eye, air conditioning. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Engine and chassis are like new, clean and orderly. Good, consistent panel fits and gaps. Front seat upholstery is lightly creased and there are some water spots around the interior. A quality older restoration with a few miles and years. – Sold for $148,500 at Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale in 2016 and exactly the same result at Auburn Fall in 2017, it has added only 43 miles to the odometer since 2017, but the years have not been good to it and this is a realistic result in its present condition.

Lot # F226 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 62E094676; Red/Red, Beige leather; Beige top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $55,000. – Wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, boot cover, Autronic Eye, dash clock, later radio, power windows. – Excellent chrome. Very good 2008 repaint. Very light pitting on a few trim pieces. Very good interior, fully restored other than original dash and switchgear. Fully restored and subsequently lightly used underneath. A 10-year-old restoration that isn’t a showstopper but still has a ton of presence and no major needs. – Offered at Auburn Fall in 2016 with a reported high bid of $57,500, this car was rerun on Sunday on lot # U217.1 and failed to sell (again) at the same bid. There’s a message being sent, if anyone is listening. The pre-sale estimate is ludicrous.

Lot # F225 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Brougham 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N P6196942; Sable Black, Black vinyl roof/Grey cloth; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, dash clock, power windows, air conditioning, rear seat tables. – Very good older paint and chrome. Straight body with even gaps. Excellent fully restored interior. AACA Senior National winner. A former show car that is no longer super fresh, but had a lot put into it and needs nothing. – This car sold at RM Sotheby’s Arizona in 2017 for $66,000 and at Barrett-Jackson Northeast last year for $51,700, both deservedly strong prices and more realistic than this over-the-top result.

Lot # W138 1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible; S/N F7212243; Light Aqua/White leather; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. – Factory wire wheels on Nexen whitewall tires, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, factory radio, fender skirts. – The paint and top are in excellent shape. Very good older chrome as well. The panel gaps are even and the body is straight. The underbody is in excellent shape. The interior in very good condition except for the instrument cluster trim panel and door panel grab handles are aged. An excellent ready to go American cruiser needing only minuscule details to be perfect. Not restored other than a repaint and new top, but still very well kept and presented. – Big, luxurious, the top goes down and the price is less than half that of a ’55 Chevy Bel Air convertible. It’s impossible to dispute either the bidders’ pricing or the seller’s decision to take it, but it is a showboat for this price.

Lot # W87 1951 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N 3JR130347; Blue/Burgundy; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200. – 235 six, 3-speed, hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, rear window blinds, column shift, pushbutton radio, power brakes, wood bed, amber fog lights. – Very good fresh paint and chrome. Spotless underbody. New tires. Gleaming brightwork. Fresh wood in the bed. Very good interior. A gorgeous Chevy pickup finished recently and done to better than truck standards. – Also reported sold on Friday for the same result as lot # F87. Either way it’s a quality truck for an appropriate price.

Lot # S16 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N C55T232763; Gypsy Red/Red, Beige vinyl; Beige vinyl top; Modified restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 265 Power Pack in place of the original six, reproduction frame, Powerglide, pushbutton radio, oil filter, power steering, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is better than new, shiny and bright. The left quarter window seal is loose. A showpiece, but not the car it wants to be. – This car is made-up. It sold for $84,700 at Mecum Indy in 2017. It’s a beautiful piece of work, but why? The result here is fabulous (not in a good way.)

Lot # T205 1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster; S/N VE55S001480; Corvette Copper/Beige; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. – 265/195hp V-8, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio. – From the Ronnie Rains collection. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Fully restored underneath. Even gaps. A rare first year V-8 Corvette in rare Corvette Copper. Restored to essentially like new condition without overdoing it. – 1955 is unique for Corvettes in that it was the first year for a V-8 engine (the six was still available) and a manual transmission but also the last for the pre-facelifted C1 body style. The color palette also grew for 1955 to include Harvest Gold and Corvette Copper, and this car is one of 15 finished in the latter. If it had the available 3-speed manual instead of a Powerglide it would be even more notable, but it’s nevertheless a special car and it’s surprising more Corvette collectors didn’t pounce on it. It is a more desirable car than the price it brought.

Lot # S73 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Race Car; S/N E56S003004; White, Blue coves and stripes/Red vinyl; White tonneau cover top; Competition restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $65,000. – Halibrand centerlock alloy wheels, 7.75-15 Goodyear tires, 4-speed, 265 with dual quads, T-3 headlights and auxiliary lights, fender marker lights, Plexiglas driver’s windscreen, full interior, no speedometer but a big 270 degree SW tach. – Good paint, chrome and interior. The underbody is clean and like new. Replica of the Hansgen/Fitch Sebring class-winning SR1 Corvette, and a good one, too. – Sold by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in 2016 for $96,250. Racers couldn’t get a T-10 4-speed in 1956, but that didn’t prevent them from retrofitting them. The quality and presentation of this ’56 race car is exemplary and it’s worth more than this chintzy bid.

Lot # S30.1 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E57S100757; Red, White coves, Red hardtop/Red vinyl; No top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. – 283/270hp dual quads, 4-speed, radio delete, spinner wheel covers, represented to have power steering, fire system – Fairly dirty engine bay with fuel leaking out of the carbs and on top of the engine. Dull possibly original chrome. Imperfect gaps. Filthy behind the seats. Chips around the doors and filler cap on generally dull but presentable older paint. Some cracks on the dash top. The seats look newer, while the rest of the interior looks original and well kept. Never restored but not totally original, either. A driver that needs new carb gaskets and float adjustment before it turns into a cinder. – Sold for $68,750 at Mecum Las Vegas two months ago and bid to $67,000 at Kansas City three weeks later. The result here is a success for the seller, who makes no representation about the engine’s originality and it’s outfitted like a race car, but it isn’t.

Lot # S140 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Big Brake Airbox Convertible; S/N VE57S104007; Black, Silver coves, Black hardtop/Red vinyl; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $500,000. – 283/283hp fuel injection, 4-speed, radio and heater delete, big brakes, cold air box, hubcaps, Deluxe Champion blackwall tires, 8,000 rpm column mounted tach. – Raced when new by Bill Howe. Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010, NCRS Top Flight and still excellent. The earliest known airbox Corvette, meticulously preserved mechanically and cosmetically. – This may be the earliest known airbox Corvette but 43 of them were built and 22 are known to survive. The reported high bid is healthy, but so is the consignor’s decision not to accept it.

Lot # S83 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57B140844; Engine # FC; Diamond Black/Red, Silver vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,750. – 283/220hp, Powerglide, power steering and brakes, spinner wheel covers, whitewall bias ply tires, heater, WonderBar radio, continental kit, skirts. – Excellent fresh paint, chrome, interior and top. The engine compartment is like new except for corroded power steering hose fittings. The underbody is like new, too. It is impossible to fault in any meaningful way. – Beautifully yet also thoughfully restored to showroom condition with better paint, this is as much ’57 Bel Air convertible as anyone could wish to own. It was reported bid to $100,000 at Mecum’s Kansas City auction a month ago and the seller decided to get real here, as did the bidders, resulting in a deal that is, if anything, more fair to the new owner. It’s a lot of car.

Lot # S203 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N E57S105384; Onyx Black/Red; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $85,000. – 283/283hp, 4-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, hardtop, WonderBar radio. – From the Don Pulver collection. Tired original paint with plenty of scratches but it isn’t terrible. Dull original chrome. Maintained but unrestored engine bay. Very good original interior. The rear window on the hardtop is a bit cloudy. An unrestored first year Fuelie that isn’t a time warp car or anything but really should be kept as is. – The Kissimmee bidders recognized this car’s level of preservation and bid it to a fairly strong price, but probably not strong enough. There aren’t too many unrestored 283/283hp FI ’57 4-speeds out there to choose from, so this could arguably be a six-figure Corvette with even a modest originality premium.

Lot # T123 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N E57S104883; Arctic Blue, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. – 283/220hp, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, hardtop, WonderBar radio. – Small chip on the nose, a touch up on the hardtop and a scrape behind the driver’s door, but mostly good paint. The chrome and brightwork are a little tired. The side windows have light scratches on them, while the rear window on the hardtop has a severe crack at the bottom of it. Mostly good interior. Tidy older restored underneath. Well restored a long time ago and regularly enjoyed since and showing the miles. – A fair result for a slightly tired but decent ’57 with a base engine. While it’s a much lower price than the $80,300 it sold for here in 2016, it’s also more realistic.

Lot # S59 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57T190562; Turquoise/White And Turquoise; White Vinyl top; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – 283/220hp, Powerglide, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, Continental kit, white vinyl boot cover, power steering, power brakes, spotlight, power top, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Lightly used engine bay. The White vinyl top is tired and yellowing and needs replacement. A quality older restoration that for the most part is holding up quite well. – Sold for $78,100 at Mecum Houston last year, which was itself a generous price. At 10 grand more just a few months later, now it’s just expensive for the deteriorating condition of its restoration.

Lot # S179 1958 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N J58S102870; Snowcrest White, Snowcrest White hardtop/Red vinyl; No top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000. – 283/290hp, 4-speed, 4.11 Positraction, radio delete, hardtop only, Silvertown bias ply whitewall tires, spinner wheel covers. A Joie Chitwood thrill show Corvette. – Good older paint and interior. Good chrome but starting to age on some cast trim. Like new underbody and chassis. Not fresh but very good. – This Corvette’s been around for a while, selling for $132,300 at Auburn Fall in 2006, then $154,000 at Barrett-Jackson in 2007. Seven years later at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 it sold for just $99,000. Its appeal is note here, but the reported high bid is generous, even for the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show history.

Lot # T219 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J58S106879; Snowcrest White, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800. – 283/250hp hydraulic lifter Fuelie, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, heat and defrost, WonderBar radio. – From the Ronnie Rains collection. Salvage flood title, not represented as matching numbers. Looks clean and sound underneath. Very dull chrome and a few scrapes on the right front fender. Uneven gaps. Lightly discolored tires. Light smudges on the seats. In presentable driver condition. Will likely never be worth much, but it’s good enough to cruise around in. – Considering the title issue and the general age, this is an expensive result that should have bought a cleaner car in terms of both condition and documentation.

Lot # S256.1 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N F58J186433; Aqua/Blue Vinyl With Tri Tone Cloth; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $58,000. – 348/250hp, Hydramatic, factory spinner wheel covers, Goodyear whitewalls, fender skirts, factory radio, power steering. – Very clean engine bay. Polished brightwork, although the mirrors and vent window trim show light pitting. Very good paint other than some chips on the driver’s side rear corner of the trunk lid as well as the door edges. Doors close solid with minimal effort. The underbody looks flawless and the interior has been restored with the exception of a worn steering wheel. A body-off restored first year Impala that’s a few details away from excellent. – The bidders have spoken with a bid of $57,500 at Kansas City a month ago and this slightly higher offer at Kissimmee, either of which is generous for the drivetrain and condition.

