Two "Barn Finds" of Classic Car & Memorabilia Auctions

If you follow the Classic and Collector Car market as a current owner, shopper or enthusiast, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the major supporting auctions such as Barrett Jackson, Mecum, Gooding & Co, Auctions of America, RM Southeby's, Bonham's and similar others.

Yet numerous, less known and rarely advertised auctions occur with greater frequency and in nearly every state. We were recently alerted to two such auctions and after a review of available lots, you may want to change your plans or make new ones.

The first, Heritage Auctions out of Dallas, TX (which also claims to be the World's Largest Collectable Auctioneers) will be auctioning off a large assortment of items from Knott's Berry Farm. According to the description, this is the first time in 75 years. The lots include Classic cars, posters, art and numerous items retired from daily use. We can almost assure that if you were to win one or more of these display items for your "man cave" or "she shed", it will be both unique and "one-of-one".

While some of the items have already exceeded our "discretionary budget", there are still quite a few interesting items, such as this Edison Mimeograph machine at $38,
the "Halloween Hearse" for $5,500
Built in 1965 and bought by the park from Cadillac King in 2009, it was used at Knott's Scary Farm events in 2010-2014. It was completely refurbished, with a custom paint job, turbo GM transmission, and 454 Chevy new crate engine, with more than $5,000 spent on the jacked-up suspension.
And two antique gas pumps (display only) for $360. There are 227 items in total up for bid.

Here's a video and link to the auction which is scheduled for March 31, 2017 in Buena Park, CA.

5 Day Auction in Yarmouth, IA (Iowa)
Starting Monday June 26,  this town with a total population of 78, is likely to be overrun with visitors and bidders. There is a STUNNING collection of Classic cars (250+/-) up for grabs plus nearly every kind of part (some are NIB 50 year old parts) and the entire rest of the farm.
Here's some of the descriptions from the auction site. (Auction link)

Brief collector car highlights includes… RARE ‘29 Stutz Black Hawk Sport Roadster, ‘38 Packard Type A Model 1119 Roadster, ‘40 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Convertible, ‘41 Cadillac Sedanette 2 door Fastback, ‘32 Ford Roadster, “Several” Tri Five Chevys including Nomad, Sedan Delivery and Concours Restored ‘56 2 Door Hardtop, ‘36 Ford Cabriolet Convertible, ‘36 Ford Phaeton Convertible, ‘69 Dodge Dart “Swinger” Car Craft Magazine Give Away Car,
“Several” Late 50’s and Early 60’s Impala Convertibles (Restored and Survivors including Tri Power and 4 Speed), ‘50 Cadillac 2 Door Convertible Deville Beautifully Restored and Triple Black, Approximately 2 dozen other Cadillacs including ’59 Coupe Deville, ’56 “Real Pink” Coupe Deville, etc., Tremendous Selection of Vintage Pickups and Carryalls including Chevy, Ford, Willys, REO and others, “Several” Chevrolet and RARE GMC Cameo Pickups, “Several” ‘59 El Caminos,
Other El Caminos including True ‘69 SS 396, Great Selection of Mid 60’s Galaxies and T-Birds, “Dozens” of Early Snub Nose, C.O.E.’s and Firetrucks including Mack, Selection of Motorcycles including ‘59 Harley with Side Car, ‘08 Harley Trike, ‘65 Harley Special Purpose Trike, Show Quality Restored and Survivor Cushmans, BSA and others.
As stated above, this is just a sample of what to expect. There will be 100+ convertibles, fantastic custom built and award winning restored vehicles, along with amazing “Survivor” cars. (200 vehicles stored under roof and on solid surface.) There will also be a large selection of “Fencerow” projects and parts cars.
PLUS an enormous selection of vintage car, truck and tractor parts, 200+ childs pedal cars, 100+ childs pedal tractors, 100’s of vintage toys, large selection of vintage automotive and other signs, dozens of very nice and unrestored gas pumps, several restored and unrestored antique pop machines, chest coolers, lidded totes, etc.
Also selling farm primitives, vintage lawn mowers, snow mobiles, scooters, mini bikes, early amusement park rides including antique car ride and (2) individual multi car ride on pressed steel train ride! Bob liked them all! 

So if you'll be visiting and/or bidding on any of these items, let us know about your trip, your new found "stuff" and take plenty of pictures...