The Guys With Rides Team will be on hand at Barrett-Jackson’s Northeast event slated for June 26-June 29 at The Mohegan Sun Casino located just outside Norwich, Connecticut. After reviewing the preview docket provided by Barrett-Jackson, beyond the large assortment of first-generation Camaros and a growing offering of high-end RestoMods, here are three lots we plan to watch very closely when each cross the auction block at No Reserve:
Lot #363 – 1993 Mustang Cobra SVT In 1993 Ford formed the Specialty Vehicle Team (“SVT”) as an in-house high performance tuner of certain models. The Vibrant Red over black cloth ’93 Cobra featured here is one of the first Ford cars to receive the SVT treatment. Over the past eighteen months, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms that these last-of-the-Fox-Body Mustangs are on the rise, so despite it being a fully documented one-owner, low-mileage example, we’re curious to see whether the two rear-end collisions this Cobra suffered hold it back at all.
July 1st Update: the hammer price on this SVT ended up being $25,000, or about $5,000 more than Hagerty’s current #3 “Good” Condition value of $20,400 so the aforementioned collision damage was not enough to deter buyers. Our inspection of the car revealed a very nice example, so we’re not surprised it went for this.
Lot #660 – 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL The Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms these Mercedes two-seat roadsters have cooled a bit since their peak in early 2017, so we’re curious to see whether this example breaks that trend. According to the preview docket, this “good driver” received a restoration in Pompano Beach, FL in 2013. Powered by a 190 cubic inch four-cylinder engine sending power through a four-speed manual transmission, the restorer replaced the original Solex carburetors with Webers as one was cracked and unsuccessfully welded; the originals are part of the sale.
July 1st Update: The hammer price on this example was $82,000, or about $8,000 less than Hagerty’s #3 “Good” condition value of $90,700 currently. Consequently, we believe the softening of these beautiful cars continues.
Lot #TBD – 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible. Since Chevrolet’s April teaser about the next generation Corvette (note: Chevy does not want anyone calling it a “C8”!) announcement coming July 18th, the company appears to be all but abandoning the current C7 edition as quickly as they can. In addition to this red convertible featured here, the Chevrolet Collection plans to auction off a similar ZR1 and Z06, the three of which Chevy used as what’s described as “show and event cars.” We’ll be watching to see whether this automatic-equipped convertible with only 3,244 miles gets a premium valuation for being a final year C7 or will it receive a fair used-car hammer price.
July 1st Update: unfortunately, we did not see this car cross the block and cannot find results for it in the Barrett-Jackson docket. It’s not unusual for cars to be pulled from the auction docket. Another as yet unbuilt 2019 Corvette Zo6 billed as “The Last C7 Produced” went for a cool $2.7 million, the proceeds of which will go to disabled veterans.
Comment below and let us know if there are any other cars currently on the docket that you would like us to provide more detail on once we are at the auction.