Eighties Cars At The 2015 Auctions America Auburn Spring

Auctions America’s spring 2015 auction at Auburn completed on May 9th. I’ll concentrate on the 1980s cars and trucks that actually sold (remember that this is not an all no reserve auction—a red 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet was bid up to $65,000) and add some of my opinions.

Friday:

  • 1980 yellow Dodge Omni 024 DeTomaso hatchback with four-speed manual transmission—$200 hammer price for this truly sad looking car.
  • 1987 black/silver two-tone Shelby CSX hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$250
  • 1981 silver Dodge Omni 024 DeTomaso hatchback with four-speed manual transmission—$400
  • 1982 blue/silver two-tone Dodge Shelby Charger prototype drag car with supercharger and four-speed manual transmission sold on bill of sale—$200
  • 1985 black Dodge Omni GLH hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$550
  • 1987 blue/silver two-tone Buick Riviera T-Type coupe—an ouch! at $200; they were a hundred times that when new.
  • 1983 red Dodge Shelby Charger race car sold on bill of sale—$550
  • 1984 white Dodge Daytona race car sold on bill of sale—$500
  • 1989 red Plymouth Sundance RS Turbo hatchback—$450
  • 1989 red Shelby CSX hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$3,700
  • 1986 silver Buick Skyhawk T-Type hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$500 for one of the semi-forgotten T-Types.
  • 1983 gold Plymouth Turismo hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$650
  • 1987 red Dodge Shelby Lancer hatchback—$1,800
  • 1980 red/black two-tone Dodge Omni 024 DeTomaso hatchback with four-speed manual transmission—$325
  • 1983 silver Dodge Charger hatchback—$1,900
  • 1987 black Dodge Shelby Charger GLHS hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$1,000
  • 1986 blue Dodge Omni GLH hatchback with turbocharged engine and five-speed manual transmission—$1,400
  • 1981 red/black two-tone Dodge Omni 024 Charger hatchback with four-speed manual transmission—$900
  • 1983 white Dodge Shelby Charger race car sold on bill of sale—$2,300
  • 1986 yellow Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z custom hatchback—$6,300
  • 1984 silver Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible—$4,900
  • 1984 tan/brown two-tone Ford Bronco XLT SUV with 22,000 miles—at $15,000 the first vehicle in this auction to meet my criteria for serious 1980s collectability of original cars or trucks: selling for equal to or above its original base list price. I mark these vehicles with bold green.
  • 1980 brown Jeep CJ5 Wrangler Renegade SUV with four-speed manual transmission $18,000
  • 1984 gray Avanti coupe—$10,000
  • 1988 white Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan—$13,000
  • 1984 gray Buick LeSabre Limited coupe—$3,500
  • 1982 red Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible—$8,250
  • 1981 blue Mercedes-Benz 380SLC coupe—$3,100
  • 1985 red Porsche 944 custom hatchback with five-speed manual transmission—$6,250

Saturday:

  • 1983 gray Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme sedan—$2,400
  • 1984 silver Dodge Shelby Charger hatchback—$4,000
  • 1985 black Chevrolet Corvette mild custom hatchback—$4,250
  • 1986 black Dodge Omni GLHS hatchback with 9,000 miles—$15,000
  • 1989 red Shelby CSX hatchback with five-speed manual transmission and 46,000 miles—$4,400
  • 1986 black Dodge Omni GLHS hatchback—$8,600
  • 1988 blue Jeep Wagoneer Limited SUV—$12,750
  • 1982 white Ferrari 308 GTBi coupe—$53,000
  • 1987 black Buick GNX coupe with 119 miles—at $100,000, by far the highest eighties vehicle sale of this auction.

This auction was most notable for the incredible profusion of 1980s front-wheel drive Mopar sporty cars—some really nice, some really ratty.

What do you think of this auction’s results?

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