Saratoga Auto Auction: On Exhibit

THE 2018 SARATOGA AUTO AUCTION. A PREMIERE AUCTION AT A LEGENDARY DESTINATION.

JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND 22 AT THE SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 

Consign, register to bid, or join us for a time of a lifetime at beautiful Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York. With 300 vehicles, the Saratoga Auto Auction is a premiere auction at a legendary destination.

Some vehicles get moved out of the Museum periodically without notice - If you are coming to inspect a vehicle for purchase please contact jeff.whiteside@saratogaautomuseum.org or call 518.587.1935 x 22

 
 
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1960 CHEVROLET
CORVETTE FUELIE

Originally the early Corvettes were underpowered and lacked the suspension to be seen as real “sports cars.” Then GM got serious and by 1960, under the influence of the legendary Zora Arkus Duntov and his team at Chevrolet, the Corvette evolved into a high powered and properly handling real sports car that could compete in international races like LeMans and Sebring with good results.

By 1960 Chevrolet offered a range of seven engine options using the small black 283 cu.in. V-8 and the most desirable are the fuel-injected models with improved horsepower, nicknamed “Fuelies.”

This particular Corvette, driven only 500 miles since extensive restoration, an excellent example of a sought after 1960 Chevrolet Corvette with that Rochester Fuel Injection, a highly collectable “Fuelie.”

This car received meticulous restoration 8 years ago with new Ermine White paint, new front end, new chrome work including grill, new white walls and red interior. Wheel coves are painted the correct silver and all badges are new or correct.

The owner believes this is a numbers matching car with a 283 cu. in. V8 putting out 250 hp. Like all “Fuelies” it has a four-speed transmission but with a special floor mounted Hurst 4-speed shifter. The owner can supply the original shifter.

The engine was redone 10-years ago. With more horsepower these Corvettes featured a larger aluminum radiator. To match their power these “Vettes” also received a stronger front sway bar as well as a new rear sway bar, which greatly improved handling.

This car comes with a white fiberglass hard top and a black convertible top. The radio is original model.

The owner has a photo album documenting the restoration. The trunk includes a spare and jack tools with a black trunk carpet.

Overall in excellent condition this is a rare opportunity to own a car that helped create the Corvette legend as America's true sports car. It will provide many miles of spirited motoring.

 

1966 BATMOBILE REPLICA

ZAP! POW! BAM! Here is the opportunity of a lifetime - own a complete replica of the 1966 Batmobile!

Owner and builder spent seven years carefully crafting a replica of Batman and Robin's ride. Starting with the frame and drive train from a 1976 Lincoln Continental, owner/builder completed this project with a fiberglass body with steel reinforced mountings, a 460 V8engine, automatic transmission and all the correct accessories including triple rocket tubes with LED lights, emergency beacon, display parachutes, working propane-fueled flame thrower, rear back-up camera, CD/DVD player with a 7" screen, and electric actuator-controlled hood and trunk. Finishing paint completed with perfectionist detail.

 

1990 AM GENERAL M998 HUMVEE

A dramatically customized 1990 military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, more famously known as a Humvee, has been consigned to the Saratoga Auto Museum's annual auction this September.

This is not just any used Humvee, this vehicle was subject to a complete, frame off, rotisserie customization by nationally recognized restoration and hot rod specialist Steve Hale of Frankfort, N.Y. The Humvee's unique paint and features is a salute to America's veterans and a fund raising effort for “Feed Our Vets©” which is the only national non profit supporting vets nationally and in upstate New York with meals and food pantries.

The M998 HMMWV was developed by the military as a replacement for the Jeeps used in Vietnam. First produced by AM General in 1984 more than 281,000 of these tough and reliable light utility vehicles first gained fame in Desert Storm and later in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Military forces all over the world have ordered these workhorse vehicles.

The idea for this special salute to veterans originated with a Utica based charity called “Feed Our Vets”, a 501 c 3 charity. That organization provides meals and operates several food pantries including a mobile food pantry-serving veterans in central and eastern New York State. Proceeds from auctioning of this Humvee will go to Feed Our Vets, a 501 (c) (3) to help maintain their programs. Feed Out Vets founder Rich Synek says he first had the idea of finding a Humvee to help raise funds for his group after CNN restored a H1 Hummer they had used in the Iraq war and auctioned it off for $1.25 million to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.

In 2015 Synek set off to see if he could find someone to donate a Humvee and last year he received a 1990 AM General HMMWV from Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia. He contacted Steve Hale of Steve's Hot Rods and Restorations. Steve is well known from appearances on the History Channel's “American Restorations” program. He jumped on the project when Synek showed him the Humvee.

Now, one year later and after at least 1,000 man-hours of labor the “Feed Our Vets” project has been completed. As Steve says the used vehicle “wasn't in great shape and they had work to do.” Every piece was dismantled in Steve' shop, cleaned and painted.

The original 6.2-liter GM diesel V8 engine with GM fuel injection was freshened and runs well. The transmission is a 3-speed automatic and features independent 4-wheel drive. The suspension has been rebuilt. With four doors and a wide wheelbase there is plenty of room in the interior, which has also been completely redone in keeping with the look of the vehicle. All the gages have been replaced.

The stunning and one off green and black paint scheme uses paint specially formulated and donated by PPG from their Crystallance paints which uses crushed glass to provide a striking sparkle. A&P Master Images of Utica donated computer renderings of the vehicle for the customization process. The vehicles features touches like 13 stars painted on the hood along with saluting soldiers on the truck's sides. The “Feed Our Vets” front and rear bumpers were donated by “Iron Cross” bumpers. The rear roll bar featuring a military star is part of the design and is hand rolled fabricated steel.

The huge tires are 37X12,5R16.5 donated by Pitbull Tires. One of the most memorable features of this special Humvee is the green wheels featuring chrome studs.

Completing the package are special LED lights across the front and rear windows and around the front fenders. Westin Automotive Products donated them.

 

1947 STUDEBAKER
M5

his is an award winning and low mileage example of the classic 2-door M5 pickup truck from Studebaker restored with meticulous attention to detail and authenticity. Much of the pickup is brand new.

This truck is truly award winning including the 2014 AACA National First Place and was Favorite Truck in the 2015 Hemming's Concours D'Elegance Cruise-in Spectacular.

First produced before World War II, the Studebaker pickup truck won fame during the war for its sturdy military service. Even before the end of the war, the government allowed Studebaker to again start building the civilian version.

This half-ton beautifully rebuilt workhorse has only 73,572 actual miles on the odometer. Repainted in the original factory green in 2013 it boasts a new interior in brown and tan leatherette upholstery on the bench seat.

Known as an M5 version it features a rebuilt motor with all new parts. This is the famed 170 cubic inch flat head six with the popular Carter single barrel carburetor. The motor puts out 80 hp and this truck cruises down the road smoothly and “whisper” quietly at 65 MPH according to the owner.

The gearbox, with floor-mounted shift, has been rebuilt and features Bock Warner overdrive with all new parts. The drive train is also all-new.

This detailed restoration includes all new wiring, new brakes, new shocks and new steering gear.

The current owner has traced the history of this truck back to 1975 and has titles and registration to the current day. The sale will include a number of books, guides and manuals for this 1947 Studebaker M5 half-ton 2-door pickup.