Leake Releases Highlights of Upcoming Sale

Leake Auction Company, a Ritchie Bros. solution, will host its first auction of 2019 in Oklahoma City’s Bennett Event Center on February 22 – 23. Five hundred vehicles ranging from customs and hot rods, American muscle, exotics, classics and sports cars will be up for bid.

Among the auction’s many standout no-reserve vehicles is a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette. Painted in rare Tasco Turquoise, this convertible features a 283 V8 engine with a two-speed Powerglide transmission and white wall tires. The signature coves and leather interior are also white. The Corvette is being offered without reserve from a private collection in Texas.

“Corvettes have always been known as blue-chip collector cars, whether an NCRS award-winner or a Resto-mod,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager, New Ventures & Sectors (Collector Cars) for Ritchie Bros.

Another specialty vehicle that will be offered during the sale is a 1965 Shelby Kirkham Cobra Replica. Kirkham Motorsports began in 1994 with a simple mission: build the finest replica cars in the world. After discovering a manufacturer in Poland that previously crafted the aluminum skins onto MiG aircrafts, David Kirkham enlisted their engineers to start building the most accurate, aluminum-bodied replicas in the business. Because of their craftsmanship and expense, very few aluminum-bodied recreations have been produced. This Cobra presents an opportunity for a true collector to own an exceptional vehicle.

Other notable vehicles in the auction include (click each link for more details):

For more information about the auction, becoming a registered bidder or consigning a vehicle, visit LeakeCar.com or call +1.918.254.7077. Admission 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 by James C. Leake, Sr. and is America’s first collector car auction. The company continues to carry out the principles Mr. Leake founded the company on: quality, respect, knowledge, and loyalty to the business. Their team of industry experts provide decades of world class collector car auction knowledge. Currently Leake conducts auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and two in Dallas. In January 2018, Leake was acquired by Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company. With Ritchie Bros. online audience of 3.3 million registered bidders worldwide, Leake has the largest bidder base of any collector car auction company in the world.

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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