Saturday, May 21, 2022

1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro - $220k

3,645 miles. One owner until 2021. Original Daytona Yellow paint, sheet metal and interior. Original window sticker affixed to window. Original Protect-O-Plate. COPO 9737 Sports Car Conversion Package. COPO 9561 AA High Performance Unit. Period correct L72 427/425 HP V-8 engine. Believed to be less than 1,000 built.
Haggerty suggests a pristine, well-documented 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro will fetch $200k. Desirability of these cars is reflected in the rising market. This original 'double COPO' may bring more.
The car appeared at Mecum with a $250k to $300k estimate.

Friday, May 20, 2022

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona - $1.3m

1 of 22 Hemi Daytona 4-speeds produced in 1969. The most highly optioned Hemi Daytona known to exist. 1 of 70 Hemi Daytonas produced in 1969. Original 426 CI Hemi V-8 engine. Factory 4-speed and 4.10 Super Track Pak car. Finished in F8 Dark Green Metallic with Black rear wing.
This car has been given a full restoration on the original sheet metal and is documented via a copy of its broadcast sheet and a Chrysler Registry Report. One-of-one C6G green vinyl bucket-seat interior. C16 console with Hurst shifter with 150 MPH speedometer and N85 Tic-Toc-Tach, this car came with G11 All-Tinted Glass, the R22 AM/8-track radio and P31 Power Windows.

The car leads at Mecum.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

1967 Lincoln Limousine - Elvis - $165k

The Elvis Presley family car. Documented with copy of the original title application in Elvis Presley's name. Presented to Elvis Presley as wedding gift by his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Elvis Presley owned this car when he got married and his daughter was born. The whereabouts of limo car have been unknown for decades. Part of the Petrozzini collection since the 1980s.
When Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in May 1967, his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, gave the newlyweds this 1967 Lincoln Continental Executive Limousine by Lehmann-Peterson as a wedding gift.
Unlike most of Elvis' cars, this 1967 Lincoln Continental Limousine was largely forgotten over time. It was equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, a power antenna, a power front bench seat, an in-dash clock and a host of other luxurious amenities. A 462 CI V-8 with an automatic transmission powered the limousine.
The car made $165k in 2019 at Mecum.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 tanker

The newly styled 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe came with the optional Z06 package, which created a race-ready Corvette for an additional $1,818, a price that included a massive 36.5-gallon fuel tank. 15 examples were built in 1963.

Z06 Corvettes came equipped with the Rochester fuel-injected 327ci L84 V-8, rated at 360 horsepower and bolted to a four-speed Borg-Warner T-10 manual transmission.
Chevrolet assembled a total of 199 Z06 coupes, including 63 tanker versions.

A Z06 Big Tank split-window coupe is the most desirable of all Corvettes.
In 2017 a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 tanker made $247k. In 2014 the number was $475k for a sterling example at Mecum.
On Jan 15, 2021 Mickey Thompson's personal Z06 Tanker was sold. Previously known to be "The Sears/Allstate Tire Test Car" it made $506k Here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Nigel Mansell's F1 cars bring big bucks

Nigel Mansell has parted with a pair of iconic F1 cars. Mansell's 1991 Williams FW14, that was driven to five wins that year, made $4,222,060, a record for a Williams Grand Prix machine. The 1992 F1 Ferrari 640 in which Mansell won his first race with the Scuderia hammered for $3,753,520. The two legendary cars never returned to the race track since their retirement from active duty and they remain in the exact condition as they were when they were loaded onto their team's truck after their last race.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Mighty Mecum Replicas

1965 Chrysler Green Hornet Black Beauty Replica. $55k. Here.
1923 Ford Munster Koach Replica. $162,250. Here.
1984 Ford F150 Mad Max Humungous Replica. $34k. Here.
1982 DeLorean DMC-12. $110k. Here.
Batmobile Replica. $107k.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

1968 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro - $533k

YS8013 finished in Grotto Blue over blue vinyl. This 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Supercar is one of 70 Yenko Camaros built in 1968. Offered at No Reserve from the American Muscle Car Museum Collection, it's powered by a 427/450hp engine and is backed by an M21 4-speed manual transmission. The car received a professional rotisserie restoration and is heavily documented.


