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By Alansglide
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Went to the Barrett Jackson auction on Saturday just to do a walk around . While there was plenty of the typical Camaro/Mustang restomods there were a few unique cars to see.

The Maserati Ghibli was Frank Sinatra's car . The convertible was Wayne Newton's Mercedes with a one off custom body. My favorite was the 1966 red Ghia hard top convertible. Was a fun way to waste a few hours. :)
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By linderpat
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cool. More of the American muscle traditional auction houses are getting into the Euro classics. Big $ in them.
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By fpena944
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Alansglide wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:22 pm Went to the Barrett Jackson auction on Saturday just to do a walk around . While there was plenty of the typical Camaro/Mustang restomods there were a few unique cars to see.

The Maserati Ghibli was Frank Sinatra's car . The convertible was Wayne Newton's Mercedes with a one off custom body. My favorite was the 1966 red Ghia hard top convertible. Was a fun way to waste a few hours. :)
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Very cool!

Did you stay for the auction part of it? Was wondering how the energy is in person since it seems pretty intense on TV.
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By Alansglide
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We walked around for about three hours . All of the cars that were for sale or had already sold were in the hall with the sale price marked on the windshield . It was interesting to see which cars were Bringing big money and which cars weren't on the hot list . The action during the auction seemed to be about the same as pre covid levels while I was there. Not many Porsches but a few of interest. Don't remember what year but a black 928 S4 sold for 33k. Paint was reasonable but not great. A 993 cab tiptronic sold for 33.5 k. Again the paint was ok but needed work.
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By David993S
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Thanks for posting those Alan - cool cars. The silver Ghibli is beautiful. I watched some of it on TV. Saw a few cars that interested me, but not the ones in your pics. Every once in a while I would see something in the background coming up next that interested me (usually European sports or exotic) and the coverage would almost always go to a commercial or some back stage feature. I can only watch so many red Corvettes and custom Camaros, pickup trucks, and restomods before I turn it off.
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By linderpat
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David993S wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:17 pm .... Every once in a while I would see something in the background coming up next that interested me (usually European sports or exotic) and the coverage would almost always go to a commercial or some back stage feature. .....
I know, that drives me nuts too!
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By XR4Tim
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My friend has a '66 Ghia 450SS. I wonder what this one went for.
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By Alansglide
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I didn't stay for that part of the auction so have no clue but if your friends car looks like the one at BJ he's got a great looking car.

After doing a little research BJ said the Ghia would auction for 250k plus. Don't know what the final price was.
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By XR4Tim
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Alansglide wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:38 pm I didn't stay for that part of the auction so have no clue but if your friends car looks like the one at BJ he's got a great looking car.

After doing a little research BJ said the Ghia would auction for 250k plus. Don't know what the final price was.
Yup, same colour, too. And his was the first one built.
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By ny991
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Alansglide wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:38 pm I didn't stay for that part of the auction so have no clue but if your friends car looks like the one at BJ he's got a great looking car.

After doing a little research BJ said the Ghia would auction for 250k plus. Don't know what the final price was.
The Ghia sold for $220k. It says only about 35 of them left around.

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/ ... BLE-247795
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