Tuesday is normally not a super exciting day at Barrett-Jackson, but since Barrett was selling the majority of the Ron Pratte collection that night, the room was full and the bidding was crazy. Ron is a big time collector in the Phoenix area and had been buying high end cars at Barrett-Jackson for years. He decided to liquidate his collection through BJ and it was very fun to watch. This included two Hemi Mopars that did very well. The first car up was a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi and a 4-speed. Bidding was furious and shot up to $190,000 right away–unseen levels for a Hemi B-Body. It ended up at $200,000. Here is a picture of the car:
The next car up was a 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda. This was a really nice car but was a column auto which has historically really hurt the value of these. This one didn’t go up nearly as fast as the Charger but still ended up above it at $205,000.
The best Mopar in the Pratte collection is a 1970 Hemi Superbird. This one goes Saturday night.
While this one isn’t a Mopar it’s so cool we had to share. It is a GM Futureliner and will also be going Saturday night.
The next couple of cars are not from the Ron Pratte collection but were some of our favorite cars at the auction. This is a 1972 Plymouth Road Runner GTX with a 4 speed, air grabber and was all numbers matching. Very cool car.