2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition bites the dust

This one of 343 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition hammered for $704k at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction a few weeks ago, only to be crashed by the new owner. Robert J. Guarini, 50, of Boca Raton, Florida left the car and called cops from his nearby home. He attributed the crash to being “unfamiliar with how to drive stick shift,” Duh.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

1968 Shelby Mustang GT350H

The GT350 was born in 1965. The Shelby cars were offered with high performance options. For 1968, Shelby and Hertz Rent-a-Car resurrected their "Rent-a-Racer" program with Shelby Mustangs as part of Hertz's Sports Car Club fleet. 224 cars are known to be delivered within a total of 1,053 Shelby GT350 Fastbacks made for 1968. The first cars had 4-speeds, but that was quickly changed to automatics as customers burned out the clutches.
This example was one of thirty-three 1968 Shelby GT350Hs shipped new to San Francisco. It was highly equipped with power steering, power front disc brakes, a tachometer and trip odometer, an AM radio, and a tilt-away steering column.
The original rate to rent the car was $17 per day and 17 cents per mile. That won't be happening today. This GT350H made $101k at RM Sothebys in 2010.
In 2015 a 'barn find' 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350H was found chained to a house in California. The purchaser paid $8,200 for the icon.

Hagerty suggests a concours quality 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350H is trending around $150k.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

Lancia used the Turin Motor Show in 1950 to officially introduce the Aurelia. Unremarkable at a glance, the new car hosted advanced technology, including front and rear independent suspension, inboard rear brakes and a new 1.8-litre 60-degree alloy V-6 engine of 125 hp that would become the world’s first volume-produced V-6. The race-derived 2,451cc OHV unit with hemispherical heads was available with one or two carburetors.
The Aurelia was built in six generations through 1958, increasingly refined with each evolution. The open top debuted in 1955 with the B24 Spider America. Lancia built 240 examples of the B24 spider through late 1955, with 181 cars specified as the B24S, the ‘S’ (for sinistra, Italian for ‘left’) denoting left-hand drive. The 4-speed manual transaxle combined with sliding pillar fully independent front suspension and De Dion rear suspension allowed for excellent weight distribution.
A 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Project. Coachwork by Pinin Farina. It made £319k at a recent Bonahams auction. Hagerty suggests a top end 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America is trending around $1.3m

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Ferrari 288 GTO

The Ferrari 288 GTO (Type F114) is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 to 1987. It is designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologata. (homologated in Italian). The GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained road cars. The GTO was a rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive 308 GTB with a 2.9 L (2,927 cc) V8. The "288" refers to the 2.8 litre DOHC 4 valves per cylinder V8 engine. It has IHI twin-turbochargers, Behr intercoolers, Weber-Marelli fuel injection and a compression ratio of 7.6:1.
The 288 GTO is considered to be the first of Ferrari’s modern supercars. It made an indelible mark on the automotive industry despite never seeing competition. It is highly prized today and an essential part of any Ferrari collection.

Hagerty now values a concours quality GTO trending around $4.5m
The GTO could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in around 5 seconds with 0-125 mph (201 km/h) coming in 15 seconds onto a top speed of 189 mph. (304 km/h) It was the fastest street-legal production car of its time.
The cars are intensely collected. This 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with 2,900 miles from new hammered for $3.3m in January 2020.
The GTO was the first in the lineage of modern Ferrari supercars, and it remains rare, as they are seldom seen outside of air conditioned garages or for public sale. It quickly became the must-have Ferrari for collectors.

With a low build number of 272, 288 GTOs are among the best Ferrari investments.

Monday, May 9, 2022

2020 McLaren Speedtail - $3.3m

Mecum's Kissimmee 2022 auction saw a cutting edge McLaren Speedtail up for grabs. Mecum's estimate was $3.5m to $4m.
194 miles. No. 100 of 106 built. Dihedral doors. 4.0L/1,035 HP M840T twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with parallet hybrid system eMotor. Automatic transmission. Volcano Yellow exterior. Galvanic Grey brushed and polished brightwork. Gloss Black engine cover. MSO bespoke Yellow and Black interior.
The Speedtail has a top speed of 250.4 mph (403 km/h) and can accelerate from 0–299 km/h (0–186 mph) in 12.8 seconds. The Speedtail is fitted with electrochromic glass, which darkens at the push of a button, eliminating the need for sun visors and also incorporates LED lights in the interior.
Billed as a Hyper-GT and the fastest McLaren ever, the car carried an MSRP of around $2.5 million.
The land rocket sold for $3.3m at Mecum.
A nifty 2020 McLaren Speedtail with a scant 275 miles, the 87th of 106 built, is up for grabs at Mecum. Estimate is $2.8m to $3m.