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A one-off GM Design prototype with numerous unique features Equipped with the fascinating Raindrop automatic top Reportedly used by Harley Earl during his retirement in Florida Documented and well researched An important landmark in 1950s GM styling {analysis}This car, Lot 216, sold for $324,500, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection auction on May 2, 2015. Old is new “Nothing is new under the sun” is a quote that dates back over 2,300 years. Today in the automotive world, that maxim couldn’t be more accurate. A number of luxury brands have touted rain-sensing auto-closing sunroofs and auto-activated windshield wipers.…
• 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…
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.…

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…
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…
• 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.…
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…
• True one-owner Trans Am purchased new at Jules Meyers Pontiac in West Los Angeles • Original owner, Jaques Toulet, owned the car from 1969 until 2013. • The car spent its entire life in California and Arizona and is completely rust-free • Number-matching original engine, transmission, rear end, heads, intake, carburetor and exhaust manifolds • All original sheet metal and mostly original glass and interior • Rebuilt engine by top Ram Air Pontiac experts in the country, Lance Kramer • Less than 100 miles since rebuild • Receipts for all of the work totaling over $15,000 are included • Fully…
Created by Matt Murphy in 1999 to build specially tuned Chevrolet high-performance cars that were emissions-compliant, modern versions of the famous dealer-modified Chevys of the 1960s and early 1970s, GMMG quickly forged an outstanding reputation. Focusing on the fourth-generation Camaro and Firebird, GMMG created a new generation “supercar” with durability, reliability and modern technology. Clearly echoing the Baldwin-Motion, Berger, Dick Harrell, Fred Gibb, Nickey and Yenko dealer-tuned Chevy supercars of the past, the GMMG Camaro was available through selected Chevrolet dealers. Over 25 individual tweaks were made to the GMMG cars, covering everything from the powertrain and performance to appearance,…
• One of 201 Z16 Chevelles produced • One of three known factory Tuxedo Black/black Z16 Chevelles • Documented with the original window sticker and Protect-O-Plate • Sold new at Doane Chevrolet in Dundee, IL • Listed in the General Motors Z16 Memo • Drag raced when new • Frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration performed by Buddy Herin • 396/375-hp engine, aluminum intake manifold • 4-speed manual transmission • Power steering and brakes • Bucket seats with console, 160-mph speedometer • Dash-mounted clock on padded dash • Mag-style wheel covers and Goldline tires {analysis}This car, Lot S128, sold for $214,000, including buyer’s…
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