Eighties Cars At The 2016 Mecum Kissimmee, Part One

The January auction at Mecum Kissimmee that kicks off the auction year always provides some interesting fodder for commentary. I’ll concentrate on the at least fairly stock 1980s cars and trucks that sold (remember that this is not a no reserve auction—a white 1986 Ferrari Testarossa coupe with a tan interior and 16,000 miles that was a Miami Vice “hero” car was a no sale bid up to $475,000) and add some of my opinions. Mecum Kissemmee is a huge event (about 3,000 vehicles), so I’m going to separate it into two posts—this first covers from Friday to Tuesday (with no auctions on Monday).

Friday:
  • 1980 red/silver two-tone Chevrolet El Camino custom pickup truck with a black interior—$13,500 hammer price.
  • 1985 bronze Volkswagen Westfalia Camper van with a pearl interior, automatic transmission, and factory air conditioning—$6,500
  • 1984 blue Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible with a tan interior and 46,000 miles—$11,500 for this attractive car.
  • 1988 white Chevrolet K5 Blazer SUV with a gray interior—$10,000
  • 1987 burgundy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS coupe with a burgundy interior and 4,900 miles—at $16,500, the highest eighties vehicle sale of Friday and 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’ll mark these vehicles in bold green.
  • 1985 light ivory Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible with a navy interior and 68,000 miles—$13,000
  • 1988 white Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a tan interior and 68,000 miles—$11,500
  • 1981 red Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a light tan interior and 84,000 miles—$9,000
  • 1986 red Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a red interior and 44,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1988 gray/black two-tone Chevrolet K5 Blazer mild custom SUV with a silver interior—$12,000
  • 1986 blue Buick Regal T-Type coupe with a blue interior—$9,000
  • 1982 yellow Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible with a brown interior—$9,500
  • 1981 gray Chevrolet Camaro Z28 custom coupe with a red interior—$12,500
Saturday:
  • 1988 blue Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet with a blue interior and 26,000 miles—$55,000
  • 1986 red Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z coupe with a red interior and 15,000 miles—$21,000
  • 1987 burgundy Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS coupe with a burgundy interior—$9,000 for this car shows that the range between driver and low-mileage near-perfection as being $7,500 when it comes to an eighties Monte SS.
  • 1985 blue Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz coupe with a blue interior and 45,000 miles—$10,500. If only the sharp-looking Eldorados of this era had a more appealing engine than the fraught HT4100 4.1 liter V8.
  • 1982 gray American Motors Deuce Cargo custom truck with a black interior—$17,500
  • 1981 white Toyota BJ-40 Land Cruiser SUV with a gray interior and 12,000 miles—$38,500
  • 1989 black Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a saddle interior and 19,000 miles—$16,000
  • 1989 desert taupe Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a tan interior and 30,000 miles—$28,000
  • 1986 white Lincoln Mark VII coupe with a red interior—$4,500
  • 1987 red Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a black interior and 6,500 miles—$57,000 is good money for a 560SL, even with very low miles. Hagerty’s valuation tools see this as between #1 and #2 money; it was the highest eighties vehicle sale of Saturday.
  • 1985 red Chevrolet Silverado custom pickup truck with a black interior and the 454 rat motor—$14,000
  • 1986 purple Chevrolet El Camino very custom pickup truck with a white interior—$16,000
  • 1980 white Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a red interior and 19,000 miles—$12,500
  • 1980 platinum metallic Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition coupe with a platinum interior—$55,000
  • 1987 white GMC Sierra 1500 custom pickup truck with a blue interior—$19,500
  • 1989 black Mini Cooper coupe with a black interior—$18,000
  • 1986 red AMC Jeep CJ-7 SUV with a red/black interior—$21,000
  • 1986 blue Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 with a blue interior—$5,000 for this rather beat-up looking example.
  • 1989 blue Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a tan interior—$8,250
  • 1984 black Dodge Ramcharger custom SUV with a black interior—$19,500
  • 1986 white Chevrolet Corvette coupe with incorrect white leather seats (the rest of the interior is bronze) and the 4+3 manual transmission—$5,500
Sunday:
  • 1988 red Pontiac Fiero Formula coupe with gray interior and 18,000 miles—$10,500
  • 1984 white Chevrolet S10 very custom pickup truck—$5,000
  • 1982 red Chevrolet Corvette custom coupe—$8,000
  • 1987 black/gray two-tone Chevrolet El Camino custom pickup truck with a gray interior—$8,500
  • 1987 blue Alfa-Romeo Spider Veloce convertible with a gray interior—$9,500
  • 1986 gold Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a tan interior and 60,000 miles—$13,000
  • 1987 silver Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a gray interior—$13,000
  • 1983 white Jaguar XJS coupe with a tan interior and 53,000 miles—$4,500
Tuesday:
  • 1986 white Tiffany Classic coupe with a white interior and 19,000 miles—$19,000 for this Mercury Cougar-based neo-classic.
  • 1980 yellow Austin Mini 1000 with a black interior—$10,000
  • 1984 light blue/medium blue two-tone Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a blue interior—$5,750
  • 1986 white/brown two-tone Ford Bronco XLT SUV with a tan interior and 89,000 miles—$3,900
  • 1986 maroon/silver two-tone Chevrolet El Camino mild custom pickup truck with a maroon and silver interior—$7,000
  • 1987 black Buick Grand National coupe with a gray interior and 35,000 miles—$22,000 makes this the highest eighties vehicle sale of Monday.
  • 1989 blue Lincoln Mark VII LSC coupe with a blue interior and 28,000 miles—an ouch! at $3,750. Mark VII’s certainly have not caught on …
  • 1985 gold Porsche 944 coupe with a gold interior and 55,000 miles—$8,000
  • 1982 light blue/medium blue two-tone Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a blue interior—$9,000
  • 1981 silver Datsun 280ZX coupe with a blue interior and 29,000 miles—$15,000. Are the early 80s Z cars finally actually collectible?
  • 1980 red Jeep CJ-5 SUV with a tan interior—$18,500
  • 1980 blue Ford Mustang GT mild custom fastback with a black and blue interior—$3,500

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