Classic muscle cars auction in California

Classic muscle cars auction in California

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will drop the hammer on an outstanding private collection of high-powered muscle cars in June as part of a single-day sale in San Diego, California.

Scheduled for June 19, 2010, and billed Classic Muscle & Modern Performance, the sale will present over 80 magnificent examples from a prominent Southern California collector, all to be offered without reserve. From GTOs to Corvettes, Chevelles and Mustangs, the offering spans a variety of iconic Detroit muscle and represents the owner’s lifelong passion for high-performance vehicles.

Headlining the line-up is a super-rare, tire-shredding 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88, fully documented with low mileage. The L88 is one of 18 different Corvettes slated for the auction block during the event. Another star attraction for the sale is an all-powerful, superbly restored 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertible, considered one of the most desirable of the genre. Equipped with a massive, pavement-scorching 450-horsepower 454-cubic inch V8, one of the most legendary engines in muscle car history, the Chevelle LS6 is one of only 18 in existence and believed to be the only LS6 Convertible with the attractive red / black color combination. It is one of five Chevelles from the collection consigned to the June sale.

The auction line-up also reflects the owner’s enthusiasm for GTOs – a lifelong passion that can be traced back to his childhood growing up in Detroit and a superb 1965 Tiger Gold Pontiac GTO driven by his parents during his youth. On offer at the June sale are some 20 pristine examples, headlined by an unmistakable 1969 Pontiac GTO “The Judge”, restored by marque specialist Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties.

Other notable highlights include a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, one of just 498 examples produced that year, and two 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28s.

RM’s upcoming San Diego sale continues the company’s strong presence in California which has included a string of highly successful private collection sales in recent years.

What do you think?



  1. I like the classic cars… sometimes I wish the new car designs are like that 🙂 especialy for the japanese ones 🙁 disappointing desgins lately

  2. Can you advise if you sold the 429 boss, and if not can i have some more info and the real buy it now price. Thanks Dean

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