Rare muscle cars up for auction
Image: Dave O, 2008
An auction held across the border in Vancouver over the weekend saw some of the rarest muscle cars in existence go under the hammer.
Jason Heard, who is one of the organisers of the Vancouver Collector Car Sale Show and Auction, revealed that a number of lots are very uncommon because they come from ranges that were only produced in small numbers.
One good example is a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 W30, which has only 16 known surviving siblings still doing the rounds today.
As well as the Oldsmobile 422 W30, there was also a 1969 Hemi 500 Charger, which has undergone around $400,000 worth of restoration work at the hands of its current owner.
One hundred and twenty cars were up for grabs at the auction and a further 380 vehicles were in attendance at the show itself, making it an auto enthusiast's paradise.
A 1940 Packard 120 Convertible sold at the auction was perhaps from the most endangered range, since only 12 are believed to remain in one piece.
Although some of the top lots sold for several hundred thousand dollars, there were also more affordable muscle cars available, for those who want passion at a lower price point.