60 Year Collection: Collector Car Auction 7/25

Bullseye Auction & Appraisal has announced what looks like a pretty sweet auction coming up on July 25th. It amounts to what’s left from a 60 year collection, which includes vehicles like this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air that features a 327 crate motor paired to a 3-speed transmission with a posi rear end. There’s lots more to see here on the Bullseye Auctions webpage, so take a look and let us know which project you’d take home in the comments below.

Truth be told, there’s not a whole lot that amounts to being a project. This 2000 Chevy 2500 pickup (I can’t believe this design was still in production in 2000!) has under 15,000 original miles and looks like an excellent driver. I would gladly own an almost-new Chevy pickup of this vintage and find plenty of excuses to use it for light-duty projects around town. There’s also a 40s-era Willys Jeep up for grabs.

This 1959 Chevy Corvette comes with both tops and a fuel-injected 283 engine paired to its original Powerglide transmission. Not many Corvettes were made with fuel injection in 1959 – I believe less than 200 – so I have my doubts this is numbers-matching, since any auctioneer would be wise to make that claim if true. Still, it looks like a nicely preserved example with great colors.

There are other Corvettes in the mix, like a 1984 model with the Doug Nash 4.3 transmission and just 33,833 miles. If a sports car isn’t your thing, military vehicles also abound, including this Daimler Ferret Scout with a Rolls-Royce six-cylinder engine. It needs a fuel pump to run, and then you can begin terrorizing your neighborhood. Scan through the photos – what else do you see that’d be worth throwing a bid at?

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  1. Andre

    Owner is a sucker for punishment. 3x mechanical fuel injection Corvettes.

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  2. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    No interior or underside photos of the Daimler Ferret?? Does it have A/C, bucket seats, power anything or auto? Is it numbers matching? Has it been repainted at some point?

    No, I don’t really care because THIS is the ultimate Daily Driver-no one cutting you off in traffic, no parking lot door dings, no one challenges you for a parking place, no attitude from the high dollar SUV owner because it doesn’t have the latest SatNav..perfect!

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    • Capt. Doug

      Plenty of interior pics of the Ferret Scout just click through

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      • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

        A bit tongue-in-cheek and much enthusiasm allowed me to overlook the interior pix-thanks for the heads up, Capt. Doug!

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    • don

      I had a Matchbox of one of these as a kid ; never saw a real one until now – really a cool looking vehicle !

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      • Little_Cars

        I think we ALL did, @don! Always medium blue with white plastic dog and hunter figure if I recall correctly. I’ve had/seen many out of their boxes and missing parts but I cherish the mint one in my collection with the box intact.

  3. 86_Vette_Convertible

    First on my list would be the Pierce Arrow, something to drool over. I have to admit the 59 Vette looks good as do the C2’s. I have to admit I’ve seen a video of something like the Daimler that a person made street legal before. The gun was demilled but still present. It was set up so it could be turned and raised/lowered from the drivers seat. Given the fact he could probably drive over most of the cars on the road, he said many wanted to crowd him, right up to the point he’d turn the gun their direction and said they’d back off quick.

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  4. Fred W

    Th ’57 Chevy took quite a whack, but could be better than it looks. Engine compartment still looks pretty square.

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  5. Last 1LE

    Jeff,

    You’re a little off on the number of fuel injected 1959 Corvettes. According the the ‘Corvette Black Book’ 920 of the 9,670 Corvettes built in 1959 were equipped with fuel injection, divided between 175 with RPO 579, the 250hp 283 and 745 with RPO 579D, the 290hp 283. But a ‘Fuelie” with a Powerglide is probably very rare.

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  6. TimM

    Some cool stuff there!! I’d be interested in the banged up Chevy Bel Air!!!

  7. Chuck Foster Chuck F 55chevy

    The Chevy pickup looks like my 1994, the style changed around 1998 or so. I didn’t see a 2005 Vette convertible?

  8. sluggo

    There was cool stuff there, But one major problem. I have NO CLUE where the hell this is located at. Down the Street or across the country? (Or even in another country? Could be Nova Scotia for all we know.)
    I clicked on the website and tried to figure it out, Eventually gave up. ( I did see some Georgia plates so pretty sure its not west coast)
    The bidding is a bit off-putting as well. All the $$$$’s listed show an asking price just over the bid number. False advertising or false hope? Does not instill a great deal of confidence, nor is there any material on their website to explain. Does look like some interesting stuff. I too would like the Daimler APC scout car. Although the Canadian tracked artillery piece would make some awesome yard art. (its got a radial engine!)

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    • Mike

      According to the auction listing it’s in Suwannee, Ga.

  9. Little_Cars

    Can almost hear the collision it took to bang that 57 both front and back. Like something out of a Driver’s Education film shown in my 1970s youth. Looks like the accident sent the car in a spin. Guarantee you’ll be looking for a new frame or time on the alignment machine. Is it just me, or are bids close to $8000 a bit rich?

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