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The Top Cars Sold at Auction in 2015

Published on www.automobilemag.com

December 31, 2015
Auctions

We covered a huge amount of car auctions this year, and certain classic cars stood above the rest. After taking a look back at our picks for “Best Buy” and “Big Money,” we assembled this list of the top cars sold at auction in 2015.
1976 Jensen GT

Best Buy: 1976 Jensen GT

Sold for: $10,450
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale, January 10-18, 2015
A sport wagon from the quirky British manufacturer, this particular Jensen has traversed just 8,000 miles since new.
1968 Toyota Corona

Sold for: $11,500
Bonhams, January 15-17, 2015
Once regarded as cheap and reliable transportation, the increasing presence of vintage Japanese metal at car auctions signals the gradual market shift that is well underway.
1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Best Buy: 1968 Intermeccanica Italia

Sold for: $181,500
RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, March 12-14, 2015
Designed by our very own design editor Robert Cumberford, this might seem like a rather lofty price tag to be considered a “Best Buy.” But considering the current market, this might just be the perfect price for such a rare car.
1987 Buick Grand National GNX

Big Money: 1987 Buick Grand National GNX

Sold for: $165,000
Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale, April 17-19, 2015
If you still need proof that 1980s cars are finally getting their time in the limelight, look no further than this GNX, which sold for a price that would have been unheard of just five years ago.
1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Best Buy: 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Sold for: $11,000
Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale, April 17-19, 2015
SUVs should come flooding into the collector market soon, including the rapidly appreciating Ford Broncos, Toyota FJ40s, and now Jeeps. The Grand Wagoneer has long been a sleeper in the collectible market, and has recently enjoyed a steady rise in valuation.
1954 Allard K3

Best Buy: 1954 Allard K3

Sold for: $88,000
Bonhams’ Conneticutt sale, May 31, 2015
An early, built-to-order Corvette competitor with a Chrysler V-8 under the hood, only 62 K3s rolled out of the factory.
1978 Triumph Spitfire

Best Buy: 1978 Triumph Spitfire

Sold for: $7,560
Mecum Auctions Denver sale, June 26-27, 2015
Despite an ever-climbing classic market, Malaise-era British cars remain affordable. Suspect build quality aside, this pristine Spitfire just might be the best ticket into the collector car market.
1929 Stutz Model M Four Passenger Speedster

Big Money: 1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster

Sold for: $302,500
RM Sotheby’s Auctions, Plymouth, 2015
Pre-war cars still command big dollars at auctions, and this 1929 Stutz was no exception. In perfect driving condition, this Stutz is ready to make the rounds of classic car shows around the country.
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Best Buy: 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Sold for: $77,000
Monterey Auctions, August 13-16
An interesting paint scheme kept the price relatively low, allowing one lucky buyer to pick up a stellar car for pennies on the dollar.
1985 Chrysler LeBaron Town Country Convertible

Best Buy: 1985 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible

Sold for: $13,200
Mecum Auctions Monterey Sale, August 13-16, 2015
Probably one of the most laughable cars to cross the auction block at Monterey, don’t count out the faux-woodie K-Car Cab just yet. Values remain steady, with very clean examples going for just above the $10,000 mark.