Hot Rods, Customs & Show Trucks Top Consignment List for Auction
Leake Auction Company and Dan Kruse Classics present their annual
San Antonio collector car show & auction April 8-9
TULSA, Okla. (March 18, 2011) — Hot rods and customs will rev up the third annual Leake-Dan Kruse Classics Collector Car Show & Auction slated for April 8-9 in San Antonio at the Freeman Coliseum. Attendees will see a variety of hot rods, including a black 1932 Ford Roadster with flames on the exterior, a 1939 Willys Street Rod Pickup and a 1934 Ford 3-window street rod coupe. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military personnel with an ID and $7 for children. Doors open at 9 am daily and the auction begins at noon on Friday and 10 am on Saturday.
The event will feature 300 vehicles including Cadillacs, Corvettes, Camaros, Shelbys, Mopars, Thunderbirds and other vintage, collector, muscle and specialty cars. Thousands of car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts are expected to attend.
“This is our break through year in San Antonio,” stated Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “After three years of conducting auctions here, the community has really embraced us. We are excited to bring another thrilling auction to San Antonio. Our line-up this year is one of the best we have seen in San Antonio with the abundance of hot rods, customs and the 1966 Shelby GT350 barn find.”
Unrestored and untouched for 20 years, the 1966 Shelby GT350 is a true barn find. Out of the 1003 produced for Hertz, only 50 Shelbys were painted red and only a few of those had the LeMans stripes. It is equipped with Hertz Special wheels, Hertz special order brake booster and radio. The radio was installed at the dealership in late 1966. Research indicates that it is a numbers matching car. “Shelbys will always be a great investment because they are always in demand,” Sevenoaks added.
A 1963 Thunderbird limited edition Landau will also be featured. It has been reported that Princess Grace of Monaco was consulted on the final color scheme. She selected Rose Beige and Corinthian White because it resembled the colors in Monaco’s flag. Only 2000 of these cars were ever manufactured. Ford gave the first car from this limited production to Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.
For a complete list of vehicles consigned to this auction, visit www.leakecar.com.
Leake Auction Company was established in 1964 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later the auction company has sold more than 33,000 cars. Leake Auction Company currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
With over 40 years in the car auction business, Dan Kruse Classics operates four auctions year, two in the San Antonio Hill country area, one in Salt Lake City, Utah and one in San Jose, California.
For media only: hi-resolution photos of any of our consigned cars are available upon request.