Classic motorcar auction tops $1.1 million

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CANTON, Ohio — On the driving range of the historic Glenmoor Country Club, Classic Motorcar Auctions held their second annual Grande Classic antique, classic and sports car auction as a part of the 2011 Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Autos.

A total of 123 vehicles crossed the block in front of hundreds of bidders, spectators and classic car enthusiasts.

High sellers

. Top sales of the day included a rare one of 56, unrestored 1933 Marmon Sixteen LeBaron convertible sedan which sold for $172,800; an award-winning 1954 Cadillac Eldorado convertible for $108,000; and a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette for $81,540.

There was also an eclectic mix of foreign models that sold including a 1947 Austin 10 GSI, a 1954 Citroen Avant, a 1977 MG B Roadster, a 1977 Porsche 911S and a 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider.

A 1957 AMC Metropolitan sold for $16,200.

Kicking off the auction was a large selection of memorabilia including gas station equipment, petroliana signage, Coca-Cola and Pepsi advertising, dealer materials and original artwork.

Memorabilia

Highlights of the memorabilia portion of the auction included a vintage wooden telephone booth, signed original artwork by Don Getz, a two-sided Oldsmobile dealer sign, a Mobil Gas porcelain service station sign and a Sunoco “Arrow” sign.

Complete results from the sale may be viewed under the “Results” tab on the Grande Salon page of the Classic Motorcar Auctions website at www.classicmotorcarauctions.com.

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