Auction sites have become popular destinations for car enthusiasts looking to buy classic vehicles, and you can find some truly breathtaking models on the auction site Bring a Trailer.
Although the site features numerous cars spanning from the early 20th century to now, five especially notable vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s were recently sold. These included a 1975 Ford Bronco, a 1963 Chevrolet pickup, a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, a 1962 Datsun Bluebird, and a 1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle. Let’s take a tour of these stunning classics.
1975 Ford Bronco 302
The first entry on our tour is an eye-catching classic 1975 Ford Bronco 302. With its distinctly boxy and rugged style, this SUV is a dream for classic Ford enthusiasts. The vehicle was reportedly refinished in the 1990s and now bears an eye-catching Medium Emerald paint. Plus, the seller, who acquired the vehicle in 2018, replaced its power steering box and pump.
Some of its exterior characteristics include its dual side mirrors, replacement chrome bumpers, front vent windows, and a removable white hardtop. The truck also features 15” steel wheels with 235/75 Nexen Roadian MT tires as well as Tom’s Offroad manually locking front hubs. Additionally, this beauty comes with a 2” suspension lift modification and power front disc brakes.
The 1975 Ford Bronco, which had an impressive auction sale price of $50,500, boasts a 302 cu in V8 along with a dual-range transfer case and Trac-Lok differential. Drivers can send power either to its rear wheels or all four wheels through its three-speed manual transmission.
When you take a look inside the SUV, you can see its white-painted dashboard along with matching white vinyl front bucket seats and a rear bench. The cabin comes with vintage-style air conditioning, a Pioneer stereo head unit, a center console, and rear speakers. Plus, you can see its inset auxiliary gauges, 100-mph speedometer, and five-digit odometer.
1963 Chevrolet C20 Fleetside Pickup 4-Speed
Next on our journey is a classic Chevrolet Pickup truck that was refurbished in 2006 after the seller acquired it. The truck underwent both cosmetic and mechanical revisions, including a new coat of blue paint along with a white finish on its roof. Additionally, those who worked on the truck powder-coated the bumpers, grille, wheels, and frame and overhauled its suspension and braking systems.
The truck features 8-lug wheels ensconced within its Dayton Trans Rib LT Tires, and it boasts impressive equipment features, including its towing mirrors, wood-slat long bed, and a rear step bumper with a tow ball.
In addition to the aforementioned alterations and repairs, the truck’s 292-cu in inline-six engine was rebuilt. The engine sends power to its rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission, ultimately boasting a factory rating of 147 hp as well as 262 foot-pounds of torque.
The truck’s exterior and engine aren’t the only features to write home about — the cabin features a bench seat that’s been reupholstered in gray cloth and vinyl. Plus, its stylish bench seat matches the carpeting.
Some other notable interior features include a two-spoke steering wheel, a Sony cassette stereo, a heater, drilled-metal pedal covers, and lap belts. Finally, it features a 100-mph speedometer and auxiliary gauges for its voltage, amperage, oil pressure, fuel level, and coolant temperature and sold for $17,750 at the recent auction.
383-Powered 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
This sleek and unforgettable classic Camaro features a gorgeous black finish with red stripes along its roof and body. The car’s simple yet fashionable finish goes perfectly with its cowl hood, front and rear spoilers, dual-outlet exhaust, chrome bumpers, and 383 and SS badging. These and the noteworthy features below helped bring an impressive $46,000 at the auction.
Some of Camaro’s impressive equipment features include power steering, CPP tubular control arms, Hotchkis subframe connectors, Cal-Trac bars, and power-assisted CPP discs for braking. Additionally, it comes with 18” five-spoke wheels with SS center caps with 235/40 and 255/45 Falken Azenis tires.
The Camaro is powered by a 383 cu in V8 that underwent some important repairs, including a recently-installed Holley Street Avenger 750 CFM four-barrel carburetor, an MSD electronic distributor, fuel lines, sending units, and a fuel pump. The engine sends power to its rear wheels via its TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and Eaton 3:31:1 Positraction differential. Plus, the engine boasts a CVF Racing serpentine drive system.
The vehicle’s interior includes red vinyl-trimmed front bucket seats and a rear bench along with a matching dashboard, console, and door panels. These red details go exceedingly well with the car’s painted stripes.
Other notable features within the cabin include a center console, polished door sills, lap belts, a retro-style radio, Vintage Air climate control, and a billet steering wheel with new leather.
1962 Datsun Bluebird
The 1962 Datsun Bluebird sedan is an incredibly stylish vehicle, and this particular unit is especially unique with its eye-catching blue and white finish. Some of the car’s memorable paint work was done back in February of 2023, and it looks all the more breathtaking when paired with its matching retrimmed interior.
In addition to receiving new paintwork, the car has a recently-repaired horn, new battery and cables, and a rebuilt fuel pump.
Some of this car’s external features include its fender-mounted mirrors, bright trim, gold-finished badging, chrome-finished bumpers with overriders, and painted 13” steel wheels. These wheels boast polished hubcaps and accompanying US Royal Safety 800 whitewall tires.
The 1962 Datsun Bluebird sports a 1.2-liter inline-four E-1 engine mated with a column-shifted manual transmission. The car has a factory horsepower rating of 60.
The inside of this remarkable car has two rows of bench seats boasting eye-catching blue and white vinyl upholstery. The cabin also features a two-spoke steering wheel in front of Kanto Seiki instrumentation, which includes fuel level and water temperature gauges, a five-digit odometer, and a 100-mph speedometer. Plus, it comes with a glove compartment, heater, and sun visors. This unique classic sold for $24,000.
1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible
The last entry on our tour, which sold for $13,800, is a beautiful 1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle Convertible featuring an Ermine soft top with a heated glass rear window and a stunning Alpine White finish.
The body comes with a Karmann body tag attached to its right fender as well as amber driving lights on top of its front bumper. It also boasts running boards, dual side mirrors, rear fender stone guards, bright trim, and chrome-finished impact bumpers with overriders.
The Beetle’s powertrain is made up of a Bosch L-Jetronic fuel-injected air-cooled 1.6-liter flat-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. The humble but stylish car has a factory rating of 48 horsepower and 73 foot-pounds of torque.
Additionally, the car features a MacPherson strut front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, and silver 15” Lemmerz wheels with 165/80 Classic Radial LL800 All Season tires. The car’s stopping power comes from its four-cornered drum brakes.
This Beetle boasts Ermine vinyl-upholstered front bucket seats and a rear bench, matching its exterior. The cabin also features fashionable salt-and-pepper carpeting as well as a woodgrain appliqué dashboard trim. Some of its interior equipment features include a lockable glove box, a Coustic cassette stereo, door map pockets, and black floor mats. Finally, the cabin includes a four-spoke steering wheel with a Wolfsburg-crest center residing in front of its 100-mph VDO speedometer and fuel level gauge.
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***photos courtesy of Bring a Trailer Auctions***