Welcome to our 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW where we pause a moment to see what has happened in the past year. Each year Cars On Line.com publishes its YEAR IN REVIEW Special Edition for its newsletter readers and Facebook and Twitter friends. Here is where we review all the great cars we've featured in the newsletter for the past year. We also bring you some of the high profile cars which were SOLD thru CARS ON LINE. This is where we get to puff out our chest a brag a little about the quality of our listings. In this report you'll see some of the great collector cars of all time.
2014 was the best year ever for Cars On Line.com. From the Barrett-Jackson Auction in January to the great show we attended at the 2014 Daytona Turkey Run in November, we had a great time meeting with our Cars On Line.com fans and advertisers. There is no doubt that during this past year the collector car hobby has grown and is growing in a little different way than it had in the past. Prices on high end, top quality show cars have gone up this year.
In the last issue of the year we will announce our prestigious Cars On Line.com award for CAR OF THE YEAR. (Click here to review our CAR OF THE YEAR last year in 2013.) Our readers will choose which of our newsletter-featured cars will be honored with the Cars On Line.com CAR OF THE YEAR award. CLICK HERE to review the finalists and VOTE! Then watch for the announcement of the winner in the last newsletter of the year for 2014, on December 26th.
The Barrett-Jackson has helped kick off the New Year for the last 42 years and this year was no different as the 43rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction maintained its title as one of the biggest collector car auctions in the world. Cars On Line joined thousands of collector car enthusiasts in Scottsdale, Arizona for the event andFacebook and Twitter followers to join us in speculating some of the closing prices, and we weren't disappointed with the results. A 2014 COPO Camaro sold for $700,000 and benefited the Achilles Team of Disabled Veterans. . A 1956 Ford Custom F100 sold for $450,000 and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird E sold for $300,000. That was just on Friday! You can see what else happened at the auction, including our "Prime Time" Saturday coverage by reading our news blog here. Watching the price values at the Barrett-Jackson give valuable insight into the state of the collector car market and is also quite a lot of fun. Don't forget that the 2015 Barrett-Jackson is just around the corner and you'll be able to see more Cars On Line coverage of the event as it happens.
A Run-til-Sold ad is one of the most popular ways to sell a car on Cars On Line. That's what a seller in Gulfport, Florida used to sell his 1933 Plymouth Sedan Delivery. It's pro-built and fully chromed out.
Custom upgrades and new parts helped to sell the 1957 Chevy 150 Pro Street that appeared in one of January's Run-til-Sold ads.
The 1957 Buick Estate Wagon from a seller in Boiling Springs, South Carolina SOLD after appearing on Cars On Line and was said to be rust-free, purchased from the president of the Buick Club of America.
Good maintenance, attention to detail and spot-on restoration work contributed to the sale of the 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator seen here.
Another of this year's Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR contenders is a real deal 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra from Exotic Classics.com in Syosset, New York. It would be one of
Put some effort into purchasing a vintage Corvette and you'll have an investment every bit as reliable as buying equities in the stock market. Corvettes have long been one of the "gold1957 Corvette Fuelie Convertible as a "9 out of 10" beauty with many like-new components and a 283/283 replacement engine that was overhauled to factory specifications. The 4-speed transmission received a similar treatment and together they account for the steeply reduced price when compared to other Corvette Fuelies. It remained a perfect candidate for a high-end driver collectible though, and one lucky owner is out there somewhere enjoying life with the top down now.
A 1966 Chevy II SOLD out of Monroe, North Carolina. It featured a bright red paint job, flawless body, mildly built 350 that sounded "awesome" and a catching red and white interior with bucket seating.
Newsletter readers already know to keep an eye out for the Cars On Line DEAL of the DAY section, where deals on great cars like this 1970 Ford Torino GT get announced early. They usually sell early too!
The seller of this 1970 Chevy El Camino Pro Street invested over $60,000 into it and the results had no trouble attracting a buyer. It SOLD!
An extremely straight and solid West Coast 1938 Dodge Stepside Pickup made an appearance in our February newseltter. It was recently restored with a two-tone exterior and SOLD easily.
Only two years out from a full restoration and this 1968 Shelby GT350 in New York found itself on the collector car market. It didn't stay there for long.
Chopped, channeled, nosed and decked are terms that make for a heavily modified custom like the 1949 Mercury Custom Coupe that SOLD in February.
Auto Investors from Dothan, Alabama posted a very rare and desirable 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Indy Pace Car Convertible for sale early this year. The rare Indy Pace Car will be one of the cars in the running for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR award. It featured an arrow-straight body finished in Sun Glitter Yellow, new chrome and
Last March, a private seller in Bonita Springs, Florida gave the public its first chance at owning the Ironworks Speed & Custom-built 1955 Chevy Bel Air Custom Convertible that served as a
An original, numbers matching 340 Six Pack powered this 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A from Bonne Terre, Missouri. It had a broadcast sheet, both fender tags and SOLD!
