18 Oct 2011

Vintage vehicles on the auction block in Edmonton

One of the world's leading auction houses is selling some highly sought-after vintage vehicles to the highest bidder.

Ricthie Bros. Auctioneers, which is generally known for selling industrial goods, is holding a vintage vehicle auction for the public,scheduled to be held in Edmonton on October 26 and 27. Approximately 4,000 items will be sold altogether, including 35 automobiles and 140 pickup trucks.

But what is sure to garner the attention of car enthusiasts are the vintage vehicles that will be on hand, including a 1929 Chevrolet, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible, a 1973 Cadillac Coupe Deville and a 1975 Cadillac Eldorado.

According to Jim Rotlisberger, regional manager for the auction house, approximately 2,500 automobiles have been sold in Edmonton since 2010 and 16,000 worldwide.

"With no minimum bids or reserve prices, buyers set the prices they want to pay for these items while having a range of vehicles to choose from," said Rotlisberger.

While the cars far sale could be driven, their age makes them an ideal collector's item. Jiffy Self Storage have units large enough to hold vehicles of varying sizes.

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