GAA Classic Cars Summer Auction in Greensboro
Held for three days at the “Palace” in Greensboro, GAA Classic Cars Auction showcased more than 580 cars sold to the highest bidder, many offered at no reserve. Onsite buyers, combined with strong remote bidding, contributed to a reported 83% sell-through rate. Classic car auctions are few and far between this year, so it’s exciting when we hear of one that we can attend close to home. Although not open to spectators this year, we were lucky enough to join the bidders and consigners at the “Palace” to watch some very special classics cross the auction stage. Here’s a recap of some of the more interesting vehicles on the docket.
Our “Great 8” Vehicles
Our list of star cars include vintage blue-chip cars, as well as a brand new 2020 mid-engine Corvette.
1958 Corvette Custom Show Car
This first generation restomod Corvette is a real show stopper. Built on an Art Morrison chassis and featuring a Ram Jet Engine and Tremi 5-speed tranny. It has a custom-leather interior, Dakota Digital Gauges, Vintage A/C, 20” Ridler Wheels, and comes with 2 tops. The color is “Fine Mist Prizm.”
1958 Corvette Custom Show Car Sold for $83,0001958 Corvette Custom Show Car Sold for $83,000
1958 Pontiac Booneville Convertible Tri-power
Convertibles are always popular, and this one is a real beauty. Decked out in black, with plenty of chrome and silver interior, this Pontiac Bonneville has a 370 CID 300 HP engine, automatic transmission, AM pushbutton radio, and power top, brakes, steering, an antenna.
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Tri-Power Sold for $90,0001958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Tri-Power Sold for $90,000
2020 Corvette Stingray
This mid-engine Corvette includes the unique rear spoiler along with brake, suspension, and exhaust upgrades, as well as high-tech options, like the upgraded 14-speaker Bose stereo, front curb view camera, rear camera mirror, performance data and video recorder, heated steering wheel, wireless charging, power heated mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert, and side blind zone alert.
2020 Corvette Stingray Sold for $100,0002020 Corvette Stingray Sold for $100,000
1969 Shelby GT500
This candy apple red Shelby, with black interior has clocked only 52,000 actual miles since new, with less than 2,000 miles since its complete nut & bolt rotisserie restoration. It has a 428-4V Cobra Jet engine, power steering, AM radio, and 4-speed transmission. The original Shelby invoice and work order and Deluxe Marti Report are included with sale.
1969 Shelby GT500 Received High Bid of $93,0001969 Shelby GT500 Received High Bid of $93,000
1968 Shelby GT350
One of the last true Shelby pony cars, this GT350 has the 302 4V engine and desirable 4-speed manual transmission. It has power steering, power front disc brakes, and the all-correct Shelby goodies unique to this premium Mustang. This Wimbledom White Fastback was formally part of the Rick Hendrick Heritage Center Collection.
1968 Shelby GT350 Sold for $100,0001968 Shelby GT350 Sold for $100,000
1958 Chevy Impala Convertible
Judged to be one of the best in the country, this Impala Bel Air drop top is an Antique Automobile Club of America National first prize winner. It has a 348 Turbo-Thrust V8 engine/250 horsepower and “three-on-the-tree”. Also it features a power top, power steering, and the all-important air conditioning. The perfect car for a run to the local Tasty Freeze or just cruising the boulevard.
1958 Chevrolet Impala Sold for $108,0001958 Chevrolet Impala Sold for $108,000
1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Skyliner
One of the stars of the auction with more moving parts than a Swiss army knife was Ford’s early convertible hardtop, the Skyliner. This two-tone beauty received a complete nut and bolt restoration by the master himself, Jerry Miller, who specializes in these mechanical wonders. The quality of the restoration caught the attention of several buyers, resulting in a bidding war that ended when the hammer fell at $106,000. This sale may very well have set a new record for this model.
1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Skyliner Sold for $106,0001959 Ford Galaxie 500 Skyliner Sold for $106,000
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
The Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, the ultimate luxury car in the late ‘50s, was the most expensive car of its day. This Brougham, which was the last one off the assembly line sporting the signature stainless steel top and suicide rear doors, had all the available power options, as well as unique personal accessories, such as drink tumblers with magnetic bases, a cigarette case, and a perfume atomizer.
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Sold for $91,0001958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Sold for $91,000
All sale prices are hammer prices.