When I think of country singers, I think of beat up pickups and maybe an old Cadillac with bull horns bolted to the hood (not that there's anything wrong with that). But a Classic-era ride? I never would have believed it until I received this e-mail this morning...
Toby Keith’s 1930 Lincoln to Highlight Oklahoma City Auction
The Lincoln will be auctioned at the Kruse-Leake Auction, February 20-21 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Cox Pavilion
TULSA, Okla. (Feb. 11, 2009) — The 25th Annual Kruse-Leake Collector Car Show and Auction will take place February 20-21 in the Cox Pavilion on the OKC Fairgrounds. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Doors open at 9am daily. 400 cars are expected.
“The 2008 Kruse-Leake Auction in OKC was a huge success,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “We had record-breaking attendance and our Friday sales percentage was an astounding 75 percent. Our sales in OKC totaled $4.2 million with total bids of $7.1 million. Our top selling car in the 2008 auction was a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 which sold at a record price of $216,000.”
An exciting addition to the Oklahoma City auction will be a 1930 Lincoln Model L owned by country music star Toby Keith. This is a designated Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) car. The Model L features the original Henry Leland designed engine. Notable elements include a rumble seat, golf bag/luggage door, dual side mounted spares, opening windshield, chrome dashboard and an instrument panel with a Seth Thomas clock. The sale will also include an autographed life-sized sign of Toby Keith as well as four tickets and backstage passes to the concert of the buyer’s choice during the 2009 concert season.
For street rod fans, the 1933 “Screaming Kat” was created by Rick Dore, a noted Street Rod Builder. It is a Ford, 3-window coupe with heavily chromed features. The coupe features Rats glass body, TCI Stage 4 performance 350 CI Chevy engine, three chromed 2 bbl Rochester carbs, handmade steering wheel and door panel arches. This coupe won many awards while on the street car show circuit. The owner had it on display in his museum in Houston for several years.
Cars are currently being accepted for consignment in the auction. Visit LeakeCar.com and click on the “Consign a Car” link. Fill out the preliminary entry form and a representative from Leake Auction will contact you. You may also call Leake Auction Company at 1-800-722-9942.
UPDATE: Toby Keith’s 1930 Lincoln sold to a Texas collector for $89,640, according to Richard Sevenoaks.