Lot # W142 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Sport Coupe; S/N 58N205925; White, Red/Red, Grey, Black; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $36,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $39,600. – 283/185hp, Powerglide, spinner wheel covers, Coker whitewalls, power brakes with front discs, vintage-look modern cassette radio. – Very good recent paint but could use another detailing. Most chrome has been cleaned but some shows signs of age with dullness and light pitting. The front fender and hood gaps need adjustment. Restored interior is in excellent shape with the exception of dash trim needing a polish and cleaning. The steering wheel rim is also worn. Clean restored underbody. Mostly restored and presents well enough to drive and enjoy. – Not a very high price for a first year Impala in pretty colors, but this example has the base engine and its condition is seriously lacking.

Lot # W142.1 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 01619K104342; Tasco Turquoise, White roof/Turquoise vinyl with cloth inserts; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,900. – 283/230hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, later radio. – Dull, scratched up original chrome and brightwork. Seemingly all original but reasonably tidy underneath. Dull original paint with lots of scratches and chips but it is a bit charming. Erratic gaps. Small rip in the driver’s seat. Otherwise tired but complete and usable interior. The kind of thing that probably sat in a Florida grandmother’s carport most of its life. It’s original and showing its age, but with a little tinkering would be enjoyable as is if you’re into patina. – It could also be a straightforward project car, but the new owner paid full price for it. Plus, a restoration will cost more than it’s worth now and probably more than it will ever be worth. It sold for a whopping $14,850 here a year ago and was reported sold here a day earlier as G142.1 for exactly the same result.

Lot # G161 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 11837A164786; Red, White/Red, White vinyl with Red cloth inserts; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 348/280hp, 4-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, dual antenna, Tri-Power, power steering, power brakes, tissue dispenser, floor shift, Sunpro auxiliary gauges, column-mounted tach. – Very tired and scratched up, possibly original chrome. Decent older paint. Uneven gaps. Pitting on the window frames. Worn steering wheel and dash, but the rest of the interior looks good. Undercoated chassis and older replacement exhaust. An enthusiast restoration done a while ago that today makes for a reasonably attractive driver bubble top. – The database has this car selling at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach in 2006 for $81,000, in which case it’s either had all the good beaten out of it or there was some powerful story going around Palm Beach which didn’t make it to Kissimmee. Suffice to say, this result is what it’s worth today.

Lot # S84.1 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 10867S105645; Ermine White, Silver/Red vinyl; Beige vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 283/245hp, dual quads, 4-speed, wheel covers, Coker whitewalls, WonderBar radio, manual brakes and steering. – The paint is in very good condition but could use touch ups along the fender trims, door edges and door jambs. The chrome is all refinished and polished except for the driver’s mirror has pitting on back end. The interior has been completely refinished. The passenger’s door gap needs to be realigned. The top could use some refreshing as well. The underbody looks maintained with light restoration work but there is also dirt and a little surface rust. The engine bay is very clean and tidy, although the brake cylinder is dirty. Presents well for the most part, but superficially redone and on a budget. – Despite the unremarkable presentation and lack of documentation, not to mention the numerous better C1s in Kissimmee, this car brought essentially full retail for one with this engine and condition. The seller should consider this a win.

Lot # S251 1962 Chevrolet Corvette FI Big Brake Race Car; S/N 20867S107253; Roman Red, White accent/Black vinyl; Estimate $190,000 – $250,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000. – 327/360hp fuel injection, 4-speed, Halibrand kidney bean centerlock alloy wheels, Bridgestone Potenza tires, Plexiglas full width windscreen, chrome rollbar, radio and heater delete, 24 gallon tank, outside fuel filler, side outlet exhaust, metallic brakes. – A race car from new with NCRS Top Flight awards following a NCRS Chief Judge restoration. Good older paint and interior. Dry, clean, orderly engine compartment and chassis. Precise, accurate race preparation. A quality older restoration. – The racing history, and the caliber of the preparation and restoration combine with the 327/360hp Fuelie drivetrain and rare 24 gallon tank to make this an exceptional Corvette and help explain why the consignor decided to take it home. It deserves to bring more money than this, if not as much as the estimate indicates.

Lot # F157 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Z06/N03 Coupe; S/N 30837S109344; Engine # 3109344 F0213RF; Ermine White/Red vinyl; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $500,000. – 327/360hp, fuel injection, 4-speed, WonderBar radio, steel wheels, no wheel covers, heater, Z06 performance equipment, N03 36 gallon tank, 3.70 Positraction, dealer invoice documented. – Represented as the original engine. Sensitively restored to like new two years ago but showing some surprising age under the hood. A rare set of specs and restored well but not presented that way. – The bidders looked this Corvette over and decided, with ample reasons, not to send it into the value stratosphere. The reported high bid was sufficient for its presentation.

Lot # S174 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Z06 Coupe; S/N 30837S119367; Engine # 3119367 F0410RF; Tuxedo Black/Red vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $360,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $396,000. – 327/360hp, 4-speed, radio delete, 3.70 Positraction, spinner wheel covers, Z06 package. – Restored in the naughts, recently given a mediocre repaint with texture not wet sanded out in places like the fender side vents. Good interior and engine compartment but not fresh. Wiper scratches and several stone chips in the windshield. NCRS Top Flights since 2008, Duntov Award in 2010. Now past its prime. – This result is generous for the superficial cosmetic re-restoration in 2016, even taking the Z06 package into account.

Lot # S180.1 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 30867S114012; Blue, White stripe/Blue; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Included in another lot. – 327/300hp, 4-speed, alloy centerlock wheels, Blue line tires, ’65 Corvette disc brakes, 4-branch polished stainless steel side exhausts, woodrim steering wheel, AM-FM, custom gauges. – Show car presentation and well maintained but no longer fresh. The 1963 “Harley Earl” Corvette, built with exclusive design details, finishes and features. – Reported sold at Barrett-Jackson in 1999 for $152,300, then enthusiasm took hold, selling for $980,500 at Mecum Indy in 2010. Offered here as a pair with the Bill Mitchell Corvette coupe S180.2 and bid to $1.7 million.

Lot # S180.2 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 40837S106614; Nassau Blue/Blue; Recent restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Included in another lot, Not Sold for a hammer bid of $1,700,000. – Chrome wire wheels, Blue line tires, AM-FM, automatic. – Excellent paint, interior and chrome. A show car built for Bill Mitchell, restored to concours condition. – Offered as a pair with the Harley Earl Corvette convertible lot #180.1.

Lot # S227 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 30867S112749; Engine # 3112749F0404RF; Riverside Red, Riverside Red hardtop/Red vinyl; White top; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. – 327/360hp fuel injection, 4-speed, two tops, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls – Good older repaint over old paint, otherwise original with 41,104 miles. The engine compartment is unrestored, clean and orderly but aged even if carefully preserved. Represented as the numbers-matching engine and transmission and original color with 41,004 miles. Bloomington Gold Benchmark and Survivor. – How many times has this Corvette showed up? Five. Offered at Mecum Bloomington Gold in 2009 at a reported bid of $130,000 (with 41,068 miles on the odometer, 136 less than it shows today), at Kissimmee in 2010 where it was bid t $150,00, Indy in 2010, bid to $135,000, Bloomington a month later, bid to $145,000, Houston in 2014 bid to $160,000. This is a generous result in 2019 for this car’s condition, if not its impressive history and judging results

Lot # S184 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Z06/N03 Coupe; S/N 30837S115727; Tuxedo Black/Black vinyl; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000. – 327/360hp fuel injection, 4-speed, Z06 performance equipment, N03 Big Tank car with centerlock wheels, 4.11 Positraction, dash clock, radio delete. – Sound chrome and good older paint other than some stress cracks on the hood around the vent panels. Lightly scratched rocker panels and small marks on the rear glass. Good older interior. Well kept, light used engine bay. Restored 35 years ago after it was wrecked, and fitted with replacement engine, chassis and firewall. – Given this car’s checkered history and its recent auction transactions, neither of which seemed to be apparent to the Kissimmee bidders, this looks like a highly expensive result. It got bid to $150,000 at Auburn Fall in 2016 then sold for $187,600 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey back in August. It’s like George Washington’s hatchet, and how much of it is the Z06/N03 isn’t clear, although the replacement engine is abundantly apparent. On the other hand, it’s half the price of one with no stories.

Lot # S155 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194675S113904; Nassau Blue, Nassau Blue hardtop/White leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000. – 327/375hp, 4-speed, AM-FM, alloy centerlock wheels, non-DOT narrow whitewall tires, woodrim steering wheel, two tops. – Represented as the original engine. Very good original paint and chrome. Good original leather with some surface creases to prove it’s leather. An impressively preserved, maintained and detailed original and unrestored Corvette with just 14,159 miles. Ex-Chip Miller. About as close to “like new” as it gets and blissfully configured. – Reported a no-sale at Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction in 2009 at a bid of $180,000, at Monterey two months later where it was bid to $165,000, at Bloomington in 2010 with a bid of $160,000 and Kissimmee in 2017 with a bid of $150,000. Bid here to $10,000 over the pre-sale low estimate of $150,000, this car should have been loose and selling well before it reached the reported bid, but that’s not its history even though this bid is appropriate, realistic and reasonable; $140,000 would have been, too.

Lot # F115.1 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 136375A102984; Tuxedo Black/Red vinyl, cloth; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,850. – 283/220hp, hub caps, red line tires, M21 4-Speed, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, factory AM radio, floor shift. – Spotless, fully detailed and show ready engine bay. Fantastic paint and chrome. Brand new tires. Even gaps. Fully redone interior, spotless other than a small scratch on the steering wheel. Not a monster performer with the 4-barrel 283, but this is a show-ready car in attractive colors. – $60,000 low estimate or not, this is a huge result for a ’65 Malibu with this engine, but this also may be the best example of its kind around and in this hobby the best does cost money.

Lot # W165.1 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 Sport Coupe; S/N 166375C135847; Crocus Yellow/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,250. – 396/425hp L78, automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, bucket seats, console with clock, floor shift, tach, Motorola radio. – An all original SS that has been sitting for 30 years. The paint is on the dull side, but there are only a few chips. Tired and oxidized underneath. Mostly well kept interior, but the switchgear is pretty dull and one of the knobs for the radio is missing. Will obviously need a lot of sorting, but nowhere near too far gone to be rejuvenated and certainly worth saving given its rare and desirable specs. – Bought reasonably with only a modest premium for originality and full demerits for the tired and aged condition. It is something of a find in this condition and the new owner will have to decide between cleaning it up and going after Preservation awards or simply throwing money at it for a restoration.

