Bonhams Tupelo April 27th 2019

10:00AM April 27th 2019

1 Otis Blvd
Tupelo MS 38804 USA

Frank Spain established the Tupelo Automobile Museum in 2002 to display the collection he and his wife Jane began building in the 1970s. The collection specialised in cars that depicted the journey of automobile development between the 1890s and 1970s. Frank Spain died back in 2006 and thanks to Wayne Carini (Chasing Classic Cars fame) and Jane Spain, the difficult decision has been made to pass on Franks legacy to others with the proceeds of the sale going to a Charitable Education Foundation.

Tucker was something of an oddity and almost totally unknown prior to the Francis Ford Coppola 1988 movie “Tucker” which showed what a genius he was and how the big three conspired with the government of the day to kill developments that would have made their products outdated overnight. In many respects the Tucker story is the Tesla story but with a totally different outcome and one that is debated to this day. Just 51 Tucker 48s were completed, partially or fully, when the IRS closed production down and for many years they were little more than misunderstood quirky collectibles. The advent of the collector car market in the 1980s saw them gain attention as both all American and revolutionary while the movie made them iconic.

Simply the most important car in the Tupelo Museum is the Tucker #1028 which is one of 47 survivors of the marque and one of six Tuckers owned by Bob Turner in the 1950s and passed through two further ownerships and a 1980s restoration before passing to Spain in 1996. One of the key American cars, Tuckers have recently been fetching $1.4 – 2 million and Bonhams have estimated the car at $1.25 – 2 mil so its bang on market but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this example blow through the high and sell for more than $2 million.

<b>1948 Tucker 48</b><br />Chassis no. 1028<br />Engine no. 335-35″/></figure>

<p>The second marquee lot is the 1934 Duesenberg  Model J Rollston Berline, #   2575/J-547, estimated at $500 – 600k. Little needs to be said of Duesenbergs Model J, arguably the finest American full classic and this one carries unique Rollston coachwork known as the Prince of Wales. Built to near JN spec this car has a relatively modern look, much lower and more sleek than the upright stance seen on the standard Model J, never restored and only marginally complete and accurate, this Model J is too far from totally original to be conserved as is but would be an excellent basis for a restoration and the estimate makes that a practical consideration. If it can be bought at the low estimate it would actually be very good buying.</p>

<figure class=<b>1934 Duesenberg Model J Prince of Wales Berline</b><br />  Chassis no. 2575<br />Engine no. J-547″/></figure>

<p>Pre-war highlights include:</p>

<ul><li>1899    Knox    Model A 5HP Runabout – Est.   $140 – 170k, oldest Knox known to exist, highly original, totally complete and almost ready to go and do the London – Brighton, a little expensive but good luck finding another.</li><li>1914    Peerless    Model 48 Kimball Town car – Est $125 – 150k, fitted with an Ahrens Fox engine, possibly since new.  Highly original and ideal for either preservation or restoration. Unique and market correct.</li><li> 1929   Cord    L-29 Cabriolet – Est.  $100 – 150k, older restored example, remains in original form. Ideal for a refresh or re-restoration. Market at the low estimate.</li><li> 1930    Hispano-Suiza   H6B Fernandez Coupe Chauffeur  – Est. $250 – 350k. Fernandez Cabriolet de Ville coachwork fitted, beautiful car on the luxurious and very advanced Hispano H6B chassis, restored in the 1970s, Pebble Beach award winner in ’81, might need a refresh but still market correct. </li><li> 1936    Lagonda LG45 Tourer – Est. $220 – 290k. 1 of 25 Tourers on the LG45 chassis,  cosmetically redone otherwise original. Outside of a Rapide, the ultimate Lagonda and quite something. Market correct.</li></ul>

<figure class=<b>1930 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupe Chauffeur</b><br />Chassis no. 12202<br />Engine no. 302163″/></figure>

<p>Mid century highlights include:</p>

<ul><li>1950    Talbot Lago T26 Record Veth & Zoon Cabriolet    – Est.   $180 – 240k, restored over many years and $200k in expenses in the ’80s, still in very good condition and an ideal car for local shows and lesser concours. Possibly a little expensive but find another.</li></ul>

<figure class=<b>1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Three Position Cabriolet</b><br /> Chassis no. 101058″/></figure>


<p>Affordable classic highlights are:</p>

<ul><li>1904    White   Model E 15HP Steam Car rear entry tonneau   – Est. $80 – 120k, the grandest White steam car, 1 of 11 known to survive. Looks right and of the period. Might need recommissioning but still good value. </li><li>  1910    Hispano-Suiza   8HP Boattail Sports Roadster  – Est.    $30 – 50k, an unknown Hispano with an interesting look. Not particularly exciting but cheap as chips.                           </li><li> 1913    Westcott    Model 4-40 Roadster – Est.    $60 – 80k, Westcott was a rare brand, few of which remain today. Ex. Harrahs collection, market correct.                        </li><li> 1915    Lozier  Model 82 Speedster – Est.  $60 – 80k, Lozier was one of the great American brands, not entirely original and the estimate reflects that.         </li><li>1921    Packard 3-35 Wolfington Custom Towncar  – Est. $30 – 50k, a wonderfully preserved Packard Towncar, great quality inside and out, great buying.                 </li><li>1927    Hispano-Suiza   T49 Duple DHC  – Est. $80 – 120k, delivered to the UK when new, beautiful quality build and fitted with British DHC coachwork. An affordable, unique Hispano that would gain entry to lots of events. Good buying.                                  </li><li> 1932    Nash    1080 Special Eight Seaman Convertible Sedan – Est. $80 – 120k, rare luxury Nash in beautiful condition, ex Harrah collection. Older restoration. Good buying.                          </li><li>1938    Lagonda V12 Saloon  – Est.   $60 – 80k, a very stately Lagonda with the W.O. Bentley designed V12 engine, a lovely car but with a older restoration. Needs updating in modern or original colours. Market correct.</li><li>  1951    Studebaker  Starlight Coupe – Est.         $4 – 8k, a space age design, restored although requires recommissioning. Cheap enough.</li><li> 1954    Kaiser-Darrin   Sports Convertible  – Est. $80 – 100k, 1 of 435 examples. Original other than an older repaint. Market correct.</li><li>  1955    Packard Caribbean Convertible  – Est.  $40 – 75k, very nice, original example. Market correct.</li><li>1964    Studebaker  Avanti – Est. $20 – 35k,   a fascinating American classic, will likely need some work but market priced as it is. </li><li> 1974    Volkswagen  SP2 – Est. $3 – 5k, a very rare Brazilian Volkswagen with  very sporty coachwork.  Cheap as chips and a funky alternative to some contemporary collectibles.</li><li> 1976    AMC Gremlin – Est.     $2 – 5k, lots of fun and one can live out their Waynes World fantasies. Very good condition for what its worth. Cheap enough.</li><li>  1982    Barris  Barrister – Est. $50 – 80k, A Corvette based special from George Barris, all the subtlety of a 1970s pimp. If you want to get noticed, perhaps if you are a Los Vegas promoter, this is for you. Who knows if its value or not but would be a lot of fun.</li><li> 1985    Tritan  A2 Aero car – Est. $10 – 15k, 1 of 10 built for a Dominos trial and  actually revolutionary. Very, very cool. No idea what possibly use it could have but plenty of fun and priced pretty low.  </li></ul>

<figure class=<b>1982 George Barris "Barrister"</b><br />VIN. 1G1AY876X85106167″/><figcaption><br><br></figcaption></figure>


<p>Bonhams trip to Tupelo was an immense success, no doubt helped by offering every lot without reserve but still prices were relatively strong as was the total gross of $9.756 million. While the 1948 Tucker 48 fetched a well deserved, just on high estimate $1.985 million to top the sheet, various other cars sold very well indeed, most notably the 1974 Volkswagen SP2 at $34k (572% above high estimate), 1948 Jaguar Mark IV DHC at $24k (+370%), 1936    Bentley 4.25 Litre Pillarless Sports Sedan at $168k (+236%), 1985 Tritan A2 at $45k (+199%), 1934 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet D at $118k (+194%), 1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe at $17k (+110%) and 1918 Stanley 735 at $25k (105%).</p>

<p>It wasn’t all roses with the 1934 Duesenberg Model J selling at $450k (-10%) leading a selection of cars that sold poorly, others included the 1927 Ford Model T Roadster at $13,440 (-81%), 1970 Lincoln Continental Sedan at $2,800 (-86%),  1950 Jaguar Mark V at $4,256 (-91%), 1953 Sunbeam-Talbot at $392 (-93%)  and a 1958 Nash Metropolitan Convertible at $2,240 (-94%).  Whatever the weak results, the highs and the mediums were enough to propel the sale to a result that would have been a success at pretty much any Bonhams sale, excepting their Goodwood F.O.S. and Quail Lodge auctions and that ain’t too bad at all.                 <br></p>

<p><strong>Key – Lot #/ Year/ Make/ Model/ Chassis #/ Estimate (US$) low – high/ Estimate (EURO) low – high/ N/R = no reserve/ description</strong></p>

