If you’re looking for some rare classic cars, check out the Raleigh Classic Car Auctions, held twice a year in Raleigh, North Carolina. The summer event featured 300 first-class vehicles, including heavy metal Cadillacs, Lincolns, Chryslers, Detroit muscle cars, and collectibles from the ’40s and ’50s. There was even a late model Bentley in the lineup, which sold for $103,600 (including sales commission), making it the highest selling car at the auction. However, what made this auction so unique were the number of low-mileage, original, limited-number, highly-optioned, show-winning, and well-documented vehicles crossing the auction block. Here are some of the standouts in a field of handpicked premium classics.
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
This was the last American-made convertible model made before the manufacture of the early-years convertibles were discontinued. This car has 25,000 miles.
1967 Corvette Roadster
This big block 427, with 4-speed, has less than 21,000 miles.
1955 Mercury Monterey
This is all-original car has only 15,300 miles.
This all-original car has only 2,100 miles.
2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 KR
This like-new Shelby has only 400 miles.
1969 Ford Talladega:
Only 750 of these special NACAR-package Fords were built.
1969 Cyclone Spoiler, Dan Gurney Special
Only 503 of these special, NASCAR-package Mercurys were built.
1933 Chrysler Royal Eight
Of the 266 of these Chrysler’s that were built, very few still exist.
1951 Frazer Manhattan 4-Door
Only 27 Frazers still exist, of the 132 built.
1969 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T
This big muscle survivor is 1 of only 97 R/T Hemis built.
1979 Ford F250 Indy Track Truck
There is only 20,000 miles on this original truck used for the Indy 500 1979 race. There were only 62 vehicles of its kind made.
1956 Ford Sunliner
This was one of several Sunliners at the auction, but this black, on red Sunliner had essentially every option offered by Ford, including the extremely rare in-dash air condition, which was dealer installed.
1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible
This PHS-documented convertible has 40 factory options.
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix Convertible
This Grand Prix is equipped with a big 428 engine and all the options Pontiac offered.
1958 Chevrolet Impala Two Door Hardtop
Originally introduced by GM as a show car for the 1958 model year, this iconic turquoise beauty is even more of a show stopper now. This car was equipped with tri-power, continental kit, and loads of chrome accents.
1969 Mustang Mach 1
This Mustang had the rare 390 engine that was last offered in 1969. This highly-documented caddy apple red Mach 1, with blacked out hood, spoilers, and rear window louvers and special wheels, looks like a winner. And, it has the trophies to back it up.
1973 Firebird Super Duty 455
This Firebird is only 1 of 43 of its kind, and is arguably the last of the original muscle cars.
1968 Buick GS California
This show-winning, low-mileage Buick was a limited-production car, with less than 9,000 miles.
2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
This is the last car built by Oldsmobile. The underside of the hood is signed by all of the car maker’s employees at the time of the marque closing. If you missed the summer event, no need to worry. A December event is scheduled to bring more premier cars to the AA Raleigh Classic .