Hood ornament: 1951 Mercury
Hood ornament: 1947 Cadillac
1947 Cadillac,, 1966 Corvette and others await their trip across the block
Hood ornament: 1935 LaFayette
Grille emblem: 1960 Studebaker Lark
‘Ram Air’ intake over 383cidi engine in 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Egg crate grille: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero
Rear quarter badge: 1970 Dodge Super Bee
Hubcap: 1951 Mercury
1947 Internatioal pickup-based hot rod
Nose emblem: 1951 Mercury
Hood side ornament: 1935 LaFayette
Hood ornament: 1951 Chevrolet Special Deluxe coupe
Hood badge: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette roadster
‘Split window” Corvette and auction tent reflected in trunk lid of 1951 Cadillac
Four Peaks provides backdrop for peaked auction tent
1977 Pontiac Firebird
Nose emblem: 1951Kaiser
Tailfin: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado
Name badge: 1959 Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite
1957 Buick Century
1964 Chevrolet Corvette
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.