US Marshal's classic muscle car auction officially in the booksThu, 25 Sep 2014
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare – one of just 37 – Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.
The New York Times has a great write-up of the auction, including the somewhat bizarre setting relative to other high-stakes auctions where six-figure cars are the norm. Head over and take a look.
By Brandon Turkus
See also: 'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars, '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible sells for $3.5M [w/video], Barrett-Jackson 2014: 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird passes half a million dollars.