Would love to have that 1964 Mercury Marauder, but being on the East Coast makes bidding/buying somewhat difficult. Anyhoo, the buyers will surely be getting some really nice cars from this amazing collection.
I was a native of St. Louis Mo and at age 30 got sent to No. Dakota by GM to represent Oldsmobile and contact the Oldsmobile dealers. I thought I was being sent to Siberia. When landing for the first time on Northwest Orient I could see the whole town (Bismarck) from one side of the plane from one window and was ready to fly back to St. Louis. Well in a week I loved it - the topography and the people - all so friendly, different, and real. For my five short years I ordered my own company cars once a month as our mileage restrictions were 3,000 miles (which only took a month up there where many dealers were 100 miles apart). Usually I could order what I wanted which were always over loaded option wise and were top model Cutlass Supremes, Ninetyeights, and Toronadoes. I've been gone 45 years and followed all auctions and never have I seen any old Oldsmobiles which may have been one of my company cars come up for sale but when and if I do I will chase it down and hopefully reacquire it again. Your articles are outstanding.
Jeff Peek would it have been so hard to include whether it is a no reserve auction!!! You promoting someone to go there to find out there is a reserve on the car one intends on bidding only to find out there is a reserve on it just plain SUCKS. I reread the column and the auctioneer site and found no reference to no reserve!!!!!!!!!
It would be so hard to say goodbye to the accumulation and memories that at some time we will all experience, hopefully not till death. I am such a car guy, "used to starve myself when younger just to save up for performance upgrades" that I would hold onto almost everything, if not for myself for dad. Maybe they need the revenue or no children or grandchildren have the enthusiasm that Neil has. Still if financials are not the reason I would keep everything as is for as long as dad lives so that he could still visit his yesteryear and relive the memories he made while collecting throughout his life.
It is always great to see old cars ,somehow today we put a premium on horsepower and good paint jobs an seem to forget how we got where we came from. I only wish I could visit this farm before these cars are scattered around. I have to believe their new owners will enjoy them as much as the past owners did. thanks for a quick walk in the past.