Earlier today, we did a story on the most expensive cars sold at the Pebble Beach Auctions. That was a fun story to write, because we can all relate to not being able to afford even a single tire on one of those cars.
But for people like (I’m assuming) you and me, we can’t exactly drop 10 million big ones on some famous Ferrari that won some obscure race in a year that doesn’t mean anything to us, driven by Some Dead Guy. We asked Hagerty for a list of the least expensive cars sold at Pebble, and surprise surprise, there was no sexily written press release at the ready.
There was, however, an Excel spreadsheet.
So, without further ado, here are the least expensive (see: cheapest) cars sold at the Pebble Beach Auctions this year, excluding motorcycles.
1. 1980 MG MGB Mk IV Roadster (Mecum Auctions), sold for $5,225
This MG Roadster has a 1.8-liter engine and a four-speed transmission. It’s believed to have “71,733 actual miles.”
2. 1969 MG MGB GT Coupe (Mecum Auctions), sold for $6,050
Apparently, this MGB has a rare color combo, which is this rather attractive canary-yellow exterior paired with a black interior. Plus, knock-off wire wheels!
3. 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Replica Convertible (Mecum Auctions), sold for $6,600
So what that it’s a replica? It has a 2.3-liter four-banger and a three-speed auto. Also with “heavy chrome throughout.”
4. 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Base Roadster (Russo and Steele), sold for $6,875
That’s a shade of blue that brings to mind the PCH and California sunsets.
5. 2006 Porsche Cayenne Base Sport Utility Vehicle 4x4 (Russo and Steele), sold for $7,150
Uh, it’s a Cayenne that’s 10 years old?
6. 1974 Jensen-Healey Mk II JH5 Convertible (Mecum Auctions), sold for $8,250
This Jensen-Healey is believed to have 18,000 original miles. It has the Lotus Torqueless Wonder 907 engine. And if anything breaks, you can drive it straight into a burning building to have it fixed.
7. 2006 BMW 750Li Base Sedan (Russo and Steele), sold for $8,250
I’m not sure why this 750Li is so cheap. Maybe it was a mistake to be selling it around other multi-million dollar cars? I don’t know.
8. 1949 FORD CUSTOM BASE CLUB CONVERTIBLE (WHY IS THIS YELLING AT ME)(Mecum Auctions), sold for $9,075
This was a movie car that was in American Horror Story and Hail Caesar with George Clooney.
9. 1948 Buick Super Model 51 Sedan (Russo and Steele), sold for $9,075
Check out that shade of blue! It has a new front end clip and a professionally rebuilt 455 Buick block.
10. 1989 Chevrolet Camaro Race Car (Mecum Auctions), sold for $9,900
This is a professionally built SCCA car with a T5 transmission. And it was sold with a T175.1, Big Tex Race Trailer.