Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 Auction Coverage: 1-20

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Friday at Barrett-Jackson! Some of the nicest rides in the country will be crossing the block today! Check out a few of our favorites!

(All photos credit Barrett-Jackson.com)

Black, low gear, 4-speed, no heater, dog dish hub caps, big engine. Nothing beats a plain Jane car. This 1960 Chevy is a great example of “built to run”. Check it out, Lot 982.

I never understood why more people didn’t do Dodge Viper engine swaps over the years? I remember seeing a Challenger at Carlisle years ago that had one and thought that was just the coolest thing. Apparently the builder of Lot 1016 agree’s with me!

I know what your thinking, Studebaker? But look at Lot 1027, check out the McCulloch supercharger hanging from the top of the engine.

Something about this ‘Cuda just grabs my eye. Its traditional Mopar. Over the top color, billboards, shaker hood, got to love it! Check it out, Lot 1071.

 

Low miles, four speed, hold on to your hat when this one goes across the block, it’s gonna ring the bell. Lot 1133.

Gooding & Company Auction Coverage: The Scottsdale Auctions

Along with our extensive Barrett-Jackson coverage we always like to take a look at the other major auctions going on out in Arizona.

 

One of which is the Gooding & Company Auction.  “The Scottsdale Auction” as they call at. It runs January 20th & 21st.

Below is an exert from their site describing it.

Arizona is long-known as an ideal winter destination, and each January Scottsdale hosts a thriving automotive marketplace adjacent to the Fashion Square Mall and charming Old Town Scottsdale. Gooding & Company has brought a refined approach to this lively and well-established event, offering stunning vehicles across marques and eras. When our viewing showcase opens on Wednesday of Arizona Auction Week, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the high-quality assortment of vehicles up for auction and connect with Gooding & Company’s top-notch staff and fellow collectors. Over the past nine years in Scottsdale, Gooding & Company has consistently raised the bar for the collector car year, with records that reset the market. Our exceptional collection often becomes the talk of the town and beyond.

The way their site is set up, I’m not able to share photos, but here are some important links below. First off, its a link to the entire auction lot.

 

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicles/

 

Below are a few of my favorites!!

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1974-aar-gurney-eagle-indy-car/

Who doesn’t love a vintage race car? Especially one with the Gurney name on it.

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1964-shelby-289-cobra-10/

REAL Cobra’s are always cool!

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1969-american-motors-amx3/

Yeah, that’s an American Motors AMX3, definitely the coolest product they ever made!

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1986-ford-rs200/

1986 Ford RS200, rare, super cool !

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1971-de-tomaso-pantera/

Forget Gas Monkey Garage, this is a nice original!

 

Mecum Kissimmee 2017 Auction Coverage: Saturday 1-14

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It’s time! Saturday is here! The big money cars are ready to roll across the block! We hope you’ve enjoyed our week long look at Mecum! Be sure and stay tuned to the site, Barrett-Jackson coverage is about to get fired up next week!

 

 

All photos credit Mecum.com

 

Picking cars for Saturday is always hard, I usually start with a list of like 20 and then just narrow them down. Too many to choose from!

Be sure and check them all out at the link below!

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2017/lots/01/14/

 

 

Lot S73 features my favorite look of all the C1 Corvette’s, a big brake fuelie! Black is just an added bonus!

 

Lot S95 features what I have always thought as one of the most collectible Mustang’s of the modern era, the first recreation of the GT350. This is a prototype car owned by the man Mr. Shelby himself!

Lot S121 gives us another Mustang. Although they may not have been the most popular body style in the Boss line up, performance wise, having owned both a 70 and a 71, I think these cars run much better than the 1969 and 1970 302 versions.

 

If you’ve been following our coverage all week, you are probably wondering by now why I haven’t mentioned any of the dozens of awesome factory race cars going across the blocks this week, well the reason is simple, there are so many they got their own article! If you missed it, click the link below to read it!

http://wp.me/p2eMaj-3bx

With that being said, there was one factory drag car so awesome, it had to be mentioned in here. Lot S126, a factory Hemi Dart. The even cooler thing about this car, as if it could get any cooler, it was bought in the next town over, Sylva, NC from where I live! I’m currently researching to see if anyone remembers the car as it appears to have spent most its life in the area!

