Today’s auction, which will be televised live in HD on SPEED from 7 p.m. to midnight ET, features motorcycles, tractors, a golf cart, a bunch of covered wagons, a Winnebago and a Honda Zoe, if you can imagine that.
Sure, there will be plenty of primo muscle cars, classics and restomods throughout the evening, but there will also be a few truly out-there vehicles.
Here are five of the most unique offerings going on the block at Barrett-Jackson on Wednesday:
Lot 316: Viking Roadster — The Viking is an open-air roadster, built in western Washington and featuring a handcrafted fiberglass body to minimize weight. The custom built body and square tube frame utilize Mazda's RX7 engine and running gear. The engine is an 1,146cc, 12a rotary producing just over 100 horsepower, which is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. Claimed to offer “the best of both worlds, vintage styling with modern and reliable sports car running gear.” And, oh yeah, it’s titled as a 1979 Mazda.
Lot 403: 1957 Panhard Dyna Z — Can you have a huge collector-car auction without at least one utterly bizarre French car on the block? Signs point to “no.” The seller states that Panhard and Levassor of Paris was one of the two oldest manufacturers of automobiles in the world. The Dyna Z was aluminum, tipping the scales at a flyweight 1,630 pounds. “There were very few cars that had the combination of interior room, trunk space, styling, and most importantly a powerplant that was performance based,” the seller states. “Being a light car and having a 50-horsepower, two-cylinder engine gave enough power along with plenty of fuel economy to make this unique front-wheel-drive car desirable to the American market.” How’d that work out?