Raleigh Classic report

By Charles Farley

The Raleigh Classic was held June 23-24 at the NC State Fairgrounds.

The turnout was good despite the constant threat of thunderstorms.

If you were looking to sell your pickup truck, this was the place to be this weekend.

The Agriculture industry must be prospering, as farm tractors joined in on the fun.

1955 Cadillac series 62 went for $103,000

The other category that did well was Cadillac’s, especially drop tops, as Master Auctioneer Brent Earlywine is wont to say, “When the top goes down, the price goes up”. The sale that busted raucously into the six figure haven was a black 1955 series 62 model that sold at $103,000 The runner up was an almost identical 1957 Cadillac convertible hammering at $74,000.

1957 Cadillac convertible went for $74,000

1962 Studebaker Hawk GT went for $103,000

The buy of the sale was a 1962 Studebaker Hawk GT that sold for checkbook balance money, $13,500. Another startling price for a typical Raleigh Classic car, was $16,500 that found a creampuff of a 1956 DeSoto a proud new owner. Another fine sale was a gorgeous 1969 Mercury Comet Cyclone that moved smartly into the SOLD column at $21,000.

1969 Mercury Comet Cyclone went for $21,000

The next Raleigh Classic will be take place December 8-9.

The 1949 Cadillac 4 door sold for $42,500

A Red 500XL 63 Galaxy went for $35,000

A 1968 Mustang  6-cyl. went for $16,500

The “Don Miller 1960 Pontiac Ventura 389 4-speed was bid to 90k for a NS

A 1941 Cadillac in green sold for $34,500

One thought on “Raleigh Classic report

  1. Chas

    The next Raleigh Classic Auction will be held December 8-9 at the same location.
    A more complete report will be available soon in the OCW print edition.

    I will not be covering that auction as I will be busy readying my collector car, a 1956 Mercury Montclair
    for sale at no reserve!

    Charles H. Farley
    OCW Auction Reporter
    and Contributor


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