Keith's Blog: Back Home Again, In Indiana
|Written by Keith Martin|
|Friday, 02 September 2011 08:58|
We finished our first day of shooting at Auctions America by RM in Auburn,Indiana, and for me it was a typical love-fest of driving old cars. During the day, I got the chance to evaluate and drive a 1966 Shelby GT350H with just 20 miles on a fresh restoration (oddly heavy steering, high idle (1,200 rpms), spongy brakes, and a tendency to run hot). The owner wanted $120k or so, which might be justified by the visuals only, but it just was not there yet mechanically.
My co-host is Donald Osborne, and he got to drive a 1972 Olds 442 convertible, which he fell in love with despite its low-horsepower engine. Then he motored around in a 1967 Shelby GT350 in a beautiful light blue, with 4-speed, and he decided he could become a muscle car guy after all. Tomorrow we'll be driving a 1969 Firebird convertible, a 1963 split-window and an Auburn V12 speedster.
I've included a few pictures of some other bits of interest, including a 2CV, a room full of motorcycles, a fright pig Ferrari and a vintage snow cat.