Greensboro classic auctions post $21 million in March sales

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Cars from the Memory Lane Museum head to the auction block | GAA Classic Cars photos

GAA Classic Cars is celebrating the most successful month in its history after a pair of sales in March. The company said it posted more than $21 million in sales within a three-week period.

As usual, GAA Classic Cars staged its spring sale the first weekend of the month at its facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year, that sale, with 541 cars on the docket, featured the Gary Copeland Collection sale of 1932 and 1934 Fords.

One of the Fords from the Gary Copeland Collection gets a close look

Three week later, GAA Classic Cars was back on the block offering the Jerry and June Smith No Reserve Collection from the Memory Lane Museum in Georgia.

The top-selling cars at the spring sale were a 2005 Ford GT that brought $282,000, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette for $161,000 and a 1961 Chevrolet Impala for $142,000, the company said.

Corvettes and more at the spring sale

The Smith sale included 261 vehicles and thousands of pieces of memorabilia. A 2006 Ford GT sold for $280,000 and two 1970 Plymouth Superbirds went for $165,000 and $120,00 respectively. Among the automobilia, a 25-foot neon Buick dealership sign sold for $25,000, a restored Red Crown gas pump brought $11,500 and a porcelain Super Greyhound Motor Fuel sign went for $3,900.

The next GAA Classic Cars auction is scheduled for July 26-28 at Greensboro.

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Jerry and June Smith’s cars displayed before the auction begins
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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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