Auction Preview: McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Sale

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A 1968 Shelby Fastback in “Bullet green,” perfectly restored, is one of 1,053 manufactured and comes with a 428 CJ V-8 engine and many extras. It will be offered at McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction on Nov. 18-20.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car auction on Nov. 18 –20 will feature an exotic array of cars, trucks and other vehicles ranging from foreign to domestic, from very rare to very customized, all in a wide range of styles and prices.

Nearly 600 vehicles, including classics and antiques, muscle cars and sport cars, trucks and motorcycles will draw thousands of lookers and buyers to the weekend show on wheels. The auction is free and open to the public on Friday, Nov. 18. On Saturday and Sunday, a one-day pass is $15 per day or $25 for both days.

The sale will be held on a 6-acre site beside the Palm Springs Convention Center near downtown, about four blocks from McCormick¹s showroom located on Indian Canyon and Amado Road.

Featured cars

shelby-from-rear1968 Shelby Fastback, Lot #283

An eye-catching Highland “Bullet” green body and black interior, the car has 52,000 miles, V-8 428-cid engine, four-speed manual top loader gearbox, a 3.50 “traction-lok” rear axle and matching numbers. With the same owner since 1988, it was put on blocks in dry storage until 2009 when a professional five-year restoration began with odometer at 51,033. It has GT equipment group, visibility group, sport deck rear seat, power steering and front disc brakes.

ford-f1-951952 Ford F1 Pick Up Lot # 95

With only 61,000 original miles, this three-owner has a factory cab dome light, cigarette lighter, heater, blower and special three-spear F1 hood emblems.

lincoln-mark-v-491979 Lincoln Mark V Collector Series, Lot # 49

Unrestored with only 23 original miles. Comes with the original window sticker still in place on the driver’s side. A collector’s tool bag and original literature are included. The electric windows, seats, Cartier clock and everything else still works. White with a blue interior, it has a V-8 engine and automatic transmission.

ferrari-456-1462003 Ferrari 456 M GTA Lot # 146

A very rare car with only 8,300 miles, it came with a $238,353 MSRP sticker when new, believed to be the last 456 sold new in the United States. Awesome power and performance thanks to a V-12 engine.

ford-conv-2481946 Ford convertible Lot # 248

Known as “Emerald Envy,” this car was customized by Bill Ros. It features a modified 1938 Lincoln Zephyr front end and grille, 1950 Buick fade away fenders, a Mustang II front end with Firestone air springs, a 1957 Ford 312-ci engine. It earned the George Barris Award at the Grand National Roadster Show in San Francisco in 1999.

ford-country-wagon-3071955 Ford Country Sedan wagon Lot # 307

This eight-passenger wagon is a multi-car show winner with 30,448 miles, a V-8 engine and automatic transmission. Accessories include Master Guide Power Steering, four-way power seats, third row seat, tissue dispenser, dual outside mirrors, electric clock and fender skirts. Modifications include fuel injection, automatic overdrive, transmission cooler, power disc brakes and air shocks.

For an updated list and more information, go to www.classic-carauction.com

 

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