Eighties Vehicles at the 2015 Mecum Anaheim

Mecum’s November auction in Anaheim included a decent amount of cars 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 1988 Porsche 911 Cabriolet with a factory slant nose, a black interior, and 48,000 miles was a no sale bid up to $110,000) 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.


  • 1984 brown Chevrolet El Camino mild custom pickup truck with a brown interior—$7,250 hammer price
  • 1986 red/tan two-tone Chevrolet Suburban SUV with a tan interior, a 454 cubic inch motor, and (oog) a salvage title—$6,750
  • 1989 blue/white two-tone Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado SUV with a blue interior—$9,000
  • 1982 brown/tan two-tone Chevrolet Suburban SUV with a tan interior,  a 454 cubic inch motor, and 82,000 miles—$6,000. Who was selling all these eighties Chevy SUVs?
  • 1984 blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo coupe with a blue interior—$5,500. It’s unusual to see a non-SS Monte Carlo at auction.
  • 1987 white Jaguar XJ6 sedan with a tan interior and 8,000 miles—$11,000
  • 1983 white Porsche 911SC coupe with a brown interior—$23,000
  • 1984 brown/gold two-tone Chevrolet El Camino pickup truck with a gold interior and 90,000 miles—$5,000
  • 1986 silver Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 Aerocoupe with a gray interior and 18,000 miles—$14,250 is decent money for one of these NASCAR specials.
  • 1988 gray Zimmer Golden Spirit with a gray interior—$13,000 for this Mercury Cougar-based neo-classic.
  • 1986 silver Chevrolet Corvette very custom coupe with a gray interior, a Callaway body kit, and a 383 stroker motor—$26,000
  • 1985 black Porsche 928S coupe with a black interior—$8,000


  • 1980 white Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Turbo Pace Car coupe with a white interior and 40,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1987 black Jeep CJ-7 very custom SUV with a gray interior—$19,500
  • 1988 black Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan with a red interior and 60,000 miles—$25,000
  • 1988 maroon Lincoln Town Car limousine with a maroon interior—$7,000
  • 1985 black Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole custom coupe with a black interior and 67,000 miles—$22,000 would be #3 money if this Ferrari where stock.
  • 1982 white Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with a black interior—$45,000


  • 1980 black Chevrolet Camaro Z28 coupe with a tan interior and 36,000 miles—$15,000 means that this was the only 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’ll mark these vehicles in bold green.
  • 1987 white Porsche 911 Turbo coupe with a black interior and 40,000 miles—at $100,000, by far the highest eighties vehicle sale of the auction, though only about #4 money according to Hagerty’s valuation tools.

Prices were generally low for most cars, though some of the nicest ones brought decent money. What do you think of this auction’s results?


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