Mecum Kissimmee, January 3-13, 2019 Part 2

The summary and introductory material was supplied two days ago with Part 1 and we’ll just go right to the additional 130 transaction reports and descriptions from Fiat through Willys.

Onsite observations are by Andrew Newton, Jossan Elias and Rick Carey but I edited the final copy and am responsible for it.

The sort order here is a little more sensible than Part 1: Marque, Model, Body Style, Year.


Lot # E169 1960 Fiat 600D 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 671995; White, Black accents/Black vinyl; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $13,750. – New Jaeger gauges, Daytona woodrim steering wheel, WSM alloy wheels, Firestone blackwall radial tires, Red plastic Abarth style nose with radiator, full interior, 2-barrel downdraft carburetor, Lancia sohc 4-cylinder, oil cooler, Abarth VIN tag and exterior badges. – It is “Abarth inspired “, not Abarth. Orderly engine compartment, underbody and interior. Done reasonably well for what it is, a street poseur with good looks. – Reported bid to $14,500 at RM’s Ft. Lauderdale auction nine months ago, the result here in Kissimmee is reasonable for the condition and equipment of this Fiat.

Lot # S157 1966 Ford Bronco Roadster 4×4; S/N U13FL760993; Red/Silver vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $85,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. – 170/105hp six, 3-speed, wheel covers, rear-mounted spare, factory radio. – Rare U13 Roadster from the Bronco’s first model year. Fresh engine bay that looks hardly run. Very good fresh paint and chrome. Freshly restored underbody. Brand new tires. Gorgeous restored interior. Fully redone to better than new. – Highly impractical but fun, the doorless Bronco Roadster wasn’t very popular when it was new and Ford dropped it after 1968. They’re rare and quite collectible today, and this one has an auction history that demonstrates the upward trajectory of Bronco values. In 2016, it sold for $49,500 at Mecum Indy. Last year, it sold for $61,600 at Auburn Fall, and here in Kissimmee it brought 77 grand. That’s the high mark for Roadster values (until it sells again for even more.)

Lot # L47 1978 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT Wagon 4×4; S/N U15HLBJ9509; Tan, White/Brown vinyl with pattern cloth inserts; Truck restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. – 351/156hp, automatic, power steering, column shift, factory air conditioning, Sony CD stereo. – Recently painted frame and newer suspension pieces. Lightly scratched up grille but mostly very good brightwork. Very good repaint other than some masking errors around the windows. Very good, mostly original interior. First year for the second gen Bronco. Attractive colors and good enough treatment without going overboard. – The incredibly high demand for the early Broncos has pulled up prices for the later ones, so people are starting to put more money into them as well. This one was restored well enough for what it is and it brought a fair price, although if the trend in values continues the way it’s going, this may seem like a bargain in a year.

Lot # F96 1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible Coupe; S/N 185670747; Black/Saddle vinyl; Beige cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,750. – 221/85hp, 3-speed, heater, dual remote spotlights, radio, clock, large hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, bumper tips, fog lights, grille and trunk guards, skirts. – Sound older repaint, interior and chrome. Orderly but also older engine compartment and chassis. Clear, sharp gauges. Good body seals. Dull pitted spotlight chrome. A quality older restoration that has been used and enjoyed. – It still has plenty of use and enjoyment left in it, too, especially at this moderate price.

Lot # G179 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe, 5-Window; S/N 184677269; Green/Tan cloth; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100. – Hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, dual mirrors. – Older restored underneath. Dull hub caps with paint flaking off. Dry old tires. Holes in the nose where trim is missing. Sound average quality older paint. Uneven gaps. Cracked steering wheel and missing cap but otherwise good interior. A driver. – There’s enough wrong with this 5-window that it may well be on its way to Hot Rod Heaven. At this price that is a practical and reasonable decision even though it might not sit well with the Early Ford V8 Club.

Lot # G174 1935 Ford Deluxe Phaeton; S/N 181756222; Green/Brown vinyl; Beige cloth top; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $33,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $36,300. – Later 239 cubic inch 59A-B V-8, big wind wings by Wall Mfg., Patricks High speed rear end, light green wire wheels, wide whitewalls, Greyhound dual horns, 12 volt electrical system, fog lights, rear spare, luggage rack, tube shocks, electric fan, turn signals, banjo spoke steering wheel, full weather equipment. – Very good older paint, chrome, interior and top. The front seat upholstery is slightly lumpy and the steering wheel rim is aged. Crisp, sharp gauges and impressive dashboard woodgraining. It was a showcar once, and it wouldn’t take much for it to be again. – Sold by Barrett-Jackson at Palm Beach in 2005 for $47,520 when it was in much better condition. It’s added only 195 miles to the odometer but the fourteen years have not been kind to it. The rare Phaeton body (6,073 built) is a big advantage; the later engine isn’t, although it will help it pull that high speed rear axle better. Putting those considerations together with the promising condition leads to a conclusion this is a very good acquisition with lots of potential at a modest price.

Lot # G173 1935 Ford Deluxe Roadster; S/N 181556206; Black/Brown vinyl; Beige cloth top; Older restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 221 flathead, 3-speed, factory radio, banjo spoke steering wheel, mirror-mounted Ford clock, rumble seat, enclosed rear-mounted spare, defroster fan, crimson wire wheels, wide whitewall Goodyear tires. – Sound but now dull and scratched old paint. Sound upholstery, interior trim and top. Decent chrome. Aged gauges and steering wheel. Seriously aged engine compartment with quickly spray painted cylinder heads with overspray on the exhaust manifolds. Dirty carburetor with old fuel residue all over. It was a good, sound, attractive car once and it could be again but it’s a big task to get there. – This is barely more than a project car, but it received much more than a project car price and is expensive.

Lot # W205.1 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner Convertible; S/N U5KC166501; Blue, White/Blue, White; White vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $25,300. – 272/162hp, automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts, Continental kit, dash clock, pushbutton radio. – Sound average quality older paint and chrome. Good, straight top. The doors don’t quite fit flush and there are scrapes at the front edge on the driver’s side. Lightly pitted window frames. Lightly worn steering wheel but otherwise good interior. Old undercoating and light road wear underneath. Restored on a budget and in attractive driver condition. – This is project car money for a running, driving, usable convertible and a great value for the new owner. Sold about 3/4 of the way through the auction on Wednesday, it is a tangible reward for hanging around to grab a bargain.

Lot # W202.1 1962 Ford Galaxie Club Sedan; S/N 2G51B140817; Corinthian White/White vinyl, Black cloth; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $34,000. – 406/385hp, single 4-barrel, 4-speed, bench seat, heater, Sun 90 degree tach on steering column along with a big oil pressure gauge, electronic ignition module, body color wheels, hubcaps, Radial T/A tires. – Old repaint applied over older paint with erratic masking. Sound older interior and major chrome, pitted cast trim pieces, badly scratched door handles. Dusty and aged underneath but has received attention recently. Probably too good to restore but needs much attention. – Sold by Auctions America at Ft. Lauderdale in 2016 for $23,650, then at Mecum’s Chicago sale three months ago for $25,300, it was offered at Mecum’s December Kansas City sale a month ago where it was reported bid to $36,000. The consignor must perceive much more value in the 4-barrel 406 than the bidders, or anyone else, and it should have been loose and selling before getting to $30 Large.

Lot # F211 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 4P66R126086; Red/Red vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $45,000. – 427/425hp dual quads, cast headers, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, AM-FM, heater, Rally-Pak gauges with later aftermarket engine gauges under the dash, hubcaps, blackwall radial tires, 4.11 axle, bench seat. – Electric power steering and aluminum radiator added. Restored in 2008. Good cosmetics, even the aluminum trim. The doors are slightly but noticeably proud at their rear edge. The engine compartment and chassis were restored like new but now show some age. A lot of performance, now with an attractively mellowed restoration. – This R-Code Galaxie 500 is a better car than the bid it attracted even with the presumably replaced engine.

Lot # F210 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 6W66R111363; Black/Dark Red vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $65,000. – 427/425hp, dual quads, 4-speed, Ford Perma-Tune transistor ignition, pushbutton radio, heater, Rotunda 90 degree tach, bench seat, hubcaps, red line tires, 3.50 axle. – Represented as 36,829 miles, “correct R-code 427/425hp side oiler engine” and original transmission. Sound original interior but the steering wheel rim is worn more than indicated by the mileage. The engine has been out and painted and the top of the engine compartment freshened but the rest of it and the chassis are road grimy. Very good paint, chrome and glass. A mixed bag but one with potential. – The aged and somewhat dirty condition offsets much of the originality of this R-Code Galaxie 500 and the lack of a representation that the engine is original goes even further. The reported high bid here is realistic.

Lot # S41 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Convertible; S/N 4E65R110887; Maroon/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000. – R-Code 427/425hp, dual quads, 4-speed, hub caps, Firestone blackwall tires, bench seat, floor shift, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – Excellent brand new top and restored top frame. Very good paint and chrome. Freshly restored underneath. Even gaps. Very good restored interior. Rare equipment, lots of eyeball and freshly restored by a Galaxie specialist with “correct date coded block, heads, transmission, intake and carburetors.” A great car and an AACA Senior award winner. – This is a rare beast, one of 204 convertibles with 427s built in ’64 according to a letter from FoMoCo that comes with it, but the reported high bid here in Kissimmee recognizes its rarity, specifications, gorgeous restoration and the “date coded” drivetrain and could have been taken without significant regret.

Lot # S228 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible; S/N 0C55Y153573; Raven Black/Black, Red, White vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $150,000 – $165,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $130,000. – 352/300hp, hub caps, Firestone blackwall tires, dual antenna, column shift 3-speed, pushbutton radio, heat and defrost. – Proven AACA show car. The top fits perfectly. Gorgeous detailed engine bay and underbody. Even gaps. Mostly very good paint and chrome that has no major blemishes, but neither are very fresh. The body side trim is also lightly scratched. A show quality car, but maybe no longer a winner. – It could very well be the best ’60 Sunliner around, but it’s not really worth any more than the reported high bid and certainly not more than the very generous $160,000 it got bid to at Indy last year.

Lot # S224 2005 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S25Y401835; Midnight Blue, White stripes/Black leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000. – All four options. – 1,499 miles and like new. Good color, too. – This qualifies as high miles for a GT but the bidders didn’t seem to care and paid a delivery miles still in the wrapper price for it.

Lot # F255 2006 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S86Y401386; Mark IV Red/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $275,000. – Stripe delete, McIntosh stereo, BBS wheels, Red calipers. – 138 miles and like new. – Reported sold for $368,500 at Mecum’s Houston auction last April, it then went to Harrisburg and Chicago where it was reported bid to $300,000, and now here where the estimate went down, but so did the reported high bid. It is worth more than the reported high bid, but only here, today, and not another six months down the road at some other auction when the market will have moved on again.

Lot # S138 1965 Ford GT Roadster; S/N GT109; White, Blue stripe/Black; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $10,000,000. – RHD. Gold Halibrand centerlock wheels, Goodyear Blue Streak tires, 4-cam 4 Weber Ford Indy engine included.

– Raced at Le Mans in 1965 by Ford of France driven by Maurice Trintignant and Guy Ligier. The gearbox failed after 11 laps. Later used by Kar Kraft in development of the J-Car. Gifted by Ford to Dean Jeffries in 1968, bought from his son by the current owner, Dana Mecum. Restored by Harley Cluxton’s GTC Mirage with a Shelby engine claimed to have been used at Le Mans in this car. Restored like new. – Dana Mecum not only sells a lot of very good cars, he owns a lot of very good cars, of which this is one. His judgment of what it is worth is definitive and he apparently things it’s worth more than this.

