Anybody in the west who is looking for some T & A parts, I'm helping with an auction on the 15th of June near the Canadian border at Coutts, south of Lethbridge, Alberta. It's on the US side about 50 miles northeast of Shelby, Montana. Couple of 26/7 roadster bodies, doors, a couple engines, etc.
wheres the closest place to stay stan,its a 3 day affair for me, day there , day at the sale day back, 3 good auctions that weekend
Shelby is a pretty good sized town (for Montana) there are several motels there. There is not a huge amount of T stuff, might want to look at the pics first. There is a lot of stuff, just not a huge amount of T stuff.
I was eyeing those trucks in the 30's, but its a long way, and like I say 3 T auctions that weekend
Anybody from on here go? Would like to hear about the auction. Close up's of the "Good Stuff"
I went. =) Had a good auction. I'll try to post a couple pics later. The most amazing sale to me was the pair of gas pumps with the light poles and shades on them.
Guess how much?
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$7050.00 Yup, that's right. I had two guys bidding and kept on them until one guy finally quit. It was actually two lots, first was the two pumps and one pole for $5750, then the other light post brought $1300 = $7050.00
T stuff brought all it was worth, there wasn't much there, a cast iron warford, lots of rusty tin, a few rear ends, etc. The sleeper was an unstamped 26/7 block. I would have liked to buy it but I have a policy that I do not buy out of my own auctions.
119 bidders, the Buick convertible brought $29,500 ; several of the trucks went for scrap, a few of the tractors, lots of stuff headed for swap meets and who knows where. They were hauling out of there all day today. I left at 3:30 and went to Fort Benton to try to see the 500 racers, missed most of them, I didn't get there until the meeting was starting, I needed to be home so I'll have to catch up with them next year.
The gas pump price is high, but it doesn't surprise me. The prices on those things have gone crazy, especially when a couple of guys get carried away with auction frenzy. Gone are the days when you could get an old pump for a hundred or two.
You'd have been surprised at this one, Steve. I've sold a lot of these over the years and this pair was pretty generic, nothing special about them except at one time they stood in front of the Lothair store and had two of these light poles with them. I'm still not convinced these poles were ever mounted on these pumps.