GAA Classic Cars April Auction Preview

GAA Classic Cars will hold their next auction April 25-27 in Greensboro, NC. GAA Classic Cars have been staging some very impressive sales recently, consigning cars that caught some observers by surprise – in a good way. This next auction will showcase more than 400 vehicles and some highlights are listed here.

This 1977 Ford Bronco Sport that will be offered for sale by GAA Classic Cars is practically a cross between a classic Bronco and a modern Land Rover, such is the quality of the work done by Velocity Restorations. It’s powered by a Gen II 5.0L Coyote V8 that produces more than enough power for a Bronco from the 70s.

It’s equipped with all the niceties such as air conditioning, custom bucket seats reminiscent of the Ferrari Daytona and finished in a phenomenal Saddle leather, LED headlights, a special order Brittany Blue exterior and more.

Power is delivered through a five-speed Tremec manual transmission and a Dana transfer case. Its custom Bilstein suspension guarantees a nice ride and it’s practically new, having covered just 900 miles since it left Velocity Restorations.

It can be difficult to put an estimate on a vehicle such as this, with so much custom work put into it. That said, we’ve been seeing more and more classic SUVs hit the auction blocks that have gotten a similar treatment, although perhaps not as nice as this one. Considering what those have achieved at auction, this should approach $195,000. If it sells for that price, the consignor and the new owner can both walk away happy.

Dodge and Mitsubishi shared a platform that resulted in the Mitsubishi 3000GT as well as the Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo. The Stealth was a hotly anticipated car when it was announced, but eventual delays resulted in a less enthusiastic public.

The Stealth R/T Twin Turbo is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 that produced 320 horsepower. Aesthetically the car evokes a crossover between the smoother lines of cars from the 1990s and the digital obsession seen in some sports cars from the 1980s.

The example that will be offered by GAA Classic Cars shows around 29,000 miles and it’s believed that number is correct, although it cannot be verified by the title. It sports air conditioning, power windows, a power driver’s seat, power steering, and a five-speed manual transmission.

Although the Stealth didn’t receive quite the warm welcome Dodge hoped to get, it still produced a thrilling driving experience. This example also includes its original bill of sale, window sticker, and a sales brochure.

If the seller can walk away with something approaching $20,000 we’d call that a well-sold car.

The Pontiac Fiero is perhaps best known as the basis for so many kit cars, but GAA Classic Cars will be offering this 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT at their upcoming auction and it’s covered all of 4,000 miles since it was new.

It’s a remarkably stock example of the Fiero with original paint, excepting only the spoiler which was painted to match the rest of the car. It was purchased from its original owner’s collection by the consignor and includes a good amount of documentation including a copy of its original title and various inspections performed during the original owner’s stewardship.

These aren’t particularly expensive cars, but they do seem to be gaining in popularity. Over the past year or so we’ve seen values on these jump as much as 20%. For a car this original, well-documented, and well-maintained the consignor should expect it to sell for at least $17,500.

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe is equipped with the base 327 cubic inch V8 that produced 300 horsepower. While it’s not the top of the line engine, it is equipped with factory air conditioning and power steering. It sports an automatic transmission, making it a bit more usable on a day-to-day basis.

It’s a documented matching-numbers example and benefits from a frame-off restoration that was completed prior to it receiving an NCRS Top Flight award. Following the Top Flight award, which it received with in 1991, it’s resided in a private collection.

The car is equipped with knock-off wheels and includes a spare and presents nicely in factory-correct Milano Maroon paint.

Prices have been fairly consistent on these Corvettes in the past few years. If this sells for anything around $65,000 the consignor should be able to walk away happy.

The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 has become one of the most iconic off-roading vehicles ever built. Introduced in the early 1960s, Toyota wanted to prove they could build dependable and rugged vehicles and they definitely succeeded.

The 1972 model year featured improvements to the FJ40’s suspension, drivetrain, and overall quality of the interior. The example to be offered by GAA Classic Cars is one of the hardtop two-door models that continued building the legacy of the FJ40 until production ceased in the 1980s.

Coming from the Land of the Sky Collection, this FJ40 is particularly noteworthy as it’s unrestored and still wears its original paint and interior. It’s covered just 32,000 miles since it was new and is possibly the most original 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 to hit the auction block in quite some time.

The best of the best restored FJ40s can approach six figures, but that sort of money is usually reserved for buyers who seek out a restored Land Cruiser rather than a survivor, such as this. While we don’t expect this to reach $90,000, it should sell north of $40,000. Frankly, anything less than that and the consignor should walk away.