"No-Reserve" Collector Cars to Cross Dealer Auctions Inc. Block at Food Lion AutoFair
Nothing grabs a car enthusiast's attention quicker than rare collector vehicles selling without a minimum bid. Dealer Auctions Inc., of Denver, N.C., will offer 20 "no-reserve" classics during a two-day sale at Charlotte Motor Speedway's April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair.
The auction on Friday and Saturday, which will feature more than 200 cars, trucks and motorcycles, is just one of the Food Lion AutoFair's special attractions. Spectators will also enjoy a street-legal Radio Flyer wagon, an assortment of "Beauties and Beasts" from American automakers, high-riding "skyscraper" sedans that roll on 30-inch custom wheels, a Legends of Drag Racing display, a collection of electric and hybrid cars and thousands of vehicles for sale or show.
Spring Speedway Collector Car Auction
The no-reserve lots cover a wide variety of automotive interests. Musclecars are represented by an Orbit Orange 1970 Pontiac GTO coupe with a 455-cid V-8, a 1972 Elkhart Green Corvette T-roof coupe with a 350-cid V-8 and a 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 with a 289-cid V-8. Truck lovers will be eager to bid on a 1959 Chevrolet Apache pickup that has been modified with a 300-horsepower 350-cid V-8 and five-speed manual transmission. A few convertibles are marked as no-reserve, including a 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood and 2003 Jaguar XK-8.
No-reserve vehicles will be offered on Saturday.
Other cars of great collector value in the two-day auction include a pair of beautifully restored Corvettes: a Roman Red 1962 fuel-injected convertible and a Riverside Red 1963 Sting Ray convertible powered by the 300-horsepower 327-cid V-8. For street rod aficionados, there is a flamed 1932 Ford three-window coupe with a Chevrolet V-8 and remote-control suicide doors. Mustang fanciers will be drawn to the 1970 Shelby GT-350 fastback with 32,000 original miles. Fin fans will crowd around the 1957 Chrysler Windsor with its 354-cid V-8 and 30,583 original miles.
The Dealer Auctions Inc. Collector Car Auction, which takes place on the speedway's concourse, is open to the public and starts Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Bidders and consignors must either register through the Dealer Auctions website at www.dlrauctions.com, or in person at the event.
Food Lion AutoFair
Hours for the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5. For more information on the four-day event, contact the speedway events department at (704) 455-3205 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.