Evaluation: Older restoration with some stress cracks and swirls in the paint, and the rear brightwork significantly faded. The interior, though, is in excellent shape. Previously owned by actor Kathy Bates, though it’s not clear when or for how long.
Bottom Line: This might be the first time anyone has ever said this, but Kathy Bates is no Steve McQueen. Previous celebrity ownership almost never hurts when you’re trying to sell a car, but the list of names that really send bidding sky-high is a relatively short one. Even so, this is a very high price for an unremarkable car, and a big bump over the $15,950 that it sold for at Mecum Monterey in 2021. There must have been some Misery fans at WestWorld this year.