<p>401    1914    Trumbull    Model 15-B Cyclecar 733             $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $14,560    € 13,078    Mid Beginning as the American Cyclecar Co., the Trumbull as it became to be known once acquired by Isaac B. Trumbull, was the first fully equipped Light Car for America. Early examples came equipped with friction disc transmissions and final drive by chain while later cars, like our example here in Tupelo, came with 3-speed manuals and shaft drive. Had more cyclecars been this well made and well equipped, the company may have been less encouraged to export models abroad. It is believed that 20 Trumbull vehicles were on board the Lusitania the afternoon of May the 7th when the ship met a member of the German navy. Unfortunately, Mr. Trumbull, his 20 examples vehicles, and his company went down with the ship. The seldom seen Connecticut-built cyclecar lasted in production less than 2 years with a yield of no more than 2000, surely here is an opportunity to acquire a unique car of amazing provenance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
402    1914    Saxon   Model A 2753                $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $8,960 € 8,048 -10%    This example was procured by the Museum in 1991, but its earlier history is unknown. Remarkably, an instruction booklet dated with 1917 detailing the roadster model is included within the history file. A diminutive early automobile such as this is surely a bundle of fun moving down the road and will make a fine addition to any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
403    1910    Hispano-Suiza   8HP Boattail Sports Roadster    515             $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $24,640    € 22,132    -18%    On close inspection, the Hispano appears to have received restoration or construction of its coachwork on a largely unrestored, perhaps never restored running gear. The coachwork is certainly of a period design, but is framed in metal rather than wood, which would suggest that it is more modern than its underpinnings. How this early car originated, persisted and emigrated from the country of its birth is unknown, however it surfaced in the Midwest in the mid-1970s with long term car enthusiast and collector Dr. Jim Stickley, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who according to a copy of a Chicago title, had purchased it from King Arthurs Pub Inc. Illinois, whose proprietor, Art Liberman, was a known collector. Mr. Stickley sold the car East to Dr. Terry Bennett of New Hampshire, who would retain it for nearly 2 decades, before ultimately parting with it at a public auction of his collection in 1992. Frank K. Spain was present at the sale and acquired the car, along with the Minerva on that day, it has remained on museum display ever since as a perfect foil to the T49 and H6B in the collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
404    1914    Peerless    Model 48 Kimball Town car   142276              $125,000.00    $150,000.00    N/R $67,200    € 60,361    -46%    This elegant and magnificent motorcar has a secret. Its bone stock exterior hides the fact that lurking under its hood is an Ahrens Fox engine rated at 110hp (more than doubling the original units output). The melding of one of the finest American motorcars with the engine from the greatest of all fire apparatus makes a fascinating machine.  Both companies were the pride of Ohio, and some historians speculate this may have been owned by an Ahrens Fox executive or the company itself. The engine does not have a number consistent with fire engine production giving proof that it may have been supplied new for this Peerless.  The “J” engine is considered by Fox aficionados to be their masterpiece of engineering. Employing the three-valve per-cylinder T-head design Fox was famous for but cast in pairs in this application. These engines are noted for their exceptional smoothness and tremendous power. The car is bodied by the famed Kimabll Company of Chicago with elegant town car coachwork. Kimball specialized in high quality formal coach work for those clients who could afford it. Perfectly proportioned with the long and low hood of the Peerless. The car survives in largely original condition and has seen maybe a respray some years ago. The interior is all original though showing its age it does give a great feel for the quality of this motorcar. An imposing and magnificent motor car this Peerless is a joy to behold but one can’t help think what great fun it would be back on the road. On a brass car tour imagine the ultimate high powered sleeper that should be able to roll with the best of them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
405    1913    Westcott    Model 4-40 Roadster 1563                $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $67,200    € 60,361    Mid This 1913 Model 4-40 roadster is noted in the file as having been originally owned by Mrs. A.T. (Rica) Christ of Dickey, North Dakota, wife of a prominent local banker who would be driven in the car by friends on her daily errands. She kept it until 1953, when it was passed to her brother, Henry Vogel of Arcadia, Wisconsin, reportedly with 4,900 actual miles. Mr. Vogel painted the car, replaced the battery, and installed new tires, and put it on display in his garage showroom. In 1964 the Westcott was sold by Mr. Vogel to Harrah’s Automobile Collection. It remained on display in the collection until the 1986 Harrah’s auction, when it was bought for the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Now well into its third decade on display in Tupelo, the car is an older cosmetic restoration, likely dating to the 1960s, in a rich two-tone cream and brown with varnished artillery wood wheels, handsome compound-curved seating with brown leather upholstery, an oval fuel tank, and dual rear-mounted spares with canvas covers. An especially fascinating touch is the canvas top, which features a multi-pane “sunburst” rear window of remarkably ornate design. Very few Westcotts remain, and this is the first to become available publicly in some years. It is a wonderful survivor from the grand early decades of American automaking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
406    1913    Minerva Model GG Cann 5 pass Tourer 22378               $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $41,440    € 37,223    Mid This sporting Minerva Touring Car is most likely one of the cars supplied to the British market and wears distinctive coachwork by Cann of Camden, London. Cann’s specialty was the supply of coachwork for the White steam car and other imported makes such as Benz, Brasier, Delaunay-Belleville and, of course, Minerva. The firm clearly enjoyed a close relationship with Minerva’s London agents, as its stand at the Olympia Motor Exhibition of 1912 and 1913 featured Minerva models. One of the particular aspects that Cann designers pioneered, were bodies with a single door on each side of the car. Their logic would seem to have been that this was better for the overall structure of the coachwork.  This particular car is a fascinating example of their craft, it has those characteristic single side doors which open to reveal a commodious touring compartment, with an unusual configuration of 3 divided seats at the rear and then the driver and side passenger seats are on lengthy runners, so as to ‘float’ and allow access to front and rear. Cann proudly claim ownership of the coachwork “Carriage Work by Cann” as well as additional features such as the windshield which carries a marked disc. At this point, Cann would seem to have been in their heyday, providing coachwork for numerous luxury brands, but the business is not charted beyond 1913, suggesting some form of dramatic collapse. Regardless, at this point one is looking at a motorcar that is unquestionably a quality coachbuilt car. Beyond its British origins, its history is not charted until its American life of the last 40 years. According to information on file, including old titles/registrations, by 1976 the car was owned by Antique Auto Rentals Ltd of Beverly Hills, whose proprietor was Steven J. Cooperman. From Cooperman it appears to have been sold to an Arthur Burrichter, of Boca Raton in 1977, and from there it passed into the hands of a New Hampshire based collector, Dr. Terry Bennett.  In 1992, Dr. Bennett’s collection was offered for sale by auction, a sale which was clearly attended by Frank Spain as he was one of few individuals to acquire multiple cars that day. The Minerva was one such car. In the ensuing 27 years, the Minerva has rested in Tupelo, displaying another aspect of the development of the automobile, the sleeve valve engine, which for a time was considered the height of luxury across the globe.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
407    1912    White   Model 30 G.A.D. Roadster    17143               $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $71,680    € 64,385    19% As with today’s auction, for many there is no better experience than attending a collection dispersal sale, and through the peak of his buying Frank Spain was clearly present at many of these events across the country. When it came to the White here, its file starts with the ‘hook’ of a ‘Large Estate Sale’ that was to be held in David City, near Omaha, Nebraska on what must have been an extremely cold late January day in 1993. The seller was Leo Bongers, who had amassed more than 100 of all sorts of cars, a dozen motorcycles, automobile parts and signs etc. and on his death it all had to be sold. Photos from the day of sale show remarkable vehicles such as this literally lined up outside in the sun, and press reports chart thousands of people attending the auction.  Amazingly, this is as much as we know of the White’s history. What can safely be assumed is that Leo Bongers appreciated this car for its originality and authenticity, which was also what drew Frank Spain to the car. Without a paper trail, one can only guess at the car’s history, but the fact of the matter is that however many or few owners this car has had all must have cherished it, and fortunately for collectors today, it presents an incredible timewarp unrestored automobile the likes of which are rarely found.  Viewed very closely, almost all of its finishes appear to be original, the upholstery is dry but for the most part undamaged and there are no obvious omissions to its specifications or original features. At some point, seemingly quite early on in its career an ancillary starter motor has been fitted to the White, with a large lever control on the dash, such that this also blends in with its condition.  Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of the car is the consistency of its state, paint, upholstery and plating are all gently aged over their 107 years of existence, making an incredibly rewarding automobile to marvel at.  Frank Spain clearly saw the importance of this special automobile more than 25 years ago, before preservation had been highlighted as a contrast feature of concours around the world. Today it would surely provide its next custodian with an entry to some of the most hallowed lawns and would likely steal the class or show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
408    1912    Cartercar   Model R Tourer  6481                $20,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $47,040    € 42,253    34% This Model R tourer sits on the company’s mid-size 112 inch wheelbase in between the Model H and Model S. As shown in a document in the history file, by 1965 the vehicle had belonged to Bellm’s Cars of Yesteryear Incorporated, a museum located in Sarasota, Florida. In 1995, the Cartercar was transferred to D.E. Foeller Sales and not much later to the Tupelo Automobile Museum.  This is a fine example which appears to have received a thorough restoration at some point in its life. The upholstery shows little signs of age, as does the dash and shining brass. Under the hood and on the exterior present equally well. Overall, the restoration has aged very well. This Model R Cartercar is a fine example of early motoring and will surely be welcome in any collection of aged motorcars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
409    1911    Sears   Model P 4 pass Wagon    2570                $15,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $19,040    € 17,102    Mid One of about 800 Sears Motor Buggies produced in the penultimate year of production, this two-seat, four-passenger Model P Wagon is well equipped with the optional leather seats, twin brass coach lamps, and bulb horn.  This particular example was part of William Harrah’s extensive collection in Reno—the sole Sears he owned. According the records on the car, Harrah acquired the machine on May 17, 1967 and held the car in the collection until the dispersal of the collection after Bill Harrah’s passing. Frank Spain acquired the car at the 1985 Harrah Auction of September 28th of that year. Today, the car retains its paperwork from Harrah’s, including the original placard featured on the car when it was at Harrah’s Museum, and the purchase paperwork from the ’85 auction. The Sears was popular in rural areas and seen as a dependable and rugged alternative to a horse drawn buggy but with the same capable (if jarring ride quality) performance afforded by the tall, narrow carriage wheels belted with metal bands. Today these Motor Buggies are great for early Horseless Carriage tours with other high wheelers of the day. While quickly outpaced in period by more conventional motorcars that strayed from the look and design of carriages, high wheelers such as this are rare glimpses into the time when the world was still transitioning from the world of horse-powered to horsepower.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
410    1911    Brush   Model E Runabout    16484               $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $30,240    € 27,162    1%  By the time this example was built in 1911, the little single was good for 10 horsepower and the wheelbase had been stretched to 80 inches. Prior to Mr. Spain’s ownership, this example was under the care of a Mr. Bill Bennet. He had found the car for sale at an Estate Auction in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and at this point it was merely loose parts sitting inside an orange crate. Luckily, Mr. Bennet was quite handy and had also worked for Republic Steel which had made fabricating new pieces much easier. Photos on file show some of the restoration work, and ultimately, the car was pieced back together. Consequently, the vehicle now shows in wonderful condition with bright green paint, and with a bit of tinkering should be good for many more miles of driving.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
411    1910    Paterson    Model 30 Touring    26094               $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $43,680    € 39,235    25% The Antique Automobile Club of America’s rosters back to 1954 list this particular Paterson Model 30 as owned by one B.L. Sharpsteen. Benjamin L. Sharpsteen was a film director and producer for Walt Disney, best-remembered as the director of the 1941 animated classic Dumbo. In his spare time, he created a museum, the namesake Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California, celebrating the history of the Upper Napa Valley and his beloved Sonoma County. Today the Sharpsteen Museum remains and a popular tourist attraction. The Sharpsteen Paterson was eventually acquired by Harrah’s Automobile Collection, and was acquired for the Tupelo Automobile Museum from the Harrah’s dispersal auction of 1986. It has been part of the collection now for well over three decades, and it continues to wear the handsome older restoration in which it was shown at Harrah’s, with solid bodywork in an attractive rich dark green with beautiful brass accessories, cream artillery wheels, and black leather upholstery that demonstrates some cracking and aging. The history file includes the original Harrah’s display sign. Overall the car has a distinctive appearance and would benefit from mechanical sorting, after which it would be a delightful tour car for a new owner – with a wonderful California history, to boot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
412    1912    Haynes  Model 19 2/3 seater Roadster    2559                $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $40,320    € 36,217    Mid This car makes a great statement about the variety of ways in which individual chose to body cars in the early days, and while the Haynes is a nice example of a mid-size brass era car, its coachwork made it a must have for this collection. Over more than 130 years of automobile manufacturing all sorts of different styles, designs and materials have been used in coachbuilding from wood to aluminum steel to fabric, but in this era a few companies pioneered another way of building lightweight sporting bodies, in wicker! The Amesbury Reed & Rattan Co. of Amesbury, Massachusetts, who were set in the hub of the New England motor industry were one such company. It is they that lay claim to the coachwork on this Haynes. It is a beautifully crafted body from its commodious bucket/bench seat to its tapered tail, beneath which is stowed a single occasional seat, or ‘mother-in-law’ in car parlance.  The history of this Haynes is not documented at all, but we do know that it appeared on the market in 1992 at ‘The Auction’ in Las Vegas, which is where Frank Spain was able to acquire the car.  A fascinating automobile it is sure to draw attention wherever you show it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
413    1910    Chalmers-Detroit    Model K 30 Tourer   13878               $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $51,520    € 46,277    3%  The Chalmers seen here was purchase alongside the White in David City, near Omaha, Nebraska on what must have been an extremely cold late January day in 1993. The seller was Leo Bongers, who had amassed more than 100 of all sorts of cars, a dozen motorcycles, automobile parts and signs etc. and on his death it all had to be sold. Photos from the day of sale show remarkable vehicles such as this literally lined up outside in the sun, and press reports chart thousands of people attending the auction.  The presents well in lightly weathered condition which gives the car a very authentic look. Little is known about the vehicle’s history outside of its purchase by the Spains but it makes for a fine example of a Brass era automobile.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
414    1910    Glide   Model 45 Scout  1040                $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $76,160    € 68,409    9%  One of very few surviving Glides, the Tupelo Automobile Museum’s car was acquired from the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. Former owners were recorded as the noted Duesenberg collector Homer Fitterling of South Bend, Indiana, and Donald L. Ephlin, with whom the car was recorded in the Antique Automobile Club of America’s 1954 and 1961 rosters. Its present restoration likely dates to its ownership by Mr. Ephlin, with the exception of a 1990s repaint, and bears extensive patina throughout, though it is still solid and overall attractive. The Glide has long been labeled, by all of its prior owners, as a 1908 Model R, and its serial number plate is from that model. Information on the file from Glide historian Jim Brodes indicates, however, that by virtue of its 122-in. wheelbase chassis and large 32-in. wheels it is more likely a 1910 or 1911 Model 45 Scout; the Model R serial number plate was likely fitted by an early enthusiast owner in an attempt to “backdate” the car. Additional information in the file goes into further details on the car’s equipment and mechanical specifications. Opportunities to acquire a Glide are few and far between, and this one is one of only two or three to have been made publicly available in recent years; furthermore, it bears a rich history extending back to the early years of “the hobby.” The new buyer is invited to experience a wonderful tidbit from the early, inventive years of Midwestern automaking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
415    1908    Columbus    10HP Autobuggy  26              $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $41,440    € 37,223    4%  The Columbus Autobuggy shown here is one of very few extant. Unfortunately, little documentation exists to help tell the story of this antique motor, but a stub in the file shows that the vehicle was acquired by Mr. Spain most likely during his peak collecting years in the 1990s. Based on the appearance of this Columbus, one can assume that it was subjected to a restoration at some point in the not to distant past. All aspects from the paint, to the body work, and leather seats all show in tidy condition. Correspondence between another Autobuggy owner, also within the file, show discussion of getting the vehicle operation, but no follow up indicates if this was achieved. Regardless, the simplicity of these automobiles should prove to be fruitful after some tinkering.  This is a fun, jaunty machine, indicative of an age in early automaking that was already long gone by 1907 but is fondly remembered by many – and it boasts Eddie Rickenbacker heritage!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
416    1907    Ford    Model R Runabout    1758                $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $31,360    € 28,168    5%  This sporting Model R Ford was once part of the substantial William Towe collection of antique automobiles. Forced to sell his entire holdings after falling into bankruptcy, roughly 230 cars were auctioned off in 1997.  Viewed today, the car has the appearance of a sympathetic restoration or a basically sound example of this model. It would seem to retain some period upholstery, its seat squabs showing considerable age. The bodywork wears classic black paint, fitting of a Ford of this period, and ‘balloon’ white wall tires. The brass appears with good luster and more remarkably, a full leather top accompanies the vehicle. The fine patina gives this Ford delightful character and will be a fine addition to any collection of early motorcars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
417    1906    Queen   Model K Tourer  1917                $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $63,840    € 57,343    6%  The Tupelo Automobile Museum’s Queen Model K was acquired from the famous Harrah’s Automobile Collection at their legendary dispersal auction in 1986. At Harrah’s and in current ownership it was always known as a 1907 model, but as the Queen company had ended production by that point, it is more likely that the car is in fact a 1906. Nonetheless it is one of the last and grandest products of this pioneer manufacturer. Comparing the car to the photograph in the Harrah’s catalogue, it appears to have been preserved in the museum much as it was purchased, including rich green lacquer finish that still holds a good shine, tufted black leather upholstery, and a black canvas top, still in good overall condition. Authenticity is highly present throughout, including the “Queen” bracket for the steering column. Its brass trim, including the Gray & Davis headlamps and Dietz sidelamps, has polished up well and is still very attractive. Offered with the car is a collection of documents relating to its purchase from Harrah’s, including the Certification of Authenticity noting that it was formerly of the Collection. Any enthusiast of the early American automaker should appreciate the regal beauty of this car, which is truly a Queen both in name and appearance!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
418    1907    International   Model A Runabout    1530                $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $25,760    € 23,138    -14%    Specifically designed for the challenging undeveloped American roads, the high ground clearance and lack of troublesome pneumatic tires of the International made it a popular choice in less developed parts of the country. Its simple air cooled power plant was relatively trouble free and its large displacement and low gears meant it could tackle any terrain with ease. This exceptionally well-preserved International Model A is a true bench mark example. The paint, upholstery, top and mechanicals are in beautifully preserved condition. Few cars of this early period survive in the state of preservation that this International does. Little is known about the specific history of this International, but as it can be seen in such good condition today, it is safe to assume that the motorcar was restored not to far in the distant past. Mr. Spain acquired the vehicle at auction in 1996, and it has prominently been displayed in the collection since.  A wonderful example of early motoring, this International will be a true standout in any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
419    1905    Delaunay-Belleville Model BAA 20HP Tourer   506V                $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $87,360    € 78,469    75% The handsome Delaunay dates from the early period before the introduction of their six-cylinder cars, yet carries the distinctive features of the drum radiator, behind which is a four-cylinder motor of individually cast T-head units.  In the Delaunay’s file are a series of articles which ‘join the dots’ of its bloodline, all are written during the ownership of John Caperton of Louisville, Kentucky who purchased the car in a dilapidated condition in 1964. Mr. Caperton records that the car was said to have been purchased new by a Joseph Winkler of Chicago. Brewster & Co. of New York were the licensees for Delaunay-Belleville and it is recounted that they both sold this car to Winkler and provided for its bodywork. To quote one article in Antique Motor News ‘Mr. Winkler owned a summer estate in Frankfort, Michigan and later shipped the Delaunay by boat across Lake Michigan to his estate. Then came a gap in the Delaunay’s history and many years later the car was discovered, sunken somewhat in the soft dirt floor of a barn on the Winkler Estate. It was literally dug out of its ‘semi-grave’.  The car changed hands a number of times, before landing with John Caperton, who turned his hobby into a profession and began restoring cars- his company name being Top Brass. The Delaunay was one such car. The articles recount his research with noted authority, M. Richer in France and with Dennis Field in the U.K., who concluded that the correct model designation for the car would be a 20hp, Type B.A.A. Mr Caperton recounts how he elected to rebuild the car as best he could in the style in which it appeared to have been when new, that of a ‘Park Phaeton’. To achieve this, he appears to have used a divided pair of seats to the front and bench seating at the rear, with a distinctive ‘Victoria’ or cape-cart top. The car seems to have been finished by the mid-1970s. Befitting its pedigree running gear, it is equipped with high quality Ducellier bullseye headlamps and scuttle mounted sidelamps as well as a Jones Speedometer.  Mr. Caperton kept the car until 1978, when it passed through Ed Jurist’s Vintage Car Store in Nyack, New York to Dr. Terry Bennett, from whom Frank Spain would ultimately buy the car at public auction in 1992.  This handsome and very early example of one of the most famed pre-teen marques is the earliest example to be listed with the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, and one of only a few of its kind known to exist.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
420    1904    White   Model E 15HP Steam Car rear entry tonneau   1877                $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $67,200    € 60,361    -16%    Frank Spain’s sincere wish throughout his collecting was to chart the journey of the automobile, its progress and the fascinating ways in which various individuals and nations had approached their solution to a self-propelled or ‘horseless’ carriage. Naturally, particularly in America, steam was an important part of that story, Spain elected to represent this chapter of the motoring history with one of the grandest steam automobiles. On the White Car Register, the Tupelo Automobile Museum car here is listed as being one of 11 Model E Whites known to exist today. The website lists it as having had previous ownerships with Joel Pettengill, the Ersland family (of the Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet in Oklahoma) and Art Rathart, no time periods for these owners are recorded.  Clearly the subject of a restoration prior to its acquisition for the collection, its large rear entrance tonneau bodywork is finished in white, with its upholstery and chassis frame being colored in a rich burgundy hue. The car is not known to have been dated by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain and would require this in order to be a consistent entry to the event. However, it seems that it was used for at least one entry on the London to Brighton Run in the UK as it still carries an entry plaque for that event in the late 1980s. For a car of its era the White has the stand out physical presence associated with its brand, enhanced by its Surrey top and windshield. Ahead of its charismatic condensing radiator, are a beautiful pair of Phare Angelicus headlamps, made by Luigi Angiulli of New York.  A majestic, high quality automobile of the brief steam motorcar era.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
