2009 Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction is Feb. 26 – March 1

Atlantic City – The East Coast’s largest indoor classic car show and auction will kick off in Atlantic City on February 26.

The Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction features more than 1,000 cars for sale, 600 in the auction and 500 more in car corrals and salons. At least 60,000 enthusiasts and collectors are expected to browse, buy and admire this premier collection presented by G. Potter King, February 26 – March 1, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

With the lowest buyer fees of any major auction in the country and with same-day pay for sellers, it has become a must-be-there event.

The event, in its 36th year, will run Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission will be $20/adult; $5/child under 12; 25% discount/group of 20 or more.

New this year is direct train service from Penn Station in New York City to the Atlantic City Convention Center via New Jersey Transit. The train is also a convenient option from the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Show goers can use SEPTA to link in Philadelphia with the high-speed line to Camden and then the Transit line to Atlantic City.

For online tickets, online brochure with continually updated photos of vehicles for sale, bidder pre-registration, the procedure for selling your classic car (15 years or older), hotel reservations and much more information, go to www.acclassiccars.com or call 800.227.3868 outside New Jersey, 856.573.6969 within New Jersey.

Rare roadsters and touring cars of the early 1930s as well as popular classics of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s will be auction highlights. Unusual vehicles such as a 1947 Lincoln Continental cabriolet convertible (V12), 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, 1961 Chrysler Crown Imperial convertible coupe, 1949 Packard Custom Eight convertible, 1953 Cadillac Series 62 convertible and 1941 Buick Super convertible coupe also are sure to generate interest. Cars that aren’t sold during the auction process will be available at a post-sale resale center. Bidder pre-registration, $250 before February 6 and $275 thereafter, is required.

Owners will be selling directly to the public more than 250 vehicles, including Indian and other motorcycles, in the Car Corral; ’50s, ’60s and ’70s models in the Car Canopy; specialty cars priced from $25,000 to $250,000 in the Specialty Cars; and other sought-after classics priced from $50,000 in the Car Salon.

Additionally, a Flea Market will offer hard-to-find parts and fenders, bumpers, engines and bolts. Antiques, too, will tempt attendees in booths featuring period jewelry, art, furniture and much more. 

Parking will be available at the Bernie Robbins Stadium on the Black Horse Pike and at Boardwalk Hall. For Convention Center information go to http://www.accenter.com. Check http://www.njtransit.com for train schedules.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, the auction activity will shift temporarily to the ballroom of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa as 50 “best of the best” go up for bidding.  The bidder registration fee of $150 is required. A preview will be open to the public, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., for a $10 at-the-door admission. Known as the “hottest ticket in town,” this event features automobiles valued at $100,000 to $1 million. More info is at www.acclassiccars.com/www.acclassiccars.com