Branson Auction is a buyer’s market

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The top-selling car at the fall Branson Auction was this 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton Sedan, called sold at $97,000.

The top-selling car at the fall Branson Auction was this 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton Sedan, called sold at $97,000.

B. Mitchell Carlson, Roy Velander & John ‘Ziggy’ Zwinger reporting

Jim Cox and his wife, Kathy, hosted another enjoyable fall edition of the 35th annual Branson auction over the weekend of Oct. 18-19. Conducted again within the Branson Convention Center, the event provided a pleasant weekend for most attending with a very eclectic offering of cars.

One group not necessarily doing the best was the consignors. Although bidding was generally strong on higher-quality cars, it wasn’t strong enough for most who brought cars to sell. Concurrently, weaker cars were generally bid to sub-market values, reinforcing what we’ve seen overall in that end of the marketplace this year.

The top sale of the weekend almost didn’t happen. The 1936 Auburn 852 convertible sedan rolled off the podium as a $75,000 no sale, but within two lots, it was declared on the block as a post-block sale at $97,000. It proved to be the only featured car to sell. Other notable sales were a 1967 Chevy Camaro Z/28 for $75,000 (not including buyer premium), 1947 Mercury Eight convertible for $65,000 and a 1962 Dodge Polara convertible for $50,000. In all, 118 of the 271 vehicles offered were declared sold for a 43.5 percent sales rate.

Our “pick of the sale” was a 1974 Plymouth Duster two-door coupe.  Billed as having a 225-cid slant six, it really retained its original 195-cid version instead. For $2,500, you’ll have a solid original example of a car that seemed to be everywhere back in the 1970s but is now all but gone.

The next Branson auction will be held April 11-12.

Branson Auction Results:

Branson, Mo., Oct. 18-19-2013
B. Mitchell Carlson reporting
Vehicles listed were declared sold. Reportedly, 118 were offered.

Vehicle                                            Price /Condition
1974 Alfa Romeo Spyder 2000 2d Conv     $7,500    3
1967 AMC Rebel SST 2d Conv, 390-cid, AT $10,000    3
1970 AMC AMX 2d Cpe, 390-cid, 325-hp, 4-spd, a/c    $17,000    3
1936 Auburn 852 4d Conv Sed, Dual side mounts $97,000    2
1956 Austin-Healey 100-6 2d Rds     $30,000    3

2006 BMW  750i 4d Sed     $21,500    3
1947 Buick Roadmaster 70 2d Conv     $41,000    3

1975 Cadillac Eldorado 2d Conv     $16,250    3
1987 Cadillac Allante 2d Conv, Both tops    $4,000    3
1987 Cadillac Fleetwood d’Elegance 4d Sed $3,500    4
1992 Cadillac Allante 2d Conv, Soft top only $5,000    3
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 2d Cpe, 8K miles    $13,250    3
1948 Chevrolet 3100 2d 1/2T PU Mod     $45,000    1
1950 Chevrolet 3100 2d 1/2T PU Mod, NOM 350-cid, AT    $10,500    3
1950 Chevrolet 3600 2d 3/4T PU     $16,500    3
1951 Chevrolet Deluxe 2d Sed     $10,500    3
1955 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 265-cid, 195-hp $91,000    3
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2d Sed Mod     $14,000    3
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 327-cid, fuel inj, 360-hp, 4-spd, PS, PB    $52,000    3
1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 2d HT, 409-cid, 425-hp, 2×4-bbl, 4-spd    $42,000    2
1965 Chevrolet Custom C-20 2d 3/4T PU,     $2,500    4
1967 Chevrolet C-10 2d 1/2T PU Mod, 502-cid, 550-hp, AT    $16,000    2
1967 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova SS, 2d, 283-cid, 195-hp, AT, console    $20,000    3
1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS 2d HT     $75,000    2
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2d HT Mod, NOM 427-cid, AT    $33,000    3
1968 Chevrolet C-10 1/2T PU Mod, 350-cid, 700R4 AT, short box    $8,250    3
1969 Chevrolet Nova 2d Sed Mod, 388-cid Stroker, AT    $10,250    3
1969 Chevrolet C-10 2d 1/2T PU Mod, 528-cid, AT, short box    $10,750    3
1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 2d Cpe, 4-spd $23,000    3
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 2d HT Mod, NOM 454-cid, LS6, 450-hp, AT    $27,000    3
1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne C-10 2d 1/2T PU, 350-cid, AT, a/c    $13,000    3
1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super C-10 2d 1/2T PU, 400-cid, AT, short box    $18,000    3
1973 Chevrolet Silverado C-10 2d 1/2T PU, Short box    $7,500    3
1973 Chevrolet Nova 2d Sed HBk     $8,000    3
1974 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, L82, AT    $8,000    4
1978 Chevrolet El Camino 2d Cpe PU     $4,750    4
1978 Chevrolet Silverado K-10 2d 4×4 1/2T PU, a/c $4,100    4
1978 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top, a/c    $8,000    3
1980 Chevrolet Corvette 2d T-top Cpe, L82, 31K miles    $11,250    3
1983 Chevrolet Silverado C-20 2d 3/4T PU $2,000    4
1984 Chevrolet Silverado K-10 2d 1/2T PU $4,000    4
1987 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway Twin Turbo 2d Conv, 4 + 3 spd    $28,000    3
1989 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4d Sta Wag, Nine passenger    $2,000    4
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 6-spd    $5,000    4
1991 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Cpe, AT, a/c    $4,000    4
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, 6-spd    $15,000    3
2004 Chevrolet Corvette 2d Conv, AT    $22,000    3
1949 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sed, 3-spd    $3,750    4
1951 Crosley Hot Shot 2d Rds Mod     $14,000    3