Lot # E162 2005 Ford GTX1 Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S05Y400621; Black, Gold accents and stripes/Black cloth; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $319,000. – Whipple supercharger, carbon fiber splitter, diffuser and skirts, Sparco seats, Wilwood brakes, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. – #24 of 30 built, signed by various automotive people with no connection to the project at all. Dull headlight cover paint, otherwise very good and unblemished. The “believed 39,337 miles” is probably right based on the car’s condition. – Normally a semi-custom version of an acclaimed performance car would incur a significant value penalty but that does not appear in this transaction, nor does the mileage, which is very high for its Ford GT counterparts. This is almost exactly what Barrett-Jackson got for a GTX1 in Scottsdale a week later. This is this car’s third Mecum appearance, bid to $275,000 at Monterey in August and $300,000 at Dallas in October. Third time is the charm.

Lot # F193 1974 Ford Maverick 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 4X91L274282; Saddle Bronze/Parchment vinyl; 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. – 250/91hp six, automatic, pushbutton radio, power steering, styled wheels, trim rings, Wide Oval tires, Marti Report documented. – Amazing. Represented as 25,260 original miles and looks like less. Bright, shiny original paint and chrome. Spotless original upholstery, dash and gauges except for a bit of paint loss around the speedometer and some scrapes along the inside driver’s window sill. The underbody and chassis are dusty but otherwise like new. Amazing. – It’s not hard to see why this Maverick wasn’t more appreciated by the muscle-centric bidders in Kissimmee but it is a wondrous survivor and deserved the bring a higher price if just for its preservation. It will vie for the same prestigious Preservation awards as more exotic vehicles and might even take home a trophy. Plus, it has sufficient miles that it can be driven without significant effect on its value. It would be wonderful to submit it to the Pebble Beach committee for entry in their Preservation Class, if only to find out what their response would be.

Lot # G170 1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Tudor Sedan; S/N 182110880; Black/Tan cloth; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,350. – Hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, rear-mounted spare, banjo steering wheel, floor shift, amber fog lights. – Old tires. Older restored underneath. Average quality older paint. Uneven gaps. Good interior. Probably never restored all at once, but it has certainly had major attention. Currently in good driver condition. – Tudors are not often seen despite the fact that they were the core of Ford’s production during the Thirties as even the Depressed market swung to all-steel fully enclosed bodywork. The Standard Tudor was Ford’s biggest selling body in ’36; Deluxe Tudors were much fewer, in about a 1:8 ratio with Standards. This is a good example, suitable for being driven and even toured. It’s impossible to argue with the price it brought.

Lot # T51 1909 Ford Model T Coupe; S/N 2541; Dark Green, Black accent/Black; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. – Atwood-Castle acetylene headlights, Castle Lamp kerosene sidelights and taillight, pullup side windows, white tires, Prest-o-Lite tank, bulb horn. – This Model T is from the first year of production. The Coupe body is one of only 47 believed to have been built during that period. Great paint, good interior and interior wood, good but slightly tarnished brass. 2013 AACA National First Prize #W26877 and still exceptional. Some Brasso and elbow grease will go a long way. – It is hard to describe something looks like an oversize telephone booth on wheels “cute”, but this Ford makes the description work, and it is fabulously restored. Its early number and rare body fully support the price it brought here.

Lot # F129 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 9F03R202831; Candy Apple Red/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000. – 428/335hp, 4-speed, shaker hood, power steering and front disc brakes, AM-FM radio, heater, Rally wheels, trim rings, narrow whitewalls, high back seats, Marti Report documented. – Very good clearcoat repaint with a smattering of minor flaws visible only upon pointlessly intimate inspection. Excellent chrome and interior. The engine compartment hasn’t looked this good since it came off the line. Three-time MCA Concours Gold, AACA Grand National in 2013 and 2014. As good as it gets. – This isn’t a Mach 1, or a Shelby. It’s just a Mustang optioned with the 428/335hp Ram Air shaker hood big block with a 4-speed and it is surpassingly rare even though it doesn’t check so many boxes. It sold at Worldwide Houston in 2011 for $143,000, but has languished since then. In an historical sense the minimal result here isn’t irrational, but this is a rare outlier that deserves some Mustang loyalist to take up its cause and make the case for its rarity.

Lot # K70 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback; S/N 5F09K372060; Metallic Blue/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. – 289/271hp, 4-speed, Rally Pac gauges, chrome styled wheels, double red line tires, Kenwood cassette stereo, woodgrain steering wheel rim. – Bright metallic Blue paint applied over old paint with chipped edges. Uneven trunk gaps, bowed hood. The underbody and chassis have been done to mediocre standards. Sound upholstery and gauges. A driver quality K-Code. – The chance of finding a K-Code ’65 Mustang that isn’t restored to the nines is almost as rare as buying a winning Mega Bucks ticket. The bidders appreciated the opportunity and paid an extremely generous price for it.

 

Lot # T54.1 1993 Ford Mustang 5.0 SVT Cobra Hatchback; S/N 1FACP4206PF177696; Black/Charcoal cloth; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – 302/230hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, tinted glass, air conditioning, power seats. – One owner and 7,789 miles. Carefully stored and still looks like a new car. – Low-mile Fox-Bodies, particularly special performance models, are in high demand given the prices they’ve been commanding over the past couple of years. 44 grand seems like a lot of money for this one, especially since you could buy a brand-new Mustang GT for that and have plenty left over, but it is in line with what other like-new SVT Fox-Bodies have been selling for.

Lot # G258 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS Coupe; S/N 8R01C171879; Wimbledon White, Black vinyl roof, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800. – Hub caps and trim rings, Eagle GTII tires, California Special equipment, air conditioning, power steering. – Upgraded with a 351 Cleveland engine. Good older paint and chrome. Clean, straight roof vinyl. Light road wear underneath. Very good restored interior. Faster and more usable with the 351 underneath plus it’s well restored, but of course it will never be worth as much as a matching numbers California Special. – But it came pretty close here as the bidders looked harder at its commendable condition and less at the extra 62 cubic inches under the hood.

Lot # U93 1979 Ford Mustang Indy Pace Car Hatchback Coupe; S/N 9R03F480187; Black, Silver, Pace car graphics/Black, checkered cloth; Estimate $10,000 – $15,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $10,450. – Alloy wheels, Michelin TRX tires, power steering, power brakes, factory cassette stereo, console. – Early Fox-body with the Indy Pace Car package. Mostly good paint other than a few chips on the driver’s door. Lightly scratched door handles. Several long scratches on the sunroof. Light fading to the dash and gauges. Not in bad shape for a car showing 73,057 miles, a serious collector would probably want one closer to like new, but this is a decent example. – Given the age and mileage, this is a fair if modest result. Ford built over 10,000 pace car replicas for 1979 and most of them were fitted with the 5.0 V-8, so it’s not especially rare or valuable.

Lot # F132 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 0F05R118914; Grabber Orange, Matte Black hood stripe/Black vinyl; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $130,000. – 428/335hp CJ, automatic, chrome Magnum 500 wheels, F70-15 Polyglas tires, power brakes and steering, shaker hood, pushbutton radio, heater, 3.91 Detroit Locker. – Good restored engine compartment but with rusty exhaust manifolds and cylinder head exhaust ports tight against the wheelwells where they were impossible to repaint while in place with the rest of the engine. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Very good but not fresh and not exemplary. – An ordinary car, despite its enticing equipment list, and bid to a realistic price here in Kissimmee.

Lot # F195.1 1985 Ford Mustang SVO Hatchback; S/N 1FABP28T3FF150257; Dark Sage Green/Grey leather; Estimate $15,000 – $20,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $11,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $12,100. – 2.3/205hp turbo four, 5-speed, alloy wheels, factory cassette stereo, power windows, Koni adjustable front suspension with original tool. – Showing 50,997 believable miles, very good blemish free paint. Very small chip in the windshield. Tidy underneath. Light wrinkling to the seats, and the dash is faded. Showing age commensurate with the mileage, this is a solid if imperfect SVO in a rare, very attractive color. – While there isn’t much wrong with this SVO, it does have significant mileage and it’s the Fox-Bodies with absurdly low odometer readings that are bringing the big bucks from collectors at the moment. This one could have brought another two or three grand without being expensive, so the buyer made out well here.

Lot # W32 1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe; S/N 1FACP4209PF159337; Vibrant Red/Grey leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – Alloy wheels, power seats, fog lights, power windows, CD stereo. – Showing 8,416 believable miles. Sizable scratch on the left front fender and a few chips on the bottom lip. Two small, shallow dents on the right rear. Very clean wheels. Tidy underneath. Light wrinkling to the driver’s seat but otherwise like new interior. Not quite showroom fresh, but close aside from a handful of flaws. – A huge premium paid for the low odometer reading, but given the fact that somebody paid 132 grand for a ’93 Cobra R in Scottsdale the following week, this result doesn’t seem quite so crazy.

Lot # F194 1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Coupe; S/N 1FALP42D6RF198244; Black/Tan leather; Estimate $15,000 – $20,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $9,900. – 302/240hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, spoiler, power windows, CD stereo. – Showing 39,321 believable miles. Several sizable chips on the nose and a few more on the right front fender. Tidy underneath. Lightly wrinkled seats and wear to the steering wheel. An early Mustang Cobra in standard used car condition. – Given what Fox-body Cobras have been doing at auction lately, fourth gen cars seem like a serious bargain right now and it is reasonable to expect prices to go up eventually. This one sold at no reserve for even more of a bargain, especially considering that it sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2016 for $12,100 and at Mecum Houston last April for $13,200.

Lot # F56 1956 Ford Parklane 2-Dr. Station Wagon; S/N M6LR115729; Metallic Green, Light Green/two-tone Green vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $22,000. – 292/200hp, 3-speed, overdrive, power steering, skirts, wire wheel covers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, dual remote spotlights, windshield visor, luggage area cover, cheap fog lights. – Repainted assembled with some masking oversights. Good chrome and interior but the cargo area is unrestored and scraped. The underbody and chassis are untouched and surface rusted. Oily, road grimy engine compartment. An intriguing car at ten feet, a disappointing one up close. – This Ford has potential, but the superficial work done on it was pretty much wasted. The seller can, and should, take it home and at least clean up the engine compartment and the cargo floor.

Lot # W86 1973 Ford Ranchero 500 GT Pickup; S/N 3A48N262931; Red, White/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $10,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $11,000. – Cooper tires, power steering, power brakes, 429/201hp, automatic, woodrim steering wheel, column shift, bucket seats, factory radio. – Dry, cracked bumper rub strip. Chip on the edge of the hood but mostly good older repaint. Light track scratches on the windows. The bed isn’t immaculate, but it’s mostly clean and straight. Some worn and faded switchgear but good upholstery. Slightly beat up wheels. Unrestored but maintained and tidy underneath. Relatively rare, reasonably well kept and finished in Starsky and Hutch colors, but far from perfect. – This Ranchero can actually be used as a truck with little risk to its value or collectability, particularly at this price.

Lot # F95 1966 Ford T-5 GT Convertible; S/N 6T08A137317; Nightmist Blue/Blue, Parchment vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500. – 289/225hp, automatic, power steering, manual front disc brakes, factory air conditioning, styled wheels, narrow whitewalls, woodgrain steering wheel rim, dual outside mirrors, Rally-Pac gauges 8-track radio. – Good panel fits and even gaps except for the deck lid which stands a quarter inch proud on the left side. Mustang emblem fuel cap, which is not appropriate for this German-delivered T-5. Excellent showroom quality engine compartment, chassis and underbody. Excellent interior chrome and gauges. – While this T-5 is impressively equipped, beautifully restored and carefully preserved it brought a seriously premium price by virtue of its non-Mustang identity. It is difficult to argue with the decision of the bidders.

