What Bob admires on AutoHunter’s latest auction docket

A diverse group of cruisers and sports cars that are up for bidding

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The 1966 Thunderbird would be a stylish cruiser anywhere it goes

Online bidding on AutoHunter is an exciting way to enjoy the collector car hobby, your next dream car just a few clicks away as you compete for the top prize, and maybe score yourself a bargain in the process.

ClassicCars.com recently launched  AutoHunter as an easy-to-navigate auction platform with an array of desirable collector vehicles.  The format offers real-time live customer service for buyers and sellers as well as buyer’s protection plan and a seller’s guarantee.

Among the vehicles currently offered on Autohunter, here are a few of my favorites:

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1966 Ford Thunderbird

A handsome and nicely preserved example of Ford’s personal luxury car, this T’bird looks splendid in Sahara Beige with Parchment vinyl roof and its factory Emberglo interior featuring power front bucket seats, a “Swing Away” tilt steering wheel and an overhead “safety panel” with warning lights. 

Power is provided by a 315-horsepower 390cid V8 linked with a Cruise-O-Matic transmission, with a full assortment of power accessories.  

The coupe is located in Bow, New Hampshire, and the seller says it was purchased four years ago from the family of its original owner.  Recent maintenance includes a new battery, alternator and drive belts, the seller says, adding that the car comes with its original keys and owner’s manual.

1974 BMW 2002 tii

This performance version of the 2002 is a highly desired model among enthusiasts of the iconic series of BMW sports coupes, the performance from its 2.0-liter inline-4 boosted to 130 horsepower fed through a 4-speed manual transmission. 

This 2002 benefits from a partial restoration in 2006 that included a bare-metal professional repaint in black and installation of a set of 14-inch basketweave wheels from a later 3-Series model and BF Goodrich Touring T/A tires with fewer than 2,000 miles on them.  The five-digit odometer reads 65,000 miles.

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The interior looks good with tan-leather bucket seats and door panels, carpet and headliner, although some electrical work is needed to repair the aftermarket audio system, horn and dashboard lights, the Greer, South Carolina, seller advises.

1962 Chevrolet Biscayne resto-mod

What looks like a very clean original Biscayne 2-door-sedan lowered over a set of custom wheels is actually a modified performance car repainted in the original color of Ermine White with a bright-red bench-seat interior.

Modifications include a fresh 350cid V8 upgraded with an Edelbrock 600cfm carburetor and intake manifold, an HEI ignition, ceramic-coated Hedman headers with manual cutouts, a Champion aluminum radiator with electric fans, 700R4 automatic transmission and 12-bolt rear end. There’s a new power-steering conversion, RideTech suspension upgrades and power front disc brakes.

The unadorned body of this Chevy classic looks totally straight, and the wheels are appropriate for the vintage.  Located in Gilbert, Arizona, this great-looking resto-mod is looking for it next place to go cruising.

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1976 Triumph TR7

For sale by its original owner in Folsom, California, this TR has been repainted in its factory color of Russet Brown and reupholstered with a Golden Tan interior.   The British sports coupe has been driven regularly and apparently well-maintained, and the 2.0-liter engine, 4-speed transmission and rear all have been replaced over the years, the seller says.

Upgrades include a Monza exhaust system, a modern audio system and a burlwood interior trim kit. The suspension has been modified with a Huffacker Engineering camber-adjustment kit and polyurethane bushings; the seller has replacement rubber bushings included in the sale in case the new owner finds the sporty ride too harsh.

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

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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