THE WILD, THE ODD, THE UNIQUE: Unusual Cars at Barrett-Jackson’s Inaugural Houston Auction

Credit: Original article published by Barrett-Jackson.

 

A diminutive 1957 BMW Isetta was among the more unusual vehicles to cross the block at the Houston Auction.

 

Moments of brilliance sometimes come from odd places. The “Spaghetti Western” is one such example, a film made by Italians about American gunslingers and cowboys filmed in various locales along the coast of the Mediterranean. It’s an unusual idea that somehow left us with some of the most iconic and revered moments in cinematic history. It’s not just the world of film, however; many cars that have found their way across the Barrett-Jackson auction block carry their quirky brilliance in stride. Where else are you going to see a three-wheeled dump truck, an off-road MINI and the unrepentant king of cool – the Yugo – share a stage? The diversity of Barrett-Jackson’s collector car docket has long been a hallmark of what makes The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions so special. Check out the gallery below of a few of the wonderful, uncommon vehicles that crossed the block at the inaugural Houston Auction!

 

LOT #434 – 1966 SUNBEAM TIGER CONVERTIBLE

LOT #357 – 1957 BMW ISETTA 300

LOT #332 – 1960 PORSCHE 108 JUNIOR L TRACTOR

LOT #40 – 1970 VOLKSWAGEN DUNE BUGGY

LOT #109 – 2012 MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN CUSTOM SUV

LOT #47 – 2014 CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

LOT #90 – 1958 NASH METROPOLITAN CONVERTIBLE

LOT #359 – 1969 CITROEN DS ID-19 GRANDE ROUTE SEDAN

LOT #620 – 1990 YUGO GVC CONVERTIBLE

LOT #19 – 1969 FIAT 600D

LOT #615 – 2009 TRIFUN EXT 3-WHEEL DUMP TRUCK

LOT #333 – 1970 AMERICAN LAFRANCE TYPE 900 FIRE TRUCK