• Jan 30, 2005

When I look at what some cars sold for at this week's Barrett-Jackson auction it just blows my mind. The Harley Earl F-88 (Olds' Corvette) one-off concept went for over three mill. Here's some other shockers: 1953 Corvette $594,000 (with only 3 miles on the speedo), the matching 2003 Corvette $297,000 (VIN# matches the '53), 1970 Hemi Superbird $307,800, and a FAKE '71 Hemi Challenger went for $101,520. A faker! There's just too much money in classic cars anymore. I guess there are a lot of rich baby-boomers that want their youth back.

Olds F-88 Link

All auction cars selling price link





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      • 10 Years Ago
      Uh, simple. You take a Challenger that didn't come from the factory with a Hemi. You put a Hemi in it. The numbers don't match, it is fake.
      • 10 Years Ago
      How about this one: 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 GULLWING 'RECREATION' $264600 Over a quarter-million for a fake gullwing!!!
      • 9 Years Ago
      I watch the auction too, it was crasy, but the guy who purchased this car was just the bidder and the cars he bought is for a new car Museum in Colorado. He purchased 5 cars thursday to saturday for the new museum. What a bid including $240,000 commission.
      • 10 Years Ago
      How can you have a FAKE Hemi Challenger?
      • 10 Years Ago
      Looks like I was right.... just ran accross this story which confirms it http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/02-01-2005/0002942076&EDATE=
      • 10 Years Ago
      Looks like I was right.... just ran accross this story which confirms it http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/02-01-2005/0002942076&EDATE=
      • 10 Years Ago
      I watch the auction too, it was crasy, but the guy who purchased this car was just the bidder and the cars he bought is for a new car Museum in Colorado. He purchased 5 cars thursday to saturday for the new museum. What a bid including $240,000 commission.
      • 10 Years Ago
      i watched it, it was crazy... the guy started crying after winning the auction. jebus. >.<
      • 10 Years Ago
      I would cry too if I just spent $3 Million on a car. I felt sorry for the 1958 Chevy Corvette with the retractable hardtop that ran immediately after what I now call THE CAR. The Speed Channel broke for ads right after the sale of THE CAR and they lost a lot of momentum, as a result. OK, so other than the retractable hardtop, the car was not extraordinary, but I just think that if we had gone straight to the next sale, it would have brought a good deal more than $315,000 -- there was that kind of buzz going on. As to the price of THE CAR, don't forget, there's a sell fee on top of the $3.24 M price & buy fee. Yep, Craig Jackson has to be a very happy guy at the moment. I wonder if he's come back down yet.