Leake adds 100 vehicles at no reserve to OKC docket

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Restored 1968 GMC 2500 pickup will be sold to benefit military support group | Leake Auction photo

Leake Auction Company has added 100 vehicles to be sold without reserve this weekend at its annual Oklahoma City auction. 

“We are offering a fantastic selection of vehicles without reserve in Oklahoma City,” Gary Bennett, general manager, new ventures and sectors for Ritchie Bros., was quoted in the news release (Leake is a division of the publicly traded auction company that specializes in industrial equipment). 

“One of the special vehicles we are offering is a 1968 GMC Pickup,” Bennett added. “It is being sold to benefit the Warriors for Freedom, a fantastic organization dedicated to supporting our active military, veterans, and their families. Leake Auction waived the entry, seller, and buyer fees on the Jeep. Warriors for Freedom will receive 100 percent of the proceeds.”

The ’68 GMC is a restored 2500 3/4-ton custom camper chassis with a V8 engine and automatic transmission. The truck is being offered by its third owner and will be sold with original parts included.

Among the other no-reserve vehicles added to the sale, which is scheduled for February 22-23 at the Bennett Event Center, are a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1957 Chrysler 300C with a 329cid Firepower V8, 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie Skyline, 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible, 2005 Bentley Continental GT and 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

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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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