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
1985 Toyota Supra, linked from Barrett-Jackson’s web site.
  • 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 …
1980 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport, linked from Barrett-Jackson’s web site.
  • 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.
1989 Chrysler Conquest TSi, linked from Barrett-Jackson’s web site.
  • 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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