Like anything automotive, car auctions mean different things to different people. Some go to dream, others go to fulfill their dreams, some are looking for project ideas, while others are just looking to pass an afternoon. The RM Auctions Fawcett Movie Cars event had something for all of these enthusiasts. This event was quite literally a field of dreams.
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Like most dreams, it is actually hard to convey in words how special this weekend really was. First of all, it was huge. A good portion of a farm was covered in cars of all vintages, in all different states of repair from show star to field car. The movie cars were everywhere, from stars like the paddy wagon from Chicago, to a myriad of police cars and taxi cabs. The every day stand in cars were in abundance too. Personally, I’m a little sad I didn’t bid in the straight and solid 65 sprite basket case. It would have made a killer base for a race car project.
There was so much to see that we actually didn’t spend too much time in the auction tent. What time we did spend showed some great deals. A 72 Grabber edition Maverick went for about $9000. Another 65 Sprite, this one in showroom condition has been in Fawcett’s collection for years. A few years ago they tried to sell it for $12,000 and got no takers, but yesterday it sold for only $5750. There was a show winner 1918 LaFrance Tourer that went for the bargain price of about 16 grand. There were tons of cars from the 30’s through the 50’s that went for under $6000. A bargain hunter’s dream indeed.
Enough words now, check out the largest photo gallery we’ve ever published, no fewer that 331 shots!