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Recently, six remarkable classic vehicles were sold at Bring a Trailer auctions — a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe, 1959 Corvette Fuelie, 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1964 Ford Ranchero, 1974 BMW 2002, and 1960 Thunderbird. These attractive vehicles are truly astonishing and showcase classic automotive craftsmanship as well as impressive specifications. Here’s a brief guide to these breathtaking vehicles.

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe 327/340 4-Speed

1963 chevrolet corvette

This classic Chevrolet Corvette features a fiberglass body that was stripped and repainted in Sebring Silver color. Its distinct exterior looks all the more stunning with its interior’s updated black vinyl upholstery. The car’s interior also features a color-coordinated dashboard, carpets, and door panel and includes a heater, defroster, vertical Delco AM/FM radio, lap belts, reverse lock-out shifter, analog clock, and black rubber floor mats that sport the Chevrolet brand. It also features a repaired cigarette lighter and an updated glove box light.

The car features a three-spoke steering wheel and various gauges, including fuel level, battery charge, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. It also has a rebuilt tachometer and 160-mph speedometer as well as an added five-digit mechanical odometer. 

The previous owner obtained the vehicle in 2019 and refinished its body and chassis while also replacing parts of its interior, exterior, brakes, and suspension, including replaced shock absorbers. The owner also updated the vehicle’s windshield and windshield washers.

Some of the classic car’s features include cast-rocker accents, fender vents, flip-up headlamps, B-pillar vents, chrome bumperettes, a driver-side mirror, and a dual exhaust that flows out its rear valance. The Corvette boasts 15-inch steel wheels with polished knock-off, spinner-style covers mounted on 6.70-15 Goodyear Custom Super Cushion whitewall tires. 

Finally, the car’s powertrain boasts a 327 cubic-inch V8 rated at 340 horsepower with a rebuilt Borg Warner four-speed manual transmission. It sold at auction for $151,000.  

1959 Corvette Fuelie

1959 chevrolet corvetteThis stunning car was refurbished in the early 2000s and received an NCRS Top Flight Award in 2022. During the refurbishment process, its body was removed from its frame and underwent a paint job, styling its exterior with red and white coves. The refurbishment process powder-coated the vehicle’s chassis in black. 

Its paint job complements its new red vinyl upholstery. In addition to this eye-catching detail, its interior also comes with bucket seats, a clock, and Corvette-branded rubber floor mats along with a color-coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Its dash and door also feature a bright metal trim. 

Other features within the car’s interior that brought the impressive $188,500 sale at auction include a three-spoke steering wheel, a five-digit odometer, a 160-mph speedometer, and auxiliary gauges. It also features inoperative parts including its defroster, windshield wipers, and tachometer. 

The car’s exterior features a removable body-color hardtop, left-side mirror, fuel-injection badges, white soft top, quad headlights, dual exhaust outlets, and split chrome bumpers. It also comes with black-finished 15-inch steel wheels with chrome hubcaps mounted on BFGoodrich tires. It also boasts heavy-duty drum brakes with vented backing plates at its four corners. 

Its impressive powertrain is a fuel-injected 283 cubic inch V8 with a four-speed manual transmission. It’s also one of the 142 cars of that model year that came with ventilated drum brakes and heavy-duty suspension.

The vehicle’s exposed fiberglass underside is incomplete.  

1977 Alfa Romeo Spider

alfa romeo spider

This remarkable Italian car features a finished red exterior and a black convertible top. It has undergone subtle work over the years, including some paintwork on its right side, and also has minor dents and paint blemishes. This perfect restoration car sold for $18,000. The vehicle’s exterior features a single aftermarket exhaust outlet, chrome accents, Pininfarina badging, and silver-finished 14-inch Cromodora wheels that are mounted on 195/60 Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring tires. The car also features four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes.

The car was stored for several years before its sale and underwent various updates, including a new water pump, crankshaft seal, drive belts, radiator and hoses, spark plugs and wires, ignition coil, electric cooling fan, valve cover, 

and oil pan gaskets.

The stunning classic boasts an impressive cabin with black vinyl upholstery on its door panels and seating surfaces that match its black carpets and Alfa Romeo-branded floor mats. Its interior also sports a wood-rimmed steering wheel, 140-mph speedometer, Radio Shack AM/FM cassette stereo, 8k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for its fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. It also features a five-digit odometer and an aftermarket voltmeter mounted below its dashboard. 

The car’s powertrain sports a SPICA fuel-injected 2.0 L twin-cam inline-four engine with a five-speed manual transmission. 

