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Andy’s Friday AutoHunter picks

A wide variety of selections from the AutoHunter docket

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This week our editor David Castro is on the road at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction and it’s my turn to pick my favorite cars that are closing this week on the AutoHunter online auction site.

This week sees a lot of diversity in cars, with something for everyone. I am going to try to reflect that in my picks, and not only select sports cars if I can avoid it. With that being said, most will have a sporting side to them with one exception.

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 900 convertible

I have always loved the Corvair, and my favorite models are the first-generation examples like this one. This specific car had an exterior color change from white to black, a nicer color if you ask me, especially with the contrasting red interior.

The Corvair remains one of the best deals in the classic car market, has one of the great car clubs in the country, and some of the friendliest owners I have met. Parts are readily available from a number of Corvair centric businesses, and the Corvair offers a lot of fun for the money.

1970 Ford Torino Cobra

I love this era of the Torino, due to the mix of performance, great looks, and NASCAR heritage. A car like this Cobra spec example is about the top of the heap for the Torino, with the exception being the Talladega model.

1970 Ford Torino Cobra
1970 Ford Torino Cobra

This specific Torino is powered by a 429ci Ford Super Cobra Jet V8 engine and backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. It features a Hurst shifter, the Drag Pack option, a locking differential, manual steering, and manual brakes. Finished in Calypso Coral with a black vinyl interior, it includes a Marti Report and build sheet.

It looks to be a top notch restoration of a true Ford icon.

1985 Toyota Celica GT-S convertible

The Celicas from this generation are some of the rarer Japanese cars of the 1980s. I think this is largely due to the fact that when new they were so good that they were literally driven into the ground.

1985 Toyota Celica GT-S convertible
1985 Toyota Celica GT-S convertible

This car somehow has covered 237,000 miles from new, but unlike many looks to be in excellent condition. It has received a paint respray that looks to have been done well and the interior and engine compartment look unbelievably clean for a car with this kind of mileage.

If you can find one this nice for less money than this example you should buy it, but I am betting you won’t.

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

Now this car is something extra special. The Silver Seraph is a bit of a hybrid; it was the last Rolls-Royce model built in Crewe and yet features some newer technology, including a BMW V12 engine built to Rolls-Royce specs.

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

The Seraph is the ultimate mix of the old and the new from Rolls-Royce. It’s still a truly hand-built car, and an extremely rare model with a total of only 1,570 built between 199-2002. Buy this car if you are shopping for a more modern Rolls at a decent price and you will not regret it.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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