- Written by webmin
Worldwide Auctioneers’ 10th annual Classics at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is set for this Friday evening, and as usual, the auction house has a diverse lineup ready to cross the block.
Always on the hunt for talent to showcase in Hemmings Muscle Machines’ Auction News column, I stumbled across this cool 1961 Pontiac Safari wagon drag car that seems to have spent more time looking for a new home than racing in recent years.
It was sold at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction in 2007 for $27,500, and since then has turned up a couple of times online, most recently selling for $13,645 on an apparently no-reserve online auction.
The Pontiac is said to have set and held five national records in NHRA H Stock Automatic and I Stock Automatic classes and was, according to the seller, featured on the cover of Super Stock and Drag Illustrated Magazine in 1969. The engine is a 468-cu.in. Pontiac built by Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties in Portland, Michigan, and the car has 4.88:1 gears as well as a line lock, though the seller says it can be street legal.
This cool-looking wagon is being sold at no reserve, so it’s going to be interesting to see what someone is willing to pay for it this time.