NASCAR Thumb Print All Over January Collector Car Auctions

The time has come in the collector car world for the annual round of auctions that take place each January starting in Kissimmee, Florida at Mecum and ending in Scottsdale, Arizona under the big tent at Barrett-Jackson. Each year the NASCAR world plays a big part in these auctions, from former race cars, special builds, charity items both donated and purchased, it’s not hard to find the NASCAR thumb print on these auctions. 2017 will be no different. Check out just a few of the NASCAR related item’s going across the auction blocks over the next few weeks!

 

Lot 1318 at Barrett-Jackson is a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette built, owned and driven by NASCAR Hall Of Famer Rusty Wallace.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1978-CHEVROLET-CORVETTE-CUSTOM-COUPE-200895

 

Lot 653.1 at Barrett-Jackson features a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car Edition formerly owned by NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon. 1 of 1300, it features Gordon’s signature in the trunk. The car only has 305 miles on it.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2001-CHEVROLET-MONTE-CARLO-SS–201091

 

 

Enough of that boring street car stuff, lets take a look at a few race car’s for sale!

 

First up is Lot 235 at Barrett-Jackson. It’s the #1 Skoal Bandit car driven by Rick Mast. This car raced to a 10th place finish in the 1995 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1995-FORD-THUNDERBIRD-NASCAR-SKOAL-BANDIT-201900

 

Our next car takes us to the Mecum Auction in Lot L91.1. It’s a former Ricky Craven #41 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-275114/1995-chevrolet-monte-carlo-nascar/

There isn’t a ton of info on Lot J182. But I figure it’s worth adding to the list!

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-267442/nascar-replica/

The last of the Mecum cars, lot F122, this is probably my favorite, “The Black Widow” 1957 Chevrolet. This particular car was drive by Jack Smith.

https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0117-269362/1957-chevrolet-150-black-widow/

When you think 50’s NASCAR race car, the Hudson Hornet has to be one of the first to come to mind. This particular car isn’t a real race car, but a tribute to the legendary “Fabulous Hudson Hornet”. Lot 973 at Barrett-Jackson, check it out!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1953-HUDSON-HORNET–202263

Lot 1040.1 at Barrett-Jackson has “The King” Richard Petty’s hands all over it, in fact, it is still titled in his name. This is the first “Petty Garage” car ever, a fully customized 2009 Dodge Challenger.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2009-DODGE-CHALLENGER-SRT–201545

Lot 7004 is a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo “Intimdator” Show Car. Built in honor of Dale Earnhardt, the car was a sort of prototype to future Monte Carlo styling. This car has been in the GM Heritage Collection. This is definitely a one of a kind piece!

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1997-CHEVROLET-MONTE-CARLO-INTIMIDATOR-SHOW-CAR-201598

 

The next two cars are examples of what make the NASCAR and Barrett-Jackson connection so special. Both these cars will be auctioned off for charity. 100% of the hammer price will go to Nationwide’s Children’s Hospital Foundation.

 

The first is Lot 3006, an “all new” 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle designed by Dale Jr.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-CHEVROLET-CHEVELLE-DALE-EARNHARDT-JRS-202397

 

Last but not least, lot 3006.1 at Barrett-Jackson, a 2014 #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr race car. 100% of the sales from this car will also go to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/2014-CHEVROLET-88-DALE-EARNHARDT-JR-RACE-CAR-202398

 

Aside from these car’s, people like Rick Hendrick won’t be hard to spot either buying cars for his personal collection as well as raising his hand for numerous charity auctions! Be sure and check out both auctions coming up this month! Stay tuned to JDSMotorsports.com for all your auction coverage!

All photos credit Mecum & Barrett-Jackson.

Top Ten Gotta Haves: Gooding & Company “The Scottsdale Auction”

Our last auction to cover from Arizona in January, this is Gooding & Company’s “The Scottsdale Auction”. Check out our Top Ten Gotta Haves below!

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For all the cars for sale at this auction, click the link below.

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

Click on each link for photos, the set up of their website prohibits us from sharing photos.

Lot 006: 1953 Hudson Hornet Convertible

I’m a big Hudson Hornet fan. The classic styling, the Twin H Power, what’s not to love? This car is even cooler being a convertible, you never see any convertible’s left.

Lot 027: 1967 Toyota 2000 GT

Take one look at this and you are probably thinking Ferrari or some other exotic. But on second look, you realize this is a Toyota.

