Thanksgiving will be coming early this year for Kiwi-based American car fans as Turners Auctions holds an American Muscle Car Auction in Whangarei next Saturday the 20th November.
By definition a muscle car is: A product of the American car industry adhering to the hot rodder’s philosophy of taking a small car and putting a BIG engine in it and Turners has 29 of the finest examples up for grabs.
The cars going under the hammer are part of a deceased estate and 10 per cent of the auction proceeds will go to the local hospice North Haven Hospice Society INC where the owner was cared for before he passed away.
The vehicles being auctioned include a 1986 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition, 1975 AMC Matador, 1975 Cadillac EI Dorado Convertible and a number of Pontiac Trans Ams.
“This is a formidable collection of classic American automobiles including a number of sought after models that rarely come up for sale. Anyone with a true appreciation for American automotive history should find something here to their liking,” says Graham Roberts, Chief Executive of Turners Auctions.
Fans of the American television series Dukes of Hazzard will be able to relive the glory days with two AMC Matadors, similar to the Hazzard County police cars used in the series, going under the hammer. Those who fancy themselves as a bit of a Boss Hog, the corrupt County Commissioner, should also check out the four Cadillac De Ville vehicles for sale.
Rounding out the collection are two slightly more refined vehicles, a 1974 Jaguar XJ6E and a 1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
The auction will commence at 1pm on Saturday 20th November at Turners Whangarei, located at 13 Dyer Street. The auction will also be broadcast via Turners Live, a real time web auction facility allowing bidders from around New Zealand and the rest of the world to participate in the action, bidding against other floor and online bidders.
For more information about the cars up for auction an online catalogue — is available at www.turners.co.nz