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Leake sale to feature Rolland Collection

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NEWBURY PARK,Calif. _ Leake Auction Company and Heritage Auctions will present The Rolland Collection, a selection of 24 unique and custom exotics and racing cars at a special sale Dec. 9 in the Rolland Racing Museum in Newbury Park, California.

The Rolland Collection is home to a variety of collectible automobiles including Indianapolis race cars, midget race cars from the 1950s and custom hot rods. The Rolland Collection is well known among historians and collectors. During the 1950s, car enthusiast William Rolland joined the Shadoff Chrysler team to help construct one of the fastest vehicles ever built. The team set a world land speed record in their class at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. To this day, Rolland still has a passion for performance and speed, both of which are preserved in his private automobile exhibit museum established in 2010. The automobiles offered in the auction come directly from the museum’s holdings.

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Top lots include a 2001 Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge and a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The McLaren was built as a collaboration between the multiple world championship-winning Formula 1 team and legendary auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz AMG. With a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of over 205 mph, the SLR is an icon of super car world.

Rolland’s collection offers speedsters, such as a 1933 Ford Alloway and a 2006 GDT Speedster and an extraordinary selection of hot rods and roadsters including a 1920 Ford Model T-Bucket and a 1932 Ford Custom Roadster in a striking purple finish.

A collector’s class of six midget racers including a 1947 Hillegass, signed by racing legends Mario Andretti and Tony Stewart, a 1950 Kurtis-Kraft raced by Tommy Caruso and rare, 1972 Quarter Midget Dirt Track Car will cross the auction block.

A unique collection of Indy race cars features a 2000 Dallara, driven by Mark Dismore and completed in all nine races of the 2000 Northern Light Series as well as a second 2000 Dallara, driven by Scott Sharp in all nine races of the 2000 Northern Light Series. The selection also includes a 1997 Dallara with an Energizer Body, a 1980 Grant King Race Car that was driven by Jim McElreath in the Indy 500 in 1979 and 1980 and a 2004 Lola B020/00 Cosworth XFE.

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