Amazingly realistic flamed paint adorns the AACA Museum-featured 1923 Ford T-Bucket that SOLD in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania last April. It had a 350ci Chevy with new chrome intake.
The most recognizable car in the world just might be the Shelby Cobra. In the 1960's AC Cars in Britain was producing little two-seater sports cars called AC Aces, incorporating a hand-built1963 Shelby AC Cobra for sale in March, one of those early Cobras and armed with a 289ci V8 at the Shelby factory and set up for racing. Reportedly, it was one of the first competition cars to be sold to a private party that was set up to do so.
It's no secret that the crew of the Dukes of Hazzard TV show were notoriously hard on their fleet of 1969 Dodge Chargers. 249 were used up between 1978 and 186 by the Warner1969 General Lee Dodge Charger to our Celebrity Car Section in March. It's designated as LEE 8, and although it reportedly never made it in front of a camera, that fact may be what made it the only surviving, original-condition example to exist today. It wears the original Flame Orange paint, "01" racing numerals, a Confederate naval flag and General Lee accents. It's well documented and comes with a full record of its history according to Volo Auto Museum. One of those documents is a notarized Bill of Sale from Warner Brothers.
Repainted in the original Verdoro Green, the 1969 Pontiac GTO seen here put on a good appearance and SOLD out of Pennsylvania.
The most unique feature of this 1957 Chevy Gasser Bel Air is the 392ci Hemi motor with dual Carter 4-barrel carbs in a fully finished engine bay. Buyers agreed it was something special and it SOLD.
A seller in Sacramento, California used a SLIDE SHOW ad to sell their 1946 Ford F1 Pickup. The truck had a 351 M motor with 4bbl Holley intake and carb, a GM sub frame and power bucket seats.
Engineers at the old Nash plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin were known for producing little econo boxes called "Rambler Americans," but they also had a muscle car department at the American Motor Corporation (AMC) plant and were1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler, known as the "Rambler Scrambler." 1,512 were made and the one that showed up for sale in April was one of only 324 "B" scheme cars, the rarer of the only two colors that the Rambler Scramblers came in. We were told a recent restoration paid attention to details and originality and that the rebuilt 390ci big block motor was rebuilt. New front suspension bushings and motor mounts were installed fresh according to the Canadian owner. This terror on the track was rumored to do 14.2 right off the showroom floor and were light enough to need little tweaking. They're a rare beast now, and one in this condition won't likely be seen again for quite some time.
When Mercedes-Benz decided to get back into road racing in the early 1950s, they developed what they felt was the best machine for the job: the legendary 300SL. It quickly captured the eye of sports car lovers and by 1952 the W194 model 300SL had scored wins at the 24 Hours1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was introduced at the New York Auto Show in 1954. This one was special ordered the same year and changed hands three times before landing in the garage of the seller in 1973. They enjoyed it for more than 40 years before it went up for sale again in April, this time by Gullwing Motor Cars. Now it will be considered for our Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR award. With just 50,000 miles on the odometer, the 300SL Gullwing remained a fitting example of the first-ever fuel injected production car and once worldwide top-speed record holder. It also holds a place on the list of top ten collector cars.
During the month of April this rare 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible SOLD. It was said to be one of 404 small block convertibles produced in '68.
Just a few hundred of these 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Pace Car Convertibles are known to exist. This particular example SOLD in April.
Years ago, the person you'd want to see about having the fastest, baddest ride in town was Rich Roberts in Clinton, Tennessee. He called these special built custom street machines Pro Max Vennoms. He made them only for a short time, and you can't get them anymore unless you happen to have your ear to the ground when one appears for sale like this1967 Chevy Nova Pro Max Vennom did in late April. If you want to go really, really, frightfully fast, then this is the car for you. It SOLD in the days since it was listed. You can still see the ad and the video at the link above. It will be a contender for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR award. They say the 420 Dart motor can have you flying down the road at 230 miles-per-hour in about six seconds. It featured an 871 BDS blower with 16-injector fuel injection, internals by Drodix cam and Jesel rockers, blown injection and ran on pump gas! To handle that kind of performance, Roberts carefully prepared the box frame to be the strongest on the market. He used a Moly cage, 5-speed Lenco ST 1200 transmission, 9-inch 411 Stange Detroit Lockers, coilover 4-link and Mustang II front end. There's a lot there that will make anyone consider it worthy of Car of the Year!
