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Perhaps the finest restored example Cadillac-LaSalle Club Senior Award winner Loaded with options Cadillac redesigned its models in 1965 and continued a slow evolution of the new styling in 1967 with reworked contours, which gave the cars an appearance of greater length and muscularity. Underneath, the valve train and engine fan were refined for smoother operation, and a new carburetor was fitted. Body mounts were tuned, with the result being a car that was everything that a Cadillac should be: a smooth, quiet, and compliant driver. {analysis}This car, Lot 113, sold for $55,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction…
This very rare and low-production Special Edition Trans Am has it all. This style Trans Am was immortalized in the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies. This “Bandit” is 100% original and has less than 750 miles on it. This Trans Am is one of the lowest original-miles Special Edition cars in existence. It is documented with all its original books, papers and PHS paperwork. {analysis}This car, Lot 480.1, sold for $110,000, including buyer’s premium, at the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale sale held on January 24–31, 2016, in Scottsdale, AZ. A bunch of you may be tripping over this car’s selling price…
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…
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…
Documented with the Certificate of Authenticity by Nickey Chicago and Don Swiatek as an L88 conversion Documented by NICB as delivered new to Nickey Chevrolet on 11/17/73 Notarized affidavit from the second owner detailing the history of the car The last known car converted by Nickey Chevrolet before closing at the end of 1973 The car scored 999 points at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, receiving a Concours Gold Certification and the award for the Best Chevrolet-Modified at the show Showing 33,000 believed-original miles Rotisserie restoration retaining the original interior, except for the carpet Featured on the cover…
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…
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