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Auctions America will be holding its inaugural auction on August 1-3 in Burbank, Calif. and will feature more than 400 qualify collector cars with over half of them offered with no reserve.
There isn’t a particularly impressive way to write it, but then again there probably doesn’t have to be: a 25-car collection of classic Chevrolet Corvettes will go on sale in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next weekend.
The list includes cars running from1953-1969 in consecutive, uninterrupted order without a single model repeat. Owner Tony Parella is selling his collection through Auctions America in an effort to sell the entire fleet.
Among the vehicles up for auction, Parella is selling a 1953 restored to the car’s original Polo White paint with red leather interior and the original leather top (seen above).
Other especially noteworthy cars include a Greenwood Green 1967 edition with 435 hp and a 1954 Corvette (one of only four) restored to its factory black paint.
The Auction will take place March 16 through 18 where more than 500 classics, exotics and hot rods will be available for purchase including Parella’s Corvettes. The combined estimated value of the collection is between $655,000 and $1.5 million.
GALLERY: Tony Parella Corvette Collection
It’s a little rough around the edges, but this Futurliner bus represents the essence of a bygone era, specifically GM’s Parade of Progress, which during the 1940s and ’50s traveled across the country demonstrating the latest in the General’s automotive technology to consumers.
GM originally built 12 of these buses, which were 33 feet long, 11 feet high and rode on double tires at all four corners. Styling mimicked period locomotives and was designed to capture the essence of speed and streamlining, which was perceived as cutting edge at the time.
Eight of the original 12 Futurliners are known to still exist today and this one is being offered for sale by Auctions America on behalf of noted GM Motorarama car collector Joe Bortz. The bus is likely to fetch between $450,000 and $650,000 when it crosses the block at the Auburn Auction Park during the May 12-14 weekend.
“These Futurliner buses represent the largest artifacts remaining from GM’s great Motorama era and hold a significant place in American automotive history,” said Bortz
[Source: Auctions America]