Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 Auction Coverage: 1-21

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It’s Saturday, that means big money day at Barrett-Jackson! There certainly are some sweet ride scheduled to go across the block today, check out some of our favorites below!

 

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The ZR1 is the “King Of The Hill”, for years, THE Vette I always wanted. This particular ZR1 in Lot 7004.1 is the “Active Suspension” prototype, making it ultra rare out of the GM Heritage Collection.

 

Lot 1289.1, yeah, that’s a Pontiac Fuel Injected car, ultra rare! Ultra cool!

 

Lot 1456, the JFK Ambulance, always a car surrounded in a little bit of controversy. One things for sure, it always makes for good TV!

 

Lot 1390, better known as CERV 1. Developed by Zora Arkus-Duntov, one of the most innovative, important pieces of automotive history in American history. This car has a real chance at being top seller of the weekend in my opinion.

 

“Tanker” Corvette’s are cool, split window coupe’s are cool, Z06’s are cool, cars owned by famous people in the automotive world are cool. Well Lot 1363 has all of that and more! Check it out!

 

Honestly, there is just too many awesome cars to talk about today! Just get in front of the TV and watch all of Velocity’s coverage!! It’s gonna be epic!

 

 

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!

 

 

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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!

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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.

The Mecum Experience: Kissimmee 2013

Every year on Speed you here the announcers talk about how you’ve got to go to Barrett-Jackson if you are a car guy, you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. Well for most of us east coast guys driving across the country isn’t really an option. But what we can do is make the trip south to Kissimmee, Florida to the Mecum Auction. A place by the way that had more cars this year than Barrett-Jackson. So I agree with the commentators on the Barrett-Jackson, you’ve got to go, but as the  Mecum has take says, you’ve got to go #WhereTheCarsAre #MecumKissimmee!

When you first drive up at Mecum you are in too much awe to worry about the cost of admission. With $8 dollars to park and $20 dollars a head to get in its kind of pricey but I wouldn’t have cared if they had said $100 dollars I would have still gladly paid it to walk through those gates.

We were kind of a late arrival on Thursday night so we jumped on the shuttle and headed straight to the main building where the auction is held.

Greeted at the door by a rare ZR2 Corvette along with an L88 Corvette I figured we must be in the right place!

The auction itself is truly a spectacle, the lights, the setting, it just makes you want to spend money!

Watching auctions are nice, but if you’ve been to as many as I have, and just spent 30 hours of your life watching Barrett-Jackson on TV, they get old quick. So with darkness setting in quickly I decided we had better hit the cars if we were going to take much of it in tonight.

Our first stop was the main tent right outside the door, when I walked in I got dizzy for a moment trying to look at all the rare cars. Here are a few shots.

From there we headed for the memorabilia tent.

Once out of that tent we were left with a choice, try and start walking through all the other tents full of cars or head to the “Catalog Cars” and see the best of the best. I chose the greedy route and we headed for the best! Walking into this building will literally take your breath away.

This is where our day one journey ended, I could have stayed there all night, but we had been on the road since 4 am so we figured a little shut eye was in order.

For all of the pictures from Thursday at Mecum CLICK HERE

We went back around 2 pm to Mecum on Friday, I wanted to be sure I had plenty of time to see everything. I was a little bummed right off that bat that you couldn’t access the cars that were already sold unless you had bought one of them. I completely understand why I just wish I could have looked from the other side of the fence!

So we started our walk in zig-zaging through the tents, trying not to miss anything! By the time we left I felt sure I had saw 75% of it, there is just so much to take in at Mecum, you really need to be there earlier in the week before the auction really starts to see everything when its in line and in place.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

For all the pictures from Friday CLICK HERE

Here is a look at the Top Ten Sellers for 2013

1. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster- $735,000

2. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429- $417,000

3. 1966 Ford Mustang SCCA Group 2 A/Sedan- $400,000

4. 1970 Plmouth Hemi ‘Cuda- $320,000

5. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06- $310,000

6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window- $275,000

7. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible- $250,000

8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Tanker- $242,000

9. 2005 Ford GT- $220,000

10. 1955 Ford Convertible Resto Mod- $210,000

Mecum Kissimmee 2013: Saturday’s Top Ten Corvette’s

TOP-10

Click the description of the car below for more info.

