Old Cars Report Price Guide

January/February 2022

Old Cars Report Price Guide is the nation’s most respected authority for pricing of collectible autos from the turn of the century to 2009; it is the first choice of insurers, appraisers, lenders, dealers, and collectors. The extensive price guide section rates cars on a scale of 1 to 6, from museum-quality vehicle down to parts car. Marques run from AMC to Willys, and sections on foreign makes and light-duty trucks are also included.

United States
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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
how to use price guide

The worth of an old car is a “ballpark” estimate at best. Our prices come from compilations of national/regional data by the editors of our weekly publication, Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace. These data include prices from collector-car auctions, veri›ed reports of private sales and input from experts. We list values for vehicles in six different states of condition as explained on this page. Values are for complete vehicles, not parts cars, except as noted. Modi›ed-vehicle values are not included, but can be estimated by figuring the cost of restoring to original and deducting from the figures shown within this publication. Old Cars Report Price Guide condition codes fit the following descriptions: 1) EXCELLENT: Restored to current maximum professional standards of quality in every area, or perfect original with components operating and appearing…

2 min
1964 pontiac gto: muscle car royalty

Often regarded by automotive enthusiasts as the first true muscle car, in the sense of being a midsize car with a big-block V-8 engine, the original GTO was not really a model at all. Due to General Motor’s fall 1963 ban on divisional participation in high-performance marketing, Pontiac was prevented from putting an engine with more than 300 cubic inches into an intermediate-size model. That’s why Pontiac’s “Young Turk” executives and an ad man named Jim Wangers snuck the GTO into existence as an extra-cost package for the Tempest LeMans. Late in October of 1963 the Grand Turismo Omologato package was announced for the LeMans coupe, hardtop and convertible as a $295 option. GTO equipment included a 325-hp/389-cid V-8 with a special camshaft, special hydraulic lifters and 421-style cylinder heads. It…

6 min
january auctions

MECUM KISSIMMEE Jan. 6-16 KISSIMMEE, Fla. _ Mecum Auctions will return to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee for the 17th annual edition of the world’s largest collector car auction. The sale will feature an estimated 3,500 vehicles, daily road art selections, the Mecum Midway of food, exhibitors and various live entertainment acts. Numerous impressive private collections have already been consigned, together comprising nearly 200 vehicles with about 150 to be offered at no reserve. Among the selection is a 2016 Pagani Huayra consigned From The Jackie and Gary Runyon Collection of more than 30 vehicles and the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “Gulf One” from The John Justo Collection. The Z06 is the most successful factory-backed production racing Corvette of the C2 era and bears one of only 14 regular-production Corvette serial numbers…

1 min
1956 pontiac safari wagon

The memorable Pontiac Safari station wagon was Pontiac’s version of the two-door Chevrolet Nomad wagon. The wagon traced its roots to the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Motorama concept car and became a reality with the 1955 model lineup. During its lifetime, the handsome Pontiac wagon was offered with its own model designation and also used on other Pontiac station wagons. The 1955 Safari debuted as a member of the Cheiftain line with some body components borrowed from the Nomad. The Safari had Pontiac’s unique front end and and rear tail light design. Other features were the sport coupe front doors, sliding rear seat windows and extra brightwork inside and out. Only 3,760 of the wagons were built in 1955. For 1956 , new stying features included combination bumper grilles with enclosed circular parking lights…

3 min
the latest releases from racemaker press

Rick Mears • Thanks The Story of Rick Mears and the Mears Gang Racemaker presents a second edition of Gordon Kirby’s biography of four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears. Rick announced his retirement from racing in 1992, just after his forty-first birthday. He went out a winner with four Indy 500 victories, three CART Indy Car World Series championships, twenty-nine individual race victories and forty pole positions. He was the most successful Indy car driver of his era. Lost In Time Formula 5000 In North America During the 60s and 70s, American road racing flourished, with hard-fought championships for the Can-Am, the Trans-Am and last but not least the Formula 5000 series. Formula 5000 attracted excellent entries from well-known teams such as Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Carl Haas, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske and Carl Hogan.…