STANDING ROOM ONLY
AT THE 2016
FALL CLASSIC CAR AUCTION OF TORONTO
RICK WALKER - TORONTO ONTARIO CANADA
The Fall Classic Car Auction of Toronto was one of the best in several years. The auction was held October 28th to 30th at the International Centre in Mississauga and the results were encouraging for car enthusiasts. Full results with sales figures are now available online at the CCP Auctions website....www.ccpauctions.com Many use the auction as a benchmark for market prices for classic cars and collectible vehicles. The auction is always well attended and traditionally vehicles that cross the block at the event are sold for prices that reflect current market values.
In some cases buyers may pick up a bargain or a seller may get more than they had hoped for but statistics have shown the CCP Auctions events in Toronto generally produce results that can reliably be used to gauge current market conditions.
Prices were strong across the board with many of the vehicles selling for prices well above the $100-thousand dollar mark, and a high percentage of the vehicles crossing the block did in fact sell.
Some of the highlights included 1970 Mustang Boss 302, with 28,000 original miles which sold for $105,000
TWO POLICE CARS USED IN MOVIES WERE AUCTIONED OFF IN TORONTO ONE WAS USED IN THE MOVIE SUICIDE SQUAD
Some of the highlights included a 1970 Boss 302 powered by a matching numbers, solid lifter 302 cubic inch V8 with a close ratio Toploader manual four speed transmission and 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle. It sold for $110,000. A former Florida car with 28,000 actual miles, it came with front and rear spoilers, rear window louvers, Magnum 500 wheels, quick ratio steering, competition suspension, power disc brakes and Deluxe interior. The condition of the paint, interior, undercarriage and engine bay was show quality. Finding another one in this condition with miles this low would be next to impossible.
A bid of $110,000 bought a 2002 BENTLEY AZURE V8 TURBOCHARGED "CONVERTIBLE" with 10,400 ORIGINAL MILES.....(INCREDIBLE...742 AVERAGE ANNUAL KILOMETERS FROM NEW!). AUTOMATIC. 6.75 LITER HAND BUILT TURBOCHARGED V8 MOTOR PRODUCING 420+ HORSPOWER.
A 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish was offered without reserve on Saturday, and sold at $48,400 With it's 5.9 litre engine, and it's exclusivity the Aston was a true bargain.
ZR1 CORVETTE WAS ANOTHER AUCTION HIGHLIGHT
A 1962 Chevrolet Corvette RoadsterAuctioned on Saturday Sold at $107,000. It was equipped with a
350 V8, had a Manual 6 speed Transmission. The car was a fresh build, with custom paint (under body and top body). Polished C4 suspension, polished stainless tube frame, polished stainless steel dual exhaust, electric park brake, electronic Vintage heat and defrost, set up for AC. Electronic vintage retro AM/FM radio with MP3 etc. All new interior, as well as top and top frame. New 373 posi gears. Aside from test miles following the build the car had not been driven.
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE
2016 FALL CLASSIC CAR AUCTION OF TORONTO
A 1969 Dodge Daytona which was the auction's catalog cover car did not sell, although bidding did reach 150-thousand dollars. The car was one of only 503 built.
1969 DODGE DAYTONA TOPPED OUT AT 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS
A 1992 Ferrari 512TR sold for $269,500. The car came with a 4.9 litre 12 cylinder engine. The car is capable of accelerating to 100kmh in just 4.8 seconds, and has a top speed of more than 300kmh. It was an all original car. The SST Car Show crew with Rick Walker provided coverage all weekend, updating social media sites, and providing immediate video reports from the auction floor.
1957 CHEVY BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE
The crowd at the auction was also clearly up, which was another encouraging sign for classic car enthusiasts. The Toronto auctions held each spring and fall are the largest in Canada. They are produced by Blenheim Ontario based CCP Auctions. The company is owned by Dan Spendick. CCP Auctions also produces the Maple City Classic Car auction.