2013 Fall Auction
300 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
COINCIDING WITH THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OFAMERICAN GRAFFITI—THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC CAR FLICK STARRING CLASSIC MUSCLE CARS—WITHERELLS AUCTION HOUSE WILL HOLD AN UNPRECEDENTED SALE ON iGAVELAUCTIONS.COM OF MORE THAN 100 ICONIC MUSCLE CARS
OCTOBER 15-29, 2013.
New York: With the aim of re-awakening the nostalgia that American Graffiti spawned for classic cars when it was released 40 years ago this autumn, Witherell’s Auction House is holding an extraordinary sale of more than 100 revered muscle cars from the American Graffiti era. The sale starts on October 15 on iGavelAuctions.com and runs through October 29, 2013.
Predicts Brian Witherells of the eponymous Sacramento-based auction house, the vintage cars will drive sales towards the half-million-dollar-mark. The cars are to be displayed on the property of Ward and Rose Gandy in Redding, California, straight north of Modesto, California, where American Graffiti was filmed in the summer of 1972.
“This is the sort of sale that sets hearts racing,” says Witherells. “Because of the wide-spread affection and admiration for American car culture of the mid-20th-century, we expect to see buyers beyond the traditional circle of auto enthusiasts, and we can’t wait to wave the green flag get this unique sale started on October 15.”
The unreserved auction features nearly 100 classic cars from the 1930s through the ’60s, along with a panoply of 400 classic automobile parts.
Among the highlights are:
- A 1957 300C Chrysler Hardtop Coupe; estimate: $30,000-40,000
- A 1960 Cadillac Convertible series 62; estimate: $20,000-30,000
- A 1939 Willys “Gasser” 4-door sedan with a 392 HEMI V-8; estimate: $10,000-15,000
- A 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Newport; estimate: $10,000-15,000
The cars were collected by retired septuagenarian Ward Gandy, who established a successful accounting firm in hometown of Redding and began collecting muscle cars about 30 years ago.