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Ford’s unibody pickup trucks were relatively low-production vehicles, and they were produced only from 1961 to 1963. High-quality survivors are extraordinarily rare, and to find one such as the vehicle offered here, which has known history from new and an excellent restoration, is unusual indeed. According to an affidavit on file, the F-100 was bought new on April 11, 1963, in Enid, OK, and it remained in the family until 2002. The paperwork further notes that at that time it had recorded only 72,673 actual miles. It was restored in its correct colors, Corinthian White and Rangoon Red, with the…

1987 Buick GNX

Written by January 2015
• Original window sticker • Under 50 miles • Number 85 of only 547 produced • Original promo jacket included • Stock interior protective plastic intact {analysis}This car, Lot S155, sold for $105,300, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Chicago auction on October 11, 2014. Back in 1990, I got a rare ride in a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 coupe. It was a beautiful, original car owned by a collector, and that big 454 V8 with 450 gross horses under the hood produced pedal-to-the-floor burnouts I’ll never forget. So what did the owner of the baddest-ever factory Chevelle have for…
Complete, no-expense-spared, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration done very correctly with attention to detail. This is a true 23,000-mile car and comes fully documented with all of its options on its full Marti Report. 351 M-code V8, 4-speed transmission, Ram Air hood, power disc brakes, stripes and in-dash tach. Fully loaded car. Finished in Grabber Yellow with black interior, this car is a true head-turner. Underside done in factory-correct red oxide. {analysis}This car, Lot 341.1, sold for $27,500, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale on September 25–27, 2014. Mustang evolved For the ’71 model year, Ford’s design team faced intense…
• Frame-off restoration • Real J-code Hemi car • Equipped with a 1968 date-coded 426 Hemi • Rare Dark Turquoise metallic paint • White bucket seat interior with console • Power steering • Power brakes {analysis}This car, Lot S226, sold for $121,500, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Dallas, TX, sale, held September 3–6, 2014. First-gen Dodge Chargers, built from 1966 through 1967, offered plenty of performance. But by most car-guy standards, they lacked in the styling department. Dodge fixed that in 1968 with the introduction of an all-new body with flared quarter panels and a sleek aerodynamic stance. The new…
• Boydster III body by Deuce Customs • LS6 Corvette V8 • Winner 2010 Milwaukee Best Rod in Show • Winner 2010 Pittsburgh Most Outstanding Rod in Show • 502 miles since completion {analysis}This car, Lot F217, sold for $70,200, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Dallas, TX, sale on September 3–6, 2014. Known as “Cinnamon Twist,” this Boydster III has a fiberglass body, an LS6 Corvette V8 with a 4L60 automatic, along with instruments, independent suspension, steering wheel and billet wheels by Boyd, stainless-steel show brake rotors, and a full leather interior by Kasper Auto Trim. It was assembled at…
• Campaigned by Jeff Gordon in 14 NASCAR Nextel Cup Races in 2006 and 2007 • Winner of the 2006 USG Sheetrock 400 and 2007 Bank of America 500 Following its retirement from professional racing at the end of the 2007 season, this car was restored to as-raced condition by the Hendrick Motorsports Number 24 team, and it still appears just as it did in 2006 and 2007. This Chevy is perhaps one of the most notable cars from the Sam Pack Collection, and it would be an ideal acquisition for any NASCAR or motorsports fan. {analysis}This car, Lot 165,…
This Edsel Pacer was used as a daily driver and then restored by the late actor Sage Stallone, son of Sylvester Stallone. It is attractive in its medium gray metallic paint and red-and-white vinyl interior. Most recently, it received a cosmetic freshening that included the installation of a new convertible top and a rear-mounted dual-exhaust system. This car is in very good to excellent condition throughout, making it a stunning example of the most desirable year of Edsel production. {analysis}This car, Lot 131, sold for $35,750, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s sale of the Sam Pack Collection in Dallas, TX,…
Harry Mann Chevrolet was the largest Corvette dealer in America when the new 1963 Sting Ray Z06 made its race debut at the October 1962 Times Grand Prix in Riverside, CA. However, driver Gary Pickens was relegated to the sidelines, as Chevrolet had released only six RPO Z06 competition Corvettes and none would be available to the Mann dealership until December. Undaunted, Mann and Pickens took a regular 1963 Corvette Split-Window coupe with the L84 fuel-injected 360-hp engine and built their own Z06-spec coupe to campaign the following year. The car received numerous modifications including a roll cage, comprehensive weight-reduction…
This nicely frame-off restored dually Studebaker tractor is another fine offering from the estate of William “Bill” Kirby. He amassed a well-respected collection of heavy-duty equipment and was a regular at events displaying his outstanding vehicles. This Studebaker Road Tractor is finished in red with black undercarriage, wheels and running gear, and has a tan and red interior. The truck runs with a 4-cylinder, 2-stroke, supercharged Detroit Diesel engine connected to a 5-speed manual transmission and features a 2-speed rear end. Additional features include air brakes, stack-style exhaust, cab roof lights and a roof-mounted horn. {analysis}This truck, Lot 7046, was…
With just 16,200 miles and few devoted owners from new, this 1960 Impala convertible must be one of most original examples left. Equipped with the high-output 348-ci engine, this exceptional Chevrolet has been a cornerstone of the current owner’s exquisite Southern California collection for decades, and was purchased by him from the second owner, who had used the car sparingly for parades and other special occasions. “It took me about 12 years to purchase this unique Chevy,” states the owner. “I was fascinated by the originality and how amazingly well it was preserved. I had to keep calling the guy…
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