Huge Vintage Car Collection Up For Auction
Looking to expand your collection of vintage cars?
Texas antique car collector Sam Pack, is thinning out his collection, and making 132 collectible vintage cars available at an upcoming auction. Pack, who’s entire collection numbers 473, is hoping to bring his collection down to a more manageable size, which will allow him to display the remainder of his collection in two buildings.
On Nov. 15, the Ford dealer and car collector will auction off more than a quarter of his collection at a Dallas auction. At least one of the autos has been valued at more than $1 million- a rare 425-hp 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra.
Other vehicles up for grabs include a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster, a supercharged 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code, a 1960 Edsel Ranger Convertible, a 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 S Convertible D and a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra with a polished aluminum body purchased new by Carroll Shelby.
Several concept cars will be available at the auction, including the 2005 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept pickup and the 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept. A 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 will also be auctioned, with the proceeds from this car going to charity.
“It will be a very difficult day,” said Pack. “My objective is to reduce the size of the collection to what I can display in two buildings.” He added that collecting cars “has been in my DNA from Day One. I always had a love affair with cars.”
The collection has grown from 2 cars, to nearly 500 in twelve years, spanning a wide swath across automotive history, though is focused on American autos from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s; mainly Ford and Chevrolet. Five full-time employees maintain the collection.
“If you walked our collection, you could spend time reflecting on the history of our industry and the impact these manufacturers have had on the life we live today.”
Pack is known as the man who recently paid $300,000 for the first 2015 Mustang off the line.
The Dallas-area auction will be handled by Blenheim, Ontario-based auction house RM Auctions.
By Linda Aylesworth – car-news.ca