Old Car Heaven museum collection going to Tom Mack auction

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Tom Mack auctions gets Old Car Heaven museum collection
This 1932 Chrysler Phaeton is among the vehicles from the Old Car Heaven museum going to court-ordered auction | Tom Mack Auctions photos

More than 100 vehicles from the Old Car Heaven museum in Birmingham, Alabama, will be sold under a federal court-ordered no-reserve auction on December 2. The sale will be conducted at the museum facility by Tom Mack Auctions of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mack announced.

“The automotive contents of a museum called ‘Old Car Heaven’ at 3501 1st Avenue South, near downtown in Birmingham, Alabama 35222 will be sold at No Reserve with no minimum bid starting at 11:00 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 2, 2017,” Mack said in a news release.

Tom Mack auctions gets Old Car Heaven museum collection
1963 Facel-Vega III Facellia is on the n-reserve docket

Old Car Heaven is closing at the end of this year.

Mack added that the docket will include, but is not limited to:

  • At least 47 convertibles or open cars
  • At least 52 Mopar — Chrysler, Dodge, Imperial and Plymouth — cars and trucks, including 8 Chrysler letter-series cars and 3 Chrysler Imperial dual-windshield Phaetons
  • 7 station wagons, trucks or utility vehicles
  • 5 Packards produced between 1916 and 1940
  • At least 5 cars that have won AACA National shows
  • 5 imported sports cars
  • 3 Cadillacs and a LaSalle
  • 3 “special” Buicks
  • 2 “rare” Oldsmobiles

At least 20 of the vehicles need some or total restoration, Mack added.

Tom Mack auctions gets Old Car Heaven museum collection
This 1941 Ford military staff wagon will go to a new owner

Vehicles can be inspected Friday, December 1, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the museum location.

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“Because of limited space,” Mack added, “sale-day admission is by bidder badge only.”

Vehicles will be sold in alphabetical order, starting with a 1928 Buick roadster and ending with a 1952 Rolls-Royce, he said.

“We are proud that the court selected our company to facilitate this auction, and the lots may be viewed on our website,” Mack said.

Tom Mack auctions gets Old Car Heaven museum collection
1931 Packard boattail roadster will go across the block

 

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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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