Judge Rules that disgruntled ex-wife can sell husband’s rare 1968 Camaro

October 26, 2015 · Posted in News, Uncategorized · Comments Off on Judge Rules that disgruntled ex-wife can sell husband’s rare 1968 Camaro 

Pottsville, Pennsylvania – Vintage Car Law and Bryan W. Shook, Esquire where recently successful in defending and proving the title to a rare 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Rally Sport.  Bryan W. Shook, Esquire acted as lead trial counsel to the buyer of the rare 1968 Camaro.  The buyer purchased the Camaro from the ex-wife of the last titled owner.  When the husband found out his Camaro had been sold he sought to get the car back.  Attorney Shook petitioned the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County for an order declaring that his client was the sole lawful owner of the Camaro and to extinguish any claim the husband may have to the car.  The court ruled that the wife had the power to sell the car even though she did not have the Certificate of Title in her name.  The Court’s Opinion can be found here – Judge Rules that disgruntled ex-wife can sell husband’s 1968 Camaro.

Bryan W. Shook, Esquire is the principal of Vintage Car Law  Attorney Bryan Shook has helped hundreds of Pennsylvania residents properly title their antique and collector cars through petitioning the Courts.  If you would like information on how Attorney Shook can help you get a title to your antique or collector car please email him at bshook@shooklegal.com.

Collector Car Market Experiences Billion Dollar Growth over last 10 years

April 16, 2014 · Posted in News · Comments Off on Collector Car Market Experiences Billion Dollar Growth over last 10 years 

Choosing the Right Legal Counsel Makes All the Difference

The collector car insurance company Hagerty Insurance is reporting that the collector car auction business in the United States is now a billion dollar business.  Reports suggest that the total gross auction sales in 2013 eclipsed $1,300,000,000.00 ($1.3 Billion) according to Hagerty.  Hagerty comparatively notes that in 2004 the figure was around $282,000,000.00 ($282 Million).  This is a billion dollar growth in the United States collector car auction market in ten short years! As Hagerty and other news outlets note, this growth is not simply confined to the United States, but the world-wide collector car market has soared similarly over the same time-period.

With this type of unprecedented growth within the collector car market, hobbyists, collectors and car investors need to be more vigilant than ever to protect their investments and their collections.  The market is ripe for fraud, misrepresentations and other nefarious actions, including ownership disputes and estate or probate litigation.  If you, unfortunately, find yourself on the cusp of a dispute or hauled into court or other legal tribunal over the title, ownership, pedigree, provenance or history of an antique or classic car or collectible, you must be prepared to present your side of the story in an intelligible, persuasive and cogent manner.  You would be best served by employing an attorney who fully understands the issues you face and the collector car market and car auction industry.

The handling of a legal matter concerning an antique or collector car is markedly different than other types of legal matters.  In the collector car hobby there are “terms of art” (i.e. trim tag, restamp, NOS, NOM, matching numbers, etc.) that must be defined for the Court in order for your position to be argued effectively.  Furthermore, many times it will not simply be enough to define the term, but rather the term itself and its application to the facts of the case are what the case’s ultimate determination may turn upon.  This is where it pays to hire an attorney who not only “speaks your language” but also knows how the frauds are perpetrated and how to persuasively represent your position to the Court or Jury.

Ultimately, collectors must be hypervigilant in the current market and careful to employ the right legal counsel and other professionals with respect to their dealings, collections, and businesses.  The market is constantly changing, not only in its growth but also in its technicalities and breadth, a collector’s diligence is of paramount importance.

Bryan W. Shook, Esquire is an attorney in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania whose practice areas include vehicle fraud, dealership fraud, VIN matters, title fraud, VIN error, estate ownership questions and general collector car problem resolution.  Attorney Bryan W. Shook is not only a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market and protect their automotive investments.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is not only a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market and protect their automotive investments. Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a seasoned automotive collector and restorer and as such brings real world experience and firsthand knowledge to the table for his clients throughout the world. Although Bryan Shook is headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania (close proximity to Carlisle and Hershey), Attorney Bryan Shook is available anywhere for consultation, advice, and information, most times, on as short as a day’s notice. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com or by phone at 717-884-9010.  More information can be found at Http://www.vintagecarlaw.com.

