Branson Collector Car Auction - The Place To Find Classic Cars
In October, the only song you'll hear at Branson's Tri-Lakes Center is the hum of a couple of hundred engines. Classic car engines. Muscle car engines. Antiques, collectibles, cash-in-the-kid's-college-fund-I-gotta-have-that-car car engines. The biyearly Branson Collector Car Auction has become an event that draws both serious car crowd and wistful onlookers. Even in the uncertain economic climate, the collector car has remained a smart investment. Take, for example, the Shelby Mustang GT500KR Convertible that can draw bids in the range of $110,000 - $115,000. In the realm of the collectible car, condition is king, and the better the condition, the bigger the price tag. And the autos revving up for the auction block this year are worth more than a look.
Keep an eye out for the 1954 Mercury Monterey Convertible. The 1969 Shelby GT500. MOPAR devotees will drool at the 1971 Dodge Charger RT Hemi. With the (hemispherical combustion chamber) engine that subjugated drag racing in the 60s and 70s, the car is one out of thirty-two automatics built--and one out of four plum crazies built. It's got less than 16,000 miles on it. You could once purchase the car--new--for around $5,000--expect it to go for somewhere around $50,000.
There's the beautiful and classic 1950 Harley Davidson Panhead with original saddlebags and just over 30,000 original miles. The 1937 Ford Street Rod that brings up images of ZZ-Top videos. The painstakingly restored 1954 Corvette Roadster. The 1969 Camaro Z-28, and the recently restored 1970 Ford Mach I 351.
The Branson Collector Car Auction, hosted by Jim Cox's Collectors Cars Intl., is open to both browsers and bidders. Everyone can expect to get caught up in the excitement. The highlight? The 1999 Shelby Series I that went for $90,100.