In exceptional condition both mechanically and cosmetically, this 1969 Porsche 911S SOLD quickly during the month of April.
Finding a new home during the month of April was this stunning 1970 Boss 302 Mustang. It had completed a full 3-year restoration and featured a date code correct DOZE motor.
This one-of-a-kind 1957 Corvette Roadster SOLD for an advertiser from Johnstown, Colorado after he used one of Cars On Line's SLIDE SHOW ads.
A seller out of Prior Lake, Minnesota SOLD his numbers matching 1970 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T in April. It was said to be one of only 112 Hemi Charger R/Ts produced for the U.S. in 1970.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV from Arizona Classics in Scottsdale, Arizona was an easy pick for the first newsletter in May. The super rare Pontiac muscle car will also be considered for our Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR award. You may search all your life and never find another likeFollow this link to a full report on both cars at the Cars On Line Blog!
A seller from Lake Worth, Florida said goodbye to his 1971 Detomaso Pantera when it SOLD with a Run Till Sold ad. The upgraded cruiser was said to have less than 24k miles.
A rare 1970 Yenko Deuce Nova found a new home in May after it SOLD through Cars On Line. The seller told us the vehicle was all numbers matching and appeared better than factory original condition.
This beautiful 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster replica was done by California Classics and SOLD in May after appearing in the Cars On Line Newsletter. It was powered by a 460 Ford engine.
During the month of May we tacked a SOLD sign onto the Run Till Sold ad of this 1967 Corvette Roadster. It featured a super rare, numbers matching 427 engine and brown leather interior.
The few Shelby Series 1 super cars produced are a rare reminder of the Shelby legend, and the 1999 Shelby Series 1 we featured from We Be Autos.com in May might have never been produced if it hadn't been
The last Cars On Line Newsletter in May featured a Spade Carrillo 1927 T Roadster that was built by a famous hot rod racer named Fred "Spade" Carrillo. The vehicle was constructed with
Look at the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda that SOLD during the month of May! The seller had the numbers matching cruiser listed for a whopping $215,000.
A fully detailed 1967 Shelby GT350 resto rod SOLD after a seller out of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada used one of Cars On Line's Run Till Sold ads.
Finding a new home during the month of May was this 1966 Shelby GT350. The seller SOLD the Wimbledon White Shelby for $149,500.
A seller out of Penticton, British Columbia SOLD this rotisserie restored 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T in May. We're told it featured a numbers matching engine and transmission.
During the first month in June we were pleased to announce the sale of this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda from Lincoln, Nebraska. The seller notified us that the Mopar SOLD, but said
A stunning Twilight Blue 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 was SOLD during the first week of June by a collector out of Saugerties, New York.
This Racing Green Metallic 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T found a new home after it SOLD through Cars On Line. It featured a numbers matching 440 ci engine.
This nicely restored, well-sorted 1970 Boss 302 Mustang SOLD after a seller from Potomac, Maryland listed it on the Cars On Line website using one of the Run Till Sold ads.
In the third week of June Cars On Line featured a 1972 Hurst Olds Indy Pace Car Convertible - the rarest Indianapolis 500 Pace Car of all! In 1972 Hurst Performance Products stepped up to offer its Hurst Oldsmobile as a Pace Car to lead the Indy 500. According to the ad, the 455 ci
big block engines were detuned down to 270 horsepower for 1972 because of emission controls and the use of unleaded gas. This Hurst Oldsmobile Pace Car featured the W-30 package and a Rallye suspension.Oldsmobile discontinued making a convertible model for the Cutlass at the end of the 1972 model year. This Linda Vaughn era 1972 Hurst Olds Pace Car is being considered for the Cars On Line CAR of the YEAR award which will be selected by our Facebook fans. The seller of the Olds Indy Pace Car said the vehicle had undergone a complete body-off restoration and showed less than 100 miles since its completion. Today we are pleased to report the rare Indy Pace car has been SOLD, thanks in part to the Cars On Line SLIDE SHOW ad.
In June Cars On Line also introduced its newsletter readers to Alien 40, a 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery from Red Hills Rods & Choppers in Utah. Alien 40 is a nationally
Chopped, nosed, decked, shaved, lowered - this 1949 Mercury Lead Sled from Raymond, New Hampshire had it all, including a SOLD sign during the month of June. Wow!
A delight to both the eyes and the ears, this frame-off restored 1974 Pontiac Trans Am Super Duty SOLD for a private seller out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. It even came with PHS documentation.
It was no surprise when this Warwick Blue 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge from Fairfield, Iowa SOLD in June. The seller told us the frame-off restored cruiser had only 55k documented miles.
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