Lot # F108.1 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S101126; Engine # F0915HT; Rally Red/Red vinyl; Beige vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $62,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,750. – 327/350hp, 4-speed, AM-FM, power antenna, centerlock alloy wheels, gold line tires, power brakes. – Bloomington Gold certified, NCRS Top Flight. Excellent older paint, chrome, interior and top. The engine compartment was done right but is aging with paint loss here and there and some oil mist residue. – With allowances for the restoration’s age and some use this is a representative result for this L79 powered Corvette.

Lot # F237 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 107376W132267; White, Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $65,000 – $100,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. – 164/220hp Stage III engine, 4-speed, dual circuit master cylinder, headlight stoneguards, 13-inch Minilite alloy wheels, National tires, 4-speed, pushbutton radio, Weber 40IDA301 3-barrel carbs, rollbar, Yenko #YS-074. – Sound repaint not wet sanded on the fuel filler cover and scraped off on the engine cover fresh air vent hinges. Clean, orderly engine compartment not overdone. Good chrome, glass and interior. An exceptional Stinger. The engine that’s in it is not original, but the original block comes with it. MCACN Concours Gold winner. – Kissimmee couldn’t get Yenko Camaros sold for $200K, but they got $220K (double the high estimate) for this nearly impeccable Yenko Stinger. That’s a thousand dollars per horsepower. A staggering result.

Lot # W233.1 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194676S126851; Rally Red/Red leather; Black Vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,750. – 327/350hp L79 engine, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls. – Very good paint. Even gaps. Clean and shiny brightwork with no pitting. The seats could use a good cleaning but they aren’t worn and the rest of the interior is very good. Fully restored underbody in excellent shape. Represented as matching numbers and body-off restored, this car needs nothing. – It’s represented as matching numbers, but there’s no other documentation or certifications and Corvette people can (and should) be put off by that, which explains this modest result for a seemingly very good car.

Lot # F55 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible; S/N 194677S120140; Blue, Black stinger/Black; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $112,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $123,750. – 427/435hp, 4-speed, 4.11 Positraction, power brakes, F42 suspension, transistor ignition, non-functional side exhausts, Rally wheels with trim rings, blackwall tires, woodgrain steering wheel rim, original paper documentation. – Represented as the original drivetrain and claimed 26,056 miles. Good repaint and upholstery but the top is old, worn and has two small holes on the driver’s side. The underbody is good, showing age and some miles. Locked during the preview and not encouraging. – The bidders weren’t impressed, either, and gave this neglected Corvette the tentative price it deserved, with no premium for originality or known miles. That the seller accepted this price shows that the shortcomings were recognized.

Lot # F130.1 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194377S118237; White, Red stinger/Red vinyl; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $500,000. – 427/390hp, 4-speed, alloy wheels, 3.36 axle, side exhaust, Daytona Thorobred narrow whitewalls, wood-rimmed steering wheel, dash clock, AM-FM pushbutton radio, telescopic steering column, the original tank sticker is still attached. – Represented as 2,996 miles from new. Excellent original paint and phenomenal original interior. One small bit of touch up paint on the rear. Original owner’s belongings still in the glove box. Put away by its eccentric original owner just a few months after buying it. He claimed to have sold it, and it was not until after he died in 2011 that the car was discovered in his garage with 2,996 miles on it. Looks and smells like new. The very cautious consignor wore gloves even just standing near the thing. A perfect car for the current preservation and originality craze. Exhaustively documented. – And astounding at this bid, but it was sold by Mecum at Houston in 2014 for $783,000 and really, is it worth anything close to that than astounding price? It’s not likely even five years later in a preservation-obsessed hobby.

Lot # S186 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S114529; Engine # T0316IL 7113529; Rally Red, Black stinger/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $100,000 – $110,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 427/390hp, 4-speed, 3.55 Positraction, factory air conditioning, side exhausts, headrest seats, alloy wheels, red line tires – 2017 NCRS Top Flight and looks like it. Good paint, chrome and interior. There’s a small crack at the corner of the left headlight and some small paint inclusions, Good dash and gauges. Orderly and nearly like new engine compartment and chassis. Done right and not overdone but starting to show age. – This is a very good Corvette and it deserved to bring nearly L71 427/435hp money just on account of its superlative restoration and its preservation. It was sold for $127,600 at RM’s Ft. Lauderdale auction last April and is an honest value here.

Lot # F205 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S101114; Ermine White, Red stinger, Black vinyl hardtop/Red leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $89,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $97,900. – 427/390hp L36 engine, 4-speed, Rally wheels, red line tires, soft top and black vinyl hardtop, off-road exhaust, later cassette stereo, original tank sticker documented. – Bloomington Gold certified in 2014. Very good paint and chrome other than two touch ups on the passenger’s side. The top fits tightly and the window is smooth and clear, but there are some light stains on the top itself. The gauges are faded and the leather seats are lightly wrinkled. Restored underneath, but shows use. Desirable equipment, good colors, body-off restored and well documented, but starting to show its age. – A straightforward, appropriate result for a well-optioned but imperfect ’67 convertible. It was fresher four years ago when it sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale for $115,500.

Lot # F243 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S110076; Engine # 7110076; Goodwood Green, White stinger/White vinyl; White top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000. – 427/435hp L71, 4-speed, Rally wheels, Firestone red line tires, side exhaust, Protect-O-Plate, tank sticker, 3.70 Positraction, transistorized ignition, tinted windshield. – Fully restored but not excessively detailed engine bay. Represented as matching numbers. Very good paint and chrome. Very good fully restored interior other than lightly faded gauges. Fresh, well equipped and gorgeous body-off restoration. – The best is expensive and this Corvette is every bit as good as the best can be. It brought a deserved superior price.

Lot # S34 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S122516; Rally Red/Black; White top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $60,000. – 327/300hp, 4-speed, Michelin red line tires, modern vintage-look radio, woodgrain steering wheel, power brakes, power steering. – Paint is in excellent condition minus the area around the headlights that shows some wear from the headlight movement. Chrome work is mostly refinished with exception of the tail light trim rings and the name badging show pitting. Seats and door panels are in good shape, carpet needs cleaning and dash top shows some wear. Center console could also use a refinish. Overall good condition interior for being original. Engine bay is mostly clean, brake was signs of age. With an engine detail engine bay would need no more. Vehicle needs minor chrome work, a headlight adjustment and paint touch up to surrounding area, door gap adjustment and interior refresh to be perfect. – This may not be a very impressive car in terms of its condition or its drivetrain, but it does have a 4-speed and a hardtop. All things considered, the reported high bid wasn’t generous, but it was worth considering. Not every ’67 Corvette is a Big Block, but every ’67 Corvette is desirable. The 327s are more balanced and fun to drive, even with [only] 300 hp.

Lot # S156 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z/28 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124377N243629; Engine # V0423M0 18N424962; Mountain Green, Black stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $115,000 – $130,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,750. – 302/290hp, RS package, Rally wheels, Wide Tread GT tires, rear spoiler, M21 4-speed, Hurst shifter, auxiliary gauges, factory radio. – Rare 1967 Z/28 RS. Well-restored and lightly run, fully restored engine bay and underbody. Very good paint and chrome. Light track scratches on the windows. Very good interior. Well restored and hard to fault given its rarity. – This car hammered not sold at a $105,000 high bid at Mecum Dallas a few months ago. That was about as high an offer as the seller could have hoped for, and was a missed opportunity given this more modest but still realistic result.

Lot # F252 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S115911; Engine # 7115911; Marlboro Maroon, Black stinger/Black; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $150,000. – 427/435hp L71, 4-speed, Rally wheels, narrow whitewalls, hardtop, side exhaust, F41 suspension, power brakes, tinted windshield, tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate. – The 14,565 miles showing are represented as actual and the engine is also represented to be the original. Drag raced in period and apparently the engine was rebuilt at some point. Clean, tidy and maintained underneath. Some chips and crazing on the hood but otherwise very good original paint. Good, lightly scratched original chrome. The rear window on the hardtop is a bit cloudy but not terrible. Fantastic original interior with clear gauges and clean switchgear. Desirable equipment and phenomenal preservation. This car ticks a lot of the right boxes. – Aside from an older engine rebuild, this car is totally original and you would think that would count for a lot, but this car has now crossed the block three times at similar high bids and it may be time to adjust some expectations. It hammered at Indy last year at a $160k high bid and at Las Vegas back in November at $140k. What’s even more peculiar is that the reported high bid is $25,000 more than the low estimate.

Lot # T220 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 138378Z149293; Engine # T0422EG 18Z149293; Dark Teal, Black vinyl roof and body sills/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $57,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,250. – 396/375hp, 4-speed, pushbutton radio, heater, console, Rally wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, Wide Oval tires, invoice and Protect-o-Plate documented. – Impressively flat and even-fitting body panels and even gaps. Some gorilla hit the passenger’s door window wit a rotary sander, the rest of the glass is very good. Beautiful paint, pristine upholstery and gauges. The engine compartment is dusty and someone didn’t clean up an oil dribble after topping off. These are minor complaints on an exceptional example. – The Kissimmee bidders overlooked the deficient detailing of this SS 396 and instead focused on the quality of the restoration, the drivetrain and the documentation. It’s a superior price, but no more than the quality of the Chevelle deserved.

Lot # S189 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible; S/N 194678S405873; Corvette Bronze, Corvette Bronze hardtop/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $160,000 – $190,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700. – 427/435hp, M22 4-speed, transistor ignition, 3.55 Positraction, both tops, power windows, turbine wheel covers, red line tires, original invoice, installment contract, warranty paper, fact sheet and owner’s manual documented. – Dull original paint clearcoated for protection and cracking on the left front fender ridge. The interior and chrome are sound but deteriorating as expected for its age. Represented as 5,234 mils from new and two owners. Bloomington Gold Survivor, Benchmark and more. Original, but aged and not choice. – Hello? What’s wrong with this ’68 original 427/435? It’s documented and “cherry”. There is zip, bupkus premium in this result for its originality or its many awards and recognition. There’s something going on here in Corvette-World to bring this exceptional Corvette home for under a Hundred Large, but the new owner should be thankful.

Lot # W183 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194378S414832; British Green/Black; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 427/390hp L36 engine, 4-speed, red line tires, factory air, Positraction, Protect-O-Plate. – The paint in excellent condition showing no imperfections. The front bumper needs refinishing, but all other chrome is in very good condition. The interior is in excellent condition, but the center console needs refinishing. The underbody has been detailed and refinished. Cosmetic issues aside, this is a mostly very good first year C3 with good equipment and represented as matching numbers. – This is a better car than this result would suggest. It brought a hammer bid of $37,500 at Fall Auburn back in 2010 and this is a realistic result.

