Top 10 Most Intriguing and WTF Cars Up For Auction Soon
Scrolling through car auction sites is a sacred past time for many automotive enthusiasts.
With the new year coming up, auctioneers are getting ready for a whole new year of dockets. Here are 10 of the most interesting (a mix of really awesome and really awful) cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 14-22.
1990 Chrysler Maserati TC Convertible
“This car is the best thing ever!,” said no one ever. Probably one of the lamest ways to get into a Maserati, this car was hailed as one of the worst cars of its time, but it’s still interesting all the same. Powered by a Mitsubishi 3.0-liter V6, there’s no reserve on this auction, but we can’t imagine that too many sane people will be bidding on it.
1970 Chrysler Town & Country
Things are looking up for this auction with this amazing woody wagon. We’re all nostalgic for wood paneling, but somewhere, there is an automotive hipster with a beard that will be happy to give this retro wagon a loving home. This Chevy holds nine passengers and has had the same owner for the past 25 years. It’s also in amazing condition for a car this old.
1971 Ford Torino Custom Display Car
We’re not sure exactly what the flying fudge this is, but you can buy it if you’re into freaky things. The listing says the car has a 3D-printed “liquid metal” finish and is based on a 1971 Ford Torino. This creation isn’t drivable but it did debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
1971 Ford Bronco
Ford Broncos of this vintage are destined to become a collectible and are expected to skyrocket in value in the coming years. This first-generation Bronco could be a great investment because it’s so clean. Powered by a strong-running V8, this Bronco pickup also has a custom lift kit, custom power steering, and a lovely Grabber Blue paint job. Someone, please give this horsey a home.
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1973 BMW 2002
Although this is a highly personal pick because my father used to have one just like this, the BMW 2002 is one of the most sought-after classic BMWs out there. Any BMW with a shark nose gives me the feels and has me liquidating my assets. This clean 2002 claims to have no mechanical issues and is completely stock. Someone, please buy this and let me be friends with you.
1977 Porsche 911S
Another car on the YASSSS list, this beautiful 911 with Martini racing livery. This build was a “professional 993 GT2 conversion build where cost was no object,” the listing says. “Literally every nut and bolt has been replaced, rebuilt, upgraded or restored.” This show-quality build is powered by a 3.6-liter inline-six that was sourced from a 1992 Porsche 964. The listing adds that the car is “reliable and fast.”
1971 Fiat Jolly
How can you say no to this happy little Italian car? It has wicker seats, a fringed sun-share roof, and is the jolliest shade of yellow for crying out loud! This particular one got a “meticulous restoration” and is just as cute as a button. If you live near the beach, this one has your name on it.
1958 BMW Isetta 300
This baby blue three-wheeler ranks high on the cute and quirky scale. It comes complete with a period-correct vintage suitcase for the rear luggage rack and runs on an itty bitty one-cylinder 298-cc engine. This particular one is in great condition and operates well, as it has been garage-kept its whole life.
1966 Amphicar 770 Convertible
If you want something versatile, you can’t get more versatile than an amphibious car. This particular one has had one owner its whole life. Not much is known about it except it has a four-speed manual and “everything works like it should.”
1956 GMC Custom Milk Truck
YOU GUYS. You know you’ve always wanted a milk truck! This rare truck is rust free and is powered by a small-block Chevy V8. More importantly, the hand-painted decals on the side are clever and the perfect amount of retro!