1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback

1969 Shelby GT500 to be sold without reserve

Leake Auction Company’s three-day auction will be held at Dallas Market Hall, November 15 – 17

TULSA, OK (October 9, 2018) – Leake Auction Company, a Ritchie Bros. solution, will host its final auction of 2018, at Dallas Market Hall, on November 15 – 17. Car enthusiasts can expect to see decades of automotive history during the three-day sale, such as Model A’s, Broncos, Corvettes, Mustangs, Thunderbirds and more.

One of the big highlights of the Dallas auction is a 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback being sold without reserve on Saturday, November 17. The royal maroon Fastback features a 428 cobra jet V8 engine with a four-speed manual transmission. It is listed in the Shelby Registry and has a Marti Report.

“Our November Dallas auction is consistently strong, and as the line-up has continued to evolve over the past several weeks, we anticipate a strong sale to close out 2018,” said Richard Sevenoaks, General Manager of Leake Auction Company. “Now that we are integrated with Ritchie Bros., we have opened the door to 3.3 million online registered bidders in 155 countries. This expands our reach and positions us to have the largest bidder base in the collector car industry.”

Another rare automobile offered during the sale is a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88. One of only 80 1968 L88s built, this Corvette has the original, factory-build sheet still glued to the gas tank. It is equipped with a period-correct drivetrain with a M22 Rock Crusher four-speed, 3.70 rear end, featuring a 427/430hp L88 engine. The Corvette has been professionally repainted to the original white and is the beneficiary of a rebuilt engine. Other features include: the original red leather interior, factory radio delete and removable back window. It was an award-winner at the Indianapolis World of Wheels in 1978—the only show in which the car competed.

“The L88s have been in demand over the last couple of decades, domestically and internationally,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager, New Ventures & Sectors (Collector Cars) for Ritchie Bros. “This particular car is special because it is a documented three-owner car, with the tank sticker still in place, and under 25,000 documented miles. It has been repainted to its original color and is being offered now in its original color combination of white/red interior. We are very excited and proud to offer this special 1968 L88 coupe.”

Other notable vehicles in the auction include (click each link for more details):
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected
2005 Ford GT
1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible

For more information about the auction, becoming a registered bidder or consigning a vehicle, visit LeakeCar.com or call +1.918.254.7077. Admission to the Thursday auction is $10; admission for Friday thru Saturday is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and military with ID; and $7 for children under 12. Visit LeakeCar.com for auction start times. Online bidding will be available via IronPlanet.com.

High-resolution photos of the cars mentioned above may be downloaded by clicking here. The complete lineup of vehicles may be viewed at LeakeCar.com.

About Leake Auction Company:
Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 by James C. Leake, Sr. as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-six years later, the company continues to carry out the principles Mr. Leake founded the company on: quality, respect and loyalty to the business. Currently Leake conducts four auctions a year in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and two in Dallas. In January 2018, Leake was acquired by Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company.

About Ritchie Bros.:
Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a multitude of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company’s selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing its exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, an online marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus, a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The company also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, Kruse Energy Auctioneers, and Cat® auctions, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services. For more information about the unprecedented choice provided by Ritchie Bros., visit RitchieBros.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Tetley
Communications Director
Leake Auction Company


Ian Malinski
Media Relations Manager
Ritchie Bros.

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