Lot # F134 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N616184; Engine # T03MN; Daytona Yellow, Black stripes, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. – 427/425hp, 4-speed, COPO 9561 and 9737, Torque Thrust style wheels, Wide Tread GT tires, SW column mounted tach, underdash gauges, pushbutton radio, heater, ducted hood, 4.1 Positraction, power steering and front disc brakes, COPO Connection paper. – Cowl VIN matches and it is represented as the original drivetrain. Undercoat brushed on but cracking with some surface rust visible under. Orderly engine compartment. Good paint, chrome, interior and roof vinyl. Orderly, but used since restoration and showing it. – There were a Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania lot full of Yenko Camaros in Kissimmee, lined up like Jelly Beans in the “Glass House” premier display area. This one was sort of rejected to a secondary tent but it has all the hallmarks of a correct, legitimate Yenko and the Kissimmee bidders recognized it for its authenticity. Its condition is not the greatest, but evidences that someone has actually driven it since it was restored. It’s a sound value at this price.

Lot # F170 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N616609; Engine # CE; Fathom Green, White Stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $220,000. – 427/425hp, 4-speed, power steering and front disc brakes, SW column-mounted 270 degree tach, Hurst shifter, Torque Thrust-style wheels, Wide Oval tires, pushbutton radio, heater, cowl induction. – Rusty exhaust manifolds and some coolant residue on the intake manifold, otherwise spotless. Cowl VIN is partially obscured but appears to be N616609. Engine number CE is probably a replacement. – There was a fleet of Yenko and COPO Camaros heading across the block today at Mecum Kissimmee. None of them sold.

Lot # F170.1 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N616508; LeMans Blue, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $220,000. – 427/425hp, automatic, Hurst His’n’Hers shifter, SW tach, underdash gauges, Torque Thrust wheels, Wide Tread GT tires, pushbutton radio, heater, chin and rear deck spoilers. – The restoration is showing age with a little road dirt underneath but the paint, chrome and interior are exceptional. The engine compartment is like new except for light surface rust on the exhaust manifolds and the engine number pad which is too rusty to decipher. – Offered by Mecum at Indy in 2009 and reported bid to $210,000. This is a typical result for the COPO Camaros in Kissimmee where there were plenty of them, but little interest in them.

Lot # F171 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N664141; Engine # E; Daytona Yellow, Black stripes and vinyl roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $230,000. – 427/425hp, automatic, Hurst dual gate shifter, F41 suspension, 4.10 Positraction, power steering, power brakes, front and rear spoilers, double COPO 9737 and 9561, Torque Thrust wheels, Polyglas tires, pushbutton radio. – Beautifully restored Yenko Camaro. Paint looks excellent with no flaws. Panel fit is slightly uneven. Brightwork has a few scratches. Door panel fit is just a little bit off. Vinyl roof looks to be brand new. Engine compartment is extremely clean and no signs of wear. Underneath all looks new and immaculate. Interior all looks new and shows no wear. The engine compartment is almost like new with only a little dust low down where it’s hard to detail. – Reported sold by Mecum at Indy in 2016 for $247,500 but back in 1993 it was bid to the Kruse Meadowlands auction in mid-May 1993 and $36,000 at Spring Auburn a week later while fresh from restoration. Like the rest of the COPO Camaros here in Kissimmee no one made any representations about the originality of the engine.

Lot # F172 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N615126; Hugger Orange, White stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $230,000. – Aluminum block and heads, 4-speed, SW tach, pushbutton radio, underdash gauges, chrome aftermarket wheels, chin spoiler, rear spoiler, double COPO 9561 and 9737, power front disc brakes. – Bright, shiny flawless paint, brilliant chrome excellent interior. Aside from some dust on the gauges and dashboard it is fresh, sharp and better than new. The engine compartment is spotless. Has early drag racing history (don’t they all?) – Reported sold by Mecum at Indy in 2017 for $233,750, but wasn’t able to get traction on the block at Kissimmee.

Lot # F173 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 124379N660606; Daytona Yellow/Black vinyl; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $175,000. – 427/425hp, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, ducted cowl hood, power brakes, chin and rear deck spoilers, heater, pushbutton radio, hubcaps, Wide Tread tires, no body stripes. – Show quality paint and chrome. Still like it came off the Norwood assembly line underneath. No engine block number. The engine compartment is nearly like new. – Even at this estimate, and reportedly bid to the low estimate the deal couldn’t close on this Canadian-delivered COPO Camaro. There was plenty of interest in the COPOs, but not much money.

Lot # F219 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 Pickup; S/N 136809K347985; Azure Turquoise, Black side stripe/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $97,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $107,250. – 396/375hp L78 engine, Polyglas tires, M22 4-Speed, power steering, power brakes, Protect-O-Plate, radio delete, tach. – Nearly spotless freshly restored engine bay and underbody. Excellent recent paint and chrome. All the brightwork is good and shiny. Like new, fully restored interior. Desirable equipment, attractive colors, and thoroughly redone with clearly a lot of time and money put in. A lot of Chevelles don’t even this kind of treatment, so for an El Camino this car is fantastic. – Six figures for an El Camino seems crazy, and it kind of is. This is probably one of the best, most attractive and well-optioned ones around, but at this price it’s still expensive.

Lot # W144 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car Convertible; S/N 124679N610731; Dover White, Hugger Orange Stripes/Orange vinyl, houndstooth cloth.; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. – 350/300hp, Pace Car package, automatic transmission, factory air, factory radio, power disc brakes, console shift. – Very good paint, but uneven panel gaps. Chrome trim and bumpers show no pitting but could use a polish. The headlight trim is dull. The taillights are lightly cracking and the badging on the trunk needs replacing. The underbody is in good shape but could use a detailing. Completely restored interior shows no signs of wear or fade. A reasonably well restored and eye-catching Pace Car Camaro, but misses on several details. – Bought right for what it is. There are so many ’69 Camaro Pace Cars out there it’s becoming difficult to find one that really stands out from the crowd. This one doesn’t, and it brought an undistinguished price for an undistinguished car.

Lot # F137 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 136370K140364; Engine # T1202CRV; Cortez Silver, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $115,000 – $165,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. – 454/450hp LS6, 4-speed, 3.31 Positraction, Hurst shifter, console, pushbutton radio, heater, power steering and brakes, SS wheels, Polyglas tires, cowl induction, GM Canada paperwork. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and original color. Very good fresh repaint, otherwise an older restoration with some age and use under the hood. The underbody is clean and sharp, though. Gauges are clear, upholstery is good with only slightly wavy piping on the seat cushions. – Back in the Seventies it was possible to drive across Canada free from speed limit worries, and this was a car to do it with with its 450hp and 3.31 rear axle. That’s a pleasant recollection, but this car puts it back in the windshield, not the rear view mirror. For a matching numbers, GM Canada documented car that sold for $132,000 at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 2013 this is a sound value.

Lot # F116 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible; S/N 136670B185950; Tuxedo Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $375,000. – 454/450hp LS6, M22 4-speed, 5.38 rear axle, SS wheels, trim rings, Wide Oval tires, power front disc brakes, no power steering, bench seat, cowl induction hood, documented with two build sheets and the Protect-o-Plate. – Represented as retained by the first owner until 2016, 27,865 miles from new. Gorgeous paint. Brilliant chrome, tight top, fresh upholstery. Restored better than new while preserving some original paint, but while it says “original M22”, nowhere does it say “original engine.” – This is a totally respectable offer for this car, even as meticulously done as it is, without rock solid assurance it is the original engine. Without the original lump of cast iron the original miles are almost irrelevant.

Lot # F174 1970 Chevrolet Nova Yenko Deuce 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 114270W370883; Engine # V0618CT; Fathom Blue, White side stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. – 350/360hp LT1, 4-speed, Super Stock wheels, Wide Oval tires, hood tach, bench seat, radio delete, Hurst shifter, headers, power brakes, tube headers. – Superb paint, bright chrome, unused interior. Protect-o-Plate documented. – While the COPO Camaros scored a big fat goose egg in Kissimmee this Yenko Deuce bounced right into the pre-sale estimate range and out the door with a new owner. Maybe it was because it was pretty much unique even among the vast field of collector vehicles in Kissimmee, or maybe it was because it didn’t have a 427 big block to compromise handling. It is a beautifully restored rare car and the new owner should be pleased with it and with the price paid.

Lot # S193 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 136370B122624; Tuxedo Black, White stripes/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $125,000 – $140,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. – 454/450hp LS6, 4-speed, SS wheels, trim rings, Polyglas tires, buckets and console, power steering and brakes, cowl induction, F41 suspension, Posttraction, documented by two build sheets, Protect-o-Plate and window sticker – Restored better than new and flawless. A seriously impressive Chevelle SS 454 LS6. – This is a killer LS6 Chevelle, outfitted (except for air conditioning) to be driven today with great pride and confidence. It was bought here for neither more nor less than it deserved, particularly given its thorough documentation and even though not represented as the original engine.

Lot # F240 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 114270W249659; Autumn Gold, Gold vinyl roof/Gold vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400. – 350/300hp, 4-speed, hub caps, narrow whitewalls, power steering, power brakes, 12-bolt rear, bucket seats, floor shift with Hurst shifter, 8-track stereo. – Gorgeous fully restored engine bay and underbody. Excellent paint. Factory gaps. Excellent fully restored interior. Lots of desirable equipment and restored to top notch standards with no corners cut. A very good, and very gold, 1970 Nova. – Kissimmee brought big money for the Yenko Deuce and big money for this Nova SS with the high performance 350/300hp engine. It is gorgeous and should be a ball to drive, but it is expensive.

Lot # S207 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible; S/N 136670B161703; Turquoise/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 454/450hp LS6, Polyglas tires, M22 4-speed, 12-bolt rear, power brakes, stripe delete, cowl induction delete, boot cover, factory AM radio. – Previously in the Milt Robeson collection. Tiny paint chip behind the right headlight and another one right behind the passenger’s side door. Several long, light scratches on the driver’s door. Otherwise shiny, high quality paint. The top is very good. Fully restored underneath with light use. Very good restored interior. Hard to describe a turquoise convertible as a sleeper, but you wouldn’t expect that this thing has an LS6 at first glance. And even though it wasn’t restored yesterday, it’s very attractive. – This car, an intriguing combination of performance and subtlety, is also an auction regular. RM sold it out of the Milton Robson collection in 2010 for $214,500, then RM sold it again in Phoenix five years later for $225,000. Mecum got a hold of it last year, and it hammered not sold at a $250,000 high bid at Indy then again at a $260,000 high bid at Monterey back in August. LS6 convertibles are very rare, fast and desirable cars but these high bids are all market-appropriate and this one hit Mecum’s presale low estimate and should have sold.

