Eighties Vehicles at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Northeast

Barrett-Jackson’s third Northeast auction at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut in late June included a reasonable amount of vehicles from the 1980s—about 9% of the lots offered. I’ll concentrate on the at least reasonably stock 1980s cars (and a few trucks) that sold and add some of my opinions—I’ll leave the motorcycles, tractors, and automobilia to others. Where I have covered the specific year and model of a car in this blog, I link to it.

Thursday, June 21st:

  • 1984 white Pontiac Fiero Indy Pace Car coupe with orange/gray cloth seats, an Iron Duke 92 bhp 2.5 liter/151 ci inline four with throttle-body fuel injection, an automatic, and 53,000 miles—$4,000 hammer price
  • 1983 silver BMW 633 CSi coupe with black seats, a 181 bhp 3.2 liter/196 ci inline six with Bosch Motronic fuel injection, and an automatic—$6,000
  • 1985 black Cadillac Seville sedan with tan vinyl top, tan leather seats, an HT-4100 135 bhp 4.1 liter/249 ci V8 with fuel injection, an automatic, and 50,000 miles—$5,200. Why these Sevilles? Why now?
  • 1984 black Chevrolet Camaro custom (engine, transmission, body, wheels) hatchback coupe with beige cloth seats, a 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and an automatic—$3,200
  • 1983 black Chevrolet Monte Carlo custom (engine, brakes, body, wheels) coupe with burgundy cloth seats, a 5.7 liter/350 ci V8, and an automatic—$5,700
  • 1983 burgundy Mercedes-Benz 240D sedan with brown seats, a 67 bhp 2.4 liter/147 ci inline diesel four, and an automatic—$7,500
  • 1985 silver Toyota Celica Supra hatchback coupe with gray cloth seats, a 161 bhp 2.8 liter/168 ci inline six, and a five-speed manual—$7,500
  • 1989 black Chevrolet Corvette custom (body) coupe with tan leather seats, an L98 5.7 liter/350 ci inch V8 with fuel injection, an automatic, and 69,000 miles—$4,000
  • 1989 medium blue metallic Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a black top, black leather seats, an L98 240 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci inch V8 with fuel injection, a six-speed manual, and 68,000 miles—$6,700
  • 1985 white Chevrolet Corvette coupe with red leather seats, a 230 bhp L98 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with fuel injection, and the Doug Nash 4+3 transmission—$7,500
  • 1985 light gray/medium gray two-tone GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck with a black cloth/vinyl bench seat, a 5.0 liter/305 ci V8, a four-speed manual, and 95,000 miles—$12,000
  • 1987 colorado red Jeep Wrangler SUV with spice vinyl seats, a 112 bhp 4.2 liter/258 ci inline six with Carter two-barrel carburetor, and a five-speed manual—$10,000
  • 1986 brown Jeep CJ-7 Renegade SUV with tan vinyl seats, a 112 bhp 4.2 liter/258 ci inline six with Carter two-barrel carburetor, a four-speed manual, and 102,000 miles—$10,000
  • 1986 gray Chevrolet Silverado regular cab pickup truck with a gray custom cloth bench seat, a 5.7 liter/350 ci V8, and an automatic—$12,000
  • 1984 red Chevrolet C10 custom (engine, suspension, body, interior) regular cab pickup truck with a gray custom cloth bench seat, a 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with a carburetor, and an automatic—$17,000
  • 1988 guards red Porsche 928 S4 hatchback coupe with tan leather seats, a 320 bhp 5.0 liter/302 ci V8 with Bosch fuel injection, an automatic, and 42,000 miles—$20,000
  • 1980 blue/white two-tone Chevrolet C10 custom (engine, suspension, wheels, interior) regular cab pickup truck with a tan leather bench seat, a 383 ci V8 with a carburetor, and an automatic—$21,500
  • 1987 black Buick Grand National coupe with black/gray cloth seats, a 235 bhp 3.8 liter/231 ci turbocharged V6 with fuel injection, an automatic, and 26,000 miles—$29,000 makes this the first vehicle in this auction to meet my criteria for serious collectability of 1980s cars or trucks in stock condition: selling for equal to or above its original base list price. I’ll mark these vehicles in bold green.
  • 1987 green Chevrolet Silverado custom (suspension, body, interior) regular cab pickup truck with a tan leather bench seat, a 383 ci V8 with a carburetor, and an automatic—$19,500
  • 1980 white Chevrolet Camaro Z28 coupe with red cloth seats, an LM1 190 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and an automatic—$14,000
  • 1985 bright blue metallic Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z hatchback coupe with black cloth seats, a 150 bhp 5.0 liter/305 ci V8 with Rochester four-barrel carburetor, an automatic, and 20,000 miles—$17,500
  • 1984 white Pontiac Fiero Indy Pace Car coupe with orange/gray cloth seats, an Iron Duke 92 bhp 2.5 liter/151 ci inline four with throttle-body fuel injection, an automatic, and 3,500 miles—at $9,200, less than a twelfth of the mileage of the first Indy Pace Car in this auction adds $5,200 to the price.
  • 1988 guards red Porsche 928 S4 hatchback coupe with black leather seats, a 320 bhp 5.0 liter/302 ci V8 with Bosch fuel injection, an automatic, and 56,000 miles—$18,500. More and more 928s are making an appearance at auction; it was the turn of the S4 version at this particular venue.
  • 1989 regatta blue Ford Mustang GT convertible with titanium lower cladding, a black top, opal gray leather seats, a Windsor 225 bhp 4.9 liter/302 ci V8 with fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 8,700 miles—$23,000
  • 1986 black Ford Mustang GT convertible with a black top, charcoal cloth seats, a Windsor 200 bhp 4.9 liter/302 ci V8 with fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 20,000 miles—$21,000
  • 1988 cabernet red Ford Mustang GT convertible with titanium lower cladding, a black top, gray leather seats, a Windsor 225 bhp 4.9 liter/302 ci V8 with fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 59,000 miles—$11,000
  • 1988 white Ford Mustang GT convertible with a white top, red cloth seats, a Windsor 225 bhp 4.9 liter/302 ci V8 with fuel injection, and a five-speed manual—$10,500. If you were looking for a Fox-body convertible and didn’t leave with one after this auction, you weren’t really trying.
  • 1987 red Nissan 300ZX hatchback coupe with black/gray cloth seats, a VG30 160 bhp 3.0 liter/181 ci V6 with fuel injection, and a five-speed manual—$4,500

