Branson Auction gears up for 37th annual fall sale

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The Branson auction will be highlighted by this 1955 Cadillac Eldorado convertible | Branson Auction

The Branson Collector Car Auction is one of the longest-running vintage car sales in the U.S., with its 37th annual fall auction taking place October 16-17 at the Branson (Missouri) Convention Center. The Hollister, Missouri, auction company owned by Jim and Kathy Cox holds two sales in beautiful downtown Branson, with the other one taking place in the spring.

More the 250 cars are expected for the two-day sale, highlighted by hobbyist classics such as a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, a 1936 Ford cabriolet, a 1951 Crosley Hot Shot, a 1949 Lincoln convertible, a 1951 Buick, various Volkswagens, motorcycles, a number of Ford Mustang coupes and convertibles, and Corvettes ranging in years from 1965 through 1982.

A 1949 Lincoln convertible is one of the cars featured at the Branson sale

Around 5,000 consigners, bidders and spectators typically attend the Branson auctions, which this past spring achieved a 65 percent sell-through rate.

Jim Cox, president and chief executive of Branson Auction and Branson Collector Cars, is a well-known collector-car enthusiast who was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Lee Iacocca Award for his expertise and ongoing commitment to the hobby.

“I’m a gearhead. I’ve always been a gearhead,” Cox said in an auction news release. “From the moment I stepped foot in a garage to work my way through school, I fell in love with the design, mechanics, and restoration of everything from race cars to classics I grew up in, even motorcycles or nearly anything motorized with wheels.

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“I’ve never fallen out of love either. I continue to cherish the memorable vehicles that have crossed my path in my lifetime.”

For more information about the Branson fall sale, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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  1. 47 Cadillac or 48 Lincoln? I’d go for the 47 Cadillac assuming the club coupe is what we used to call a torpedo or fast back. Doesn’t look like an original color but I could be wrong. I already have a 47 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet in Regal Blue with red leather interior. Interesting to see these two cars paired in the pictures. They are both exactly my all time favorites with the Lincoln holding a slight edge which is why I bought that one first.

    Bill Boos, Member LCOC, LZOC ans Early Ford V8 Clubs