Top 10 Most Intriguing and WTF Cars Up For Auction Soon

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

Scrolling through car auction sites is a sacred past time for many automotive enthusiasts.

With the new year coming up, auctioneers are getting ready for a whole new year of dockets. Here are 10 of the most interesting (a mix of really awesome and really awful) cars up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 14-22.

1990 Chrysler Maserati TC Convertible

“This car is the best thing ever!,” said no one ever. Probably one of the lamest ways to get into a Maserati, this car was hailed as one of the worst cars of its time, but it’s still interesting all the same. Powered by a Mitsubishi 3.0-liter V6, there’s no reserve on this auction, but we can’t imagine that too many sane people will be bidding on it.


1970 Chrysler Town & Country

Things are looking up for this auction with this amazing woody wagon. We’re all nostalgic for wood paneling, but somewhere, there is an automotive hipster with a beard that will be happy to give this retro wagon a loving home. This Chrysler holds nine passengers and has had the same owner for the past 25 years. It’s also in amazing condition for a car this old.


1971 Ford Torino Custom Display Car

We’re not sure exactly what the flying fudge this is, but you can buy it if you’re into freaky things. The listing says the car has a 3D-printed “liquid metal” finish and is based on a 1971 Ford Torino. This creation isn’t drivable but it did debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.


1971 Ford Bronco

Ford Broncos of this vintage are destined to become a collectible and are expected to skyrocket in value in the coming years. This first-generation Bronco could be a great investment because it’s so clean. Powered by a strong-running V8, this Bronco pickup also has a custom lift kit, custom power steering, and a lovely Grabber Blue paint job. Someone, please give this horsey a home.

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1973 BMW 2002

Although this is a highly personal pick because my father used to have one just like this, the BMW 2002 is one of the most sought-after classic BMWs out there. Any BMW with a shark nose gives me the feels and has me liquidating my assets. This clean 2002 claims to have no mechanical issues and is completely stock. Someone, please buy this and let me be friends with you.


1977 Porsche 911S

Another car on the YASSSS list, this beautiful 911 with Martini racing livery. This build was a “professional 993 GT2 conversion build where cost was no object,” the listing says. “Literally every nut and bolt has been replaced, rebuilt, upgraded or restored.” This show-quality build is powered by a 3.6-liter inline-six that was sourced from a 1992 Porsche 964. The listing adds that the car is “reliable and fast.”


1971 Fiat Jolly

How can you say no to this happy little Italian car? It has wicker seats, a fringed sun-share roof, and is the jolliest shade of yellow for crying out loud! This particular one got a “meticulous restoration” and is just as cute as a button. If you live near the beach, this one has your name on it.


1958 BMW Isetta 300

This baby blue three-wheeler ranks high on the cute and quirky scale. It comes complete with a period-correct vintage suitcase for the rear luggage rack and runs on an itty bitty one-cylinder 298-cc engine. This particular one is in great condition and operates well, as it has been garage-kept its whole life.


1966 Amphicar 770 Convertible

If you want something versatile, you can’t get more versatile than an amphibious car. This particular one has had one owner its whole life. Not much is known about it except it has a four-speed manual and “everything works like it should.”


1956 GMC Custom Milk Truck

YOU GUYS. You know you’ve always wanted a milk truck! This rare truck is rust free and is powered by a small-block Chevy V8. More importantly, the hand-painted decals on the side are clever and the perfect amount of retro!

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Sami Haj-Assaad Sami Haj-Assaad on Dec 30, 2016

    Dear readers, you can always tell a "Jodi top 10 classics" list by the following: the addition of a BMW 2002. Then again, I think we all have tells...

  • Brock Johnson Brock Johnson on Jan 05, 2017

    I have quite the distain for domestic vehicles, but even so I have never called a Chrysler vehicle a "Chevy". It makes me discount everything's written by this author.

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