Lot # F247 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194371S112761; Bridgehampton Blue/Black leather; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $125,000. – 454/425hp LS6, automatic, Rally wheels, narrow whitewalls, pushbutton radio, power windows, Positraction, tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, rear defroster, tilt and telescopic steering column. – A rare LS6 Corvette, rated 25hp less than in a Chevelle. NCRS Top Flight. Good chrome. Two chips on the right headlight door, a few cracks at the back of the hood and a touch up on the tail. Wrinkling to the original leather seats, but they’re mostly good and the rest of the interior is quite well kept. An older restoration. – This car has lots of desirable equipment and was well restored, but it’s no longer super fresh and the owner seems unwilling to get more realistic about the car’s true value. It hammered not sold here two years ago at a $110,000 high bid, again at a $140,000 high bid at Mecum Indy last year, and again at a $130,000 high bid at Mecum Chicago three months ago. The bids aren’t getting any higher, nor should they be. It’s time to let it go.

Lot # S35 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194371S104547; Brands Hatch Green, White/Green vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 350/330hp LT1, 4-speed, Goodyear tires, power steering, power brakes, factory radio, Protect-O-Plate and tank sticker documented. – Good older paint with a chip on the rear passenger’s side fin by the glass, and some cracks on the body towards the front of the hood. Interior has been restored completely showing no signs of wear. The engine bay is fully restored but lightly used and not overly detailed. Represented as a matching numbers body-off restored LT1. Not done yesterday, but still more than good enough to drive and enjoy. – The solid lifter LT1 lost 40 horsepower from 1970 to 1971, but 330 is still plenty to have fun with and the urethane bumpers were still a couple of years away. The new owner can be quite proud of this one, and this price is fair to both parties.

Lot # F17.1 1972 Chevrolet C10 1/2 Ton Fleetside Long Bed; S/N CCE142A136256; Medium Bronze/Beige vinyl; Estimate $25,000 – $35,000; Truck restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. – 350/175hp, automatic, All Terrain T/A tires, wood bed, pushbutton radio, power steering, power brakes. – From the Doug Pittman collection. Good, fairly fresh wood in the bed. Restored underbody with new exhaust. The doors don’t quite fit flush with the body. Very good relatively recent paint and chrome. The rest of the brightwork looks original but is in decent shape. Very good interior, restored other than the gauges. A well optioned, well restored C10 done to slightly better than typical truck standards. – Bought for $20,625 at Auburn Spring last year, and the restoration was done before then, so this is another successful flip out of this collection. The price here is expensive but not outrageous for a well-restored C10 these days. It was just bought well and sold better.

Lot # F165.1 1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Sport Coupe; S/N 1Q87U2N134322; Midnight Bronze Metallic/Parchment vinyl with houndstooth cloth; Estimate $65,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $35,000. – 402/240hp, automatic, Wide Oval tires, 3.42 Positraction, power steering, power brakes, tinted glass, F41 suspension, horseshoe shifter, factory radio, factory air conditioning. – A rare ’72 Camaro with a factory 396 (402). Good older chrome. The repaint mostly looks good but there was poor prep on the roof and tail with light orange peel. Factory gaps. Light track scratches on the windows. Mostly original interior that is good but lightly worn. Restored engine bay and underbody. Good equipment and restored about 10 years ago, but clearly done on a budget with corners cut. A better quality paint job in this rare Midnight Bronze Metallic would make a big difference. – Given the rare options and generally solid condition, this car deserved a few more bids. It sold for $46,200 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2009.

Lot # S192 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe; S/N 1Z37L2S517896; Classic White/Saddle leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $225,000. – 350/255hp ZR1, 4-speed, Rally wheels, thoroughly documented from new, never titled, still on the GM MSO. – Just 308 actual miles with multiple Bloomington Gold and NCRS awards. Other than heat rash on the exhaust and general age, the engine bay looks great. The original paint and chrome look quite good. Excellent original interior, air filter and tires. A rare spec and unrestored car destined to fill out large Corvette collection. It will probably never turn over 1,000 miles. – This result would have amounted to a huge premium of originality on the order of two times the value of a perfectly restored ’72 ZR1. The low estimate would have been even more. It’s made its mark at Bloomington Gold and NCRS, leaving little for the new owner to do with it but but maintain it carefully until it is time for its next round of NCRS and Bloomington Gold appearances.

Lot # S111 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle NASCAR; S/N None; Orange, “Russell Bennett Chevrolet”/Black; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. – Blue wheels, Eagle slicks, Hurst shifter, 427 Chevy, Jones tach. – Old, generously chipped and scratched paint. Scratched bumpers. Scroungy, dirty interior. Described on the car card as “Meticulously restored”, it is anything but either of those things. Nasty, even if it is “1973 NASCAR Cup championship car driven by Benny Parsons”. – Before spending a Hundred Large on a racing car it would be good to have more documentation on its racing history than was offered here. Did Benny drive it all season (not likely)? Back in the 70’s old NASCAR racers were left to rust back into the earth behind some Carolinas garage. They sometimes get resurrected, but attribution is an issue. This is a nifty thing, but it’s worth no more than the reported bid here, and hardly worth the price it brought.

Lot # J140.1 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1V77E5U258546; Black/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $8,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,350. – AM-FM radio, Eagle GT tires, Gold alloy wheels, Cosveg #1509. – Poor older repaint starting to alligator crack. Broken and discolored drip rail molding. Chips and minor wear throughout. The interior is original with faded carpet and a seam pull in the driver’s seat. The engine bay is original and well maintained but unrestored. The underbody is unrestored with new exhaust and shocks. No rust visible. A reasonably well kept but unattractive Cosworth Vega. – Sold for $5,940 at Auburn Spring eight months ago and turned here for about enough to pay for its ownership and re-marketing expenses but likely contributing little to the consignor’s Kissimmee hotel bill after it’s all added up. The Auburn deal was a decent value, but for enjoying, not for flipping.

Lot # W195 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega Coupe; S/N 1V7706U222048; Blue/Pearl White vinyl; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300. – 8-track stereo, CosVeg #3283, Gold center alloy wheels Goodyear Integrity tires, tube headers. – Represented as 3,251 miles from new and all original including the paint. The engine compartment and chassis are crisp, clean and in showroom condition. Magnificently maintained and preserved, even 43 years after it was built, a real gem. – Bought appropriately here for the combination of low miles and exceptional preservation and stark contrast to the neglected CosVeg sold earlier this week for $9,350. A choice Cosworth Vega that will be proud to own and display and with enough miles on it that a few more will have little effect on its value.

Lot # F71 1979 Chevrolet K10 Blazer Cheyenne Sport Utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N CKR189Z137284; Black/Red vinyl with pattern cloth inserts; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. – 400/170hp, automatic, console with cup holders, air conditioning, factory radio. – Tidy original frame and engine bay. Very good chrome with a few light scratches. Lots of touch ups on the nose, some scratches at the back of the hood, a run below the left A-pillar and lots of scratches on the tailgate. Lightly worn switchgear but mostly fantastic original interior. A well optioned, unmolested and well cared for original Blazer showing 44,590 believable miles. – Early Broncos have been one of the hottest classic vehicles on the market for quite some time now, and it appears Blazers are being lifted up as well. This one sold very strongly, as did most of the other ones in both Kissimmee and Scottsdale the following week.

Lot # W202 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe; S/N 1G1YZ23J9P5800293; Ruby Red/Red leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100. – 350/405hp, 6-speed, 40th Anniversary package, special handling package, power seats, cassette stereo. – Represented with 37,010 miles. A few small chips on the nose but mostly good paint. The interior and weather stripping are in very good shape. A straightforward, lightly used ZR-1 with age that matches the mileage. – This isn’t a top-notch example, but the 40th Anniversary package is relatively rare on a ZR-1 and in this case it commanded a significant premium.

Lot # W40.1 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1G1BN52P6RR187747; Black/Grey leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $10,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $11,000. – 350/260hp LT1, automatic, alloy wheels, store brand tires, sunroof, power windows, air conditioning, tinted glass, factory CD stereo. – Represented with 55,000 miles, and there’s no reason to dispute that. Several light scratches and a big scuff on the front bumper. Plenty of road wear underneath. The wheels are pretty beat up. Small dent on the right rear passenger’s side door. Very good interior. While reasonably well kept, it is a good but not great car more suited for cruising than a serious collection. – With an iron-head version of the LT1 you got in the Corvette, these charmingly bland 90’s sleepers have caught on recently with the better ones bringing over 20 grand. The seller here was likely trying to capitalize on that, but doing so with a mediocre example and the price it commanded was modest, as it should have been even with 55,000 miles.

Lot # T297 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe; S/N 1G1YY12S915127102; Red/Black leather; Estimate $30,000 – $45,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $31,900. – Eagle F1 tires, FE4 suspension, dual zone climate control, Bose stereo. – Represented with 1,271 miles. Looks showrooms fresh. Never seen the track. A collector-grade Z06, which likely has nowhere to go but up in value, although this is a first-year model with the 385-horse engine instead of the 405 horses that later Z06s got. – Prices are still reasonable and they’re still well under what they cost new, but the secret is starting to get out about what a great performance value the C5 Z06 is. This no reserve result, which would have been crazy money three or four years ago, is an example of that.

Lot # W114.1 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; S/N 2G1FP32G022125608; Copper, Black stripes/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $21,450. – 346/310hp, automatic, alloy wheels, Hankook tires, CD stereo. – Final year fourth gen Z28. Represented with 19,000 believable miles. Chip in the clear coat on the driver’s mirror, but otherwise very good paint. The top is good and straight but there is a large stain that may or may not come out with cleaning. Like new interior. Clean wheels. Light road wear underneath. Used, but lightly used. – A fair result that takes into account the anniversary package and relatively low mileage but also the handful of flaws and the choice of transmission.

Lot # S149 1954 Chrisman Bros. and Duncan Bonneville Coupe; S/N NF557602; Metallic Brown/Brown Naugahyde; Estimate $500,000 – $700,000; Older restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $440,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $484,000. – Rear-mounted 331 Chrysler Hemi, Moon discs, drum rear brakes, chromed transverse leaf spring front suspension. – Essentially completely built Bonneville speed record car, now restored to show car condition with excellent paint and abundant (non-original) chrome. ’30 Model A coupe body chopped and altered. Run at various times in various classes depending upon the engines. This is the 1955 Class D 331 Chrysler Imperial Hemi, fuel injection configuration which ran 196 mph. Later sold to George Barris and modified for use in television including the Dobie Gillis show. 2001 Pebble Beach feature car and class third place winner. Already has an invitation to this month’s Grand National Roadster Show. Excellent restoration – An epic rod, not only because of what it accomplished on the Salt, but also for its exceptional design and execution. It sold at RM’s auction of Joe’s Garage in 2008 for $660,000, and it is to all intents and purposes in the same condition today. This is 2/3 of that result and realistic for what it is.

