Automotive Oasis: Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction

East Coast residents are weary of a hard winter, so a great place to
enjoy a break is at the Feb. 26-28 classic car show and auction at the
Atlantic City Convention Center.

Only a peek at the calendar and a pinch of reality reveals it’s actually February and attendees are in New Jersey during the snowiest part of the year.

The oasis from winter takes place inside the Atlantic City Convention Center where hundreds of cars and tens of thousands of hobbyists congregate for what’s billed as the “East Coast’s largest classic car show and auction,” to be held Feb. 26-28.

It’s hard to deny that claim, with more than 600 cars ready to run across the auction block and another 500 in the event’s car corral and salons.

This year’s show opens at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 26-27, with the auction tipping off at 10 a.m. and running until 9 p.m. On Feb. 28, the show opens at 9 a.m. and the auction follows at 11 a.m., running until 5 p.m.

The Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction is also buyer-friendly, claiming the lowest buyer fees in the country and same-day pay for sellers. Up for bids at this year’s sale are notable cars such as a 1936 Ford phaeton, wood-bodied 1946 Mercury station wagon, 1948 Bentley Mark VI, a pair of 1958 Impala and 1966 Corvette convertibles, 1970 Pontiac GTO “The Judge” and many others, including street rods and hot rods.

In addition to organizer G. Potter King’s collector car show and auction, a select number of significant cars are set aside for the special Classics at the Borgata event, held in the ballroom of the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Feb. 26. This sale kicks off with a preview from 3-5 p.m, a cocktail party from 6-7:30 p.m., then promptly jumps into the auction portion. This auction is limited to 50 vehicles deemed “the best of the best,” and includes impressive automobiles such as a 1938 Packard Darrin roadster, 1931 Pierce-Arrow convertible coupe, 1948 Lincoln convertible coupe, 1955 Packard Caribbean convertible, 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz and the Hurst-prepared 1968 Plymouth Super Stock Hemi Barracuda originally raced by Dennis Erickson for Park Chrysler-Plymouth. These highly coveted cars are just a few of the first-class machines scheduled to cross the block.

To cure the winter blues with a visit to the Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction, call 800-227-3868, or go to www.acclassiccars.com. It will be the only time you need a/c in AC in February.

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