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


Continuing on with the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Event, the Thursday Lots look a bit better than either Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s lots, with a few treasures hidden within the chaff. There is a lot of Muscle Cars, more than enough Custom Cars and Trucks, over restored classics, and some truly questionable vehicles that are being offered, so why not take a look at a few.


As I have done in the past couple of postings, the first lot of the day is one of those questionable cars. This is a 1982 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Bill Blass Edition. This is classic late 70’s, early 80’s Ford, two years before the trend setting Lincoln Continantal Mark VII that ushered in the Aero look for Ford and Lincoln. A Garish Red and White two tone paint job, with a Carriage Roof treatment, Wire Wheels, and a massive Continental Hump on the ass end complete this look. While not as massive as the Mark V, it combined outrageous with truncated and it didn’t succeed all that well. Just wait until you look inside at the interior!

The last lot of the day holds some promise, as its a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, with only 5,200 original miles. It was bought in 1969 by its original owner in San Diego California, who decided thathe loved the car so much, he stopped driving it! The car was put on blocks, ans ten years later it was sold with every piece of documentation included. Since then, it has been placed in a climate controlled storage facility, and is now being offered for sale. The car includes the original tires, all corresponding documentation, and is a very well equipped vehicle including A/C. 8 Track Tape player, 302 V-8 4 BBL, Cruise-O-Matic Transmission, Kelsey Hayes Wire Wheels, and more. Any guesses as to how much this car will go for?

What about some of the other lots that are available? I’m glad you asked because there are some very interesting pieces offered, like this: This is a 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille with a pop-up camper built in. This particular camper received the “Golden Hammer” award in the January 1965 issue of Mechanix Illustrated. The builder was an interior designer for the aircraft industry for many years, which influenced the well thought out design of this camper.

The camper is complete with a full-size bed, gas stove, sink, built-in fridge, fishing pole holders and a porta-potty. The trunk lid is included with the car if you want to remove the camper, no modifications were done to the car other than removing the trunk lid.

How about a 2011 Local Motors Rally Fighter Street Legal Desert Racer. This caused a sensation at last years SEMA, and now it’s offered for sale to benefit a local charity organization. This one has a 6.2L LS3 V-8 producing 430 HP, and weighs between 3,000 and 3,200 pounds. Is this the proper venue for this particular car?

I did a feature on the next car over at Car Domain in my Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot series. It is a 1970 and 1/2 Ford Falcon equipped with a 429 CID Cobra Jet, and a Cruise-O-Matic Automatic. The 1970 and 1/2 Ford Falcon was only produced for a half model year. The 1970 Falcon was the old body style, and the 1970.5 Falcon was offered in a 2-Door or 4-Door sedan, or Wagon. The Torino was available in the Hardtop Coupe. Only 27 1970.5 Falcons came with the 429 and Automatic, and very few in Grabber Green. Comes with a Marti Report.

But Jim, I want something Italian, preferably in Red, that I can almost afford. Ahhh, how about this little number… It’s a 1959 Autobianchi Transformable 2 Door that has been treated to a show winning restoration. It has a 479cc, 21hp, air cooled, rear mounted 2 cylinder engine, backed by a 4-speed manual gearbox. Finished in its original red color with cream accents, sporting correct style bias ply white wall tires, suicide doors and roll up windows. Bellissimo!

There are also three Crosleys available on Thursday, and one is a Wagon! The Wagon is a 1952 Crosley Super, with vinyl woodgrain on its sides, sporting a fresh restoration and a new interior. There is a 1950 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster, which also sports a fresh restoration, showing off its tidy engine compartment with dual carburetors. And then there is a 1948 Crosley Convertible, which also received a ground up full restoration. All three of these Crosleys are in Concours condition, but what will they sell for?
Tune in Sunday for the final three days of the BJ Auction. See Thursdays Lots here.

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  1. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    I've always wondered about that 1970.5 Falcon. It simply doesn't seem economically prudent for Ford to tool up a two-door pillared Fairlane body for just a six month production run – especially for a low-profit cheap-seats special. Yet that's exactly what they did for the faux-Falcon.

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      They probably wanted something to cover that section of the market until the Maverick was ready.

      1. tonyola Avatar
        tonyola

        But the Maverick two-door had been on sale since spring 1969. The four-door had to wait until the 1971 model year.

    2. Stumack Avatar
      Stumack

      I’ve always thought the two-door post body was curious too – Ford hadn’t had a pillared coupe in the intermediate line since 1967. I wonder if it had something to do with the recession that year. Chevy began the year with the Malibu as the base trim level, but introduced a stripped, un-named Chevelle at mid-year (albeit with the hardtop body rather than any unique tooling).

    3. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar
      From_a_Buick_6

      The whole exercise was really bizarre. Especially since the slightly better-trimmed Fairlane 500 was also dropped at the end of the year. I can't imagine anyone was clamoring for a bigger Falcon with essentially the same chassis and interior packaging (heck, the Falcon and Fairlane/Torino wagons shared bodies from '66-on). And it had to have been cheaper to have sold a Falcon hardtop for the same price than tooling for pillared coupe…a bargain-basement intermediate hardtop might have actually brought in new customers.
      It's the kind of decision that only made sense in Detroit.

  2. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
    Mad_Hungarian

    I'll take the Bianchina. Actually, I'll take the Caddy too, for the purpose of removing that . . . GROWTH . . . on the back, putting same in the middle of a field,and blowing it spectacularly to smithereens, and then bolting the decklid back on the Caddy and enjoying it.

    1. austinminiman Avatar
      austinminiman

      It was a guys passion, clearly, and looks well executed. It didn't even hurt the car. Why hate?

      1. skitter Avatar
        skitter

        It is a loathsome, offensive brute, yet I can't look away.

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