Motorious’ Picks Of Cars That Crossed The GAA Block Thursday

These cars are all very different, but are good representatives of the variety at GAA's spring auction

Thursday is a great warm up day for bidding at GAA. This means some really cool cars get sold for not a lot of money, and some do. Here are a few gems that worth a mention.

1 of 6,749 40th Anniversary Edition Corvettes

Sold for $10,500

Celebrating 40 years and 4 generations of the Corvette, Chevrolet produced 6,749 40th Anniversary Corvettes in 1993. As standard optioned, they all featured a Ruby Red Metallic finish with Ruby Red leather Sport seats, special wheel center trim, and 40th Anniversary emblems through out and were available with a multitude of factory upgrade options. Likewise, the 40th Anniversary option was available on both convertibles and coupe models.

This example sold at Thursday’s March 2019 auction with no reserve by GAA, features such options as power windows and door locks, power heated mirrors, 6 way power seats with dual power lumbar support, air conditioner, cruise control, a tilt steering column and a factory AM/FM/CD Bose upgraded sound system with a power antenna. Upgraded with the factory option Z07 performance suspension system and power 4 wheel disc brakes, it delivers 390 HP from the LT1 350 CID engine backed by an automatic transmission. This convertible comes with both a cloth and hard top, factory owners manual with video cassette, and 4 new Goodyear Eagle tires mounted to the special factory aluminum wheels.

1994 Toyota MR2

Sold for $5000

Derived from a 1976 Toyota design project with drivability and fuel economy in mind, the MR2 was Japans first mid engine designed car. It made its debut in October of 1983 at the Tokyo Motor Show and won the Car of the Year Japan in 1984. 1989 marked the beginning of the cars second generation and by 1995 the MR2 was no longer available in North America.

Sold at Thursday’s March 2019 auction by GAA, is a very clean garage kept example of a 1994 Toyota MR2. The red coupe features A/C, a 5 speed transmission, and T-Tops. The survivor with one repaint has only been had by 2 owners and the current one has owned it for 18 years.

1966 Dodge Coronet 500

Sold for $8500

The first generation of the Coronet was among Dodge’s first postwar body styles. Introduced in 1949 it featured a 230ci flat head straight six cylinder, Dodge’s only engine at the time. Starting out as the divisions highest trim line, by 1955 the Coronet was the lowest. In 1953, the totally redesigned Coronet with the optional “Red Ram” Hemi Engine set over 100 land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, paving the way for Dodge history and by the fifth generation the model was the most popular model sold by Dodge at over 209,000 cars in the first year alone.

Being offered for auction at Thursday’s March 2019 event by GAA is this truly unique piece of Dodge history-a 1966 Dodge Coronet. The yellow and black 2 door coupe features a true to time black interior and the odometer reads 52,773 miles. The, 727 TorqueFlight transmission backed, 318 V-8 engine is topped with a four barrel Edelbrock carburetor.

1981 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser

Not Sold! Highest Bid of $29,000

Toyota started making “Jeeps” in 1941 for the Imperial Japanese Army and by the 1950s was producing them for US military use as well. After proving its capability by climbing up to the sixth stage of Mount Fiji, the National Police Agency made the Toyota made “Jeep” its official patrol vehicle. In response to trademark violation clams, Toyota renamed their design the Land Cruiser and continued on to produce them for a variety of uses. By the time Toyota had produced the first FJ40 in 1960, their off-road utility vehicles had really made a name for itself.

The all original metal body is a unique Mandarin Orange, with a white, full hard top. Inside you’ll find the front bucket seats and rear factory jump seats to be in near perfect condition. Powered by a 4.2L inline six cylinder backed by a 4 speed manual transmission and riding on all new Firestone off-road tires, this 1981 FJ40 Land cruiser is ready to go anywhere.

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