Like the rest of the collector car hobby, we are nuts about vintage pickup trucks. Today’s find could be one of the nicest pickups ever. The seller started out with a rust-free 51,000 mile truck and then treated to a restoration worthy of a much more important car. But this is sort of important because it has a rare 5-Star Extra interior package. Read More
Some great and some not so great cars sold yesterday. Prices are all over the map probably for reasons unknown to us here but evident to those who inspected the car before bidding. For example, we featured 2 almost identical Mercedes-Benz 190Sls. One sold at $90,000 with what is said to be original interior that is clearly not. Another not so great example sold at a more appropriate $61,000. Then there is a magnificent Mercedes-Benz 600 Short Wheelbase that was a No Sale at $55,000. An MGA that looked to be tidy was a No Sale at $19,000 and a Mercedes 280SL that was just okay sold for $60,000. Go figure. But that is what an auction is about. All you need are 2 bidders wanting the same car on the same day and silly things can happen. On the other hand, timing might be bad for some cars resulting in low prices or no sales. Not rocket science. Click on each for a full size image:
1957 MGA Roadster No sale at $19000
1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB No sale at $55,000
There is no questioning the fact that Americans love pickup trucks. We are not talking about just men here because we know plenty of women who love their trucks. Here at Mint we have a special affection for vintage trucks particularly pickups that can be pressed into service for daily runs to the garden center or taking the kayaks down to the river. Why buy a new one for that when a beautiful elder will do. Read More
There is no question that vintage pickups are huge hits and valuations are marching forward. So if you have a nice one that is all well and good. What you need to set you apart is a rare one. Well, unlike Ferraris when rare means like 35 cars, with American pickups, it can mean a few thousand. We believe that is what we found here. Read More
This C-10 started out just like any other C-10. Now, after a mechanical makeover, and an artistic paint treatment, it is now what appears to be a vintage shop truck. But really, it is just a cool C-10 that you can enjoy everyday yet be a little distinctive. Read More
For over 24 years, Ford’s Pickups have been the best selling vehicle in the US. They have been in production for over 60 years. Ford’s F1s were referred to as Bonus-Built because they were the first of a long series of pickups that were not based on a passenger car chassis. So why is this one important? Well it really isn’t other than the fact that it is in very good condition in a fabulous color. The owners restored it 10 years ago and it now has a bit of patina inside and out.