421    1905    Reo Single Cylinder Runabout                    $20,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $49,280    € 44,265    23% The enthusiastic quote printed above are the words of 1961 Formula One world champion driver Phil Hill, pilot of this lovely REO Runabout for the 1966 running of the famed veteran car run. As part of ABC’s Wide World of Sports Program, a special feature was aired titled “Emmy Goes to Brighton” (Emmy being the named bestowed upon the REO) with the American racing legend behind the wheel. As one can surmise from Hill’s exasperations, it was not an affair without drama. Despite numerous stoppages and even a weld giving out within the gearbox, Emmy completed the event just 10 minutes before the clocks chimed 4 o’clock. Since this wondrous occasion, the REO has become a true ‘veteran’ of the even by completing the run on numerous occasions thereafter.  The vehicle is reported to have lived in the U.K. for much of its life and prior to Mr. Spain’s acquisition of the vintage motor in 1991, was under the care of a Mr. James C. Leake for many decades. It can also be accurately reported that the car was restored in 1967 by Latern Car LTD, and thanks to many years of careful ownership, the REO still shows in wonderful condition today. It should be noted however that while the car was officially dated in 1956 by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain as a 1904 model, the true production date of ‘Emmy’ is likely 1905.  Regardless, the car is still likely to be eligible for the run due to the grandfather clause and presents as a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to partake in one of the most entertaining motoring events of the year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
422    1902    Oldsmobile  Model R Curved Dash     11108               $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $39,200    € 35,211    Mid This 1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout is powered by a 7bhp single cylinder engine (rated 4½hp by ALAM) and has no truss rods, relying on the simple leaf spring suspension characteristic of the earliest Model Rs. It features a black livery with red accents on the wooden body is completed with black leather upholstery. On all four corners matching black spoke wheels with white rubber tires can be found. This Olds was subject to a very fine restoration at an unspecified period of time, but as the vehicle sits today, still presents in wonderful condition.  Driving America’s first “production” automobile is an experience that every enthusiast should enjoy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
423    1903    Cadillac    2/4 seat Rear Entrance Tonneau  25642               $100,000.00    $150,000.00    N/R $76,160    € 68,409    -24%    Frank Spain acquired this car from Thomas Cadillac, Inc. in 1991 along with the Oldsmobile Curved Dash in the collection. Thomas Cadillac Inc. was a business founded by LaRue C. Thomas and when he took over a Cadillac dealership in Los Angeles in 1965, the company grew to be one of the largest dealerships of its kind in the city until a steady decline in sales forced it out of business in 1989. According to Thomas’ obituary he was fascinated by old automobiles from his early Twenties and was always finding projects, restoring them and selling them on, which had eventually led to his founding the modern car business.  Along the way, Thomas is known to have amassed a large collection of cars, and at one time was said to have been focused on owning one of every major model of Cadillac from 1903 onwards. It would appear that the car presented here was that corner stone in his collection. It is not known where LaRue Thomas acquired the car from, or whether this was purchased as a complete entity or restored from an assembly of components. Confusingly there is no evidence of a number on its engine, and the identifying number 25642, used on the title signed over to Mr. Spain, does not correlate with sequences for these Cadillacs, nor has been found on the car by Bonhams specialists.  As it stands, and we presume that this was the way in which Mr. Thomas wished it conforms in basic respects to the cars that left the Detroit works in the 1903-5 period and has been used as a display piece in both his and Mr. Spain’s collections. However, Bonhams would recommend more in depth investigation of its origins to assess its eligibility for early car events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
424    1899    Knox    Model A 5HP Runabout    16              $140,000.00    $170,000.00    N/R $201,600   € 181,083   19% Mr. Spain acquired the 1899 Knox offered here at auction in the 1990s. No doubt finding its novel design as well as its amazing originality captivating. Our research has found no existing Knox with a lower serial number, likely placing the car in the first batch of three-wheelers produced.  Close examination of the Knox reveals a mouth wateringly original, correct and intact machine. It sports its original Knox spray jet Carburetor/mixer, muffler, and most of its original paint. The Knox has seen some mechanical work in the past- most evident a rebuilt set of wheels. These rebuilt wheels wear a rare set of reproduction “Single-Tube” tires all in fine order.  A recent recommissioning by a Bonhams specialist brought the Knox to life with little trouble. Nothing more than a fresh battery, fuel, oil and a bit of tinkering was needed to get the machine going. Once running, it was driven for nearly half an hour and its performance and ease of use were fantastic. Most note-worthy is how smooth and quiet the engine is and how well the planetary drive system operates. The feather light and direct tiller steering make for a lovely package.  A stunning machine from the earliest days of American motoring, this is a joy to look at and drive. No doubt a wonderful car to consider for the London to Brighton Run but also an important and beautifully preserved addition to a Museum collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
425    1886    Benz    Patent Motorwagen Replica                   $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $56,000    € 50,301    Mid Purchased and constructed in the 1990s, this John Bentley Engineering replica Benz presents in wonderful condition. From the wheels, to the metal work and the wood, all appear to be in fairly fresh condition.  A substantial piece of automotive history, this Benz Motorwagen replica is sure to make a fine addition to any car collection and perfectly illustrates the great leaps mankind has achieved in such a short period of time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
426    1915    International   Model F Depot Hack  5069R               $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $11,200    € 10,060    -25%    A rugged truck from the beginning of the 20th Century, this International Harvester Model F sports a depot hack style body work perfect for hauling a cadre of persons. Little is known of the vehicles history as no further documentation can be found within the file. However, photos of the vehicle exist most likely from the time Mr. Spain came to own the vehicle in 1991. A fantastically conserved piece, the truck appears to be largely original and has furthermore, never been restored. As such, it stands as likely one of a few untouched examples left and is subsequently a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to enter a concours within a preservation class.  These trucks are one of the earliest of utility vehicles and make for excellent additions to any early motorcar collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
427    1915    Winton  Model 15 5 pass Tourer  20567 STC               $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $57,120    € 51,307    Mid This immense Winton Model 15 on offer is presented in lovely unrestored condition. It is unknow if the car was subject to a refurbishment many years ago, but as it sits today, a lovely patina can be found throughout. The font seats, particularly the driver’s side, are the most well-worn elements, yet they are still are largely intact short of some tears. The backseats have faired much better as they have presumably been mostly unused in the past 30 years. Upon its purchase into the collection in 1990, the vehicle was described in a classified very much the same state, “5 pass. Touring, less 34,000 miles, runs, needs restoration.” The Winton was clearly kept unrestored as a wonderful looking preservation piece, and is a wonderful representation of early motoring. This monumental machine is certainly one of the great cars from a great time-period in American automotive history. This imposing machine will run with best of them and tower over most cars on any brass tour. With its wonderful history and incredible authenticity, it is a fine addition to any collection of important cars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
428    1915    Lozier  Model 82 Speedster  8328                $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $62,720    € 56,337    Mid This impressive and imposing machine caries with it an incredible history that is a testament to how lucky we are that any of these machines have survived as long as they have! While little about the car’s early history is known, it was discovered by Frank Faust, its antepenultimate owner, in 1951 at a garage in Wycombe, Pennsylvania belonging to Bill Fleming. The Lozier was sitting along the railroad right-of-way and Bill had been given an ultimatum to dispose of the car or have it hauled away. Finding the bones to be good, Frank bought the Lozier. It was not a pretty sight at the time. Its original body had long since been discarded and years of outdoor storage had weathered just about everything else. Crudely fitted, at the time, with a Cadillac body and a wooden box pickup rear end, Frank went about working to save the car. The first thing to go was the body. A new Speedster body was created based on pictures of a 1913 Lozier Roadster owned by a friend. Further research proved the year and model based on the surviving identification plates on the engine and chassis.  Restoration progressed swimmingly until August 1955 when a flood in the Delaware Valley all but nearly destroyed the car once and for all. With a property near the water, and wheels that had not yet been fitted with tires, Frank swiftly wrapped the wheels with newspaper pads and enlisted the help of neighbors to push the car to higher ground. The car was saved, but the flood swamped the garage and machine shop, setting back the restoration by several years. It would be over two decades before the restoration was finished in 1977, just a few months before Frank’s passing.  Frank’s son Raymond inherited the Lozier and maintained it as a testament to his father. He would later lend the car to the Don Garlits Museum of Drag History in Ocala, Florida in the late 1980s and write a detailed article about the car (including a picture of it prior to restoration) for the July-August 1990 issue of Antique Automobile magazine. The Lozier joined the Tupelo Automobile Museum’s collection in March of 1992. Among the documentation accompanying the car are a copy of the aforementioned magazine article, correspondence between Ray Faust and the Don Garlits Museum, a certificate from the Don Garlits Museum, pictures of the drag racing legend in the Lozier, and a letter from Ray Faust to Frank Spain. With precious few of these Cars of Kings surviving, one must not let this Lozier motor on by!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
429    1916    Owen    Magnetic Tourer TN16022             $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $128,800   € 115,692   7%  This fine example of the rare and innovative Owen Magnetic was purchased by Frank Spain in the late 1980s at auction. The Owner would certainly have appealed to Franks engineering sensibility with its clever and complex design. Auction listings at the time touted the car as a prototype that was specially built for Dr. George Schaeffer of San Bernardino and that it was used in the 1916 Rose Bowl Parade. Featuring an elegant but sporty tourer body that compliments the dramatic v-radiator nicely. The look is further enhanced by the big wire wheels is rolls on. Handsome and distinctive and immediately identifiable by its lightning bolt radiator badge. The Owen survives today in nice older restoration condition tough with a high degree of originality. Claimed to have only 2500 miles at time of purchase it certainly looks like that could be the case. A fascinating piece of engineering any Owen Magnetic is a rare machine and seldom seen on the market, one as nice as this one is a rare opportunity indeed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
430    1915    Studebaker  2 seat Roadster 34365               $10,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $34,720    € 31,187    38% The Studebaker presented here has been configured in the guise that any passer by would imagine every car to have looked like in this era, a spartan roadster or raceabout in the term created by the iconic Mercer. The answer is that not many actually did, they were far fewer than might be imagined, but nonetheless nothing beats the power to weight ratio of a stripped-down sporting machine like this which maximizes every cubic inch.  Frank Spain picked this Studebaker up at a Scottsdale Auction in 1986 according to information on file, it is not known where it had been consigned from or any previous history. Taken on face value, when returned to the road it should certainly be a fun ride.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
431    1916    Auburn  Series 6-38 Chummy Roadster 16024               $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $30,240    € 27,162    Mid Much as Duesenberg’s Model J largely eclipsed the memory of the Model A that had proceed it—and E.L. Cord’s ownership of Duesenberg—the early Auburns such as this 6-38 “Chummy” Roadster are rare survivors. This little Auburn wears period Ohio plates, likely alluding to some time spent in the Buckeye State that neighbors its state of birth. Wearing a close-coupled Chummy Roadster body, the car appears to have been offered for sale in Auburn in 1986 (along side 30 Rolls-Royce formerly from the garage of Baghwan Shree Raajneesh) and appeared again at the 1991 Auburn Auction at which time it was purchased by Mr. Spain and joined the collection here. Precious few of these cars are seen today and this is a fine example. A sporting machine with front bucket seats, it is the recipient of an older restoration. Complete with its handsome top and side curtains, it would make a stellar AACA tour car and fine addition to most any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
432    1917    Hupmobile   Model N SE 9595 BA              $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $8,400 € 7,545 -16%    An endlessly charming roadster with character in spades, this 2-seater Roadster variant of the Hupmobile Series R present with a lovely dose of patina. This is a very sporty looking automobile with compact dimensions, a ruggedly simple interior, wood spoked wheels, and a tan canvas top. The body shows very straight with fine panel fitment and only a minor amount of corrosion is present throughout. Imperfections, scratches, and chips can be found on the lovely Black and Blue paint scheme. However, none is substantial enough to deteriorate the vehicles inviting condition. Remarkably, the interior appears intact and without serious wear.  The greater history of the vehicle remains unknow, but it is presumed the vehicle entered the collection in the 1990s along with the majority of the Museum’s contents. A small roadster such as this presents an opportunity to enjoy the simplicities of early motoring and will be fantastic choice as an introduction into this era of Automobiles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
433    1928    Pierce-Arrow    Model 81 Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe  8104306             $25,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $44,800    € 40,241    12% This delightful Pierce Arrow Model 81 features one of the most versatile and sought-after bodies available, the Rumble Seat Convertible Coupe. A factory offering, one of over a dozen bodies from which one could choose, the 2/4-seat Convertible Coupe provided luxurious enclosed comfort with roll-up windows and the option for open air motoring with two extra seats in the back. The high quality of the Buffalo, New York-built car is a testament to why Pierce-Arrow was one of the ‘Three Ps’ associated with quality American motorcars (the other two being Packard and Peerless).  Purchased by the collection from an auction in Auburn, Indiana in 1991. The subject of an older restoration, the car has not been driven in some time and will require recommissioning before active use. A CCCA Full Classic®, it will no doubt make an excellent tour or event car someday.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
434    1918    Stanley Steamer 735 Tourer  355             $9,000.00  $12,000.00 N/R $24,640    € 22,132    105%    The Steamer shown here was procured by Mr. Spain at the Heritage on Wheels Auction in 1996 in Torrance, California. Beyond this brief bit of information, no documentation exists to tell the greater story of the vehicle. Within the brochure that does exist in the file, a photo of the car shows the vehicle in very much the same condition it can be found in today.  The vehicle is finished in a subdued two-tone scheme of Green with black fenders. On all four corners, contrasting artillery wheels are painted in a pale, buttery yellow. The body appears with signs of ageing-the paint has dulled and dings, scratches, and dents can be found throughout. The black interior, on the other hand, has faired much better. It is most likely that some form of restoration work had begun on the vehicle but was ultimately unfinished. Unfortunately, no boiler can be found under the hood of this automobile, and one would obviously need to be installed to return the Steamer back to road use. Other than the omission of that major component, it can be said the vehicle remains largely complete.  Nevertheless, the vehicle represents a worthwhile project for its next owner. Rarely does the public get to experience a steam powered motor whooshing by which makes them joys to exhibit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
435    1917    Pierce-Arrow    Model 48-B-4 Runabout   15880               $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $84,000    € 75,451    Mid This Model 48-B-4 was purchased in Colorado in 1970 by longtime Pierce-Arrow enthusiast, Ted Thompson, who restored it. As noted by Pierce-Arrow collector Patrick Craig, the car had been originally built as a roadster, retaining that style’s unique lowered steering column and shifting rods, though much of the original body was lost. Mr. Thompson built and fitted a new roadster body with a large, comfortable driver’s area and a large rear luggage platform with a folding “trap seat.” All was crowned by a folding windshield and jaunty victoria top. The appearance is set off by a pale blue finish and maroon leather upholstery, matching the handsome wooden artillery wheels. The restored Pierce was later acquired by Fred Vartz of Canada, then by noted collector Sam Vaughan of Uncertain, Texas. It was sold at Mr. Vaughan’s famous 1990 estate auction and subsequently acquired by the Tupelo Automobile Museum from the Imperial Palace in January 1994; it has remained a fixture in the collection ever since. This would be a fabulous Nickel Era tour automobile for a proud new owner, with power and dramatic good looks to spare.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
436    1926    Renault Model PI 18/24HP Felber Limousine   295089              $50,000.00 $100,000.00    N/R $35,840    € 32,193    -28%    In 1925 the company adopted the diamond shaped badge for the front of their cars, which this car proudly sports confirming that it is of that era along with the date lozenge on its radiator states that was built on 26th March 1926. On the same lozenge to its right are the letters PI suggesting that this is an example of Renault’s PI Model, the mid-range 18/24hp car, although from the sheer scale of the car one could be forgiven for thinking that it was their famed 40hp NM. Regardless, the regal Renault has the same physical presence of all of its major six and eight cylinder contemporaries and it is easy to see how these cars competed on level terms in their day. In every respect this is a handcrafted machine of exceptional quality. The car is clothed by the carrossier Felber et Fils, a company that today are less well known, but must have been of some stature in the roaring Twenties as their showroom was based a few doors down from Renault’s own premises on the prestigious Champs Elysees in Paris.  Nearly a century has elapsed since the car would have left the Billancourt Works, and Felber’s workshop, yet its course of trajectory is unknown throughout until it was offered for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in 1986. It was there that Frank Spain was able to purchase it, a fitting addition to his growing and broad ranging collection.  In more than 30 years of storage and then display, the Renault is not known to have been run or refurbished in any fashion and as it would appear today it seems to be an extremely original and untouched example. Its tires are dry rotted and disassemble themselves when moved, but from their condition it seems likely that they may date from even before the war and that the car has been unused at all. The interior cloth fabric has similar age to it.  There can be very few of these cars in the USA today, this rare Renault seems remarkably complete and has the potential to make quite a statement at any car gathering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
437    1920    Apperson    Model 8-20 Anniversary 8 Tourster   21070               $25,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $47,040    € 42,253    18% The Tupelo Automobile Museum’s distinctive Model 8-20 Anniversary Eight Tourster features styling derived from a special model developed by Apperson dealer Conover Silver in 1919. It was one of two Appersons – the other having been Edgar Apperson’s own car – gifted by Edmund Orser of Billings, Montana, to the respected ACD Automobile Museum of Auburn, Indiana, in 1979. “Apperson’s Apperson” remains a beloved part of the museum’s Indiana Gallery, while the Tourster was eventually sold in 1991 to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. It has been exhibited in the museum since its opening, its jazzy design – with more than a trace of the French “skiff” about it, especially in the rear – making it a favorite of many visitors. The car’s restoration, in pale blue with black fenders, is considerable older but still solid and attractive, with the cushy, heavily upholstered leather interior being especially charming and comfortable. Disc wheels shod in blackwall tires add an additional sporting accent, as do the narrow bumpers, nickel-finished radiator shell, streamlined headlamps, and green glass sun visor. No collection dedicated to the American automobile’s illustrious, well-marketed past is complete without an Apperson “Jack Rabbit.” Few are better than this one.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
438    1921    Martin  Wasp Model B Rickshaw Victoria  1368                $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $51,520    € 46,277    3%  Karl H. Martin was fortunate in that his automobile was not entirely forgotten, with credit due to himself and to early enthusiasts. Even after the factory closed, Martin kept all of the leftover Wasp components, apparently in the hope that someone, someday, would want them. In 1947 that day came when Bennington resident William Gregg bought an original Wisconsin Wasp engine and, later, an original chassis and other parts, directly from the Martin stock. Gregg was a talented craftsman and mechanic, who over the next two years painstakingly completed the Wasp, building its body, fenders, hood, windshield, top, and mudguards from surviving photographs of original cars. The result was a truly authentic, “good as new” Martin Wasp, which was sold for $800 to Dr. and Mrs. Glade Hall of Florence, Massachusetts. It later passed to Raymond D. Newell of Northampton, then in 1994 was acquired for the Tupelo Automobile Museum. It is a curiosity, but a beautifully hewn and engineered one – a description that would no doubt please the memory of Karl H. Martin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
439    1921    Packard 3-35 Wolfington Custom Towncar  S24583              $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $75,040    € 67,403    50% This wonderfully well preserved third series Packard Twin-Six wears elegant coachwork by the Philadelphia firm of Wolfington. Clearly a well-loved and cared for example, this is undoubtedly a low mileage example. Fine formal cars like this often survived because their owners kept them for decades and would use them only on special occasions. Being Wolfington bodied, it is most likely the car spent its early life in Philadelphia. Coachbulding was still a regional concern at this point and most of their clientele were local. The Wolfington Body Company started in 1876, when British immigrant Alexander J. Wolfington set out to apply his skill as a blacksmith to carriage building. He wanted to build the best horse-drawn carriage in Philadelphia. Wolfington, like many coach builders, transitioned into motorcars. By 1910 they were well established and would eventually receive orders for Stutz, Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Cadillac, to name just a few, that bore the sign “Body by Wolfington.” Wolfington also continued to customize vehicles for its richer clientele, everything from crafting gold hubcaps and door handles to reproducing a favorite leather armchair as the driver’s seat. Unusually, Wolfington still exists today as a major player in the bus industry. Formal cars like this represent the most expensive and high-quality bodies available for a fine motorcar. There is an extra degree of quality and craftsmanship that these styles offer that the less expensive open cars lack. This fine example would be a wonderful museum piece or welcome entry in some of the most prestigious Concours preservation class.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
440    1923    Brewster    Model O2 Town Laundalette   2372                $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $35,840    € 32,193    -10%    This Model O2 features one of the most expensive body styles available on a Brewster, the regal Town Landaulet. Featuring a fully enclosed passenger compartment and open front chauffer seat, the sheer quality of Brewster’s work can be seen in the luxurious finishes and attention to detail that allow the rear passengers to enjoy open motoring on warm, sunny days. The subject of an older restoration, the car is beautifully finished in dark green with a black leather front seat and a rear cabin trimmed in fine broadcloth. The lucky rear occupants have a nicely proportioned throne from which to view the world, while two occasional seats are fitted for when a few friends are along for the ride. Formerly the property of St. Louis, Missouri collector Robert Pass, the car was purchased from him by a Georgia-based enthusiast in 1984. The Brewster joined the Tupelo Automobile Museum from an auction in Auburn over Labor Day Weekend in 1991. It is believed that only about 30 Brewster-Knight motorcars still survive today making this an exceeding rare change to acquire a singularly Brewster-made automobile!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
441    1923    Marmon  Model 34 2 Pass Speedster   2230096             $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $90,720    € 81,487    30% Purchased alongside the Packard 120 also found in the collection, this 1923 Marmon Model 34 Speedster carries the same distinction of hailing from the Harrah Collection. As such, the vehicle will be delivered with its Verification Certificate. Finished in a white and black two-tone paint scheme, this sporty Marmon exists in truly wonderful condition. It is unknown when the restoration took place, but it has held up remarkably well over the years. Even the top, with its diamond shaped windows appears with very little signs of aging. The matching black interior has remained in equally good condition and the wood on the dash and steering wheel are without major blemishes.  An attractive and sporty speedster such as this is sure to find a happy home by providing many miles of open motoring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
442    1923    Ford    Model T Tudor Centre Door   7036116             $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $8,960 € 8,048 -10%    Of the numerous body styles Ford Motor Company offered the Model T in, few are quite as charming as the Center Door. With room for 5, the spacious interior takes one back to early 20th century. Its simple layout and utilitarian tan cloth seats show with a lovely amount of patina and very much add to the inviting nature of the vehicle. It is unknown when the vehicle was last refurbished, but the state of the exterior paint would lead on to believed that some work had been carried out in the past. Photos on file dating from the early 1990s show the car in a very similar state it stands in today. The minor levels of surface corrosion further show evidence that the car has been well carried for over the course of its nearly 100-year life.  Anyone looking to jump into early motorcars would be missing out by not experiencing the Model T Ford. Its status as one of the most important cars ever produced makes it a must have piece in any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
443    1927    Ford    Model T Roadster    1573526             $70,000.00 $10,000.00 N/R $13,440    € 12,072    -81%    This stylish Roadster is a restored example and presents in wonderful condition. Its delightful Green paint is endlessly charming and will surely draw plentiful interest from the public. Unfortunately, the greater history of the vehicle remains unknown, but as it stands in such fantastic shape, this Model T should find a very happy new owner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
444    1924    Gardner Model 5 5 pass Sedan    2783C               $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $10,640    € 9,557 Mid There is no documentation to support its path of the last 95 years, but it is likely to have been acquired by Mr. Spain in the peak period of his buying in the 1980s and early 1990s. Viewed today this car appears to be a much older restoration, or perhaps for its exterior a well preserved original, while the interior has been replaced at some point in tan fabric. It is not known when the Gardner was last run.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
