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More Than 150 Cars! 2021 Lucky Fall Classic

Every year, Lucky Collector Car Auctions hosts an online auction for a variety of classic as well as more recent cars, trucks, motorcycles, other vehicles, and related memorabilia. This year, there are at least 150 cars and trucks on the scene and are in various locations across the country. They will be auctioned as lots on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29, 2021. Details and photos are provided for some of the treasures, while others are not. You can find the auction here on Lucky Collector Car.

I did some math and if you take out the boats, tractors, and other stuff, there are dozens of cool items for you to check out throughout the two-day auction. Breaking them out by decade, those from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s comprise more than half of what has been put up for sale. Likewise, by brand Chevrolet, Ford and Mercedes-Benz make up more than a third of what has been accumulated. There are cars you see a fair amount of online, while others are rather scarce. Let’s look at just a few of the cars where photos and details are provided.

2002 Ford Thunderbird Convertible/Hardtop

At 75,000 miles, this is a two-owner car that is finished in Turquoise/Teal, a throwback to the 1950s. It’s powered by a 3.9-liter Jaguar AJ35 V8 with a 5-speed automatic transmission. It’s said to run about as good as it looks, and the only notable wear is on the wheel wells from road use. When Ford resurrected these 2-seat cars, they didn’t sell as well as expected so they don’t turn up for sale too often now.

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback – GT350 Tribute

This car comes from a collector that acquired it from its original owner in 2008. It has been partially restored in terms of paint and a rebuild of the 289 cubic inch V8. We’re told that it has been fully sorted out and upgraded/modified to be a clone of the famous Shelby GT350. The condition is said to be excellent and examples like this are hard to come by.

1974 Volkswagen Type 2 – Westfalia Camper

Unlike many of the vehicles on the auction, this one is not restored or spectacularly original. It looks to be well-used and ready to be refreshed. We’re told that the body is solid, and the vehicle is complete. It has a 1700cc VW air-cooled, horizontally opposed engine rated at 72 HP. It retains the original camper furnishings, including a sink, storage bureau, folding table, and combination rear seat/bed.

1959 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite – Race Car!

This is said to be a real race car version of the little sports car also known as the Frogeye. The nickname comes from the unique mounting of the headlights. It’s a running machine that could be taken out on the weekends at your local track or you could just impress everyone you know at Cars & Coffee.

1973 Citroen SM

The SM part of the name of this French car comes from Serie Maserati, who supplied Italian engines for these autos. It has a quad-cam V6 which was based on Maserati’s famous V8 and we understand these cars can do 142 mph! The SM has cool features like a self-leveling hydro-pneumatic suspension and the height of the vehicle could be set from inside the car.


  1. Charles Atlas

    I wonder if there will be any vintage Ford Escorts (preferably with a manual transmission).

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    • Robert White

      Better yet Chrysler K-Car with manual trans which is harder to find stuff and much more valuable at classic car auctions these days I would think.

      You know how Howard loves K-Cars, right?


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  2. Mike

    The DKW looks great. The OSI Ford is nice, but I’m liking the Swift. Definitely a conversation starter.

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    • Gerard Frederick

      The DKW 3=6 was a great car. It had been build to Mercedes quality standards and even though the engine had below 1 liter displacement, fully loaded it would hit 85 mph all day long, fully loaded. Unfortunately its 2-strkoe 3 cylinder was a bear to get serviced in the US and if the owner wasn´t mechanically inclined, he was in trouble. In Germany the car was all over the place and had a fierce, loyal following.

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    • bog

      Mike – I had to stop looking. Cars during my service in Germany. The DKW, one of my best friends bought a new ’68 OSI with the bigger V6, and the ’64 SL. All there (and many more, like Plas pre-BMW, Isettas, Messerschmitts, Fiat Dinos, etc). I had a brand new ’67 GTA Fairlane shipped over and guys would chase me for miles on the Autobahn until I pulled in for gas, just to see what was under the hood. 390 ci = appx 6.4 liters. They’d go crazy ! My frugal buy there was a pristine ’57 Fiat 500. $ 125.00. Gas-sipper and fit down all the cart paths in the old part of town. Great times !!

  3. Steve

    I recently saw the bug eye on eBay fir sale

  4. Joe Machado

    1962 Continental Convertible. Had a 62 Convertible.
    Loved it. Only vehicle on list I love.

  5. Miguelito Loveless

    I hope there is a Low rider in the auction!
    God Bless America!

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  6. Gil Davis Tercenio

    I wish they had shown a picture of the ’47 Buick Roadmaster and the Model A pick-up. :(

  7. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    @ Joe Machado

    My first car when I was 17 was a white on white on blue 1962 Lincoln Continental convertible. Still in high school, the other kids were driving either Mustangs and Camaros or Daddy’s Cadillac. The Lincoln was mine, not Daddy’s.
    Have had a love for luxobarges all my life.

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    • Joe Machado

      @ Angle Cadillac, my first Cadillac, 1949 Fleetwood. White. Drove to school at 16. That was in 1962.
      Later, a 52 Series 62 sedan.
      But, I also had 1941 Ford Woodie wagon, and a 53 Ford Country sedan wagon.
      Also drove to school, a 50 Ford 2 dr sedan.
      Had 7 cars when I hit 16. Knew I had a great problem, buying too many cars.
      Prices, $40. for two Model A’s. Both ran.
      Most I paid under $100. each.

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  8. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

    Miguelito we may be on opposite sides on what makes a cool car, but anybody that loves America is a cool person in my books.
    God bless America

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    • Miguelito Loveless

      Thank you Sir!
      Despite its problems, the USA (in my opinion) is still the best place to live.

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      • Gerard Frederick

        Hey fellows, let´s stick to cars and forget politics. This blog is made up of enthusiasts, not flag wavers.

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  9. Mark

    18% vig on bids – yikes!

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  10. Bob Jones III

    Only in this great land of America can you get auctions like this.
    God Bless America!

    Like 1
  11. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    @ Joe Machado

    You certainly got bit by the bug early.
    I remember well, the days you could buy a used car for $100 or less. I understand inflation, but jeeeez! What the hell happened?

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    • Joe Machado

      This site I don’t think will let send you pictures of two 1961 Imperials I currently have. The LeBaron I bought in 1983.
      Finished it 23 months later. Took it on a 32 states and Canada. What a great traveling car.

  12. chrlsful

    back to “politics” (well, @ least off the car topic) the real shame is the wage match to items. That makes it rougher than back then too. Wages matched item costs so well we had co that offered more (just to scoop up our $): 1 of 5 motors, 1 of 3 transmissions, each model in: notch back, 2 dor, 4 dor, fast back, station wagon…
    I’d get a $50 car just to ride around the field, wrench on & have 2 man demo derby round a 55 drum barrel fire. Kids in the country (then) 8^ 0
    Of all above I like the lincoln /Kennedy-mobile. No write-up, interesting color – not blk OR white (not even red on my screen…maroon?).

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