Icons of Speed & Style auction this weekend – VIDEO!

Each considered cultural icons of the roads and race tracks of America, this eclectic offering encompasses every aspect of American engineering, racing ingenuity and cutting edge customization and represents the owner’s enthusiasm and lifelong love of cars. In total, some 80 vehicles and several lots of period hot rod and ‘kustom kulture’ memorabilia will be presented for auction ‘without reserve’.

The auction will begin at 11am on Saturday with doors opening at 9 a.m. A full-day preview will be held on Friday, Sept. 25. For those unable to travel to the event, online and telephone bidding options are available. The auction will also stream live at www.rmauctions.com.

Auction highlights:

RACING
1961 Chevrolet “Big John Mazmanian” Corvette Racing Car   ~ Estimate: $350,000 – $450,000
This particular Corvette is the first in “Big John” Mazmanian’s series of formidable drag racing cars, equally well known for their strong runs as for their stunning finishes and impeccable detailing. They truly looked every bit as good as they ran with this example quite possibly the best of the best.

1965 Dodge A100 Pickup Truck “Little Red Wagon” ~ Estimate $200,000 – $300,000
The “Little Red Wagon” was famously campaigned by Bill “Maverick” Golden. Running the quarter-mile with the wheels up in the mid 11-second range, Golden and the truck became drag racing’s first full-time exhibition act, thrilling crowds for nearly 40 years.
This was the first stock car to exceed the coveted 200 mph barrier – a record it broke at Talladega in 1970! Legendary team owner Cotton Owens and race-winning  stock car driver Buddy Baker were responsible for the remarkable achievement in this winged super speedway contender.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona (Cotton Owens/Buddy Baker) ~ Estimate: $400,000 – $600,000

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Convertible  ~ Estimate $500,000 – $700,000
Prepared by Truppi Kling, this rare Chevelle LS6 Convertible was driven to countless victories in 1970 – 1971 by Ray Allen. A record setting Super Stock racer known for thrilling wheels-up launches, it prompted Chrysler to produce two special Superbirds to unseat Allen from his throne.

HOT RODS
1929 Ford “Silver Bullet” Roadster (Boyd Coddington)  ~ Estimate $80,000 – $120,000
Silver Bullet was the first roadster built by famed hot rod icon Boyd Coddington. Elegant and clean, it was at once trendsetting and set the course for Coddington’s future unique style and career.

1932 Ford Khougaz Lakes Roadster   ~ Estimate $250,000 – $350,000

A show quality racer built by hot rod pioneer Jim Khougaz for dry lakes competition. Considered one of the most beautiful ’32 Fords of all time.

1932 Ford “The Avenger” Five Window Coupe  ~ Estimate $200,000 – $250,000
Built in 1960 by Don Tognatti and having appeared in numerous hot rod magazines, this car has all the desirable provenance of a top-flight historic hot rod – a famous owner, a multi-carb Hemi V8 engine, drop-dead good looks and a well-documented history.

1941 Ford “Jack Stewart” Custom Coupe  ~ Estimate $80,000 – $120,000

This early, award-winning custom coupe was owned by LA Roadster Club member Jack Stewart and built by the Ayala Brothers before being finished by George Barris. It was discovered by an Ohio gentleman who fully restored it, true to Stewart’s vision, and it even retains its original interior.

CUSTOMS
1850 “Boothill Express” Custom Show Rod  ~ Estimate: $150,000 – $200,000
Based on a 1850s funeral coach, the Boothill Express is considered Ray Fahrner’s signature creation. Powered by a 426 Hemi with tall velocity stacks, it was featured in period magazines and immortalized in scale model kits.

1964 Ed Roth Road Agent ~  Estimate: $250,000 -$350,000
Utilizing an innovative power train with a Corvair engine and suspension and employing Roth’s distinctive bubble top, the futuristic Road Agent was the sixth example in the line of customs built by the legendary Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Restored by Mark Moriarty, it remains one of the most instantly recognizable icons of hot rod history and without question, one of the most important Roth designs ever.



1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car ~ Estimate: Available upon request

The radical original designed by Harry Bradley and built by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit, the famous Deora was honored with the coveted Ridler Award in 1967. The subject of numerous models, it has since been fully restored to show quality condition.

1966 Ed Roth “Druid Princess” ~ Estimate: $150,000 – $250,000
The last of Ed Roth’s show cars “Druid Princess” is a show stopping custom commissioned by ABC for the “Addams Family” before the show was cancelled and the car was completed. It was found and restored by Roth’s son Darryl and re-finished by Fritz Schenck.

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