Lot 045: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Not only is it a split window, not only is it a fuel injected car, but its a Z06. This is a must have for any Corvette collector.

Lot 109: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR1  Tribute Car

The SR1, one of the prettiest Corvette race cars ever built. Every one wants to own one, unfortunately, not everyone can own the original. So someone took the time to build a well done tribute car. I have no problem with it, I’d be just as happy to own it!

Lot 120: 1990 Ferrari F40

One of the coolest sports cars of all time, anytime there is an F40 at the auction you cannot pass it up!

Lot 147: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

Just look at it, one of the baddest Corvette’s in any color, let alone black!

Lot 155: 1962 Shelby Cobra

Everyone gets so caught up in the kit Cobra look, the 427’s and the side pipes that you forgot how much of a classic look the early small block Cobra’s had!

Lot 013: 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull Wing

It’s a Gull Wing, had to make the list!

Lot 127: 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

I’ll admit, I’m not very educated on my early Ferrari’s, but this thing is an absolute work of art. The styling and design is just out of this world.

Lot 033: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans

Alot of these bigger auctions place what they expect the car to bring on their listings. Usually I try to ignore it so it doesn’t sway my opinion’s on cars. It would be easy for me to pick the top ten most valuable cars and look like I hit a home run. But this list isn’t about that. Its a mix of popular cars with personal taste. But when i see a car listed that is expected to bring five to six million dollars, well it has to go on the list!

Charlotte Auto Fair Fall 2015

It was a wet one today at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Fall Auto Fair but there was still a pretty solid turnout of cars. I’ve got almost 600 pictures in the album from show cars to swap meet items and everything in between, check them out!

CLICK HERE for all the photos.

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Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auctions ’14: Cars To Watch

On January 17th and 18th of 2014 Gooding & Company will present “The Scottsdale Auctions”. Below we will take a look at a few cars to watch during the auction. If you would like more info on the auction or to view their website, click the link below!

http://www.goodingco.com/auction/scottsdale-2014/

 

Due to the way Gooding & Company sets up the their website, I can’t share the photos, but I will still highlight a few cars going across the block to watch. To visit the online catalog, click the link below!

CLICK HERE

Our first one to watch is Lot #12, its a 1952 Hudson Wasp. Fitted with the rare twin-h power carb setup this would be a unique piece for anyone’s collection!

How about Lot #42, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, instead of the popular silver, this one is black. But not only that, its in original survivor condition. Very cool car.

Want something cooler than your average ’32 or ’34 Ford Roadster? How about Lot # 113, a 1934 Dodge? Another survivor car with only 28,500 miles.

It wouldn’t be fair not to mention Lot #137, a 1997 McLaren F1 GTR. What could be the big seller of the week in Arizona, with an estimated value of $5,000,000 to $7,000,000 dollars.

Mecum Kissimmee 2013: Cars To Watch Thursday

Here are our top ten cars to watch for Thursday, January 24th at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida.

TOP-10

Click the description under each picture for more info.

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1967 Chevrolet Corvette

zr1

1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

72

1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super PickUp

cuda

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible

62

1962 Chevrolet Corvette

stude

1951 Studebaker Commander Convertible

hudson

1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible

beechcuda

1974 Plymouth ‘Cuda

71

1971 Chevrolet Corvette Resto-Mod

copo

1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

(All Photo Credits: Mecum.com)

For your unofficial Mecum Kissimmee 2013 guide CLICK HERE

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 Final Recap

What a week its been! Tons of posts, tons of tweets, tons of awesome cars going across the block at Barrett-Jackson, or #bja2013 as I’ve became used to calling it via Twitter!  First off I have to say thanks to everyone who have taken time to read our blog posts and interact with us on Twitter @jdsmotorsports. I wasn’t one hundred percent sure how the reception would be to it but it has been very well received so look for much more auction coverage to come from Barrett-Jackson, Mecum and others this year!

Top 5 Sellers

There is lots to talk about but I guess the best place to start would be at the top! So lets look at the top sellers for the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

5. 1934 DUESENBERG J MURPHY LWB CUSTOM BEVERLY SEDAN- $1,430,000

Beautiful car. I’m not a big fan of the early luxury cars but if I was going to buy one I’d want one that looked like this. Classic styling.

4. 1968 SHELBY EXP 500 “THE GREEN HORNET”- $1,980,000

I must have missed the update on air Saturday night but I’m assuming this car sold? It was bid to 1,800,000 but according to the top sellers list they have it listed at 1,980,000. So they must have worked out a deal after the auction. If not the most rare Shelby out there, its top three for sure.

