The Mecum Auctions Harrisburg event kicked off yesterday and runs through Sunday. Already, on the very first day, we’re seeing some surprising results. Here are five that we wouldn’t have expected.
1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Sold Price: $24,000
Twenty-four grand has to be some kind of a world-record for a 1987 Monte Carlo SS. Granted, it’s the rare Aerocoupe body, and it’s only got 1,500 miles, but this is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on a Thursday, not Scottsdale on a Saturday night.
It’s tough to tell the quality of what we’re looking at here, but this looks like a fairly nice car. The 16-inch American Racing Torqthrusts may have thrown some bidders off, but you’d have a hard time finding a nicely detailed 1975 Pontiac Trans Am with a 400-cu.in. V-8 on Craigslist for $15,000.
Like the mullet and the films of David Lynch, El Caminos aren’t for everyone. This one had a lot going against it: 1968 isn’t the most desirable year, it’s white, it’s a Thursday. Still, $17k seems like a good bargain for an actual SS.
Everyone can own a classic car. Take this 1966 Chrysler Newport coupe, which the second owner has had in his possession since 1968. Featuring air conditioning and a 383-cu.in. V-8, it’s the kind of car you can drive anytime you like. And for $4,250, anybody with a part-time job can own it.
1965 Buick Skylark Convertible
Sold Price: $9,500
Intermediate-sized cars from the 1960s weren’t all muscle cars. This 1965 Buick Skylark Convertible is a good example, fitted with hubcaps, whitewalls and the aluminum 265-cu.in. V-8 engine. It’s not a fire-breather, but $9,500 seems like a smoking good deal.
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