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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…
This car has undergone a meticulous rotisserie restoration and is finished in R6 Scorch Red. Ranked third-fastest muscle car ever produced and track-tested at 12.91 at 111 mph quarter-mile by Ronnie Sox in stock trim. Documented original A12 M-code lift-off hood car. One of 422 4-speed M-code 440 6-barrel cars produced and number 34 of 195 accounted for in the Chrysler Registry. Authenticated by Galen Govier with documentation that supports VIN number, fender tag, body stamps, matching-numbers 440 6-barrel engine, 4-speed transmission and factory warranty booklet. {analysis}This car, Lot 1031, sold for $165,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s auction in…
• Built by Regal Roadsters, Madison, WI • 6-liter, 600-hp Aston Martin/Cosworth V12 • 4-speed overdrive GM Hydramatic transmission • Original steel body, custom-built chassis • Independent front suspension, 4-wheel power disc brakes {analysis}This car, Lot 172, sold for $258,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Sam Pack Collection sale in Dallas, TX, on November 14–15, 2014. The late ’30s Lincoln-Zephyr coupe is arguably one of the loveliest pre-war American closed cars. A timeless ’38 model starred in the movie “Speed To Spare” in 1948. New York’s Museum of Modern Art honored the Lincoln-Zephyr in the catalog for its seminal 1951…
• The final Kar Kraft Bud Moore Boss 302 Trans Am racer • Completed under the supervision of Bud Moore and sons to 1971 BME specifications • Certificate of Authenticity signed by Bud Moore • Eligible for HSR/SVRA events and a FIA Historic Technical Passport {analysis}This car, Lot 127, sold for $200,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Arizona sale in Phoenix, AZ, on January 15 and 16, 2015. Trans Am racing was a big deal back in the late ’60s, but only briefly. It was a simple format that really appealed to the American audience and brought out record numbers…
Documented, authentic, original 1955 Chevy movie car driven by singer James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson in the iconic 1971 movie “Two-Lane Blacktop.” This ’55 is one of the three built by Richard Ruth for Universal Studios (two identical straight-axle ’55s and one stunt car) for “Two-Lane Blacktop.” This particular ’55 was used to film scenes inside the car, and brackets for some of the camera and recording gear used during filming are still visible on the car today. Only used in “Two-Lane Blacktop,” it was sold to a studio mechanic shortly after filming was completed. The car passed…
This pickup was built by Gas Monkey Garage on Discovery’s hit show “Fast N’ Loud.” It has a fresh new paint job using the factory colors with a factory two-tone paint scheme. The low stance of the truck was achieved using air-ride products from Porterbuilt Fabrication and AccuAir Suspension. Under the hood is a GM Performance crate LS7 with a host of parts that produce an estimated 600 hp. Backing up the motor is a heavy-duty 4L85E auto transmission. Inside the truck is a fully custom interior done by Hix Designs and LeatherSeats.com. {analysis}This truck, Lot 1282, sold for $45,100,…
This beautifully restored 1961 Corvette is powered by its 283/270-hp engine with two 4-barrel carburetors and a 4-speed manual transmission and its original shifter. This car was built with performance in mind. Painted in Roman Red with white side coves, this Corvette features a white soft top and red interior throughout. All the trim looks great, and it has the spinner hubcaps and wide whitewall tires. It is also equipped with a Wonderbar radio. {analysis}This car, Lot 861, sold for $56,100, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction, held January 10–18, 2015. In 2014, Chevrolet sold 34,839 Corvettes. But…
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…
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