Eighties Cars At The 2015 Mecum Seattle

Mecum’s short two day June auction in Seattle included a few cars and trucks from the 1980s. As always, I’ll concentrate on the cars and trucks that actually sold (remember that this is not a no reserve auction—a white 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition coupe with 24,000 miles was bid up to $200,000) and add some of my opinions. Where I have covered the specific year and model of a car in this blog, I link to it.

Friday:

  • 1980 black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe—at a $13,000 hammer price, the first vehicle in this auction is also the first vehicle 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’ll mark these vehicles in bold green.
  • 1984 silver Jeep Scrambler custom pickup truck—$18,500
  • 1987 gray Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas sedan—$6,500
  • 1981 yellow Chevrolet K10 custom pickup truck—$19,500
  • 1989 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck—an ouch! at $5,500.
  • 1982 silver Porsche-based Alfa Romeo replica roadster with no door handles or windshield wipers—$23,000
  • 1989 blue Ford Bronco SUV—$7,500

Saturday:

  • 1986 white Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV—$26,000
  • 1980 red Ferrari 308 GTSi coupe—$54,000. According to Hagerty’s valuation tools, all the money for a 1980 GTSi in #1 condition is $63,600.
  • 1988 red Porsche 930 Turbo coupe—at $57,500, the highest eighties vehicle sale of this auction, but not quite covering the original sticker price.

What do you think of this auction’s results?

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