Eighties Cars At The 2014 Mecum Kissemmee, Part One

As always, the January auction at Mecum Kissimmee provides much interesting fodder for commentary. I’ll concentrate on the at least fairly stock 1980s cars (and a few trucks) that sold (remember that this is not a no reserve auction) and add some of my opinions. Mecum Kissemmee is a huge event, so I’m going to separate it into two posts—this first covers from Friday to Sunday.

Friday:

  • 1984 brown two-tone Cadillac Seville sedan—$6,000 hammer price.
  • 1980 brown two-tone Lincoln Mark VI Givenchy edition coupe—$5,500
  • 1987 red Chevrolet Corvette coupe—$7,500
  • 1980 red Chevrolet Corvette coupe—$11,000
  • 1986 yellow Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe—$4,500
  • 1984 yellow Alfa Romeo Veloce convertible—$6,000
  • 1983 red Jeep Scrambler CJ-8 pickup truck—$11,000
  • 1984 Firemist Red Buick Riviera convertible—$7,500
  • 1989 blue Jeep Wrangler custom SUV—$15,500
  • 1988 red Chevrolet Corvette convertible—$8,750
  • 1982 red Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan—$5,000
  • 1988 Astral Silver Metallic Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible—$15,000

Saturday:

  • 1989 gold Nissan Pulsar NX coupe with 12,000 miles (is it the nicest Pulsar remaining in the world?)—$6,000
  • 1986 silver Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with 118 miles—at $84,000 the first car in this auction to meet my criteria for serious 1980s collectability of original cars: selling for equal to or above its original base list price. I’ll mark these cars in bold green.
  • 1985 red Chevrolet Corvette coupe with 39,000 miles—$7,500
  • 1986 black Buick Grand National coupe with 30,000 miles—$19,250
  • 1983 yellow Jeep CJ-7 custom SUV—$17,000
  • 1982 Silver Blue/Dark Blue two-tone Chevrolet Corvette coupe with 17,000 miles—$25,500 (interesting to see a non-Collector Edition 1982 hold its money)

Sunday:

  • 1982 Dark Blue Metallic Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe with 7,000 miles—$9,500
  • 1986 white/blue two-tone Cadillac Eldorado coupe with 15,000 miles—$7,250
  • 1985 beige Ford LTD Country Squire wagon—$3,000 (is it worth more than that just for the metal?)
  • 1987 red Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible—$11,000
  • 1985 beige Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper van—$9,750
  • 1988 white Jaguar XJS coupe with 52,000 miles and a flood title—$4,250
  • 1986 red Porsche 944 coupe—$8,250
  • 1988 black  Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan—$11,000
  • 1988 beige Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV with wood paneling—$11,500

What do you think of this year’s results?

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