Benefits of Using an Attorney as an Escrow Agent to Protect Yourself in a Collector Car Sale or Transaction

January 28, 2013 · Posted in News · Comments Off on Benefits of Using an Attorney as an Escrow Agent to Protect Yourself in a Collector Car Sale or Transaction 

Benefits of using an attorney as an escrow agent to protect yourself in a collector car transaction

By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Email: bshook@shooklegal.com

Using an attorney to act as an escrow agent is one of the most effective ways to safeguard yourself from the pitfalls of buying vehicles sight unseen from far away locations.  In a perfect world collector car transactions would all be “above board” and transparent however as we all know this, unfortunately is not always the case.  That screaming deal on eBay or Craigslist may be a great deal, but it may also be the biggest mistake you make this year.  There are many hazards upon which a prospective buyer may happen, although most happen with the consummation of the sale, especially if the vehicle is not viewed, in person, by the buyer. 

How can using an attorney as an escrow agent help protect you in a collector car transaction?

An attorney as an escrow agent has more inherent safeties as opposed to using a broker.   Attorneys are regulated by their state’s bar association or their state’s supreme court.  Brokers are usually not regulated at all and only subject to their state’s vehicle board, if regulated at all.  Money placed into an attorney’s escrow account is subject to strict accounting oversight and may only be paid out with the client’s consent and agreement. 

As an attorney familiar with the nuances and pitfalls of collector car transactions I can offer many safeguarding services, professionally, discreetly and unobtrusively to preserve the transaction and yet protect you the client throughout the sale.

I offer the following services:

  • Pre-Purchase Inspection Review
  • In-person auction assistance to both bidders and sellers
  • Escrow Agent
  • Sales Contract Drafting/Review
  • Private Treaty Sales (start to finish)
  • Independent evaluation of title documents prior to consummation of sale
  • Vehicle research, including verification of provenance and pedigree
  • Forensic investigatory services (number & stamp investigation, make and model investigation, production anomalies, etc.) 
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Import/Export
  • Competing Claims of Ownership
  • Title Defense
  • Help safeguard against misrepresentations and fraud

By utilizing my services, you are not only protecting yourself in the transaction, but you are also making a further investment in the value of your purchase. 

Bid with knowledge. Buy with confidence.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is not only a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market and protect their automotive investments. Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a seasoned automotive collector and restorer and as such brings real world experience and firsthand knowledge to the table for his clients throughout the world. Although Bryan Shook is headquartered in central Pennsylvania (close proximity to Carlisle and Hershey), Attorney Bryan Shook is available anywhere for consultation, advice, and information, most times, on as short as a day’s notice. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com or by phone at 717-884-9010  More information can be found at Http://www.vintagecarlaw.com.

The Sincere Definition of Numbers Matching

January 2, 2011 · Posted in News · Comments Off on The Sincere Definition of Numbers Matching 

Numbers Matching: From a Legal Standpoint

By:  Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Attorney-at-Law

BShook@shooklegal.com

A seller, an auction house, a broker, etc., all have express duties to not mislead buyers.  It is the presentation that entices and induces a prospective buyer to make an offer or bid on a car.  Often included within this presentation is the phrase “numbers matching”.  Rarely in any field does a single term mean so much; in the field of car collecting, the term “numbers matching” means everything; or does it?

The phrase “numbers matching” was coined an untold number of years ago to describe a vehicle which retained its original driveline (i.e. the driveline that was installed into the vehicle during its initial assembly at its manufacturer’s plant).  Specifically and most important in this definition is the engine; as this is the single most important aspect of a vehicle’s originality.  There are some in the hobby, however that would have you believe that the phrase “numbers matching” has parted ways with its original and understood definition.  These individuals would have you believe that the phrase “numbers matching” means that the driveline, has numbers appearing on its components, that look as though they could have been placed on there during the initial assembly process on the manufacturer’s line.  This is where the issue with restamped engines and transmissions becomes ever apparent.

This disingenuous play on words is polluting our hobby.

