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302-ci V8 engine with dual exhaust Manual 3-speed transmission Two-owner vehicle Just over 15,000 actual miles F-103 model-code Sport Custom Solid with little to no wear throughout Chromed bed rails Spotlight and foglights Heater Radio Factory wheel covers and whitewalls {analysis}This truck, Lot 3032, sold for $17,200, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Fall Auburn event in Auburn, IN, on September 4, 2015. Pickups for every purse and purpose From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, Ford and General Motors paralleled each other as far as pickup truck offerings were concerned. Both had new designs introduced in 1967, both introduced a…
The 1974 Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am Super Duties were the very last of the high-performance cars from the ’70s. A total of 943 were produced for the 1974 model year. Of that number, only 212 were equipped with the 455 Super Duty and manual transmission, and this is one of them with less than 9,500 actual miles. This three-owner car has been professionally restored and is in show condition with fresh paint to factory code and all-original sheet metal. The original interior still appears as-new. The matching-numbers drivetrain has never been apart and is fully decoded. The history of…
Here is the real deal: a factory S-code 390 4-barrel big block and an original factory 4-speed. One of only 65 built in this paint and trim code: factory Acapulco Blue with black interior and the black-out hood treatment. This GT Mustang is verified with a Deluxe Marti Report and the original Buck Tag. It has gone through a complete ground-up restoration, including the correct red oxide underbody and with performance and modern upgrades. Factory options include power front disc brakes, louvered hood with black-out treatment, deluxe steering wheel, power steering and 4-speed manual transmission. The factory power steering setup…
This beautiful 1970 ’Cuda was finished in Jamaica Blue with light blue accents and gold pinstriping. There are no wild graphics, but its quiet demeanor hides the fact that it carries engine code “R,” designating the 426-ci Hemi. Plymouth built just 652 hard-top Hemi ’Cudas in 1970. This one is unrestored and is perhaps the most preserved of any, with just under 17,000 miles since new. This ’Cuda’s factory-original Hemi is still intact and features a high-duration hydraulic-lifter cam, 10.28:1 compression ratio, forged rotating assembly and dual Carter four-barrel carburetors. Completing the sinister appearance is the optional Shaker hood. Documents…
When the Dobbertin Nova was unveiled in 1982, it turned the custom car world on its ear. It has appeared on the cover of 14 magazines and has been featured in over 100 publications around the world. It is, without question, one of the most significant and important custom cars ever built, and to this day remains a benchmark for innovation and excellence among hot rod enthusiasts. Rick Dobbertin devoted more than 3,000 hours over the course of three years to create this legendary performance vehicle. He started with a ‘65 Chevrolet II, then transformed it with twin Roto-Master turbochargers,…
This is a true Bondurant Race School car, #1. 426-hp, 6.2-liter V8, 6-speed automatic, paddle shifters, rear-wheel drive, air conditioning, heads-up display, backup camera and sensors, 20-inch wheels. Only 8,700 original miles. All tires and brakes have been returned to factory specifications. This car can be registered and driven on city streets. All factory engine, transmission and smog parts are on the car. Ready to race and have fun. {analysis}This car, Lot 113, sold for $19,800, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas, NV, auction, held September 24–26, 2015. When I was 22 years old, I joined the team at…

1974 AMC Javelin AMX

Written by January 2016
This is a rare find: a 1974 AMC that has only 406 original miles driven by its single documented owner. Painted in Big Bad Blue with a white vinyl top, it is a great color scheme in relation to its white interior. The AMC was not all show; it came packed with a 360-ci V8 engine that pumped out 245 horsepower. It is meshed with an automatic transmission. Power brakes and steering make for safe and smooth operation. Factory options include bucket seats, seat belts with shoulder harness, and a center console. {analysis}This car, Lot 5047, sold for $41,250, including…
VIN: 1G1YY12S615124660 One of 5,773 produced 385-hp LS6 engine 6,500-rpm redline tachometer Titanium exhaust system 6-speed manual transmission Bridgestone Potenza RE760 tires FE4 suspension Rear brake-cooling ducts Quicksilver paint Bose AM/FM/CD stereo Service records and original window sticker Driven 100 miles per month since new Presents in showroom condition {analysis}This car, Lot 69, sold for $29,700, including buyer’s premium, at Worldwide Auctioneers’ auction in Fredericksburg, TX, on October 24, 2015. It was offered as part of the Ron Brown Estate Collection. Whenever the final and forevermore history of Corvette is written, the Z06 will hold a vaunted position — arguably…

1970 GMC 2500 Pickup

Written by November 2015
For sale at auction: 1970 GMC 2500 Sierra Grande long bed with factory air, factory bucket seats, big-block 396, power brakes and power steering. All original. {analysis}This GMC truck, Lot 300.2, sold for $4,070, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Hot August Nights auction in Reno, NV, on August 6–8, 2015. At first glance, this truck looks like pretty much any other old, used-up GM hauler you’d find listed on Craigslist for a couple grand. But there’s more to it than just that, and in a complex changing market currently dominated by shiny, high-dollar restorations, looks can be deceiving. There’s nothing…
This 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible is a nicely restored example with a 4-speed transmission, power steering and power brakes. Trim tag with series 13867 indicates it is a true factory SS 396. Clad in Regal Red (paint code R2) over black interior, it is a classic combination that never fails to turn heads. Paint quality is excellent; the car is also nicely detailed underneath and in the engine compartment. Interior appointments include bucket seats and center console. Under the hood is a date-code-correct 325-hp V8 with an Edelbrock intake and Holley carburetor. {analysis}This car, Lot 4008, sold for…
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