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1956 Chevrolet 3100 Custom

Written by September 2014
This highly customized ’56 Chevy truck has undergone a meticulous, frame-off restoration by the team at Velocity Restorations. The chassis was outfitted with Mustang II IFS, stainless 4-link, Ridetech’s complete Shockwave air-ride system, custom fabricated 20-gallon fuel cell, narrowed rear end with Strange axles and 3.73 Positraction unit, and more. Under the hood is an LS1 engine upgraded with LS2 fuel injectors, intake and 96-mm throttle body. Engine was hooked to a 4L60E automatic transmission to obtain optimal cruising RPMs. Hundreds of hours were spent on bodywork and panel alignment to achieve perfection. Custom fabrication on the body includes Cadillac…
• Real Y84 Special Edition • Original build sheet • One of 1,107 built • 4-speed transmission • Numbers-matching 400/220 horsepower engine • WS6 performance suspension • Four-wheel disc brakes • T-tops with original storage bags • Original sheet metal with one quality repaint • Authentic Bandit Trans Am {analysis}This car, Lot F179, sold for $54,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Indy 2014 Spring Classic on May 16, 2014, in Indianapolis, IN. When Bo Darville pulled over to sweep up Frog and rescue her from the clutches of Buford T. Justice and his son, Frog’s inept groom-to-be, history was made.…
CSX4942 was completed at the Shelby American plant in November of 2007, near the end of the Shelby Continuation Series Cobra production, as a 427 S/C model with fiberglass bodywork. The Shelby-issued Statement of Origin lists Performance Auto Group LLC of Summit, NJ, as the original purchaser. The new Cobra was finished as seen today, sporting a classic silver metallic exterior over the optional black leather interior. It was fitted with all the correct 427 S/C features; sidepipe exhaust, quick-jack lifting points instead of bumpers, a paperclip-style roll bar, wide Halibrand-style alloy wheels and a quick-filler gas cap placed prominently…
• Five-year restoration • One of 34 built in 1970 • One of 20 4-speeds • Documented on the Chrysler Registry as a factory V-code convertible • 440-ci Six Pack engine • 4-speed transmission • Dana rear end • Power steering • Power disc brakes • Air Grabber hood • Bucket seats and console • Original fender tag • Copies of old title to the mid-1970s {analysis}This car, Lot S164, sold for $120,960, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic 2014 in Indianapolis, IN, on May 17, 2014. You’d think it was a match made in heaven. The…
• Original steel body sectioned 2½ inches, top chopped two inches • 427-ci Dart Ford V8 with Kinsler Fuel Injection • Heidts’ IFS with Corvette C5 disc brakes • C5 Corvette IRS and disc brakes with Winters quick-change • Goodguys finalist for “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod” {analysis}This car, Lot S136, sold for $124,200, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Seattle, WA, sale on June 13–14, 2014 Four doors with air Hot-rodders euphemistically call 4-door phaetons “tubs” for obvious reasons — they resemble bathtubs on wheels. Although most hot-rodders with decent budgets shun 4-door sedans, the Grand National Roadster Show welcomes…
• First Funny Car in NHRA history to run 250 mph in the quarter mile; set national record at Baton Rouge, May 1982 • Set national record 5.73 elapsed time at the 1982 U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis • First Funny Car in NHRA history to run in the 5.6-second range: 5.637 seconds, Indy, September 1982 • Posted NHRA National event victories at Montreal and Englishtown, NJ; the 33rd and 34th career wins for Don Prudhomme • No. 1 qualifier four times: Baton Rouge, Columbus, Indy and Orange County • Original engine • Original body designed by Pontiac Motorsports {analysis}This car,…
This M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC) has been nicely restored. The tracks, road wheels and suspension are in excellent condition. It currently does not have front brakes and does not operate off of its own fuel tanks. Four replica .50-cal machine guns are present along with spare magazines, spare barrels and other equipment. The M16 saw service in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. When not engaging air targets, they were highly successful against ground targets due to the amount of firepower generated by the four .50-cal machine guns. {analysis}This half-track, Lot 1049, sold for $201,250, including…
This beautifully restored second-year ’Vette has covered fewer than 34,000 miles with three different owners in the 60 years since it rolled off the line in St. Louis. Its original owner kept the car only briefly and drove it sparingly before its second owner acquired it in 1958 with a mere 2,000 miles on the register. It was a carefully loved and well-maintained car, and only 29,000 miles were driven in the subsequent 48 years. The current owner purchased the car in fall of 2006 as a nicely preserved, original car. In January 2010, a careful and thorough two-year restoration…
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…
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