Hubcap: 1951 Mercury
Tailfin: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
Rear quarter badge: 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Nose emblem: 1951 Mercury
Hood ornament: 1951 Chevrolet Special Deluxe coupe
1957 Buick Century
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Egg crate grille: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
Name badge: 1959 Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite
‘Ram Air’ intake over 383cidi engine in 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Hood side ornament: 1935 LaFayette
Hood ornament: 1935 LaFayette
1947 Internatioal pickup-based hot rod
Hood badge: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette roadster
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero
Four Peaks provides backdrop for peaked auction tent
‘Split window” Corvette and auction tent reflected in trunk lid of 1951 Cadillac
Hood ornament: 1947 Cadillac
Hood ornament: 1951 Mercury
Grille emblem: 1960 Studebaker Lark
1947 Cadillac,, 1966 Corvette and others await their trip across the block
1977 Pontiac Firebird
Nose emblem: 1951Kaiser
Photos by Larry Edsall
Silver Auctions’ Spring in Arizona sale sent some 180 cars across the block. More than 100 of them were hammered sold, generating $1.475 million (including sales commissions).
Do the math and that figures out to an average transaction price of $14,469.
The most expensive purchase at the auction was $54,000 for a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette roadster. A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible went for $52,920.
On the other hand, there were plenty of cars that sold for four figures.
High bids of the auction were $72,000 for a 1964 Corvette coupe and $66,000 for a 1940 Ford convertible, though neither of those figures met the owners’ reserve price. The sell-through rate was 56 percent.
Silver’s next auction is April 11-12 at Portland, Ore.