Bernie's Barrett Jackson: Orange County Picks

Jun 22, 2012

The greatest Automotive auction is returning to Orange County!!! This weekend, Barrett Jackson will auction off some gorgeous, mostly vintage cars. One day, I will make it there, but until then, I'll feature my favorite picks that's on the chopping block.

First up, this gorgeous 2005 Ford Mustang GT Platt & Payne Signature edition. Located on lot 1002, all of the proceeds will go to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. So whomever buys this Mustang will help others as well. Two for the price of one!!!

Next up, 1 1954 Land Rover Fire Truck straight from New Zealand!!! And get this... it comes with a ladder rack and hose. It runs and drives like a 1954 Land Rover and is so much fun to own and show. Remember, this is a right-hand drive vehicle. The siren works, the lights all work. The New Zealand license plate is original. I'm jealous.

Presenting a 1951 Ford Victoria 2 Door Hardtop, and isn't it gorge??? Completely restored from the frame up. All receipts for restoration, photos, manuals, books and sales brochure are included. This could potentially replace my dream 1953 Pontiac Star Chief, but the Star Chief has significance.

The 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible. Original Black Plate car with original body panels and interior leather inserts. Very rare 300 in excellent condition. 413 Cross-Ram engine. It's beautiful, isn't it?

A 1965 Ford Mustang Custom 2 Door Coupe. *stands up and claps* A beautiful built Mustang reborn with a freshened restoration with upgrades. Blue and white exterior with blue and white pony interior. If I had the money, this would be mine.

1968 American Motors AMX Custom 2 Door Coupe. Finished in the same color combo as the 1968 Playboy Playmate of the Year car. Equipped with the 390cid "Go Pack" option and OEM automatic transmission. Optioned well having high bucket seats with headrests, side pipe exhaust and magnum finished wheels. The color pink has been growing on me lately. Probably because it's really not a common color.

A 1962 Chevy Corvette Convertible. Frame-off restoration with all matching numbers. This stunning car is configured with white over red. The last year of the C1.

1959 CADILLAC COUPE DE VILLE 2 DOOR COUPE. Very well restored and sorted out Cadillac icon with air conditioning. Correct interior and drives very well, as the engine and all mechanicals are newly rebuilt. From the Dee Elias Collection. That Persian Sand color looks like a pinkish-purple to me.

1968 FIAT 500L TARGA. Purchased from original owner. All original. Fun car. Tan with tan interior. 499cc 2 cylinder engine with 20hp and 7.1 compression ratio. Estimated mpg is 40-55 miles on regular fuel. VIN in front of trunk. 59,324 original kilometers, which is less than 37,000 original miles.

We all know I'm a little strange, so I had to add the 1963 Volkswagen Split Window Safari Bus. Wonderfully restored 1963 split window bus in Turkis and white exterior and Como and Phosphor Green interior. Restored with meticulous attention to detail inside and out. All windows on the bus have been replaced with safari style glass including front windshields and the rare small back glass. Powered by a 1,600cc German crate motor and a 4-speed transmission this bus runs and drive beautifully. I know, I'm a strange girl.

There were A LOT OF MUSTANGS AND CAMAROS FOR SALE!!!! Every body style of each vehicle was for auction. There's still 400 cars left to show off (and click here to see them). If I were to make it to any Barrett Jackson auction, I would rather go to Scottsdale, Arizona. I haven't checked out the Vegas lineup or the Palm Beach one, but it seems like Scottsdale has better cars for auction. I know one thing, I saw quite a few Chevelles up for auction. If they knew what I know, they could have shipped it to Atlanta and someone would have bought them in a heartbeat. Chevelles from 1969-1972 are GOD in Atlanta. It's like what Bel-Airs are to Los Angeles. But Orange County doesn't have that many cars where the model year is prior to 1960.

P.S. But the one thing I like about the Orange County auction more than the Scottsdale one, other than the fact that Orange County is next door to Los Angeles County, but Most of the cars are up for grabs, they didn't bid before the auction like they do at the Scottsdale.

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