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 |  Sep 05 2010, 9:24 AM

Classic cars are one thing, but there’s also a healthy interest in vintage commercial and military vehicles. Those drawn to the latter will have a unique opportunity on September 17 and 18 when the Leake Auction Company puts some up for sale during it’s annual event at the Houston Reliant Center. The vehicles, all drawn from a private collection, include a 1928 Chevrolet Fire pumper (shown) a Ford TT Texaco Fuel delivery truck; a Diamond T Shell tanker truck and a Delta Force military attack vehicle.

However, for those whose tastes lean toward something smaller, there will be plenty of classic autos crossing the block, including a 1965 Mustang 2+2′ a 1969 Shelby GT500; a 1960 Corvette roadster (a former NCRS Top Flight winner) and a 1964 Sting Ray. Although despite the state of economy, Leake Auctions expects a fairly healthy number of buyers.

“Houston is a prime market for a car auction. As the fourth largest city in the United States, there are many car collectors in the area, says Richard Sevenoaks; President of Leake Auctions. “Houston has weathered the economic tide better than most cities and with the fluctuation in the stock market and low rates being paid on CDs and savings, more people are investing in cars. Collecting cars remains a solid investment. We anticipate a successful auction.”

[Source Leake Auctions]