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This 1962 Scout 80 has been restored by Vorstellen LLC and tastefully modified with suspension, brake and interior upgrades. The upgrades include brand-new leaf springs, bushings, shackles, Bilstein 5100-series shocks and grade-8 bolts throughout. Brand-new uprated steering components include heavier-duty tie rods, rod ends, drag link and drop pitman arm. Front disc-brake conversion utilizes GM components for reliability and serviceability. All exterior vehicle trim has been replated in nickel and hand brushed. Custom powder-coated bumpers front and rear. Custom soft canvas top with aluminum powder-coated removable support cage. {analysis}This truck, Lot 706, sold for $33,000, including buyer’s premium, at the…
All-original car with 8,600 actual miles. Ash Gold with black top and interior. 307 V8, power steering, Rally wheels, AM Radio, Bumperettes. Factory pinstripe. Runs and drives like the brand-new car it almost is. When you have the opportunity to buy a low-mileage car like this, it makes you doubly proud of the ownership, and the car is bound to keep appreciating in value. Remember, they are only original once! {analysis}This car, Lot SP121, sold for $22,555, including buyer’s premium, at Collector Car Productions’ Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 5, 2014. The most daunting…
In the November-December 2013 issue of ACC, Editor Pickering tapped me for an article about two 1969 Camaros, otherwise known as the Camaro Comparo. For this exercise, I’ll be digging into two heavy hitters: a pair of 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustangs. I’ll label this the 429 Mustang Match-up. Building the Boss The Boss 429 was the brainchild of Semon E. “Bunkie” Knudsen, who, after a successful 29-year career at GM, jumped ship to take the position of President at Ford Motor Company. The job didn’t last very long, about 19 months, due to some head butting with then-Executive Vice…
Presented in striking Tor-Red with AAR graphics, this Plymouth has looked “race-ready” since day one. It includes an AM radio, Rallye dash, center console with Slap Stik for the automatic transmission, black vinyl bucket seat interior, Rallye wheels, space-saver spare tire, jack and sidepipes with new mufflers. This is an original AAR edition with a properly date-coded block that has been restamped to match this car. This 340 Six Pack V8 is connected to the original transmission, and the rear end is also original to the car. Included in the sale of this exciting California-built machine is a copy of…
This one-off hand-laid-fiberglass-bodied special was located in 2003 in partially restored condition. Built in California on a 1933 Ford chassis (and titled as a 1933 Ford, despite the “1955” catalog designation), it’s powered by a 1942 59L Ford flathead V8, with a ’39 Ford 3-speed manual floor-shift transmission. The engine block has been bored to 3 3/8 inches, ported, and relieved — and equipped with a Winfield camshaft, a Harman & Collins dual-coil distributor, a four-inch Mercury crankshaft, dual Stromberg 97 carburetors on an Evans manifold, and reproduction Harrell finned aluminum high-compression heads. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt…
• The original 1967 Hurst Hemi Under Glass exhibition wheelstander piloted by Bob Riggle • Riggle restored the car for collector Bill Sefton, and they campaigned it at exhibitions with Riggle at the wheel • Regularly on public display at the NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA • Rear-mounted 426 Hemi engine • Cragar wheels and Goodyear slicks {analysis}This car, Lot S200, sold for $324,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s sale in Kissimmee, FL, on January 25, 2014. “Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!” the radio waves barked, and if the Gods of Nitro smiled upon your local drag race, you’d hear that…
Mark II Continental with 74,000 original miles. Beautiful example of an original well-cared-for car with documented service and owner history. Loaded with functional factory options. Factory air conditioning and power windows, recent service and tune-up just completed. This car still retains a lot of its original paint, chrome and stainless trim. Lots of paperwork, books and record come with the car. {analysis}This car, Lot 644, sold for $44,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach, FL, auction on April 11–13, 2014. A personal Lincoln The first Lincoln Continental, which started life as one of the many “personal” cars built for…
• Unrestored with 2,996 original miles • One owner until July 2011 • Original 427/390, M20 4-speed and 3.36 Positraction rear end • Original paint, interior and chrome • Documented with practically every original document including the window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, purchase receipt, title, registration, photos and owner’s manual • The original owner, Don McNamara, is the only person to have driven the car • Three people are known to have sat in the car • No one has sat in the passenger’s seat • Last driven regularly in October 1967 and not driven since the mid-1980s • Stored in a…
• Believed to be just over 43,000 actual miles • Trailer special package • One Washington state owner since new • Air conditioning • Automatic transmission • Two-wheel drive • 75th anniversary for GMC in 1977 • Tilt steering column • Power steering • Roll-down rear window at tailgate • Factory luggage rack • Original owner’s manual • 10,000-lb GVW rating {analysis}This truck, Lot K4, sold for $7,560, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, FL, on January 18, 2014. The now-ubiquitous General Motors “Suburban” name first emerged for the 1935 model year as the Chevrolet Carryall Suburban. It…
• True one-owner Trans Am purchased new at Jules Meyers Pontiac in West Los Angeles • Original owner, Jaques Toulet, owned the car from 1969 until 2013. • The car spent its entire life in California and Arizona and is completely rust-free • Number-matching original engine, transmission, rear end, heads, intake, carburetor and exhaust manifolds • All original sheet metal and mostly original glass and interior • Rebuilt engine by top Ram Air Pontiac experts in the country, Lance Kramer • Less than 100 miles since rebuild • Receipts for all of the work totaling over $15,000 are included • Fully…
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