Category: Auctions

Pair of Wagons from Edsel Ford’s Collection Up for Auction – Tom Comerro @Hemmings

Pair of Wagons from Edsel Ford’s Collection Up for Auction – Tom Comerro @Hemmings


Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, announces the sale of two wagons once owned by Edsel Ford II. Both are to be sold at no reserve by the grandson of the brand’s namesake during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 20-27.

The 1958 Edsel Bermuda wagon features recent restoration work and a transmission swap (from manual to period-correct automatic) carried out by Roush. The rear axle has new seals, bushings, and brakes, while the interior was updated with heat shielding, new carpeting, and seals to make the car more comfortable and inviting. Roush also replaced the original column-shift assembly, while keeping the stock steering column. The proper two-pedal system for automatics of that time was installed, and new control linkage was built.

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Bullitt hammers for $3.4MM at Mecum Kissimmee — A new record! – Tom Stahler


Everyone said it would set the new record for Mustangs and possibly muscle cars alike. The Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang GT certainly raised the bar for Mustangs. At the end of the bidding the hammer price of $3.4 Million not only broke records, but wowed the throngs of spectators that crowded the Osceola Heritage Park Hall in Kissimmee, Florida. There’s been a lot of speculation. Now we know.

The pricey 1968 Highland Green GT was walked in like a prizefighter. Known as the the “hero” car used in filming. It was used for closeups and driving scenes, while an identical Mustang was setup as a stunt car. That stunt car was essentially wrecked from an arduous schedule of “gags” on set.

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Related – Bullitt Mustang to be Sold in January 2020 Despite Won’t Sell Pledge

The car that started Pro-Touring is going up for a no-reserve auction – Mike Austin @Hemmings


Shameless Hemmings Auction promotion

“I was not attempting to create a new genre of cars. I was attempting to harden an old Camaro enough to survive One Lap of America.”

Unless you’re already familiar with Mark Stielow’s creations, there’s nothing to hint at the significance of the the car in the photo above. On the outside, it might look like a very nice custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with some modern wheels and tires. It is, however, much more than that. This is the car, nicknamed Tri-Tip, credited with starting the Pro-Touring movement. And, as the headline says, it’s for sale on Hemmings Auctions with no reserve. It also will be on display in the Lingenfelter booth at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Listing here 


A one-off race car in street car clothing: Mercury’s 1980 Cosworth Capri – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings


After a one-year absence, the Capri returned to Mercury dealers in 1979, this time as a badge-engineered Fox-body Ford Mustang. To promote the model’s sporty nature and highlight the performance potential of a four-cylinder engine, Mercury borrowed a page from Ford’s playbook, building a race car-inspired, Cosworth-powered show car. Never considered for production, just one 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri was built, and on January 12, this unique piece of Ford history will cross the auction block, part of the Waterford Collection at Mecum’s 2019 Kissimmee, Florida, sale.

Read the rest of Kurt’s article here

So that’s where all the colonnade-era Chevrolets have been hiding – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings


Interesting story from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings about a remarkable collection of colonade Chevys that are about to go to auction in Texas.

Jim Jackson just couldn’t stop buying them!

Read Daniel’s story at Hemmings 

The listings can be found here at Van Der Brink Auctions, you’ll also note that Jim also had an interest in Tri-Five Chevys


Part classic car, part rolling history lesson – J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer – Hemmings


An excellent article from Kurt Ernst at Hemmings

Up for auction is the mobile base of travelling marine supply salesman J.M. Keely.

The rig consists of a 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

This is a fascinating glimpse into the past and the life of a travelling salesman, I’m assuming he wasn’t ever in a hurry? 🙂

J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

You can read the story here

The auction listing is here

Expected to raise between $100,000 – $150,000