2015 Raleigh Classic Auction



The number of collector car auctions held across the country seems to be growing each year. Some are run by large auction companies, with major name recognition, while others are hosted by smaller, more locally-known auction houses. There's no doubt it is exciting to watch as high-end muscle cars or European classics hammer down for outrageous bucks. But, it's also fun to see a collection of American Iron that may not necessarily set auction records, but nonetheless represent some of the finest examples of mostly original and well-maintained classics


If you're looking for one of those auctions where you can see hundreds of Detroit’s best classics, the Raleigh Classic auction, in the city by the same name, is the one for you. It’s as though all the “survivor” cars from the '40s to the '80s come together here to find a new owner. This year, the Raleigh Classic showcased 300 original or restored-to-original-condition classics, many with low mileage and loaded with factory options, as well as a few prewar and late model collectibles at their two-day event. The top sellers were a pair of Buick Roadmaster convertibles (1947 and 1957). These gems, along with several other standout classics at the event, are highlighted below.


1947 Buick Roadmaster Convertible (left) and 1957 Buick Roadmaster Convertible (right)


The 1947 highly-documented Roadmaster Convertible, with only 5,092 miles since new, sold for $125,000. The 1957 very original Roadmaster, with 75,438 miles, sold for $105,000.



1948 Packard Station Wagon


This all original Packard, which spent 30 years in a New York museum and has only 35,000 miles on the odometer, received a high bid of $50,000.



1953 Cadillac Series 62


This 100% original 1953 Cadillac Series 62, with only 19,517 miles, received high bid of $29,000. It's a true time capsule example of cars from the post war era.



1955 Ford Sunliner


This highly optioned, professionally restored example of the special order “Bumble Bee” factory color combo sold for $65,000.



1957 Dodge D-100 Pickup


Complete restoration of a rust free truck with a 315 V8 and 3 speed push button selector received high bid of $29,000.



1959 Pontiac Catalina Convertible


This very rare 389 tri-power Pontiac convertible, which underwent a detailed restoration, sold for $46,000.



1959 Chevy Impala Parkwood station Wagon


Restored to show room condition, this rare premium station wagon sold for $51,000.



1957 Ford Skyliner retractable hardtop


An expertly restored original E-Code (dual 4-barrels) Skyliner, with a smooth operating top, sold for $52,000.



For more photos of the cars at the 2015 Raleigh Classic, see our Gallery and to learn about the next event checkout their web site.