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!

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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.

Top Ten Gotta Haves: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale ’16 Friday

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Below are our Top Ten Gotta Haves For Friday!

Lot 934: 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood Wagon

While its a little disappointing that they went with a 454 instead of the original 348, this is still a cool car. I’ve always loved the 58 styling and you hardly ever see any wagon’s.

Lot 952: 1991 GMC Syclone

If you’ve read anything on here by now, you know I love the GMC Syclone’s, this low mile version is sure to bring some good money.

Lot 1008.1: 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda

As a Challenger T/A owner, you know a AAR is gonna be on my list!

Lot 1030.4: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

If you could order a new ’69 Mustang today, I’d imagine you’d order it just like this! Track pack, 428 Cobra Jet, 4-speed, black, shaker hood, etc. etc.

Lot 1054: 1961 Chevrolet Bubble Top

348, 4-speed, bubble top. Those are the words dreams are made of! You couldn’t get a better looking Chevrolet than this in the 1st half of the 60’s!

Lot 1025.1: 1958 Chevrolet Impala

I love the build of this car, just enough custom work and a big bored out 348.

Lot 1060: 1974 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Am

My dad had a car identical to this about fifteen or twenty years ago, I’d hate to say what we sold ours for…….

Lot 1069: 1969 Ford Mustang

Cobra Jet coupe’s are rare birds!!

Lot 1072: 1969 Shelby GT350

Speaking of rare coupe’s, check this one out!

Lot 1133: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

Can’t overlook this one!! Hoping it brings big money! Not that I will ever sell mine….

 

 

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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!

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015: Friday Cars To Watch

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Lot 905: 1991 GMC Saudi Syclone

What makes this one cool: We mentioned another GMC Syclone earlier in the week, but this one is one of 31 “Saudi” Syclone’s that were built for export. Ultra rare, I can’t remember the last time I saw one up for sale. This one has been modded a little bit so we will see how that effects its final auction price.

 

Lot 999: 1969 Ford Talladega 

What makes this one cool: By this point, you know I have a thing for Talladega’s!

Lot 1004: 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda Convertible

What makes this one cool: HEMI, ‘CUDA, CONVERTIBLE. Need I say more?

Lot 1024: 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra “Recreation” 

What makes this one cool: Speaking of the Ford Talladega, this one is its evil big brother. A VERY rare car and personally one of my favorites of all time, this one is actually a clone. But even in clone form, this one has a lot of nice parts on it and as rare as they are, I expect this one to go for somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 grand.

Lot 1037: 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty 455

What makes this one cool: These cars were factory beasts, rare, and always bring good money.

Lot 1069: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

What makes this one cool: A lot of COPO cars you see are restored or kept in their factory condition, but honestly, that’s not what they were meant to do, they were meant to drag race. That is exactly what this one did. With its history, it will be interesting to see if that helps or hurts its value.

Lot 1051: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A

What makes this one cool: Being that there is one in my garage, I gotta keep my eye on this one!

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.

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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