445    1927    Hispano-Suiza   T49 Duple DHC   7944                $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $106,400   € 95,572    Mid This classically designed Hispano T49 has all the hallmarks of its origins, which were clearly the UK market when new. Beneath its hood, a supply plaque confirms it to have been retailed by Albemarle Motors of London, and it is understood that the original coachbuilder was the lesser known company, Duple.  According to captions on photos of the car in Johnnie Green’s work on the marque, the car was built with the locker that it has behind the front seat for the original owner’s Bobtail Sheepdog who would rest there while his children we relegated to the rear rumble/dickey seat! By the 1950s, the car was owned by the secretary of Les Hommes a l’Hispano, the then British club for the marque, now sadly defunct.  At this point it seems that the T49 left British shores to arrive in America, where it has been ever since. Its first recorded U.S. owner was car aficionado and founder of the Sebring 12 Hours Alec Ulmann. Ulmann was also a noted authority on both Hispano and Mercedes cars.  Ulmann eventually donated the car to the Crawford Aviation Museum in the 1980s, where it would remain for nearly 2 decades. During a period of deaccessioning, the Hispano was put up for sale. It was acquired by Frank Spain at a later auction in 1996. Prior to acquisition, it seems that some work was begun on restoring the car, and a relatively unsympathetic ‘blow-over’ paint job has been carried out, in addition, the Hispano has gained a Kellner coachbuilding plaque, but based on its history, and design this is clearly a misnomer. An undeniably well-proportioned and handsome example of its breed, which the British might have referred to as a Doctor’s Coupe in its day, it would surely make a wonderful and practical touring car for Hispano Society or CCCA events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
446    1927    Stutz   Series AA Blackhawk Le Baron Speedster Rep. AAR584425               $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $58,240    € 52,313    -27%    This great looking Stutz Speedster came out of the UK where it was bodied in an exacting replica of the legendary Blackhawk Speedster by LeBarron. This extremely scarce model is stunning and was a wise choice for replication. This coachwork Stutz achieved some its greatest success most notably winning the Stock Car World Championship and also being the model chosen to battle Hispano-Suiza at Indianapolis. The rest of the car matches the spec of the Blackhawk including the correct wire spoke wheels and 1927 chassis.  This will no doubt prove great fun to own. The light bodywork on the powerful Stutz chassis should make for a spirited performer. With lots of tuning possibilities with these engines and chassis it could also make the bases for a fun vintage racer or high-performance road rally machine. Whatever the use, the Stutz is an American motoring icon and one of the great American cars of its time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
447    1930    Hispano-Suiza   H6B Fernandez Coupe Chauffeur   541             $250,000.00    $350,000.00    N/R $335,000   € 300,907   Mid Some collectors collect pairs of cars, but for Frank Spain cars had a habit of coming in threes, as with Alvis and Lagonda, this would be the third Hispano-Suiza to join the collection. In doing so, it shows the breadth of the offerings from this hallowed brand, but of the three it is this that has more of the grandeur that one associates with the marque. Luxury automobiles of this era of Continental European manufacturing were a marriage of refined engineering and exquisite coachwork hand tailored for their clientele. As times evolved from the 1910s, when it was quite possible that one may have had the bodywork on their cars changed between summer and winter to suit the climate in which a car were used, coachbuilders began providing more and more options of versatile, transformable bodywork, particularly suited to those that might well have required ‘town and country’ use. In this case, the craftsmen behind this fully convertible Cabriolet de Ville body, were the coachbuilders J. Fernandez of Paris. Fernandez is a name more often associated with Dutch Darrin, and the Fernandez and Darrin concern that they formed in 1931. That partnership was a huge success, marrying the wealthy Argentinian born Parisian’s coachbuilding business with Dutch Darrin’s American flair for design. It is name frequently connected to Hispano-Suiza automobiles. This example predates the advent of that joint venture, but certainly mirrors the quality of build of those that succeeded it, making it a very appealing automobile.  Unusually, it is one that would almost certainly have been delivered new to the American market, for its first owner was Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago. Over time, this is perhaps not a name that still resonates in the same way today, but to put Potter Palmer in context, he was a major retail pioneer, who focused specifically on encouraging women to be comfortable and buy from his Potter Palmer & Co. store. More than 160 years ago he instilled a no questions asked returns policy and even allowed his patrons to try good at home before purchasing – things are never as new as they seem! These novel ideas served him well in retail, and even after the great fire of Chicago, his power enabled him to borrow substantially to rebuild part of the city and relocate the business district. Potter Palmer was revered for his development of the State Street section of Chicago and the building of the Palmer House Hotel. When advised that his health was waning, he brought in Marshall Field and Levi Leiter and between them they set in motion the business that would become Marshall Field & Co. The first Mrs. Potter Palmer, Bertha outlived her husband by some 16 years, perhaps not surprisingly having been some two decades younger than he. Their children Honoré and Potter Palmer II were born in 1874 and 1875 respectively and interestingly enough both had children christened Potter Palmer III! It is believed that the Hispano was ordered new by Pauline Kohlsaat Palmer, wife of Potter Palmer II. If so it is likely that the car was used both in America and Europe, and after its cossetted upbringing the car resided within the Palmer family for nearly 40 years.  In 1968 the Hispano was sold for the first time out of the Palmer estate. Its buyer was Walter Weimer, who later sold it to Jim Stickley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa who had, interestingly enough, also owned the 1914 Hispano-Suiza in the Tupelo Museum. In 1971, Jim was juggling cars and decided to sell the Fernandez car – the buyer was noted collector enthusiast Al McEwan of Seattle. Al carried out the extensive restoration which it still wears today and was completed in time for the Hispano-Suiza Meet in 1981. On its debut post rebuild, it took First Place both with the Club and also First in Class at Pebble Beach that year. From McEwan it passed to Tom Monaghan, the famous founder of the Domino’s Pizza chain, who at that time was amassing a very significant collection. After a few years Monaghan elected to disperse his collection, when the Hispano moved on to Herbie Livingston of South Carolina.  Frank Spain would become the last in a series of high-profile owners which befitted the car’s status, when he purchased the H6B at an auction of the collection of Herbie’s Antique Car Museum in 1995.  Since that time, the car has been in private and then public display. Over the course of nearly a quarter century it has worn well generally, but it should be noted that the whitewall tires have dry rotted and will require replacement. With an illustrious provenance and luxurious specification, this is a highly important car of its era.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
448    1928    Franklin    Airman Sport Tourer 180777L             $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $49,280    € 44,265    Mid Presented here is a wonderful example of very first model year of the Franklin Airman. Befitting of the name, the Sport Tourer body affixed to the chassis thoroughly supplies the vehicle’s occupants with a healthy dose of wind and sunshine. Adding to the completeness of the motorcar are numerous extras such as outboard spare tires, wing attached side mirrors, and side driver’s lights. Greatly increasing the storage and aiding to the viability of the car’s touring intentions is a large aft mounted trunk. The athletic body wears an attractive coat of rich red paint while contrasting black fenders complete the subdued look. Inside, the seats are finished equally attractive in tan.  It is unknown as to when the vehicle was restored, but photos on file, likely from the time of purchase by Mr. Spain in 1989, show the car in largely the same condition it appears in today. The chrome has maintained good lust over the years, yet there is some evidence of age on the bodywork and paint (in particular.) Scuffs and marks following the front tires in the fender indicate this Franklin was used on the road once the restoration was completed, but it cannot be accurately reported when the car was last running.  The Airman on offer presents a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to acquire a sporting and attractive touring car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
449    1929    Cord    L-29 Cabriolet  2925603             $100,000.00    $150,000.00    N/R $113,120   € 101,608   Mid This handsome L-29 Cabriolet hails from the first year of production of these innovative, front-wheel drive cars. Finished in pale yellow with evergreen accents over a tan top and handsome evergreen leather interior, it joined the collection at the beginning of January a quarter of a century ago. Coming from Florida, when purchased the car was described as being in ‘original and in running/driving condition’.  While the early history of this L-29 not detailed, it appears that the word ‘original’ as used in its 1994 description was more focused on its configuration than condition. The subject of an older restoration, it was repainted and retrimmed several decades ago. The interior shows quite nicely, as does the exterior trim, but the paint has begun to shrink in places. Nonetheless, the car still has plenty of presence. Perfect for a mild refresh and active tour use or restoration and presentation on a concours field—either way it will bring smiles to the new owner and anyone lucky enough to see him or her in their stunning cabriolet. The L29 Cord is one of the iconic American car designs from the prewar period. Few other cars built in that period have low slung looks, and even fewer could stake the claim of being some of the first front wheel drive American road cars. Representing the pinnacle of American Motorcar technology and timeless styling, a L29 Cord is a must for any serious collectors stable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
450    1934    Duesenberg  Model J Rollston Berline    2575/J-547              $500,000.00    $600,000.00    N/R $450,500   € 404,653   -10%    The berline produced by famed New York coachbuilder Rollston on the elite Duesenberg Model J chassis was featured in Duesenberg’s catalogues for 1931 and 1933, priced at a remarkable $16,000 in the latter year. Over the years several variations on the design were produced, including a pair of Ladies Berlines with storage for cosmetics and accoutrements in the rear compartment, one of which was reportedly delivered to Elizabeth Arden. Another, one-off berline variation was the car shown here, the Prince of Wales, constructed on chassis number 2575 for a customer in Los Angeles whose name has been lost; according to notes in the file from the ACD Automobile Museum, it may have been air mail pioneer and serial Duesenberg customer, Walter Varney. Fortunately, factory photographs of the car survive, showing it as it appeared when first delivered. Interestingly, like several very late Rollston Model Js, the car adopted features of the future “JN” series, most prominently the body mounted low over the chassis, hiding the frame aprons; there were no tool boxes or battery storage behind the running board, as on a conventional, early Model J. In addition, it featured a rakish vee’d windshield, which could be opened for ventilation. The result was a large sedan that appeared unusually low and sporting for its era. Its rear compartment was lavishly appointed, with a set of instruments for the passengers, as well as a vanity/cocktail cabinet and an intercom, all housed in the division. Dr. P.W. Sherwood of New Orleans acquired the Prince of Wales Berline in Los Angeles in 1950, and it returned to the Big Easy with him. It passed through two other local owners, Francis Russo and Don W. Bagwell, before being acquired in 1957 by early Duesenberg connoisseur and enthusiast, Allen Thurn of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Mr. Thurn kept the Duesenberg until 1965, after which it passed through two short-term caretakers before joining the renowned Duesenberg stable of Homer Fitterling in South Bend, Indiana. A gentleman farmer, Mr. Fitterling built the country’s first well-known collection of Duesenberg automobiles, including such renowned cars as the George Whittell aluminum-top coupe, and maintained them for many years. While some of his automobiles were displayed in the ACD Automobile Museum and featured in magazines, the Rollston Prince of Wales Berline was a quieter denizen, although it did undergo some restoration work in his ownership. In 1991, Mr. Fitterling was persuaded to sell his entire Duesenberg fleet to Ed Weaver of Dalton, Georgia, the flamboyant carpet manufacturer who then possessed one of the world’s largest car collections. Mr. Weaver passed away suddenly shortly thereafter, and in 1996 his entire collection was sold. It was then that the Prince of Wales Berline was acquired for the Tupelo Automobile Museum, and it has been on exhibit as one of the museum’s centerpieces ever since. Today offered for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Prince of Wales Berline retains its original chassis, firewall, engine, and coachwork, less only the front fenders, which are presently those from a Henney hearse. Some of the exterior trim, such as the running board trim strips and the original luggage rack, are missing, and the headlamps are incorrect later sealed-beam units. The drivetrain is largely complete, as is the interior, although there are some missing components to both, and some of the woodwork appears to have been dismantled; further, some of the gauges are incorrect. Overall the car is an excellent basis for extensive freshening and tour use, or an ideal beginning for a complete, concours-quality restoration, at the end of which it will be most certainly one of the finest and most beautiful Duesenberg sedans extant. Among Classic Era coachbuilders, Rollston stands virtually without peer in the quality and fine detail of their work – making this exceptionally elegant sedan, the one-off Prince of Wales Berline, truly worthy of the Mighty Duesenberg chassis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
451    1929    Fiat    525N 7 pass Tourer  103248              $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $40,320    € 36,217    34% This elegant 525 N 7-Passenger Touring is one of the few of its type remaining and one of only a handful of 525s in the United States. The open coachwork and lightly raked windscreen give the car a nice, sporting presence. Finely crafted details abound, including the beautiful headlights with ‘FIAT’ etched in repeat around the center of the lenses. While it was repainted some time ago, the interior retains its original upholstery—a specially milled and hard-wearing cloth embossed with a lizard skin impression. The Fiat rolled into the collection from Georgia in August of 1991. At current, there is not much known about the car prior to its purchase 28 years ago. A unique opportunity to acquire a large displacement Fiat, the 525 is one of one three Fiat models accepted by the Classic Car Club of America as Full Classics®. Combined with its Mille Miglia heritage and outright rarity, this 525 N 7-Passenger Touring is not to be passed up!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
452    1929    Packard 633 Convertible Coupe   236142              $50,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $80,640    € 72,433    1%  This is a finely presented example of Packard’s smaller but sporty companion to the Super Eight. The vehicle is powered by a healthy straight eight but set in a more-nimble shorter chassis. The handsome convertible coupe bodywork looks particularly good with the full set of disc wheels including twin side-mounted spares. The front end has an optional stone guard an accessory “Pilot Ray” driving lights and the iconic “Sliding boy” mascot. Purchased by Frank Spain at the 1994 Kruse Scottsdale auction. He was likely attracted to the fine restoration and handsome stance of this jaunty Packard. The Packard has been an admired exhibit at the Museum ever since.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
453    1929    Chevrolet   Series AC Coupe 825101              $10,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $16,800    € 15,090    Mid This example was purchased and brought into the museum in 1991. Photos on file show it to be largely in the same condition it can be found in today. One can presume the vehicle had undergone a restoration prior and it has largely stood the test of time. Notes further indicate additional work had been carried out under its current ownership, and the car looks very presentable in its tan paint with matching interior- the latter of which looks entirely unused. As the vehicle has been stationary for some time, a mechanical servicing is most likely needed. Once completed, however, this vintage Chevy is sure to make a great weekend driver.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
454    1930    Ford    Model A Pickup  L020447             $5,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $20,160    € 18,108    102%    Presented here is a lovely, restored example of the venerable Ford Model A in its most utilitarian, Pick Up form. Sporting black paint, this depression era motorcar is sure to bring smiles from passersby wherever it goes. Fitted with numerous accessories both inside and out, one can find auxiliary lighting and even an interior fan adorning the Ford.  Model As make excellent starter cars for those looking to find a pre-war collector item. Their ease of maintenance and simplicity make them both easy to fix and easy to run. Furthermore, the vehicle’s light weight and torque abundant 4-Cylinder motor make for a peppy driving experience. This Pick Up is sure to be a fine addition to any collection and will provide many miles of enjoyable driving to its next owner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
455    1930    Packard 733 Victoria Coupe  236142              $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $14,560    € 13,078    -3% This charming and honest Packard is nice survivor. It appears to be complete, intact, and sporting good-looking Victoria coupe coachwork. Purchased by Frank Spain at a Kruse Auction on the 1990s likely being attracted to its preserved condition and sound, straight bodywork. Well equipped, the Packard looks great with its optional wire wheels and twin side mount spares. Since acquisition it has remained in storage at the Museum awaiting service. This is a worth-while machine to either tidy up as a survivor or lavish a more extensive restoration. Packards are always sought after and offer an excellent network of support through several active clubs. Their straightforward mechanicals and excellent quality make them simple to recommission and work on. One of the finest American cars of its time, it will continue to turn heads wherever it is driven.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
456    1931    Detroit Electric    Model 99 Fisher Coupe   13628               $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $67,200    € 60,361    12% This exceptional machine is the sole surviving example of Detroits ultimate iteration of the electric car. Unlike previous electrics which made their propulsion known in formal if a bit stuffy broughams, this example takes its styling cues more from Packard. It sports a faux radiator and louvered hood mimicking its gasoline powered competitor. The design of the Detroit sheds light on the unfashionability of electric cars in this era. Detroit’s attempt to regain dwindling market share proved a failure and this is believed to be the only survivor. Despite the long hood, the engine is mounted mid-ship and drive is by shaft to the rear axle. The interior features a cluster of electric gauges and an elegant speed control stock at the steering wheel.  It was acquired by Frank Spain from the famed Harrah’s Auto Museum Collection during the 1986 dispersal sales. William Harrah’s network of car sleuths turned up some of the greatest automobiles and it is no surprise he ended up with this historic electric. Surviving today in largely original condition it appears to be untouched for many decades. Curiously, the Detroit shows evidence of quite a few miles showing that this machine did a good bit of service. This Detroit Electric is without question one of the rarest and most desirable early electric cars. With such strong interest in electrics today this is bound to be a star of any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
457    1931    Lincoln Model K Tourer conversion   68978               $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $40,320    € 36,217    34% The Lincoln 5-Passenger Touring offered here appears to be a conversion from a sedan. The car was originally completed in April of 1931 and would eventually make its way to Southern California in the collection of David Cadinali from whom it would come to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Finished in cream with metallic brown fenders, it appears that the roof was removed, and the car restored sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s. Fitted with a second windscreen and a touring top, the interior was retrimmed in tan, rolled vinyl with exposed upholstery studs. Outside, the running boards are crafted from light and dark timber for a slightly nautical lilt. The side windows have been moved and the doors capped for a sporting look. A Classic Car Club of America Full Classic®, this 1931 Lincoln Model K will more than hold its own when shown or toured.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
458    1931    Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Tourer  GOS59               $20,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $40,320    € 36,217    Mid The Tupelo Automobile Museum Rolls-Royce was delivered new in 1931 to W.S. Vennell, of Westcliffe-on-Sea as an Enclosed Limousine de Ville by Park Ward. At some point in its career, its original coachwork has been replaced with the sporting open body that it wears today, which has been decorated with car club badges and insignias seemingly as a tribute to the many Rolls’ which were supplied to Maharajahs in India.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
459    1931    Pontiac 5 pass Sedan    P684018             $7,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $10,080    € 9,054 1%  On offer here is a 4-door sedan variant of this depression era piece of American history. Sporting a two-tone blue exterior with matching blue cloth seats inside, the car presents in lightly worn condition. Its simple, almost austere interior features seating for five with its double bench seats and a manual transmission with a floor shifter. Sitting a step above the Model A Ford, the 6 Cylinder power of this Pontiac provides a more usable driver experience to those willing to take cruise on the open road.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
460    1932    Nash    1080 Special Eight Seaman Convertible Sedan B69103L             $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $84,000    € 75,451    Mid The Special Eight convertible sedan offered here was formerly part of the famed Harrah’s Automobile Collection in Nevada at least since the late 1960s. It was sold from Harrah’s in 1985 as a solid, intact older cosmetic restoration. A subsequent owner restored it in the present highly striking livery, a two-tone lilac combination with a matching soft blush pink interior and tan cloth top, which along with a rear-mounted spare and the subtle chrome accents give the car a truly stunning appearance. In 1992 the car was acquired for the Tupelo Automobile Museum, and it has now resided in the collection’s halls for over a quarter century. The restoration is well-preserved and still very attractive, with the interior, in particular, showing little wear and only light patina. With mechanical freshening, the Nash could be a superb and powerful choice for any number of national AACA and VMCCA tours, in the hands of a new owner. It is widely considered that these cars are some of the best-engineered and most elegant “forgotten automobiles” of their era. For one owner, this striking convertible sedan is an opportunity to remember!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
461    1934    Mercedes-Benz   290 Cabriolet D 121451              $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $117,600   € 105,632   194%    This long-wheelbase Cabriolet D is an unrestored example of one of the four different four-door droptops offered on the 290. Quickly recognizable by its front and rear doors both being hinged on the B-pillar, it looks very much like a scaled down example of a 500/540K. Handsome and nicely proportioned, its understated black exterior complements nicely with its brown leather interior. Delivered new to Europe, it is a rare opportunity to acquire an open pre-WWII Mercedes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
462    1934    Morgan  Family Three    D-1023              $30,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $41,440    € 37,223    18% Bonhams is grateful to Dennis Glavis and Duncan Charlton who have assisted with the research of this car. From their information, they have been able to confirm that the Morgan was delivered new as a Family MX model, a novel two-seater with two extra child seats over the rear wheel introduced in the late teens. It was dispatched from the Works on March 29th, 1934 to Colmore, Manchester. This location of delivery ties in with the ‘ANF’ prefix to its license plate which was issued in the Manchester region on the UK. The car is known to have been in the USA since at least the late 1970s, when it was the property of Cleveland, Ohio based Morgan enthusiast Anthony ‘Tony’ Gayoso. According to the small file of documents with it, the car was sold from the estate of Mr. Gayoso eighteen years ago at the end of April 2001 to a Mr. Thomas Wanner of Strongsville, Ohio. Frank Spain acquired it two years later from Wanner. It is believed that Gayoso was responsible for converting the car to its more desirable ‘Super Sports’ body, but that otherwise under this skin, the Morgan retains its original MX series engine and running gear. On Mr. Gayoso’s death the car was acquired in 2001 by Thomas A. Wanner another Ohio resident. Frank Spain acquired the car in 2003.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
463    1935    Packard 120 Sedan   8923079             $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $26,880    € 24,144    Mid This wonderful Packard 120 has the distinction of previously belonging to the famed Harrah’s Collection of Reno, Nevada. The sedan is finished in a shining pale-yellow exterior while the interior features luxurious brown upholstery. The body work stands in very good order with good fitment and tight panels which should come as no surprise as the vehicle was restored to a high standard at some point. The cabin inside presents in equally good condition.  Accompanying the Packard is a history file containing a Harrah’s Verification Certificate, a shop manual, and various additional documents pertaining to Mr. Spain’s purchasing of the car in 1986. This is truly a standout example of Packard’s 120 model and is ready to be shown at shows across the country.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
464    1936    Bentley 4.25 Litre Pillarless Sports Sedan  B129GP              $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $168,000   € 150,903   236%    Like any classic car chaser, Frank Spain would vociferously trawl magazines and newspapers for information of old cars for sale, and in this case it must have been an interesting surprise to find this pre-war Bentley at a liquidation sale near his Florida home, nestled among predominantly 1980s and 1990s European and American sedans! The Bentley was quickly secured, and with help of noted Sarasota dealer Martin Godbey, the car was retrieved.  How B189GP came to be for sale there is not charted in the car’s history file, but we do know that at day one, it had been delivered new to the Honorable A. Gore on September 1, 1936 and that it had worn then the handsome pillarless Vanden Plas coachwork that it retains to this day. Details on the original factory order include note of the louvers stretched back through the scuttle. Interestingly, it would appear that the seating arrangement has been altered at some point in its career as there is no passenger seat in the front. From Schoelkopf information, the car is known to have lived with Emil J. Coppola of Deerfield Beach, Florida by 1983 and later Pembroke S. Huckins of Ponte Vedra Beach.  Clearly an older restoration, the car will certainly benefit from going through, but for those not familiar with these cars, the great news is that there is a whole support network of organizations such as the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club and restorers and parts suppliers to assist.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