1952 Dodge B3C 2d 3/4T Stake     $8,500    3
1958 Dodge Sweptside D-100 2d 1/2T PU, 315-cid, V-8, AT    $45,500    2
1962 Dodge Polara 500 2d Conv, 361-cid, 305-hp, AT    $50,000    2
1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 2d HT, AT $26,000    3
1970 Dodge Challenger 2d HT, 318-cid, AT, a/c $22,000    3

1979 Excalibur III 2d Phae     $17,500    3

1978 Ferrari 308GTS 2d Cpe     $28,000    3
1929 Ford Model A 2d Conv Cpe, Rumble seat $18,000    2
1935 Ford Deluxe 2d Bus Cpe, Rumble seat $24,000    2
1937 Ford Deluxe 2d Conv Rod, Chev 350-cid, 700R4 AT    $22,500    3
1938 Ford 2d 1/2T PU, 85-hp    $45,000    2
1941 Ford Super Deluxe 2d Cpe     $6,000    4
1953 Ford F-100 2d Rod     $21,000    2
1957 Ford Thunderbird 2d Conv, Two tops, 3×2-bbl, AT    $36,000    3
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner 2d Conv, 292-cid, 170-hp, AT    $20,000    2
1965 Ford Mustang 2d HT, a/c    $10,000    3
1965 Ford Mustang 2d Conv     $26,000    3
1966 Ford Mustang 2d Conv, 289-cid, 225-hp, 4-spd    $19,500    3
1967 Ford Mustang 2d Conv, 4-spd    $24,000    3
1968 Ford Mustang 2d FBk, NOM 351-cid, AT $25,000    3
1968 Ford F-100 2d 1/2T PU, NOM 400-cid, AT, short box    $2,000    5
1969 Ford Mustang Mach I 2d HT FBk, 351-cid, 290-hp, 4-spd, a/c, 22K miles    $25,000    3
1973 Ford Ranchero 2d Cpe Mod, 351-cid, AT $5,000    4
1973 Ford Mustang Mach I 2d HT FBk, 351-cid, 266-hp, AT    $21,000    3
1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2d Cpe, 2.6L, V-6, AT $5,000    3
1984 Ford Mustang GT 2d HBk, a/c    $4,000    3
1996 Ford Mustang Cobra 2d Conv, 17K miles $20,000    2
2007 Ford F-150 FX-2 Roush 4d 1/2T PU, Supercharged, 5-4L, AT    $24,000    2

1951 GMC 3600 3/4T PU, 4-spd    $23,000    1

1968 Imperial Crown 2d Conv, a/c    $7,000    4
1940 International D-2 2d 1/2T PU     $10,500    3

1973 Jaguar XKE III 2d Conv, 4-spd, a/c    $57,000    3

1963 Lincoln Continental 4d Conv     $26,250    3
1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car 4d Sed, Williamsburg Ed., 25K miles    $5,250    3

1985 Maserati Biturbo 2d Sed     $6,500    3
1940 Mercedes Eight 2d Conv     $65,000    2
1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 2d Conv     $12,500    3
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 2d Conv, Two tops $7,000    3
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 2d HT     $7,000    3
1990 Mercedes-Benz CL500 2d Cpe, Sunroof $5,250    4
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 2d Conv, Two tops, 58K miles    $8,700    3
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 2d Conv     $7,000    3
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 AMG Kompressor 2d HT Conv, AT    $30,500    3
1964 Mercury Montclair 4d Sed     $5,500    3
1955 MG TF 2d Rds, 1500cc    $22,000    2
1970 MG B 2d Conv     $9,500    3
1973 MG B GT 2d HBk     $3,900    4

1955 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday 4d HT     $10,000    3
1969 Oldsmobile 442 2d HT Mod, NOM 455-cid, AT $20,500    3

1950 Packard Custom 8 4d Sed     $6,500    4
1953 Packard 2d Conv, AT    $40,000    3
1974 Plymouth Road Runner 2d HT, 440-cid, 280-hp, AT, a/c    $21,000    3
1974 Plymouth Duster 2d Cpe, 198-cid    $2,500    3
1953 Pontiac Star Chief 2d Conv, Continental kit, a/c $44,000    2
1964 Pontiac Tempest LeMans GTO 2d Conv, a/c $38,000    2
1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 2d Conv, 4-spd, hood tach, a/c    $23,750    3
1970 Pontiac GTO 2d HT, PS, PB, a/c    $15,000    3
1977 Porsche 911S Targa 2d Cpe     $24,000    3
2003 Porsche Boxster 2d Conv     $12,000    3

1962 Rambler American 2d Conv Mod     $17,000    3
1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4d Sed     $6,000    4

1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk 2d HT     $35,000    3

1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4d SUV 4×4, a/c    $8,250    3
1962 Triumph TR3B 2d Rds, 46k miles    $21,000    3

1974 Volkswagen Beetle 2d Sed Mod     $3,000    4
2003 Volvo XC90 4d SUV 4×4     $5,200    4

1947 Willys 2d Sta Wag     $6,000    4

 

 

One Response to Branson Auction is a buyer’s market

  1. Clutch says:

    Well Done, informative report!

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