Auctions Kick Off for Hagerty Marketplace
Today marks the launch of Hagerty Marketplace‘s online auctions. Definitely a bid to compete with other online auction services, Hagerty Marketplace seems to be placing itself as something between a formal, in-person auction and a do-it-yourself site like Bring a Trailer.
Car Specialists from Broad Arrow Auctions are directly involved with the lots that are currently open for bidding, replying to comments from bidders and onlookers alike. That’s no surprise to us, having seen the personal attention afforded by Broad Arrow to both consignors and bidders in their first two major sales.
There are currently ten vehicles available as auction listings on the Hagerty Marketplace and we want to take a look at one in particular that jumped out at us.
A 1963 Ford Fairlane 500 Squire Wagon might surprise some people as our selection from the first ten cars offered through the marketplace auctions, but this is no standard Squire Wagon. Equipped with a factory four-speed manual transmission that’s paired with a 289 cid V8, this wagon created the idea of the fast family car, the original sleeper.
This specific example is finished in Pale Yellow with a very clean red interior that includes sport bucket seats to go along with the floor-mounted four-speed transmission. Originally equipped with the “Challenger” V8, this was quite the wagon when new as it is now.
The Fairlane appears to be in good condition with the only known flaws listed on the auction page – key lock trim that’s needed for the tailgate, possibility of adjusting the fit of the front passenger door, a likely need to replace the speedometer cable in the near-term, and weak heat in the winter. We should note that, as the car is currently located in Woodstock, NY – according to the Hagerty Marketplace listing – if you’re living somewhere warmer than that, the heating could be just fine.
Plenty of documentation is included with the car including original documentation, records from previous owners, and an invoice for more than $5,000 of maintenance and repair work completed in 2018.
Being familiar with the specialists at Broad Arrow Auctions and the quality of car we’ve come to expect from them, we don’t imagine the issues listed should be any reason to avoid this wagon. In fact, we consider this a chance to not only own an incredibly rare wagon, based on factory options, but this might be a chance to get in on the Hagerty Marketplace Auctions before they get as popular and busy as some other online auctions. Maybe someone will luck out and grab this wagon at a well-bought price!