BE WARNED, Vette fan’s will need a towel!!

62

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake “Tanker” Fuelie Car

65

1965 Chevrolet Corvette “Tanker” Fuelie Car

61

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake “Tanker” Fuelie Car

z06

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

53

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

57

1957 Chevrolet Big Brake “Fuelie” Car

62silver

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake “Fuelie” Car

67

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Factory AC Car

l88white

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

zr2

1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2

But wait! There is more! Who can forget one of the most famous Vette’s of all time, the 1954 “Entombed” Corvette.

54

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Mecum Kissimmee 2013: Friday Cars To Watch “The Vettes”

Looking through Friday’s catalog at Mecum Kissimmee 2013 I quickly realized that there was no way I could pick ten cars, twenty cars? No, heck I could hardly pick just ten Vette’s! So since the 35th Annual NCRS Winter Regional Meet is also going on in Kissimmee this weekend I decided to start today off with featuring my Top Ten Vette’s To Watch. So here they are, big brake cars, fuelie’s, survivors, this is a fiberglass fan’s paradise!

TOP-10

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white58

1958 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie

62black

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie

57

1956 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod

57racecar

1957 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car

barnfind

1959 Chevrolet Corvette “Big Brake” Fuelie “Barn Find”

58bigbrake

1958 Chevrolet Corvette “Big Brake” Fuelie

63

1963 Chevrolet Corvette “Split-Window” Fuelie

lti

1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible LT1 “Survior”

gasser

1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gasser

04

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Custom

For all of Friday’s listings CLICK HERE

Stay tuned for more cars to watch today!!

 

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Friday Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Part Two: The Dirty Dozen

Like I said in my previous post today (click here to view it) there was no way I could pick just ten cars today at Barrett-Jackson. So here is the second round, the dirty dozen.

2009 Dodge Challenger Convertible
Lot Number 1063.1

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09vert
Built by Mr. Norm, this one of Convertible Challenger with a ‘Cuda grille and side louvers is sure to bring some good money.

2009 Dodge Challenger
Lot Number 1063.2

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09hardtop
You can’t have one without the other right?

1959 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1063

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orange59
I told you these resto-mod vette’s were coming out of the wood work this year!

1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR
Lot Number 1038

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aar
Awesome example of a very nice AAR ‘Cuda. And all decked out in a nice traditional odd ball Mopar color scheme!

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible
Lot Number 1037

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71cuda
Very nice ‘Cuda. Old school Hemi with new school fuel injection.

1955 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 1028

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55vette
Most 1955 Corvettes featured a V8 for the first time, except for seven. This is one of those seven. Another worthless fact about this car is the last time it won a NCRS Top Flight award was in 1991 at Cypress Gardens which was also my very first NCRS event at the tender age of 5.

1959 Chevrolet Impala
Lot Number 1017

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59
Our second 59 Impala Convertible of the day, but unlike the first original example this one is build to drive with a 6-speed and an LS1. It will be interesting to compare prices in the end!

1931 Ford Model A Roadster
Lot Number 1002

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31
Its rare to see a nice original roadster, most of them are just fiberglass recreations.

1957 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 991

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57
I know, I know, this is like the 8th Corvette Resto-mod I’ve picked but they are just so dang cool!

1958 Chevrolet Corvette
Lot Number 983

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58
Fine, I’ll pick a stock Vette. I mean after all 1958 is my favorite year of the straight axles and you’ve got to love a big brake car!

1970 Chevrolet Nova
Lot Number 943

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nova
I’m not normally a big Nova fan but I’m diggin’ the factory big block and the black paint.

2000 Chevrolet Custom Corvette
Lot Number 978.1

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5300
I’ve always been a huge fan of these cars since they came out a few years ago but they never really seemed to take off. I’m really curious to see what this one brings.

Also if you haven’t already be sure and check out our “unofficial” Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 Guide by CLICKING HERE