Eighties Vehicles at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Northeast

Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Northeast auction at the Mohegun Sun casino in Connecticut included a lot of vehicles from the 1980s—fully 9% of the lots offered. Where I have covered the specific year and model of a car in this blog, I link to it.

Thursday, June 23rd:
  • 1987 maroon Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a gray interior, a 230 bhp L98 5.7 liter V8, and an automatic—$8,000 hammer price.
  • 1981 white Chrysler Imperial coupe with a red velour interior, a 318 cubic inch V8 with the common fuel injection to 2-barrel carburetor conversion, and an automatic—an ouch! at $2,500
  • 1985 light gray/medium gray two-tone Pontiac Grand Prix coupe with a gray interior, a 165 bhp 305 cubic inch V8, and 25,000 miles—$6,000. Pontiac sold about 60,000 of these cars in 1985—how many are left?
  • 1988 dark blue Cadillac Sedan de Ville Designer Edition with tan interior, a 155 bhp 4.5 liter V8, and 13,000 miles—$6,200
  • 1986 green Jaguar XJ12 sedan with a butterscotch interior, a 262 bhp 5.3 liter HE V12, and 50,000 miles—$4,800
  • 1983 silver BMW 633 CSi coupe with a black interior, a 181 bhp 3.2 liter inline 6, an automatic, and 66,000 mile—$6,200
  • 1988 black BMW 528e sedan with a tan interior, a 127 bhp (oog) 2.8 liter inline six, and a five-speed manual—$5,000
  • 1981 charcoal gray metallic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe with black interior, a 4.9 liter V8, an automatic, t-tops, and 33,000 miles—$13,500 makes this 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.
  • 1988 buff yellow with woodgrain Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV with a tan interior, a 360 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$16,000
  • 1982 anthracite gray metallic Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible with a tan interior, a 155 bhp 3.8 liter V8, an automatic, and 137,000 miles—$7,500
  • 1985 gray Cadillac Sedan de Ville with a black interior—$4,500 for this car once owned by Rudy Guliani.
  • 1980 red Jeep CJ-5 SUV with a tan interior, a 125 bhp 304 cubic inch V8, and a four-speed manual—$17,000
  • 1985 almond beige Jeep CJ-7 SUV with a nutmeg soft top, parchment interior, a 4.2 liter inline six, an automatic, and 7,000 miles—$26,000 makes this by far the highest original eighties vehicle sale on Thursday.
  • 1980 beige Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible with a sienna interior, a 180 bhp 4.5 liter V8, an automatic, and 69,000 miles—$13,500
  • 1989 gold Avanti coupe with a tan interior, a 5.0 liter V8, and an automatic—$12,500
  • 1988 black Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a cream beige interior, a 227 bhp 5.5 liter V8 (yes, 5547 cc is closer to 5.5 than 5.6), an automatic, both tops and 77,000 miles—$13,500
  • 1987 black Buick Grand National coupe with a gray interior, a 3.8 liter V6, and an automatic—$20,000
  • 1982 white Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible with a beige interior, a 155 bhp 3.8 liter V8, an automatic, and both tops—$12,000
  • 1985 black Jaguar XJS coupe with a tan interior, a 262 bhp 5.3 liter HE V12, and an automatic—$11,000
Friday, June 24th:
  • 1984 yellow Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler pickup truck with a black interior and a manual—$10,500
  • 1982 gray Buick Electra Limited sedan with a blue interior, a 150 bhp 307 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$6,500 means that some folks were actually interested.
  • 1981 white Chevrolet Corvette mild custom (paint) coupe with a saddle interior, the 190 bhp L81 350 cubic inch V8, a four-speed manual (the last “shark” with a manual), and a salvage title in its past—$7,000
  • 1985 black Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a graphite leather interior, the 230 bhp L98 350 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 14,000 miles—$11,500
  • 1984 chiffon white Porsche 928S coupe with a burgundy and beige interior, a 306 bhp 4.7 liter V8, an automatic, and 40,000 miles—$27,000
  • 1987 silver Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a gray interior, a 227 bhp 5.5 liter V8, an automatic, and both tops—$13,000
