1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Curtis Turner USAC racecar
Akron, Ohio – June 9, 2009 — Classic Motorcar Auctions is pleased to announce the Ohio Summer Classic Car Auction will be held August 29 and 30 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, Ohio.

This auction, the first classic/collectible event of its kind held in Ohio, will boast more than 250 classic vehicles ranging from Model Ts to the cars of the ’60s and ’70s. Classic cars already consigned include vintage Mercedes, Jaguars, Cadillacs, Packards and Pierce-Arrows. This is a landmark event for Ohio and the classic car hobby. Public classic car consignment auctions of this caliber (common to venues such as Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Pebble Beach, London and Toronto) were previously banned in Ohio. Classic Motorcar Auctions is delighted to bring the excitement of a nationally significant high end classic car auction to Ohio.

“It will be exciting to have a classic car sale of this magnitude in Northern Ohio. It will be much like what you have seen on national television,” said Bob Lichty, President of Classic Motorcar Auctions. He continued, “To be able to bring buyer and seller together in our area is phenomenal.”

Spotlighting the fabulous fifties is one of the feature cars, a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible. Having completed a frame-up restoration, the car is finished in stunning Rio red with a coordinating tri-tone (gray/black/red) interior. It is powered by the desirable 348 cubic inch V8 engine (250hp) with 4-barrel carburetor. The car includes many luxury extras of the era including power steering, power brakes, dual antennas, fender skirts and chrome side ports.

Classic Motorcar Auctions is also featuring an ultra-rare 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 2 door hardtop Curtis Turner USAC racecar. The car is fueled by the powerful professionally built and tested 427 cubic inch side oiler V8 developing over 460 horsepower backed by a 4-speed racing transmission. The car is completely race ready and includes Holman-Moody suspension, full roll cage, extra racing wheels and authentic racing helmet. The car has raced in the vintage NASCAR exhibition circuit at several tracks including Daytona, Charlotte, Darlington, and New Hampshire.

Classic car market conditions have improved over the past several months. In many ways classic automobiles parallel market trends for tangible investments such as precious metals, art, and antiques. The likelihood of further inflation as our country rebounds from the recession ensures that collector car values will continue to rise.

Additionally the auction will offer a large assortment of automobilia to open the sale each day. Expect to find your favorites including tin signs, toys, petrolania, antique gas pumps and the like. For information on how to consign your special item or to bid, please call Classic Motorcar Auctions toll free at 1.866.653.8900.

For more information on consigning your classic vehicle (1983 and older) or bidding at the auction, please visit www.classicmotorcarauctions.com or call Classic Motorcar Auctions toll free 1.866.653.8900. Participants are encouraged to act soon, space is limited!

Due to our rich pocket of car enthusiasts in this area, many vendors in the classic car hobby, both locally and nationally, will be on hand to display and demonstrate their wares. And, in addition to classic car related businesses, lifestyle vendors including art, jewelry, and fashion will also be on hand.

The Ohio Summer Classic Car Auction weekend opens to the public both Saturday and Sunday (August 29 and 30) at 9am for your previewing, with the memorabilia auction beginning at 11am and classic cars at noon. Spectator admission will be $15 Saturday, $20 for a weekend pass or $10 for Sunday only. Free parking is available on the street or adjoining parking deck after 5pm Friday through the weekend.

For additional information please contact Bob Lichty or Megan Boyd at Classic Motorcar Auctions by phone 330.453.8900 or email [email protected].

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