The GAA Classic Car Auction at the "Palace" in Greensboro, N.C., was held on Nov. 7-9 offering a record number of cars. The auction was fast paced and kept a tight schedule, nevertheless the throughput of cars sold was way above average.
The "Blow your Sox off" sale was a record-breaking $194,000 paid for Ronnie Sox's former Super Duty 1961 Pontiac Drag Car pictured above. Unlike most "Swiss Cheese" lightweight factory racers, this fine example looked good enough to drive to church on Sunday.
The next six-figure sale was $106,000 paid (less commissions) for an immaculate conception of a 1958 Chevrolet Impala 348 Tri-power droptop.
A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette with two four-barrel carbs feeding the diminutive 283 came in at a not too shabby $97,000.
Continuing this GM motorama of high performance bone stock streeters was the epitome of the "little old lady from Pasadena" car, a low mileage original 1966 Chevelle 396/375 4-spd SS that also passed the six-figure mark at $103,000.
At the other end of these pricey genuine examples was a 1967 Mustang GT tribute car. It was nicely done to resemble the car "Eleanor" in the movie Gone in 60 seconds starring Nicholas Cage. It legally found a new owner at $32,000.
For all the details on everything in between, please look between the pages of an Old cars Weekly magazine coming soon to your house!
Charles H. Farley reporting.