The upcoming GAA Classic Car Auction to be held July 24-26 at the "Palace" in Greensboro NC looks to be the best ever.
With 475 cars crossing the block and 75 of them at NO RESERVE, including the famous DarCars Collection, bidding is expected to surpass all previous records.
A 1957 Mercedes Benz 190SL "Roadster" (W/crank side windows) is expected to top the sales, as a similar 1958 year model and color sold for $660,000 at Russo & Steele in 2012. IMHO any bidder who gets this example for less, truly will have gotten a "Steal".
A 1970 Ford Mustang "Boss 302" fully documented with build sheet and original invoice intact is expected to bring $83,000.
A 1966 Chevy II Nova with the 327ci 350hp Holley fed performance option, 9,000 miles since new, is expected to bring $83,200
A 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk with everything correct right down to the rubber is expected to bring $48,000.
The above price estimates guides are from the Old Cars Weekly Collector Car Price Guide.
The pivotal year 1960 will be well represented as their will be a pair of Chevy Impalas offered and a 1960 Ford Sunliner convertible.
Hagerty's has just named the 1960 Ford with 352ci and 360hp one of the ten top performance "Sleeper" cars.
This Sunliner has the hydraulic lifter 300hp version, but paired with the 3-spd Cruise-o-matic it would definitely "walk" on any 1960 Impala with a 283ci and a 2-spd Powergilde.
Saving the best for last, a 1960 Desoto Adventurer hardtop with a 383ci wedge head V8 churning out 305hp would most likely best the '60 Ford in a match up even with it's 3:23 rear. It is being offered at – NO RESERVE.
Hope to see you at the auction, I will be wearing the OCW orange shirt, and any advice I give will be predisposed to encouraging you to buy, because you can never have enough "Old Cars!"
– Charles H. Farley, Auction Reporter