2018 Raleigh Classic Spring Auction



June 22, 2018 -- The Raleigh Classic, held at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC, is where good old southern hospitality meets fast paced auction block bidding.   More than 300 vehicles were offered for sale in this two-day auction, featuring low-mileage collector cars.   Many of them are original, unrestored finds, while others have been returned to showroom condition or better.   Each year, car enthusiasts look forward to the late spring edition of the Raleigh Classic, where they've become accustomed to expect the unexpected - automotive gems around every corner.  Here are some of the automobiles that crossed the auction block, including the top six sales.

Top 6 Sales
Year Make Model Price*
1963 Ford Galaxie 500 (R-Code/427) $129,600
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury $105,300
1974 Jaguar XKE $99,900
1952 Buick Woody $89,640
1966 Austin Healey 3000 $89,640
1947 Mercury Woody $89,640


1963 Ford Galaxie 500 (R-Code/427) Sold for $129,600 1959 Plymouth Sports Fury Sold for $105,300 1974 Jaguar XKE Sold for $99,900 1952 Buick Woody Sold for $89,640 1966 Austin Healey 3000 Sold for $89,640 1947 Mercury Woody Sold for $89,640
Low-Mileage Vehicles

Low mileage cars are always in abundance at any Raleigh Classic auction, and the spring event was no exception.   Here is a sample of vehicles that have been sparingly used.

1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk, <font color=red>15,000 Miles</font>, Received High Bid of $50,000 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII, <font color=red>147 Miles</font>, Sold for $29,160 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, <font color=red>3,000 Miles</font>, sold for $26,190 1973 Chevy C30 Flatbed, <font color=red>620 Miles</font>, Sold for $15,560 1966 Chevy C10, <font color=red>13,000 Miles</font>, Received High bid of $16,000 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V, <font color=red>538 Miles</font>, Sold for $18,900 1954 Cadillac Series 62, <font color=red>47,000 Miles</font>, Received High Bid of $44,500 1953 MG TD 1250 CC Roadster, <font color=red>39,500 Miles</font>, Sold for $19,440 1940 Ford Deluxe, <font color=red>39,000 Miles</font>, Received High Bid of $39,000 1954 Cadillac Eldorado, <font color=red>37,000 Miles</font>, Sold for $62,100 1933 Ford Boydster III, <font color=red>574 Miles</font>, Sold for $45,900
Woody Lineup

It wasn’t hard to find a wood-trimmed car at this auciton.   There were both Ford and Mercury Woodys, as well as a couple of Woodys from GM.   There was even a Chrysler Woody in the mix.   Here are more of these fun times rides in addition to those already listed above.

A Group of Ford and Mercury Woodys 1941 Mercury Woody Sold for $72,900 1935 Ford Woody Sold for $54,000 1936 Ford Woody Sold for $51,300 1940 Buick Woody Estate Wagon Received High Bid of $87,500 1946 Mercury Woody Sold for $58,320 1947 Ford Woody Sold for $37,800 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Received High Bid of $60,000 1949 Mercury Woody Sold for $34,560 1934 Ford Received High Bid of $55,000
Other Eye-Catching Cars

Here are some of the other great vehicles that were on the auction docket.

1959 Thunderbird Sold for $42,120 1963 Corvette Received High Bid of $132,500 1938 LaSalle Series 50 Sold for $58,320 1940 LaSalle Convertible Sold for $32,940 1951 Packard 250 Convertible Received High Bid of $40,000 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Received High Bid of $37,500 1957 Dodge Custom Royal F-500 Convertible Received High Bid of $48,000 1957 Ford Skyliner Sold Received High Bid of $60,000 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Sold for $62,100 1971 Jaguar XKE Sold for $58,320 1974 Chevrolet Nova Sold for $19,980 1956 Mercury Montclair Sold for $17,280 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Sold for $8,370 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Received High Bid of $50,000 (Sold in Post Sale) 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby Received High Bid of $40,000 1962 Ford Thunderbird Received High Bid of $27,000 1964 Ford Galaxie Received High Bid of $16,000 1947 GMC Pickup Received High Bid of $15,000 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarittz Received High Bid of $75,000 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Sold for $27,540 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible Received High Bid of $65,000 1949 Buick Super Convertible Sold for $82,080 1935 DeSoto Air Stream Received High Bid of $42,500


2018 Raleigh Classic Pre-Show

 

 

* All sales prices include buyer’s commission.