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