Hooniverse Weekend Edition – Some of the vehicles scheduled for Sunday going up for sale at Barrett Jackson


This is the last of my Barrett Jackson postings this weekend, and I bet you all are relieved. The problem with these offerings is this: It is suppose to be the crescendo of the Auction, and after looking at the listings that are scheduled, it isn’t. The proceedings are scheduled to wrap up at 3:00 PM local time. So, let’s look at some of the offerings.


As with the other postings, I will start off with the first scheduled lot of the day, and this time its a 2009 Honda CBR1000R Repsol Edition Motorcycle. I have to confess, I know absolutly nothing about these bikes, and I has to look Repsol (I didn’t know they were a rather large Energy Producing Company based in Spain….). This bike is Brand New, with only 2.5 actual miles on the clock. It has never been registered. I will yield to Tanshanomi to try and value this particular bike.

The last lot, scheduled for approximately 3:00 PM local time, really has my head buzzing. This is a 1957 Mercury Montclair Convertible with a 368 CID V-8 and a three speed, Push Button operated Merc-O-Matic automatic transmission. According to the listing, the car was stored in a garage in Southern California since 1963. The replacement items are tires, brakes, and a new convertible top. Everything else is original including the paint finish and the interior. This should go for a record setting price, even though the mileage isn’t disclosed in the listing.

The rest of the listings are pretty slim, with the usual incorrect Muscle Cars, over restored 50’s cruisers, and a couple of inappropriate hot rods. However, I did manage to see this car, A 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible equipped with a 409 CID V-8, and a a factory 4-speed Borg Warner T10 transmission. This is a numbers matching car from the rear end to the engine, with a frame off restoration. There was never a lot of Chevy Convertibles made with a 409 and a 4-speed, so this should command a premium.

I’m a sucker for a vintage big pickup, and you couldn’t get any bigger than this 1949 Diamond T 201 Pickup. It was sold new in North Dakota, and restored in South Dakota. According to the listing, it had a complete tear down, all bodywork done, a new box built for it, new tires and brakes, seats recovered and drive train redone. Motor was not rebuilt, it had very good compression and only a tune-up was needed. Clutch and transmission were rebuilt. Truck drives very well. It only has about 300 miles on it since the restoration. This is Bad Ass….

The other lots are pretty ho-hum if you ask my opinion. Quickly looking down the list, there is a 1970 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Convertible with overly large Chrome Rims (Ugh), A 1968 Chevy El Camino with a late model SBC installed (meh), A 1950 Mercury Coupe that has been chopped with a Chevy 400 CID V-8 Transplant (shrug), a 1956 Dodge Custom Sierra Station Wagon with a 440 Transplant and questionable accessories, A 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 that was originally Brown that is now painted In Violet, A Plymouth Prowler (do I have to go further?), A 1983 Pitts Acrobatic Bi-Plane with the wings removed (!!!!!), A 2003 Pontiac Sunfire Custom with a custom bass guitar autographed by Van Halen member Michael Anthony (really?), and a couple of cars that will be aucioned off for charity.
If you really want to see any of the listings, go here. This concludes the Barrett Jackson preview. I will do a (brief) followup next weekend to see what some of these vehicles brought in.

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  1. Paul_y Avatar
    Paul_y

    I find it difficult to muster more than a 'meh' for anything other than the Diamond T in this bunch.

  2. Joe Dunlap Avatar
    Joe Dunlap

    With you on that Paul.
    *Yawns, continues napping*

  3. Tomsk Avatar

    No love for the triple-black 409/4-speed Impala convertible? Really?!

    1. tonyola Avatar
      tonyola

      To me, the '62 is one of the best looking big Chevies of the decade, matched only by the '65 and '66 models. Triple black looks good on it. But yeah, it's the Diamond T that has my undivided attention.

  4. citroen67 Avatar

    For some reason, the Sunfire intrigues me. I like the look of it…not overdone. Who knows…it might be the big, black, wide wheels.

    1. JayP Avatar
      JayP

      Same here- only if it were rear drive and a turbo 4.

    2. Syrax Avatar
      Syrax

      And that reminds me Mercedes needs to up their design game. Big time.
      <img src="http://images.nitrobahn.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/2011_mercedes_benz_Cl_AMG1.jpg"/&gt;

  5. RahRahRecords Avatar
    RahRahRecords

    Am I wrong or isn't the "Atomic Punk" bubbletop hotrod showcar in this auction? Is that not hooniversalustworthy?

  6. OA5599 Avatar
    OA5599

    The wagon looks like it is probably this one:
    http://www.moparmax.com/features/featurecar/vi_1-

  7. Syrax Avatar
    Syrax

    <img src="http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/1988_Lancia_Delta_Grp_A_Abarth_Integrale_Rally_Car_Front_1.jpg"/&gt;
    Repsol used to be very big in sponsoring although they weren't as memorable as the classic ones (Martini, Gulf, and the tobacco teams). Now they focus on MotoGP I guess, only a few cars (I think Alguersuari is Repsol sponsored, or Toro Rosso). And Red Bull took over the market for everything. If you want to have a base jumping chess team, RB is there for you.

  8. thomasmac Avatar
    thomasmac

    Did anyone really think that someone who wants a Sunfire Concept would listen to Van Halen?

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