Lot # F94 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; S/N 2Y89Z164041; Corinthian White/Red vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 390/300hp, automatic, power steering, brakes, windows, seats and top, chrome wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, tiltaway steering column, pushbutton radio. – Excellent older cosmetics, detailed engine compartment and chassis. Bright chrome. AACA Preservation Award winner and looks like it could get another one next week. – About the only thing that would have made this T-Bird better would have been factory air conditioning. It is a seriously superior example and it brought an appropriately seriously superior price.

Lot # F52 1953 GMC Suburban Utility; S/N 10122C13128; Beige, Mint Green/Brown vinyl; Truck restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900. – 270 six, 4-speed, hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, dual mirrors, hood ornament, fog lights, floor shift, three-row seating, sun visor, heater, chrome bumpers, chrome grille. – Very good fresh paint and chrome. The windshield rubber is cracking a bit. Clean and fully restored underneath. Very good restored interior. This near immaculately restored and rarely seen early Suburban has tons of charm in these colors, and with its sheer size it’s impossible to ignore. – Both the seller and the buyer did well in this transaction. The seller had a great deal of work and effort recognized by a strong price. The buyer got a seriously excellent old Suburban.

Lot # S45.1 1991 GMC Syclone 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N 1GDCT14Z6M8801781; Black/Black cloth piped in Red; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $38,500. – 262/280hp, turbocharged, automatic, cassette stereo. – Right front tire is low on air. Light detail scratching in the paint and light road wear underneath. Given the 11,629 miles on the odometer it could be better, but still quite good and doesn’t look like one of the many Syclones out there that lived life a quarter-mile at a time. – Syclones and Typhoons have gotten a lot more collectible since 2010, when this truck sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas for $22,000, but this is an expensive result for one that’s not perfect despite the low odometer reading.

Lot # U39 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham; S/N 7283978; Yellow/Maroon leather; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – Twin H-Power, automatic, wire wheels with hubcaps, whitewalls, fender skirts, rear armrest, robe rail, spotlight, pushbutton radio, power windows, clock. – Very good but not quite show-quality paint and chrome. The original grille is a bit dull. The panels gaps are slightly uneven. Lightly wrinkled seats but the interior is mostly gorgeous. Restored and lightly used underneath. A 015 restoration that isn’t a beauty queen but has a lot of eyeball and desirable equipment. – This car sold for $66,000 at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2017, then for the exact same $82,500 at Mecum Las Vegas back in November of last year. It’s a huge price, but the car clearly deserves it.

Lot # F99 1955 Imperial 2-Dr. Hardtop Newport; S/N C555875; Black/Black, Red leather; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $57,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $62,700. – 331/250hp, dash lever shifted automatic, power steering and brakes, pushbutton radio, air conditioning, power windows, chrome wire wheels, Super Custom Cushion wide whitewalls. – Excellent repaint in the original Black. Sound original upholstery but stiff and surface cracked. Good original chrome and glass. Dry but dirty underbody. Impressively equipped and maintained. – Largely original, too, and the bidders paid a meaningful, even generous, premium for that distinction.

Lot # S167 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E12628; Engine # 7E82009; Opalescent Maroon/Black leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. – Chrome centerlock wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, Sanyo cassette stereo, original tool kit, JDHT Certificate. – Mostly spotless but not overly detailed engine bay, but not represented as matching numbers. Very pretty underneath. Very good paint and chrome. Excellent new top. Very good fully redone interior. Maybe not a 99-point JCNA car, but fully redone relatively recently and gorgeous. – They may not be worth as much as the flat floor cars, but the later SI E-Types are better cars from a drivability standpoint since they still have the look but also have the larger engine, a fully-synchronized gearbox and better ergonomics. This is a modest result for one in such good condition, but would make sense if it has a replacement drivetrain. It hammered not sold at a $120,000 high bid at Mecum Monterey last year, but the seller decided two auction trips was enough and decided to let it go in Kissimmee.

Lot # W236.1 1970 Jaguar XKE SII Roadster; S/N 1R13459; OEWhite/Bordeaux leather; Black vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $90,000. – Chrome wire wheels, red line tires, Philips multiband radio, luggage rack, electric cooling fan. – Good paint and chrome. Sound but worn original upholstery with flat foam in the seat cushions. Unnumbered cylinder head. Clean, orderly unrestored engine compartment. Well-maintained and sparingly used, the 35,015 miles on the odometer may well be accurate. – The reported high bid here is fully appropriate for the condition of this E-type, particularly with the unnumbered cylinder head and unrestored engine compartment. It should have been sold if there was money anywhere close to the high bid.

Lot # S216 1946 Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser Midget; S/N O28L48; Engine # 187; White, Red “Dumos”/Black vinyl; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. – 110 Offy, in/out gearbox, Hilborn fuel injection, hydraulic lever shocks, 4-wheel disc brakes, chrome suspension and nerf bars, centerlock magnesium wheels, Simpson belts. – Very good paint, chrome and upholstery. Tidy engine compartment. An attractive and usable midget race car done to reassuring standards. – This Kurtis Kraft Offy has been done right, and maintained accordingly making it a particularly satisfying buy at this price. It’s the way to buy a race car, with some confidence in its integrity and quality, but at a modest price.

Lot # W83 1968 Lincoln Continental 4-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 8Y82G805595; Champagne Metallic, Black vinyl roof/Gold leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, factory air conditioning, button tufted seats, pushbutton radio, power windows. – Represented as a California car. Fairly tired but presentable original chrome. Old repaint with a chip on the nose, two large touch ups on the right rear door, a large chip on the trunk lid and several large scratches on the driver’s door. Significant wrinkling on the driver’s seat, but the original leather is quite good and so is the rest of the interior. Light oxidation and dirt underneath but not bad. The body is pretty straight but not perfect. Original other than a repaint, it could be kept as is even if it wouldn’t be a stunner. – Rerun of Sunday’s L83, reported sold at the same result. It’s good enough to be used as is, far too expensive to restore and brought an appropriate price

Lot # S199 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet; S/N H125985; Maroon/Maroon leather; Black top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $95,000. – Hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, fender skirts, boot cover, column shift, radio, dash clock, Continental kit. – No blemishes in the paint, but it’s starting to show its age. Straight body work and even gaps. Very good interior. An older show quality restoration that still looks gorgeous but might not take home a trophy. – Sold by RM out of the Cappy Collection in 2006 for $176,000, then hammered not sold at a $100,000 high bid at Mecum Monterey last year. It was a lot fresher in 2006, so the two most recent offers are more realistic indicators of what this good but older Continental is worth.

Lot # L96 1975 Lincoln Continental Mk IV Lipstick and White Edition Coupe; S/N 5Y89A86282; Red, White vinyl roof/White, Red leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $13,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,300. – Narrow whitewalls, opera windows, button tufted seats, Cartier dash clock, power windows, air conditioning, woodgrain dash. – Showing 9,762 miles. The headlight doors are scratched up and the grille looks a little dull. Long scratch on the right rear. The rub strip on the bumpers also doesn’t fit quite straight. Two small rings in the driver’s side window frame. Paint cracks on the B-pillar. Good roof vinyl. Very good interior with no noticeable wear. Some dirt underneath but mostly clean and tidy. Could be better given the mileage, so it may have spent some time outside. Nevertheless, a handsome and well preserved Lincoln that should get the land yacht crowd excited. – In terms of sheer size per dollar, this seems like a good value but in reality it’s about what it is worth even with the Designer Series livery.

Lot # G177 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N H4552; Silver-Grey/Grey cord; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800. – Hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, skirts, oil filter. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. A show quality restoration that has aged and been reasonably well-maintained. – The Lincoln-Zephyr nose and tapered tail give this 2-Door Sedan a Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow look that is quite appealing. This is Ford money for a well restored Lincoln-Zephyr and a good value.

Lot # F228 1994 Mazda RX-7 Coupe; S/N JM1FD3330R0301046; Vintage Red/Black leather; Estimate $35,000 – $40,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100. – Touring package, sunroof, Bose CD and cassette stereo. – A totally stock, unmolested FD RX-7 represented with 31,250 miles. The complex sequential twin-turbo system, often reworked to a single turbo setup, has also been left alone. Clean, maintained engine bay. Tiny chip on the hood but otherwise fantastic original paint. Light wear to the driver’s seat bolster, but otherwise the interior looks nearly new. – Mazda only sold the final gen (FD) RX-7 in the US from 1993-95, and lots of those have been wrecked, turned into drift cars or otherwise just heavily modified. To see one totally stock these days with relatively low miles is pretty special. Price-wise, these have been creeping up as ’90s Japanese performance cars heat up, and this one deservedly brought towards the top end of the current price spectrum.

Lot # J250 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 1210428502077; Ivory/Beige leather; Beige cloth top; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – Blaupunkt AM radio, body color wheels and hubcaps, Pirelli blackwall tires, Solex carbs, new brake booster, electronic ignition module. – Soiled but sound top, surface cracked upholstery with a shallow gouge on the driver’s seatback. Scruffy quickly painted old underbody. Particularly poor old paint casually applied over even older paint and blown into the door hinge posts with no preparation at all. The basis for a serious restoration and not good enough to be driven with either pride or confidence. – This looks like an inexpensive 190SL but it is actually not inexpensive at all. The appeal of 190SLs is fast wearing off and it will take more than $60,000 to make this one into the same model in very good restored condition (in an interesting color) that sold on Saturday for $145,750

Lot # S126 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 12104010024330; Pearl Grey/Green leather; Green cloth top; Estimate $165,000 – $175,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $132,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $145,750. – Blaupunkt multiband radio, fitted luggage, wheel covers, whitewalls, well documented. – Restored five years ago, uniform gaps and lines, chrome has only trivial flaws. Fresh, correct interior, engine is correct down to the hose clamps. High quality and hard to fault. – Sold for $181,500 at RM’s Arizona auction in 2015, this is still an outstanding automobile. The two results accurately reflect the last four years of 190SL values, especially with only 13 more miles on the odometer.

Lot # S51 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 12001902; Silver/Burgundy leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $80,000. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, air conditioning, console. – Light crazing in one spot on the hood but mostly good older repaint. Very good original chrome. Heavy wear and cracking to the driver’s seat, plus the gauges are a little faded, but mostly good original interior. No mention of service history, which is a bit of a red flag given this car’s extensive hydraulic systems. An unrestored 600, the kind of car you definitely don’t want to buy if it has much in the way of mechanical needs. – A really good 600 Sedan can be a six-figure car, but this isn’t a very good 600. 80 grand is a fair offer, and the consignor is unlikely to find a higher one elsewhere.

Lot # F197 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri Coupe; S/N 0F14A640448; Red/Black leather; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $51,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $56,100. – 1.6 liter Cosworth BDA dual overhead cam engine, ZF 5-speed, dual 45DCOE Weber carbs, 186hp, BBS wheels, Firestone HPR tires, heater Recaro seats, SW gauges, Koni shocks. Marti Report and original widow sticker documented. – Mercury Division project car built by McLaren Engines with bodywork details by Ron Fournier. Represented as 468 miles since it was built, all original including the tires. Excellent clearcoat paint, good original interior. Clean unrestored chassis and underbody. – A significant find offered at Barrett-Jackson in 1995 where it was reported bid to $21,500. Putting another couple hundred miles on it probably would have little effect on its value and it would be a liberating experience, just be sure to have video cameras running so the experience can be enjoyed over and over without racking up more miles. This is ’80 Porsche money, but it’s the only one and the price is reasonable.

