BUCKLEY, Washington (August 4, 2015) — A restored 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible that once graced the cover of the DuPont Registry will headline a September 19 live auction that also includes a 1946-model airplane, motorcycles, antique tractors and other items, as auctioneer Chuck Yarbro takes on the challenge of selling a wide range of assets for a Buckley area couple.
“This auto would be the crown jewel in any collection, with 14,500 original miles and every option that was available in 1957 except for air conditioning,” said Yarbro. “It has been professionally restored to exceed original expectations and was last appraised in 2008 at $185,000.”
The airplane is a 1946 Aronca 7AC Champ. “This airplane was completely restored in 2009, but with more modern materials and instruments, as well as auxiliary fuel tanks that expand its range to 5 ½ hours. It’s only been flown 150 hours since then. It’s also LSA qualified, which means it can be flown without an FAA medical exam,” said Yarbro.
Also selling in the live/simulcast auction will be two 2001 Harley Davidson Softtail Springers, as well as four vintage tractors, firearms and other items. The live auction will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 23114 Connells Prairie Road, Buckley. The auction will be simulcast so that bidders may also watch online and bid via the Internet by prior arrangement.
“Bob and Nia Collins, who are seeking to simplify their lives, asked us to sell an amazingly diverse group of assets, and this called for different approaches. We all agreed that the big toys like the 1957 Chevrolet, the motorcycles and a few others called for a live auction, while small toys and other assets would do better online,” said Yarbro.
The toy tractors, trains and other items are being sold at www.yarbro.com. Individuals seeking additional information about any of the assets or about the auction may visit the web site or call 509-765-6869.
Yarbro Auctioneers, based Moses Lake, Washington, markets land, homes, commercial properties, vehicles, collectibles and other assets primarily in the Pacific Northwest.