From the Auction Desk: Is Summer Here Yet?

Who else enjoyed a raucous night on Saint Patrick’s Day at home?

Anyone, anyone, anyone?

Maybe the bars/pubs/lounges are still open in your area, and you had a chance at some normalcy in these odd times.

You’re not going to find any sense of that in the auction calendar.

In addition to RM Auctions moving their Palm Beach sale exclusively online and Barrett-Jackson kicking their Palm Beach sale Read More

From the Auction Desk: Amelia Island Best Buy

In this spot a few weeks ago, I highlighted the expected top-dollar American cars from Amelia Island.

The no-reserve 1930 Duesenberg Model J convertible I expected to be the top American-built sale from the island ended up second on that list at $1,132,500. A 1932 Duesenberg Model J Stationary Victoria topped it by selling at $1,325,000.

I’m a little surprised by those results. Drop tops typically garner more than hard tops — Read More

From the Auction Desk: Letter Series Deals in Greensboro

1957 Chrysler 300C convertible sold at $92,880

GAA Classic Cars held the first of three yearly sales this past weekend.

Few auctions run as consistently as GAA Classic Cars, with three per year in February, July and November, plus an occasional collection large enough to merit a sale all by its lonesome. And none of the other non-traveling sales feature the volume going through Greensboro.

As I scrolled through the results, a 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible caught my eye Read More

From the Auction Desk: GAA Classic Cars February 2020 Preview

The Scottsdale auctions are firmly in our rearview mirrors (be sure to check out our coverage in the latest issue of ACC), and — since our crazy little planet won’t stop spinning — there are plenty more chances to get the car of your dreams.

At the end of the month — February 27–29 — GAA Classic Cars is holding the first of their three yearly Read More

Pick Your Stick: Automatic or Manual?

Will automatic-transmission cars eventually be worth more than the manually shifted ones?

It’s a sort of bigger-picture question that needs to look at shifting demographics and project them into the future.

How many of us have a teenager or 20-something who can shift? How common is the joke that a manual is the new theft-prevention device? Let’s also account for how few manually shifted cars are rolling out of factories around the world, and Read More

1967 Ford Mustang “Eleanor”

This is an original car from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” This car was used in the street scenes in the movie, and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Cinema Vehicle Services signed by Ray Claridge, president of Cinema Vehicle Services.

Also included is a license plate that was on the car in the movie. This Mustang is powered with a 351-ci Ford Motorsport crate engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission, and it is equipped with Read More

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Heavy Chevy
  • LS3 402-ci, 300-hp V8
  • Documented one-owner car, with original title and Protect-O-Plate
  • Factory air conditioning

This rare special-order Heavy Chevy was marketed as a lighter version of the SS and advertised much lower stated horsepower as an insurance beater. Heavy Chevys were factory coded as a base Chevelle and theoretically avoided the SS title, which triggered staggering double-digit insurance premium increases in the early ‘70s.

The factory RPO code YF3 made this a rare Heavy Chevy, a sub-model Read More

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1969 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan

  • Ground-up restoration approximately 10 years ago
  • Featured in Chevy Rumble magazine, August 2008
  • Original body panels and chassis
  • Date-correct L72 427/425 V8 engine
  • Muncie M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed transmission
  • 12-bolt rear end
  • Power brakes
  • Rare radio delete
  • F70-15 Firestone Redline bias-ply tires
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