DID YOU SEE HOW MUCH THAT WENT FOR?
WE TAKE IN THE SITES AT BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE 2018 AND PICK OUR 10 CARS THAT REPRESENT THE AUCTION.
We take in the sites at Barrett-jackson Scottsdale 2018 and pick our 10 cars that represent the auction.
Mopar performance cars are hot and always stand out in a crowd of muscle cars. And no matter the model year or era, the topic of “did you see how much that went for” is one that car guys love to talk about. So when the Barrett-jackson Scottsdale 2018 Auction came around this year, we jumped at the chance to attend.
When we arrived in Scottsdale we found more than 100 Mopars ready to cross the block. As Mopar guys, this was obviously like a candy store for us. The rows were packed with Road Runners, Chargers, ’Cudas, Challengers, and much more. Although there were so many great examples, we’ve chosen 10 of them to highlight and show some of their interesting features and value. Surprisingly, the prices ranged from very affordable to pretty impressive. We’ve also included a photo gallery of many more on moparmuscle. com. We can definitely say that there are bargains to find at the Barrett-jackson auction, especially earlier in the week.
Priced at an affordable $24,200, Drew from Colorado bought this ’66 Coronet 500 with its 383 B-engine and 833A four-speed transmission. The Coronet is painted in Viper Red and includes an 8 3/4 Sure-grip rear with freeway-friendly 3.23 gears.
The interior features a factory center console, four-speed shifter, and factory tachometer. It sounds very cool too with its headers and new dual Flowmaster exhaust.
In today’s world, paint and bodywork alone can easily top $20,000. Add to that the price of a project car that needs everything that typically can cost $12,000 to $15,000. This ’71 Dodge Challenger custom R/T recreation went for just $33,000 and is from California with a 383ci V-8 engine and four-speed 833 manual transmission. Plus, this car has just been totally restored. The paint is new and wears its original Green Go color and features an R/T hood. This ’71 Challenger is set off with its new set of Foose wheels and Nitto tires.
Plymouth Dusters are always cool, and this one sold for a noteworthy price $48,400, and represents an extremely high-quality restoration that we don’t always see on A-bodies. The engine is a 340 and even includes that as-optioned three-speed manual trans with the floor-mounted shifter. Other factory options included that rear Go Wing Spoiler, Rallye dash, and factory tachometer.
We love winged cars and although $286,000 is way up there for most of us, it’s definitely fun to check this Alpine White Plymouth Superbird out. This one features the “V” code 440ci six-barrel and has recently undergone a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. This car has tons of documentation, including two buildsheets and a matching-numbers drivetrain. This vehicle comes with a Wise Inspection report, and has received an almost perfect score of 1.25. This is one of just 308 Superbirds produced with a 440 six-barrel, four-speed manual transmission combination.
This ’08 Challenger sold for $44,000 and is the first Mr. Norms Challenger ever built, VIN #0001. It has custom paint and wheels and is powered by a supercharged eight-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. It also feature Hotchkis suspension items. The interior is all-custom. This car was featured in several car magazines including our sister publication, Muscle Car. And the car has only 6,000 miles on the odometer.
The ’64 Plymouth Sport Furys are some of the hottest-looking Mopars around, and this one sold for
$52,800. It features the rare 426ci
365 hp (hydraulic cam) with a single carburetor. The entire car has undergone a complete restoration recently. The car basically includes its original drivetrain and Torqueflite automatic. The car also features its original interior design with console, and trim colors on factory bucket seats. One of the best features of this body style is the wrap-around rear window and cantilevered C-pillars.
For $38,500 you can walk away with a lot of value in a ’70 Road Runner finished for this price. This one is powered by the 335hp 383ci engine and Torqueflite transmission.
Power steering makes it easy to turn and the In-violet Metallic paint (although not original) makes it look awesome. This car is even documented with its original broadcast sheet. This car featured the original front bench seat and a very original engine compartment.
Although the price of this car is getting up there, for the money ($110,000) you’re getting quite an impressive investment. This perfectly restored ‘Cuda features a verified original, 440ci six-barrel engine and New Process four-speed manual transmission, and a date-correct Dana 60 rearend with 4.10 gears. Painted in Lime Light Green, options include a special front bumper, color-keyed mirrors, and the original Shaker hood system. A current Dave Wise report gives this vehicle an overall high rating of 1.5.
Back in the late ’70s and early ’80s The Dukes of Hazzard TV program was just about everyone’s favorite show to watch for car jumps and chases. This ’69 Charger was a big hit at the auction for $66,000. It featured the original 383ci high-performance engine and Torqueflite trans. Of course, it also included the famous musical horn. This car also featured a black interior with factory bucket seats, gauges, console, and power front disc brakes.
This looks like a pretty fun car to drive for just $28,600. The ’68 383ci Dodge Dart with a factory four-speed transmission were some of the more rare cars produced during the era. This one had factory bucket seats, factory console, aftermarket gauges, traction bars, and headers to improve the driving experience. It also had the factory heavy-duty suspension and larger brakes. The original build sheet was also included.