1949 Snowberger-Offy Indy 500 Roadster.
Genuine Meyer-Drake Offenhauser DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, Hilborn fuel-injection, two-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, live rear axle with torsion bar suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Driven by George Lynch during two Indianapolis "500" qualifying attempts. Classic American racer expected to bring US$175-250,000
1948 McCormick Farmall Cub Tractor. Powered by a 10 hp, four-cylinder engine, the 1947 Farmall Cub was International Harvester's entry in the compact tractor market, where it proved immensely popular and remained in production until 1975! No hobby farm is complete without one.
Expect to pay US$7,000-10,000 for this beautifully restored item.
Auburn Boat-tail Speedster Electric Pedal Car.
Hand-made in amazing detail, features include "Firestone" white-wall tires, spoked wheels, two-tone red paint, working lights, tan leather seat, fully instrumented engine-turned dash and beautiful raked windshield. Wheelbase: 43 inches. Too good for the kids. Besides, they mightn't be able to come up with the US$10,000 - 15,000!
Curtiss OX-5 engine model. A famous pre-war aircraft engine in miniature. Legendary aviator Glenn Curtis used an aircooled version mounted in a motorcycle to set a land speed record. Highly detailed and accurate construction, including chassis plate, wiring, magneto, valves etc. Expected to go for US$3,000 - 4,500
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An entire thesis could be constructed on what turns an otherwise normal person into a collector. Whether it be fine art or beer cans, passion for collecting things knows no bounds. Take Bob and Paul Milhous for example. They started out working in the printing industry, and along the way Paul discovered an interest in musical instruments after buying a piano, while Bob kicked off his fascination with desirable motorcars with a 1934 Packard. Eventually a decision to combine the two individual, and very eclectic, collections into one saw four changes of location before finally settling in at a huge, purpose-built private complex in Florida. Now this fascinating array of historical objects is up for auction.
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