‘Hee Haw’ host’s collection to be offered at no reserve
Hee Haw host and popular country music entertainer Roy Clark’s personal car collection will be offered for sale without reserve at Leake Auction’s Tulsa sale June 6-8, the auction company has announced.
“Roy Clark was an incredibly talented and influential entertainer with a passion for collecting cars,” Gary Bennett, general manager for collector cars for Ritchie Bros., was quoted in the Leake announcement. “We are so excited to offer his personal collection in our Tulsa auction without reserves.
“These vehicles were very near and dear to Roy, his wife Barbara, and their family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a car owned by an entertainment legend.”
Highlights of the Clark collection include a 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud limousine, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Safari station wagon, a 1977 Lincoln Continental, a 1961 Plymouth Fury and a 1972 Jeep CJ5.
In addition to hosting Hee Haw for 28 years, Clark had a recurring role on The Beverly Hillbillies, was the first country music artist to guest-host Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, was a Grammy winner anda member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Clark cars will be among 185 vehicles on the auction docket offered at no reserve. Other no-reserve offerings among the 600 cars at the auction include a 1961 Porsche 356B/1600 Reutter cabriolet, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a 1948 Packard woody wagon, a 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Zo7 (Serial No. 1), a 1990 Nissan 300ZX and a 1991 Acura NSX, Leake said.
The auction is scheduled to take place at the River Spirit Expo, with online bidding via IronPlanet.com, which like Leake Auctions is a part of the Ritchie Bros. auction company.