Early cars and motorcycles, plus parts and accessories, will headline Preston Evans' May 16-17 sale An astounding 67-year collection of early cars and motorcycles plus many car and motorcycle parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in many other categories will all be auctioned May 16-17
News-Antique.com - Apr 01,2014 - LIBERTY, S.C. – An astounding 67-year collection of early cars and motorcycles – to include a 1902 Oldsmobile Model R curved-dash runabout, a 1911 touring Cadillac, a 1920 Indian Scout and a 1942 Harley-Davidson, plus many car and motorcycle parts and accessories and antiques and collectibles in various other categories – will all be auctioned the weekend of May 16-17.
The sale represents the museum-quality lifetime collections of Remy and Betty Baker, gathered over the course of nearly seven decades and now being offered to the collecting public to enjoy. Remy was a serious collector of early, pre-1930 cars and motorcycles. Other collections included toys, magic and movie posters, arcades and vending machines, jukeboxes and home furnishings.
“We have known Remy and Betty for decades and we are honored the family has chosen us to dispose of the many special items from their home and museum,” said Preston Evans of Preston Evans Opportunities, the Newnan, Ga.-based auction firm conducting the sale, which will take place at 517 Flat Rock Road in Liberty, S.C., in northwestern South Carolina, off exit 19 of I-85.
For those unable to attend in person, internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.
The importance of automotive and motorcycle parts and accessories cannot be overstated. There will be hundreds, and for that reason they will be spread out over the two days. On Friday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m., many of these parts and accessories will be sold (some of them in boxed lots), with additional lots sprinkled throughout the day. A general preview will also start at 9 a.m.
The May 16 session not dedicated to parts and accessories will begin promptly at noon (Eastern time). Much of the day will be dedicated to other collections in what is being called a household auction. Items will include ride-on cars and cast-iron toys, primitives, antique dolls, child-size furnishings, beautiful home furnishings, stored maps and many other antiques and collectibles.
The Saturday, May 17 session has a start time of 9 a.m., and will feature Remy’s many early cars and motorcycles, plus many other other automotive and motorcycle parts and accessories that didn't come up for bid on Friday. Brass accessories for cars will be offered on Saturday morning. “It is staggering the sheer number of parts and accessories we have in this auction,” Evans said.
Other rare vehicles (in addition to the abovementioned early cars) will include 1924 Hupmobiles (Models R13 and R14), a 1921 Nash Touring Model 41, 1919 and 1921 Chevrolet 490 touring cars, a 1926 Chevrolet series V, a 1905 Armac cycle car, a 1934 three-wheel open roadster, a 1946 Midget Racer, and a 1912 Ford T truck, fully restored and with a mock-up of a calliope.
The antique motorcycles (in addition to the already named 1942 Harley Davidson and 1920 Indian Scout), will also feature a 1912 belt-drive Yale, Harley Hummers and more. As if the auction wasn’t already packed with top-shelf merchandise, Mr. Evans will personally be adding lots from his