Lot # G132 1967 Mercury Cougar 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 7F91A534751; Green/Green vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $17,050. – 289/225hp, automatic, Cragar wheels, Radial T/A tires, hood scoop, spoiler, A/C delete (odd choice in Florida), floor shift, aftermarket CD stereo, chromed valve covers and radiator. – Terrible, cheaply applied and bubbling paint. Much of the trim is pitted but the bumpers are presentable. Undercoated and maintained underneath. Rebuilt 289. New seats, but the rest of the interior is original and barely presentable. A decent car to cruise around in and looks pretty good from a few yards away and in the right light. Up close, though, it’s pretty bad and at very least needs another paint job. – A mediocre driver bought for a price slightly favorable to the seller.

Lot # F179 1969 Mercury Cougar 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 9F91R549950; Medium Lime Metallic/Black vinyl; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 428/335hp, 4-speed, Polyglas tires, Super Cobra Jet engine, 4.30 Traction-Lok, external oil cooler, 8-track stereo, dash clock, Hurst T-handle shifter, hood scoop, hood pins. – Good chrome and older repaint. Good original interior other than lightly faded gauges. Unrestored but quite well maintained underneath. Original other than a repaint and very rare equipment on a Cougar. – Both a rare car and one that is pleasingly preserved and largely original, factors that commended it to the attention of the Kissimmee bidders and brought a strong price with a significant preservation premium.

Lot # T135 1953 Mercury M100 1/2 Ton Pickup; S/N MAC83AHQ21270; Yosemite Green/Red; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Truck restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. – Hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, wood bed, column shift Merc-O-Matic. – Mostly very good paint but the finish is a little uneven on the right front and there is light orange peel on the roof. Excellent and fully restored underneath. Fresh, bright wheels and new-ish tires. Very good, straight wood in the bed. Light pitting and cracking on the steering wheel cap, but otherwise like new interior. A rarely seen Mercury pickup, restored in attractive colors to truck standards. – Another postwar pickup that found a very receptive audience in Kissimmee. It sold for $29,150 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast last year, which wasn’t exactly a steal but certainly seems like it given this expensive result less than a year later as a reference. In the right audience the Canadian-market M100 can ignite bidding contests and achieve exceptional results, which seems to have been the case here.

Lot # L141 1961 MG MGA 1600 Mk I Roadster; S/N GHNL87980; White/Black piped in White; Black top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. – Painted centerlock wire wheels, Kumho tires, dual wing mirrors, wind wings, tonneau cover. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Freshly restored underneath. Slightly erratic door fit. A fresh, correct and attractive body-off restoration. Very clean. – MGAs aren’t worth a ton of money, and the quality of restorations they receive varies widely. This car is one of the better ones, and it’s a better car than the price it brought. The new owner has quite a bit of cash left over to fix the next thing that breaks.

Lot # W23 1955 MG TF Roadster; S/N HDC469025; Red/Red leather; Black cloth top; Enthusiast restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800. – Painted centerlock wire wheels, luggage rack, rear-mounted spare, dual wing mirrors, wind wings, side curtains, banjo steering wheel. – Has a 1500 engine and badges but not represented as matching numbers. Slightly grimy but maintained engine bay. Lightly scuffed up radiator grille and scratched bumpers. Cheap older repaint. Dirty seats and the rear view mirror is very loose. Worn, cracked steering wheel. Older restored underneath. Looks like the seller bought this car at Beverly Hills Car Club then never did anything with it. It’s a driver quality TF 1500 that is presentable, but just barely. – A driver quality TF bought for driver money, and at this price it’s likely a 1250 car upgraded to a 1500 engine. Even with the condition issues and the probably engine swap it is market priced and a sound value.

Lot # U43 1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Hardtop; S/N NHA1275; Tan/Gold/Tan; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $74,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $81,400. – 3-speed, wire wheel covers, dual mirrors, banjo steering wheel, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – Small dent in the left front fender. Chips around the edges of the hood and more around the doors. Tired chrome and brightwork. Dull gauges. Decent upholstery. Newer exhaust. Some overspray in the wheel wells. Mostly unrestored underneath. A rare and desirable car, but in unremarkable condition and these odd colors don’t do the Pinin Farina-penned shape justice. – This car looked like it was going to become a Mecum regular, having hammered not sold at a $70,000 high bid in Monterey last year and again at a $60,000 high bid in Dallas a couple of months later. But the seller got pretty lucky here in Kissimmee, as at least two bidders forgave the car’s condition, recognized the rarity and bid it to a rather expensive price.

Lot # G194 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Hurst Holiday Coupe; S/N 344879M367529; Cameo Ivory, Firefrost Gold/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 455/380hp, automatic, Radial T/A tires, F41 suspension, power brakes, factory air conditioning, bucket seats, dual gate shifter, pushbutton radio. – Scuff on the left side of the nose, but otherwise very good older paint. Good older chrome. Good gaps. Newer upholstery and possibly carpets, but otherwise reasonably well kept interior. Restored underneath. A straightforward older restoration on a rare genuine Hurst/Olds. – Bought for a price that’s fair to both the buyer and the seller, particularly with the factory air conditioning.

Lot # S42 1969 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 Hurst Sport Coupe; S/N 344879M367939; Cameo White, Firefrost Gold/Black; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $50,000. – 455/380hp, automatic, Hurst/Olds with power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, bucket seats, transistor radio, 3.23 limited-slip, Protect-O-Plate. – Very good paint and chrome. Very clean engine bay with many factory labels and stickers. Seats and door panels have been restored and carpet replaced. Headrests, steering wheel and dashboard look original and a bit weathered. Body-off restored and not perfect, but close. – With a similar 4-4-2 Hurst having sold earlier in the week (G194) for $71,500 this bid was not likely to be successful, and it wasn’t. The underbidder on the other one didn’t stay around and missed an opportunity.

Lot # W152 1950 Oldsmobile 88 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday; S/N 508C15125; Turquoise, White roof/White vinyl, Blue cloth; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900. – 303/135hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, fender skirts, hood ornament, factory radio. – From the Ed Flaherty collection. Sound older paint and chrome with no big blemishes or flaws. Very light pitting on the window frames. Uneven door gaps. Light wear to the steering wheel but mostly good interior. Restored 22 years ago, but the work was high quality and it’s been lightly used since. – A good, sound, attractive old car bought for a realistic price.

Lot # F103 1958 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible; S/N 589M12628; Black/Red, White leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $253,000. – 371/312hp J-2 engine, automatic, air conditioning, power antenna, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, air suspension, power steering and brakes, Trans-Portable radio – Concours restored and showing 54,777 believable miles. Excellent paint, brilliant chrome, supple upholstery, sharp, clean showroom quality underbody. Highly detailed shiny engine compartment. AACA National First Prize and many others including the R.E. Olds Memorial Trophy in 2003. As good as it gets, even fifteen years old, and way better than new. – Sold by RM in New York in 2013 for $258,500. It has added one mile to the odometer since then, but looks like it has been caught in a time warp and hasn’t aged at all. Same thing for the price, to all intents and purposes the same as it was six years ago.

Lot # T290 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 Convertible; S/N 824M184744; Dark Green/Green vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $30,000 – $50,000; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,950. – 330/310hp, 4-speed, American Racing wheels, Radial T/A tires, bucket seats, console, floor shift, tach, pushbutton radio. – Several sizable scratches on the front bumper. Sound old paint. Scratches on the left body side trim. Slightly wrinkled and discolored top. Maintained underneath but there is surface rust on the brake drums. Good interior but the dash is a little tired. A relatively rare early 4-4-2, but in unremarkable condition. – The unremarkable condition is okay, since it brought an appropriately unremarkable price that translates into being a sound value in an enjoyable driver-quality 4-4-2 convertible.

Lot # S37 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible Pace Car Edition; S/N 342670M316617; Porcelain White, Black stripes/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. – 350/310hp, automatic, dual outside mirrors, pushbutton AM radio, White Rally wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, power steering and brakes, cold air hood and air cleaner. – Scruffy engine compartment with a loose hanging return spring and disconnected temperature gauge wire. Sound paint, interior and chrome. Erratic and not encouraging. – The bidders were not encouraged, either, and prudently chose to hold their money close to their chests when bidding. This is a good price for a disappointing Olds.

Lot # T67 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 76 Sedan Delivery; S/N 496K8341; Seafoam Green/Grey cloth; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $30,800. – 231/105hp six, automatic, hub caps, narrow whitewalls, hood ornament, sun visor, dual mirrors, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – From the Ed Flaherty collection. Good but not show quality 2018 respray. Good older chrome and brightwork. Small dent in the body side trim on the left rear. Very good restored interior. The hub caps are pretty beat up. Restored and used underneath. Restored to good enough but not super high standards, this car has a lot of eyeball and would make a cool promo vehicle for a local business or just a neat casual driver. – Sedan Deliveries are rare enough from Chevy or Ford, finding an Oldsmobile Sedan Delivery is akin to finding a diamond broach on the street. The reception this Olds got was muted by its condition and the new owner has nearly endless possibilities at a reasonable price.

Lot # W106 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible; S/N 864K011328; Black/Burgundy leather; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $17,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,250. – 394/345hp, automatic, wire wheel covers, bucket seats, floor shift, console, power windows, tach, later stereo. – From the Ed Flaherty collection. Good older paint and chrome. The fender lips don’t quite fit straight. The body trim on the tail is lightly pitted. Good newer seats and carpets. The rest of the interior is original and sound. Good older replacement top and original frame. Tidy underneath. A straightforward older restoration. – This isn’t even Chevy money, let alone enough for this Starfire which is a bargain at this result.

Lot # F16.2 1971 Opel GT Coupe; S/N 772523326; Orange/Beige vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100. – Trim rings, Michelin narrow whitewalls, Delco radio, aftermarket exhaust. – From the Doug Pittman collection. Tidy but used engine bay. Good newer paint and chrome. Good wheels and newer tires. Well kept, mostly original interior. Light restoration work underneath. Never fully taken apart, but got the attention it needed when necessary and looks great. – This car sold for $13,475 at Auburn Spring last year. It was a pretty good buy but not a steal or anything for a good Opel GT, so for it to turn around less than a year later and change hands for 10 grand more means an absolute home run for the seller. This is the kind of result everyone who consigns a car at auction wishes for (and rarely gets.)

Lot # S131 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan; S/N 1073232; Buckingham Grey/Red leather; Natural cloth top; Estimate $225,000 – $250,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500. – 473/175hp, 3-speed, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, Trippe lights, radio, metal luggage trunk, independent front suspension. – Very light discoloration to the top. The paint is high quality and shines bright, but there are numerous cracks near the tops of the doors that are impossible to ignore. Imperfect gaps. Excellent interior for the most part with gorgeous wood, but there is some wear to the driver’s seat. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Early CCCA #0926 first prize badge. Well restored and maintained but showing its age. – Sold by RM at Hershey in 2016 for $275,000 and offered by Mecum here a year ago when it was reported bid to $190,000, this is a quality Packard with wonderful convertible sedan coachwork that is ideal for touring complemented by the big, quiet, smooth Packard V12. It is an excellent value at this price, as its past auction history shows.

Lot # U78 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback; S/N V857163912; Yellow/Bronze vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $13,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,850. – 273/180hp, automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, factory air conditioning, tinted glass, floor shift, pushbutton radio. – Good older paint. Lightly scratched front bumper. Lightly scratched door handles. The rest of the brightwork is lightly pitted. Very good, possibly original seats. The rest of the interior is original and fairly tired. A few small dents in the drip rails. Old undercoating underneath. An unremarkable car in terms of both equipment and condition, although you don’t often see these early Barracudas. – While Mopar folks will tell you that the Barracuda was the first pony car, the Mustang gets the credit and that’s reflected in values. This was a driver quality car bought for a low but appropriate price.