Lot # G212 1952 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country Station Wagon; S/N 70102515; Light Green/Brown; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $13,750. – 265/119hp six, 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, hood ornament, column shift, dash clock, pushbutton radio. – Dull original paint. Lots of chips on the nose. Dull, scratched chrome and brightwork. Dirty but not rotten underneath. Dent in the right rear body side trim. Very sound interior. Just tired generally but it’s all there and not really an eyesore. It would make a sound restoration candidate even though it will likely never be worth very much. – When is a Town & Country not? When it doesn’t have wood paneling or woodgrain applique like this ’52. It’s rather frumpy, particularly in dull Granny Smith apple green, and brought an appropriately frumpy price.

Lot # T126 1961 Chrysler 300G 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 8413115162; Red/Tan; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200. – 413/375hp, crossram dual quads, pushbutton automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, dual mirrors, bucket seats, console, tach, pushbutton radio, power windows. – Spent 20 years in a museum. Good but not fresh older paint and chrome. Three touch ups on and behind the passenger’s door. Big touch up on the trunk lid. Very light pitting on the quarter window frames. Very good interior. The wheels are a little dirty. Looks unrestored underneath. Never restored but not totally original, either, it’s a presentable example of an inherently attractive Chrysler Letter Car. – At this price it is more than presentable, it’s also a seriously good value in attractive colors and ready to be driven and shown locally with distinction.

Lot # U99 1987 Chrysler LeBaron Premium Convertible Indy Pace Car; S/N 1C3BJ55E9HG195241; Red, White pace car graphics/Grey leather; Black top; Estimate $10,000 – $15,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,900. – Alloy wheels, Eagle GT tires, power seats, power windows, cassette stereo. – Represented with 1,772 miles. No reason to dispute that. Other than very light wrinkling to the driver’s seat and a small chip on the hood, it looks just about brand new, although this has to be just about the most boring Indy 500 pace car replica of them all. – Carroll Shelby paced the 1987 Indy 500 behind the wheel of a K-Car based LeBaron convertible, and Chrysler offered a limited number of pace car replicas to the public. Most people just don’t find the LeBaron cool or desirable, though, and some white Indy 500 script on the doors doesn’t change that, as this result shows.

Lot # J150 1965 Citroen 2CV 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 3002017789; Mustard Yellow/Grey leatherette; Grey leatherette top; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. – Grey steel wheels, hubcaps, Aracauna tires. – Fair orange peely repaint done in 2005, sound interior and folding roof. Some rusty exterior fasteners and hardware but appropriate to the caliber of the restoration. – Offered here last year when it was bid to $11,000. It did a little better this year, appropriate to its condition and superficial cosmetic redo, but is a funky value that attracts more attention than a Beetle for less money, and has room in the back for a goat or two on the way to market.

Lot # F245 1957 Continental Mark II 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C56S3895; White/White leather piped in Brown; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500. – Wheel covers, whitewalls, factory air conditioning, power windows, power seat, pushbutton radio. – Spotless fresh engine bay and underbody. Very good fresh paint and chrome aside from a small chip at the front of the passenger’s door. Excellent new interior. The first “n” on the Continental badge on the nose isn’t quite straight. A handful of little things aside, this is a gorgeous car. These aren’t cheap cars to restore, so this is the way to buy one. – Not only the way to buy a Continental, but the price to pay for a very good one with factory air conditioning. This is a car the new owner should be proud to own, drive and show.

Lot # U23 1951 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster; S/N VC30392; Silver/Red; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $6,000. – Rear-mounted spare with vinyl cover. – Average quality paint with a few scratches. Good restored interior. The rubber around the bottom of the windshield has come completely loose. Older restored underneath. A Hot Shot is charming in almost any condition, but at the end of the day this one is a driver quality car that’s pretty rough around the edges. – I’s not THAT rough around the edges, though. It crossed the block early on the final day of the auction, and flew under the radar to a bid that’s quite a bit less than it deserves, especially when you consider that it sold for $12,100 at Mecum Chicago last year.

Lot # W73 1978 Datsun 280Z Coupe; S/N HLS30446132; Black/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000. – 5-speed, rear window seats, factory cassette stereo, factory air conditioning. – Repainted 20 years ago. Quite a few small chips on the nose and a long, deep scratch on the roof. Otherwise looks a bit tired but presentable. The plastic on the bumpers is faded. Dull wheels. Light road wear underneath. Very good interior. A regularly enjoyed and reasonably well cared for late Z Car in driver condition. – The later, fatter Z-Cars are worth considerably less than the purer 240s of the early 1970s, This is an expensive price for an example that is far from perfect.

Lot # T55 1981 Datsun 280ZX Turbo Coupe; S/N JN1CZ04S3BX602113; Rich Blue/Blue cloth, Grey vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $24,000. – Automatic, factory cassette stereo, cruise control, air conditioning, alloy wheels, power windows, glass tee-tops, power steering and brakes, fog lights. – Shiny clearcoat repaint laid on an assembled car. Orderly original engine compartment and underbody, Good original upholstery but the grey trim is aging and faded. The odometer shows 75,449 miles and so does the car. – The clearcoat repaint adds nothing at all to the value of this car and it should have been loose and selling at $15,000.

Lot # E197 1983 Datsun 280ZX Coupe; S/N JN1HZ04S5DX575067; Silver Grey, Silver sides/Grey vinyl; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. – 5-speed, Black accented 5-spoke alloy wheels, power windows, air conditioning, cassette stereo, glass tee-tops. – 60,847 miles from new, all original and lovingly preserved. – This Datsun was at Mecum’s Chicago sale three months ago where it was bid to only $9,000. The result here is much more reasonable for its condition, mileage and equipment, particularly the 5-speed but even at this price there is a material premium for originality and the result overlooks that the ZX lost some 14hp from the earlier Z.

Lot # T57 1946 Dodge WC 1/2 ton Stake Truck; S/N 81165239; Engine # 112135678; Maroon, Black fenders/Black, Tan vinyl; Truck restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $32,450. – 217/95hp six, 3-speed, hubcaps and trim rings, oak bed sideboards and floor, aluminum radiator, turn signals added. – Very good paint, interior and chrome aside from a run on the right hood side. Minor upgrades like the turn signals and radiator aid safety and reliability. The Flaming River steering box should, too, but the steering still has way too much play. Other than that this is one sweet truck. – An especially well-restored truck ready to run roughshod over lesser trucks and be a dynamic presence for any company that makes its living hauling things. It has few comparables, either in condition or in configuration, but at this price is a serious value for a truck lover.

Lot # T106.1 1957 Dodge D100 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N 82415711; Bayview Green/Tan pattern cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800. – 230/120hp six, 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, wood bed floor, column shift, Sunpro tach, heater. – The 28,444 miles showing are represented as original. Newer chrome, slightly flat but good mostly original paint. Some chips on the mirror and rub through on top of the driver’s door. Very good original interior. Very good newer wood. Never restored because it never needed to be, and it’s pretty unusual for a work-oriented truck like this to come through all these years unscathed. – This truck sold at Mecum Chicago last year for $17,050, a price that doesn’t take its preservation into account. The opposite happened in Kissimmee, and while this price isn’t excessive, it’s nevertheless a home run for the seller.

Lot # F95.1 1962 Dodge Dart 440 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 5322165541; Red/Red vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 413/410hp Ramcharger Max Wedge, short crossram dual quads, pushbutton automatic, bench seat, pushbutton radio, heater, steel wheels, hubcaps, 7.50-14 bias ply blackwall tires, dashtop Sun 270 degree tach. – Restored like new with very good paint, chrome, interior, engine compartment and underbody. Impossible to fault. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2006 for $178,200 fresh from restoration. In 2008 RM sold it at Ft. Lauderdale for $110,000, still like new. In 2014 it was sold at Auburn Fall for $82,250, and now here back up to its 2008 price. As the history shows, this is what this car is worth, except at Auburn Fall, and that was just plain a good deal for the buyer.

Lot # S100.1 1963 Dodge Polara Max Wedge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 6332115243; Turquoise/Turquoise vinyl; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700. – 426/415hp Max Wedge, automatic, American Racing wheels, bench seat with armrest, pushbutton radio, dash clock, 3.91 Sure Grip, 3-inch exhaust with cutouts. – Raced in period. Scratched up body side trim. The grille and headlight bezels are tired-looking. The bumper chrome is good but a bit older. Lightly scratched door handles. Very good older paint and fully restored underneath. Restored but not overdone underneath. A very rare car, maybe not quite restored to the standards it deserves but still attractive. – Hammered not sold at an $85,000 high bid here two years ago, an offer that should have been taken given this much lower and rather surprisingly modest result.

Lot # F112 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WS23J71227170; Gold, Black roof/White vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, five-spoke wheel covers, red line tires, Dana 60 rear end, heat and defrost, bucket seats, console, floor shift, pushbutton radio, power brakes. – Flat, dull original chrome. Lots of chips on the hood and a small dent on the nose. A few small dents on the driver’s door and small chips all over the body. A little grubby underneath but not terrible after years of storage. A mostly all original genuine Hemi car, which is plenty to get Mopar folks excited, although there’s no word on how well it runs and the odometer shows 64,140 miles so it’s well and truly broken in. – A substantial but not unreasonable premium paid for originality here. The new owner may have some mechanical sorting to do, but at this price both buyer and seller should be satisfied.

Lot # S136 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WM23M9A272340; Bright Green Metallic, Black hood and tail stripe/Black vinyl; Estimate $85,000 – $95,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – 440/390hp, Six Pack, 4-speed, steel wheels, red line tires, lift-off hood with hood scoop, 4.10 rear end, bucket seats, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, pushbutton radio. – Fully restored and fresh underneath, but not represented as matching numbers. Very good high quality paint. Fresh, shiny chrome. Very good fully restored interior. Done top to bottom and gorgeous in these appropriately high-impact colors. – In essentially the same condition as it was in 2014 when it sold for $72,360 at Mecum Indy, it’s a very cool car bought for appropriate money.

Lot # S150 1969 Dodge Charger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N XP29H9B337074; Dark Bronze Metallic, Black vinyl roof/Brown vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,250. – 383/330hp, automatic, narrow whitewalls, 3.23 axle, tinted windshield, factory air conditioning, Rallye suspension, bucket seats with headrests, floor shift, console, factory radio. – The 27,482 miles showing are represented as original. The engine bay is complete and reasonably maintained but it’s pretty grimy and dirty under there. Same with the underbody. That’s a bit disappointing since the original paint, chrome and roof vinyl are very well preserved and mostly free of blemishes. The window frames are a little scratched up. The interior is remarkable. Not a special car in terms of equipment, but it’s really well preserved and too good to fully restore even if the engine bay is a bit of a mess. – Most of the money here was thanks to the car’s preservation, and at this price it’s also too expensive to restore anyway. It is an intriguing beast, though, and a few more enjoyable miles (like the Great Race?) should make little difference in its value.

