In the last two installments I detailed out what cars I was initially interested in from the two auction sites. This time around, we will explore a selection of others that hold some interest as well. Let’s explore the rest of the yards for the treasures within.
As you may have noticed, next to the yellow 1975 Camaro there were two other F-bodies, but newer. First up is a 1985 Chevrolet Camaro which was in much nicer shape than the 1975 one. Paint was a bit shabby, but it had aftermarket wheels and the overall condition was pretty ok. From what I recall this was a 305cid V8 and automatic.
If you prefer your third generation F-body more in the Pontiac variety, we have a 1983 Pontiac Firebird here. This one was actually in quite decent shape. Equipped with a 305cid V8 and automatic it is well worth reviving. Just not for me.
How about a pair of Taurus SHOs? One was a five speed manual while the other was an automatic. These were marked parts cars only, unfortunately.
While a little dirty, these are still one of the best looking modern intake manifolds.
This 1986 Mercedes 300 SDL looks pretty decent, does it not? Anyone care to guess the mileage? Scroll down for the answer.
This one had racked up an impressive 512,049 kms. It had been smoked in during that time, so not for me, but reviving a high miler like this is likely foolhardy.
The Jeep hiding behind is a 1989 Comanche pickup truck that definitely has appeal. It had the desirable five speed manual but unfortunately it appeared to have out of province registration status and high (not quite Mercedes high) mileage.
Here is a 1987 Volkswagen Fox wagon, which is not a common sight around here anymore. This one sported a slightly old school four speed manual transmission. There were a few small pieces missing in the interior but a solid looking car overall. Bonus points for gold rims.
This 1963 Pontiac Parisienne sedan looked like it may have been someone’s parts car at some point, with most of the front chrome gone.
This 1984 Buick Skylark station wagon sported a four cylinder engine teamed to an automatic transmission. According to the owner, it had made a road trip to Utah and back not too many years ago.
Here is a rare and unique car, a 1989 Buick Reatta, down on its luck. This one has made its way through town with a several different owners. About five years back it was at a local used car dealership with a top dollar price tag. Then fell into disrepair somehow. It is apparently in need of some engine/electrical work and now without keys. Semi-recently the driver’s side window got broken along the way and the interior has been left open to the weather, doing it no favors.
This front end body style of this 1970 Chevrolet Impala is less seen these days. It appeared to be a solid car and would have made a nice project, but on the big side for me. I realize that seems silly given my interest in the 1995 Cadillac from part one, but at least that does not need painted.
This 1970 Dodge D300 was equipped with a V8 and manual gearbox. It appeared to have had a cube box on the rear by the looks of the remaining structure out back.
This 1970 Datsun pickup truck looked rough, with the driver’s side fender and the grille missing completely, but oddly the box was remarkably rust free. It had a new looking carburetor but missing spark plug wires. Odd.
A two door 1967 Plymouth Fury II that I did not look all that closely at. There were a few motorbikes and ATVs behind it in a cage for some reason.
Back at the other lot they had a few classics as well in addition to the mostly modern stuff. This 1973 Volkswagen Beetle was in pretty decent shape overall. Volkswagen folks can be a funny lot sometimes, and I figured it would go above my price threshold. Spoiler alert; it sold for $4,739.44 including buyer’s premium and tax despite a missing passenger side window.
This 1981 Jeep CJ7 was certainly a draw but missing a windshield and both doors. The story on this one was that it had been used on a local farm for several years before being sold to the car dealership. Like the Volkswagen, I figured it would go for bigger bucks than I was prepared to pay.
Among some of the more interesting modern cars, there were four pony cars. Two Camaros from the nineties, both sporting V6 engines. One was a five speed and the other an automatic. The automatic had been fitted with a nitrous system and the manual car (pictured) had been sitting for at least a decade on the lot. It was no doubt a really nice car at one point.
On the Ford side there was this 1992 Mustang with the 2.3L four cylinder engine paired to an automatic transmission. I remembered this one sitting near the Fiero my son had bought. It was remarkable for the rather low 84k kms on it. There was also a 2001 V6/auto Mustang as well, but it appears I was not even interested enough to take a photo of it. The 1974 Ford Ranchero next it came from the same estate as the 1995 Cadillac in part one, but was not a part of the auction.
A pair of matching 1991 Dodge Stealth ES sports cars is not a common sight. One had a salvage title, so made sense as a parts car to the other. Both were non-turbo cars but were equipped with a five speed manual transmission.
Rounding out the rest of the interesting cars were a 1967 Chrysler Newport Custom, 2002 Chevrolet Tracker, 2003 Toyota Celica GT, 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, and 2008 Nissan Altima coupe (V6, 6spd). The rest were more like the photo above.
So that wraps up the selection of vehicles at the auction that I am going highlight. As I mentioned in the first installment, it did not go completely to plan but I did snag myself at least one vehicle. My good friend Rod also bagged himself a bargain vehicle. Feel free to speculate what I might have bought in the comments, as the purchase will be revealed next.