This past month, four remarkable classics sold at auction on Bringatrailer.com. These fine vehicles showcase the timeless craftsmanship of American auto manufacturers, and each car displays impressive and distinct engineering.
Whether you’re a car collector or merely an enthusiastic admirer, you can learn much about classic vehicles from these four beauties. Additionally, viewing the conditions and prices of classic cars for sale can provide you with valuable insights into the current market value and demand for similar vehicles.
Let’s take a closer look at these four exceptional classic cars: a 1970 Dodge Challenger, a 1941 Cadillac Series 62, a 1969 Pontiac GTO, and a 1966 Buick Riviera.
1970 Dodge Challenger
The first classic on our list is a stunning 1970 Dodge Challenger that’s powered by a 440 cu in V8. A previous owner rebuilt this replacement engine and installed aftermarket valve springs, a camshaft, and a timing set. Additionally, the seller installed an MSD electronic ignition module, an Edelbrock AVS2 650-cfm carburetor, an Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, and an Edelbrock electric fuel pump. This powerhouse engine energizes the car’s rear wheels through a replacement A727 three-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to the car’s robust drivetrain, it boasts an eye-catching exterior. The vehicle was originally finished in Light Gold Metallic but now features a crisp white body. A previous owner also painted the car’s engine compartment and door jambs with the same attractive finish.
The car now features R/T badges along its grille and fenders. Other notable exterior details include its full-size rear window, dual hood scoops, quad exhaust outlets, and a chrome side mirror.
This impressive 1970 Dodge Challenger rides on Rallye 14” wheels with BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires — 235/60 in the front and 275/60 in the back. The car’s braking consists of front unassisted disc brakes and rear drums.
If you take a look inside the cabin, you’ll see front bucket seats and a rear bench with breathtaking black upholstery along with matching carpeting and door panels. These details are made all the more stunning with the interior’s woodgrain trim accents adorning the dashboard, center console, steering wheel, and doors.
The car sold for $52,000.
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Next up is a remarkable 1941 Cadillac Series 62 two-door convertible coupe that underwent extensive refurbishment in the 1990s. It features a Fisher-built body with an eye-catching maroon finish, which looks even more stylish along with its replacement tan soft top. Other striking exterior details include its “Flying Goddess” hood ornament, chrome fender spears, side-hood grills, chrome bumpers and brightwork, and a concealed fuel-filler door. The car also boasts its impressive heritage with its Cadillac emblems along its rear fender skirts.
The car’s maroon finish and iconic exterior pair perfectly with its tan vinyl upholstery and color-matching panels, top boot, and carpets. The cabin also features an ivory-color two-spoke steering wheel along with a chrome bezel and painted woodgrain dashboard.
This breathtaking antique car is far more than just looks — it sports a 346 cu in Monobloc V8 with a factory rating of 150 horsepower. The engine sends power to its rear wheels through a four-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. In 2019, the previous owner had the engine’s carburetor rebuilt and installed replacement spark plugs and fuel pump.
The 1941 Cadillac sits atop stylish body-color steel wheels with chrome covers. These wheels are wrapped in 7.00-15 Firestone whitewall bias-ply tires, and it sold along with a matching spare wheel. The vehicle’s suspension is made up of a coil-sprung independent front and a live rear axle with leaf springs. Four-wheel hydraulic drums provide stopping power.
The lucky buyer walked away with this historic vehicle for $46,000.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Coupe 4-Speed Project
The well-preserved 1969 GTO Judge that was recently sold at auction is a non-running project. No one has driven the car since 1983. The seller had the vehicle for over 40 years, and the owner stored the car safely indoors for the last 30 years.
What made the Pontiac GTO Judge especially iconic was its powerhouse Ram Air engine, and this example doesn’t fail to disappoint — it boasts a 400 cu in Ram Air III V8 with a four-barrel carburetor. Plus, it comes with an aftermarket ignition system, exhaust headers, and camshaft. The drivetrain also features a four-speed manual transmission, a 10-bolt rear axle, and power steering.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO is finished in stunning orange along with side stripes. The exterior also displays memorable “The Judge” graphics, a Ram Air Hood, dual exhaust outlets, an “airfoil” rear wing, a chrome rear bumper, a black front grille, and a body-color Endura front bumper.
The car’s 14” Rally II wheels are wrapped in contrasting tires, and its front wheels lack center caps. The Pontiac’s stopping power includes power-assisted front disc and rear drum brakes.
The Pontiac’s cabin includes front bucket seats and a rear bench with ivory vinyl upholstery, and it features a stunning woodgrain dashboard accent. The interior also comes with a center console, an aftermarket stereo, a three-spoke steering wheel, and a Hurst T-handle shifter.
This formidable classic sold for $60,500 at no reserve.
Modified 1966 Buick Riviera
Finally, we have a modified 1966 Buick Riviera with a Mercedes-Benz Iridium Silver finish. This distinct and original 1966 Buick Riviera features Riviera GSi fender badges, concealed headlamps, front corner lights, a retractable antenna, and chrome bumpers. It also comes with power-adjustable mirrors sourced from a 1996 Buick Park Avenue.
The Riviera’s stunning body rides on top of 18” U.S. Mag wheels with Buick center caps. These wheels are wrapped in 245/55 Goodyear Eagle RS-A Tires. The seller modified the car’s suspension system to include lowering springs and sway bars. The car also sports a power-assisted Master Power brake system with finned rear drums and slotted front rotors.
A rebuilt 425 cu in Nailhead V8 powers this classic, and the seller equipped it with a FAST direct-port fuel-injection system, a cold air intake, a March Performance serpentine belt system, Sanderson exhaust headers, an aluminum radiator, replacement wiring with fuse blocks, dual electric cooling fans, and an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold. The engine sends power to its rear wheels through a rebuilt three-speed automatic transmission and boasts a Lingenfelter speed-based relay control module.
The car’s cabin includes powered bucket seats from a fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro as well as a rear bench. These seats feature black and silver leather, and the vinyl upholstery lengthens to the car’s door panels. It also comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with a Riviera-branded center cap.
The modified 1966 Buick Riviera was featured at auction at no reserve and ultimately sold for $22,750.
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