If you’re an auto enthusiast, I’ll warn you in advance that the following pictures (courtesy of Hemmings Auto Blogs) are graphic and powerful enough to make a strong man weep.
A major storm swept the Scottsdale Russo and Steele auction on Thursday, January 21, collapsing several tents that held cars to be auctioned. Insurance adjusters were onsite within 24 hours, and the damage is still being documented. The pictures below represent a fraction of the total damage, which (thankfully) resulted in only minor injuries to a single person.
I’d make this out as a ’65 Mustang convertible. I hope the damage was limited to the hood.
Another mid ‘60s Mustang, which didn’t fare as well as the first. Looks like damage to the roof, rear window, passenger door and right rear fender.
A Shelby GT 500, I think. Damage to the roof, rear window, and spoiler.
A late 60s El Camino (1968, I think). Crushed hood, crushed fenders, (sniff)…
Damn, I have a weak spot for pre 1970 El Caminos.
Porsche (356, I think), proving that it wasn’t just American sheet metal that wound up on the losing end of collapsing tent frames.
A 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Mr. Angry, you might want to sit down for this one. My condolences to you, sir.
Same car, another angle.
A Plum Crazy Dodge Challenger, maybe a 1970. That will most definitely NOT buff right out.
Update: This was not just a General Lee replica, but stunt car #2 used in the production of the 2005 movie. Thanks to Russ for pointing this out.
More images of storm damaged cars can be found here: Hemmings Auto Blogs