2017 marks Leake Auction Company’s 45th year in the car auction business. Their flagship sale kicks off in Tulsa’s River Spirit Expo on Friday, June 9 and continues through Sunday, June 11. 700 lots will be showcased during the three-day event. Attendees can expect to see decades of automotive history, such as a 1916 Ford Model T, a 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, and a 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider. Broncos, corvettes, mustangs and many other collector vehicles will be displayed.
“When I look back at the auction business over the years, it is amazing how it has evolved,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “James C. Leake, Sr. started selling cars on a strip of grass in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Collectors from all over the world attended to buy specific cars for their collections. As the demand increased for a venue to sell classic cars, he moved to an indoor facility in Tulsa featuring one auction lane. We continued to expand the business to Dallas and Oklahoma City and added another auction lane.”
Sevenoaks continued, “Mr. Leake started selling cars for and to car collectors. Classic cars have become more than hobby; it’s a business. The number of classic car dealers continues to increase. Cars are now sold online and by phone, further expanding our ability to reach people and sell cars.”
Other notable vehicles include (click each link for more details):
- 1960 Porsche Cabriolet 356 B
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
- 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SEMA Resto Mod
- 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie
- 1969 Shelby Mustang GT350
- 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL
- 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RCR Series 3
- 2006 Ford GT
- 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight
In addition to an exciting line-up of vehicles and two auction lanes of action, the TV show Bidding Wars will be filming. The show airs on CBS Sports and focuses on car auctions from the buyers’, sellers’ and auction company’s points of view.
Consignors and registered bidders will receive an exclusive invitation to the party at Hard Rock Casino Hotel on June 9th. For more information about the auction, becoming a registered bidder, consigning a vehicle, visit LeakeCar.com or call 918.254.7077. Admission to the auction is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military with ID and $7 for children under 12. Online bidding will be available via IronPlanet.
Hi-resolution photos of the cars mention above may be downloaded by clicking here.
Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 by James C. Leake, Sr. as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-five years later three generations of the Leake family continue 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.
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