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Auction Alert: 1982 Mercury Capri and 1955 Chevrolet 3100 selling later today

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Two more lots will sell to the highest bidder later today at Hemmings Auctions: A Fox Mustang alternative, the 1982 Mercury Capri, representing ’80s V-8 muscle, plus an Advance Design workhorse from 1955 in a Chevrolet 3100. Both have met their reserve price, meaning that the final bid gets to take the car home. Be sure to visit our auction page for our updated docket of vehicles available for bidding.

1982 Mercury Capri RS 5.0
This highly original Capri features RS trim with the 5.0 H.O. engine and is believed to have travelled only 32,700 miles. The 302-cu.in. V-8 was the most powerful engine offered for the Capri that year, and this one is paired with Ford’s “SROD” manual four-speed transmission. The seller states that the exterior has the original paint and graphics with no evidence of rust as it spent a lot of time garaged. The Capri also sports the optional glass T-tops, which are said to be free of leakage. The red interior has high-rise bucket seats, and all gauges and controls (including the information control center) are reported to be fully functioning. Options and extras along with the T-tops include air conditioning and cruise control, plus, the chassis is equipped with the TRX suspension/wheels/tires option.

1955 Chevrolet 3100
This would be the last year of Chevy’s Advance Design trucks, represented here by this mostly original 1955 3100. The OHV 235-cu.in. straight-six is thought to be original and was rebuilt in 2010 before being reunited with a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission. The exterior is said to have been repainted nearly a decade ago with minimal scratches and no denting. The interior doesn’t appear to be modified, with the exception of some new tan seat covers. All gauges and lighting are listed in perfect working order except for the headlamp switch knob, but there are no tears or damage to the factory floormat and interior. This truck is a time capsule of 1950s pickups and is a rarity in that it has survived with minimal modification and no hot-rodding.