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Ex-Bob Pond Collection to be offered at Auctions America’s 2nd Burbank sale


Auctions America's second California sale features Bob Pond Collection | Auctions America
Auctions America’s second California sale features Bob Pond Collection | Auctions America

More than 60 vehicles from the former collection of the late Palm Springs car collector Bob Pond will be among the 400 classic cars crossing the block at Auctions America’s second annual California sale, August 1-2 in Burbank.

The cars from the former Pond Collection will include the 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible featured in the 1988 Oscar-winning movie, “Rain Man,” which starred Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

“We’ve received strong early interest in this year’s auction, and the opportunity to present vehicles from the former Bob Pond Collection at home in SoCal is both a great honor and privilege for our team,” Ian Kelleher, managing director of Auctions America’s West Coast Division, said in a news release.

The "Rain Man" Roadmaster
The “Rain Man” Roadmaster

“The vehicles in the collection were truly cherished by their former owner, and have been carefully protected and preserved by their current, private custodian. Their presentation at Burbank this summer marks the ultimate auction arrival and unshrouding of what is truly an iconic Southern California collection.”

Other cars from the ex-Pond Collection include a 1908 Ford Model R Runabout, a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II open-drive landaulette, a 1953 Muntz Jet convertible, a 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible and a 1963 Jaguar E-type Series I roadster.

The "Unknown Roadster"
The “Unknown Roadster”

In addition to the former Pond Collection, the sale will include the Meguiars’ 1968 “Black Mamba” custom Ford Mustang GT show car; a 1931 Ford Model A “Unknown Roadster,” built in the 1940s and recently rediscovered in storage in Colorado; and a newly restored 1946 Mercury Sportsman Model 69M convertible.

Also on the docket, two low-mileage exotics — a 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi and a 1990 Lamborghini LM002-A.

The sale will be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.


Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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