Three times each year, Mitch Silver and his merry band travel from Spokane, Washington, to Fountain Hills, Arizona, to stage an auction of classic cars for an audience that are happy to have a car that might not win any trophies at a fancy concours d’elegance, but would be a lot of fun to drive and to park at your local weekend car show.
And, oh yes, classic cars that are way more affordable than the six- and seven- and eight-figure beauties crossing the blocks at the other auctions taking place in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Figure on spending five figures at Silver Auctions, sometimes even just four for a car that might need some TLC on weekends but that will bring a smile to not only your face as you drive it, but to those who see you behind the wheel.
I poked around the 300 or so cars that started being auctioned Thursday afternoon. The parade continues through Saturday evening. Here are half a dozen I think I’d enjoy: