Oldies But Goodies: 220 Pre-war Cars Up For Auction
Each gearhead has their own reasons for getting excited about an ancient collection of cars. For some it’s the mystique of it all. For others, it represents the chance to finish their own hotrod project. We’ll let you decide what it is about dusty barn-finds that turn your crank. Recently, a massive trove of classic pre-war automobiles was discovered in the small town of Enid, Oklahoma, home to just under 50,000 people. The collection belonged to Oliver Jordan, a salvage yard owner who closed up shop in 1953 and is believed to have kept his entire car collection intact since then, making this barn-find a genuine 60-year time capsule. Jordan spared no expense in keeping his collection private. He installed large fences topped with barbed wire around his property, and only allowed a scarce few visitors to enter his yard – for good reason. PHOTOS: See more pics of the iconic Cadillac V12 Sedan
The entire 220-car collection features some of the rarest and most iconic American motors from the early years of the past century. The bulk of the collection includes around 50 complete Ford models from 1929 to 1949, along with numerous partial vehicles and spare parts offered. Chevrolet vehicles comprise the second largest group, with just over 20 intact models. Some anticipated hot-sellers look to be a pair of Cadillac V12 sedans, a 1937 supercharged Cord (pictured below), and a Hudson Super 6.
Jordan sadly passed away in 2004 at the age of 95. His wife Ruby died in 2013, which initiated the auction process on the entire lot. All of these cars will go up for sale on Saturday, June 7. Check out this link for information from the auctioneer.
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