Numbers Matching means ORIGINAL; the phrase and the meaning of “numbers matching” have never parted company.  Numbers matching still means, as it always has, that the engine, transmission and rear axle are original to that particular vehicle.  For the phrase to have any other meaning would render it flawed and unnecessary.  The use of the phrase “numbers matching” in a disingenuous fashion opens the seller to a high level of legal exposure.  The buyer who learns after he purchases the vehicle that the vehicle, is not “as advertised”, has the right to revoke his acceptance of the vehicle and enjoys many protections that come along with legal revocation.  For example, these protections could include a statutorily created security interest in the vehicle up to the amount paid for the vehicle, plus certain expenses and other damages.

Any misleading use of the phrase “numbers matching” blackens the eye of the hobby.  The only reason one would use such a deceitful definition of “numbers matching” would be in a calculated attempt to mask the true nature of the vehicle for self-serving purposes.  This ultimately has a negative impact on the hobby. 

For more information on what your rights are in such a transaction, please call or email me, I would be more than happy to discuss this or any other matter concerning car collecting with you.

Bryan W. Shook, Esquire is a licensed Pennsylvania lawyer.  Attorney Shook’s office is headquartered in central Pennsylvania although his practice takes him across the country. During his career, Attorney Bryan Shook has become a powerful advocate for his clients and one of the foremost collector, antique and automotive fraud and misrepresentation attorneys in the country. He has successfully tried as well as amicably resolved cases throughout the United States.  Bryan Shook can be reached by e-mail at BShook@shooklegal.com or by phone at 717-884-9010. 

Bid with Knowledge; Buy with Confidence – Vintage Automotive

Fall Auctions – What Lies Ahead?

August 17, 2010 · Posted in News · Comments Off on Fall Auctions – What Lies Ahead? 

So now that Monterey is over, what lies ahead?

By all accounts Monterey was a success; collectors once again proved that no-nonsense cars still bring big money.  The collector car market is alive and well.  There were 14 cars alone that sold for more than $1,000,000.00 during RM’s Saturday night sale in Monterey.  Similarly other auctions around the peninsula reported big numbers and record bidders.

So, what lies ahead?  The fall is packed with great auctions which plan to offer something for everyone.   Here is a sampling:

  • September 2nd through 5th, 2010 – Auburn Collector Car Auction – Auctions America by RM
  • September 16th through 19th, 2010 – Mecum’s St. Charles Illinois sale
  • September 23rd through 25th, 2010 – Barrett Jackson – Las Vegas
  • September 30th through October 1st, 2010 – Carlisle, Pennsyvlanaia – Carlisle Auctions held in conjuctionw ith Fall Carlisle Swap Meet
  • October 7th through 8th, 2010 – RM Auctions – Vintage Motorcars of Hershey
  • November 5th through 6th, 2010 – The Bob McDorman Collection (featuring one of the world’s most complete collection of Corvettes) – Mecum Auctions

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market.  Attorney Bryan Shook is available throughout the United States for consultation, advice, and information. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com

Bid with Knowledge; Buy with Confidence – Vintage Car Law 

United States Congress sets National Collector Car Appreciation Day as July 9, 2010

May 8, 2010 · Posted in News · Comments Off on United States Congress sets National Collector Car Appreciation Day as July 9, 2010 

NATIONAL COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY

By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Email: bshook@shooklegal.com

May 4, 2010 – At the persuasion of the SEMA Action network with assistance from automotive restoration manufacturers association (ARMO), the United States Senate approved Senate Resolution 213 on May 4, 2010.   The Resolution sets National Collector Car Appreciation Day as July 9, 2010.  Local, regional and national events to celebrate the newly enacted appreciation day are being developed across the country.  This marks a large step forward in collector car hobby. 

The resolution, which can be viewed online at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.RES.513: states that:

 

Designating July 9, 2010, as `Collector Car Appreciation Day’ and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

Whereas many people in the United States maintain classic automobiles as a pastime and do so with great passion and as a means of individual expression;

Whereas the Senate recognizes the effect that the more than 100-year history of the automobile has had on the economic progress of the Nation and supports wholeheartedly all activities involved in the restoration and exhibition of classic automobiles;

Whereas collection, restoration, and preservation of automobiles is an activity shared across generations and across all segments of society;

Whereas thousands of local car clubs and related businesses have been instrumental in preserving a historic part of the heritage of this Nation by encouraging the restoration and exhibition of such vintage works of art;

Whereas automotive restoration provides well-paying, high-skilled jobs for people in all 50 States; and

