Category: Free For All Friday

First Factory: 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 51K – STILL $24,000

First Factory: 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 51K – STILL $24,000

Founded as an independent engineering firm in 1967, the company worked independently providing upgrades for various Mercedes-Benz products. Through the 1970s and 1980s, well-heeled Mercedes enthusiasts ordered a new Benz and then had it shipped to AMG for a conversion that featured high engine performance packages, alloy wheels, and styling products. By 1998, the new C43 AMG featured a 306 horsepower 4.3 Liter V8.  The C43 AMG has the distinction of being the first AMG car completely assembled at the Mercedes factory following the acquisition of AMG by DaimlerChrysler earlier that year. 

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BaT Blunder: 1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 10.3K Survivor – STILL $28,895

BaT Blunder: 1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 10.3K Survivor – STILL $28,895

If you subscribe to all of the hype about Bring a Trailer (“BaT”), much of the automotive press will have believing Bring a Trailer sells every lot if offers at auction.  That is hardly the case. As long as BaT does not convince a seller to list their ride at no reserve, there is a chance a car will not meet it’s reserve price.  While 2021 and 2022 were banner years for classic car sales, especially in online venues, the back-half of 2023 showed signs of slowing down. Lower selling prices were also the result.

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Color Change: 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner 43K – SOLD!

Color Change: 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner 43K – SOLD!

Certain colors have a way of coming in and out of fashion.  Gold is at the top of that list.  A popular color option in the late 1960s, it quickly fell out of favor until it regained popularity in the 1980s. When Pontiac started the muscle car craze with the 1964 LeMans-based GTO option package, it was a bare-bones, performance-first muscle car for an entry-level price.  Other automakers jumped on the muscle car bandwagon. 

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Base Bimmer: 1997 BMW E36 318ti 47K Survivor – SOLD!

Base Bimmer: 1997 BMW E36 318ti 47K Survivor – SOLD!

I love strippers! No, not the ones you’re likely thing of.  I’m referring to base model, often unoptioned cars offered by automobile manufacturers.  Since the dawn of the automobile, most car manufacturers offered a base model built to a price point as a way to lure buyers in their showrooms. It was then the dealers job to upsell options as a way to pad their margins. 

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Different DeVille: 1994 Cadillac Concours 64K – Sold?

Different DeVille: 1994 Cadillac Concours 64K – Sold?

Who among us has ever come across a classic car for sale that immediately took them back to when the car was brand new? This 1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours did that to me as my in-laws bought one when new. Compared to their 1990 Sedan DeVille, the white over blue leather color combination and the name was about the only thing these two Cadillacs had in common as the Concours was a radical departure from typical Cadillacs.

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