1964 Ford Ranchero 3-Speed

ford ranchero

This classic pickup truck was refurbished in 2012 with repainted bodywork as well as updated parts, including its Falcon Futura interior components, brakes, windshield, clutch assembly, weather seals, front control arms, and suspension bushings. Its cylinder head and carburetor were rebuilt, and its fuel pump and ignition components were replaced. Additionally, the previous owner re-chromed its bumpers, polished its trim, and cleaned the fuel tank. 

The truck’s interior was originally beige but now features red vinyl and bright trim lines along its dashboard, door sills, and door panels. It also comes with white-painted 14-inch Wheel Vintiques steel wheels with chrome hubcaps, red pinstriping, and BFGoodrich tires. It also sports chrome bumpers, vent windows, and four-wheel drum brakes.

The vehicle’s interior features a two-spoke steering wheel with a Falcon horn button, 120-mph speedometer, AM/FM radio, five-digit odometer, and fuel level and coolant temperature gauges. Unfortunately, the truck’s air conditioning doesn’t blow cold air. 

The Ranchero’s powertrain is a 170 cubic-inch inline-six engine with a single carburetor and column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. It also features an air cleaner assembly and a red-painted valve cover. Finally, the truck came with its original owner’s manual as well as a clean California title in the seller’s name and sold for $26,250.

1974 BMW 2002tii

bmw 2002tiiThis classic BMW features a modified Kugelfischer mechanical fuel-injected 2.0L M10 inline-four engine with a four-speed manual transmission. Some of its powertrain modifications include a Schrick 292-degree camshaft, notched pistons, MSD ignition, double valve springs, and a ported and polished cylinder head. Additional adjustments include a replaced front main seal, alternator bushings, and fuel injection belt. The seller also modified its exhaust with an aftermarket header, straight pipes, and a factory-styled muffler. 

The vehicle also features a modified suspension with Bilstein sport shocks, fixed negative camber plates, larger sway bars, and Eibach springs. 

This breathtaking beige car features a sunroof, rubber hood fins, bright trim, rear window brake lights, and dual mirrors. It also comes with black-finished 14-inch Epsilon basketweave wheels mounted with 195/60 Falken Azenis tires. 

The BMW features a stunning interior with Recaro front seats that are upholstered in black cloth and include heating elements and headrest speakers. It also boasts a partial Blaupunkt “gooseneck” radio controller, alarm system, air horns, Sony stereo, and a Whistler Q1000 radar detector. All of these upgrades landed the seller a $17,000 sale. The car’s customized dashboard boasts rosewood panels, VDO auxiliary gauges, a 120-mph speedometer, tachometer, combination gauge, five-digit odometer, and amperage gauge. Finally, it features a four-spoke steering wheel.  

442-Powered 1960 Ford Thunderbird Sunroof Coupe

ford thunderbird

Last but not least is the 1960 Ford Thunderbird which sold for $27,400. It comes with a repainted red coloring with a white roof. Its exterior also features a front lip spoiler, xenon headlights, a sunroof, electric windshield wipers, and chrome bumpers. 

The vehicle sports black-finished 20-inch Detroit Steel wheels with chrome trim rings, baby moon hubcaps, and whitewall tires. The classic car’s front wheels are 9 inches wide while its rear wheels are 11 inches. The car also utilizes Wilwood Superlite four-wheel disc brakes with hydro-boost and red monoblock calipers along with rack-and-pinion steering, Ridetech HQ Shockwave air springs, and four-link rear suspension. 

Its powertrain is made up of a bored and stroked 442 cubic inch V8 with a Monster Transmission AOD SS four-speed automatic gearbox, aluminum driveshaft, and Positraction differential with a 3.70:1 gear ratio. It also features a FAST EFI engine management system, Edelbrock cylinder heads, Diamond pistons, Eagle rods, custom stainless-steel dual exhaust system, aluminum water pump, Inglese Eight Stack fuel injection, radiator, valve covers, and 28-gallon fuel tank. 

The Thunderbird’s cabin features updated seats and door panels with black and white vinyl upholstery that complement its black square-weave carpets and rubber mats. It comes with a center console, perforated Alcantara headliner, Vintage Car AM/FM radio with Bluetooth, push-button parking brake, and electric windows. It also features a white steering wheel with a chrome horn ring as well as Speedhut gauges with a 120-mph speedometer, 8k tachometer, digital odometer, and two auxiliary displays. 

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***Photos in this blog courtesy of Bring a Trailer Auctions***

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