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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Auction Action


There were a good couple of handfuls of auctions going on in Monterey. You had the RM/Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Bonhams, Russo & Steele, Mecum, and some smaller ones dotted around the landscape. We walked around the Russo & Steele lot, ambled through a handful of the RM cars on the plaza, and attended the Gooding & Co. auction. It was interesting to see giant fistfulls of dollars being waved around for certain cars, and there wasn’t a single car in the lot that I could afford to bid on. It really makes you feel broke. You know, assuming you actually are broke.

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Fort Lauderdale Auctions America 2015: The Eurosport Edition


So here this olelongrooffan is, back over at the Auctions America show at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center there in the Port of the Everglades, nearly beachside in that oceanside community. My buddy, TheKenMan, had hooked me up with some freebie tickets so I topped off the petrol tank on my longerroof, as that would be how much I would need, and headed over to see what could be seen. Man there was a bunch of cool stuff there and this next couple posts are about the EuroSport and the EuroClassics I spotted that day. Interestingly enough, TheKenMan was there as well with three other buddies riding in that luxurious new Buick mini SUV he recently acquired. Although we never hooked up (cell phone reception in that center sucks, well at least with Metro PCS) but he told me later they were sitting in the bleachers, as old men tend to do, and started yelling at me to gain my attention. The bidder’s assistant thought they were trying to bid on a car and he got all hot and bothered when he realized they weren’t. Me? This olelongrooffan was off in LaLa dream land and missed all of that excitement. Oh yeah, this 1959 Ferrari 250GT, which is the same age as me sold at $715,000 with no reserve. Extremely unreasonable to suspect this olelongrooffan would bring in similar dollars. There is a jump here if any of my fellow Hoons are interested in seeing some of the other EuroSport carp I spotted on the other coast that day.

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Ft. Lauderdale Auctions America 2015: The Truck Thursday Edition


So there this olelongrooffan was, wandering around the Ft. Lauderdale Auctions America 2015 checking out some of the cool carp those classic car owners had brought out to dump on some unsuspecting sell to some educated buyers so those same owners could pick up something shiny and new to them to take home and enjoy before beginning this cycle all over again. And, in this olelongrooffan’s usually pseudo folksy style of “Hey take a look at What I Saw Today” feel free to make the jump to, in fact, see some of the trucks and truckettes spotted that Saturday afternoon.

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Ft. Lauderdale Auctions America 2015: The American Classics Edition


So my buddy TheKenMan set this olelongrooffan up with a free pass to the Auctions America gig over in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend. As the Convention Center is located in the Port of the Everglades about a 90 minute drive across Alligator Alley, I decided to head over there on Saturday to seen what could be seen. For lack of a better place to begin, this olelongrooffan is going to kick off with The American Classics Edition. Further installments will include Truck Thursday, a little something for mdharrel, another something for the ever lovely $kaycog and more.  But alas, I am getting ahead of myself. In order for my fellow Hoons to see something more special than this Special, a jump will be required.

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Weekend Edition – Nearly New Chrysler Shelby’s that are heading to Auction in March…

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition where I come to you from that frozen hell hole called New England… We have been experiencing ungodly cold, and record breaking snowfall, and I’m just about ready to throw in the towel… However, as I’m looking forward to the end of winter, it looks like the spring selling season will soon be upon us. Auctions America, which is owned by RM Auctions, is having an impressive auction of collector cars on March 27th through the 29th in sunny Ft. Lauderdale. And they have a few cars from a collection they call the Chrysler Shelby Collection. Most of these cars were never sold, and still have their interiors wrapped in plastic. So, are any of them even worth your time?

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Weekend Plans: The Carl Davis Collection Auction


You say you’ll be near Cleveland, Oklahoma this weekend?  You say you have a few extra thousands you don’t know what to do with?  Well, I’ve got an idea for you: Why not go check out the Carl Davis car/truck/tractor collection being auctioned off by VanDerBrink Auctions LLC?

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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1955 Lincoln Capri “Sportsman” Convertible at Auctions America…

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I just ran a posting about a fake wood-paneled Chrysler Town & Country, so why not take a look at a real wood-paneled Lincoln from 1955. This is a one-off Lincoln Sportsman Convertible, meant to evoke the memory of classic post war wood bodies classic cruisers like the Ford Sportman, and even the real Chrysler Town & Country. And this car will be auctioned off today in Burbank, California. So, does this Woody give you Wood?

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Weekend Edition – So what happened with the Larry Brown Auction (that was held on April 25th)

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Welcome to the Weekend Edition on Hooniverse, and I thought I’d start out with the results from an auction that was held a couple of weeks ago. As I wrote here on Hooniverse during the first weekend of March this year, a man named Larry A. Brown, who lived in Centre Hall Pennsylvania, had an peculiar interest in collecting Ford cars and trucks, both interesting and mundane. So, what did thee vehicles sell for? You would be surprised…

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Mecum Madness: 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver concept set to cross the block


It’s that time of year again. I find myself booking a flight, figuring out my hotel situation, and perusing a long list of cars… because I’m off to the Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida. I attend with my car-buying friend, and our goal is to find gems at the right price – just like most folks who attend the auction. I prefer Mecum to the other auctions because it feels like a blue-collar crowd that’s worked hard and can finally afford those toys they’ve always wanted.

While going through the list of cars set to cross the block, I stumbled across this excellent gem built by Lincoln. It’s the 1983 Lincoln Quicksilver concept and it’s what Robocop would drive if he married a Robowife and had Robokids. The original Robocop, of course, not the rebooted version that’s about to hit movie theaters.

Hop past the jump for some specs and another picture or two.

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From Autoweek: Lambrecht Chevrolet New Old Car Auction


Lambrecht Chevrolet was a dealership in Pierce, Nebraska that closed down in 1996. Unusually, the dealership simply closed its doors to customers and left its inventory sitting there for nearly twenty years. Unfortunately we don’t know the exact circumstances of the closure but we do know that recently all the cars, some brand new, were recently auctioned off. Ex-Hoon, now an Autoweek-er, Jay Ramey, was on site in Nebraska and he got the auction details as well as some amazing pictures.

Autoweek has several articles on this auction and they were put together neatly into one giant section. Check them out, it’s worth your time. What is amazing to me are prices that people paid for some of these cars: Chevy Vega went for $10,500, 1990 Chevrolet Lumina minivan for $6000, the above pictured wheel-less Caprice wagon went for $12,500!!



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