465    1936    Lagonda LG45 Tourer 12112               $220,000.00    $290,000.00    N/R $195,800   € 175,873   -11%    Long established British Midlands region dealers Patrick Motors ordered car 12112 from Lagonda on May 19, 1936, and they were clearly in need of the car soonest, as the records state ‘Very Urgent’! 5 weeks later, on June 27, it was delivered to them in an understated scheme of Dark Grey Exterior, with its top and tonneau covers in fawn twill. The upholstery color is listed as Green reference LG16. The wood trim was of matt walnut and two suitcases were supplied with the Lagonda. Even though its engine number is quoted as LG45/224/S2, the same that it retains to this day, there is an annotation that actually states a Series 1 Engine. Other details on the build sheets include notes of a Bluemels steering wheel, Smiths instrumentation, Wilmot Breeden Bumpers, Vertex magnetos, twin gas fillers and luggage carried fitted on the trunk lid.  Per the owner labels on the factory records, the car passed through Hunts Garage to E.L. Rabone on July 30th, 1947, and it would continue to be maintained by the Works through to 1951. However, there is a note at the top of the service record referring to Rabone, which suggests that it was more likely particularly given the proximity to Patrick Motors, that Rabone was their original client and that he parted with the car in 1947, through Hunts Garage of Hagley Road, Birmingham.  On one of Frank’s forays in the UK in the late 1980s, he visited noted dealer Richard Proctor’s esteemed ‘Plus 4 Motors’ establishment and promptly acquired both this Lagonda and the black Alvis in the collection. Papers on file show the shipping of both cars together and arrival in Mississippi in February 1989. Mr Spain’s handwritten notes suggest that prior to Mr. Proctor, the car had spent 4-5 years with another noted pre-war car collector, David Crow, and before that a Richard Fox.  The car has resided in the collection for the last 30 years. In many respects, it seems that the LG45 is as it was delivered new, even to the degree of having been preserved rather than restored in some respects, the rear bench seat seems likely to be the original as do the door panels, and the ‘fawn twill’ top mentioned in the factory records matches that which it still wears today, so may well be the original. At some point, the paintwork was redone in a more striking Aston Martin style metallic green, and the front seats appear to have been reupholstered.  With their Le Mans pedigree, dependable Meadows 4½ liter power unit and smoothly operating transmission, the LG45 offers a great package of heritage and modern convenience and reliability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
466    1936    Alvis   Speed 25 SB Crosss and Ellis Tourer 13341               $100,000.00    $150,000.00    N/R $92,960    € 83,499    -7% As his wife Jane recalls fondly today, Frank Spain loved to travel and had a fondness for the British Isles. Their vacations there were more often than not a careful balance of sightseeing and car chasing detours along the route. On this occasion, the diversion was to visit noted UK car dealer Richard Proctor at his Plus 4 Motors garage in Cheshire. The beautiful Alvis here was the bounty from one particular foray, which on a great car hunting day saw both this and the Lagonda LG45 snared for the collection. Speaking with Richard Proctor recently, he recalled the occasion with equally fond souvenirs. Thanks to the extensive knowledge and research that has been carried out in this country by Wayne Brooks, who assisted Bonhams with all three Alvis cars in the sale, most of its life is known.  As built, the car was the 16th made and the third to receive Cross and Ellis Tourer bodywork. It was retailed through Charles Follett’s London agency for Alvis and was delivered new in black, with black fenders, top and side curtains and brown upholstery, much as we see her today. Registered for the road with the London prefixed license ‘DLH’, it was promptly sold all the way up to Scotland to Angus March Scott of Dundee who it is understood took delivery on November 14, 1936.  By the 1960s, the car had migrated to Northern Ireland and was the property of Harry McDermott of McDermott Engineering for a while, who is on record as rating the car very highly. Later it bounced back up to Scotland to Alexander Pattullo of Forfar. It was from Pattullo, that Mr. Proctor had acquired the car.  Since that day some 33 years ago, the Alvis has remained in private and then public display. As inspected during the cataloguing and photography for the auction, it would seem that the car is a very nice original example, which may well retain some of its original upholstery in a rich brown hide that contrasts subtly with the black bodywork and is known to have been its original scheme.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
467    1936    Alvis   Speed 20 SD Charlesworth DHC    13298               $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $47,040    € 42,253    Mid Bonhams is grateful to historian Wayne Brooks for his assistance in researching this car. He has been able to confirm to us that chassis 13298 was originally delivered in light grey, with grey fenders and a grey interior and top and left the Works on October 5, 1936. It would be one of only 10 Drophead Coupes by Charlesworth. Its first owner is understood to have been John Bartlett Hilary, in the City of London, who registered the car in January 1937. Later custodians are noted as Warren Hastings of Speldhurst in Kent, in February 1939 and a Mrs. Dixon of 20 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2 in 1945. Shortly afterwards the car became the property of Roy E. Shaddbolt, who is known to have been based in Capetown, South Africa, but also later British Columbia. It seems likely that it was he who brought the car to North America.  From then onward it can chart a long post war history in the US, which began with Ken Hunter of Vancouver. After this it is noted as having been here already by 1955 and was advertised then by George Creighton, also of Vancouver, in Road and Track, and featured as a salon car in the same issue. From Creighton it passed to Richard LeRoi Newton in 1964 who was based in Portland, Oregon, but later moved to Chicago and by the time Frank was able to purchase the car it has been retired to a relative’s barn in Milwaukee. Sadly, projects such as this remained on the ‘to do’ list, but this has been safely preserved in this collection and can provide the next custodian with an enticing rebuild.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
468    1937    Chrysler    Airflow 8 Sedan     7014765             $20,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $31,360    € 28,168    Mid In its final year, Airflow now reduced to a single model, flat dashboards, recessed controls and a multitude of safety features came as standard equipment on the final 4,600 units before Chrysler canceled the program. The model offered here, a later ’37, was delivered new to Frey Motors in Bergenfield, NJ as evident by its dealer delivery document. The early life remains unclear though through inspection of the vehicle’s history file, it is likely the dealer retained the vehicle before being purchased by a member of the Frey family. The museum purchased the Airflow from Mrs. Frey in spring of 1991 and began a total restoration before placing it on display.  Although a failure in the marketplace for Chrysler, the legacy of the Airflow remains clear. The benefits of its design became immediately evident to designers around the world. Dr. Porsche, although highly rumored, likely designed his Beetle with the Airflow in mind, while out east, a largely copied design would become the secret to success for a new venture called Toyota. Indeed, one of the most influential vehicles ever built, the breathtaking design of this Airflow can be yours.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
469    1938    Lagonda V12 Saloon  14100               $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $54,880    € 49,295    -9% For the history of the model, please refer to the V12 Drophead Coupe project in the collection. Lagonda’s International successes created a broad basis of buyers, and a number of them, such as 14100, came new to this county. According to copies of the factory archive materials on file, it was ordered for delivery on July 29, 1939. As supplied, it wore a light blue exterior with coded blue grey leather interior and carpet and headlining to match. The wood trim was in Burr Walnut, and other interior detail features included a Phillips Radio, with telescopic aerials. Of technical note was that the engine was to be equipped with the latest 2nd sanction type sump and oil level indicator. Bumper mountings were included, but no bumpers, nor was a British style built in license plate required, suggesting that, in these respects, local accessories would be fitted in the US. The purchaser was Mr. Thorne Donnelley of East 22nd Street in Chicago, and the car was guaranteed from August 28, 1939. Mr. Donnelley was part of the R. R. Donnelley and Sons concern which since the turn of the 20th Century had pioneered book and periodical printing to the most modern of designs, and could count Encyclopaedia Britannica, Time Magazine and Life Magazine, as well as Ford and Sears Roebuck among their clientele. Today, this company is better known simply as R.R.D. and has grown to a Fortune 500 company with revenues of many $1bns. Mr. Donnelley was the grandson of Richard Robert Donnelley, and took his name from his mother Laura nee Thorne.  According to the records the Sedan remained with Donnelley until April 1949 when it passed to W.W. Stout of McLean, Virginia. At this point the trail of the V12 goes quiet until it surfaced in the collection of Dr. Terry Bennett in New Hampshire until 1992. By then the Lagonda wore the same guise as we see today, a restoration with color choices far removed from its originals, and most likely dating from the late 1970s/early 1980s. Now well aged, its upholstery is torn in a number of places.  One of a number of cars secured by Frank Spain from Bennett, it has resided alongside two other pre-war examples of its breed for more than 16 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
470    1938    MG  VA 4 pass Tourer    VA1999T             $35,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $29,120    € 26,156    -17%    Mr. Spain’s time spent sifting through car classifieds paid off a number of times- The MG VA presented here is one of those lucky finds. Within the file is the original sale advertisement as shown within the Florida Custom Antique & Sportscar Trader in 1995. The vehicle was described as a “Classy rare 4 pass. Touring convertible, cream w/ tan top, tan leather upholstery, restored 1976.” Today, the MG can very much be described the same way. Although, the restoration is beginning to show its age and the car is most likely due for a refresh. An MG VA is a rare sight in America and make for wonderful and attractive touring cars. With a bit of time and work this particular example is sure to delight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
471    1938    Alvis   Speed 25 SC Roadster Rep.   14609               $100,000.00    $150,000.00    N/R $54,880    € 49,295    -45%    Wayne Brooks has kindly provided a comprehensive record of the history of this car, confirming that as new it was the second of eight Charlesworth Tourers built along the same lines as Cross and Ellis cars had been. The car left the works after war had commenced being dispatched to Liverpool agents William Watson & Co. Ltd on February 27, 1940. As new, it was painted black with red trim and would be registered on the UK license ‘GKA 22’. Watson’s sold the car to Lt. Col. R. H. Gregory of Messrs. Gregory’s of Liverpool. Ltd., Speke in Lancashire. Records show that it was in the Works in 1942 for a major overhaul, but Gregory kept the car throughout the war. After this in 1946 it passed Jack Taylor in Tiverton, in the ‘West Country’ of the UK. 8 years later and a move came again, this time north to Scotland, when the car was bought by A. Graig of Edinburgh. Its last British owner was Bernard Hutson, of London, SW10 in the late 1950s. At this point, the car migrated across the Atlantic to Ballard J. Crooker, Jr., of Bon Air and later Sandston, Virginia, this being roughly 1959. Crooker Jr. did not hold onto the car for long, being it passed to Joseph D. Bye, of Sebring, Ohio, in 1960. On arrival in the US photos show it to have been light metallic green, but a repaint in a deep maroon color was carried out in this period.  In 1965, ownership changed again to George L. Horn, Jr. who was based in Baltimore and then Randallstown, Maryland in the mid-1960s. A longer term custodian was Ira Conkling who kept the car for the next decade or more, first at his place in Philadelphia and then in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where when he elected to part with it, he auctioned the car in 1976. The buyer was one Gene Rubeck who had participated from Bloomington, Indiana. It would seem that this was either speculative, or the car didn’t appeal to him as much as he’d hoped as by August 1977, the Speed 25 was offered at another auction at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. The car would then stay local for a while with D. Feagler of Plymouth, Indiana, before moving west to two keepers, Lt. Col. John C. Bergh, Ret. of Sun City West in Arizona, who kept her through most of the 1980s. Frank Spain purchased the car at the annual Scottsdale auction in January 1989.  To judge from its looks, the original Charlesworth body has clearly been customized at some point in its career, with cut down full length fenders and a roadster style tail, with rear mounted spare tire. The front of the car is adorned with an eagle hood ornament atop the radiator and large high quality French Marchal headlamps. Mr. Brooks charts this conversion to be most likely to have occurred prior to its arrival in the US as it has always taken this guise since here. The conversion is unquestionably a success and whilst it may not be a car for the purist, it must be lighter than standard coachwork and when combined with the appealing characteristics and refined engineering of the Speed 25 model, it would no doubt provide a great touring car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
472    1938    Cadillac    Series 38-90 Fleetwood Imperial Roadster    5270120             $65,000.00 $110,000.00    N/R $54,880    € 49,295    -16%    One of 95 built in 1938, it is equipped with a rollup division window, rear compartment footrest, ash trays, electric cigar lighters, a rear compartment clock, twin rear jump seats and dual side-mount enclosures with mirrors. Purchased by at auction in Atlanta on April 29, 1988 for nearly $100,000, the car is beautifully preserved and very original. The 11,283 miles indicated on the Art Deco odometer is understood to be from new.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
473    1931    Ford    Model 91A Convertible Coupe 18-4949340              $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $42,560    € 38,229    Mid This DeLuxe Convertible Coupe is finished in a wonderful maroon over a tan interior. Optional extras include bumper guards, white sidewall tires, and a clock fitted into the dashboard. Unfortunately, no file exists to provide any information or backstory to this fabulous Ford, but as the car can be found in such wonderful condition today, it can be assumed that the it was subjected to a full restoration at some point in its life. As such, little imperfections can be found both on the bodywork or interior of the car.  Late 30s Fords are some of the most stylish cars of the period and make for wonderful starters into the vintage car scene. Their flathead V8s are some of the most ubiquitous engines ever built and as a result are easy to keep running. This Convertible Coupe model will surely provide many miles of happy motoring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
474    1940    Buick   Super Series 50 Convertible Coupe   13809773                $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $32,480    € 29,175    Mid On offer is a wonderful example of the Series 50 (248ci, 4,066cc) Buick Super Eight. This car left the Flint Michigan factory in 1940, Buick’s best ever production year, but unfortunately, there is scant information to be found about the larger history of this piece of American history. Although, given the wonderful condition, the car was presumably restored not to many years ago.  Today, the convertible is finished in a deep maroon paint over a matching red vinyl interior. Both show in very good order as the vehicle must have been used very sparingly since its refurbishment. Its interior is a wonder of Art-Deco design and is a delight to behold in person.  Cruising in comfort with 4-passengers is as easy as turning the key thanks to the Super’s powerful 8-cylinder motor and heavily padded seating, and its dashing exterior design is sure to make this a big hit at any weekend car show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
475    1939    Graham-Paige    Model 97 Supercharged Sedan                 $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $28,000    € 25,150    -7% A truly striking piece of 1930s design, the “Sharknose” Graham-Paige was truly a standout amongst its peers of the era, and this one is no exception. Finished in blue with a comfortable brown cloth interior, the car was most likely restored sometime within the last 30 years.  Within the history file is a brief listing of the known ownership history. As of the early 1990s the car was under the care of Elliot Fried of Long Beach, California. In 1994, he sold the Graham to Rob Meyers, who would soon after put the car up for auction. At which point, Mr. Spain obtained the supercharged sedan.  This vehicle represents a wonderful opportunity to obtain one of the more forward thinking cars of the 1930s, and will surely attract plenty of attention at any weekend car show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
476    1917    Mitchell    D-40 Junior 5 pass Tourer   70441               $5,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $2,016 € 1,811 -60%    Manufactured in Racine, Wisconsin, the Mitchell 5 Passenger Touring presents as a solid project for anyone looking to restore this delightful open motorcar back to its former glory. Under the hood, the 6-cylinder motor appears largely intact, while the interior, can remarkably be found with what appears to be original upholstery. The body is covered in heavily worn-down blue paint. It is unknown when the vehicle entered the collection and unfortunately, the greater history of the vehicle is unknown. Those with the ability and time are sure to have a wonderful vintage motor once the project is completed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
477    1928    LaSalle 4 pass Convertible Coupe    221417              $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $26,880    € 24,144    Mid Presented here is an example of a Convertible Coupe LaSalle ready to be restored. Relatively complete, an V8 engine can still be found under the hood, and even the interior has retained numerous gauges as wells as the seat upholstery. The body appears to be fairly straight, but some corrosion is visible in spots prone to stowing away moisture. With a bit of time, this sporting example of a wonderful roaring 20s automobile is sure to provide its next owner with miles of open top motoring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
478    1923    Stanley     Steamer                 $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $8,064 € 7,243 61% The origin of the automotive industry brought many radical designs by those imaginative enough to build their own car. Stanley Steamer is one of the most widely recognized manufacturers of steam power automobiles form the industry’s formative years. This Stanley Steamer is being sold as a roller, albeit, with much of its bodywork no longer mounted to the rolling chassis. Still retaining is its boiler and with much of its wooden frame and body structure intact, this is a great candidate for a restoration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
479    1917    Owen    Magnetic    GA-6-1559               $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $14,560    € 13,078    Mid There are a few cars that are just as interesting or sometimes more interesting without their bodywork, and an Owen Magnetic might be at the top of the list. The chassis was acquired by Mr. Spain to exhibit alongside the Museum Owen Magnetic to better display the innovative drive system. Highly complete and in surprisingly good condition, this chassis wonderfully displays all the technical sophistication that the body work hides.  The chassis appears to not lack any technical components including the steering column gear and even all the original instruments, save the clock. A front wheel has some damage, but the original piece is still with the car likely allowing for a sufficient repair. This chassis would make a wonderful museum piece or addition to any ones technically focused collection. If you enjoy admiring sophisticated engineering and machinery this Owen will provide endless pleasure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
480    1930    Auburn  8-95 Tourer 895H3413                $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $21,280    € 19,114    Mid While the body is largely intact and an engine can be found under the hood, much of what is left of this car exists in boxes of parts. The interior has deteriorated and very little of the upholstery can be found. It remains almost entirely disassembled short of several gauges located in the dash. This vehicle presents as a substantial project for its next owner and plenty of work will be needed to be done before the vehicle is back in running order.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
481    1930    Cord    L-29 Cabriolet  FD3577A             $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $95,200    € 85,511    19% This early front wheel drive Cord is ready for its next owner and sympathetic restoration. Many of the major components can be found where they should. The engine and transmission are both under the hood, and the interior is largely intact. It is unknown when the vehicle last ran, but the vehicle was procured by the Spain family, much like the rest of the collection, in the early 1990s.  A perfect candidate for a project, this Cord is perfect for anyone handy enough to piece together this wonderful bit of 1930s luxury.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
482    1939    Lagonda V12 DHC 14116               $55,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R $92,960    € 83,499    3%  Frank Spain had an affinity with British built cars and particularly Lagondas. Rarely will you find 3 examples in the same collection on this continent and each are of particular note. In the early days of the museum, the plan had been to always have a car in restoration as part of the display, an appealing way of showing all the components that go into an automobile.  The V12 Lagonda was a perfect candidate for this, in that beneath the exquisitely clothed coachwork is an extremely modern and advanced running gear, from the pen of none other than WO Bentley.  According to records supplied by archivist Jon Leo, 14116 had been supplied new to the U.S. market, where its first owner was a Commodore J.H. Kimberly, who made the Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. his home in the early 1940s, having moved there from Chicago. As new, the car wore burgundy maroon paintwork and a fawn leather interior and top. Its history from that point is not recorded, but prior to acquisition for the collection by Mr. Spain it was known to have been previously registered in California as it still wears a license plate tagged for ’54. As displayed, the engine had been removed, some woodwork replaced and the car generally dismantled. From inspection today it does not appear that the restoration had actually begun, or any substantial progress made and the project must therefore be considered ‘as is’. A Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe is really one of the finest cars of its era, from its flowing lines, created by in house designer Frank Feeley, to its technical aspect. This is deserving of a full restoration to return it to its original splendor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
483    1937    Cord    812SC Phaeton   32358H              $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $75,040    € 67,403    25% The Cord 812 is definitively one of the sleekest and boldest cars of the 1930s. Its innovative design featured Cord’s typical front drive setup while simultaneously being one of the first vehicles to introduce covered headlamps to the world. Documents on file lead one to believe that this lovely Supercharged Cord Phaeton was purchased for the purpose of conducting a full restoration. Unfortunately, the project was never completed, and the car remains non-operational today. Under the hood, the engine can be found along with numerous auxiliary components. Furthermore, the interior is relatively complete, but will need some serious attention like the rest of the car.  An immensely desirable classic once completed, this open top Cord is sure to be the star of any car event once complete.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
484    1932    Chevrolet   Confederate Series BA   32551               $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $10,304    € 9,255 -31%    This ’32 Chevy is a nicely preserved example of that year’s most popular body style. One of 132,106 Coach Coupes built (three times more than the next most popular body style—the 5-Window Coupe), it was the subject of an exterior repaint but has a largely original interior save for the seats that have later covers on them to preserve what lies beneath.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
485    1948    Jaguar  Mark IV DHC                 $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $23,520    € 21,126    370%    A top-of-the-line Drophead Coupe version of the Mk IV, this example appears to be very original. Fitted with the big 3.5 liter straight six, close inspection is recommended as the completeness of the vehicle is not known and rust is prevalent. One of only 376 3.5 Liter Mk IVs built for export in left hand drive, this project is perfect as a basis for a restoration or as a parts car to save another one of these rare machines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
486    1949    Jaguar  Mark IV DHC 637242              $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $1,344 € 1,207 -55%    Here lies the remains of one of Jaguar’s luxurious, range topping Mk IV Drophead Coupe. Originally fitted with the smaller 2.5 liter six—which is no longer with the car—the frame, firewall bulkhead, and partial rear bodywork remain with the car along with the doors and assorted other parts. Some must die for others to live, and this parts car is the perfect source for some of those difficult to find pieces for a Mk IV restoration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
487    1940    Packard 180 5 Pass Touring Sedan    13422386                $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $17,920    € 16,096    -40%    Purchased in January of 1989 alongside the Lincoln Zephyr also found in the museum, this generously proportioned Packard exists with touches from many decades. Its bright red exterior and graceful lines are very much of the 1940s while the interior has been festooned in a wild leopard skin patterned upholstery- presumably in the 1980s. The remainder of the car appears in a rather worn condition and is due for some cosmetic and mechanical restoration.  Nevertheless, Packards of this era are noted for their fine road manors. The smooth-running engine and effortless gear box make the car a pleasure to drive. The excellent chassis and engine combine for a surprisingly quiet and smooth driving experience. Once restored it will surely be cherished by its next caretaker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
488    1941    Ford    Model 86 Woody Wagon    18-6403707              $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $41,440    € 37,223    Mid Purchased in conjunction with the Ford Model R at the liquidation of the substantial Edward Towe Collection of pre-1950s Fords, this 1941 Woody is one of superb quality.  While the upholstery in the interior was most certainly replaced over the course of the vehicle’s life, much of the considerable amount of wood appears to have been symmetrically cared for and is most likely original. Evidently, the rest of the car appears in equally good condition.  These wagons provide their owners with boundless utility, charming looks, and a wonderful V8 soundtrack. Ones with original woodwork such as this are highly sought after, and the example present in fine condition here will surely be cherished by its next caretaker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
489    1941    Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe    H121360             $40,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $44,800    € 40,241    Mid This elegant Lincoln Zephyr was purchased alongside the 1940 Packard 180 in January of 1989. Information on previous history before this point is non-existent, but a photo within the file, presumably from around the time of purchase, shows the car much in the same condition it exists in today. It had likely been restored in the 1980s and for the most part, this work has stood the test of time. Both the deep blue exterior and red leather show minor signs of age, but the vehicle remains largely very presentable. Furthermore, a reference book for 1941 Lincolns can be found within the file.  Dramatically stylish, these Zephyrs are still head turns nearly 80 years on and make a fantastic addition to any stable of vintage motorcars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
490    1948    Jaguar  Mark IV DHC 637127              $80,000.00 $110,000.00    N/R $78,400    € 70,421    -2% This left-hand drive Mk IV Drophead It is attractively painted in white with superb green leather upholstery, grey carpets and excellent walnut veneer door cappings and dashboard. Driving equipment includes Lucas lighting, twin SU carburetors and a comprehensive fitted tool kit in the trunk lid. Known ownership history includes the Poleksy Family trust, who held ownership in the early 1980s. By the late 80s, Max Berryhill came to care for the car and was responsible for the refurbishment work. Then, Mr. Spain purchased the Jaguar in the 1990s. Nicely restored, the swoopy exterior is both elegant and sporting with the richly trimmed interior is inviting and comfortable. The Three position top allows for fully enclosed, sedenca, or completely open motoring. A CCCA Full Classic®, the Mark IV represents a wonderful value as a usable tour car that has the presence of a Bentley with adequate power and supreme waftability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
