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October 23, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

5 Must See Cars Headed To Chicago Auction

Tomorrow Mecum’s Chicago auction begins running through Saturday. To get you ready for it we take a look at five cars we’re looking forward to seeing cross the block in the Windy City.

1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD

A regular showstopper, or in this case auction-stopper, is this 1970 Plymouth Superbird. One of just 308 produced in the V-Code 4-speed this Superbird retains its original number matching 440cu.-in. V8 with 390hp. It has $65,000 invested in the car and for good measure features a “beep beep” horn.

1966 DODGE HEMI CORONET 500 CONVERTIBLE

One of 12 Hemi Coronet 500 produced this year with the 4-speed transmission this rare car is expected to bring between $100,000 – $150,000. Under the hood it features a 426cu.-in. engine with 425hp, clearly the reason the car was a favorite in motorsports during that era.

1953 BUICK SKYLARK CONVERTIBLE

We’ve certainly seen rarer cars in terms of production numbers than this Skylark convertible which is 1 of 1,690, but you just don’t see many like this anymore. An AACA Senior First Place winner in 1989 the car has since undergone a complete frame of restoration to help maintain its brilliance.

1958 CHRYSLER 300D CONVERTIBLE

As long as I’m alive any Chrysler 300 Letter Series car will make my list and this 1958 is a prime example. One of 191 it has a 392cu-in., 380hp Firepower Hemi V8 engine, a first-generation Hemi. Not to mention the car was designed by the famed Virgil Exner.

1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SRIII

Eight years in the making SRIII number 0001 is the first, “custom Corvette built on a tubular space frame specifically designed to use later-generation Corvette suspension and drivetrain components.” Having won multiple awards this ‘Vette is not a restomod, but rather a predecessor to that whole movement making it extraordinary desirable to not just Corvette enthusiasts, but all automotive enthusiasts.

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