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Andy picks his favorites on AutoHunter docket

AutoHunter’s online auction lineup features a variety of collector vehicles to consider


Happily, it is my turn to make my picks from the many cars on the AutoHunter online auction site driven by ClassicCars.com. Since I’m not headed to Arizona this month for the usual auction week, and making picks from the various auction s there, our online auction cars happily fill that gap for me.

I have worked to make these picks represent a variety of cars from different eras, heck, I even picked a truck. I hope you enjoy and, if you like one of these picks, be sure to register and bid.

1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collectors Edition

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The ’82 Collectors Edition proved to be a bit less than its name would imply with 6,759 built, however, the cars the offered a few things that made them special. 

First of all, these cars were delivered fully loaded with special paint, interiors and wheels. I love the two-tone paint treatment, which I usually hate on most other cars, and I also like the almost metallic color of the leather. In addition, these cars have an ingenious feature that no other C3 Corvette share, a lifting rear window, making storage of luggage all that much easier. 

The example up for bidding has been driven 54,000 miles and has had a correct repaint in the correct colors and scheme. This car will cost less than a completely original paint car, but offers a lot of 1980s sports car for the money.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth

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These 500 Abarth cars define fun. I have loved these fast and fun cars since they were launched in what had to be one of the coolest car ads in the last 20 years. 

There is simply no newer car on the second-hand market that offers more fun. They are fast, handle well, are fun to drive, and have an intoxicating exhaust note. These cars are also no longer available new so used ones could well increase in value. 

This car has covered 60,000 miles from new and includes Neuspeed custom suspension, HID headlamps, and a performance air intake system. It is also a leather-interior car and has a sunroof. You can bid on this car now and I practically guarantee the fun you have behind the wheel will offset the cost of the car in minutes.

1994 Land Rover Defender 90

AutoHunter, Andy picks his favorites on AutoHunter docket, ClassicCars.com Journal

Of all 4X4 vehicles, the Defender 90 is my all-time favorite. There is just something so old school about the design and they to me define what a 4X4 vehicle should look like. 

This D90 has had numerous desirable upgrades including a Rockware custom front bumper with a Superwinch, black diamond-plate wing protectors, four roof-mounted Hella 55w off-road lights, Terrafirma rock sliders, and a custom bumper with a NATO hitch and 2-inch receiver hitch. 

It has two tops — a Rovers North soft top as well as the original Land Rover hardtop, both which are said to be in like-new condition. If you want a mythic off road vehicle this Defender 90 would be hard to beat.

1976 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

AutoHunter, Andy picks his favorites on AutoHunter docket, ClassicCars.com Journal

This is a way to live out your Smokey and the Bandit dreams in a little more subtle way. This Trans Am is painted in its original Sterling Silver paint with a correct blue vinyl interior. It has a matching-numbers 455cid V8 paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and is well optioned with air conditioning, power windows, Rallye II wheels, and a radial-tuned suspension.  

If this were a Black Trans Am, it would be worth a bit more, but I prefer this silver car. Anyone can buy a black Trans Am, so why not be different?

To find more AutoHunter listings up for auction, visit the AutoHunter website

Andy Reid
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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