 

Everyone knows I love four doors, Lot S132 is a great example of a rare factory four door! Check it out!

If you’ve looked at anything Mecum Kissimmee, you’ve saw Lot 146.1, this rare black & blue Corvette has to catch your eye! I also imagine it is going to catch a ton of money for the seller!

Lot S151 to me is THE look that defines the C3 Corvette. Bought new at Yenko Chevrolet, Baldwin Motion style hood, big block, etc, etc, it has it all!

Often times when you see a “tanker” Vette, its a Bloomington Gold restored trailer queen, nothing wrong with that at all, but it sure is nice to see one that was used for what it was built for! To race!! Check out Lot S235.

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 Wednesday Docket

Wednesday at Barrett-Jackson 2016! Be sure and check the TV Schedule below so you don’t miss any of the action!

https://jdsmotorsports.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/barrett-jackson-2016-television-schedule/

Check out today’s lot’s at the link below!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Docket/Scottsdale-2016/Collector-Cars/c39c5d11-6ff1-4ee1-b40d-350a795aece8/01-27-2016/01-27-2016

 

Here are a few of our favorite cars for today.

The black widow, one of my favorite cars of all time. Even in a recreation, this is an awesome ride.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1957-CHEVROLET-150-CUSTOM-2-DOOR-POST-189002

Personally, I think you can have your 1st gen Camaro’s, to me the 2nd gen cars are so much better. This black 71 Z has to be close to the top of the mountain as far as 2nd gen’s go!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1971-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-Z/28–190537

As much as I’m a Roadkill fan, I still enjoy a little Gas Monkey too, after all, it was just once race?

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1967-DODGE-DART-GT-CUSTOM-HARDTOP-190300

Top 10 Gotta Haves: Mecum Austin 2015

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Here are or top ten “Gotta Haves” from this weekend’s Mecum Auction in Austin, Texas.

 

Lot S28: 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

I love the green, I love the big block and the 4-speed. The power steering and air are just extra kickers. Maybe not the fastest big block Corvette ever made, but this would be a heck of a nice driver!

Lot S38.1: 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

The chances to own a Hemi ‘Cuda are getting less and less these days, the chances to own an unrestored, low mile Hemi ‘Cuda? Impossible! This car will fetch big money. Aside from everything mentioned, this car is a rare color too, the beautiful Jamaican Blue.

Lot S112.1: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window

Lot S35: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window

As much as I love a split window, its never really been a bucket list car for me, my dad had one years ago so I kinda checked it off the list. But both of these cars grabbed my attention. The first one, because its that classic silver that I so often see a split window pictured in. I love the original hub caps, its just got that classic Vette look. The second one grabbed my attention for just the opposite, that custom color, its different from the norm and beautiful. If you end up with either one of these Vette’s, its gonna be a good weekend in Austin!

Lot S137: 1963 Chevrolet Impala

While I’m not normally a huge fan of the 63 Chevrolet passenger cars,  all the power options with the 409 drew me to this car. Rare options, black exterior, red interior, someone had a good eye when they checked the order boxes on this one!

Lot S94: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod

Who doesn’t love a resto-mod Vette? This ’56 is as clean as they come. It looks basically stock on the outside, but its anything but stock on the inside!

Lot S118.1 1970 Dodge Challenger

I remember years ago shortly after the Viper came out seeing a Challenger swapped with a Viper V10 at the Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach, I thought it was an awesome idea ever since, you just don’t see it done nearly enough!

Lot S116: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

The Lt1 Vette’s are THE VETTE to have in my opinion. The ultra rare 72 version with factory air are even better!

Lot F58: 1965 Ford Mustang Restomod

While the title says restomod, Im not really sure how much that applies. What it is though is a tough looking little coupe with enough creature comforts to make it fun, but not take away the muscle car feel or look.

Lot F239: 1969 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

Original patina on a C10? Need I say more? I mean? Really? This thing is out of this world awesome!

C3’s Of The Spring Corvette Expo

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