GAA Muscle Cars – Top Ten

It’s time for GAA Classic Cars to start selling nearly 600 cars, not to mention the automobilia they’ll have on offer in Greensboro, NC. GAA has an impressive assortment of cars available and in the spirit of North Carolina and all the bootleggers that brought us NASCAR, we’ve picked our Top Ten muscle cars that will cross the block in the next couple days.

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV

This is a numbers matching, PHS-documented GTO Judge with the Ram Air IV engine and it is a true factory-built Judge. This is one of only 72 Judges built with the Ram Air IV engine and it also sports the TH400 automatic transmission that is period-correct and, according to some people the preferred transmission for drag racers. It’s also equipped with power steering and power disc brakes and had a frame-off restoration and it shows in the photos. The odometer reads around 37,000 miles, although it’s unknown if that is the true mileage. We expect to see some strong bidding on this when it hits the auction block on Saturday.

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This remarkably clean Chevelle SS is a numbers-matching example with the L78 engine, delivering 375 HP through its four-speed Muncie manual transmission. It is accompanied by a window sticker and benefits from a nut-and-bolt restoration. The really impressive thing about this car, aside from the its condition and the desirable L78 engine, is that it only has 37,000 original miles on it. This could be the car if you’re looking to get into the world of Chevelles! It’s crossing the block Saturday.

1969 Dodge Dart GT

It’s not what we usually think of when we’re considering a top ten list of muscle cars, but this 1969 Dodge Dart is a real GTS 340 example. Its restoration took two years to complete and it is selling with no reserve on Friday. It sports the original AM/FM radio and glass, as well as front disc brakes. The Dodge Dart GTS 340 is a relatively rare car, but also not the most expensive of cars due to its unfamiliarity to many collectors. But we know this is going to a new home and we can’t wait to hear what the price is when the hammer drops.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6

This is as good as it gets if you’re looking for a 1970 Chevelle with the LS6 engine. Offered from the same collection that sold a black LS6 for $250,000 at GAA’s last summer auction, it’s said that this one is an even higher quality restoration than its former stablemate. Buildsheets, original registration and license plates, as well as its original window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, and even the financing paperwork are all included with the car. It even includes the original check used to purchase the car! Not much more documentation than that, is there? Although this has a reserve we do expect to see it sell on Saturday.

This is a well-documented Hertz Rent-A-Racer that was delivered in the classic black and gold color scheme it sits in today. As is the case with many – well, most – ’66 GT350Hs this car was originally equipped with an automatic transmission but was upgraded to a Tremec T-5 five-speed manual at some point in its history. And, from personal experience, that fifth gear makes all the difference in the world if you want to really enjoy driving the car. This will cross the block Saturday with no reserve and we expect the documentation, including a letter from the Shelby American Automobile Club, to help this car bring some strong bids.

There’s just something about the underdog of the muscle car wars that always brings us back to the AMX. It’s not that they drive better than any other muscle car, but they’re always a treat to see on the road and at auctions. This example, finished in white with a red interior, had a frame-off restoration and has never been outside of Pennsylvania until now, as it is a two-owner car and both of its owners lived in PA. The current owner believes the odometer to be accurate at roughly 60,500 miles. Powered by a V8 and driven through an automatic transmission, this is selling with no reserve on Friday at GAA.

Sure, the Malibu isn’t the most exciting car on average, but this particular Malibu has its matching numbers L-79 engine and a four-speed manual transmission to go with it. Fresh from a frame-off restoration, it is listed in the L-79 registry and has a documented 62,000 miles since new. The right buyer should get very excited when this is up for sale on Saturday.

1970 Olsmobile 442 W-30

This Oldsmobile 442 W-30 is fairly unique, finished in a limited production paint called Sebring Yellow. It has front disc brakes, air conditioning, an AM//FM radio, and the W25 Fiberglass Hood with Outside Air Induction. It also features power steering and – get this – an 8-track player! It’s believed that fewer than 20 W30s were built in Sebring Yellow, making this quite a rare example, not mention a powerful one with 370 HP coming from under that hood. We expect this 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 will find a new home on Saturday.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - GAA Muscle Cars

This ’69 Boss 429 was restored by Bob Perkins and includes a Deluxe Marti Report that shows it to be the real deal with KK number 1551. It has all the perks with power steering and power brakes as well as an AM radio, Traction-Lok Differential, a competition suspension, and lots of receipts and photographs from its restoration. It was featured in the Pigeon Forge Auto Museum for many years and has since won First Place at a West Coast Concours. The Boss 429 should get lots of attention when it hits the block Saturday.

It may not be the traditional muscle car, but with all the power this ’67 Chevrolet Corvette is packing you’d be hard pressed to argue it isn’t a muscle car. The L71 engine produces 435 HP and we’re happy to see that power paired with power brakes and power steering. Finished in Marina Blue with white leather seats, this Corvette really pops and the matching numbers engine doesn’t hurt either! Another frame-off restoration here – think we’re seeing a theme at GAA – and we expect this to bring lots of attention from all the Corvette collectors in Greensboro and following the auction online when we expect it to sell on Saturday.