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The Famous Horse Beating 1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster Sold for $192,500 at RM Sotheby’s Hershey Auction

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As the story goes, back in 1944, a guy with a quick quarter horse won countless bets challenging hot cars to a race. This roadster, however, had a reputation as the quickest car in the San Fernando Valley. With Pete Henderson behind the wheel, in a specially staged race held in La Habra, and witnessed by a large crowd, including speed equipment gurus Vic Edelbrock Sr., Ed Winfield, and Phil Weiand, this deuce was the only car that ever won. Ernie McAfee took a famous grainy photo showing the roadster edging out the horse. Noted hot rod racer Ak Miller and writer Gray Baskerville always said they could trace the origins of ¼-mile drag racing to that famous contest.

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Lincoln limousines among Kennedy items in Bonhams presidential auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

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Two historically important Lincoln limousines that carried President John F. Kennedy – one of which he rode in on day that he was assassinated – will be offered during Bonhams’ live/online American Presidential Experience Auction in New York on October 14, just three weeks ahead of the presidential election.

Auction also includes a display replica of the first Air Force One jet and a full-scale mockup of the White House Oval Office

The white 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible that was designated “Limo One,” and which carried the President and first lady on the morning of November 22, 1963, in Fort Worth with Texas Governor John Connally, has a pre-auction estimated value of $300,000 to $500,000.

The other Lincoln is a 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Executive Limousine used by President Kennedy for personal trips in Washington, DC. The Mark V was specially outfitted by Hess and Eisenhardt for presidential use with bulletproof doors, divider window, passenger air controls and a two-way telephone in the back seat, which was an uncommon luxury for the period.

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Massive 100+ Car Barn Find Collection in Chicago – Jeremy Cliff @YouTube

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A massive 100+ car barn find collection in Chicago, IL that I photographed for Mecum Auctions. Inside the building was dozens of amazing finds. So many Shelby Mustangs, Z28 Camaros, even a couple Rolls Royce cars were stashed inside and forgotten about. This video shows a good majority of the cars that were present but from what I was told there were additional cars elsewhere that I didn’t get to see.

See Jeremy’s JEREMY CLIFF AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY page for more great shots!

 

How to buy a car at auction – Andy Reid @ClassicCars.com

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You have attended a few classic car auctions and are thinking it’s time to experience what it’s like to buy a car at one.

Auctions can be a great place to buy, and for a number of reasons:

First, you can often find cars at auction that you cannot find elsewhere. Special cars, cars with storied history, and many top-tier collector cars are sold at auction more than they are sold in the standard person-to-person market or even at by top-tier collector car dealers.

Second, auctions have a large number of cars all offered at the same time, giving you a greater breadth and depth of classic car offerings than you are likely to find by searching websites.

A third reason for buying at auction is that it can be a lot of fun. The process of bidding and hoping to be the final and winning bidder can be as exciting as it is nerve wracking.

Finally, you can sometimes find an amazing deal at an auction, especially if it is the wrong car at the wrong auction, such as a 1977 Porsche Euro Carrera at an auction that primarily sells muscle cars.

But there are some things to consider before buying at auction, which can be a successful adventure if you do your homework — and a disaster if you don’t.

Following is a list of tips to consider when buying at auction.

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1967 COPO Corvette ordered by GM designer Bill Mitchell set for auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

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The well-documented one-of-a-kind convertible will be offered by Russo and Steele at its Scottsdale sale in January

A one-of-one 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO, special ordered by General Motors design head Bill Mitchell for his wife, Marianne, to cruise around in, will be auctioned in January during Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale.

Mitchell is credited with the styling of the second-generation Corvette with its signature hideaway headlights, and he obtained this final-year model as a Central Office Production Order, through which dealers and other insiders could create sensational COPO performance cars.

The well-documented one-of-a-kind convertible will be offered by Russo and Steele at its Scottsdale sale in January

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Related – Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette

2006 Ford GT Up For Auction Has Only 89 Miles On It – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority

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Each time we see a highly desirable sports car that was never driven, we complain and feel sad for the car. As it goes with so many things in life, those who can afford exotics like the first-gen Ford GT often have no desire to drive the cars. They are simply in it for the profit after flipping the car years down the road. This is the case with the 2006 Ford GT that RM Sotheby’s is selling in an online-only auction.

2006 Ford GT Up For Auction Has Only 89 Miles

The auction is going right now and runs through December 19th, 2019. The car is a 2006 Ford GT with all four available options and has only 89.7 miles on the odometer since new. The car is said to be one of 494 Ford GTs that was finished in tungsten with full stripes for the 2006 year model.

2006 Ford GT Up For Auction Has Only 89 Miles

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Related – Superformance Honors Ford GT40 Le Mans Win

Could This 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R Set A Fox-Body Record? – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority

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A Fox-Body Record?

Way back in January, we were shocked when a 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R went across the auction block and sold for $132,000 with 500 miles on the clock. It was the most expensive Fox-body ever sold. That car was in perfect shape, was #11 out of 107 made, and still had the plastic on the seats. Another, even lower mile, 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R is set to go across the auction block with Barrett-Jackson at the Scottsdale 2020 auction.

A Fox-Body Record?

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Related – 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Summer Special Edition

A motherlode of classic cars is headed to a U.S. government seizure auction – Mike Austin @Hemmings

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You ever watch one of the big auctions on TV and just think of all the stuff you’d buy if you had the money? Well, that’s apparently what Jeff and Paulette Carpoff did. Only it turns out that maybe it wasn’t their money to spend. The Carpoffs are accused of running a Ponzi scheme with their company DC Solar, to the tune of over 800 million dollars. Their home and office were raided by the FBI last December, which lead to DC Solar filing for bankruptcy in February. The closure of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Xfinity Series effort was only one of the pieces of collateral damage.

According to the VIN, this #19 of 33 surviving Hemi GTX hardtops, sold for $126,500 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2015 Scottsdale auction.

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

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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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