491    1948    Tucker  48  1028                $1,250,000.00  $2,000,000.00  N/R $1,985,000 € 1,782,987 Mid Tucker #1028 was one of 51 cars assembled, 47 of which survive. Factory records show that it was completed on September 19, 1948 with engine number 335-35, which it has to this day. It was the third car built after the relocation of the gasoline tank from the rear of the car to the front, a change necessitated by the installation of an automatic transmission, the Tuckermatic, in car #1026. It was one of seven cars brought by Tucker to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for endurance testing. Between September 19 and October 6, 1948, #1028 accumulated 2,931 miles at the hallowed Brickyard. The ownership of Tucker #1028 can be traced back to the early 1950s, when it was one of six Tuckers owned by Robert J. “Bob” Turner of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Given the year and the number of cars, it seems plausible that he may have purchased them when the company’s assets were liquidated in October 1950. At some point, Turner sold the Tucker to Thomas Goff of Utica, Michigan, who had an interest in collecting postwar luxury and special interest cars. In September 1984, Goff sold the car to Dr. Charles Lehnen, who had located it through Tucker collector Allan Reinert of Burlington, Wisconsin. Lehnen hired Car Craft Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, to undertake a complete restoration of the car. It was refinished in its original color, Beige. Lehnen moved from Wisconsin to Florida, and brought the Tucker with him. He had driven the car little since its restoration, and entrusted Richard E. Jones of Orange Grove, Florida, with the task of putting the car into excellent running condition. Jones, a Tucker collector and authority, had helped to found the Tucker Automobile Club of America in the early 1970s, and was a highly knowledgeable advocate for the marque. Over the course of six months, Jones tended to the car’s needs. He replaced a gear in the Tucker Y-1 transmission to quiet its operation, and diagnosed to a cold-running condition before pronouncing the car in good mechanical health and returning it to its owner. It was during Lehnen’s ownership of the Tucker that it was featured in a photo shoot for the 1993 Snap-On Tool calendar, pictured with Brittney York, also known as Alison Armitage, a model an actress who later appeared in the television series Acapulco Heat. In September 1996, Frank Spain purchased the Tucker through Vintage Wholesale of Sarasota, Florida, and had it shipped to his new Tupelo Automotive Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, where it became a headline attraction. The Tucker is accompanied by an original company stock certificate, a set of fitted luggage, original sales brochures and a photo album illustrating the restoration process. Each Tucker automobile is the hand-built manifestation of one man’s soaring dream. This represents a rare opportunity to become part of this uniquely American story.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
492    1949    Triump  2000 Roadster   TRA1832             $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $20,160    € 18,108    Mid This 1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster is powered by the more powerful 2,088cc Standard Vanguard engine and was acquired by Mr. Spain in 1995 just outside of Portland Maine. Unfortunately, little is known about the vehicle’s history prior to its placement into the museum other than the previous owner’s name- Nils Sjulander.  What can be said based on the condition of the car, however, is that it was sympathetically cared for and possibly restored as needed through the years. The classic British Racing Green paint appears a respray but in good order, as does the interior. The latter of which was most likely replaced; Although the steering wheel looks original to the car. Under the hood, things are less tidy, and could use a good cleaning and tune up. A traditional English sports car (with a nontraditional wind shielded rumble seat,) this Triumph is perfect for joyful weekend drives down shady lanes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
493    1949    Allard  M-Series DHC    851             $35,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $31,360    € 28,168    -10%    While the vehicle lacks a detailed account of the ownership history, records on file indicate the car spent some time in Sacramento, California prior to being purchased by Mr. Spain in the 1990s.  What can be assumed, however, was that the Allard had been well cared for and most likely restored at some stage as it stands in wonderful condition today. The Flathead V8 under the hood appears in good order and the well finished interior looks equally splendid. The wood shows no serious cracks or blemishes and the supple tan leather has barely been sat in. In summation, this open top Allard will be a wonderful weekend cruiser for its next lucky owner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
494    1951    Studebaker  Starlight Coupe G-894147                $4,000.00  $8,000.00  N/R $16,800    € 15,090    110%    Presented here is a restored example of one of the 1950’s boldest designs. Numerous receipts on file indicate a plethora of mechanical and cosmetic work being conducted in 2006. Thousands of dollars were spent bringing this Atomic age automobile back to its former glory. Photos within the file show the car in a state with minor patina prior to the restoration and painted in a pale green color. Today, the vehicle sports delightful salmon pink paint with a grey patterned textile interior. Some mild wear on the dash indicates that some of the components were not treated to the restoration and could very well be original. In 2013 the vehicle was donated to the Museum and was reported to be in running and driving condition. As it has sat since entering, a mechanical servicing is most likely need to get the car in fully operating condition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
495    1955    Packard Caribbean Convertible   5588-1403               $40,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R $28,000    € 25,150    -30%    At the time of purchase by the Mr. Spain in the early 2000s, this wonderful Packard Caribbean was described as being almost totally original. It is stated that most of everything, short of the carpets has been with the car from the very beginning. Prior to purchase, a rebuilding of the front suspension and brakes had occurred, and the car was further noted as being a running and driving example. In addition, the body still appears to be straight and in good condition. Although, it has been sitting for quite some time, so a mechanical service would best serve this piece of American steel in getting back on the road.  Regardless, this is a wonderful opportunity to get behind the wheel of a highly original automobile and should not be missed!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
496    1953    Chevrolet   210 Convertible     53B050050               $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $31,360    € 28,168    5%  The Horizon Blue 210 Convertible offered here appears to have been subject to some restorative work—but is otherwise looks to be largely unrestored. Little is known about the car at the time of cataloging, but it should be noted that the VIN tag in the door has long since been removed and the engine number pad relieved of its number, so the vehicle will be sold on a state-issued vehicle identification number.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
497    1954    Buick   Roadmaster Convertible  A5012926                $75,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $54,880    € 49,295    -27%    The 1954 Buick Roadmaster Convertible offered here is finished in Condor Yellow over matching black and yellow interior. Someone thickly repainted with the panel in-situ, and likely reupholstered at some point, the engine bay and dash appear to be largely original. The acres of chrome appear to be in good condition. Complete down to the fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror, this Roadmaster still commands plenty of respect and attention. Although built in greater quantities than the Skylark convertibles, today Roadmasters seem to be available much less often. Rarely seen in the first place, they are even more rare and desirable in this wonderful combination of arresting colors and excellent preparation and presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
498    1954    Mercury Monterey Sun Valley Coupe   54ME49045M              $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $20,160    € 18,108    -33%    As the records show in the history file of this beautifully presented Mercury Sun Valley, the vehicle benefits from a relatively well understood ownership history. From some point in the early 1990s, the car was under the car of a Mr. Ralph Wells. An undated letter addressed to him from the car’s previous owner, Anothny Nizza, describes a full frame off restoration being conducted on the vehicle. Numerous sheets of paper further show the extent of the work by listing the various components that were either mended or replaced. Unsurprisingly, by the time the museum came to own the vehicle in 1994, it was in truly splendid condition. Its pale yellow and green paint both appear with good shine as does the chrome. Inside, the matching vinyl interior presents in very much the same good condition.  Reported to be a lovely long-distance driver thanks to the ample visibility and light provided by the plexiglass rood, this Mercury will make for a purely enjoyable weekend cruiser for its next lucky owner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
499    1954    Kaiser-Darrin   Sports Convertible  161-001022              $80,000.00 $100,000.00    N/R $76,160    € 68,409    -5% Being number 22 out of the 435 produced, this Kaiser-Darrin represents one of the few examples of the unique roadster from its limited the production run. As rare as it is innovative, this Kaiser-Darrin was finished new in the popular color scheme of Champagne Lacquer (white) over Scarlet Pincrush vinyl.  Entering the collection in February of 1997, it was previously owned by Emily LaRosa of Pompano Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, there is little known history prior to that at the time of cataloging. The subject of an exterior repaint and carpet retrim at some point before coming to Tupelo, this rare three-position droptop appears otherwise to be largely as it left the factory. The engine bay could use some cleaning but is well organized while the interior shows nicely and includes the (at the time) optional seat belts. Additionally, the car is equipped with the desirable wire wheel covers—however only 75% of them are still with the car. Few cars possess the style and elegance of the Kaiser-Darrin. With so few examples left in existence, this great car is sure to command attention. To own Kaiser-Darrin 22 is an opportunity to enjoy a rare, iconic American sports car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
500    1954    Chrysler    Imperial Custom Sedan   7776251             $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $13,440    € 12,072    -10%    With features installed by Derham, the vehicle offered here is one such example of a Chrysler prior to Imperial becoming a registered independent marque. Believed to have been acquired by the museum in the early 1990s, the vehicle appears to be in remarkably original condition. As viewed, the brightwork, paintwork and interior trimmings mirror that of a well-used and well-loved driver. A restoration could be in order for this Imperial so as to return it to its glamor days, and with much of the believed original equipment intact, there is no better place to begin. However you choose to proceed, this is one lovely Imperial, worthy of consideration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
501    1955    Messerschmitt   KR200 Kabineroller  55522               $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $31,360    € 28,168    Mid This example of the iconic Messerschmitt microcar joined the collection at the beginning of August 1994. Purchased from St. Louis, Missouri, little history is known about this three-wheeler. Finished in cream over burgundy sill and fender accents, it appears to be in relatively well-preserved condition. Up front, the former mounting points of a bumper guard that has long since departed the car are present. Opening the iconic bubble top that is reminiscent of a Me262 cockpit reveals the interior, which is nicely trimmed to match the exterior in burgundy vinyl with cream piping.  It is understood that the car has not been run in some time, so some degree of recommissioning will be required prior to taking it out to invade the local French restaurant. Next time you have the urge to get a Big Gulp at the 7-Eleven, why not ditch the Smart car and go in style in this KR200?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
502    1955    Jaguar  XK140MC Roadster    S810413             $60,000.00 $85,000.00 N/R $73,920    € 66,397    Mid In accordance with its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this delightful XK140 was completed on December 7th, 1954 and dispatched on January 6th of the next year. At that time, it was finished in Cream and trimmed in Black leather with White piping and a matching black top. The roadster was shipped to Jaguar’s East Coast distributor, Max Hoffman of New York, where it was sold new to its first owner. The first owner must have been a speed junkie since this Jaguar was specified from new with the desirable MC option that added 20 extra horsepower thanks to the C-Type heads fitted to the engine. The Roadster was acquired by the collection in January 1994 from an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the time of purchase, the car had received an interior retrimmed in red leather and a fresh paint job—although the engine bay appears to be largely untouched. This wonderful example of Jaguar’s mid XK series roadster is sure to provide its next owner with years of happy top down motoring.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
503    1955    Pontiac Chieftan    P755H48232              $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $12,320    € 11,066    -18%    The Chieftain presented here is an attractive 2 door variant sporting a classic two tone Red/White color scheme. A more recent addition to the collection, this Pontiac was donated from an individual in the Memphis area just 15 years ago. The car presents in generally wonderful condition with lustrous chrome and a clean interior. Based on this condition, it is presumed that the vehicle had been restored at one point but the limited documentation on file provides no evidence to the matter. Inside, one can find a simple interior with stylish gauges, a radio, and a column mounted shifter for the automatic transmission. This Chieftain is surely a prime vehicle for boulevard cruising and is simultaneously a fantastic representation of mid-century American jet-age styling.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
504    1957    BMW Isetta 300  423609              $20,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $22,400    € 20,120    Mid The BMW bubble-window Isetta with the Z-bar trim and the 300cc engine is considered by many to be the most desirable of the Isettas. This particular Isetta joined the collection in January of 1997. Described as an older restoration when it was purchased, the little bubble car appears to be a US delivery example that was re-painted and retrimmed in the 1970s or 1980s. Isettas have always been among the most blue-chip of microcars, with owners delighting in the way these little cars turn heads and ignore gas stations. This rare z-bar version is sure to delight where ever it goes!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
505    1957    Chevrolet   Bel Air Convertible VC57N118258             $40,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $47,040    € 42,253    Mid Assembled in Norwood, OH, this Bel Air appeared to be delivered new in Imperial Ivory with matching wheels and a Red with Silver Pattern vinyl interior. While the early history of this Bel-Air is not known, it was the recipient of a repaint in Matador Red with matching rims. The interior appears to be largely retrimmed, but the dash looks to be rather original save for the addition of a c.1980s Alpine cassette deck head unit. Coming from Georgia at the time of purchase, this Tri-Fi Chevy joined the collection at the end of April 1988. As American as baseball, ice cream, and apple pie, this Tri-Fi Bel-Air is the quintessential American droptop and the perfect car for parades, tours, drive-in movies, or any event requiring open motoring and style.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
506    1957    Chevrolet   Corvette FI Convertible E57S105526              $50,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $70,560    € 63,379    Mid The Corvette offered here joined the collection from Scottsdale in January 1994. A nicely optioned example, it presented today with its fuel-injected motor mated to the rare and desirable 4-speed manual that was fitted to just over 10% of the Corvettes hailing from ’57. Other options fitted to the car today include RPO 440 (two-tone paint), 102 (AM radio), and 426 (power windows—one of a mere 379 ’57 Vettes to have them). Finished in Venetian Red with Polo White coves and beige leather, it is truly an elegant and sporting machine. Between the clean design of the 1956 and ’57 Corvette with its elegant lines, dual headlights, and scalloped front quarters combined with the power of the most spirited engine available, this Corvette offers phenomenal value.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
507    1957    Mercury Turnpike Cruiser    175AK57549756               $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $29,120    € 26,156    -3% While little can be gleaned from the small amount of documentation on file, this dazzling yellow and white Mercury was mostly likely a recipient of a thorough restoration at some time in its life. The exterior presents very well with lustrous chrome and shining paint. Inside, a marvel of 1950s design can be found. All of the little details from the patterned metal dash to the two-tone white/black seats present wonderfully and show precisely what luxury meant to the midcentury consumer. Under the hood, the engine bay appears remarkably tidy.  The Turnpike Cruiser shown here drips 1950s Americana and is certainly most at home humming along down a long stretch of highway moving across the country. It will make a fine addition to any collection and is surly an opportune not to miss!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
508    1957    Dodge   Coronet Lancer Convertible  35192795                $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $61,600    € 55,331    3%  Records on file show this car was once offered to the public at Barret Jackson’s Scottsdale 1994 auction, likely the nature in how it was acquired by the museum. This Flame Red over Glacier White D500 Dodge is an irresistible classic and a clear indication that muscle cars existed long before the Mustang and GTO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
509    1957    Ford    Fairlane 500 Skyliner   D7UW180971              $45,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R $35,840    € 32,193    -20%    This splendid two tone white over red 1957 Ford is a spectacular example of one the company’s most innovative vehicles. While little is known about the car’s earliest history, photos on file show that the car was subject to a substantial restoration project in what appear to be the late 1980s or early 1990s. The frame and body are shown to have been separated for reconditioning, and as such, have been thoroughly sorted out along with the drivetrain. Furthermore, the motor now found under the hood was the top range 312ci “Thunderbird Special” which provides more than enough power for the convertible. The Ford was purchased at some point during the 90s to be included within the Tupelo Automobile museum and appears in very good condition today.  Representing Ford at their most creative, the Skyliner is a wonderful look at 1950s engineering solutions and will surely be a welcome addition to any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
510    1958    Packard Hardtop Sports Coupe    58L6229             $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $11,200    € 10,060    -63%    In an attempt to keep things up to date for 1958, Packard stylist Duncan McRae took inspiration from Dodge’s ‘Forward Look’ and affixed taller fins and 4 light headlight pods up front to the expanded 4 model range. Just 675 hardtop coupes, like the one shown here, left the factory floor that year making this particular surviving example quite rare.  The car was purchased by the Museum in 1995 and records on file show a bit of work being conducted around he same time. Some mechanical issues were addressed along with replacing various odds and ends in the interior and lighting. The vehicle sports deep red paint and a lovely period patterned textile interior- both of which present in fair condition. Under the hood, the story is very much the same as the vehicle has not been operated in quite some time.  A rare, final year Packard makes for a solid addition to any collection and with a bit of restorative work, this example will surely be a standout.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
511    1958    Nash    Metropolitan Convertible    E50992              $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $2,240 € 2,012 -94%    During a time when most U.S. automobile makers were following a design trend centered believing that “bigger-is-better,” Nash Motor Company wanted to offer American buyers an economical transportation alternative. The Metropolitan was designed in the U.S. and it was patterned from a concept car incorporating innovative features such as symmetrical body design for interchangeable assembly and a unit-body design that eliminated the need of a traditional chassis design. This Metropolitan is a great candidate for a restoration. The body has been protected in primer and the car contains many original parts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
512    1959    Cadillac    Series 62 Convertible   59L105844               $35,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R $20,160    € 18,108    -42%    In 1959, the automotive landscaped reached its most literal peak when Cadillac introduced its offerings. While a 4-door convertible version of the series 62 was never officially offered, the example seen here has been chopped into this unique body style.  While the story of this conversion remains vailed in mystery, a series of titles provided a small amount of ownership history. An Arkansas title dated to 1977 can be found in the file along with a more recent title revealing its acquisition into the museum in 1989. Its red paint and matching two tone interior complete the period look and the car appears tidy all around. It has been sitting for some time however, so it is most likely due for some mechanical work.  Regardless, no other vehicle possesses the same level of bold style offered by this Cadillac.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
513    1950    Talbot Lago T26 Record Veth & Zoon Cabriolet    101058              $180,000.00    $240,000.00    N/R $196,000   € 176,053   Mid The Record was available with factory bodywork or as a rolling chassis for bodying by independent coachbuilders, but as a civilized grande routière to match those of rivals Delage and Delahaye, the Talbot-Lago also attracted coachwork of the finest quality executed in a wide variety of styles- the unusual cabriolet body carried by this example being the work of Veth & Zoon (Veth & Son). Established in 1840 in Arnhem, Holland, Veth & Son started off constructing horse-drawn carriages before diversifying into powered transport towards the end of the 19th Century. The company grew quickly and in 1914 was appointed the official coachbuilder to the Dutch Royal Family. Before WW2, bodies were fitted to chassis of quality marques such as Bugatti, Hotchkiss, Talbot-Lago, Bentley and Packard. After the war, Veth & Son escaped the fate of many of their contemporaries by branching out into the manufacture of truck and van bodies. The company still exists building commercial and public service vehicles but has not bodied a car for over 60 years. This striking Veth and Zoon cabriolet was discovered by collector Ron Pinto in Pennsylvania in the 1990s and was understood by him to have arrived there from California decades earlier. As found, the car was described to him as a Faux Cabriolet, i.e. with a fixed head disguised as a drophead by using soft fabric for the roof. As a seasoned collector who had restored a number of cars, the guise in which he saw the car peaked his curiosity and he decided to purchase it. When it arrived back with him, he immediately set about investigating whether his instincts that the car was a true cabriolet were accurate. Wasting no time, he cut at the faux top and it wasn’t long before a full top mechanism and structure were revealed! The car was certainly in a sorry state, but this revelation certainly increased his will to restore her to former glory and he relished the project.  Over the course of the next couple of years and at a cost we understand of something approaching $200,000 (when labor was considerably less than today), the car was restored. At some point its pre-selector had been replaced with a GM Hydramatic, but a correct unit was still with the car. Albeit, the bands and other pieces were missing. These ended up being retrieved from a derelict donor Talbot sedan.  The car’s wood frame required major refurbishment which was entrusted to Pete Brunelli, while AL Cortez handled the engine rebuild. All told, it was an exhaustive rebuild, but by 1993 the car was finished. It was later shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and in 1996 was offered for sale through Blackhawk from whom Frank Spain purchased it.  Today, the 25-year old restoration has stood the test of time well, having mainly been shown and or then displayed here in Tupelo. In preparation for the auction, the car was checked over and returned to life with relative ease and can now be described as running, although it would be wise for a more thorough recommissioning to be carried out.  The magic name of Talbot-Lago combined with what is almost certainly unique coachwork will always be a duo that will command attention on a concours lawn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
514    1959    Edsel   Corsair Convertible W9UR727160              $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $21,280    € 19,114    Mid This 1959 Edsel Corsair convertible is a sound and nicely present example in Snow White with a black accent panel, red and black upholstery and interior trim and a black vinyl top. The 1,343 Edsel Corsair convertibles that were built in 1959 were the lowest production of all Edsels that year. In 2017, it was described by the Edsel Club as the 329th ’59 Corsair documented by the club and one of only three examples in Snow White with Black inserts. Hardtops and sedans are collectors’ favorites but the convertibles like this one are especially sought and appreciated. It would be ideal as the basis for a sympathetic restoration but also would be a desirable and practical car for cruising and weekend tours. Rest assured that, other than at an Edsel meet [and there are such things], it is unlikely ever to meet a similar Edsel coming the other way.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
515    1960    Chrysler    300F Convertible    8403129575              $90,000.00 $200,000.00    N/R $58,240    € 52,313    -35%    Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” styling is especially memorable on the 300F model. In addition to some of the wildest tailfins seen on any American car, the 1960 model introduced a “cross-hairs” grille design and unibody construction. Spectacular four contoured bucket seats, which swivel outward to ease passenger entry and exit trimmed in tan with perforated inserts, stylize this example’s Vermilion Red perfectly. At night, the gauge pod’s “Panelescent” lighting gives off an intriguing space-age glow making up arguably the most breath-taking interior fitted to a 300. Big and fast, these cars harkened to the 1930s classic era—when the largest, most luxurious and prestigious cars on the road were also some of the fastest and best handling machines available.  In 1960 less than 1,250 F series cars were produced, 248 of which came as code 845 2-door 4-passenger convertibles. Is it believed that Spain acquired this car from a Miami Beach auction, in winter 1992. The 300’s presentation today suggests a life of timely and sympathetic maintenance. The odometer, believed to be on its second time around, shows 0068782 miles which we believe to be on the chassis and engine. This long-fin rare 300 series car is nothing short of superb.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
516    1960    Mercedes-Benz   190SL Roadster               $70,000.00 $100,000.00    N/R $77,280    € 69,415    Mid This nicely presented 190SL was restored in house for Frank Spain’s wife Jane in the 1980s. Photos on file document the restoration and show the car was torn down to its constituent parts and refinished. Painted in the unique shade of Medium Blue with a matching hard top, beige soft top, and saddle brown leather interior, the color combination shows very well. As part of the work, a set of throatier Weber carburetors replaced the original twin Solexs. While a much-admired vehicle, it was almost too nice to drive when it was finished and fear of getting the car damaged while it was parked in town resulted in it only hitting the road a handful of times after the completion of the restoration. Today, the fetching two-top Roadster is ready for its new home. The little cousin to the brawny 300SL, 190SLs are stylish and elegant machines that are sure to delight whether cruising or parked.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
