Author: Dale Novak

Dale started his love of cars by collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, acquired for the princely sum of $500. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. Dale serves as the voice of Auctions America as well as Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions. He also serves as a Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst for SCM and ACC. Dale’s collection includes a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, a “Mister Norm’s” 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T and an ultra-rare 1940 Plymouth convertible (to name a few). When he’s not immersed in the world of classic cars, Dale applies his talents as a seasoned marketing and advertising consultant.

1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX

One of only 19 Hemi GTXs produced with automatic transmission in 1971 Documented with the broadcast sheet, consumer info sheet and warranty pamphlet Approximately 40 miles since restoration Matching-numbers 426 Hemi engine Matching-numbers 727 automatic transmission A34 Super Trak Pak with Dana Suregrip 4.10 gears Factory N96 Air Grabber hood […]

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Baldwin Motion Phase III

Documented Phase III Motion Camaro Original owner was Joel Rosen’s mechanic, who built the car at Motion Believed to be the last Baldwin Motion Camaro built Signed by Joel Rosen 454-ci V8 engine Automatic transmission Motion-installed roll bar Mickey Thompson S/S Indy Profile tires

Ride a Pony

When it comes to bang for your buck — or purchasing your first classic car — the 1964½ through 1966 Ford Mustang should be on your radar. No other car on the planet is so universally recognized — and not just in the United States. You’ll see Mustangs on the […]

1969 Plymouth Barracuda Mod Top

Sold new at Goddard Motors Inc. in Jennings, MO Rare Mod Top vinyl roof covering and interior, one of 937 produced Previously used as a dealer demonstrator, Y13 on fender tag 340/275-hp V8 engine 4-barrel carburetor Dual exhaust with chrome tips TorqueFlite automatic transmission A53 Formula S Package Floral bucket […]

1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I

This stunningly restored Sunbeam Tiger was built, according to its chassis number, in the early stages of the Mark I’s production. A tedious ground-up restoration was performed on this rust-free car with its original panels. The new black bucket-seat interior includes a beautiful burled walnut dash with a full set […]

1965 Shelby Cobra 427 R

Listed in the SAAC’s Cobra World Registry One of two “R”-specification CSX4000-series cars Carbon-fiber bodywork; professionally built by HRE Motorcars Aluminum-head 427 built by NASCAR legend Ernie Elliott Documented with MSO copy signed by Carroll Shelby 427-ci V8 engine 4-barrel Holley carburetor Estimated 700 hp 5-speed manual transmission

1965 Ford Mustang Pre-Production

This is the very first Ford Pilot Plant/Pre-production Mustang hard top. This 1965 Mustang started the Pony Car revolution in American car building, resulting in the later creation of the Camaro and Firebird. It was hand-assembled at the Ford Pilot Plant and is one of three known existing Pilot Plant […]

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 convertible

In April 1967, Dave Conner placed an order for a new Camaro convertible destined for fame as a Super Stock drag racer. Conner’s order included the L78 big block, M21 Muncie 4-speed gearbox, and Posi rear end with 4.10 gears. Finished in Tuxedo Black over gold, the new car cost […]