Kiko classic car auction is a success


n CLEVELAND — The Kiko classic car team held its Spring Classic Car & Memorabilia Auction March 18-19 at the Cleveland I-X Center. 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 Kiko Spring Classic Collector Vehicle Auction offered bidders a wide variety — including a 1901 Rollsmobile, 1931 Ford Roadster convertible pickup, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette to a 1921 White 1911 Truck, a 1957 Ford Fairlane and an international-award-winning 1956 Ford Thunderbird.

Top sellers

The highlights of the auction were the 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which featured both a convertible top and a hard top and brought a final price of $73,700 and the 1959 Chevrolet Corvette, which also featured a convertible top and a hard top and brought a final price of $58,850.

The memorabilia auction all came from one man’s 50 year collection and included gas pumps, oilers, signs, a collection of pedal vehicles and miscellaneous automotive memorabilia. Most of the memorabilia had been restored.

Highlights of Friday night included a Cities Service gas pump that sold for $2,310 and a Texaco Sky Chief gas pump that sold for $1,705.

Pedal cars

While many of the items that sold were unique and interesting the vast collection of pedal vehicles received attention from all over the U.S. Highlights of the pedal vehicles that were sold were the 1960s Murray Atomic Missile Airplane pedal vehicle that sold for $770 and the Custom Handcrafted Pedal Airplane that was one of a kind that sold for $687.

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