517    1964    Ford    Mustang Convertible 5F08F158864             $20,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $26,880    € 24,144    Mid This Prairie Tan Metallic Ford Mustang with a matching interior is fine example of the legendary Mustang’s first model year.  Unfortunately, much of the vehicle’s early history is unknown, but it was acquired by the museum in the early 1990s from an auction. At the time, it was wearing the same color scheme seen today and presented in equally good condition. Well optioned, this Mustang is fitted with the 260ci motor, automatic transmission, and even air conditioning.  An effortlessly attractive model, the Mustang is synonymous with youth culture and American freedom. With the top dropped and the V8 rumbling, its next owner is sure to spend many happy miles behind the wheel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
518    1964    Leslie  Special CAR 3               $80,000.00 $100,000.00    N/R $112,000   € 100,602   12% In the pantheon of motoring movies, the 1965 big budget comedy The Great Race certainly ranks highly for its vehicular focus and slap-stick reinvention of the legendary 1908 New York to Paris Race. Loosely based on that event, The Great Race was directed by Black Edwards (of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Pink Panther—and later “10” fame) and featured a star-studded cast including Tony Kurtis as the hero Leslie “The Great Leslie” Gallant III, Jack Lemmon as the villainous Professor Fate, and Natalie Wood as fellow competitor/love interest Maggie DuBois.  The original New York to Paris Race was started by six cars representing Germany (Protos), France (De Dion-Bouton, Motobloc, and Sizaire-Naudin), Italy (Zust), and the United States (Thomas-Flyer) and was the most grueling test any motorcar or operator had endeavored to complete. The race would cross thousands of miles of rugged terrain with largely unpaved and unmarked roads. The Thomas helmed by George Schuster ultimately won the event by 26 days—a record that still stands for the largest margin of victory in motorsports event (the Protos—which had arrived four days before the Thomas—was penalized 30 days for skipping the entirety of Alaska and shipping the car via railcar part of the way. The Zust came in arrived third in over a month after the Thomas). The vaguely related film adaptation stuck to the theme of the event but was largely divergent from there. Lesile (Kurtis) and Professor Fate (Lemmon) are presented as daredevils competing at the turn of the 20th century—Leslie is the quintessential handsome-dressed-in-white hero while Fate is the mustachioed-dressed-in-black melodramatic villain. They both enter a New York to Paris race in cars of their own design and build—Leslie driving “The Leslie Special” and Fate driving the “Hannibal Twin-8”. Maggie (Wood), a beautiful photojournalist and vocal suffragette, is driving a Stanley Steamer entered by a prominent newspaper covering the event. Through many twists and turns, the racers cross the globe encountering hilarious challenges in the American West, Alaska, and the tiny kingdom of Carpania—with the largest pie fight in movie history taking place in that last destination. All the while, Fate deploys several hidden devices within his car to sabotage Leslie and his machine. Along the way, Maggie’s car runs out of steam, putting her into the passenger seat of Leslie’s machine.  The movie ended up being the most expensive comedy ever made at the time, with a final cost of $12 million (equivalent to nearly $100 million in 2019)—double its original budget. For the production, the hero and villain cars were entirely built in house in Warner Brother’s prop workshops. Five Hannibal Twin-8s were produced—some specifically for various scenes demonstrating the various hidden devices—and four Leslie Specials were produced. Taking its inspiration from the original New York to Paris-winning Thomas-Flyer, the Leslie Special was built to look for-all-the-world like a Brass-Era monster but was in fact, as is often the case in film, not quite as it seems. Starting with four 1957 Ford F100 Pickups that had outlived their useful lives as work trucks on the Warner Brother’s lot, the trucks were stripped to their frames and fitted with contemporary Ford 260ci V8s mated to automatic transmission (apparently, Kurtis couldn’t drive a manual). All of the bodywork was fashioned from fiberglass and PVC while all of the lighting and trim was custom made in house for the car. While inspiration for many of the pieces may have come from what one might find on the fields of the Hershey Swap Meet—none of the actual items were so sourced. After completion of filming, the various Leslies found useful lives in other movies. One was featured in the 1969 film The Good Guys and the Bad Guys where it met the unfortunate fate of being hit by a train. Another was repainted green and used for the last half hour of the 1970 move The Ballad of Cable Hogue. This Leslie Special, car number 3, joined the Tupelo Automobile Museum’s collection in January 1994. Sold from the collection of Bob McRae and Corky Rice in Sherman Oak, California, it is an incredible piece of movie prop-shop work. The lot is complete with a hand painted movie sign, an original film copy of the preview of The Great Race, copies of an article in the April 1956 issue of Rod & Custom magazine about the prop shop that built the car, and original purchase paperwork from when Frank Spain acquired the car. Few cars have as much visual wallop—or recognition—as the Leslie Special. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to vanquish the Professor Fate underbidding you and win the day—and car!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
519    1964    Mercedes-Benz   300SE Cabriolet 112023-10-00087             $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $81,760    € 73,439    2%  Mr. Spain evidently liked to purchase cars in pairs or triplicate. This 300SE Cabriolet joins the restored example as a part of the collection, and largely presents in what appears to be mostly original condition. Scant information exists regarding the vehicle’s history of how it came to be, but it is currently finished in a white on white color scheme. The level of wear would lead one to believe that the car has never been restored. Still, the large sum of components have remained intact and with a bit of restoration work, this Mercedes could be a real show stopper.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
520    1964    Studebaker  Avanti  R4956               $20,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $23,520    € 21,126    Mid Produced near the very end of the Avanti’s very short (initial) production run, this Studebaker left the Indiana Plant during the hot summer month of August. As a R2 specification vehicle, the 289ci V8 motor received forced induction via a centrifugal supercharger sourced from Paxton. Output figures increased to 289 horsepower- more than enough grunt to propel the light, fiberglass bodied car. Tasked with delivering this substantial grunt is a 4-speed manual transmission.  Subdued and sporty Maroon paint can be found adorning the exterior and Black vinyl can be found inside. As the vehicle has traveled some mileage, the interior does show a fair amount of wear and can be bettered with some new upholstery. Outside, the car presents generally well with only a handful of blemishes.  A wonderful alternative to other sporty cars of the same era, the Studebaker Avanti offers heaps of style and seating for 4. With some restorative work, this Avanti is sure to be a welcome addition to any collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
521    1963    Pontiac Bonneville Convertible  86384741                $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $22,400    € 20,120    -25%    This 2-door convertible model features a deep Nocturn Blue exterior with a matching blue vinyl interior. Both inside and out present in good condition with little in the way of wear to be found especially within the interior. A restoration was likely conducted at some point in the vehicle’s life. However, documentation on file is limited and so the date of the project is unknown. A title on hand indicates the vehicle being in the possession of the museum as soon as 2011. Under the hood is a 389ci V8 mated to a Hydra-Matic transmission- a combination perfect for a relaxing cruise. Big open sedans like this are truly a relic of a by-gone era and make a fantastic addition to any gearhead’s garage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
522    1962    Amphicar    Model 770 Convertible   100536              $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $36,960    € 33,199    Mid Hans Trippel’s experiments with amphibious vehicles began in the 1930s, bearing fruit in wartime in the form of the Volkswagen based Schwimmwagen. Trippel revived the concept post-war with the Amphicar (originally called the Eurocar). Necessarily of unitary construction, the cabriolet-style Amphicar was powered by a four-cylinder engine mounted in the rear and driving the rear wheels. A special transmission drove the two propellers that afforded a maximum cruising speed on water of around 6 knots (7mph), the top speed on land being around 70mph. The design certainly worked, as demonstrated by a well-publicized stunt that saw an Amphicar successfully cross the English Channel from France to England in 1962. This Amphicar was delivered new to the United States, but little about its early history is currently known. Coming to the collection in the 1990s from California, it appears to have received some restoration work many years ago and will now require recommissioning before hitting the highway or high seas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
523    1964    Chevrolet   Corvair Nova    40967W272596                $5,000.00  $15,000.00 N/R $10,640    € 9,557 Mid Seen here is the Convertible variant in Monza Trim with an attractive red and black color combination. It was brought into the collection in 1991 and has sat since. Overall the vehicle shows with some wear both on the exterior and interior, but a through restoration should bring this sporty classic back to its former glory. With its air-cooled flat 6 humming away and the top down, this Chevy is destined to provide its next owner with plenty of sunshine filled weekend cruises.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
524    1967    Citroen 2CV 1135228             $4,000.00  $12,000.00 N/R $14,560    € 13,078    21% This two tone, maroon and black example entered the collection in the year 2000 from a dealership located in Florida. Much is unknown about the vehicle’s earlier history, but a number of documents on file detail the purchase and acquisition of the vehicle into the museum. 31,000 odd miles appear on the dashboard, and the vehicle appears very tidy all around. A piece of rustic France is truly an oddity to behold on American roads and is sure to draw the attention of passersby. Equally at home on the farm or in dense city streets, this Citroen is prepared for it all.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
525    1967    Mercedes-Benz   300SE Cabriolet 112-02-312009609                $70,000.00 $100,000.00    N/R $151,200   € 135,812   51% An automatic-transmission model, the 300 SE convertible offered here was treated to a complete restoration sometime in its not too distant past. Finished in an attractive color combination of a pale green with a dark brown top, the luxurious interior has been completed with grey leather seats and a taupe dashboard. Both the exterior and interior show in splendid condition with barely any signs of age or abuse. Recently, the team at the museum were able to run and drive the vehicle. That being said, it has remained sitting for a good deal of time, so a further mechanical inspection would best serve the car in returning it to proper road use.  Accompanying the convertible are a multitude of Mercedes booklets and its spare tire found in the trunk. Effortless stylish and incomparably comfortable, this rare Cabriolet will make for the perfect weekend cruiser.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
526    1967    Ed Roth Wishbone                    $80,000.00 $120,000.00    N/R $95,200    € 85,511    Mid Roth developed a proper business selling his art to finance further automotive custom creations for the purpose of presenting at car shows. His operation eventually became sizable enough to set up in a new shop located in Maywood, California. By this point, popular model producers Revell held a contract with Roth to offer small scale versions of his creations.  Revell soon would begin to fund the creations themselves-enter the Wishbone. Always the man to push boundaries Big Daddy Roth sought to prove the viability of Volkswagen’s ubiquitous boxer 4-cylinder powerplant within a custom. As the story goes, Roth turned out to not be a particularly big fan of the car, and Revell themselves held issue with the thin front suspension components being too delicate for their plastic models.  Roth ordered for the car’s body and frame to be cut into pieces and thrown away, never to be seen again. Fortunately, a member of the team, Dirty Doug, was quite fond of the vehicle, so he requested to keep it for himself. Roth agreed under the condition it was never reassembled. Naturally, this promise was not kept and the car was pieced back together and reentered the show circuit. Roth was understandably upset about the situation, as his name was still very much attached to the car and in addition, he was incapable of making money with the creation after relinquishing ownership.  The interim period of ownership is not well known, but the car resurfaced in the early 1990s and was sold at Auction to the Tupelo Automobile Museum.  Of all of the oddball creations dreamed up within Big Daddy’s workshop, the Wishbone stands out on its own being one of the only one to be powered by a Volkswagen Motor. To this day, the vehicle is a showstopper and will surely gain the attention of anyone who has the pleasure of passing by. Now is truly a unique opportunity to buy a piece of hot rod history!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
527    1955    De Soto Firedome Sedan  55253042                $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $5,600 € 5,030 -44%    De Soto’s Firedome was released just before the marque’s 25th anniversary. During its initial release, the model was offered as De Soto’s top-of-the-line offering. Interestingly, later on it was sold as an entry and later still, a mid tier. It was in 1955 that the Powermaster series was dropped pushing the Firedome to entry status. Though not a cheap car, the offered vehicle was weightier and better equipped. A Hemi could be found under the hood (first seen since the early 1930s) producing 185bhp and inside, the unique dual-cockpit instrument panel and dash-mounted, “flite-control” lever set a new trend in driving continence and style. Offered as a sedan, coupe, station wagon and convertible, the former, as viewed today, wears a most handsome southern patina. The bench seating inside is covered still by dealer installed covers leading us to believe the original interior has yet to see the light of day. A car of enormous presence, this De Soto is ready to spark into action, and worthy of a restoration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
528    1958    Mercedes-Benz   220S Sedan  8514095             $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $7,840 € 7,042 -48%    Introduced in 1956, the 220 S Saloon was one of a trio of new models featuring unitary construction bodyshells employing large, box-section side-members – hence their nickname, ‘Ponton’ – the others being the 190 and 219. All-round coil-sprung independent suspension had long been a fixture of the Mercedes-Benz range, and that of the newcomers benefited from the newly developed single-pivot rear swing axle. Powering the 220 S was a 2,195cc overhead-camshaft six producing 100bhp initially and 106bhp from August 1957. Top speed was 160km/h (99.5mph) with 100km/h (62mph) coming up in 17 seconds. This red over brown 220S Saloon is one of 55,279 produced throughout the run of the model. A nicely preserved example, it is fitted with an aftermarket air conditioning system. The interior appears to be largely original and shows well. With a bit of refreshing, this lovely little sedan would be perfect for family drives!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
529    1966    Lincoln Continental Sedan   6YA2G427648             $10,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $7,840 € 7,042 -22%    The Lincoln Continental moving into the 1960s was Lincolns attempt at gaining a larger market hold that was being dominated by Cadillac’s luxury sedans. Recognizing that their sedans were much too large, Lincoln would give the new Continental a much smaller footprint and an elegant mid-century modern restyling. Known for its long sleek lines and “suicide” doors, the fourth-generation Lincoln Continual is an icon of the 1960s. This handsome example appears today in complete condition but will surely need a mechanical overhaul to return the car back to service.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
530    1950    Studebaker  Commander Starlight 4839200             $15,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $5,600 € 5,030 -63%    The Starlight coupe was a unique 2-door body style offered by Studebaker Corporation from 1947 to 1952. One of the most polarizing designs of the 1950s, the Studebaker Commander is easily recognized by its exaggerated proportions and tail section reminiscent of a front hood, leaving passersby’s wondering which direction the car is facing. This Commander presents today in unrestored condition, appearing to be in very complete condition. This example could either be restored to its original glory or simply given a mechanical overhaul and kept as a preservation car.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
531    1954    Sunbeam-Talbot  90 Mark IIA DHC A3010610                $5,000.00  $15,000.00 N/R $7,840 € 7,042 Mid Launched in 1948, the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 employed an overhead-valve version of the Humber Hawk engine in a modified Sunbeam-Talbot 2-Liter chassis. A works rally program was the driving force behind Sunbeam-Talbot developments, the policy bearing fruit in 1950 with the introduction of the independently-front-suspended MkII. The engine was enlarged from 1,944cc to 2,267cc at the same time, maximum power increasing from 64bhp to 70bhp. Further improvements resulted in the MkIIA of 1952. Maximum power increased by a further 7bhp and the braking system was up-rated with larger drums cooled by ventilated disc wheels. This lovely Satin Bronze over Buff leather Drophead Coupe is a model rarely seen in the United States. Likely delivered new to the United States, it is a luxurious and capable machine that would be competent on tours—be it around the block or across Bermuda as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip did in a similar machine in 1953.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
532    1947    Dodge   D24 Custom  30833683                $4,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $3,360 € 3,018 -16%    Introduced in 1946, here is one such example of Dodge’s top trim level, the D24 Custom. What D24 lacked in aesthetics, it made up for in proven engineering features. This D24 appealed to non-other than Mississippi native William Miller. Known for his flamboyant personality and affinity for public spotlight, “Fishbait”, having served the 83rd Congress is most fondly remembered for his distinctive announcement of, “‘Mr. Speaker, the President of The United States”. It is believed that “Fishbait” purchased the vehicle off his then friend Pop Curtis. The car would be seen caravanning notable passengers and parked on the Capitol Grounds, nearby the building itself. Regularly used and serviced, the car was donated to the University of Mississippi in the mid-1980s before being acquired by the Museum in the early 2000s. Seldom if ever again will a car of this type with this provenance be offered, one better hook and reel this Dodge in.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
533    1970    Mercedes-Benz   280SE Sedan 108018-12-037385                $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $4,480 € 4,024 -78%    While the earlier history of this Mercedes cannot be confirmed other than the fact the car was delivered new to the United States, the data tag found under the hood confirms that the car was delivered as new in its Dark Olive-Green paint with an AM/FM Becker radio. Both of which are still present which lends to the idea this 280SE is found today in original condition. Furthermore, the leather, wood, and trimmings show in good order and it is evident the car was sympathetically taken care of over the years. The exterior, particularly the paint shows some age, but given the car has been sitting for some time, it is still very presentable.  The W108 Mercedes makes for a fine vintage automobile. They feature many modern creature comforts and possess good road manners making them endlessly usable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
534    1967    Mercedes-Benz   300SEL  109.015-12-001954               $15,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $3,920 € 3,521 -74%    As trade values of select cars approach the near six figure range, this early production 300SEL represents a lovely candidate for restoration. Originally finished in exceedingly and surprisingly rare 040 G Schwartz, the now pea-green sedan continues to wear what is believed to be its original, and well preserved must we add, cognac leather interior- a desirable color scheme among enthusiasts. Inside the macasser ebony wood shows little distress and further styles the car. Above is a factory sunroof, which while cuts the roofline nicely, we find to be rather strange equipment on an early inline-6 car. The aforementioned M189 unit, which appeared nearly a decade earlier, appears complete, intact and original.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
535    1951    MG  TD  TD/6271             $2,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $1,120 € 1,006 -44%    This MG TD project is itching to be put back on the road or track. Presented in primer, the gutted interior is filled with much of what was formerly installed there along with the hood. When completed, a TD like this would be a perfect entry into any number of racing events.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
536    1951    MG  TD  TD/6592             $2,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $2,016 € 1,811 Mid Finished in red—albeit faded with time—over heavily patinaed cream leather, this TD project has its interior largely intact and in place. The engine bay is similarly largely complete. Whether put back to road specification or made into a racer, it will certainly be a hoot to drive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
537    1974    MG  Midget Mark III FP2214014E              $1,000.00  $1,400.00  N/R $560   € 503   -44%    This Midget MkIII project is presented in primer with the engine in place but the majority of the interior trim not included. Midgets are cheap fun on the race track and this would make an excellent budget racer—with most of the interior stripping already done for you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
538    1951    Studebaker  Champion Sedan  G1105355                $1,000.00  $3,000.00  N/R $392   € 352   -61%    In May 1946 Studebaker became the first major American manufacturer to announce an all-new design with the introduction of its 1947 range. Created by two of the greatest automobile stylists of all time – Raymond Loewy and Virgil Exner – the sensational new Studebakers featured a straight-through front wing line, lowered bonnets and, in the case of the Starlight Coupe, an astonishing wrap-around rear window. For 1950 the company introduced another example of landmark automotive styling in the form of the ‘Bullet Nose’ Studebakers that had clearly been influenced by the coming of the ‘Jet Age’. This bullet-nosed Champion hails from the final year of these unique machines. Missing its drivetrain and interior, the seats have been replaced with those from a c.1991 Cadillac Brougham d’Elegance. Rather uniquely, the seats and car have—despite a four-decade age difference—become about as equally patinaed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
539    1953    Sunbeam-Talbot  90 Mark IIA Saloon  A3015777                $6,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $392   € 352   -93%    Launched in 1948, the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 employed an overhead-valve version of the Humber Hawk engine in a modified Sunbeam-Talbot 2-Liter chassis. A works rally program was the driving force behind Sunbeam-Talbot developments, the policy bearing fruit in 1950 with the introduction of the independently-front-suspended MkII. The engine was enlarged from 1,944cc to 2,267cc at the same time, maximum power increasing from 64bhp to 70bhp. Further improvements resulted in the MkIIA of 1952. Maximum power increased by a further 7bhp and the braking system was up-rated with larger drums cooled by ventilated disc wheels. By the time the MkIII came along in 1954, the Talbot badging had been dropped. This black over red sunroof Saloon appears to be original and unrestored. Requiring restoration, it would make a fine tour or event car when finished.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
540    1950    Jaguar  Mark V DHC  647116              $50,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $4,256 € 3,823 -91%    A considerable improvement on what had gone before, the Mark V saloon’s cruciform-braced chassis featured torsion bar independent front suspension, designed pre-war by the company’s Chief Engineer William Heynes, and all-round hydraulic brakes. Jaguar’s existing Standard-based, six-cylinder, overhead-valve engine was continued in both 2½- and 3½-liter forms in the Mark V, whose bodywork likewise maintained the pre-war tradition, though with minor up-dating in the form of faired-in headlamps, deeper bumpers, and rear wheel spats. This Drop Head Coupe example shown here is sure to be a rewarding project for its next owner. Although much work is needed as much of the car is found loosely pieced together. Furthermore, the original Jaguar 6-cylinder has been swapped for a Chevrolet Blue Flame motor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
541    1969    Cadillac    Fleetwood Brougham                  $2,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $1,120 € 1,006 -44%    The body is painted dark blue, matched by its heavily optioned interior, even having rear passenger fold-down foot rests. This Cadillac’s large displacement V8 will the need mechanical service to bring this car back to road use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
542    1970    Lincoln Continental Sedan   90Y82A8258123               $20,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $2,800 € 2,515 -86%    This stunning Continental Sedan was ordered new by Frank Spain’s mother and has been in the family ever since. Specially fitted with a ‘W.D. Spain’ plaque on the dash, the car is finished in Medium Blue Metallic over a Dark Blue interior. The elder Mrs. Spain was not stingy when it came time to picking options, ticking the boxes for such features as the Power Door Lock Group, Twin Comfort Lounge Seats (for power driver and passenger seats), air conditioning, a vinyl roof, among others. With a sticker price of $5,800, the additional options would have carried the final tab to over $7,000—not chump change! Well kept and sparingly used, under 30,000 miles appear on the odometer—a figure that is believed to be from new. Showing nicely today, it has gobs of presence and plenty of room inside for you, five friends, and all of their luggage for a three-week vacation in the commodious trunk.  As a single-family owned, low mileage, well-optioned example, the only real consideration to bear in mind is that you’ll need an extra long garage to fit all 225 inches of the car under one roof and still close the door.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
543    1970    Mercedes-Benz   280SL   113044-12-014339                $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $39,200    € 35,211    Mid This white over beige 280SL looks to be a largely original machine. Originally painted Tobacco Brown, it received a later repaint to its current configuration—but that work did not include the remove the of the engine. The other major change for original is the addition of a Frigiking air conditioning system—likely a dealer installed feature.  The interior is nicely presented and original, down to the highly sought-after Becker radio still in the dash. Not much used in recent years, it would benefit from recommissioning prior to active use. From the point of introduction, the W113 has been praised for both its attractive looks and technical advancements and will surely continue to be a desired motorcar by enthusiasts for decades to come.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
