This Week on Hagerty Marketplace: A ’Vette, a Hurst, and a Van

Craig Zimmerman via Hagerty Marketplace

Welcome to This Week on Hagerty Marketplace, a recurring recap of the previous week’s most noteworthy cars and significant sales from the Hagerty Marketplace online auctions.

This week we’re spotlighting a trio of American cars that span three decades—and three distinct segments of the collector-car realm. Each represents a great example of its type, with prices that were hard to overlook.

1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Craig Zimmerman via Hagerty Marketplace

Sold for $74,365

Shedding some of the baubles and chrome found on the 1958 model, the 1959 Corvette was a more distilled version of America’s Sports Car and still packed the same lineup of 283 V-8 engines. This example from Marine City, Michigan, is finished in classic Corvette colors with Roman Red paint set off by Snowcrest White coves. It comes with a matching red hardtop and a white soft top. Its 230-hp, four-barrel 283 V-8 was the base engine for 1959, but there isn’t a whole lot of car to haul around, so we have no doubt it’s fun shifting through the four-speed with the top down on a perfect day. This Corvette’s sale price of $74,365 is nearly right in the middle of the range between #2 (Excellent) and #3 (Good) condition, which means it was probably a solid buy given its restored condition.

1979 Hurst/Olds W-30

William Cooper Via Marketplace

Sold for $20,277

The Hurst/Olds package brought some unique styling and performance upgrades to several generations of Oldsmobile coupes. The earlier ones get the glory for their big V-8s engines, while those of the mid-’80s draw gawkers to their lightning rod shifters that resemble a Lenco, but the late ’70s models are interesting as well. The 1979 and 1980 Hurst/Olds package was built on the Cutlass Calais coupe and marked the last use of the Oldsmobile 350 in GM’s midsize RWD platform, before the Chevy small-block took over. They also got some pretty cool wheels, if you ask us.

William Cooper Via Marketplace

This car in particular is one of the nicest examples we’ve seen, and it would certainly draw a lot of attention at car shows thanks to its fantastic condition and two-tone paint of Hurst Gold over black. Its transparent T-tops are also conversation starters that make it one of just 527 equipped with the “Hurst Hatch.” Valuation specialist Greg Ingold, who is well-versed in lesser-known GM muscle cars, was the one who singled out this well-preserved piece of Malaise Era muscle. “The late ’70s metric chassis has always been this weird spot that everyone forgets about. I think they came into their own cosmetically in the early ’80s, so earlier cars seem to be a bit cheaper.” Still, this car sold well, with its price coming in just over its #2 (Excellent) valuation.

1967 Ford Econoline

1967 Ford Econoline van
Alexander Keck via Marketplace

Sold for $10,700

You never know what’s going to pop up on Marketplace. This Econoline SuperVan is powered by a 240-cubic-inch inline-six and is decked out in the livery of the previous owner’s lemonade business. The rolling billboard had to draw plenty of attention at every farmer’s market where it peddled its wares. As much as we’d hate to paint over the great graphics, we have already conjured up all kinds of ways to put the compact van’s spacious cargo area to use. A vintage motocross transport, perhaps? Regrettably, our managing editor, Eddy Eckart, was too busy working on his current projects to take note of this sale. “$10K for something like this makes me kick myself that I wasn’t paying attention. Plus, I have a grandma Bea. This would have been perfect!” There’s always room in the collection for a new project, so keep your eyes open.


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    I don’t think I’ve seen the Hurst Olds in at least 40 years. Don’t think there are many around anymore of the few they made.

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