More than 200 vehicles, including several boats, are expected to cross the auction block May 12-13 when Lucky Collector Car Auctions stages its Spring Classic 2018 sale at the LeMay Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, Washington.
The auction is part of the legacy of Harold “Lucky” LeMay and his wife, Nancy, who continues to oversee the couple’s charitable efforts.
Harold LeMay became involved in the auto industry right out of high school. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he opened Victory Bus Routes to transport shipyard employees. He traded one of his buses for a garbage truck and before he died in 2000 was collecting garbage in five counties, from the Pacific Ocean to Mount Rainier.
His car collection was considered the largest private collection in the world and was the foundation of LeMay-America’s Car Museum as well as the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, where the annual calendar includes a summertime car show — the 41st annual is scheduled for August 25 — and two auctions.
Among the featured lots for the Spring Classic 2018 are what is believed to be the only 1916 Paige Ardmore roadster still registered, and recently restored; a 1960 Ferrari 250 PF coupe coming out of 40 years of ownership; a 1982 Nissan Bluebird with right-hand drive purchased from the original owner in Okinawa in 1986; a 1956 Chevrolet Nomad, with a 350cid V8 and Vintage Air; the 1960 Ford Thunderbird “Bad Bird” custom show car; and a “time capsule” 1963 DKW/Auto Union Munga Jeep powered by a two-stroke 3-cylinder engine.