Friday, March 25, 2011
Unusual classic car auction sparks impromptu office field trip to Merriam
It was actually a pretty fun little field trip. There were a couple dozen interesting cars on display. Some of them were really awful, but there were a few that were surprisingly incredible.
But once you went into the store, you were greeted with some really nice rides; many of which transcended this venue.
In a room full of muscle cars and hot rods, I’m surprised to say that one of my favorites was a big, old 1930 Buick Series 61 Sedan. This car was 100-percent original, and had an absolutely fantastic 81-year-old patina. The auction bulletin said “Needs Restoration,” but it would be a crime against nature to restore one hair on that car’s head. Unfortunately, a sign in the windshield said it had a cracked engine block. I don’t know if anyone could fix that one, or if you’d have to find a new block, but it would be priority one to get that unmolested piece of history back on the road while making as few changes as possible.
There really was a lot of stuff there, and we watched them spend a good five-to-ten minutes selling an oil desk lamp for $16.00. I’m not sure if I would have the patience to sit through a sale like that for very long.
Anyway, around here, you win something that you didn’t have to spend any money on, didn’t have to bid on, and don’t even have to leave your desk to receive. I submit to you below a slideshow of the most interesting cars and trucks that were being offered for sale at this unusual event. Sold!