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What I’m Watching – Auctions America – Ft. Lauderdale – Mar 14-16 – Updated

Auctions America – Fort Lauderdale – March 14-16

1990 Bentley Turbo R Saloon
Their Estimate: 20,000 – 25,000
My Estimate: 20,000 – 25,000
This estimate fits for recent sales for this condition
70,000 miles, two previous owners.
I love Bentleys because they’re almost a Rolls Royces but they’re not.
(The website does’t show the selling price.)

1991 Alfa Romeo 164L Sedan
Their Estimate: 12,000 – 16,000
My Estimate: 7,000 – 10,000 (Based on recent sales)
The last Alfa Sedan in America. It shared a platform with the Saab 9000, but had different engine and suspension.
High bid: $5,500 (Not too far off.)

1958 Packard 58L Sedan
Their Estimate: 24,000 – 28,000
The last Packards were not actually Packards, but Studebakers with some old Packard Clipper trim bits grafted on. I include this car because I fell in love with one when I was a kid. It was a wreck up on blocks but it was a Packard. Even then the name was magic.
High bid: $16,000 (I guess my memories don’t always equal value to others.)

1967 Excalibur SS Roadster
Their estimate: 38,000 – 42,000
My estimate: 35,000 – 40,000 (Just to be ornery)
Another Studebaker bastard off-shoot. Designed by Brooks Stevens. The prototype used a Studebaker 289 engine. Went into production with Corvette 327. Series one was a sport car but each subsequent revision brought bloat. Which interestingly a newer fatter example is up for auction with a much higher estimate.
High bid: $34,000 (So close)

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