RM Auctions flexes some muscle at the Classic Muscle & Modern Performance in San Diego
Twenty-seven Pontiacs, including 17 GTOs, 26 Corvettes, seven Chevelles, six Mustangs, five 442 Convertibles and three Camaro Z/28s, along with an impressive assortment of late-model AMG Mercedes-Benz, M-Power BMWs and a Ford GT will be on hand as the Classic Muscle & Modern Performance auction opens its doors on June 19, 2010 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Admission to the display of muscle is granted with the purchase of the official auction catalog for $80.
Along with the extraordinary vehicles from a private Southern California collection that will be on hand at the no reserve auction being held by none other than RM Auctions are vehicles from the personal collection of the ’Godfather of the GTO’, Jim Wangers. The ’ad man’ for Pontiac will serve up four muscle cars for this outstanding collection of muscle cars. Two of the cars will be the 1969 Firebird Trans Am, and a virtually new 1979 Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Special Edition, driven by Kid Rock in the hit comedy film Joe Dirt.
Originally there were only 80 muscle cars up for grabs, but since then, that number has jumped to over 100 vehicles available for purchase at this one day event.
If you don’t live in the San Diego area, don’t worry, RM Auctions will be taking written bids (submitted one week prior), telephone bids (registration required), and internet bids (registration required).
Press release after the jump.
With the first day of summer fast approaching, muscle car fever is set to hit Southern California as RM Auctions drops the hammer on a stellar selection of Detroit muscle and modern performance vehicles during a single-day auction in San Diego, CA.
Having captured the attention of muscle car enthusiasts worldwide, the June 19 sale presents over 100 vehicles ’without reserve’, many from a private Southern California collection. Considered one of America’s premier muscle car collections, it spans a variety of iconic American muscle along with modern performance vehicles.
In total, the single-day sale will offer some 27 Pontiacs, including 17 GTOs, 26 Corvettes, seven Chevelles, six Mustangs, five 442 Convertibles and three Camaro Z/28s, along with an impressive assortment of late-model AMG Mercedes-Benz, M-Power BMWs and a Ford GT.
"It is a privilege to be the auction house of choice in the sale of this outstanding assemblage of cars," says Ian Kelleher, President and COO, RM Auctions. "The offering features some of the most desirable big- and small-block machines we have ever had the pleasure of offering, presenting an exciting range of ownership opportunities for muscle car enthusiasts."
The sale has recently expanded to include a series of cars from the personal collection of the renowned ’Godfather of the GTO’, Jim Wangers. A lifelong enthusiast, Wangers is well-known in the automotive world as the legendary ’ad man’ for Pontiac and the marketer behind America’s original muscle car, the unmistakable and iconic Pontiac GTO, along with several other Pontiac specialty cars. An all-powerful 1969 Firebird Trans Am, and a virtually new 1979 Firebird Trans Am 10th Anniversary Special Edition, driven by Kid Rock in the hit comedy film Joe Dirt, are two of four cars consigned from Jim Wangers’ anniversary Trans Am collection.
"It is both an honor and privilege to be part of RM’s upcoming event in San Diego," says Jim Wangers. "I am proud to have my personal collection of Pontiac Trans Ams — Trans Ams from each of the milestone anniversary years starting from 1969 — as part of this exciting auction."
Classic Muscle & Modern Performance will be held at San Diego’s Town & Country Resort and Convention Center on June 19, 2010. For full details visit www.rmauctions.com or call +1 519 352 4575.