Thursday, January 26, 2017

It's a Doozy!


Here are some more shots form the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction from last week.  The gentleman standing next me asked if I'd seen this 1930 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton.  He added "it's a doozy".  And So it is, especially after it sold for a mere $880,000.00.  Yikes!


I love it's rather delicate looking hood ornament!


Another doozy in my book was this Austin Princess A 135 Hearse from 1956.  It was owned by John Lennon.  He drove it and modified it and used it in his 1971 movie "Imagine".  


They had a display of the original ownership papers with John Lennon's signature on it.  The new owner who paid $159,500.00 for the car will get those papers along with the car.


Another rare beauty was this 1933 Auburn 12 161A Salon Phaeton Convertible.  The description said it was one of the rarest produced and set many speed records in it's day.  This one sold for $165,000.00.


I think my favorite part of the Auburn was this gorgeous hood ornament!  


16 comments:

Andy said...

That is what I call EYE CANDY.

Christine said...

Super photos again Sharon! The classic cars are gorgeous!

Mo said...

Wow. They are magnificent

Stefan Jansson said...

Some great cars here.

Steve Reed said...

I think those old ownership papers are actually more interesting than the car itself!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup! That's my car Sharon, the first one! Oh my the 1920/30's were the most stylish years ever!The hood ornaments are ArtDeco works of art, j'adore!

Karl Demetz said...

Super photos of these magnificent classic cars, Sharon !
I like the first best, but I have 1 or 2 "zero" too little in my pocket...

bill burke said...

Some real beauties here.

Lowell said...

These are mind-blowing! What a collection! I wonder how these were kept in such great condition down through the years. I'd guess they didn't spend a lot of time on the road. And again, your photos really show off the magnificence of these vehicles!

William Kendall said...

Those cars are real show stoppers!

Judy said...

Gosh! I know someone who would have loved to see those old cars. What fun!

RedPat said...

Those hood ornaments are wonderful to see, Sharon!

Lois said...

They are all gorgeous! I love seeing those ownership papers with John Lennon's signature on them. How interesting!

Jack said...

Even though I am not a "car guy," I love seeing these wonderful old classics. There can be something sinuous and sensual about the lines of a luxury car from the 1920s or 1930s. You show some real beauties!

Bob Crowe said...

They have a beautiful sense of design but there are so many better ways to use that kind of money.

Thérèse said...

They do not go unnoticed that's for sure.