Friday, June 22nd:

  • 1988 british racing green Jaguar XJ6 Series III sedan with tan leather seats, an AJ6 181 bhp 3.6 liter/219 ci inline six with Lucas-Bosch fuel injection, an automatic, and 23,000 miles—an ouch! at $3,000.
  • 1980 bright blue metallic Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport coupe with black vinyl seats, an LC3 115 bhp 3.8 liter/229 ci V6 with a Rochester M2ME two-barrel carburetor, an automatic, and 45,000 miles—$4,700 for this honest, fairly original car that no one ever tried to turn into a Z28. The new owner’s challenge will be that 14 second 0-60 time …
  • 1984 white Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with gray cloth seats, a 5.0 liter/305 ci V8 with a Rochester four-barrel carburetor, an automatic, and 29,000 miles—$6,500
  • 1988 blue Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a hard top, beige leather seats, a 227 bhp 5.5 liter/338 ci V8 with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection, and an automatic—$20,000
  • 1986 red Porsche 944 hatchback coupe with black leather seats, a 150 bhp 2.7 liter/164 ci inline four with Bosch fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 99,000 miles—$14,000
  • 1987 scarlet red Ford Mustang GT fastback coupe with gray cloth seats, a Windsor 225 bhp 4.9 liter/302 ci V8 with fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 62,000 miles—$9,000
  • 1987 green AM General Humvee SUV with a green interior, a 6.2 liter diesel V8, and an automatic—$20,000
  • 1980 orange Jeep CJ-7 custom (engine, wheels) SUV with gray seats, a 119 bhp 5.0 liter/304 ci V8 with Motorcraft two-barrel carburetor, and an automatic—$12,500
  • 1988 guards red Porsche 928 S4 hatchback coupe with black leather seats, a 320 bhp 5.0 liter/302 ci V8 with Bosch fuel injection, an automatic, and 26,000 miles—$20,000
  • 1988 red BMW M3 coupe with black leather seats, an S14 192 bhp 2.3 liter/141 ci inline four with Bosch Motronic fuel injection, and a five-speed manual—$35,000 is between #3/Good and #4/Fair money, according to Hagerty’s valuation tools. Eighties M3s have gotten serious over the last three years.
  • 1981 silver Pontiac Firebird Trans Am coupe with silver seats, a 150 bhp 4.9 liter/301 ci V8 with Rochester four-barrel carburetor, and an automatic—$18,000
  • 1986 black Jeep CJ-7 custom (paint, interior, wheels) SUV with black leather seats, a 112 bhp 4.2 liter/258 ci inline six with Carter two-barrel carburetor, and a five-speed manual—$17,700
  • 1980 brown Jeep CJ-5 custom (paint, body) SUV with black seats, a 112 bhp 4.2 liter/258 ci inline six with Carter two-barrel carburetor, and a four-speed manual—$9,500
  • 1987 black Buick Grand National custom (engine, transmission, wheels) coupe with black/gray cloth seats, a Vortec 5.3 liter/325 ci V8 with fuel injection, and an automatic—$27,000
  • 1985 black Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero Coupe custom (engine, brakes, paint, interior, wheels) with black seats, a 383 ci V8, and an automatic—$39,000
  • 1983 platinum metz Porsche 944 hatchback coupe with tan seats, a 150 bhp 2.5 liter/151 ci inline four with fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 42,000 miles—$14,000
  • 1987 flame red metallic Chevrolet Corvette hatchback coupe with saddle leather seats, an L98 240 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with fuel injection, an automatic, and 71,000 miles—$6,000

