Eighties Vehicles at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson’s October auction at the Mandelay Bay casino in Las Vegas included a reasonable amount of vehicles from the 1980s. Where I have covered the specific year and model of a car in this blog, I link to it.

Thursday, October 13th:
  • 1984 red Chrysler LeBaron convertible with a white leather interior, a 140 bhp 2.2 liter turbo four, an automatic, and 23,000 miles—an ouch! at its $3,000 hammer price.
  • [one year early] 1979 blue Cadillac Coupe deVille coupe (natch!) with a blue leather interior, a 180 bhp 425 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 17,000 miles—$5,000
  • 1988 red Cadillac Allante convertible with both tops, a buckskin leather interior, a 170 bhp HT-4100 4.1 liter V8, an automatic, and 32,000 miles—$5,000
  • 1985 white Cadillac Eldorado convertible with the Biarritz package, a red leather interior, a 135 bhp HT-4100 4.1 liter V8, an automatic, and 11,000 miles—$21,000 is solid money for a mid-1980s Eldorado convertible (Hagerty’s valuation tools see all the money for this Eldorado configuration as about $17,800).
  • 1986 maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo coupe with a maroon interior and cloth bucket seats, a 150 bhp 305 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 60,000 miles—$9,000. How many non-SS eighties Montes are left?
  • [one year early] 1979 heritage brown Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe with a tan interior, a 185 bhp L80 6.6 liter V8, an automatic, and 63,000 miles—$6,000
  • 1984 white Pontiac Fiero Indy Pace Car coupe with a red and white interior, a 92 bhp (aargh!) Iron Duke 2.5 liter four, a four-speed manual, and 22,000 miles—$5,000
  • 1980 black Chevrolet Corvette custom coupe with a tan interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, a four-speed manual, and 75,000 miles—$9,500
  • 1983 red Ford Mustang GT convertible with a white interior, a 175 bhp 5.0 liter V8, a five-speed manual, and 42,000 miles—$7,000
  • 1988 gray Jeep Wrangler very custom SUV with black interior, a 5.3 liter V8, and an automatic—$10,000
  • 1989 white with woodgrain Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV with a burgundy interior, a 360 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$12,000
  • 1981 white Jeep CJ-5 custom SUV with a gray interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, and a four-speed manual—$14,000
  • 1985 blue Ford Bronco II very custom SUV with a tan interior, a 351 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$7,000
  • 1984 orange Jeep CJ-7 custom SUV with a black interior, a 383 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$16,000
  • [one year early] 1979 ocean foam Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II sedan with a mason’s black leather interior, a 6.75 liter V8, and an automatic transmission—$25,000
  • [one year early] 1979 white Chrysler Cordoba 300 custom coupe with a red leather interior, a 472 cubic inch Hemi V8 (not remotely stock—about 525 bhp versus the best-case original 195 bhp), an automatic, and 238 miles—$25,000
  • [one year early] 1979 black/gold two-tone Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds coupe with a tan interior, rare T-tops, a 160 bhp L34 350 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$12,000
  • 1980 purple Jeep CJ-7 custom SUV with a tan interior, a 5.7 liter Hemi V8, and an automatic—$14,500
  • 1986 red Chevrolet C-10 custom pickup truck with a gray interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$14,000
  • 1983 white Toyota SR5 mild custom pickup truck with a blue interior, a 2.4 liter four, and a five-speed manual—$22,000
  • 1980 tan Toyota Land Cruiser BJ-40 SUV with a tan interior, a 2.4 liter diesel four, and a four-speed manual—$29,000 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.
  • 1986 red with woodgrain Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV with a tan interior, a 4.2 liter six, an automatic, and 80,000 miles—$30,000 makes this the highest original eighties vehicle sale on Thursday.
  • [one year early] 1979 serrano red GMC C1500 custom pickup truck with a camel interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, and an automatic—$9,000
  • 1985 silver Chevrolet Corvette coupe with a gray leather interior, a 230 bhp L98 350 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 2,200 miles—$15,000
Friday, June 24th:
  • 1983 blue Chevrolet K-10 Silverado pickup truck with a black interior, a 350 cubic inch V8, an automatic, and 95,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1986 black Buick LeSabre Grand National coupe with a gray interior, a 150 bhp LG3 3.8 liter V6 (only the prototypes had turbos), an automatic, and 17,000 miles—$15,000 for this rare (117 built) homologation special, perhaps the most interesting eighties vehicle in this auction.
  • [one year late] 1990 guards red Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet with a black leather interior, a 247 bhp 3.6 liter flat six, and a five-speed manual—$22,000 for this 911 with not one but two Carfax accident reports.
  • 1983 green Toyota Land Cruiser BJ-40 SUV with a white top, a gray interior, a 2F 4.2 liter inline six, and a four-speed manual—$28,000
  • 1981 silver Delorean DMC-12 coupe with a gray interior, a 130 bhp ZMJ-159 2.8 liter six, a five-speed manual, and 2,700 miles—$37,000 makes this the highest original eighties vehicle sale on Friday.
  • 1981 silver Delorean DMC-12 coupe with a gray interior, a 130 bhp ZMJ-159 2.8 liter six, a five-speed manual, and 900 miles—$33,000
  • 1989 british racing green Jaguar XJS coupe with an ivory interior, a 262 bhp 5.3 liter HE V12, and an automatic—$25,000 for this vehicle once owned by Frank Sinatra, which was auctioned at Mecum Monterey in August 2016 for $27,000.
  • 1983 white Porsche 911 SC Targa coupe with a black leather interior, a 180 bhp 3.0 liter flat six, and a five-speed manual—$19,000
  • 1989 silver Nissan Skyline coupe with a gray interior, a 245 RB25DET 2.5 liter turbocharged inline six, and a five-speed manual—$22,000
  • 1984 blue Mercedes-Benz 500SEL sedan with a blue cloth interior, a 184 bhp 5.0 liter V8, an automatic, and 44,000 miles—$13,500 is all the money for a 500SEL.
Saturday, June 25th:
  • 1983 copper Jeep CJ-7 Limited Edition SUV with a copper leather interior, a 4.2 liter inline six, and an automatic—$14,000
  • 1989 camouflage AM General Hummer SUV with an army green interior, a 6.5 liter diesel V8, and an automatic—$18,000 for this demilitarized example.
  • [one year late] 1990 black Chevrolet 454SS pickup truck with a red cloth interior, a 230 bhp 454 cubic inch V8, an automatic transmission, and 3,000 miles—$31,000
  • [one year early] 1979 black and gold Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe with a black interior, a 220 bhp W72 6.6 liter V8, a four-speed manual, and 64,000 miles—$60,000
  • [one year early] 1979 oak green Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera coupe with a cork leather interior, a 265 bhp 3.3 liter turbocharged flat six, and a four-speed manual—$120,000
  • 1989 grand prix white Porsche 911 Turbo coupe with a black leather interior, a 282 bhp 3.3 liter turbocharged flat six, and a five-speed manual—$150,000 makes this the highest original eighties vehicle sale of the auction.
  • [one year late] 1990 red Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe with a red leather interior, a 375 bhp LT5 350 cubic inch V8, a six-speed manual, and 300 miles—$35,000

I see a lot of Jeeps, Toyota Land Cruisers, and Porsches. What do you think of this auction’s results?

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