  • 1989 orange Chevrolet S-10 Blazer very custom SUV with an orange and gray interior, a 383 cubic inch V8, and an automatic transmission—$10,000 doesn’t even cover the paint.
  • 1983 red Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler custom pickup truck with a tan interior, a 4.2 liter inline six, and a manual—$27,000
  • 1980 blue Chevrolet C-10 custom pickup truck with gray interior, a V8, and a four-speed manual—$27,000
  • 1989 white Ford Mustang Saleen SSC hatchback with white and gray interior, a 292 bhp 5.0 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 661 miles—$38,000
  • 1981 black and gold Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition coupe with a tan interior, a 200 bhp 4.9 liter turbo V8, an automatic, and 3,700 miles—$85,000 makes this by far the highest original eighties vehicle sale on Friday. Hagerty’s valuation tools sees all the money for this Trans Am configuration as about $47,000, so something must have made this not particularly fast Trans Am (0-60 in about 9 seconds) special.
  • 1983 black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am very custom Knight Rider 2000 coupe with a tan interior, a 305 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 74,000 miles—$29,500. These KITT replicas sell for surprisingly good money.
  • 1989 desert silver Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a cream beige interior, a 227 bhp 5.5 liter V8, an automatic, both tops, and 68,000 miles—$16,500
  • 1985 brown Chevrolet C-10 custom pickup truck with a tan interior, a 454 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$15,000
  • 1981 silver Lancia Beta Spider Zagato with a black interior, a 108 bhp 2.0 liter 4, and five-speed manual—$8,000 for perhaps the most interesting eighties vehicle of this auction.
  • 1983 silver Cadillac Sedan de Ville with a silver interior, a 135 bhp HT-4100 4.1 liter V8, an automatic, and 20,000 miles—$9,500
Saturday, June 25th:
  • 1987 white Johnson Phantom coupe with a tan interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 18,000 miles—$15,500 for this Camaro-based “neo-classic.”
  • 1984 black Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler pickup truck with a black interior, a 4.2 liter inline 6, a five-speed manual, and 5,000 miles—$38,000 for this Jeep once owned by Charles Kuralt.
  • 1989 red West Coast Cobra convertible with a black interior, a 500 bhp 460 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 11,000 miles—$32,500 for this Shelby 427 “re-creation.”
  • 1981 green Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler custom pickup truck with a black interior, a 401 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$37,000
  • 1982 yellow Ferrari 308 GTSi coupe with a black interior, a 205 bhp 2.9 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 42,000 miles—$55,000
  • 1986 red Ferrari 328 GTS coupe with a tan interior, a 260 bhp 3.2 liter V8, and a five-speed manual—$82,000
  • 1988 red Ferrari Testarossa mild custom (512TR bumpers, etc.) coupe with a tan interior, a 380 bhp 4.9 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 21,000 miles—$130,000
  • 1988 silver Ferrari Testarossa coupe with a tan interior, a 380 bhp 4.9 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 34,000 miles—$93,000 made this the highest original eighties vehicle sale of the entire auction but still didn’t get it close to its original list price.
  • 1986 red Porsche 911 Turbo custom coupe with a black interior, a 3.6 liter flat six, a four-speed manual, and 49,000 miles—$74,000
  • 1985 red Ferrari GTS Quattrovalvole coupe with a tan interior, a 230 bhp 2.9 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 55,000 miles—$61,000
  • 1985 dark blue Porsche 911 Carrera Targa coupe with a blue interior, a 207 bhp 3.2 liter flat six, a five-speed manual, and 76,000 miles—$32,000
  • 1988 red Ferrari GTS coupe with a tan interior, a 260 bhp 3.2 liter V8, and a five-speed manual—$55,000

I see a lot of Ferraris, Jeeps, Mercedes-Benz SLs, and Porsches. What do you think of this auction’s results?

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