This week on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, we have a collection of vehicles handpicked by our Journal writing team. If you’re lucky in your Super Bowl betting today, you could get lucky with one of our auctions. Make sure you check out all the current listings ending February 13-17 here.
Monday, February 13
This restored Nova is finished in LeMans Blue over a black vinyl interior. It features a rebuilt 307ci Turbo-Fire V8 engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission.
Under the hood is a 352ci big-block V8 engine upgraded with an Edelbrock aluminum intake and a rebuilt four-barrel carburetor. The engine is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. It has a repainted two-tone turquoise and white exterior over a two-tone black and white interior.
Tuesday, February 14
It’s powered by a 3.9-liter V8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. This two-owner Thunderbird has less than 17,000 miles and a clean CARFAX report.
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
This Pontiac is finished in metallic burgundy complemented by gold accent pinstriping and features pop-up headlights. Under the vented hood is a 305ci V8 engine that’s paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
Wednesday, February 15
This Mustang is a 2006 SEMA show car built by All-American SuperCars and Vortech Engineering. It has less than 36,000 miles and is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine featuring a Vortech V-2 Si-Trim centrifugal supercharger and JBA Speed Shop short headers. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a SPEC flywheel and clutch.
I really, really want a Porsche coupe with a stick, and I know I won’t be able to afford this one. There are older ones that are closer to my wallet but, for now, I’m content to dream.
Thursday, February 16
A dumpy early-1950s Plymouth four-door is not high on the totem pole of cars to hot rod with a Chevy small-block, but it seems someone thought it would be a good idea.
I don’t often find modifications with a modern eye attractive, especially with the large mag wheels that are popular today. But I find this car tasteful in how it has been customized. The wheels still aren’t my thing, but I could live with that.
Friday, February 17
I’ve always wanted to check out a “Step-Down” Hudson to see what they’re all about, but at car shows you can’t just hop in a car and sit. One of their strongest points was also Hudson’s downfall: its six-cylinder engines when the public was clamoring for V8s.
This truck reminds me of the 427-powered F100 pickup campaigned by Jack Whitby’s Friendly Ford from my hometown. It’s a great reminder that despite all the auction craziness, interesting cars are within reach for the average enthusiast.