Saturday, June 23rd:

  • 1989 red Chrysler Conquest TSi hatchback coupe with black seats, a Mitsubishi 4G54 188 bhp 2.6 liter/156 ci inline four with turbocharger and fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 69,000 miles—$9,000 for this almost wholly vanished variant of the itself rare Mitsubishi Starion, definitively the most interesting car at this auction by the Who Saves These Cars? criteria.
  • 1985 blue Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible with gray seats, a 182 bhp 2.7 liter/168 ci inline six with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, and an automatic—$8,000 for this European-market SL
  • 1985 white Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 convertible conversion with gray seats, a 5.0 liter/305 ci V8 with a four-barrel carburetor, and an automatic—$7,000
  • 1985 gray Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan with tan leather seats, a 6.75 liter/412 ci V8, and an automatic—$11,000
  • 1988 guards red Porsche 930 coupe with black leather seats, the factory Slantnose option, a 282 bhp 3.3 liter/201 ci flat six with turbocharger and fuel injection, a four-speed manual, and 44,000 miles—$102,000
  • 1986 white gold metallic Porsche 930 coupe with burgundy leather seats, a 282 bhp 3.3 liter/201 ci flat six with turbocharger and fuel injection, a four-speed manual, and 66,000 miles—$65,000
  • 1984 red de Tomaso Pantera GT5 coupe with tan leather seats, a Cleveland 345 bhp 5.8 liter/351 ci V8 with Holley four-barrel carburetor, a five-speed manual, and 38,000 miles—$125,000
  • 1987 black Chevrolet Corvette Callaway hatchback coupe with red leather seats, a 345 bhp 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with turbocharger and fuel injection, and an automatic—$19,000
  • 1981 stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 coupe with gray seats, a ZMJ-159 130 bhp 2.8 liter/174 ci V6 with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection, a five-speed manual, and 8,000 miles—$49,000
  • 1984 dark indigo Porsche 930 coupe with black leather seats, a 300 bhp 3.3 liter/201 ci flat six with a turbocharger and fuel injection, a four-speed manual, and 52,000 miles—$75,000 for this gray market car
  • 1988 black Land Rover 110 custom (engine, body) SUV with black seats, a 340 ci V8 with fuel injection, and a six-speed manual—$80,000
  • 1988 white Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition hatchback coupe with white leather seats, an L98 5.7 liter/350 ci V8 with fuel injection, and an automatic—this car once again sells for charity, this time for $60,000
  • 1987 gunmetal Land Rover 110 custom (engine, suspension, body, wheels) SUV with black seats, a 2.5 liter diesel inline four, and a five-speed manual—$55,000
  • 1987 bright orange Land Rover 90 custom (engine, body, interior, wheels) pickup truck with orange and black seats, a 2.5 liter diesel inline four with a turbocharger, and a five-speed manual—$51,000
  • 1989 silver blue metallic Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible with a navy blue convertible top, a hard top, dark blue leather seats, a 227 bhp 5.5 liter/338 ci V8 with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection, and an automatic—$11,000

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

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