3. 1947 TALBOT-LAGO T-26 GRAND SPORT- $2,035,000

I’m not sure I had even heard of a Talbot before this auction but I love it! This isn’t a car, its a work of art!

2. 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE- $2,035,000

Gullwing, what a car, but not just any Gullwing, Clark Gable’s Gullwing. I knew this one would go for big money and actually at this price I’d consider it a pretty good deal. With the history this one could have easily went for more money.

1. #1 BATMOBILE The Batmobile- $4,620,000

The Batmobile, I gotta be honest, I didn’t see what the buzz was about. I figured two hundred, three hundred thousand at most. But then as the weekend went on I couldn’t help but notice how much hype surrounded the car. It was then that I had a feeling it might get up towards one millions. But when I saw the car coming out to the block I had to take a double take, it looked like Muhammad Ali was walking out for a heavyweight title fight, the crowd was unreal. It was at that moment I knew we were about to watch something special.

Below is the video footage of the car selling. Fast forward about thirty seconds in. If you haven’t saw it, you gotta watch it!

Charity Cars

One of the cool things about Barrett-Jackson is the amount of money that they raise for charity, check out some of the awesome charity rides that went across the block this week.

Lot 3020: 1969 Ford Bronco- Up for auction my NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and his girlfriend. This baby raised $500,000 dollars for the Armed Forces Foundation.

Lot 3030: 2012 Ford Mustang Race Car- Another charity car with NASCAR involved. This is a Rusty Wallace built race car. It sold for $200,000 dollars for the NASCAR Foundation.

Lot 3010: 1958 Chevrolet Corvette- This car was put up for auction by GM chairman and CEO David Akerson. The car brought $270,000 dollars. 100% went to Habitat For Humanity.

Lot 3011: 1953 Ford F-100- This truck was customized by Chip Foose and donated by the WD-40 company. It sold for $170,000 dollars to benefit Childhelp and the Victory Junction Gang.

Lot 3013: 2013 Shebly GT500 Ford Mustang- Really surprised this baby didn’t go for a lot more money. It brought $200,000 dollars for JDRF. I’d have to think being the last body style and year Mustang Carroll Shelby will ever have his hands on, being the fact that this is a one of, that it will be the most collectible of all the 2007 and up GT500’s. Either way it was cool to see Carroll’s grandson and Henry Ford III standing on stage together!

Lot 3014: 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro- Any time you here the words COPO you know big money is soon to follow. This 2012 COPO Camaro brought $400,000 dollars to benefit the American Heart Association.

Lot 3017: 2009 Ford F150- This truck belonged to former President George W. Bush. But even Jay Leno couldn’t talk it up to anything higher than $300,ooo for the Fisher House. This one was purchased by NASCAR owner Rick Hendrick with the help of NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.

Lot 3016: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray- I knew when it was announced that this car would sell across the block at Barrett-Jackson(CLICK HERE for the article) that it would bring big money. And big money it did, $1,100,000 to be exact. It was also purchased by Rick Hendrick.

Coverage Review

We’ve had a lot of coverage over the past week and a half, talked about a lot of cars. So rather than beat a dead horse so to speak, I’m just going to share the links to all the previous coverage. You can follow the links in these entries to see more results.

“Friends of Carroll Shelby” To Auction off Mustang for JDRF

The Salon Cars

Tuesday Cars To Watch

Wednesday Cars To Watch

Tuesday Recap

The Automobilia 

Thursday Cars To Watch

Photos From Barrett-Jackson

Wednesday Recap

First 2014 Corvette to sell at Barrett-Jackson

Thursday Recap

Friday Cars To Watch

Friday Cars To Watch Part II

Saturday Cars To Watch

Friday Recap

Saturday Cars To Watch Part II

Super Saturday Recap

Sunday Cars To Watch

Barrett-Jackson Isn’t The Only Auction In Town

The pick of the auction

While its hard to pick just one, I had a clear favorite of this years auction. Lot 5041, a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88. This car is just awesome, one of the best looking year Corvette’s ever in nasty race trim. This thing brought $1,100,000 dollars and went to the Rick Hendrick collection.

 

Here is a video of it going across the block.

That’s it for now, stay tuned, later in the week we will somehow narrow it down and pick our top ten cars of the auction.

Also stay tuned to the site for tons of coverage from the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida. We will also be on hand Thursday and Friday taking tons of pictures.