Best Selling Muscle
Chevys the clear leader
Eric Kaminsky - January 24, 2014 10:00 AM
2014 COPO CamaroBarrett-Jackson Auction Company
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Chevrolets took seven of the top 10 spots in the musclecar category in the January auctions in Arizona, with a 2014 COPO Camaro selling for $700,000 at Barrett-Jackson topping all sales by a wide margin.
1) 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot 3007, Barrett-Jackson), $700,000
First of limited production run of 69 cars; only one to be painted Silver Ice metallic. Proceeds from sale benefit Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. See related story by clicking here:
2) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Lot 5016, Barrett-Jackson), $253,000
Dave Strickler, campaigned this Jenkin's prepared Z/28 Camaro and dominated the ranks of NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season. Restored to racing appearance in 1993-1994, it is still equipped with an original balanced and blue printed 302cid engine.
3) 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot 1326, Barrett-Jackson), $220,000
Delivered to Grossman Chevrolet in Minneapolis. Restored by Frank Payne of Flying A Restorations of Omaha, Nebraska, it is only one of 30 to feature Hurst Dual Gate automatic transmission. Scored 995 out of 1,000 points. This car was verified as an original Yenko by Ed Cuneen of the COPO Connection.
4) 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback (Lot 1077, Barrett-Jackson), $176,000
Unrestored, matching numbers original BOSS 429 with Raven Black paint, black interior and four-speed close ratio transmission. Documentation includes Deluxe Marti Report, Window Sticker, original owner's manual, warranty book and BOSS 429 supplement to owner's manual. Smog pump setup removed years ago has been restored and is in the trunk.
5) 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda (Lot 31, Gooding & Company), $170,000
One of 284 four-speed version built in 1970. This highly optioned car comes in eye-catching Rallye Red with a black top. It has had only three California owners since new, each of whom maintained in in original, unrestored condition.
6) 1968 Ford Mustang GT 428 CJ fastback (Lot 1329, Barrett-Jackson), $165,000
This R-code 428 Cobra Jet Mustang (one of only 1,044) is finished in Wimbleton White has received a complete nuts-and-bolts restoration. It is a multiple award winner, and is documented with Deluxe and Elite Marti Reports.
7) 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle (Lot 1303, Barrett-Jackson), $164,500
Sold new at Brewers Chevrolet in Campton, Kentucky, this Chevelle has been received a certificate of authenticity from Ed Cunneen at the COPO Connection, and was restored by Roger Gibson. It is equipped with the original matching numbers L72 427/425hp engine and M40 heavy duty automatic transmission.
8) 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 convertible (Lot 1070, Barrett-Jackson), $154,000
Powered by a 360hp 454ci V-8 coupled to a four-speed, this car has had a frame-off show quality restoration. Built in Baltimore, it is painted Tuxedo Black, comes with a black top, and is loaded with options.
9) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Lot 1282, Barrett-Jackson), $143,000
Painted in Hugger Orange, this Z/28 underwent a five-year nut-and-bolt restoration, using NOS and GM parts. It has a cross-ram intake, and features an original GM fiberglass hood and air cleaner atop the original 302DZ engine.
10) 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 hardtop (Lot 1357, Barrett-Jackson), $139,000
Purchased new at Dick Smith Chevrolet in Albany, New York, it was sold a year later to Lewis Baroudi of Aurora, Colorado, who drove t until 1988, and then parked it with 69,880 miles. Documented with three original build sheets, it was restored in 2012 by Northwest House of Hardtops in Portland. It features factory cowl induction and the original CRV coded LS6 454/450hop engine and four-speed.