Eighties Cars At The 2015 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

This year’s Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction included a good number of interesting vehicles. As usual, I’ll concentrate on the 1980s cars (and some trucks) that sold 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.

  • 1989 red Jaguar XJS mild custom coupe with a tan interior—$5,000 hammer price.
  • 1981 white Lincoln Continental Mark VI mild custom coupe with a red interior—an ouch! at $3,500.
  • 1989 red Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas sedan with a beige interior—$4,750
  • 1982 orange GMC Sierra custom pickup truck with a black interior—$7,000
  • 1987 black Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce convertible with a black interior—$6,000
  • 1984 burgandy Chevrolet El Camino custom pickup truck with a red interior—$6,500
  • 1985 metallic gray Chevrolet Corvette coupe with gray interior—$5,500
  • 1980 yellow International Scout SUV with a tan interior and 50,000 miles—$10,500
  • 1981 tan Datsun B210 SL hatchback with a tan interior, a five-speed manual transmission, and 20,000 miles—$10,700
  • 1987 blue Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 convertible with a gray interior—$8,000
  • 1989 blue Jaguar XJS convertible with a blue interior and 31,000 miles—$8,000
  • 1982 blue Porsche 928 coupe with a blue interior and 37,000 miles—$14,500
  • 1981 green Jeep Scrambler custom pickup truck with a tan interior—$16,000
  • 1984 silver Mercedes-Benz 300D limousine with a blue interior—$11,000
  • 1986 brown Jeep CJ-7 custom SUV with a black interior—$20,000
  • 1984 bronze Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a brown interior and 37,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1980 red Jeep CJ-7 Renegade SUV with a black interior—$7,500
  • 1988 red Pontiac Firebird Formula coupe with a gray interior, the 350 cubic inch TPI engine, and 19,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1984 red Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe with a black interior—$2,750
  • 1981 white Oldsmobile Cutlass coupe with a red interior and 3,400 miles—$7,000
  • 1982 silver beige Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition coupe with a silver beige interior—$11,000
  • 1981 silver Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 custom coupe with a red interior—$23,000
  • 1985 red Ferrari 400i custom coupe with a tan interior and a Chevrolet small black—$45,000
  • 1988 red Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a tan interior—$11,000
  • 1981 orange Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta custom coupe with a black interior—$5,500
  • 1987 black Dodge Shelby Charge GHLS coupe with a silver interior and 11,000 miles—$8,500
  • 1984 white Ford Mustang 20th Anniversary convertible with a red interior—$10,000
  • 1986 red Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a red interior and 47,000 miles—$9,000
  • 1987 black Buick Grand National coupe with a gray interior—$17,000
  • 1988 silver blue Porsche 911 Carrera convertible with a silver blue interior and 79,000 miles—$35,500
  • 1987 black Buick GNX with a black interior and 1,200 miles—at $82,000 the first eighties 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. This was also the highest eighties car or truck sale of the auction.
  • 1989 red Ford Econoline custom van with a red interior—$12,500
  • 1984 tan/white two-tone Ford F-150 pickup truck with a tan interior and 34,000 miles—$5,000
  • 1981 gold Chevrolet C-10 custom pickup truck with a tan interior—$8,000

Prices for all cars didn’t seem very strong at this auction—or for that matter at Reno Tahoe, but some eighties cars and trucks did okay. What do you think of this year’s results?

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