544    1970    Ford    Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet    0T05Q115109             $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $45,920    € 41,247    Mid This Mustang Mach 1 is a stunning example of period 1970s style and tuning. Understood to have been modified when new by the selling dealer, it started as a Metuchen, New Jersey-built Mach 1 powered by the seven-liter, Q-Code V8, to which a full helping of Superfly Stardust was administered. Repainted in glitter-inflected pale primrose pearlescent paint with six thin and one fat black glittered stripes replacing the original single stripe, things only got groovier from there.  The plain-Jane interior was retrimmed in full-Chesterfield tufted black vinyl—including the seats, door panels, center console, and even the headliner. Under the hood, the massive V8 was hotted up with a more aggressive Inglese dual carb setup and manifold and every fuel, oil, coolant—heck even spark plug—line covered in steel belting. Replacing the old ‘Shaker’ hood setup was just a larger gapping rectangle through which the twin, chromed air cleaners could be seen—and no doubt still shake when the car is running. All that power was laid down by a set of faux knock-off wire rims, with the rear wheels wide enough to do double duty as steam rollers. And in case you weren’t sure where the ‘Cobra’ part of the name came from, cobra snakes are etched onto the quarter windows, hand painted in large scale on the front fenders, and even rendered under the hood on the top of the battery cover. Throw on the bell bottoms, unbutton the top four buttons of that wide-collar polyester shirt and tune-up the Steppenwolf, you’re going on a Magic Carpet Ride.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
545    1969    Chevrolet   Corvette    194379S735030               $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $33,600    € 30,181    -44%    Presented here is a very clean, roughly 40,000-mile example of the 1969 model year Corvette. Optioned with striking Daytona Yellow paint and a Black vinyl interior, this Stingray is quite the attractive machine. A 4-speed transmission links its standard 350ci powerplant to the rear and supplies ample power to kick the rear tires loose.  Unfortunately, the greater of the history of the vehicle is unknown. Its relatively low mileage, however, indicates a pampered life of limited use. As it sits today, the vehicle presents very clean all around. The seats show no tears or rips, but the dash and console have accumulated some dust as a result of sitting for some time. The Corvette was purchased and brought into the museum in 1991 as a wonderful specimen of an early C3.  A staple of the American automotive landscape, the Corvette has always been one of the country’s finest offerings, and this 1969 example is no exception.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
546    1971    Dodge   Charger R/T WS23U1A138171               $30,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $36,960    € 33,199    Mid The completely restyled Charger for 1971 was as out of sight then, as it is now. With R/T model sales massively in decline in part due to higher insurance and gasoline costs, performance engines and hi-impact paint made their final hurrah. Having completed assembly early in December of 1970, this car is one of approximately 2,700 cars built for the ’71 model year. Finished in Hi-Impact FE5 Bright Red over D6XW white bucket seats, stylized by a black vinyl roof and tape stripe, this handsome R/T is powered by Chrysler’s largest offering, a U-code 440 Magnum, mated to the legendary Torqueflite 3-Speed automatic. With Keystone Classics all around, this is one such Charger that you can dig. Ask yourself, are you too young for square wheels? If yes, then you can’t afford not to be Dodge Material!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
547    1971    Volkswagen  Super Beetle Cabriolet  1512620908              $6,000.00  $18,000.00 N/R $23,520    € 21,126    31% With 84,321 miles reading on the clock at the time of cataloging, this Beetle remains very much as it left the Osnabruck factory more than four decades ago. With a light restoration to the cosmetics and mechanicals, your summertime driver awaits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
548    1973    Mercedes-Benz   450SL   107.044-12-005125               $15,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $16,240    € 14,587    Mid Being an early model year R107 Platform Sport Licht, this roadster remains highly desirable thanks to its short bumpers. Safety regulations going into effect shortly after the car’s introduction led to hefty rubber bumpers protruding out of the vehicle for the remainder of its production as a North American Market car. Complementing its uninterrupted lines, delightful yellow paint adorns the restrained bodywork of this German classic. A very well-preserved example, this SL shows very little wear to its luxurious brown leather interior. A previous owner is responsible for an aftermarket stereo and speakers being found on the dash but are wonderfully period correct. Little is to be found on file, other than a Florida Title dated to 1980.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
549    1974    Volkswagen  SP2 L007471             $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $33,600    € 30,181    572%    Although any given America would brush off the notion, indeed Brazil is one of automotive history’s greatest cash cows. With a rather hefty import tax and restrictions on imports, Volkswagen do Brazil began developing a sportscar for its home market to replace the aging Karmann-Ghia. Penned in house by designers Marcio Piancastelli, José Vicente Novita Martins and Jorge Yamashita Oba, the result was stunningly pretty, brooding, and later inspired Porsche’s transaxle series. The low production coupe, in its second-generation form, fit a ‘pancake’ 1.7-liter air-cooled rear-engine flat 4 at the rear, which it carried over a 4-year production life. The stylish SP2, criticized for its lack of power and with a looming water-cooled replacement, was produced in numbers no greater than 11,000 units. Born from a company independent from its German bosses, it is arguably the prettiest and one of the rarest Volkswagens ever built.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
550    1974    Porsche 914 1.8 4742914065              $6,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $7,840 € 7,042 Mid The joint Porsche-Volkswagen project first debuted in 1969 at Frankfurt’s Auto Show. A car of overall simplicity, the 914 in both 4 and 6 models had at the time, revolutionary equipment: a mid-engine layout and an electronic fuel injection system- the latter of which was cutting edge in the then carbureted world. The Porsche whose biggest problem was one of perception didn’t seem to matter for Tupelo Museum curator Frank Spain, he purchased this example brand new! Spain took delivery of the car in September of ’74 at the Cajun-based Pan-Am Porsche-Audi dealership in dazzling Sunflower Yellow. Wearing its original ET 40, 5½ Jx15 steel wheels and mostly original paint, with its books still in the glovebox and nearly 185K miles on the clock, this 914 is as honest as the day is long and deserving of a close inspection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
551    1974    Volkswagen  Super Beetle    1342136302              $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $9,520 € 8,551 90% The immortal Beetle, recognized almost immediately, is one of the 20th century’s truly great automobiles. Updated continuously from the time post-war production commenced in 1945, this ’74 model can be categorized as nothing less than super. Like the Convertible offered just 4 lots earlier, this Super Beetle Sedan comes complete with upgraded Macpherson strut and coil spring setup, and a 2-inch longer wheelbase, the summation of which improved the Bug’s turning radius and increased ride quality. The last year of both the carbureted Bug and the Super model, this red over black sedan provides a fantastic way to enjoy classic motoring and all that accompanies this great hobby.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
552    1974    Jensen  Interceptor Mark III Convertible    2310-9883               $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $34,720    € 31,187    -1% This Jensen was acquired by the Spain family in 1993. Photos on file show the vehicle sporting a dark brown leather interior upon purchase which was subsequently redone in the lighter shade present in the car today. In addition, sporty Recaro seats were fitted along with the wood rimmed steering wheel. Today, the car shows 90,000 miles on the odometer indicating that the car was used as intended over the course of its life. Some wear can be found on the reupholstered interior, but the body appears to be straight with only small imperfections present. As the vehicle has been sitting for a stretch of time, a mechanical servicing is most likely needed for the car to return to its duty as a grand tourer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
553    1978    Lincoln Continental Town Car    8Y82A827875             $2,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $1,960 € 1,761 -2% Before WWII, the name Town Car was often applied to the most regal and formal of limousine coachwork. Lincoln began using the moniker on its top-of-the-line sedans in 1959 but wouldn’t really use the name in earnest until the late 1960s when ‘Town Car’ would be used to apply to the high level of trim available on the Continental Sedans. This snazzy Lincoln Continental Town Car from the penultimate year of production of the fifth generation Continental is a time capsule example of what you got when you’d finally gotten to the corner office. Finished in Light Champagne over comfy Champagne velour tufted seats, a full complement of options was selected including interval wipers, power locks, full vinyl roof, and an AM/FM stereo with Quadrasonic 8-track tape system. With the 5mph bumpers, these Contis are the longest cars the Ford Motor Company has ever produced—so as the old sang goes, go big or go home!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
554    1975    Bricklin    SV-1    00041BX5S002198             $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $8,960 € 8,048 -10%    The SV1 we offer here is finished in its original scheme of Safety White, contrasted with a tan interior. It was acquired by the museum in November 2011 from a local Chevrolet dealership. One of only 2,854 examples produced, Bricklin cars represent an interesting chapter in the tale of the automobile.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
555    1976    AMC Gremlin A6A465E337743               $2,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $7,280 € 6,539 46% This AMC Gremlin was initially purchased by a resident of Salem Indiana who daily drove the car for roughly 20 years before the harsh midwestern winters had taken its tole on the vehicle. Spots of corrosion began to be cause for concern and so it was decided to refresh the vehicle. The rust was cut out and new metal was welded in to bring the vehicle back to its original condition. Lastly, a fresh coat of paint was applied to the entire car. Its original owner would continue to drive the car for the next decade before another major project was undertaken- this time mechanical. A thorough overhaul of the running gear was completed in order to sort out several leaking components. From that point the vehicle was sparingly driven and garage kept. In 2013, the family of the original owner had decided to place the car under the care of the Tupelo Automobile Museum, and it has spent its time there ever since.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
556    1977    Pontiac TransAm 2W97Z7N182152               $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $26,880    € 24,144    -10%    The example seen here has been remarkably well preserved and shows just under 21,000 miles on the odometer. Unfortunately, not much is known about this Firebird’s history, but it entered the collection in Tupelo upon purchase at an auction in 1991. As it stands, this Pontiac is in remarkably well-preserved condition and is a real time warp back to the late 20th century.  The car’s white paint, tan interior, and Firebird decal on the hood combine for a purely 1970s aesthetic and is sure to draw attention wherever it goes. In addition, T-tops ensure plenty of sunshine filled cruising for its lucky next owner.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
557    1977    Chevrolet   Corvette Stingray   1Z37L7S411279               $12,000.00 $18,000.00 N/R $17,360    € 15,593    Mid Entering the Collection in the early 1990’s, this Corvette was purchased through a classic car dealership located in Georgia as noted on a bill of sale within the file. At the time, just under 70,00 miles appeared on the dashboard. Unfortunately, little can be reported about the vehicle’s early history. An attractive two tone Grey exterior color scheme compliments the grey interior. As the vehicle presents in such good condition today, one can assume it has been well cared for by its owners over the decades. Although, it has been sitting for quite some time on the museum floor. As a result, a good servicing should get this classic piece of 70s Americana back on the road. Synonymous with the Corvette, power is provided by a small block V8 while an automatic transmission makes easy cruising.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
558    1981    De Lorean   DMC 12  SCEDT26T9BD004328               $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $28,000    € 25,150    Mid This DeLorean is in virtually time-machine condition. As with all DeLoreans DMC-12s (save for the rare American Express examples), it is finished in polished stainless steel with grey leather inside. The PRV V6 is mated to the desirable 5-speed manual transmission, a feature that lends a good measure of sportiness to the driving experience to match the Giorgetto Giugiaro styling.  Coming to the collection in the 1990s from California, the 42,480 miles currently indicated on the odometer is believed to be original and from new. A clean CARFAX report indicates that 4,000 of those miles have been added since 1992. With its creased styling that is only getting better with age and the growing enthusiasm for vehicles of this era as evidenced by the wild growth of events like Radwood, there’s never been a better chance to go back in time and slide into a DeLorean!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
559    1982    Barris  Barrister   1G1AY876X85106167               $50,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $51,520    € 46,277    Mid The Corvette was a personal favorite of Barris’s and he would go on to customize a variety of them over his career. This 1982 Chevrolet Corvette-based “Barrister” is one such example. Part of a run of about a dozen cars, one parts of the interior design of the ‘Vette was retained. Stripped to frame, which was lengthened several inches, an outlandish and unique retro-chic body was fitted. The new coachwork combined many of the best bits of pre-WWII cars—such as a long hood, [faux] external exhaust pipes, v-windscreen, and a bold radiator shell—with modern design elements including a tapered tail and fastback humps behind the headrests. A velour interior with tufted buckets seats and wood paneling topped it all off. Ordered new by celebrities such as Bo Derek and James Caan, this example was believed to have been delivered to one of the most famous ivory tickler’s of all time—Liberace. Purchased by the collection from an auction is Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993, it was described at the time as having belonged to Liberace (the only evidence of that assertion) and had 19,000 original miles.  Complete with a candelabra between the seats, in a nod to its supposed-former owner, this impossible to miss Kustom is a rare opportunity to acquire a genuine Barris machine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
560    1982    Maserati    Quattroporte    ZAMBC110XCA301874               $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $11,200    € 10,060    -44%    Definitively a vehicle hailing from the 1980s, this Maserati’s cool shade of pale-yellow paint and caramel leather colored interior provided an alternative, European style of luxury.  According to the documents on file, the vehicle was located in California during the first portion of its life and was later under the under the ownership of the Spain family for many years. Used as a daily driver, the 4 doors were used to their full potential thanks to many trips runs with the children to school. Despite its frequent use however, the car has remained in wonderful shape and the many cow’s worth of leather barely show any wear. Outside, the story is the same with only minor blemishes to be found on the body and paint. Little is to be found in the way of maintenance records unfortunately, and a servicing is most likely needed prior to returning the car to daily road use.  A well-preserved example such as this should make an interesting addition to any collection, and is a fine showcase of what luxury meant in the 1980s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
561    1984    Porsche 944 WP0AA0946EN455937               $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $13,440    € 12,072    -33%    Rather than Guards Red, the color we see most frequently on 944s, our museum car is special color Sapphire Metallic. Equipped with optional heavy duty 23mm sway bars, 930-styled sport seats and a sports steering wheel, this 944 certainly deserves notice. With enthusiasts such as Jerry Seinfeld adding transaxle cars to their collections, be sure to grab this one while you can.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
562    1983    Chevrolet   Camaro Dragster 1G1AP87H7DN164311               $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $25,760    € 23,138    71% Starting with a 1983 Camaro Coupe, little about this machine has remained stock. Under the hood—or at least the part that can manage to cover the engine—is a 350ci OHV V8 from a Corvette that has been topped with a massive 6-71 roots-type blower fed by two towering dual 4-barrel Holly carburetors. The coolant system, fuel pump, injection, and ignition systems have all been uprated and steel braided lines have replaced most of the rubber hoses. And just in case that isn’t extra enough, a 16-port nitrous oxide injection system is installed for extra boost, literally. Everything breaths through massive straight sidepipes. Outside, the rear end has been fitted with C4 corvette bodywork and a massive spoiler. Most impressive is the impossible to miss custom paintjob that was said to have cost more than a new Corvette when it was completed. Named “Overall Connection”, you can practice your response to the Christmas tree by raising your paddle rapidly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
563    1984    Aston Martin    Lagonda LOOL13179               $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $33,600    € 30,181    Mid Finished in sinister black finish over blue-grey hides with dark grey piping, this executive shuttle oozes ’80s style. Originally sold outside the United States, it was later imported and homologated by Walden Group. The car found its way from the Northeast into the collection in 1999. Largely a stock, unmolested example, the only major derivation from the factory has been the replacement of the original wheels with a set of faux knock-off wire wheels. Complete with its original owner’s handbook and costing an inflation adjusted $270,000 when new, this Series 2 is primed to head to its next home. Wedge cars of this era have new-found popularity among the enthusiast set primed to show them at events like Radwood. Paired with a boxy, double breasted pin-stripe suit, this car is perfect for heading to a local show or hostile corporate takeover.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
564    1985    Tritan  A2 Aero car 00040B65S002198             $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $44,800    € 40,241    199%    Both its legal status as a motorcycle (thanks to its 3-wheel layout) and high efficiency caught the eye of new by pizza giant Dominos. 10 were contracted to be built and later trialed by Dominoes at various locations to test the viability of the vehicle as a new delivery machine. Unfortunately, there was no future for the Aerocar in this line of work and it was not adopted for nationwide use. Just a few are believed to be extant with one presented here within Tupelo.  This Tritan, chassis #10, was acquired by the Musuem sometime several decades ago, and is provided with several documents from the manufacturer to Dominoes detailing the original purchase price of $15,000. Also on file is the original Michigan title. A true oddity, the Aerocar will surely make a fascinating addition to any collection and would be a showstopper at any local car event. Now is the opportunity to acquire just a smite bite of the grand and storied history of the Pizza Pie.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 <br>
565    1982    Jet Electrica 007   ML24AAD369417               $5,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $12,320    € 11,066    23% Ioccoca’s L and K series cars can be characterized by their most prideful accomplishment: saving Chrysler. Previous generation F-body Aspens and Volaries paled in comparison to their Japanese rivals. The Omni 024, a car which was then receiving subsidies for research in aerodynamic design, soon took on another assignment: the Electrica 007. During the second energy crisis, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded contracts to four companies to develop and sell electric-powered cars. The ambitious plan called for the production of upwards of 30,000 vehicles. Interrupted by the reality that battery and electric technology was in a most primitive state, along with a later unexpected drop in fuel and oil prices, caused Congress to axe the project, not before however Austin, TX-based snowmobile manufacturer Jet Industries let out a couple thousand cars. By converting traditional gasoline cars, the offered here Electrica 007 is one such example of those Government-backed eco-cars. Based off the already subsidized Omni 024, the 1.7-liter VW gasoline engine, gave way to a 23bhp direct-current electric motor. With 15 six-volt batteries installed in the rear trunk area, it is said that this conventional, yet futuristic car of the past, once charged by its 110volt charger, offers a range of 60 miles and can reach a top speed of 70mph whilst averaging the equivalent of 70mpg. The Electrica, 1 of only 50 known to exist, presents today in a remarkably clean condition with just shy of 2,500 miles on the clock.  The early 1980s brought with it fashionable Ray-Ban glasses, synthesizers, and the departure from badge engineering. The accomplishments from Detroit mustn’t go unnoticed as it was this era, with innovative projects such as the Electrica 007, that introduced to the public what manufactures could do even in times of distress.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
566    1994    Dodge   Viper   1B3BR65E9RV102193               $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $60,480    € 54,325    1%  The Viper seen here was purchased from Charlie’s Dodge dealership in St. Pierce Florida. Since being delivered, however, the car was immediately stored away for safe keeping and has been preserved with just 12 miles appearing on the odometer. Quite clearly, this is one of the finest examples of the Dodge Viper in the country as it is still in factory fresh condition. A thoroughly exciting driving experience, the factory Tremec 6-speed transmission gives one great control over the massive 8.0-liter V-10 engine, and the all-aluminum suspension adds precise handling. These early Vipers are starting to show their potential as collectibles. Their raw power and simple nature is akin to the great muscle cars of the cars of the 1960s. Lacking the complexity of most super cars, the 1st generation Viper offers raw and pure driving experience at a tremendous value. This must be one of the best kept Vipers in existence.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
567    1986    Jaguar  XJ-S Convertible    SAJNV3842GC131277               $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R $11,200    € 10,060    Mid Invoices on file indicate the vehicle to have been owned by a Florida resident in the 1990s. The car appears to have been well maintained with a good amount of work having been conducted at the time. Both inside and out this Jaguar shows in overall good condition, although it has been sitting for some time and is most likely due for a good servicing. It sports traditional British Green paint while the inside wears grey leather hides.  Effortlessly stylish, the XJS makes for a fantastic weekend cruiser thanks to its torque abundant V12 powerplant.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
568    1986    FTI FX4S London Taxi    SCRRUB75L1FD461907              $5,000.00  $8,000.00  N/R $7,840 € 7,042 Mid This particular car entered the collection in 2007 after it was kindly donated by a patron of the Museum. Not having transported the populace around a major city in quite some time, the vehicle has remained in good condition all around.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
569    1994    Cadillac    Allante 1G6VS3380LU127026               $3,000.00  $6,000.00  N/R $5,600 € 5,030 Mid This Allanté was completed in May of 1990 and delivered new to Pennsylvania. A resident of the Northeast for first 15 years of its life, it came to the Magnolia State in 2005 with 112,000 and came here one year later. With few additional miles added since then, it is offered today with a clear CARFAX, an original brochure, and the owner’s manual.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
570    2002    Toyota  Prius   JT2BK18U320046949               $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $1,120 € 1,006 -63%    This Aqua Ice Opalescent example was delivered new to the Spains through a dealership in Georgia in December of 2001 and spent the vast majority of its life in Florida. It has been regularly serviced and has about 150,000 miles on the clock, as documented by its clean CARFAX report. In a sea of hybrids today, the new owner can proudly claim to be driving a pioneering example in this Prius!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
571    2003    Toyota  Prius   JT2BK18UX30071476               $3,000.00  $5,000.00  N/R $3,920 € 3,521 Mid This Electric Green Mica Prius was completed in September of 2002 and shipped to the Spain family in Mississippi. It has spent its entire life in the Magnolia State covering less than 4000 miles a year (which, at 40 miles to the gallon, means it has consumed less than 100 gallons of gas a year!). Regularly serviced at the local Toyota dealer, this low mileage Prius would go perfectly next to that hybrid supercar—you know, for those occasions when you need more than two seats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    <br>
572    1973    Opel    GT  942117198               $5,000.00  $10,000.00 N/R $2,240 € 2,012 -55%    A compact sports-car transported from an era defined by sleek, aerodynamic automotive design, the Opel GT consists of unit-body construction and is powered by an inline 4-cylinder engine with rear wheel drive; a combination to make any gearhead lust for the next drive through a local canyon or country road. This Opel GT is wonderfully painted red over a black interior. Presented in quite good cosmetic condition, this example could benefit from a mechanical overhaul to ensure it can continue turning heads and logging miles for years to come.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  <br>
573    1933    Pontiac Eight Custom Sedan  AG388               $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $72,800    € 65,391    21% This Pontiac is an exquisitely rendered hot rod based on the 1933 Four Door Sedan, being the most expensive body option for that year. The stock look has been lightly updated by smaller chrome wire wheels and beautifully repainted in a pearlescent two tine finish. Beneath the calm exterior is a running gear that is anything but. It is fitted with a Pontiac 455 with four-barrel carb, automatic transmission and flame thrower exhaust! With all this power you can ride in style as the interior has been totally refurbished in plush burgundy hides with a modern steering wheel and instrumentation. All in all, it is unquestionably a great success and not surprisingly has garnered many show awards. On exhibit here at the Museum for many years, it is offered by its private owner with the permission of the Museum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <br>
574    1976    Lincoln Mark IV 3CY89A8513853               $20,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $47,040    € 42,251    18% A true, honest piece of Tupelo history, this Lincoln has the honor of being purchased by the man himself, Elvis Presley. Intended as a gift for Police Captain Jerry Kennedy of Denver, Colorado, Presley wished to thank the man for his service providing security for his appearances in Cantwell and Pietrafeso. Documents on file clearly show the vehicle being purchased, via scanned checks and invoices, by Mr. Presley from Kumpf Lincoln-Mercury of Denver Colorado on January 14, 1976 for $13,386.  This substantial piece of American Luxury entered the collection in Tupelo early in 1995 after being bought at auction and has remained a staple part of the collection ever since. Being well taken care of for its entire life, it should come as no surprise that the vehicle presents in wonderful condition today. The pristine interior appears as though very few people have ever sat within the car, and the exterior shows equally without blemish. A representation of the King’s generosity and a fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of Elvis history (in his hometown no less,) this Lincoln Mark IV is a true piece of Americana.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    </p>

<p> All information is copyright Auto Auctions Monthly except images which are copyright of Artcurial, Bonhams, Gooding & co., Mecum, RM/ Sothebys, Russo & Steele and Worldwide Auctioneers. All figures are US$ and gross unless specifically stated. All figures are accurate in the home currency for the sale, any figures in other currencies are calculated based on the exchange rate for the date of sale accessed from FxTop.com. Percentages as given are calculated as the % below low estimate or above estimate as noted. All information given for recreational use only and cannot be personally guaranteed for accuracy by the author.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            </p>
<div class=