Lot # T136 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S Fastback; S/N BH29H8B153436; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. – 383/300hp, automatic, hub caps, red line tires, bucket seats, floor shift, console, pushbutton radio, Sure Grip, 3.23 gears, HD suspension, power brakes, Rallye suspension. – Represented as matching numbers. The grille trim doesn’t quite fit flush, but all the brightwork is very good. Very good recent paint. Very good interior that looks basically new. Spotless and fresh underneath. Not overrestored, but fresh and gorgeous, plus you don’t often see someone put this much money into one of the earlier Cudas like this. – Sold at RM Toronto in 2006 for $14,500 then sold at RM Auburn Fall in 2012 for $62,700 and at Auburn Fall again in 2015 for $45,100. The four years since its most recent trip to auction have been kind to it, and to its value.

Lot # F192 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RH23H61244123; Dark Red Metallic/Dark Red vinyl, cloth; Estimate $75,000 – $85,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $55,000. – 426/425hp, column shift automatic, pushbutton radio, heater, body color wheels, Blue line tires, bench seat. – Represented as the original matching-numbers drivetrain, Certi-Card, broadcast sheet and IBM card documented. A good older repaint but otherwise original and attractively preserved but clearly showing its age. – Offered at Indy last May where it was reported bid to $37,500. Its auction history suggests the bidders don’t hold it in as high regard as the consignor, and it would be good to listen to those views and take them to heart.

Lot # S150.1 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible; S/N BS27U0B266648; Bright Blue/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000. – 440/375hp Magnum, automatic, power steering, power brakes, 8-track stereo, factory air conditioning, Rallye wheels, Polyglas GT tires, broadcast sheet documented – Represented as matching numbers engine and transmission. Very good paint and upholstery. Wrinkles in the top’s rear panel. Woodgrain worn off the steering wheel rim. Other than some leakage on the intake manifold the engine compartment is like new. Some bright trim is scratched and the door handles are rusty. The underbody is nearly like new but the rear springs are rusting between the leaves. The interior is original and sound. The erratic quality is troubling. – This largely original U-Code ‘Cuda looks like a slightly mellowed restoration but it is original except for one repaint in the original color. Its options list in nearly impossibly generous. There are a number of age issues, none of them serious, and it should have been a $200,000 car after factoring in the originality and preservation. At this result is it a good value.

Lot # F128 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23R0B146416; In Violet/White vinyl; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $195,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $214,500. – 426/45hp Hemi, automatic, buckets and console, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Polyglas GT tires, Shaker hood, power brakes, Rallye instruments, 8-track stereo. – Replacement Hemi installed, numbers matching original Hemi included. The paint is better than new, rich and deep. The interior is lovely, with not a hint of use or soiling. The engine compartment is better than new. – It is not clear why this ‘Cuda Hemi Hardtop with its original Hemi engine included (even if it probably has a heart-sized hole in the side) brought such a modest price. Is it honesty in the description? If so, buyers need to take another look deep into their hearts and realize this car is worth 10 or 20 percent more than the price it brought here.

Lot # S247 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23R1B402095; Goldleaf Metallic, Matte Black billboards/Black vinyl; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $210,000. – 426/425hp Hemi, automatic, fog lights, hood pins, Polyglas tires, rear spoiler, Super Track Pack with 4.10 gears, power brakes, tinted glass, 8-track stereo. – Not represented as matching numbers drivetrain. Tidy but used engine bay. Very good paint that looks a lot newer than it is. Very clean underbody. Very good interior, not restored other than newer seats and possibly carpets but it all looks very good. Restored a little over 20 years ago but sparingly used since and still looks fantastic. An engine detailing would actually make a huge difference, since other than what’s under the hood it still looks fresh. – The reported high bid is appropriate for a Hemi ‘Cuda that doesn’t claim to have its original drivetrain. The prevalence of replaced engines, and increasing focus on “date-code correct” drivetrains has muted the importance and value of the few such cars (and LS6 Chevelles count, too) that have survived with their original lumps under the hood. Would it be worth in its present condition $300,000 with the original engine? Absolutely, but expecting it to be worth much if any more than the reported high bid here with a replacement engine is not realistic.

Lot # L106 1957 Plymouth Fury 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 16174607; Sandstone White, Gold/Gold vinyl with cloth inserts; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – 318/290hp, dual quads, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, dual mirrors, pushbutton automatic, pushbutton radio. – Represented as 78,872 miles. Good but older paint and chrome. The doors stick out slightly at the bottom. Very good interior, although the lens for the left side courtesy light is missing. Very clean and fully restored underneath. A straightforward older restoration of a rarely seen car in attractive colors. Lots of eyeball. – Fury was a unique model in 1957, all in the same colors, all with the dual quad 290hp engine, all were hardtops and 7,438 were built. It is a charismatic model but nowhere nearly as charismatic as this result indicates, a huge price even though it bought a good, solid example.

Lot # F105.1 1961 Plymouth Fury Convertible; S/N 3311154875; Bronze metallic/Gold, White vinyl; Beige cloth top; Estimate $140,000 – $160,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – 383/330hp Sonoramic Commando cross-ram with Carter AFB 4-barrels, pushbutton automatic, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, P/B, P/S, pushbutton radio, power antenna, metalflake transparent oval steering wheel rim and spaceship gauge cluster. Clarion stereo in glove box. – Excellent paint and interior. Some minor bits of weak chrome trim but generally excellent. Nearly spotless underhood but showing some age. Underbody is spotless. A quality old restoration starting to show its age. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2001 for $54,000, fresh from restoration, then by RM at the John Staluppi collection auction in 2012 for $88,000. The result here is another step up and unusual value curve, but a good indication of just how cool a Fury convertible with the Sonoramic Commando (even the name is cool) engine and the Starship Enterprise dashboard is.

Lot # T244 1969 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RS23L9G303830; Sunfire Yellow, Black vinyl roof/Pewter vinyl; Estimate $45,000 – $60,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. – 440/375hp Magnum, automatic, Rallye wheels, red line tires, bucket seats, floor shift, solid state radio, power steering, power brakes. – From the Ronnie Rains collection. Very good paint, chrome and roof vinyl. Factory gaps. Very good interior. Restored and clean underneath. Done to like new standards and presents like a fresh car. Nothing to nitpick and a great color combination. – A deservedly strong result for a very good car in unusual but attractive colors. It sold here in 2011 for $55,120.

Lot # W173 1969 Plymouth GTX 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RS23L9A119173; Bronze Fire Metallic, Black stripes, Black vinyl roof/Saddle; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700. – 440/375hp Magnum, automatic, chrome Magnum 500 wheels, red line tires in the front and Mickey Thompson eat street in the rear, power steering, front disc brakes. – New Holley carb, but the original is included. Very good paint and brightwork other than original taillight trim. The interior has been completely restored and is in excellent condition. The underbody looks fantastic and the engine bay is very clean. Fully restored and very well presented. – A bit less than the $55,000 it sold for at Mecum Harrisburg in 2016, but still a deservedly strong result for a strong car in an eye-scorching color.

Lot # S238 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM21J8A122535; Bright Blue Metallic/Black vinyl; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $70,000. – 426/425hp Hemi, 4-speed, hub caps, red line tires, bench seat, floor shift with Hurst shifter, pushbutton radio, 3.54 rear end. – No representation of the originality of the engine; even the transmission and rear axle are “correct”. Very clean, lightly used engine bay. Small chip at the back of the trunk. Mostly good and shiny but older paint otherwise. Very clean underbody. Very good interior. Lightly scratched window frames. Rare first year Road Runner Hemi, restored many years ago and no longer fresh but still quite attractive, but not represented as having a matching numbers drivetrain. – A quality car in very good condition if a little aged, but the reported high bid should have been sufficient to see it sold – missing as it is any representation of the drivetrain’s origins – without regret.

Lot # F146 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23R1G100012; Tor Red, Black vinyl roof, Black hood/Black, Red vinyl; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000. – 426/425hp Hemi, automatic, Rally wheels, Polyglas GT tires, Air Grabber hood, rear spoiler, hood pins, 3.55 Sure Grip, bucket seats, floor shift, cassette stereo, power steering, power brakes. – Represented as 4,204 miles and the matching numbers engine. Severe cracking on the front and rear bumpers. Good older repaint otherwise. Good roof vinyl. Scratched up door handles. New exhaust, but otherwise original underneath. Some wear to the interior and two pretty big tears in the driver’s seat, but the tears are along the seams and could be fixed, and the upholstery itself is in good shape. Original other than maintenance and the repaint. – Generously valued in this transaction for its originality, if not its condition, the originality premium is on the order of $40,000, a serious and a bit tenuous commitment to preservation. It’s going to be hard not to correct some of the cosmetic issues, but every step along that road will diminish the appeal of originality.

Lot # F100 1964 Plymouth Sport Fury Max Wedge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 3441181935; White/Metallic Blue vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,750. – 426/425hp Max Wedge Super Stock III, short crossram dual quads, 4.56 Sure Grip, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, buckets and console, spinner wheel covers, bias ply blackwall tires, pushbutton radio. – Excellent Refrigerator White paint, interior, chrome and, of course, engine compartment. Appropriately undercoated wheel wells. Meticulously restored to better than showroom condition without wretched excess. – Sold by RM at Ft. Lauderdale in 2008 for $129,250, then at Auburn Fall in 2014 for $68,750. It’s really just as good now as it was in 2008 and has added just 12 miles to the odometer. The condition of the restoration, now over a decade old, is a good indicator of the quality of materials and workmanship and both the buyer and the seller should be satisfied with the car and its value.

Lot # L26 1964 Pontiac Bonneville 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 884S13436; White/Burgundy vinyl with cloth inserts; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,400. – 389/306hp, automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, power steering, power brakes, power windows, represented with air conditioning but not connected. – Average quality older repaint with masking errors around the headlight bezels and other brightwork. Right rear body trim is bent and sticks out at the back. Original and a bit rough underneath. Faded and cracked dash top. The steering wheel rim is deteriorating. Tired dash. Several rips in the seat. It’s going to take a lot more than a respray to get this car back to where it needs to be. – This is a dealer inventory Bonneville, barely accessorized and with the base engine trying to draw buyers with its visual appeal on to the lot’s front line. At this price, the new owner is already into the car for several thousand more than it’s worth.

Lot # S218 1962 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible; S/N 862P23137; Starlight Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $85,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 421/370hp, Tri-Power, 4-speed, eight-lug wheels with hub caps and trim rings, narrow whitewalls, Tri-Power, Safe-T-Track, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power bucket seats, tach, power vent windows, WonderBar radio. – Gorgeous underneath. Very good chrome. The paint is lightly detail scratched but mostly good. Very good soft top, but not quite like new. Very good interior. A fully loaded and very well restored car with multiple concours appearances to prove it, but no longer very fresh and probably no longer a winner, either. – 421/370hp Tri-Power? That wasn’t an available engine at Pontiac in 1962. In 1963? Yes, but not 1962 when the 421 was always dual quads. Power vent windows weren’t a Pontiac option in 1962, either, suggesting that someone ordering this car had unusual pull at Pontiac. It would be nice to see PHS paper on this chassis number, but it was not offered here. The bidders bought the car (which is gorgeous) and paid a serious price for it.

Lot # W280 1961 Pontiac Catalina Convertible; S/N 361A1667; Red/Red, White Leather; White Vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100. – 389/318hp, Tri-Power, automatic, eight-lug wheels, power steering, power brakes, speed alert, AM factory radio, custom exhaust, power top, red tonneau cover. – Paint and brightwork are showing signs of age but are mostly in great presentable condition. The interior is mostly original and a bit tired. The soft top could use some cleaning. Well-kept underbody. An attractive car, but one that needs quite a bit of cosmetic attention before it’s anything but a driver. – This is a fairly generous result for this Catalina’s condition and equipment, but not unrealistic.

