2002 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe

Courtesy of Russo and Steele

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 Read More

1970 Ford Torino 429 CJ Type N/W

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

Before the new generation Torino came out in 1970, the Ford Dealers Association in Oregon got together with an idea to promote the new body style. The special Torino would be unique to the Northwest, and 601 were to be produced.

Available in three colors, this one is Pacific Blue with a black hood, dual chrome hood-lock pins, dual racing mirrors, rocker panel racing stripes and argent-styled wheels.

Of the 395 Type N/W models made, only five are 429s and Read More

1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan

Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

Hudson highlighted the 1951 model year with the new Hornet model, empowering the already dramatic step-down design with a larger engine. The heart of the Hornet was an evolution of the new Super Six engine introduced in the step-down in 1948, but enlarged to 308 cubic inches. The most powerful Six on the market, it was soon campaigning on the stock-car tracks, rolling up six first-place finishes on the NASCAR circuit.

Since its recent acquisition, over $5,000 has been spent Read More

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car Editions

Dan Duckworth, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

This past summer, a trio of 1978 Pace Car Edition Corvettes sold over the course of 36 days. That’s not unusual in the auction world, but this was different. These cars brought $10k, $20k, and an astounding $86k, respectively.

Every collector-car situation is unique, with parameters and factors changing with every sale. And that’s why, in an analytical sense, it’s interesting when we can compare apples to apples by examining several identical models, all sold during a short time period. Read More

2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• One of approximately 90 factory-built

• Identification plate with unique serial number sequence

• Primed and painted body

• 6.1L Hemi engine prepared for drag racing

• Special BIW modified for drag racing and approximately 1,000 lbs lighter than production

• Composite lift-off hood with functional scoop

• Lightweight drag-race-only front-brake assembly

• Lightweight cooling module with electric fan

• Lightweight instrument panel assembly

• Special cable-operated throttle pedal and linkage

• Manual rack-and-pinion steering

• Polycarbonate door windows

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1969 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S Fastback

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

 • Rare, matching-numbers 1969 Barracuda Formula S

• 340-ci engine with rare 4-speed manual transmission

• Fresh restoration with 500 test miles

• In storage for 30 years before show-winning restoration

• Built with high-quality original and reproduction parts. Only deviations from stock are the addition of an Edelbrock carburetor with electric choke and Mopar performance electronic ignition, along with March pulley set

• Trunk and cargo area house an Alpine amplifier and Infinity speakers to allow music via iPod Read More

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS 396 Z16

Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

• 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 Read More

1958 Chevrolet Apache 31 Cameo

B.Mitchell Carlson

The vehicle was purchased new by Ray Lambrecht for Lambrecht Chevrolet Company. It has 1.3 miles and has NEVER been sold to the public. It is on original invoice. The truck is turquoise in color with a black roof. The body is in excellent condition. The roof has damage from a building roof collapse due to snow. The damage is to exterior skin and not to the interior. The windshield is cracked from the hit.

1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet

Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

 The 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial offered by RM is believed to have been the first car to receive a Bohman & Schwartz body. In many ways, it represents a watershed moment in California coachbuilding. While the car could easily have been built on the longer CL Imperial, choosing the 135-inch-wheelbase CH chassis created a design that was taut and sporting.

Painting the Chrysler’s famous Indianapolis-inspired radiator shell and extending the cowl exaggerated the length of the hood. Further emphasizing this Read More

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