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• Later-production, iconic first-series example • Recently restored with great color combination • New interior and sportier floor-shift conversion • 302 V8 engine and 3-speed manual transmission • Upgraded with lift and CD player {analysis}This truck, Lot 5, sold for $55,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 13, 2015. Offered at no reserve, it was estimated to sell between $35,000 and $45,000. More of a Ford Scout than a Ford Jeep When it comes to classic American 4x4s, most people think of the post-war CJ Jeep as the rig that…
• 427-ci engine • 4-speed transmission • 12-bolt rear end • Power steering • Power brakes • Dual exhaust • Detailed engine compartment • Royal Plum with black vinyl top • Black bucket seat interior • Console • Factory gauges • Rally wheels • Redline tires • Owner’s manual {analysis}This car, Lot T198, sold for $54,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Kissimmee, FL, auction on January 22, 2015. The 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 takes living large to a whole new level. At just under 18 feet long, it will barely fit in a contemporary garage. Its gracefully sweeping fastback…
• One-owner car • 1,025 miles • 500-hp SVT engine • 6-speed transmission • Brembo brakes • Dual exhaust • Red with white GT stripes • Black and red interior • AM/FM CD stereo • Navigation • SVT wheels • Owner’s manual {analysis}This car, Lot T189, sold for $35,100, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s 2,400-car Kissimmee sale in Kissimmee, FL, on January 16–25, 2015. The baddest Mustang Ford is no stranger to the world of forced induction. Cars such as the 2003 and 2004 Mustang Cobras and same-era Lightning pickups carried the performance torch for the Blue Oval throughout the…
The lowest-mile, original-engine 4-speed Hemi Daytona documented 6,435 original miles Documented with two broadcast sheets 1970s ISCA show car that wore custom paint Formerly part of the Otis Chandler Collection Formerly owned by NFL linebacker Kevin Greene Professional restoration by Roger Gibson The first Mopar restored with correct factory markings on the undercarriage Original 426/425-hp Hemi engine 4-speed transmission Power steering and brakes Vintage photos of the car with custom show paint and before/after restoration {analysis}This car, Lot F180, sold for $972,000, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in Kissimmee, FL, on January 16–25, 2015. The winged warrior Among…
• Well-known So-Cal period hot rod • Featured in Hop Up (1953) and Street Rodder (2003) • Purchased new and modified by Harry Warner • Accompanied by a Wayne 12-port 6-cylinder engine {analysis}This car, Lot 134, sold for $242,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s “The Scottsdale Auctions” on January 17, 2015. Gooding’s pre-sale estimate range on the car was $125,000 to $175,000, and it was offered without reserve. Great history Crack machinist Harry Warner bought this Deluxe Ford Roadster brand new in 1933, just in time to use it on his honeymoon. In 1940, while working at Lockheed…

1927 Miller 91

Written by May 2015
The Miller 91 was a true tour de force of rear-wheel-drive racing technology. It was so successful and its domination on speedways of the 1920s was so complete that it was effectively responsible for its own demise. The AAA’s rule change for 1930 to the “Junk Formula” was, in fact, adopted to stop the Miller 91’s seemingly unstoppable winning streak. When the rule change that limited displacement to 1½ liters (91 cubic inches) was announced for the 1926 racing season, Harry Miller could have merely shortened the stroke of his nearly unbeatable 122-cubic inch engine and continued producing and selling…
In 1969, AMC worked with Hurst Performance Inc. to create the SC/Rambler. All cars had a 390-ci 315-hp engine with 4-speed transmission. Painted in its unique “A” scheme of red/white/blue exterior with matching headrest and gray interior. Options include functional Ram Air hood scoop, Hurst shifter, heavy-duty suspension with sway bar, torque links, staggered rear shocks, power disc brakes, and a steering column-mounted Sun tachometer. This car is listed number 290 in the Hurst SC/Rambler Registry. {analysis}This car, Lot 679, sold for $38,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2015 Auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 16, 2015. In the…
Nut-and-bolt frame-off restoration by His Place Inc. in Emmitsburg, MD, in 2009 683 miles since completion 540-ci Dart block engine by Shafiroff Racing Aluminum intake manifold Holley double-pumper carburetor MSD ignition Dyno tested at 682 hp, 680 ft/lbs torque Tremec TKO 600 5-speed transmission 4.11 Positraction REM coated ring and pinion Heavy-duty half shafts Aluminum driveshaft Headers and stainless exhaust Power steering Wilwood master cylinder Leather interior Air conditioning Power windows 15x8 inch Rally wheels {analysis}This car, Lot T236, sold for $73,440, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, FL, on January 22, 2015. Bill Mitchell’s shark-inspired C3 design…
This finely restored Yenko Camaro is one of the approximately 54 examples modified for the 1967 model year, as per the copies of the original Yenko inventory sheets. Starting life as a 396-ci Super Sport model built at GM’s Norwood, OH, plant in June 1967, this car was delivered to Yenko’s dealership later that month, and a copy of the original handwritten Yenko service invoice lists the conversions undertaken on July 18. Modifications included replacing the engine block, installing a fiberglass hood with pins, a multi-gauge instrument package, exhaust headers and flanges, and a carburetor linkage for the revised manifold.…
Equipped with 428 CJ and C6 transmission. Competition Suspension and AM radio. Fully documented with original window sticker and Marti Report with Talladega package. {analysis}This car, Lot 559, sold for $38,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 14, 2015. Aero tricks to win As NASCAR grew into the 1950s and 1960s, winning became more than just a game of endurance. The tracks were gaining longer and bigger banks to allow the cars to go flat-out safely, and as engine technology developed to the point where cars were able to run 500 miles without grenading, race winners…
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