Lot # T125.1 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 Convertible; S/N 252675C140926; Starlight Black/Red; White vinyl top; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. – 421/376hp, Tri-Power, automatic, eight-lug wheels, narrow whitewalls, power steering, power brakes, factory air conditioning, bucket seats, floor shift, dash clock, pushbutton radio, console, PHS documents. – The doors stick out slightly. Light pitting on some of the badges. Decent older paint. Good newer top. A few light scratches on the glass. Very good interior other than lightly faded gauges. The wheels are a little dirty. Tidy underneath. Not represented as matching numbers. A rare car and has plenty of eyeball, but also has quite a few shortcomings. – Reported sold by Mecum at Indy in 2015 for $65,880 and showing 61 more miles on its odometer today, almost four years later. It’s a driver, but this is driver money and the new owner will always proudly open the hood to show the Tri-Power 421 sitting there.

Lot # S159 1959 Pontiac El Catalina Prototype Pickup; S/N 259P108; White/White, Silver, Red vinyl; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Recent restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $240,000. – 389/300hp, automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, power bench seat, column shift, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, AM radio, tissue dispenser, power windows, Sportable radio. – The prototype for Pontiac’s take on the concept initiated by the Ford Ranchero and Chevy El Camino, but never put into production. After being discarded when the model didn’t go into production, the El Catalina was used as a delivery vehicle at a Pontiac dealership and as college transportation for the manager’s son. Subsequently restored to way better than new and still gorgeous. Fresh, documented and repeated show award winning restoration of this truly unique car. A real labor of love and better than it ever was when it was just a prototype, not to mention a parts runner. – At Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indy eight months ago this El Catalina surfaced and was reported bid to $340,000. It’s a lot more reasonable here at Kissimmee, but couldn’t ring the bell. It’s an authentic concept vehicle and while it is worth more than the reported bid here it is homing in on an accommodation between supply and demand.

Lot # F135.1 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 223379N104157; Cameo White, Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000. – 400/335hp, 4-speed, Rally wheels, original Polyglas tires, rear spoiler, console delete, Rally gauges, factory radio. – The 30,921 miles showing are represented as original, as is the drivetrain. A few paint flaws on the nose, plus some cracks on the right A-pillar and all along the drip rails. Good original chrome. Tidy and maintained but unrestored underneath. Very good interior that doesn’t quite look like new, but looks a heck of a lot newer than 50 years old. A mostly original, rare early Trans Am suited for display in collections rather than for the road, especially on its original tires. – While there is a material (think, $30,000) originality premium in the price of this Trans Am it is a rare survivor and that is a special thing. Choice pieces like this were all over Kissimmee this week. The challenge was to ferret them out and then evaluate whether they were what they claimed to be. This one is and the new owner got a rare prize for realistic money.

Lot # W203 1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 25th Anniversary Convertible; S/N 2G2FV32P3R2247794; White, Blue graphics/White leather; White vinyl top; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,350. – 350/275hp, 25th Anniversary model with automatic, CD stereo, window sticker, bill of sale, build sheet. – Represented with 7,334 miles. Very good paint. Tidy underneath. Some dirt on the top but it would clean up. Like new interior. A collector grade example. – The 25th Anniversary Trans Am was essentially just a cosmetic package, but it is worth several thousand dollars more than a regular Trans Am and this is a fair result.

Lot # F212 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 962S6197; Engine # C23619YY; Ice Blue/Ice Blue vinyl; Estimate $55,000 – $70,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $42,000. – 4-speed, buckets and console, console mounted tach, pushbutton radio, air conditioning, clear rim steering wheel, power windows and steering, 389 Tri-Power pro-built engine with serpentine belt, alternator and rotary A/C compressor, 8-lug wheels, wide whitewalls, rear seat speaker, Edelbrock heads, MSD ignition, Griffon radiator, headers. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Good panel fits and gaps. Orderly engine compartment with some fuel residue on the intake manifold. Impossible to fault except in superfluous detail and mention that the YY engine number is a ’74 455, not a 389. – Sold by RM at Ft. Lauderdale in 2009 for $32,450 and while it’s got to be a great cruiser (Power Tour anyone?) its collector value is diminished by all that expensive engine work. Even at that it’s worth a bit more than the Kissimmee bidders gave it credit for.

Lot # W236 1966 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242176B120062; Engine # 501356XW; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $29,700. – 389 with Tri-Power, 4-speed, polished Torque Thrust wheels Tiger Paw GTS tires, buckets and console, Pioneer cassette stereo, underdash gauges, aftermarket woodrim steering wheel, Safe-T-Track. – Car shipper taped to the window claims it’s an original 389 Tri-Power WS car, but it’s not a WS in it now even though it’s a Tri-Power. Poor, orange peely old repaint with chips and nicks. The person who did the masking was visually challenged. Good major chrome, pitted trim chrome. Cheap dashtop cover. Sound upholstery. Curb scuffed tire sidewalls. A nasty GTO. – An entirely deserved bottom-feeder result for a seriously challenged GTO, about as challenged as the guy who did the paint masking.

Lot # F113 1967 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242177G101940; Starlight Black/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $115,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $90,000. – 400/335hp, 4-speed, hub caps, narrow whitewalls, 3.55 Safe-T-Track, Soft Ray tinted glass, bucket seats, console, floor shift with Hurst shifter, factory radio, power brakes. – Spotless fully restored and detailed engine bay. Excellent fresh paint and chrome. Show ready underbody. Excellent fully restored interior except for pitting on the steering wheel. Gorgeous show ready car with some awards to prove it. – While this is a phenomenal car with good options and a four-speed, it has the lower output engine and it’s not a convertible, so it should have easily changed hands at the reported high bid if there was money close to it. For reference, it sold for a perfectly fair $79,200 at Barrett-Jackson Northeast seven months ago.

Lot # W237.1 1971 Pontiac GTO 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242371Z106509; Engine # 0063391 YS; Black/Black vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 400/300hp, automatic, AM-FM, sport steering wheel, air conditioning, dark tinted windows, hood tach, Rally II wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, power steering and brakes, Endura nose, wing. – PHS and window sticker documented (delivered with a “Cordova” covered roof). Very good paint, interior and gauges. Clean and like new under the hood. The underbody has some road miles. All in all, a good GTO with an ordinary drivetrain. – This is a full retail result for a mundane GTO even if it is encouragingly documented.

Lot # T60 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242678P230108; Black/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800. – 400/335hp Ram Air, automatic, power steering and brakes, Silver Super Sport wheels with trim rings, narrow whitewalls, hood tach, Hurst shifter, buckets and console, AM-FM, woodgrain steering wheel rim, power windows. – Clearcoated engine block and intake manifold in a clean, detailed engine compartment. The frame and chassis have received little attention and are road grimy where they can’t easily be seen. Good paint, chrome, interior and top. The wheelwells have been cleaned up and brushed with undercoat. The cowl area hidden by the hood is totally neglected and ugly. A mixed bag that invites questions about what else didn’t get proper attention. – It’s usually difficult to mislead the vast majority of the Kissimmee bidders. They know their cars, they have their resources and they do their homework. That’s apparent in the modest but appropriate price paid for this ’68 GTO convertible.

Lot # F119 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242679B161651; Engine # None; Black/Pearl vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000. – 400/370hp Ram Air IV, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, bench seat, Super Stock wheels, red line tires, power brakes and steering, pushbutton radio, Safe-T-Track, Rally gauges, PHS documented. – Very good older paint, chrome, interior and top. There’s a little oil mist coating and some surface rust showing up under the hood, but it’s nearly as good as when it was here eight years ago. And it still doesn’t have an engine number stamping in the block. – Sold here in 2011 for $153,700, then in 2015 for $189,000. It’s added 448 miles in eight years and is in highly credible condition but is in need of some cosmetic attention, particularly under the hood. The unstamped block is a value challenge, despite all the rest of the nifty stuff, and the bidders willingness to accept it as what it appears to be seems to have waned substantially in the past four years. The result here is reasonable under the circumstances.

Lot # F238 1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible; S/N 242679B100274; Engine # 0690155 YS; Silver/Parchment vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Recent restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 400/350hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, Ram Air hood, Rally II wheels, trim rings, Wide Oval tires, power windows and locks, AM-FM radio woodrim steering wheel, console, hood tach. – Clearcoated engine compartment. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Above reproach and better than new in all respects. – Even among the many brilliantly restored cars offered at Kissimmee this GTO stood out for the extent of its beyond-perfect presentation. It is let down by the standard 350hp engine and automatic, though, and that is reflected in the price it brought.

 

Lot # T42 1971 Pontiac GTO Coupe; S/N 242371Z1062564; Canyon Copper, Sandalwood vinyl roof/Sandalwood vinyl; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $40,700. – 455/325hp, automatic, Rally wheels, Wide Oval tires, 3.73 rear, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, 8-Track stereo, Protect-O-Plate, PHS documents, column shift. – Small chip on the front bumper but mostly fantastic paint. Good, straight roof vinyl. Factory gaps, very good interior with almost no sign of age. Restored and lightly used underneath. A less powerful, less pretty ’71 GTO, but restored to the kind of standards usually reserved for the earlier cars. It has to be one of the better ’71s around, or at least on the market currently. – While not a steal, this car could have brought another five grand or so without being expensive, not least because of the knockout color combinations.

Lot # S20.1 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242379P309028; Engine # 0704408 YZ; Carousel Red/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500. – 400/366hp Ram Air, automatic, power steering and front disc brakes, hood tach, 3.55 axle, buckets and console, Endura nose, sport steering wheel, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, rear window defogger. – Ram Air hood seal foam is decomposing but the rest of the engine compartment is nearly like new. The paint and interior are very good as are the instruments. The underbody and chassis are done to workmanlike standards. PHS and GM Canada documented. – Sold for $80,300 at Mecum’s Indianapolis Spring Classic last May, then bid to $72,000 at Las Vegas in November and $77,500 at Kansas City in December. This result puts a hurtin’ on the Indy buyer, but the Indy price was as much excessive as this result is advantageous to the buyer.

Lot # S181 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 242370P196661; Engine # WS; Black/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $76,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $83,600. – 400/366hp Ram Air III, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, pushbutton radio, heater, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, power steering and brakes, Safe-T-Track, Rally gauges, wing. – Orderly and clean engine compartment is like new except for minor paint loss on the cylinder heads and rusty exhaust manifolds. Equally tidy chassis and underbody. Very good interior and gauges but inexplicably, a rough steering wheel with loose spoke covers that seriously detracts from an otherwise nearly impeccable presentation. – The haggard steering wheel spokes are a problem that suggests this Judge was rushed to completion – and who knows what else was overlooked in the process. On balance it is an attractive Judge and it brought a realistic price, but …?

Lot # S173 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible; S/N 242670B111043; Engine # 0121262 WT?; Polar White/Red vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $180,000 – $210,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $140,250. – 400/366hp Ram Air, 4-speed, Hurst T-handle shifter, power steering and brakes, woodgrain steering wheel rim, air conditioning, Rally II wheels, Wide Oval tires, pushbutton radio, transmission tunnel mounted 8-track, hood tach, wing, Endura nose, PHS and build sheet documented. – Gorgeous paint, chrome, interior and top. Other than a little surface rust on the exhaust manifolds and some fluid residue on the intake the engine compartment is like new, as is the chassis and underbody. The cosmetics are better than new and the rest of the car is in showroom condition. – This is all the car, and no more than moderate money for it. Better than new cosmetically and like new mechanically, this is a superb GTO Judge. The price is reasonable, but it is so good it easily could have brought more and the new owner should be overjoyed with the car and pleased with the price paid.