Lot # T300 1969 Dodge Polara 500 Convertible; S/N DM27G9D211272; Dark Green/Tan; Tan cloth top; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 383/290hp with a 4-barrel, automatic, Radial T/A tires, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power top, tinted windshield, solid state radio, dash clock, column shift. – A relatively rare Polara convertible. Very good fairly fresh paint and chrome. Very good newer top. Very good interior. Restored underneath. A high quality restoration, the kind usually reserved for more valuable Mopars. A neat and beautiful car. – The impeccable condition counts for a lot, the upgraded engine with added 4-barrel doesn’t detract, but this is still a magnanimous price for a Polara 500 convertible.

Lot # F120.1 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JS29R0B191259; Plum Crazy, Black vinyl roof/Black vinyl, cloth; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, Rally wheels, Polyglas GT tires, hood pins, Super Track Pack, power windows, power steering, tinted glass, factory radio. – Rare equipment and great colors. Very good paint, chrome, interior and underneath. Not overrestored, just right, and barely used. – Offered at Mecum’s Spring Classic at Indianapolis in 2015 where it was reported bid to $170,000. It has put 53 more miles on the odometer since then but has obviously been conscientiously maintained and lightly used. The two results are remarkably consistent and appropriate.

Lot # F145 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WM23R0G138726; Burnt Orange Metallic, White vinyl roof, White tail stripe/Burnt Orange vinyl; Estimate $110,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, hood pins, Polyglas GT tires, A34 Super Track Pack, power steering, power brakes, bench seat, Hurst pistol grip shifter, pushbutton radio. – Represented as one of 21 4-speed Hemi Super Bee hardtops in 1971. Very good paint and chrome. Light discoloration and dirt on the roof vinyl. Factory gaps. Very good restored interior. Fully restored underneath. Redone to the standards it deserves but not overdone, and currently has no needs. – This car sold for $90,200 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2010, but while muscle car prices have recovered quite a bit since then, this is nevertheless a very strong result for a ’71 Super Bee Hemi. The color helps, even if it isn’t High Impact.

Lot # F121 1971 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WS23R1A168948; Plum Crazy, Matte Black hood, White vinyl roof/White vinyl; Estimate $200,000 – $225,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000. – 426/425hp dual quad Hemi, automatic, console, Rallye wheels with trim rings, AM-FM, Polyglas GT tires, power brakes and steering, Air Grabber hood, hideaway headlights. – Very good paint, chrome, interior and vinyl roof. A little filler in the front fender, but not elsewhere. Even panel fits and gaps. The engine compartment is barely aged. Restored in 2006 but the intervening years are barely apparent. – Sold at Branson Fall in 2003 for $63,600 before restoration, then here in 2015 for $243,000. The result here appropriately recognizes the restoration’s quality as well as the Hemi under the hood.

Lot # S3 1973 Dodge Charger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N WH23U3G179993; Silver, Grey hood and side accent/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. – 440/280hp, automatic, buckets and console, sport steering wheel, pushbutton radio, heater, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, power steering, power brakes. – Good older paint, chrome and interior. Orderly but aged and lightly used engine compartment. An older restoration in good driver condition but neglected and dirty in the preview. – It was cleaned up later and that made a huge difference in its presentation in the lineup and on the block. It’s just a car, from the beginning of the smog-equipment strangled years, but it is a better car than the paltry money it brought here.

Lot # U103 1991 Dodge Stealth Hatchback; S/N JB3XE74C4MY021231; White, Pace car graphics/Red leather; Estimate $20,000 – $25,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. – Pace car package, power windows, air conditioning, CD/cassette stereo. – Rare pace car edition, represented with 29 miles but apparently not stored too carefully. The paint is good but it’s pretty dirty underneath. The shifter boot is also cracking up and looks almost torn to shreds. – The Stealth is little more than a Mitsubishi 3000GT with Dodge badges. That’s why there was an uproar from the UAW and others when the Stealth was selected to pace the 1991 Indy 500, and Dodge instead brought out a proper American-made Viper prototype for the race, relegating the Stealth to festival car status. This happened at the last minute, however, and Chrysler had already put out about 150 pace car replicas. This car is one, and it may have the lowest mileage of any of them but it’s not immaculate. The Kissimmee bidders didn’t care, bidding it to 50 percent more than the very best normal Turbos are bringing and well over Mecum’s $25,000 high estimate. It is an expensive car, with an unimportant back story.

Lot # F227 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster; S/N 1B3BR65E1PV200275; Viper Red/Grey leather; Black top; Estimate $35,000 – $40,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 488/400hp, 6-speed, power steering, window sticker documented. – Early, no frills Viper RT/10 showing 10,633 believable miles. Looks just about new other than a slightly flat driver’s seat. – Low-mileage Vipers have been coming on strong at auction recently, but the earliest RT/10s with less power, no windows and the ugly wheels tend to be the least desirable of the bunch. Given the condition of this one it could have brought another few bids. This wasn’t hugely below market, but is still a good value. No one drive them in the rain, anyway.

Lot # T296 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe; S/N 1B3ER69E0TV200267; Blue, White stripes/Black; Estimate $55,000 – $75,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. – 6-speed, air conditioning, CD stereo. – Represented with 10,600 miles. The driver’s seat is a little flat, but otherwise it looks new. – This low-mile Viper finished in classic colors sold at Mecum Indy in 2009 for a then very expensive $59,360, then sold there again in 2012 for a more realistic $42,400 and at Kissimmee in 2015 for $55,080. Mecum has been doing well with top-notch RT/10s and GTSs. More are being consigned, but the demand is apparently still there as this result shows.

Lot # T90.1 2000 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible; S/N 1B3ER65E4YV604833; Viper Steel Gray/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,550. – 488/450hp, 6-speed, Pilot Sport tires, hardtop, rear exit exhaust. – 1,600 miles and carefully kept. Looks like a new car. – Not sold at a $45,000 hammer bid at Mecum Dallas a few months ago. That was a perfectly reasonable offer for even a like-new later RT/10, and this result confirms it. With mileage this low, This Viper is likely destined for a life of static display.

Lot # S103 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton, Body by Roxas; S/N 2276; Engine # J-255; Black/Maroon leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $900,000 – $1,000,000; Rebodied or re-created, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $935,000. – Chrome wire wheels, dual sidemounts, wide whitewalls, dual remote ‘Sportlite’ spotlights, dual windshields, low profile cloth-covered luggage trunk, single Pilot-ray, outside exhaust headpipes, chrome mesh hood sides, rear clock and speedometer – Matching chassis, firewall and engine. Originally a Judkins Limousine used by Mrs. E.L. Cord, later sold to Pacific Auto Rentals and used in numerous motion pictures through 1984, then rebodied by Fran Roxas in this Torpedo Phaeton style. An older show quality restoration with very good paint, bright chrome, upholstery and top, but ageing and neglected. – Sold by RM at Meadow Brook in 2004 for $500,500, then by Bonhams at Greenwich in 2013 for $698,500 and after a few subsequent no-sales by Mecum at Indy in 2014 for $1,350,000, its value perigee. This Torpedo Phaeton is beautifully rebodied by Fran Roxas in a style that is much more valuable than the original Judkins Limo, but it’s a rebody and this is a realistic price for it.

Lot # T96 1958 Edsel Pacer Convertible; S/N W8UR728845; Coral, White accent/Coral, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $30,000. – 361/303hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, pushbutton radio, spinner wheel covers, wide whitewalls, dual outside mirrors. – Dull, flawed old repaint. Sound upholstery, cracked steering wheel, dull gauges. Old, pitted chrome. The engine compartment has been given a lick and a promise with rattle can engine paint. Neither pretty nor promising and needs everything. – A particularly scruffy old car that deserved to be rejected, and it was. N-A-S-T-Y.

Lot # W231.1 1959 Edsel Ranger 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N C9UG703677; Red, White roof/White vinyl, Black cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $10,450. – 292/200hp, automatic, aftermarket air conditioning, wheel covers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio. – Awful old paint with orange peel, microblisters and edge chips. Sound upholstery, worn steering wheel rim. Dirty engine compartment. The chrome is the best part. – Sold at Mecum’s Salmon Brothers auction in 2012 for $14,300 and peddled at Kansas City six months later where it was reported bid to $9,000, then at Houston in April 2013 where the bid was $8,000. The seller was fortunate to get this much for this slug at Kissimmee.

Lot # S112 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe; S/N 9955; Engine # 9955; Red/Camel leather; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $500,000. – Borrani wire wheels, Ansa exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, Becker Europa radio, power windows, air conditioning. – Represented with 1,000 miles on a rebuilt engine, but the engine bay needs a serious detailing. Good but not exceptional paint and chrome. Good seats and carpets. The cap on the steering wheel is cracked and cloudy. Light road wear underneath. A driver quality/event car, but not a great example by the standards of Enzo-era 12-cylinder Ferraris. – This 330 GTC showed up at Mecum Kissimmee in 2016, three years ago, with 45,815 miles on its odometer. It’s been through six more Mecum auctions since then and now shows 45,941, 126 more than it did then. It’s never sold, not at Monterey, Dallas, Kissimmee 2017, Indy 2017 or 2018, or Monterey 2018, nor did it here. It’s a sound 330 GTC, it’s just shopworn and deserves to go away and find a caring home.

Lot # F254 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 16109; Giallo Fly/Black leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $575,000. – Campagnolo alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, Simpson lap belts, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, factory air conditioning, power windows, later Alpine cassette stereo, Marelli ignition modules. – Fully restored in the 1990s and 8,000 miles ago, represented here as 48,879 miles from new. Very good paint other than a chip at the back edge of the hood and two more small ones at the back edge of the passenger’s side door. Lightly scratched window frames. Very light wear to the steering wheel and seats but otherwise very good interior. Lightly used but tidy underneath, but the engine compartment is getting grimy and desperately needs a thorough detailing. Well restored in the first place but showing its age and consistent neglect. It will be a 3+ soon. – This Daytona probably has a permanent parking spot in a Mecum transporter to make it easier to haul from auction to auction. First seen here in 2016, its odometer has added 108 miles since then crossing the block at eleven Mecum sales while the reported high bids have come down from $800,000 in 2016 to this point at Kissimmee 2019. The term “overexposed” comes to mind.

Lot # S77.1 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 21733; Rosso Chiaro/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. – 2926/240hp, carburetors, 5-speed, Campagnolo alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, air conditioning, Pioneer cassette stereo, power antenna, dual outside mirrors, Momo steering wheel, tools, jack, owner’s manual. – Sound original paint with stone chips on the nose and a poorly touched up half inch gouge on the right front fender. Sound original interior appropriate to the 49,336 miles on the odometer. Belt service at 48,211 miles but that was six years ago. Negligent auction preparation suggests a consignor who doesn’t care. – And that is not a good thing, which the bidders recognized in this transaction with a seriously parsimonious price that leaves room for any number of cosmetic and mechanical needs that may pop up with this objectively neglected 308 GT.

