A quick glance at the cars up for sale show the usual mix of beat up and some wrecked sedans, some full size pickup trucks, and a couple of more interesting vehicles. A 2011 Toyota Yaris looks like it's in really good shape if you need a little car. There is also a 1988 Nissan 300Z that looks to need a lot of work, but just might be a bargain, or be a parts car for your Nissan collection. There is a Saab up for grabs for about the 3rd auction in a row, still looking for a buyer.
Here's some photos from the preview on Monday, and my estimate of auction selling price Wednesday:
This looked to be in pretty good shape, a little worn on the inside as you might expect from a 13 year old truck.
Lots of cool stickers on the rear window too!
Estimate: Sells for $2,000
It's a VW
It's a Jetta
No noticeable damage
Estimate: Let's go with $850
Wow, a brand they don't make anymore.
How Intriguing is that?
No clue on value, maybe some will buy it.
Another brand they don't make anymore.
And it's 18 years old, old enough to vote!
Man, tough to guess, lots of kinda blah cars.
Estimate: Maybe $300
2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Three in a row, another car brand they don't make!
Pontiac used to be pretty cool.
Grand Ams were pretty cool long ago.
Red cars are cool.
Estimate: $250, not so hot.
I'm thinking I saw this at the auction a few months ago, but not quite certain.
Unique "paint job" on the hood.
Looks kind of rough. It's old.
Estimate: Another $300 special.
2007 Ford 500
I'm still convinced that at some point the Ford people that named their cars were crazy, causing confusion about the Taurus, the 500, Taurus 500, and whatever else they came up with!
Looks like a full size, not so old car, in reasonable shape.
Ye Olde Small Pick-Em-Up truck from the 20th century!
Another truck I didn't check out much, but hey, it's got a tree air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror, so that counts for something.
Hey Eclipses are cool.
Convertibles are definitely cool.
The car looks to be in pretty good condition.
Hmmmmmm. 13 years old.
OK NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE!
They still make Chevrolets!
Chevy still makes Impalas!
They don't make 'em like this anymore, and they never made them with wheels this big.
Estimate: Go Big or go Home: $2,000
Oh brother here we go again.
Plymouth? Out of business
Sundance? Ohhh, kind of an updated Duster (like the 75 Duster we drove in high school)
On the other hand, I had no issues with a Plymouth Voyager mini van, and a Plymouth Neon too.
Ford still makes the F150, F250, etc.
There are even more big trucks in this auction, so this one might sell a bit lower than you'd think, unless an entire posse of big truck lovers shows up on Wednesday for the auction.
Some Acura Integras are cool.
Some are fun to drive.
This. Is. A. Pile, of Parts.
Estimate: No Sale
Judging by the outside condition, and the couple of other guys checking this thing out, I think this big Ram is going to go big.
The Jeep brand is still going strong, and basically keep FIAT alive business wise.
Shoot, this one even has cool lights and extra battle damage built in, so you know it's been used.
But maybe too much.
Thunderbolt and Lightning!
Very Very Frightening Me.
It's a GEO METRO for cryin' out loud!
Estimate: No Sale
That's not an aluminum truck boys and girls.
This is all about 'MERICA! right here!
The tool box looks brand new!
The bed is in great shape.
It's a big honkin' TRUCK
Estimate: GO BIG: $4,000
|1979 Ford F150|
See comments on previous truck and same selling price!
Mercury: Not any more
Cougar: Sometimes it was like a Mustang, and other times it wasn't.
This one: Not even close to a Mustang, and it's from the 80s.
Estimate: Uhhhh, no idea: $500
OK, a second Saturn in this auction, this should REALLY bring out the Saturn fans! If there are any.
Saturn had a cool marketing scheme when they came out, they claimed there was no haggling and that you just paid the listed price.
They're out of business now, so we're stuck haggling.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder
As auctioneers might tell you, "The rear end is in GREAT shape!"
2003 Ford Taurus
OK, I have to admit that I bought a new 2003 Taurus in this color. In 2003. In America.
No, I don't know why.
A year later I traded it in on a 2004 Mustang GT Convertible, and that's about as cool as it gets in my house!
It's a CADDY!
You could drive it to the Caddy Shack!
A second Chevy S10.
In exciting tan color!
Estimate: No sale
Well well well.
What do we have here?
A yellow car.
I do not like yellow cars.
Yellow trucks? They're OK!
Estimate: $200 for scrap
Honda makes great, dependable, reliable, automobiles.
They've been making the Civic foreEVER, which translates to about the early 1970s, you know, back before there was electricity.
Sorry I didn't really look at this, but hey, it's an Acura. And Acura is for people that think Hondas are too cheap!
No idea, seriously, the Acura TL has a great reputation.
Other than the big honkin' trucks in this auction, this one might be the highest priced seller, because it certainly looked to be in the best shape.
It's bright red, small, and cute. The interior looked like it was still in good shape, and the exterior all looked undamaged.
Here it is again, for about the third auction in a row, this same 97 Saab that has not sold! You can see some front end damage, and the right rear tiny window is missing.
But Saabs were always so cool, but then again they went out of business.
Estimate: No Sale = Three in a row.
|2004 Cadillac DeVille|
Man, a second Caddy
I was pretty excited to see an old Z car listed in the auction, and HERE IT IS!
There is a collection of wheels and tires on the inside, but if I'm not mistaken, that's not exactly where they usually go.
Maybe you need a parts car for your 88 Z collection?
Sorry I didn't check this one out much at all either.
On the positive side, it still has a license plate!
Yes, Caddy #3, "gleaming in the sun, there to greet a workin' man when his day is done", as Bruce Springsteen sang in his song Cadillac Ranch.
2002 Mazda B3000 Pick Up Truck!
Notice how the cab sits about a foot out of line with the bed back there?
Huh. I wonder how that happened.
Oh well, let's walk around the other side...
Oh, there was a bit of damage into the passenger side of the cab, and now the cab is about a foot farther to the left then it should be!
On the other hand, this era of Mazda trucks and Ford Rangers are nearly unstoppable, at least judging by the guys I've talked to that owned one and are still driving them today.
However, all good things must come to an end, and maybe this truck has reached that point.
Estimate: No sale.