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

Welcome to the Barrett Jackson Maximum Weekend Edition….. well, not really. The circus that is Scottsdale kicks off next week, and the biggest player is all set to auction off thousands of collectible vehicles. This just happens to be the Tuesday edition, and they have scheduled an entire week to see what they can sell for the dealers and individuals that have consigned their valuables.

Just looking at the listings, Tuesday looks like a virtual yawn fest, with the first car that is owned by General Motors. It is a rather unremarkable 1992 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Sedan, with a Supercharged 3800 V-6, finished in Pewter, with special rims, Pirelli P-Zero tires, and everything else that made this Oldsmobile Top-Spec. One thing… it will be sold with a scrap title.

If you think the first lot was a bore, the last lot doesn’t get much better, as it’s a 1989 Dodge Dakota 2WD Convertible Pickup Truck. This truck has the 3.9L V-6, Automatic, and A/C. It has a very red interior, factory alloy rims, new tires and brakes, and, well, what else does it need? This is schedued for the end of the day on Tuesday.

So, is there anything on Tuesday that is worth looking at? Actually, there is, and I would say that all of these vehicles offered will be somewhat of a bargain, if you happen to be craving unusual iron. For the two-wheel fan, there is a 1948 Schwinn Wizzer Motor Bike with a 130CC engine, and is in exquisite shape.

For people who are masochists, there is an Original 1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega, one of less than 100 produced in White, with less than 9,000 original miles on the clock. It has a very red interior, with the optional 5-speed manual. When was the last time you saw one?

For fans of early-sixties Station Wagons there is this 1962 unrestored Rambler Cross Country Wagon. This is a one owner car, religiously maintained, with the original inline six, and a push-button Automatic. It is a California native, with the paint, chrome, and interior in great shape. We here at Hooniverse love wagons, and this one will probably sell for under ten grand.

If you love the early Full Sized SUV, here is a 1972 International Travelall Wagon, that shows only 28,000 miles. Yes it is a 2WD model, but it has everything else, including a V-8, Automatic, Power Steering and Brakes, and A/C. It was stored in a climate controlled garage for its life, and has recently been freshened up for the auction.

If the Van beacons, here is a 1969 1965 Volkswagen Kombi that was restored in 2009, but now has a 2,110cc engine with dual 44 carburetors. The gear reduction boxes were replaced with a new Rancho Transmission with Type III axles and 3.88 gears. The front end now has an adjustable beam with Wilwood front disc brakes, Porsche lug pattern and Porsche replica wheels. It is finished in a traditional color scheme.

If you want something along the lines of a carriage that is pulled by a Horse, there are six horse drawn wagons or carriages offered on Tuesday, from a Canopy Topped Surrey, to a Covered Wagon. How much will they command is anyone’s guess.
Tuesday and Wednesday Lots are usually the bargains of the auction. Next weekend, I will follow-up with how they did. In the meantime, I wil bring you various lots that are scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday. See the Tuesday Lots here.

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  1. tonyola Avatar

    There is something odd about that Oldsmobile. Look how the sheetmetal bulges up at the top of the windshield. Better to find a later LSS with supercharger and to hell with GM "provenance".
    The Kombi is a '65 according to B-J, not a '69. The big-window bus was introduced for '68.

    1. Jim Brennan Avatar
      Jim Brennan

      Your are correct about the VW. Corrected.

  2. Deartháir Avatar

    I WANT THAT RAMBLER. Someone loan me the requisite $10,000 to buy it!

  3. facelvega Avatar

    this site already does a decent amount to promote price inflation of restored classics just by showing us the candy we all want. Fair enough, I'd rather see the cars even if it means being complicit in free publicity. But must we also promote auctions that whip rubes into a frenzy so they will overpay for ordinary cars and push up the baseline prices for the rest of us? Promote Barrett-Jackson when Barrett-Jackson donates some of its ill-gotten gains to keep Hooniverse afloat.

  4. OA5599 Avatar

    The station wagon reminds me of this one, only with less stuff and fewer wheels.
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  5. dead_elvis Avatar

    I'm digging the Rambler, the Whizzer, and the Cornbinder. But that one looks like it's riding a little low – is that the normal stance for one of those?
    I'm a huge fan of elderly VWs, but that one's been ruined, in my book. (And Jim, the van beckons, not beacons… sorry for the grammar-pedantry.)

    1. Scoutdude Avatar

      On the T-all that stance is not factory at least in the front, that rake is pretty much the same as I have my almost identical 72 1010 set at. The 1010 series Travelall and Pickup used a torsion bar IFS. So dropping the front 2" is as easy as turning the 2 adjuster bolts and the ride stays the same. The 1110 series trucks shared the same 1/2 ton capacity as the 1010 but had the old school I-beam and leafs.

  6. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    The Delta 88 might be a yawnmobile, but that doesn't prevent me wanting it. And the scrap title makes it even more of a challenge. I can't actually see anything wrong with exporting it to the UK and putting it through vehicle inspection over here to re-register it on a full UK title. Anybody see any glaring flaws with that plan?
    I'd quite like a mysterious, large, fairly boring grey American saloon car in which to drive quite quickly.

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      You'd be much better off importing a later LSS with the Series II 3800 and a not-so-sketchy title. The downside, though, is the LSS (along with the other post-facelift Eighty Eights) is they look like they're squinting.
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      1. tonyola Avatar

        I completely agree. The B-J car looks like a test mule. A real production LSS won't be expensive (people still think of these Olds as grandpa cars) and will have the supercharged engine, tuned suspension, and a boatload of luxury goodies. I personally don't mind the squinty lights because they go along with a hoodline that's dramatically lower than other GM H-cars.

        1. Tomsk Avatar

          Yeah, don't get me wrong, it's a great looking car overall, but I guess I prefer the earlier front end a bit over that one. Of course, if the Ninety Eight had stayed in production long enough to get the Series II 3800 S/C in the Touring Sedan and it had gotten the same suspension bits and other pieces, I'd like it even better.

  7. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    I look forward to seeing what the Cosworth fetches, since there is a '75 at a dealer here that has been taunting me with a seemingly reasonable price for the past several months.

  8. ptschett Avatar

    I really dig the Dakota and the Hutter haulerTravelall, even though I like my trucks to be 4×4's. And I don't even know what use I would have for a Travelall. (As for the Dakota, my Mopar catalog is giving me some terribleawesome ideas, if only I had the means of carrying them out.)

    1. Scoutdude Avatar

      The Travelall is a chick magnet so that's what you could use it for, no seriously I get more looks and comments from the ladies with my almost identical 72 Travelall than any other vehicle I've owned. Plus it's good for hauling large amounts of stuff and doing burnouts. There is a very good chance one optioned up like that is sporting a Track-Lock with 3.73 gears so it will do proper 2 wheel burnouts.

  9. dukeisduke Avatar

    I'd love to have that Cosworth. White, with a Firethorn interior. That is unusual.

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