Leake does $11.8 million at Tulsa sale
By Larry Edsall
Leake Auction Company's annual Tulsa sale did $11.8 million -- a 41-percent increase compared to the 2012 event -- and posted a 68-percent sell-through rate.
The high-dollar sale was $143,000 for a 1937 Packard closed touring retro rod (see photo below). Other cars selling for $100,000 or more included a 1931 Cadillac Series 370-A ($137,500), a 1969 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro ($135,000), a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL ($121,000), a 1931 Lincoln Model L ($108,900) and a 1969 Shelby GT500 fastback ($102,300).
Nearly 700 cars crossed the block, which had two lanes of action.
"We hit a home run in Tulsa this year," said Richard Sevenoaks, Leake president. "We deeply appreciate the confidence our consignors have entrusted in us to sell their vehicles. Many new buyers joined us this year."
Bonhams' Banbury sale hits $2.36 million
Bonhams' sale of Collectors' Motorcycles and Motor cars, held in conjunction with the Vintage Motor Cycle Club's Banbury Run, totaled $2.36 million.
A 1928 AJS 349cc K7 that had been in storage since the 1960s sold for nearly $17,000, which was more than 10 times the pre-auction estimate, while an incomplete 1951 Norton 490cc ES2/International stored since the 1970s went for more than $11,000, considerably better than its $1,500 pre-auction estimate.
The top sale among motorcycles was nearly $22,000 for a 1907 NSU 460cc that had been on display at the Dover Transport Museum. A 1939 Ariel 995cc Model 4G "Square Four" brought nearly $21,000.
The automobile portion of the auction featured 19 cares from the Leven Collection, with a trio of E-type Jaguars bringing a combined $210,000. The high sale was $210,000 for a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 sports saloon.
A 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 convertible originally owned by Sarah, Duchess of York, sold for $21,730.
Mark your calendar...
June 20-22 -- Russo and Steele auction, Newport Beach, California
June 22 -- Bullitt 45th anniversary car show, Blackhawk Automobile Museum, Danville, California
June 23 -- Dana Point concours d'elegance, Dana Point, California
June 29 -- Mecum Auctions at Bloomington Gold, Champaign, Illinois
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