The Orange County Register’s Susan Carpenter reports that the Orange County, California, District Attorney’s office has been tasked with auctioning some 69 classic cars and trucks that are part of the estate of Gerald Willets, deceased. Identified in the article are a 1932 Radio Flyer Model A Ford, 1920s Ford Roadster, Chevy 3100, Chevy 6400, Chevy Thriftmaster, 1960 Ford F100, 1949 Ford Convertible, several VW buses, several Mercedes 190 D’s, and a “truck with wooden wheels and a crank starter that reads ‘1918 (?) Ford pickup.’” The auction is expected to occur in the coming weeks, in early to mid-May 2015, according to CBS affiliate KCAL9. For further information, contact the DA’s office at <ClassicCarAuction@da.ocgov.com>, and review the Orange County Register article and the KCAL9 story.
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The 2015 Amelia Island Auctions took place last week. Ferrari’s topped the charts for RM Sotheby’s and Gooding & Co., while a Cord led the way at Bonhams inaugural auction. More specifically, that was a 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car, featuring coachwork by Murphy, that fetched $1.76 million from a U.S. collector at Bonhams. The Bonhams auction posted a number of world records for specific makes and models, including a 1981 BMW M1 Coupe at $605,000, a 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Coupe at $415,800, and a 1980 Ferrari 512 BB at $359,700.
Meanwhile, a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina brought nearly $6.4 million at RM Sotheby’s auction. And a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 topped the Gooding auction at $3.3 million.