Leake opens auction season with $6.8 million OKC sale

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1989 Porsche Speedster tops Leake sale | Leake Auction photo
1989 Porsche Speedster tops Leake sale | Leake Auction photo

Leake Auction Company opened its 2015 season by attracting a record crowd last weekend to Cox Pavilion at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, where 428 vehicles crossed the two-lane auction block. Seventy-one percent of those vehicles sold for a combined $6.8 million.

“The Oklahoma City auction was a thundering success,” Richard Sevenoak, president of the Leake Auction Company, said in a news release. “Kicking off our auction season with these numbers provides great momentum going into our Dallas auction, April 17, 18 and 19.”

The high-dollar sale of the OKC sale was a 1989 Porsche Speedster convertible that sent for $190,300 (including buyer’s premium).

Other notable sales included:

  • A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette resto mod at $154,000,
  • A 2008 Bentley Continental GT at $86,900,
  • A 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS at $85,800,
  • A 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W30 at $85,250,
  • A 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake at $84,700,
  • A 2011 Local Motors Rally Fighter at $74,800,
  • A 2006 Bentley GT Coupe at $70,950.
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.