World Series baseball legend and Hall of Fame star Reggie Jackson has been passionate about cars since he was a youngster, sitting with his family on their front porch in Pennsylvania and identifying the cars that drove by — and not just by marque and model but you also had to know the specific name of the car’s color to win half a popsicle.
Jackson started collecting cars as soon as he signed his first Major League contract, mainly Detroit muscle cars, but he celebrated his three-home run outburst in a 1977 World Series game by buying a Rolls-Royce the following day and driving it coast-to-coast.
Now, as he approaches his mid-70s, “Mr. October” is doing more selling than buying and in August, during Monterey Car Week 2019, he’s putting a portion of the Reggie’s Garage collection up for sale, and the sale not only includes cars, engines and other parts, but some baseball memorabilia.
Jackson has kept and worked on and bought and sold collector cars for several years at his Reggie’s Garage in Seaside, California, on Monterey Bay.
Being offered for sale during Monterey Car Week are vehicles such as a 7,000-mile 1973 Ferrari Daytona, a 17K 2004 Porsche C4S Weissach, a 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo, a 9,000-mile 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1968 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro, a 1969 Camaro Z28 a 1936 Ford roadster, a 1959 AC Bristol, a 1965 Chevrolet Malibu convertible and a dozen more.
Also being offered are a variety of complete engines, vintage motorcycles, various OEM parts and baseball memorabilia including jerseys, bats and autographed baseballs.
The sale runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily on August 13-18 at Reggie’s Garage, 305 Amador Avenue, just across the road from the Embassy Suites hotel.