A few days ago, I recapped Part I and Part II of my favorite picks from the 2015 Barrett Jackson: Scottsdale Auction. In case if you missed it, here's the introduction...
In the automotive world, when there's a New Year, something else is also around the corner-- the first world's greatest auction of the year, Barrett Jackson. Held in their flagship city of Scottsdale on January 10th-18th, this year's docket will remind you why Barrett Jackson's auction isn't one to miss. There's some great looking vehicles waiting to be auctioned off and here's the final part to Bernie's Top 75 Picks. I've saved the best for last which is my dream car.
First up, in Lot 696 is a 1966 Goggomobil TS-250. Restored ultra-rare Glas Goggomobile TS 250 Coupe. Sold new in Germany, imported to California in 2001, restored in 2013. Full set of owner's books included with dealer service stamps and full records from 1990 to present day. Titled as a 1966 GLAS.
Parked in Lot 700.1 is a 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. The only thing cooler than a modern Challenger is a Challenger with a supercharged HEMI. SRT 600 package from Hennessey, with a supercharged 6.1 Liter HEMI V8 good for 580hp and 610 ft/lbs of torque to the rear tires and a 5-speed automatic transmission.
A 1925 Dodge Paddy Wagon is waiting to pick up some prisioners in Lot 705. Rare and wonderful, this 1925 Dodge paddy wagon is in great running and driving condition. **Side note, just imagine all the things you can do with the interior of this wagon.
Stationed in Lot 707 is a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury. Professional frame-off resoration. Optional high-performance 361cid Golden Commando engine with dual 4 barrel carburetors. Correct Sand Dune White with optional swivel seats. Very rare early Mopar performance muscle car.
I could never bypass Lot 770.2 which has a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat located in it. Powered by the new 6.2 supercharged V8 producing 707hp with a 8-speed Auto HP90 transmission, Phantom Black Tri-Coat pearl with black and red interior, U-Connect 8.4 AM/FM/SXM/HD/BT/NAV and 275/40 ZR20 tires.
At Lot 793, we have a 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. Ground-up restoration. Bronze and bronze E-Bird. Thunderbird wire wheels, new paint, new interior, and new chrome.
A 1956 Mercedes Benz 190SL is residing in Lot 813. Fully restored with factory parts, all instruments checked or repaired. New tires, factory brakes, and brake power booster. Factory color white with navy blue interior, new factory softtop and upholstery.
In Lot 841, expect to find a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. The iconic tail fin car designed by Earl Harley in 1959. This Cadillac is stunning with a lack exterior and eye catching red interior.
Lot 962 has a rare 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Wagon parked in it. Frame-off restoration, totally stock V8, automatic, power steering, power brakes, roof rack, passenger seat headrest and rare reclining. Was part of the '57 Heaven Collection.
From one rare car to another rare car, a 1981 Delorean DMC-1 located in Lot 967. Rare 5-speed with air conditioning. Originally sold new in Santa Monica, CA. Comes with original manual, dealer's invoice, copy of first California title and every repair invoice for the life of the car. A real time piece.
A gorgeous 2006 Bentley Continental GT is on the auction block in Lot 1042. This Mulliner Edition Continental is red with black wheels and black interior. Powered by a powerful twin-turbo W12 engine.
Located in Lot 1062 is a 1967 Volkswagen 21 Window Microbus. Ground-up restored, show quality Samba bus. Finished in original colors of Turkis and Pearlweiss. Restored by KAO Autostyling. This bus has a fresh rebuilt 1600cc motor and a 4-speed Freeway Flyer transmission.
We're at the halfway mark with this 1957 Chevrolet Corvette in Lot 1087. This '57 Corvette custom powered by a 480hp LS3 crate motor with a 6-speed manual transmission. Hand-sculpted frame. Award-winning two year build. Copies of a bound photo book of the build accompany the sale of this -no-expense-spared custom 'Vette.
Take a walk with me to Lot 1202 where we'll find a 1955 Pontiac Super Chief Catalina. This Catalina has its original 287cid Strato Streak engine. Beautiful turquoise and white exterior with matching interior. This car was ground-up restored in 2002 and shows as if it was done yesterday.
A 2009 Bentley Continental GT Coupe is temporarily residing in Lot 1259.1. This Millinar Edition Bentley is Ghost White with black leather interior and black piano wood accents with Bentley logos on the seat.
Lot 1265 is currently being occupied by a 2014 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Race Car. This V8 engine allows the Mustang Boss 302S reach a maximum speed of 186 mph and 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Not street legal, sold on Bill of Sale only.
Next up for auction is a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Copo Race Car in Lot 1312. Brand new and never raced, this 2014 Copo Camaro is one of just 69 cars produced by Chevrolet to be NHRA legal for stock eliminator drag racing. Includes all documentation and owner delivery kit. Sold on Bill of Sale Only.
Two lots away from the Copo Camaro is a 1967 Shelby GT500 in Lot 1313.1. This is an authentic 1967 Shelby Mustang listed in the Shelby Registry. Dash is signed by Carrol Shelby.
Parked very closely to the Shelby GT in Lot 1315 is a 2014 BMW i8. 2014 BMW i8 coupe hybrid with twin power turbo 1.5 Liter, 3 cylinder petrol engine brings together the benefits of an electric motor and a petrol engine to produce an outstanding driving experience.
Fast forward to Lot 1568 is a 1958 Chevrolet Impala. This car is mostly stock. Looks and runs great. New power brake booster and master cylinder. Has 3" white wall tires, fender skirts, AM radio, 348cid 4 barrel engine, dual antennas and power steering.
A famous piece of TV history is parked in Lot 2005. Presenting the official truck from the classic TV Show Beverly Hillbillies. This vehicle was built, signed, and purchased from George Barris of Barris Kustom Industries. Documented by Mr. Barris as one of five vehicles built, it was filmed in the TV series as well as the Beverly Hillbillies movie. It is world famous for its unprecedented 12-year run on the original TV series. Sadly, it's sold on Bill of Sale only.
Only four more left, and parked in Lot 3003 is a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. The winning bidder will receive the first new retail production vehicle. Letter of Authenticity to be included. Launching in late summer with 640hp, 630ft/lbs of torque and a top speed of 200 mph. Proceeds to benefit College for Creative Studies.
Located in Lot 3008 is a 2016 Shelby GT350. Ford Motor Company will auction the first production car available to the public of the recently revealed Shelby GT350. All proceeds to benefit JDRF.
A gorgeous 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing is located in Lot 5075. One of only three ever sold to Guatemala, this extraordinarily rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing is still powered by the original matching numbers engine and driveline.
And the moment I've been waiting... my official dream car is for sale. Parked in Lot 2004 is a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible. This isn't just any ol' Pontiac Star Chief, this is the exact car that was driven on my favorite TV show of all time I Love Lucy. As part of a product placement deal with General Motors, this Star Chief appeared in six episodes. Who ever purchases this car better take great care of it, because I will purchase it one day.
That concludes Bernie's Top 75 Picks from the 2015 Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction.