750 Vehicles to Hit the Block at GAA Classic Cars
GAA Classic Cars will hold their largest auction ever – so far, at least – this coming weekend, November 3-5. By the time the bidding starts they expect to have 750 vehicles on offer that range from the lesser-known, such as a 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger, to the latest and greatest including a 2023 Chevrolet Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition. This marks a significant expansion from last year when around 475 vehicles crossed the block.
We spoke with Johnny Ransom, GAA Classic Cars General Manager, this week about their upcoming November 2022 auction and the direction GAA is heading. Recently GAA has been expanding, adding another building to their facility and installing an 18×54 foot Jumbotron to ensure everyone present will be able to keep up on the action, even when stepping away to grab a drink.
Johnny is excited about the upcoming auction and discussed the Jumbotron with us, stating, “It’s pretty intense. I’m telling you, it’s crazy.” We have to agree – crazy in a good way. Far too many auctions we’ve experienced use projectors to display the current bid and those just can’t compete with the screen that GAA will be showing off this weekend.
Johnny explained the drive behind the expansion of GAA Classic Cars: “In July we celebrated our 10th anniversary and we’re shooting for a thousand-car auction.” He explained the support that’s allowed GAA to expand so rapidly, stating, “We’re just a muscle car Mecca. Muscle cars and trucks are our bread and butter,” and there’s no shortage of either this month.
Everything from split-window Corvettes to Shelbys from 1967, 1968, and 1969 will be on offer. Of particular note is a real black 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 with extensive documentation and a particularly nice 1958 Chevrolet Nomad restomod.
Each day the auction will begin with memorabilia to whet everyone’s appetite and there will be something for every collector. Gas pumps, neon and porcelain signs, and bikes will start the day for the bidders at GAA Classic Cars – a bit of practice before getting to the real business of muscle cars, sports cars, and everything else that will be sold this coming weekend.