“Mothers hide your daughters” is not what the marquee on HOT ROD‘s new motorhome will read, but perhaps “Dads hide your old cars” should be.
This lockdown stuff and cancelation of the car shows isn’t going away anytime soon, but as it turns out, media personnel are considered essential workers and that’s just enough of an excuse for HOT ROD’s Auction Action! team to hit the road and bring in–person coverage from some of the best auto auctions we can find.
The first road trip after we mount the new fully polished Alcoas and slap HOT ROD Auction Action! signage on the motorhome is to head to the VanDerBrink Bob Regehr Auction on October 24, 2020 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
Who wouldn’t want to get their mitts on this 1958 Chevy Impala with what looks like original paint? There’s rust on the eyebrows where they all used to rust, so we’d look at floors before going too crazy.
That’s a California—or could be Canada—one-piece front bumper on that pristine–appearing Tuxedo Black 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible. We’ll pop the hood and see just which 283 it has.
This 1957 Chevy 210 four-door sedan has my attention because four-doors aren’t in high demand and the price just might be right enough to do a two-door coupe conversion.
Except for ‘60s–style Chevy rally wheels this 1955 Chevy Nomad station wagon looks stock as a rock, including eyebrows and a full armada of factory optional front bumper guards.
This 1956 Chevy Nomad two-door hardtop station wagon appears to have rust in the eyebrows, a spot where they usually rusted first in regions with salted roads in the winter. But it appears clean on the lower front fender.
Without spotting an emblem, this 1958 Chevy four-door station wagon could be a Nomad. A tip for winning arguments with know-it-alls: Chevrolet continued the Nomad station wagon as a four-door from 1958 to 1961.
Chevrolet introduced the 3124 series Cameo Carrier in mid-1955 when the Second Series 1955 Chevrolet and GMC trucks debuted. The Cameo fiberglass bedsides attached to standard Stepside sheetmetal.
A three-piece front bumper and rust on the lower front fender indicates this 1957 Chevy Bel Air two-door hardtop spent a little time on salted roads, but not a lot or it’d be a rusty devil.
This black and white 1957 Chevy 210 two-door sedan, if one can trust the hood emblem, is a V-8. If you squint real hard, it looks like there’s no shift lever stuck in Park, meaning it might be a stick shift.
A 1958 Chevy Biscayne four-door sedan with a 235-inch six-cylinder engine, and it looks like the shift lever is stuck in Park, meaning it’s a Powerglide transmission. It shouldn’t bring a lot of money, so some kid should buy it and enjoy a piece of motoring history.
1956 Corvette convertible with removable hardtop, and it looks like there’s latches for the convertible top. 1955 was the last year for a Corvette roadster the with side curtains that define the difference between a convertible and a roadster.
There were 2,006 1958 Chevy Corvettes made with Silver Blue paint, and the Snowcrest White coves could have been painted at the factory in St. Louis or done at the dealer. The 1958 is now the most desirable of 19581960 Corvette models.
The emblems say this Signet Red 1958 Corvette has fuel injection, but VanDerBrink describes it as now having two four-barrel carbs. The 1958 Corvette 283 with two-fours was either 270 hp or 245 hp, depending on the cam.