December 4, 2021

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Geared for the Automotive Life

Sonicbidder.com announces featured lots for December auction

December is just around the corner, and with it comes with the next Sonicbidder.com auction. The Christmas Around the World Classic Car Auction presents one final opportunity to snag the ultimate automotive gift for that special someone — or even yourself.

The auction action begins December 8 at 10 a.m. CST, but you can get a head start by finding your favorite lots and pre-bidding today. These four featured vehicles just might be the perfect present to see parked in your garage this holiday season.

Lot 26 — 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie convertible

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Chevy’s Bel Air will never go out of style with collectors. A fuel-injected example, this car was restored in the early 2000s and has been well cared for since. The original black exterior has been repainted in flashy Matador Red with the factory-correct silver and red interior still in place. Under the hood is a Chevy 283-ci fuel-injected V8 with 250 horsepower backed by a column shift 3-speed manual gearbox. Of the more than 47,000 Bel Air convertibles produced in 1957, it is believed that just 69 were optioned with the desirable fuel injected engine. This ’57 fuelie convertible not only represents the ultimate Bel Air, but the ultimate present to park in the garage.

Lot 11 — 1969 Pontiac Firebird convertible

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Back in the ‘60s, Pontiac was competing with the big boys of muscle and Pony cars. The Firebird was one of the streetfighters that kept Pontiac in the company of other elite American brands. This ’69 is finished in green with a black soft top over a green interior. Driving the rear wheels is a 350-ci V8 mated to an automatic transmission. This green machine is perfect for show at the weekend cruise-in followed by relaxing Sunday drive. What’s not to love?

Lot 3 — 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport convertible

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Each C6 Corvette trim level offers a different amount of fierceness, from basic beast to the land missile. The Grand Sport might just be the ultimate for those wanting to balance performance and comfort. This Grand Sport convertible is black with a black cloth soft top that has covered just over 22k miles in 10 years. Inside, driver and passenger are treated with luxurious heated black leather seats while listening to the growling exhaust from a 6.2-L V8 engine. The automatic transmission allows you to cruise the down the freeway with ease while the steering wheel paddles give the option to tear up the backroads. Forget reindeer, this is the steed you need.

Lot 66 — 1981 Honda CM400A

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For those planning to try two-wheeled transportation in the new year, a Honda motorcycle is a good place to start. To simplify the learning process even more, you will want this 1981 Honda CM400A with its automatic transmission. Or rather, Hondamatic transmission. The 396-cc engine offers enough oomph to keep up with traffic thanks to its high and low ranges, while not scaring off beginners with unruly horsepower. Furthermore, this excellent example still has its air suspension front end and is believed to have covered just 834 miles. Are you ready to ride into 2022?

Check out the full catalog for the Christmas Around the World sale here