On Saturday, March 18 & 19 the Cleveland I-X Center was filled with the chant of an auctioneer as the KIKO Classic Car Team held their Spring Classic Car & Memorabilia Auction. More than 1,000 bidders, sellers, and curious classic car buffs attended the two auctions that took place in conjunction with the 45th annual Cleveland Auto-Rama.
The much anticipated KIKO Spring Classic Collector Vehicle Auction offered bidders a wide variety, everything from a 1901 Rollsmobile, 1931 Ford Roadster Convertible Pick-Up, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, 1921 White 1911 Truck, 1957 Ford Fairlane, to an international award winning 1956 Ford Thunderbird. The Spring Auction attracted a lot of attention Heather Marks, marketing manager, stated, “This year we received inquires and bidders from all over the world. The response to Classic Car Auctions happening right here in Ohio has been tremendous. Ohio is one of the leading title states for classic vehicles, so it only makes sense our auctions would have a tremendous response by our home state, but the response from the international community has been just as strong! We have registered bidders in Norway and arranged shipping to Australia, no longer does selling your vehicle in Ohio mean you are limited to just local buyers. We invite the world!”
The highlights of the auction were the 1956 Ford Thunderbird that featured both a convertible top and a hard top (Lot #207) that brought a final price of $73,700 and the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette that also featured a convertible top and a hard top (Lot #206) that brought a final price of $58,850. Bruce Peoples, Kiko’s Classic Car Specialist stated, “The owner of the 1959 Chevrolet Crovette of Southern Ohio entrusted The Kiko Classic Car Auction Team to sell his vehicle at Absolute Auction, and was pleased at the outcome, as well as, the final price, which was higher than the last 10 corvettes of this caliber sold at major classic car auctions.”
The memorabilia auction all came from one man’s 50 year collection and included gas pumps, oilers, signs, a collection of pedal vehicles, and misc. automotive memorabilia. Most of the memorabilia had been restored. Highlights of Friday night included a Cities Service gas pump (Lot #147) that sold for $2,310 and a Texaco Sky Chief gas pump (Lot #129) that sold for $1,705. While many of the items that sold were unique and interesting the vast collection of pedal vehicles received attention from all over the United States. Some of the highlights of the pedal vehicles that were sold were the 1960’s Murray Atomic Missile Airplane Pedal vehicle (Lot #169) that sold for $770 and the Custom Handcrafted Pedal Airplane that was one of a kind (Lot #168) that sold for $687.
KIKO will return to Canfield, OH for their Summer Classic Car and Project Car Auction on July 16, 2011. This will again be held in conjunction with the Dave & Ed’s Super Auto Event at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Marks stated, “We are looking forward to being with Dave & Ed’s again this summer. We had a great line up of vehicles last year and this year we are looking forward to the addition of project cars that will be a part of the auction.”
KIKO Auctioneers has built their 66-year reputation and success right here in Ohio, conducting more than 1,000 auctions each year for owners of real estate or personal property. Kiko’s attributes its success to executing only absolute, no reserve auctions, the standard practice of the most renowned auto auctioneers in the country. To learn more about KIKO Classic Car Auctions, please visit KikoClassicCars.com or contact one of Kiko’s professional Classic Car Team Members at 1-800-533-5456.
March19TBird: 1956 Ford Thunderbird – 2010 Gold Medallion Award Winner at CTCI International Convention sold for $73,700 at the KIKO Spring Classic Car Auction.
March19Vette: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette sold for $58,850 at the KIKO Spring Classic Car Auction.