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Rolling through the decades of AutoHunter’s collector car auction docket


Each week, one of the ClassicCars.com Journal editors takes a turn picking vehicles that interest them on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com.

This week, it’s my turn and I’ve decided to showcase vehicles that stand out to me from each decade between 1930 and 1990.

1938 Chevrolet ½-Ton Pickup

1938 Chevrolet ½-Ton Pickup on AutoHunter

Kicking off the list is this farm-bound pickup that’s been with the same family for three generations and is the product of an older restoration.

The body is finished in two-tone red with black running boards and features brightwork for the bumpers, grille, molding and trim. The cargo bed has been given new wood panels and hardware and is boxed in with wooden bed caps on each side.

Looking inside the cab, you’ll see some wear and tear in the black vinyl seats and a pair of aftermarket bowtie-branded floor mats installed in the footwells.

Power comes from a single-carbureted 216cid inline-6 engine connected to a 4-speed manual transmission.

1948 Super Deluxe Ford Woody Wagon

1948 Super Deluxe Ford Woody Wagon on AutoHunter

We are rolling into the ‘40s with this restored Super Deluxe Woody four-door station wagon that features a rebuilt 239cid flathead V8 mated to a 3-speed manual transmission.

All the wooden trim, inside and out, was removed, sanded, refinished and varnished. Looking at the photos, the hard work paid off. In addition, brightwork was redone.

The interior features a reupholstered brown vinyl bench seat and an ivory dash with a white steering wheel and bright accents.

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner on AutoHunter

Picture yourself pulling into the drive-in theater in this ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner convertible.

The convertible was subject to a restoration and repainted in a two-tone red and white accented nicely with chrome bumpers, grille, side moldings and window trim.

The “Hide-Away Hardtop” features a mechanism that folds the front of the roof and pulls it back beneath the deck lid, thanks to the power of seven electric motors.

When the top is down, the red and white interior “Airweave vinyl” upholstered is revealed. The interior is equipped with an electric clock, AM radio and heater.

Power comes from a Thunderbird Special 312cis Y-block V8 connected to a 3-speed Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission.

1960 Chrysler Windsor

1960 Chrysler Windsor

This one-owner light green Windsor Golden Lion four-door sedan remains in largely original condition.

The body boasts large tail fins that “begin at the front doors and extend to boomerang-styled tail lamps at the rear,” AutoHunter notes in the car’s listing.

Inside, you’ll find dual two-toned bench seats upholstered in black cloth and gray vinyl, a ribbed brightwork panel containing push-button controls for the TroqueFlite 3-speed transmission a push-button radio and an ashtray.

Under the hood is the B-series 383cid V8 that was factory rated at 305 horsepower.

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 on AutoHunter

Rock out to Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones in this 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 SportsRoof coming from long-term family ownership.

According to the Marti Report, this Mach 1 is one of just 606 featuring this Dark Green Metallic paint and trim code.

The body has a dual-intake Ram Air hood with 351 decals and bright retention pins, a lower front air dam, Mach 1 hockey-stick side stripping and decals and a rear deck spoiler.

Power comes from a numbers-matching 351cid Cleveland 2V V8 paired with an FMX Select-Shift 3-speed automatic transmission and console-mounted shift lever.

1987 GMC 1500 Jimmy Sierra Classic

This classic 4×4 features a new repaint in a two-tone tan and orange accented by brightwork-covered bumpers, mirrors, side moldings and door handles.

Equipped with the Sierra Classic package, the interior houses brushed aluminum dash and door panel trim and high-back two-tone red and tan cloth seats. Amenities include cruise control, air conditioning, a newer Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo and power windows.

Power comes from a small-block fuel-injected 350cid V8 connected to a 700R4 automatic transmission.

1994 Dodge Viper

Nothing screams the ‘90s like a bright red Dodge Viper. This example was previously owned by famous comedian and action Jeff Dunham and shows just 11,000 miles on the odometer.

The body features side-exit exhaust outlets, a fabric soft top with side curtains and a removable red hardtop.

When you open the hood, which is a huge one-piece clam shell, you’ll find a mid-mounted 8.0-liter aluminum 400 horsepower V10 connected to a Borg Warner T-56 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.

 To see the many more diverse offerings on AutoHunter, visit the online auction’s website.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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