Whereas automobiles have provided the inspiration for music, photography, cinema, fashion, and other artistic pursuits that have become part of the popular culture of the United States: Now therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate–

(1) designates July 9, 2010, as `Collector Car Appreciation Day’;

(2) recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States;

(3) encourages the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, and other Federal agencies to support events and commemorations of `Collector Car Appreciation Day’, including exhibitions and educational and cultural activities for young people; and

(4) encourages the people of the United States to engage in events and commemorations of `Collector Car Appreciation Day’ that create opportunities for collector car owners to educate young people on the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the United States, including through the collection and restoration of collector cars.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is not only a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market. Attorney Bryan Shook is available throughout the United States for consultation, advice, and information. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com

Bid with Knowledge; Buy with Confidence – Vintage Car Law

Estate Sale of Important Cars Nets Nearly $500,000.00

April 27, 2010 · Posted in News · Comments Off on Estate Sale of Important Cars Nets Nearly $500,000.00 

30+ Antique Cars Sell for $494,400.00 at Rural

 

Pennsylvania Sale

 

By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Email: bshook@shooklegal.com 

Estate Sale – Allen Shaffer, Esquire

April 24, 2010 – Millersburg, Pennsylvania

 

Allen Shaffer, a well respected local attorney recently passed away and this past Saturday the majority of his car collection came to sale.  Over thirty lots were offered with no reserve, no bidder registration charges and with no buyers premium.

 

By the mid afternoon, all of the vehicles had been sold and the proceeds realized were just about $500,000.00 from the sale of the vehicles.

 

Here are the results along with the comments of Bryan W. Shook who personally attended the sale.

 

Year

Make

Model/Type

Comments

Price

1931

Ford

Model T – 5 -Window Coupe

 

$19,000.00

1981

Delorean

   

$20,000.00

1923

Buick

Touring

bad water pump – lower hose disconnected & pump corroded

$18,000.00

1949

Studebaker

Commander convertible

Nicely Restored

$25,000.00

1917

Maxwell

Touring

Restored 10yrs ago – didn’t run at time of sale

$17,000.00

1925

Nash

2dr Sedan

Nicely Restored

$11,000.00

1915

Ford

Model T

 

$13,000.00

1925

Nash

Touring

Great Condition, very nice car

$20,000.00

1913

Buick

Touring

No Title – Yet

$28,000.00

1929

Lincoln

7 Passenger Phaeton

$65,000.00

1910

Buick

Run-a-bout Roadster

 

$20,000.00

1908

International

High-Wheeler

Nice Original – found in barn in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa in mid 1940s

$19,000.00

1953

Ford

F100

Titled as 1954 – OHV I6

$15,500.00

1906

Cadillac

Tulip Roadster

 

$54,000.00

1954

Ford

Crestline 4dr

Needed work & carpeting

$8,000.00

1917

Studebaker

Touring

Nice older restoration

$23,500.00

1962

Studebaker

Lark convertible

 

$7,500.00

1927

Ford

Coupe

 

$8,000.00

1972

Chevrolet

Impala convertible

Shoddy Repaint – overspray evident, poorly masked

$9,000.00

1918

Stanley

Steamer Touring

 

$46,000.00

1976

Lincoln

Continental

 

$1,600.00

1922

Dodge

Touring

3 owners from new, had side window curtains – very nice potential

$9,000.00

1976

Buick

LeSabre

 

$1,300.00

1922

Whippet

4dr sedan

 

$9,000.00

1999

Ford

F150 pickup truck

6cyl 4wd

$8,000.00

1951

Kaiser

4dr sedan

No Title

$5,000.00

1965

Chevrolet

Corvair

Possible missing VIN Plate??? Total Mess

$1,800.00

1951

Henry J

Corsair Deluxe

Cooling Issue

$8,500.00

1969

AMC

Rebel SST 4dr Sedan

6cyl – Very Nice Original

$1,200.00

1958

Mercedes

190D – 4dr

Project car with good parts, some trim, but hood wouldn’t open

$500.00

1991

Yugo

 

“Needs Fuel Pump”

$2,000.00

 

                                                                                                                                Total Sales:         $494,400.00                                                                                                      

 

       

As one can surmise from the results listed above, the sales prices were fairly reflective of the market today.   While the auction was largely under promoted, collectors, brokers and dealers showed up from several states including, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey to bid on and buy cars and automobilia from this great collection.

