2013 Scottsdale Auctions Kickoff

Original-1970-Hemi-Cuda

I’m sure a few of you are already in Scottsdale or are headed there today for the big auctions. Unfortunately none of the BF staff can make it, but we have still been looking through the catalogs and dreaming. There are some very significant cars coming to market and even a few barn finds. Here are our top picks from each auction house.

Original-1970-Hemi-Cuda-rear

Russo and Steele is going to have some major muscle on offer. Besides the fact that it’s a Hemi, this 1970 Plymouth Cuda stood out because it’s claimed to be completely original and yet it still looks brand new. This is a time capsule which we are sure will be used as reference for future Cuda restorations.

1908-Success-Model-C-Auto-Buggy

Bonhams always has some interesting stuff cross the block. This time will be no different and with so many rare and high dollar machines, it is hard to choose a favorite. The handful of carriages from the Pierce A. Miller Collection are worth mentioning though because many of them are over 100 years old and still in original condition.

1967-Corvette-427-Convertible

Things will be wild over at the Barrett-Jackson tent when this 1967 Corvette sells. It was recently pulled out of a garage where it had sat for almost 35 years. That had to be an exciting day because this one is equipped with a 400 horsepower 427 V8, a four-speed transmission, and a convertible top. Corvettes dont get much more wild than this.

1957-Nash-Metro-barn-find

There may not be as many rarities at Silver Auctions, but it is a great place to find a bargain. This Nash Metropolitan is a strange little car, but you might just be able to pick it up for a song. It was purchased by a man in Wyoming for his daughter to drive to college. She wasn’t as fond of it as he was so she never got around to using it. We don’t know how many times we have heard that tale. Anyway, the car ended up in his barn with only 22k miles on it since new.

Maharajah-1927-Rolls

You didn’t think we weren’t going to mention some of the over the top cars, did you? Well, this 1927 Rolls-Royce may be British, but it’s far from unemotional. This uniquely decorated beast hauled around a Maharajah and has been described as a throne on wheels. We are sure the final bid in the RM Auctions tent will be fitting for such a title.

1956-Lancia-B24S-Spider-America

Finally, one of our favorites from Gooding & Co. This 1956 Lancia Aurelia Spider America has been owned by the same person for 56 years. It only has 28k miles on the clock and it has not been used since 1963. It is obviously going to need some work, but if it were ours we would go through the mechanicals and then attempt to enter it into every road rally we could.

Please take a moment to look through the catalogs and then mention your favorites in the comments below. If anyone makes it to any of the events, please keep updated. We would love to know what you end up coming home with!

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Comments

  1. Dolphin Member

    There will be many, many appealing cars for sale in Scottsdale. I’d love to go but I don’t have a spare million to drop, so I’ll watch from the sidelines. But if I did have a million to spare, one of my choices would be the 1956 Lancia Aurelia Spider America. These don’t look as aggressive and aerodynamic as some of the Ferraris of the ’50s, but they are true jewels, with the world’s first production V6 engine, a transaxle at the back, 4-wheel independant suspension, a wonderful interior, and…big valuation. About half a million, likely, especially if the low miles and interesting history convince bidders that this is a special Aurelia. Half of my imaginary stake gone already….

    • Jesse

      I guess we would be fantasy bidding against each other then because that would be the one I would go after too. Hopefully the next owner drives it instead of letting it sit another 50 years.

  2. 300SLgurl

    I’ll be at Gooding’s for lot 110.

    1957 300SL rudge wheel roadster.
    ( 1 of 27 )

    She used to be parked in my garage….
    A lot of nice cars this year.

    • Jesse

      Nice choice. Please keep us informed if you end up bringing it back home.

  3. David Ochser

    I live in Scottsdale and will be at Barrett-Jackson everyday so if there is anything you want me to take pictures of email me.

  4. FRED

    WHO DOESN’T WANT A HEMI CUDA ? I JUST DON’T GET WHY SOMEONE WOULD ORDER IT WITH THOSE WHEELS. THEN THE 56 LANCIA JUST TO SAY I HAVE ONE ,THEN THE VETTE CAUSE I JUST LOVE VETTES PERIOD.FINALLY THE NASH CAUSE MY PARENTS HAD ONE WHEN I WAS A KID.. THAT’S MY TOP THREE.

  5. Rancho Bella

    Love the Goodings……..SLgurl……..good luck on the sale

    Love that Lancia………

    Barrett Jackson entrance requirements…pot belly, slurring words from too much drink, laughing and clapping over dumb stuff that ain’t funny or clap worthy, starring in awe at a burned out rock star selling something with wheels and smiling at the BJ late fifty something worker on stage with that girls pony tail……..did I leave anything out?

    • BP

      WOW so bitter. Just turn the TV off, take your pills, and go to bed.

  6. scot c

    ~ back in the day when Barrett-Jackson was a four day event, my favorite time was the premier black-tie bidders’ banquet held the evening before the auction began. it was a tough struggle to drag one’s self out of bed, and to the bar at WestWorld to begin partying again the next morning.

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