If you live anywhere near Tacoma, Washington then you probably already know that there’s a big auction happening this weekend. We already featured the Cadillac with a possible Presley past, but I wanted to mention a few other cars that will going up for auction. This first one is a 1960 Facel Vega HK500. It may look European (it is), but it’s powered by a big Mopar 383! Apparently, it came from Germany when the first owner moved to Canada. They used the car for a while, but it eventually got parked in a back alley and forgotten. The next owner picked up the car with the ambitious goal of vintage racing it. I would have liked to see that! It might still happen though because the car will be offered with no reserve.
Next, we have this 1972 Citroen DS. I like these for their unique styling, hydraulic suspension, and all around quirkiness. Add the Estate body into the mix and you have the ultimate combination of style, utility, and weird. The hydraulics have already been rebuilt and it sounds like it’s ready to go. It would be fun to use it for daily transportation while enjoying the looks on people’s confused faces.
Talking about utility, this Buick Roadmaster represents the last of the traditional American station wagon. It has some not so subtle tributes to the past such as wood grain panels and vista cruiser style glass panels on the roof. Cushy benches provide enough room for large groups of people while the V8 out front provides enough power to pull them all around. These can make great daily drivers too, but the trick is finding one still in decent condition. This one looks like a keeper!
And now something a bit more sporty. The MKI MG Midget was the same car as the MKII Austin Healey Sprite, but offered a few upgrades such as leather seats and extra chrome. It was still a barebones sports car which offered a lot of fun for little money. This particular Midget appears to be in great driver condition and is claimed to be priced to sell. Sounds good to me!
Finally, we have this 1971 Mach 1 Mustang. There are lots of Mach 1s on the market, but this one stands out because it’s fitted with the 351-4V. That means that it came from the factory with the higher performance version of the 351 and a four-barrel carb sitting on top. This one is also claimed to have only covered 45k miles since new! It was purchased form the original owner’s family and all the work has been done to make it drivable again. As you can see, there’s going to be quite a mix of cars on offer at the auction this weekend. Are any of you planning on attending? We would love to get a post-auction update if you are.