Most of the cars in the collection were operational and nearly all of them presented very well.  The cars purchased from this collection are sure to be coveted pieces in future collections.  While higher prices may have been realized had an auction house such as Carlisle Auctions, RM Auctions, Bonhams or Goodling offered the vehicles, this sale proves that not all collections must be sold through a large auction venue to achieve market value results.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is not only a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market.  Attorney Bryan Shook is available throughout the United States for consultation, advice, and information. If you’d like more information or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com.

Bid with knowledge. Buy with confidence. – Vintage Car Law

Let’s Review: Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach 2009 Collector Car Auction

April 12, 2009 · Posted in News · Comment 

Let’s Review:

Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach 2009

By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Email: bshook@shooklegal.com 

Well, it’s hard to believe but the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction is behind us. 

How did the stars of the auction do?

The top seller of the weekend was Lot Number 369.1 the Super Chevy Magazine feature custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS titled “Project American Heroes”.  The Camaro, which included parts supplied by over twenty five major speed parts producers and a legendary LS-series GM 427cu GMMG supplied powerplant, hammered sold for $500,000.00!  The proceeds from the sale of the Camaro will go to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation, a truly worthy cause.

Two other stars of the auction with their proceeds going to charity were Lots Nos. 655 and 655.1 the 2004 Ford Mustang GT Convertible concept car and the 2004 Ford Mustang GT Coupe concept car, respectively.  These cars debuted in January 2003 at the North American Auto Show and arguably started the current muscle car frenzy amongst the big three.  Many people believe that these two concept Mustangs are what raised the ante for General Motors and Chrysler to go all in again and give the public what they want, FUN muscle or muscle-type cars.  Ford let these two ponies out of their livery for Charity.  Both concepts sold individually for $175,000.00, each, a bargain, any way you slice it.  The proceeds from the sale of these two pieces of current American automotive history went straight to the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  After the bidding for the coupe stalled around $150,000.00, Barrett-Jackson, CEO, Craig Jackson and Barrett-Jackson, President, Steve Davis, big against each other with Mr. Davis eventually taking home the concept car for the very reasonable price of $175,000.00. 

The third historic Mustang that Ford auctioned off, was lot number 665, a 2010 Shelby GT500 coupe, the very first available for public sale.  The hammer price was $150,000.00 and the proceeds above MSRP for the car went straight to the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation. 

So, how did my “sleeper” predictions go?  Pretty well, but judge for yourselves.

1920 Chevrolet Model T – 1 Ton (open cab) chassis truck (Lot # 678) – Sold $37,400.00

1964 ½ Ford Mustang convertible (Lot #347) – Sold $51,700.00

1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Short Bed pickup (Lot #32) – Sold $35,200.00

1976 Chevrolet C10 Silverado Long Bed pickup (Lot #330.1) – Sold $29,150.00

1994 Pontiac Trans Am 25th Anniversary Edition Convertible (Lot #58) – Sold $37,950.00

1999 Pontiac Trans Am 30th Anniversary Coupe – Daytona 500 Pace Car (Lot #616.1) – Sold $39,600.00

I think my sleepers performed very well considering that the lack of national publicity that other auction cars enjoyed and the current economic situation but they all sold at the high end of their respective value ranges, proving that good quality cars (and trucks) will always command higher prices. 

Closing Thought – I believe GM has sold over 200 or so of its Heritage Collection and I hope that this “garage sale” is over soon.  On the bright side, I hope that the new owners of these GM refugees allow the cars to see the light of day again and hopefully we can all enjoy them at an upcoming automotive event or car show.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market.  Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a seasoned automotive collector and restorer and as such brings real world experience and firsthand knowledge to the table for his clients.  Attorney Bryan Shook is available throughout the United States for consultation, advice, and information. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com.