Lot # S146.1 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFJA09B000050285; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000. – TRX tires, air conditioning, power windows, Kenwood cassette stereo. – 13,482 miles from new (the car card says km, but it’s in miles.) Old, wrinkled carpets don’t fit well, the upholstery is sound and only lightly scuffed on the driver’s bolster. Good older repaint but the nose is more dull than the sides and roof. Otherwise it is original and well-maintained. – The early mid-engined 4.4 (365) and 5 liter (512) Ferraris may be the best values in Ferrari performance today. They’re much less than their V-12 counterparts and represent a paradigm-shift to mid-engine design at Ferrari. It’s a situation that this 512 BBi illustrates. It’s bought right for what it is, but it is so much more than its price.

Lot # W176 1986 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 2+2 Cabriolet, Body by Bertone; S/N ZFFXC26A0G0065; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. – Alpine CD stereo, Continental tires. – Showing 28,684 miles. Several chips and touch ups on the nose plus a few more on the tail and rear bumper, and the paint is just a bit tired in general. Good top. Significant wear on the driver’s seat and some smudges on the rear. No service history represented. Mondials don’t often get the Royal treatment, and this one certainly hasn’t. It’s a used car. – It’s still pretty much the most affordable way into Ferrari ownership, but the Mondial is far from the most rewarding car in the world to drive or look at. The new owner paid a fair price for this one, but if it needs any major servicing it could go from a cheap Ferrari to an expensive one very quickly.

Lot # S144.1 1992 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFMN34AXN0092296; Red/Red cloth; Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,750,000; Modified for competition during restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $750,000. – 18-inch OZ centerlock wheels, Toyo tires, 5-point belts, racing seats, roll cage, adjustable wing, straight exhaust without cats, fire system, carbon fiber splitter, SF shields, Plexiglas side windows, assembly number 09496. – Converted to semi-LM specs by Mototechnique in the naughts. 728hp with LM turbos and intercooler. Sharp, show-quality paint and interior. Spotless engine compartment. No overt signs of use or age. – Pretty to look at, lovely to hold, but a bear to drive for anyone without Formula One level skills, which is probably why this beast looks like it’s never been on track. A race car’s racing history is crucial to its value. This F40 has no history and its extensive modifications detract from its collector value making it difficult if not impossible to support a value approaching seven figures.

Lot # W98.1 1994 Ferrari 348ts Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFRG43A3R0096767; Red/Beige leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $77,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,250. – Ferrari alloy wheels, Red calipers, Sony remote CD changer, air conditioning, Assembly #13659. – Belt serviced in February 2014. The odometer shows 2,922 believable miles and the car looks like it, all original and pristine. – This result has a more-than-important premium for originality and low miles on the order of $20,000. It’s hard to argue with the buyer’s enthusiasm for the low miles, originality and preservation, but it’s also hard to expect it to be maintained.

Lot # K169 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXR48A3T0105369; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $57,000. – P Zero tires, 6-speed. Assembly #22296 – Showing 14,598 believable miles. Good but not like new original paint. Lightly worn top. Good interior. Dusty original engine compartment. Low miles, but not quite like new and not represented with any recent service. – Reported sold here in 2016 for $57,200, at Mecum Dallas three months ago for $52,800, no-saled at Mecum Chicago three weeks after that for $55,000. There are other Mecum results since then but they are irrelevant, as is this reported high bid although by all that is right and true it should have sold at this bid, $62,700 all-in.

Lot # S55 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXR48A8V0108173; Giallo Modena/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300. – 6-speed, CD stereo, Yellow calipers, SF shields, air conditioning, Ferrari alloy wheels, PZero tires, rear Challenge grille, Assembly # 24915 – Represented as 16,750 miles and 15,000 mile service completed, although not when it was done. The driver’s seat bolster is lightly scuffed and the cushion is a bit stretched, both appropriate to the stated mileage. Orderly, tidy engine compartment but with weak struts. A clean, orderly driver. – Miles are miles, and in a universe where miles count this F355 Spider has enough to make a difference. This is a generous price for a carefully used F355 Spider, even in Giallo Fly.

Lot # T57.1 1998 Ferrari F355 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXR42A6W0110062; Black, Black leatherette roof panel/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $70,000. – Ferrari 5-spoke alloy wheels, Red calipers, Nankang tires, tinted windows, Assembly #27128. – Belt serviced in July 2017. The upholstery is stretched and has areas of surface discoloration and seat bolster scuffing. Good original paint. Dusty engine compartment. A used car. – This F355 GTS should have been gone and away well before the reported high bid. It’s reassuring and all that, but worth no more than $60,000.

Lot # F54 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZR49B000111972; NART Blue/White leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $85,000. – 6-speed, air conditioning, Black calipers, chipguarded nose, Tubi exhaust, 19-inch HGTC modular wheels, Kenwood CD stereo, dark tinted glass, Assembly #29204. – Grey market import by Individual Auto Imports, Inc. Stone chipped hood and dinged front bumper cover. Wrinkled and torn dashtop, lightly soiled upholstery. Cloudy headlight covers. Belt service in May 2018. Dirty engine compartment. A used car. – Sold by Worldwide at Auburn in September for $77,000, the consignor’s notion of how to make money at auction is distorted. At the very least, address the obvious cosmetic issues, don’t bring a messy car back to auction in four months and expect to be anything but disappointed. Even with the 6-speed it is a nasty car and it should have been loose and selling well before this reported high bid.

Lot # K191 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZS49A6Y0121181; Yellow/Black, Yellow bars; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 6-speed, SF shields, Ferrari alloy wheels, Red calipers, Continental tires, dark tinted windows, carbon fiber interior trim, carbon stitched headliner, Daytona seats. – Very good unblemished original paint. The driver’s seat is unusually creased and surface cracked but sound. The odometer shows 63,940 miles, and so does the car. – Sold here two years ago in 2017 for $96,800 when showing 213 fewer miles and in the same used Ferrari condition, it brought a hammer bid of $2,000 more this year, an optimistic result for the buyer, but a good one for the seller.

Lot # S76 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYU51A8Y0120539; Silver/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – 6-speed, air conditioning, Ferrari stereo, Caprizzo exhaust, Challenge rear grille, silver calipers, SF shields. – Belt serviced five months ago. Chipguarded nose. Gooey interior switches. An orderly and ordinary Ferrari driver. – But a generous price for what it is, even with the recent belt service.

Lot # F84 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider; S/N ZFFYT53A010122954; Argento Nurburgring/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $95,700. – Paddle shift, 5-spoke Ferrari alloy wheels, Red calipers, SF shields, Ferrari stereo, air conditioning, chipguarded nose, assembly number 39914. – Stated to be 7,250 miles from new and looks like it. Belt serviced with new Pilot Sport tires in May 2017. Very good original paint and barely used upholstery. Clean engine compartment except for some coolant overflow residue under the expansion tank. – An attractively liveried, well maintained, low miles 360 Spider which the bidders recognized and paid a deserved premium price.

Lot # S48 2002 Ferrari 575M Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFBV55A220126972; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $80,000. – Paddle shift, Michelin tires, tinted glass, Daytona-style seats, SF shields, silver calipers, chipguarded nose, Ferrari stereo, Assembly #44171. – Excellent paint. Like new interior. Engine out service in 2015 and clean, orderly and only lightly used under the hood. Looks like a new car. Represented with 15,183 believable miles. – Exceptionally well-maintained while cycling through several Mecum auctions in the last year and sold at Houston nine months ago for $99,000, this is another attractive but shopworn Mecum consignment now recording its lowest reported bid in a year.

Lot # F84.1 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFC60A970154828; Rosso Rubino/Tan leather, Black bars; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $100,000. – 5-spoke modular wheels, silver calipers, Daytona seats, carbon brakes, paddle shift, carbon fiber interior trim, HGTE handling package, manettino steering wheel, SF shields, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. – Unblemished original paint and interior. The right front caliper paint is crazing like it’s experienced excessive heat but the left isn’t. The seats show little wear or stretch. Barely used and well-preserved although is no mileage or service history offered. – Not enough information, particularly service history, is a severe hurdle for a modern Ferrari to overcome at the auction, a hurdle that seems to have tripped up this 599 GTB.

Lot # S264 2012 Ferrari FF Coupe, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF73SKA5C0185451; Diamond White/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – Anthracite alloy wheels, Black calipers, carbon fiber discs, carbon interior trim, suspension lift, parking camera, sport exhaust, parking sensors, diamond stitched upholstery, Assembly #103336. – Good original paint and interior. No service history or mileage offered. – A technological wonder with active suspension and full time all wheel drive with active engine management, the bidders must have figured out what the mileage was, and it must not have been low, in arriving at this modest result.

Lot # S114 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Berlinetta; S/N ZFF76ZFA6E0207602; Ruby Red/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,300,000. – Black calipers, Red wheel accents, autographed engine cover. – 418 miles from new. Like new. – The less expensive half of the LaFerrari pair from the Michael Fux collection that had Kissimmee spectators drooling in the preview. Sold for a realistic number.

Lot # T59.1 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF74UFAXE0201312; Rosso Corsa/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; No Result reported. – Paddle shift, air conditioning, manettino steering wheel, Daytona seats, carbon brake discs, Yellow calipers, SF shields, chipguarded nose, Ferrari 20-inch 5-spoke wheels, Pirelli PZero tires. – Very good original paint and interior showing little age or use. – Observed on-site but no result reported.

Lot # S113 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta; S/N ZFF86ZHA6H0223353; Rossa Corsa/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $6,100,000. – SF shields, Red calipers and wheel accent – 174 miles from new. Spotless. – The more expensive half of a pair of LaFerraris at Kissimmee from the Michael Fux collection, it’s difficult to see how it could be worth even this much, but it sure did draw attention from the spectators during the preview, which is plenty of reason to have it here. Maybe Michael Fux just wanted to put a few more miles on it, which won’t have any effect on its value.

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    Lots of interesting stuff here to enjoy. The crazy wonderful Bentley Blue Train replica! Ah, the Aston Martin Zagato! Apparently 99 were built and 15 came to the USA. 11 of them (!) are currently for sale and the highest mileage I can find is 432, with most under 100. So, yes, it is basically garage art. And for that $700,000 I think you can not only get his-n-hers Corvettes but one from each of the seven generations! Looking forward to Part 2.

    • Greaso Beaso
    • February 19, 2019
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    Rick, this is fantastic work. You really should be charging a subscription fee for your services. I’d gladly pay it.

    • Bo Bell
    • February 19, 2019
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    I agree with the previous comments whole-hardheadedly… When ‘January’ comes on the calendar – it has got to be: ‘take a deep breath-month’ and ‘grab an extra gear’ for all of you! I just can’t imagine the grind to get it all done! Nonetheless, we all look forward to you unbiased and straight-forward reporting. Refreshingly accurate and easy to digest. Keep it up!

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