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Shelbys and Camaros at Vicari New Orleans

Written by Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:14
A 1969 Shelby GT350 and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 lead the feature cars at Vicari's New Orleans sale. Other tire-smokers not to miss include a 1967 Plymouth GTX and a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge. The auction takes place July 11. View the featured cars here. View all the current consignments here.
A 1972 Plymouth Road Runner known as the "Shine Runner" crosses the auction block at GAA's July 23–25 auction in Greensboro, NC. The car boasts factory Air Grabber hood, full owner history, and original broadcast sheet and fender tag. Other standouts include a PHS documented 1965 Pontiac GTO and a restored 1965 Ford F-100. View all the current consignments here. View the page-turning online catalog here.
Preliminary numbers from Russo and Steele's June 5–7 Newport Beach auction indicate more than $7.2m in sales — an increase of 71% and nearly $3m over 2014's event totals. Notable sales include a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at $840,000, a 2006 Ford GT at $337,700, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette custom at $159,500, and a 1966 Shelby GT350 H at $137,500. View the Newport Beach results here.
A record-breaking 688 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block during Leake's three-day Tulsa sale, June 5–7. When the final hammer dropped on Sunday, 74% of the vehicles were sold, and sales totaled $11.7m. A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL were the top sellers at $165,000 each. On Saturday, the James C. Leake Award was presented to Margaret Dunning posthumously for her dedication and contribution to the collector car community. Margaret passed away at the age of 104 during the ELK Charity Challenge in May. Sunday featured 150 cars sold without reserve from Larry Klairmont of the…
A 1986 Chevrolet Camaro drag racer headlines Leake's June 5-7 sale in Tulsa, OK. The no-expense-spared build features a 738-ci 2,500-hp Scott Shafiroff racing engine, direct-port nitrous injection, and a whole lot more. View all the consignments here.
This '32 Ford street rod — one of the last cars built by the late Boyd Coddington's legendary California shop — comes to market this weekend at Russo and Steele in Newport Beach, CA. The sale runs June 5-7. The car rides on a complete Boyd custom hand-made chassis, and the hand-formed steel body is by Marcel's Custom Metal Shaping. Main design cues include special elongated hood and side panels, custom fenders, and a lift top. Power comes from a Roush-built Ford 358-ci V8, complete with electronic fuel injection, MSD ignition, roller cam and rocker arms, and special exhaust headers.…

Keith Martin Receives The Lee Iacocca Award

Written by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:18
The Gunnison Car Club has selected ACC Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for "dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition." Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21-23 in Gunnison, CO. Read The Gunnison Car Club's press release here. Read about The Lee Iacocca Award here.    

Free Motostalgia Pocket Catalog

Written by Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:46
Motostalgia's 2015 Brickyard Auction takes place June 12 in Indianapolis, IN. Click here to get your free pocket catalog. Big-money headliners include a 1964 Chevrolet Corvette convertible "Supernova" racer (Motostalgia estimate: $330k–$375k), a 1969 Shelby GT500 ($110k–$130k), and a no-reserve 1932 Cadillac V12 Convertible Victoria from The Barn-Find Collection of Texas ($285k–$350k). View all the consignments here.
A drop-top 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 will rumble across the block at Russo and Steele's June 5-7 sale in Newport Beach, CA. Other important American consignments include a 1954 Buick Skylark convertible, a 1966 Shelby GT350 H, and a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. View all the featured consignments here.
The Auburn Auction Park's main arena will come alive May 7–9 with nearly 500 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars and hot rods. Leading the star cars is a well-equipped and immaculately restored 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T. Striking in Lemon Twist and powered by a fearsome 426-ci "Street Hemi" V8 engine producing 425 hp, this exceptional Hemi Challenger is believed to be just one of 11 examples featuring the extremely rare and desirable N96 Shaker Hood option and 4-speed manual transmission. It is expected to fetch between $340k and $380k. Other notable entries include a very original 1987 Buick…
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