Lot # W200 1966 Pontiac LeMans Convertible; S/N 237676P333600; Engine # 001559YE; Black/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – 389/325hp, Tri-Power added, 4-speed, power brakes and steering, bucket seats, no console, accessory cassette stereo, Rally II wheels with trim rings, red line tires, woodgrain steering wheel rim. – An attractively done GTO replica with a decent repaint, good interior and a good, tight-fitting top. The engine compartment is clean and orderly. Should be a fun, reasonably priced driver. – A LeMans that takes on the guise of a GTO and brought a GTO price? Oops, but not missed by a lot and a car that will be fun to drive, especially with the top down.

Lot # S91 1951 Pontiac Streamliner Station Wagon; S/N P8US3708; Black, Woodgrain/Red leatherette, Grey cloth; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $33,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $36,300. – Skirts, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, windshield visor, 3-speed, 2-row seats. – A gift to Richard Petty from his wife, Lynda, for his 60th birthday. Thick repaint over old paint. Doors fit poorly. Good upholstery but remarkably bad outside woodgraining. Fair chrome. Original undercoat. Erratic engine compartment. Looks good at a hundred feet but the impression deteriorates quickly. – An $11,000 car that brought a hammer bid triple that because of the Richard Petty history. That’s OK, but this result is an outlier of no significance to the marketplace.

Lot # T167 1961 Pontiac Ventura 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 561P3656; Mayan Gold/Gold, Brown; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Modified restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. – 389/318hp, Tri-Power, 4-speed, eight-lug wheels, Silvertown blackwalls, Super Duty heads, aluminum headers with cut outs, 3.42 limited slip, bench seat, floor shift, pushbutton radio, Stewart Warner accessory gauges. – Very good paint, chrome, interior and underneath. All fresh. Tastefully modified and very cool – Not represented as a matching numbers car, so the result here seems quite expensive, especially when it sold for $44,000 at Worldwide Auburn only four months ago.

Lot # S60.1 1958 Porsche 356A Super Cabriolet, Body by Reutter; S/N 150396; Engine # P81927; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000. – Body color centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop tires, bumper overriders, Talbot outside mirror, Blaupunkt multiband radio, Nardi woodrim steering wheel. – Very good paint over a moderately filled body. Very good top and interior. Sharp gauges. Clean, orderly like new engine compartment. Undercoated chassis. The engine number is appropriate for a ’58 1600 Super. – Sold at Mecum’s Monterey auction five months ago for $209,000, reported bid to $200,000 at Mecum Las Vegas two months ago, this Porsche is going nowhere beyond getting rides across country. No one in Kissimmee seemed to appreciate it, and it should have brought as much as, if not more than, it did in Monterey.

Lot # S79 1987 Porsche 911 930 Turbo Coupe; S/N WP0JB0939HS050407; Guards Red/Black leather; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $100,000. – Blaupunkt cassette stereo, air conditioning, Black center Fuchs wheels, Michelin Pilot SX tires, sunroof, wing, snorkely brake light. – Very good original paint, chrome and interior. 26,396 miles from new and superbly maintained aside from a lightly sand chipped hood with a poorly touched up scrape on the left hood ridge and scuffed driver’s seat bolster. – This is a better 930 Turbo than the Kissimmee bidders gave it credit for.

Lot # S64 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet; S/N WP0CA299XWS340552; Guards Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – Turbo twist wheels, Potenza tires, factory cassette stereo. – Showing 21,604 believable miles. Very good original paint. Excellent top. Very light wrinkling to the driver’s seat but mostly very good interior. A lightly used 993. – This car hammered not sold at a $65,000 high bid here last year, then again at a $67,000 high bid at Indy a few months later. Those weren’t unreasonable offers, but it found a more eager audience in Kissimmee and in this case persistence paid off.

Lot # L107 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe; S/N WP0AB0915HS122315; Silver/Blue; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $44,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $48,400. – Black painted Fuchs wheels, whale tail, sunroof, rear window wiper, Sony CD stereo, power windows, climate control. – Showing 109,389 miles but represented with an engine rebuild 1,500 miles ago. The paint on the wheels is faded but the paint on the car is quite good and seemingly original. The seats have light wrinkling but the interior is mostly very good. Tidy but used underneath. These cars were screwed together well and the odometer reading shouldn’t scare you, especially given the rebuild. – The Kissimmee bidders struck a good balance between this Carrera’s mileage on the chassis and general age and the extensive mechanical work. This is a fair result, although there are more affordable ways to get into vintage 911 ownership.

Lot # S188 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster; S/N WP0EB0918KS173140; Guards Red/Cashmere Beige leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $260,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000. – Black center Fuchs wheels, Comp T/A tires, air conditioning, Blaupunkt Charleston cassette stereo, limited slip, short gearshift, sport seats, Porsche CofA documented – Very good original paint, chrome, internal and tight fitting top. There are more sand chips on the nose and windshield than the claimed 254 miles from new suggest but other than that it’s like new as it should be. – About as close to perfectly preserved as can be hoped, but the low miles didn’t do the job for this Speedster and it could have been sold for the reported high bid (which was also the low pre-sale estimate) with no regret. Sometimes the auctioneer loses track of the chandeliers’ paddles.

Lot # F185 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet; S/N WP0CB2969RS460219; Grand Prix White/Dark Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000. – Alloy wheels, Michelin tires, snorkely brake light, burlwood dash, Sony stereo. – Special order blue interior and wood. Showing 63,094 believable miles. Two touch ups on the right front fender but mostly good paint. The top is a little dirty but not bad. Light wrinkling to the seats that matches the mileage. A used 964 cab, but the special order features at least make it a bit of a standout. – A fair price that strikes a fair balance between the special order interior and the flaws and mileage.

Lot # W188.1 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe; S/N WP0AA2997WS320654; Ocean Blue Metallic/Grey leather; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000. – Factory CD stereo, special order paint. – Showing 260 believable miles. An essentially new 993. – This might be the best, lowest mile 993 Carrera S in the world, but this price could easily buy you a Turbo in no worse condition. It’s an excessive result. It also was reported sold on a Saturday number, S188.1, for the same result.

Lot # S246 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos Edition Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZCS798183; White, Red, Blue “Brumos”/Black cloth; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $280,000. – 4-liter, 450hp, 6-speed, fire system, roll cage, APP Tech centerlock wheels, Red calipers, steel discs, quick fill fuel inlet, carbon fiber wing. – One of five replicas built for Brumos Porsche, race prepared with very good cosmetics and apparently unused. – An old friend that’s been around Mecum auctions since Monterey 2016. It has never sold. Bids started at $375K at Monterey, elevated to $475K at Kissimmee in 2017, and have gradually fallen off after that to this nadir.

Lot # L108 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 Targa; S/N 4762901496; Red, Black sills/Black vinyl; Black top; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; No Result or VIN, Probably no-show $0 plus commission of; Final Price. – 5-speed, aftermarket alloy wheels, Federal tires, Pioneer CD stereo. – Fuzzy blanket dashtop covering, cracked bits of interior trim, good seats. Fair repaint on a trimmed and assembled car with a few masking misses. Dull bright trim. Nicked bumper covers and a replacement in the front that doesn’t fit. Original undercoat in the wheel wells. Sound but ordinary. – Viewed on-site but not reported by Mecum in the post-sale results.

Lot # W199 1971 Porsche 914-6 Targa; S/N 4712908242; Red, Black sills/Black vinyl; Black top; Modified restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $17,000. – Black Minilite-style wheels, Falken tires, 2.7 liter 911 engine, 5-speed. – Mediocre old repaint with abundant flaws, masking misses and nicks. Sound upholstery. Decorated with La Carrera stickers, but not race prepared. – How much confidence in an engine swap can be found in a dismally prepared and presented 914/6? Not much, and there was no confidence inherent in the reported high bid for this Porsche.

Lot # S221 1976 Porsche Carrera Turbo coupe; S/N 9306800236; Black/Black leather; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Observed on site but No Result reported. – Concord cassette stereo, Black center Fuchs wheels, Kumho tires, air conditioning, sunroof – Mediocre old repaint, dull aluminum trim, protruding sunroof seal. Clean, orderly underbody. Poor windshield gasket fits at both upper corners. Sound but not great. – No result reported by Mecum.

Lot # E36 2008 Porsche Cayman Turbo S Coupe; S/N P0AB29888U782121; Red, Black faux carbon fiber shelf paper hood/Black cloth; Original, with non-original appearance items, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $34,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $37,400. – Black 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, Nitto NT01 tires, wing, fender extensions, Sparco seats, OMP Alcantara rim steering wheel, braced rollbar, stock road equipment inside, splitter, front fender flips. – Extensively modified but still street legal. The carbon fiber shelf paper is seriously tacky. Good paint and interior. – Cafe racers can have some appeal, but this one with its faux carbon fiber shelf paper applique stretches the envelope of good taste until it tears. It incurred an appreciable price penalty for it, too.

Lot # U185 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N SCAZN42A2HCX16664; White/Tan leather; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $15,000. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, Pioneer stereo, power seats, rear seat tables. – Tidy engine bay and underbody. Lightly scratched front bumper. Reasonably well kept original paint. The interior is pretty rough. The seats are worn, and although the wood on the doors is in good condition, the dash and the rear tables are cracking and need refinishing. Showing 53,300 miles and not represented with a service history, which is not a good sign. – In its current condition, this car could have easily sold for 10 grand. For it not to go to a new home at 15 is totally unreasonable.

Lot # F101 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM6S061; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes/Black; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $440,000. – 289/306hp, 4-speed, Cragar S/S wheels, dashtop Shelby tach, front disc brakes. – A ’65 carryover GT350. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Some small panel edge chips. Cracked steering wheel rim. One family owned since 1967 and 900 miles, today showing 78,584 miles. Cosmetically restored in 1992 and beautifully maintained since. – The single family ownership and preservation history of this GT350 is appealing, as is its status as a carryover retagged ’65. Even at that, though, this is an heroic price for it.

Lot # S11.1 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N 8T02J149517-01804; Gold/Black vinyl; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $75,000. – 302, Paxton supercharger s/n 9220071, 4-speed, power steering, power brakes, 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels, Goodyear Speedway tires, pushbutton radio, console gauges, dual outside mirrors, 3.89 Traction-Lok, Marti Report documented. – Represented as the original engine. Restored like new with excellent paint, chrome and interior except for a tacky vinyl wrapped steering wheel. Bright, crisp gauges and dash. Clean underbody and chassis in as-built condition. Orderly restored engine compartment but missing the blower air filter. – SAAC Registry says 01804 was born as a standard GT 350. The blower was added later. Not surprisingly the Kissimmee bidders were picky, as were the bidders at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction in 2017 who offered only $80,000 for it.

 

Lot # S166 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 8T02S143356-01357; Sunlit Gold/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. – 428/335hp, automatic, power steering and brakes, pushbutton radio, Lucas fog lights, 10-spoke Shelby alloy wheels, E70-15 Goodyear Speedway tires, heater. – Very good clearcoat repaint with a few small flaws. Mangy old options tag held on with a single Phillips screw. Good interior and gauges. The chassis and underbody have been restored like new with little subsequent use and the engine compartment is likewise. A good and credible example of a GT500. – Sold at the Spring Branson auction in 2004 for $60,420 before restoration. Today it’s been done to mediocre standards which are reflected in the mediocre price it brought.