Bid with knowledge. Buy with confidence – Vintage Car Law

2009 Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach Auction – Cars to Watch “The Sleepers”

April 7, 2009 · Posted in News · Comment 

Barrett-Jackson – Palm Beach 2009 Auction

By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire

Email: bshook@shooklegal.com 

 

It’s that time again in sunny south Florida.The trucks are arriving as I type this delivering one gorgeous car after another. All told, over 700 cars will be sold this week at the “lifestyle” event that is Barrett-Jackson’s 7th annual Palm Beach collector car auction. As has been the norm for Barrett-Jackson auctions over the past five years or so, this will be a “No-Reserve” auction which means all cars will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price

Speed TV will be broadcasting 22hrs of live high-definition coverage of the event.

Although we are technically in a recession, I look for several of the auction lots to sell for strong money.  Plenty has been written about the feature cars of the auction so I have chosen to focus this article on what I believe will be the best buys of the auction.

On Tuesday, April 07, 2009, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time “kicking the tires” and here is my list of vehicles to watch.

 

·         1920 Chevrolet Model T – 1 Ton (open cab) chassis truck (Lot # 678)

o   This truck is coming out of the GM Heritage Collection and is in very nice shape.  The truck shows some slight deterioration from sitting and appears to have been restored a number of years ago.  Although it’s only sold on a Bill-of-Sale, I believe this will be a great buy.  Where else are you going to find one?

·         1964 ½ Ford Mustang convertible (Lot #347)

o   This car is extremely well presented and appears to be over restored.  If you are looking for a rare color (Skylight Blue) and color keyed blue convertible top car this is the car for you.  Although this is an original D-Code (289cu 4bbl) car with 4spd manual transmission, the engine has supposedly been replaced with a circa 1965 Ford 289cu engine.  Bottom line is that this is a striking color combination on an extremely significant model year Mustang.

·         1972 Chevrolet C10 Cheyenne Short Bed pickup (Lot #32)

o   This truck is as clean as ANY you’ll find.  It supposedly features its original number’s matching 402cu big block engine and air conditioning.  To say this truck is restored to a high level is an understatement.  It is evident that true love went into this restoration and either this was an excellent original when the restoration was started or someone spend A LOT of money, not to mention time, during the restoration seeking out good quality original pieces.

·         1976 Chevrolet C10 Silverado Long Bed pickup (Lot #330.1)

o   This is allegedly a 17,000 mile truck.  The truck features a 454cu engine, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes and the optional gauge package. The cons on this particular truck are that it is a long bed model and it is painted, assumedly original, light saddle over neutral.

·         1994 Pontiac Trans Am 25th Anniversary Edition Convertible (Lot #58)

o   This is an extremely rare 1 of 250 convertible 25th Anniversary Edition Trans Ams that is in very good, original condition.  This car is officially 15 years old and looks great.  The TA is powered by the corporate 5.7 liter (350cu) 275hp small block Chevrolet engine which is backed by a very fun 6spd manual transmission.  The car is extremely clean with only minor road spray on the undercarriage and rear axle assembly.  Overall, this vehicle represents an amazing opportunity to purchase a historical vehicle directly from GM.  For more support please refer to my article below “‘Can’t Miss Investments, Even in this Economy’ 1982-1992 GM F-Bodys”

·         1999 Pontiac Trans Am 30th Anniversary Coupe – Daytona 500 Pace Car (Lot #616.1)

o   This vehicle has it all, the LS1 engine, the signature blue anodized wheels, the white leather seats, removable roof panels (i.e. T-tops) … not to mention provenance directly from GM as an officially 1999 Daytona 500 Pace Car.  Again, as stated above, this vehicle represents an amazing opportunity to purchase a historical vehicle directly from GM.  For more support please refer to my article below “‘Can’t Miss Investments, Even in this Economy’ 1982-1992 GM F-Bodys”  Did I mention this car is a WS6 optioned vehicle with the aggressively styled Ram Air hood and induction system?

The above list represents just a sampling of the vehicles offered at this year’s Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, Florida Auction.  For more information, be sure to visit their website at http://www.barrett-jackson.com. 

Bid with knowledge. Buy with confidence.

Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a devoted automotive enthusiast, but is also an experience litigator who devotes a large portion of his law practice to helping other collectors and hobbyists understand today’s market.  Attorney Bryan W. Shook is a seasoned automotive collector and restorer and as such brings real world experience and firsthand knowledge to the table for his clients.  Attorney Bryan Shook is available throughout the United States for consultation, advice, and information. If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to speak with Attorney Bryan W. Shook please email him at BShook@shooklegal.com.