Andy picks his favorites from the AutoHunter online auction docket

American muscle, European cool attract his attention

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1970 Plymouth Superbird
This 1970 Plymouth Superbird certainly makes a statement on the road or at the show, just like the racing versions did on the NASCAR tracks

The cars just keep coming up for bidding at AutoHunter and this week I found a few that I would like to have in my own garage. Like the cars available on the AutoHinter docket, they vary from muscle cars to European stars to modern classics.

Here are my picks this week, I hope you like my choices.

1970 Plymouth Superbird

I have always loved these Chrysler wing cars. They were created as NASCAR homologation cars and on the track were the dominant car of 1970 driven by Richard Petty and others. In fact, the Superbird was designed to lure Petty back to Chrysler from Ford. This specific Superbird being offered on AutoHunter is finished in its original color of Lemon Twist Yellow and is powered by a 440 Six-Pack V8 mated to a 4-speed gearbox. If you are looking for a muscle car that makes a statement, look no further than this Superbird.

1963 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster

This 1963 XKE is finished in British Racing Green with a Tan interior but was originally painted Cream with a Maroon interior. I have to say this newer color combo is a lot nicer, and at the same time such a change in colors inside and out could mean that this car sells for a bit less than a car in the original factory colors. However, what an XKE is best for is driving. I personally would rather potentially save a few bucks and drive a British Racing Green XKE than a Cream colored one.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 cabriolet

These Mercedes E Class convertibles were a limited production and expensive car when new and have been moving up in value for a few years. This specific example on AutoHunter is finished in its original Midnight Blue paint with a color-matched soft top and a navy-blue leather interior. Having only covered a total of 18,000 miles, this is a car to buy as a future collectible. These are stunning cars and, to many Mercedes enthusiasts, the last Mercedes cars with the classic bank-vault build quality.

To see the full AutoHunter docket, visit the online auction website.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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