Lot # F124 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake Fastback; S/N 67402F4A00544; Wimbledon White, LeMans Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,200,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,200,000. – GT40 Mk II 427/600hp side oiler, 4-barrel, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, underdash Rally Pac gauges, pushbutton radio, original Goodyear Thunderbolt tires, Shelby invoice, MSO and Goodyear tire test photos documented. – Built by Shelby for a Goodyear long distance high speed tire test of new Thunderbolt tires. Recorded 500 miles at Goodyear’s San Angelo, Texas test track averaging 142 mph (the tires still had 97% of their tread.) Mediocre old paint with fisheyes and dust inclusions. Bowed hood. Clean, painted underbody. An artifact. – Sold by Goodyear in 1967 for $5,000, the only Shelby-built GT500 with a side oiler LeMans-spec engine. It is hard to conceive just how hard the Thunderbolt tire tread is to lose only 3% of their tread depth in 500 miles at 142 mph (and they’re even harder today after 52 years of aging.) It was sold by Mecum at Indianapolis in 2013 for $1,391,000, and we thought that was a lot back then. It looks pretty modest after this result, but that’s the price of history.

Lot # S140.1 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Convertible; S/N 8T03R213354-04080; Acapulco Blue, White stripes/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 428/335hp, 4-speed, air conditioning, 10-spoke Shelby wheels, power steering and brakes, pushbutton radio, 3.00 Traction-Lok, tilt steering column, documented with a copy of the original build sheet and a Marti Report. – Good paint, chrome, interior and top. Restored like new and still in excellent, essentially show ready, condition. Represented as the matching numbers engine and surely one of the best around. – The combination of options and features packs tremendous appeal for this GT500KR Convertible, but the reported high bid takes pretty much every feature of the beautiful restoration and the options list into account. Had it sold at this bid the comment probably would have included something like “slightly favorable to the buyer”, The seller’s determination to take it home and look for another opportunity where someone slightly more generous turns up is understandable, but risky. Worldwide offered it at Houston in 2009 where it was bid to $170,000.

Lot # J193 1963 Studebaker Avanti Coupe; S/N 63R1461; Champagne Gold/Beige vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900. – 289/240hp, automatic, power brakes and steering, Torque Thrust wheels, Cooper blackwall tires, pushbutton radio. – Cracked steering wheel rim, worn console trim, good upholstery, Underbody resprayed over whatever was there. Sound older repaint and scuffed bright trim but good bumper chrome. Rear deck covering doesn’t match the upholstery. – This Avanti needs a specialist to rescue it. At this price it’s possible to give it the attention it deserves (but not all it needs) and achieve either a decent driver or a car that could be turned later in 2019 for enough to recover costs and some moderate compensation for hours and hours of labor.

Lot # S55.1 1955 Studebaker President Sky Hawk 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 7806591; Turquoise Green, White/White vinyl; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,900. – 259/175hp Passmaster V8, 4-barrel, 3-speed, overdrive, radio, clock, wire wheel covers, wide whitewalls, radio, heater. – Partially repainted, otherwise impressively maintained and original. Sound upholstery, dash and gauges, worn but not cracked steering wheel. Dirty original but complete engine compartment and underbody. Good glass except for delaminating wind wings. A surprisingly good, solid California Studebaker. – It’s a project car, but it’s a surprisingly sound and complete project car, made somewhat better to some people by the 3-speed with overdrive. It brought a price that is about $5,000 generous for its condition.

Lot # F159 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk IA Convertible; S/N B382001806LRXFE; Red/Black vinyl; Black top; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $57,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $62,700. – 302 engine, headers, polished alloy wheels, woodrim steering wheel, wood dash, Hurst shifter. – Originally a 260 Car. Very clean but not overly detailed engine bay. A few small blisters on the right front fender but mostly good and well-kept older paint and chrome. Worn steering wheel and some flaws on the dashboard, but very good seats and carpets. Restored in the 1980s. Looks like a car that could have been finished more recently than that, but it’s showing its age regardless, plus it has the wrong engine. With the extra punch of the 302, this car will be even more scary to drive than usual. – A modest result for a Tiger, even considering the incorrect engine and the age of the restoration, so it was a good buy for someone who wants a Tiger to actually drive and enjoy.

 

Lot # S76.1 1969 Toyota FJ-40 Land Cruiser Utility; S/N FJ4067128; Red/Black vinyl; White vinyl top; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $42,000. – F145 engine, hubcaps, rear-mounted spare, center-facing rear seats, rollbar, dual outside mirrors – California black plate car in original, unrestored condition. Lots of rock chips and paint wear. The underbody shows surface rust on most surfaces, and the rubber running boards are cracking and faded. The seats are in excellent condition but the floor pan and trunk paint is worn. The engine is untouched and has dirt, grime and surface rust. An original 28,960-mile U.S. market soft top FJ, but used and not pampered. – Offered by Mecum at Monterey in August where it attracted interest but a top bid of $50,000, then at Dallas three months ago where the high bid was $47,000. It is so used that the mileage claim is difficult to accept. At a price like any of these three reported high bids there is nothing left to do even a minimal restoration.

Lot # T308 1985 Toyota FJ-45 Land Cruiser Utility Vehicle 4×4; S/N FJ4594603; Light Blue/Grey vinyl; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $33,000. – 2F engine, Pioneer cassette stereo. – Unrestored and used but maintained engine bay. Very clean unrestored frame. Original paint with chips and scratches here and there, plus all the paint is rubbed off at the back of the left front wheel well, but it’s still presentable. The bed isn’t beat up at all. The interior is in remarkable condition. Most old Land Cruisers are either beat to hell or have been restored by now. It’s really unusual to see one like this that has been very well preserved and totally unrestored. That it’s a rare FJ-45 pickup version makes it even more noteworthy. – Yes, this is a nifty and fairly rare pickup-bodied vintage Land Cruiser, but Mecum also consigned nearly 50 vintage Land Cruisers for Kissimmee this year, including another FJ-45 that was fresh from a body-off restoration. It will probably sell better in a field that isn’t so saturated.

Lot # U79 1965 Trabant 601 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 2065850; Beige/Beige; Unrestored original, 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,850. – 601/35hp 2-cylinder air cooled engine, 4-speed. – Some assembly required. This Trabbie was spotted in the Intensive Mechanical Care Unit of Mecum Kissimmee. It’s where cars not properly prepared by their consignors go for triage trying to get them fit to drive across the block, The Trabbie was apart and looked like it was getting an overhaul. It looked like it needed an overhaul. – There are certain bragging rights to owning a Trabant, particularly one that runs, and especially if you’re an admirer of the epic accomplishments of East German communism. [There are some first term U.S. Representatives who should experience the reality check of a ride in a Trabant.] Mecum sold reproduction neon signs for more than this, but they take up less room and actually work.

Lot # W2 1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Convertible; S/N FM100726U; Green/Beige vinyl with cloth inserts; Beige vinyl top; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,300. – Luggage rack, overdrive, defrost, Blaupunkt CD stereo, single Weber carb. – A few scuffs on the front bumper. Good older repaint with a few cracks at the front of the hood and some orange peel on the rear fenders. The top is newer and quite good but the frame is pretty worn. The button on the driver’s side seat belt buckle is missing. Good seats, carpets and door panels. Maintained underneath but never fully restored. Major cosmetic work done when necessary but never exactly restored. A neat, honest late Spitfire that’s plenty good as it sits for casual enjoyment. – This is the kind of price that normally buys you the deteriorating borderline parts cars all over eBay and Craigslist. The new owner probably wouldn’t have too hard of a time getting someone to pay close to 10 grand for this car once it’s time to sell. Crossed the block early on Wednesday morning and escaped notice making it one of the absolute steals of the week.

Lot # W198 1965 Triumph TR4 Roadster; S/N CT39112L0; Silver/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,650. – Painted centerlock wire wheels, overdrive, dual mirrors, tonneau cover, wood shift knob. – Uneven door gaps. Very good chrome and quality paint, but there is a touch up on the driver’s door and a small scrape at the right edge of the hood. Restored underneath. Good older replacement top. Very good interior. Restored to appropriate standards for a TR4, and lightly enjoyed. Still a handsome little roadster that you could be proud to be seen in. – TR4s aren’t the cheapest way to get into a classic sports car, but they still offer plenty of fun and style per dollar and this is a spot on result for a fundamentally good but not perfect example.

Lot # S69 1957 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1464726; Polar Silver/Red vinyl; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900. – Folding Black cloth sunroof, banjo spoke steering wheel, Blaupunkt pushbutton AM radio, hubcaps, wide whitewalls, fender mirrors, luggage rack, small rear window with venetian blind, VDO clock, mud flaps. – Gorgeous clearcoat paint in an attractive color. Fresh interior, crisp, bright dashboard and steering wheel. Better than new underneath. The only flaws noted are that it once had a rear view mirror on the driver’s upper door hinge post and the threaded base for it is still there and there is a paint flaw on the passenger’s side of the hood. – If this isn’t the best ’57 Beetle in the world it is so close that there’s no difference in value. It brought a huge price, but the bidders enthusiasm for it was understandable and contagious.

Lot # W42 1960 Volkswagen Beetle Sedan; S/N 3006165; Light Green/Light Green vinyl piped in White; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600. – BRM wheels, dual wing mirrors, amber fog lights. – Older but high quality and well applied paint. Excellent chrome. Even gaps. Excellent like-new interior. Restored in 2008 to high quality standards for any car, and remarkable for a Beetle. Still gorgeous and doesn’t need a thing. – This is a charming little car, and it really charmed the Kissimmee bidders to a top-dollar result after coming up short here a year ago when it was bid even higher, to $30,000.

Lot # F246 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible; S/N 1592040356; Black/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $55,000 – $70,000; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500. – Narrow whitewalls, radio delete, wood dash, original tool kit, VDO clock, glass rear window. – Epilogue Edition from the last year of German Beetle production with just 558 miles. Spent a lot of its life in a museum. There is some light scratching on the bumpers, a few scratches on the right front fender, but other than that it looks like a brand new car. It certainly isn’t every day that you see an old Beetle in well preserved, low-mile condition like this. – Late Beetle convertibles are worth more than you might think, but this is a next-level price. Then again, where are you going to find another one this good with lower mileage? Sometimes, when the opportunity presents itself you just have to step up and step boldly where no one has gone before.

Lot # W40 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 Campmobile, Body by Westfalia; S/N 238170440; Beige, White/Tan vinyl; Enthusiast restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100. – Hub caps, narrow whitewalls, Westfalia camper conversion with curtains, tables, cabinets, ice box, cots, factory radio, 110V outlet. – Freshly painted wheels and new tires. Gloppy, thickly applied undercoating on the chassis. Very good relatively fresh paint other than a large scratch on the passenger’s door. Light pitting on the engine cover handle. Original dash, gauges and steering wheel. Represented with new tent. New upholstery. The rest looks unrestored. Even the later Transporters are getting to a point where they’re worth enough to put money into. This one reportedly has 500 miles on a restoration and while it is both very attractive and charming, corners were cut and it’s not perfect. – Cute, and cleverly displayed in the preview with all the accoutrements laid out to entice onlookers. It was restored to a practical, usable level and bought for a price appropriate to that presentation.

Lot # W24 1950 Willys Jeepster Phaeton Convertible; S/N 12573; Red, Black/Black, Red; Tan cloth top; Enthusiast restoration, 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $16,500. – Hub caps, whitewalls, column shift 3-speed, pushbutton radio, rear-mounted spare. – Bad paint with several deep scratches plus lots of microblisters on the hood. Old undercoating. Slightly dirty and wrinkled top. Beat up hub caps and wheels. Lightly worn seats and faded gauges. Not even a 20-footer, but fresh paint and a little basic cosmetic attention would make a huge difference. – A straightforward, fair result for a four-cylinder Jeepster that needs attention. These are great recreational vehicles for taking grandkids to the beach or Jack the Dog to the dog park. Two years ago Russo & Steele sold it in Scottsdale for $209,000 – No, take that back, it was a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 with the same chassis number.

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