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August 24, 2020

By: Sinjin

CARS

5 Classics to be on the lookout for this weekend

Recently we talked about 5 muscle cars to keep an eye on at Mecum’s upcoming Kissimme auction. With classics returning back to the auction block in 2020, there are a plethora of noteworthy cars that should get their time in their spotlight. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been itching for a new purchase or project to fill in space in your garage. Let’s take a look at 5 classics crossing the block this weekend in Kissimee, Florida.

1974 Volkswagen Westfalia Bus

Have we recently talked about another Westfalia Bus? Yes, but we can’t pass up something like this. Is it because we’re all fantasizing about disappearing until 2020 is over with? You didn’t hear that from us.

-Complete rust-free restoration 2017

-Tropical Turquoise and Artice White paint.

-Top bunk, fold-down bed, plenty of storage, sink, and swing-out dinette table.

-Air-cooled 1600cc 4 cylinder engine paired to a 4-speed manual transmission.

1979 Dodge Lil Red Express Pickup

When the Lil Red Express was introduced in 1978, it was released as the fastest American made vehicle from 0 to 100 mph. Not much changed from 1978 to 1979, besides the flat hood and stacked headlights. Always a car show favorite, we couldn’t just ignore this listing.

-Factory V-8 engine and automatic transmission

-Performance camshaft.

-Matching trailer included.

-Factory AC (this is a big deal to us in the south)

1986 DeTomaso Pantera GT5-S

Okay, okay, we like our Pantera’s here at Gas Monkey Garage. Not the year we typically go after, but at the right price, we’d snag one of these too!

-11,806 original kilometers.

-Matching numbers 351 CI V-8 Cleveland engine with ZF gate shift 5-speed manual transmission.

-Hall Pantera Billet aluminum valve covers and air cleaner.

-Lightweight Hall Pantera aluminum flywheel

-Aftermarket Alpine Stereo with cassette player (time to break out those mixtapes)

-Original owners manual with complete took kit.

1970 Challenger R/T Convertible Pilot Car

This vehicle right here is believed to be the first Challenger Convertible produced with the 440 Six Pack engine. Even more cool, this pilot car was used by automotive press when it was released.

-1 of 61 Six Pack Convertibles produced.

-Restored in 2004

-V-code 440/390 hp Six Pack Engine with a 4 speed transmission.

-A33 Track Pak

-Rallye instrument cluster.

-Dana rear end.

-Included: a copy of May 1970 Dodge News Magazine and a December 1969  Car Life Magazine.

1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible

I mean it has a rollbar that can double as either a surfboard or ski rack. Were many used for that? Still remains to be seen.

-Previously owned by former Oakland Raiders QB, Rich Gannon.

-One of 517 GT500KR Convertibles produced.

-Listed in the Shelby Registry

-428 Cobra Jet V-8 engine and 4 speed manual transmission.

-Painted in Acapulco Blue with Black interior

With a lineup like this, one of these is bound to go for some serious money.  While we narrowed it down to 5, well now 10, there are still plenty of others that caught our eye that’ll be going for sale this weekend in Florida. If you want to check out even more classics, head over to Mecum’s site now.

Photo credit: Mecum Auctions

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