Category Archives: American Muscle

ON THE TRACK: Ford GT Returning to Le Mans in 2016 to Mark 50th Anniversary of Historic Win

Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar that goes on sale next year. The Ford GT race … Continue reading

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ON THE BLOCK: What to Watch Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Saturday January 17

Lot K2 – 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5 moto+match estimate: $15,000 UPDATE: Sold for $17,500 A recent spike in the value of the W108 saloons has brought them out in droves. But not all are quality examples. Some have succumbed … Continue reading

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IN THE NEWS: Shelby GT350 Mustang Strikes Again

One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time is returning, Ford confirmed today with the reveal of the all-new Shelby® GT350 Mustang. The original Shelby GT350 introduced in 1965 established Mustang’s performance credentials. The all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang, … Continue reading

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ON THE BLOCK: Friday Highlights Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014

Lot No. 2069 – 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible No Reserve. Auction estimate: $20,000 – $25,000; moto+match estimate: $24,000 Offered here is a beautifully restored 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible finished in delightful colors and accented with chrome bumpers and trim. The … Continue reading

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ON THE BLOCK: What to Watch Russo and Steele Newport Beach

Lot 8041 – 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Thursday June 19 2014 6:26-6:46 pm moto+match estimate: $95,000 Garaged from new, this original 1970 Boss 302 is a rust-free, unrestored survivor with 64,000 original miles. It is the only example with … Continue reading

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PICK OF THE DAY: One Owner 1966 Corvette Stingray Convertible

At any given collector car auction, a mid-year Corvette (1963-1967) is a perennial favorite, gaining acceptability even amongst the most elite of international collectors. Playing on Detroit’s strength of cubic inches and horsepower, the well-optioned big-block 427s with excellent provenance tend to … Continue reading

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PICK OF THE DAY: One Owner Low Mileage Cadillac Allanté

  For the moment, the jury’s still out on whether the Allanté could be called a collectible, but they do have a following. They certainly have an interesting story. Perhaps how they were produced is as interesting as the final product. … Continue reading

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OFF THE BLOCK: Bargain Buys from Bonhams Greenwich Sale

Yesterday’s Bonham sale at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance produced some jaw-dropping results like the 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopa that went for a staggering $1.1 Million ($1.21 MM after premium). While this and several other lots shattered their high estimates, … Continue reading

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ON THE BLOCK: Original Gems Shine at Lucky Spring Classic 2014

  A black-plate 1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 stored in Washington since 1978,  a 1964 Facel Vega Facel III stored in Northern California since 1974, and an original Fiat Tippolino Garden Car will be sold to settle estates at no reserve … Continue reading

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PICK OF THE DAY: One Family Owner 68,000 Mile Buick Riviera Boattail

From the beginning, the emphasis of the Buick Riviera was on styling, which further dictated how the car was to feel and drive. In the ‘60s, there was the knife-edged coupé, which in 1965 finally got the iconic clamshell headlamps … Continue reading

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