My mission was to go Monday morning to the Worldwide Auctioneers preview in Scottsdale, Arizona, and do to one of our “Pick6” selections, choosing around half-a-dozen vehicles that will be offered at the sale and to select and share them with you.
With only 82 vehicles in the auction catalog, I briefly wondered if I’d even find six that I really liked, and that’s our minimum requirement for this feature.
I arrive at the Worldwide sales venue, a huge tent set up in what once was the parking lot for a few new car dealerships on Scottsdale’s old “car row” along McDowell Road. Even before I got into the huge white structure, I was drawn to a 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS, a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL roadster with a removable pagoda roof, a stunning 1935 Packard 1201 coupe roadster, and, parked side-by-side in a row, a 1967 Maserati Mexico coupe, a 1970 Pontiac GTO Ram-Air IV hardtop and a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS coupe, a brilliant 1934 Cord 812 SC Sportsman convertible coupe and a sea-vessel sized 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible.
I was like a kid in a candy store, or perhaps more like a puppy let loose among a group of squirrels.
As I break away from the cars parked outside, I wonder what might await within the tent, where what have to be considered the best cars will be on display. Right inside the front door is a 1995 Bugatti EB110!
Sure enough, there they were, and while Worldwide Auctioneers’ sale may be small, its docket is mighty. Classics, sports cars, barn finds, modern muscle, even a few motorcycles. Take your pick.
So, here are my picks, though I failed to limit my list to just six: