CLEVELAND-On March 20, the auction crew from Kiko Classic Car Auctions pushed classic vehicles 26 years and older in front of the Kiko auction block at the Cleveland I-X Center during the 44th Annual Cleveland Auto-Rama, as over a 1,000 bidders, sellers, and curious classic car buffs watched in anxious anticipation of the first Classic Car Auction held at the I-X Center.
The auction warmed up with several memorabilia and petroliana pieces. Bidders bid on items including signs, gas pumps and even pedal cars that had been donated with proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Akron Children's Hospital. A Texaco Fire Chief double Wayne pump took the spotlight in the memorabilia bringing $2,365.
Next was the much-anticipated auction of the Classic Cars. The classics up for auction included something for everyone from a 1923 Ford Model T Depot Hack to a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 or a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. A few of the highlights included the 1932 Ford Street Rod 3 window coupe bringing a final sale price of $73,700 and the 1957 Ford Thunderbird being auctioned off to add a 20 bed hospital wing for the Showers Foundation Health Center in Uganda, Africa, which brought a final price of $42,075. David Showers the owner of the 1957 Ford Thunderbird stated, "I'm real happy with the way my car went - I got exactly what I was hoping for."
When asked about the auction the auctioneer managing the sale and company CEO, Dick Kiko Jr., stated, "Our first Kiko Classic Car auction was a success! The sellers and buyers were all very pleased with the results, all sold absolute, no reserve, to the highest bidder! Our integrity and 65 years expertise in converting assets into cash has proven itself again with our new Kiko Classic Car auction division. We look forward to many more successful auctions in the years to come."
The next Kiko Classic Car Auction will be held on July 17 in Canfield in conjunction with Dave and Ed's Super Auto Events at the Canfield Fairgrounds. One vehicle of note already in the auction is the 2002 Truck of the Year from the F-100 Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., that was featured in the October 2002 edition of Classic Trucks.
Kiko Auctioneers has built its 65-year reputation and success right here in Ohio conducting over 1,000 auctions per year for owners of real estate or personal property. Kiko's success is due to the fact that they only execute absolute auctions, just like the most renowned auto auctioneers in the country.
The company has developed a division devoted to the demands and needs of classic car owners. This team is headed by Richard T. Kiko Jr., CEO, and Mike Patterson, classic car specialist. Kiko's knowledge of the auction industry as a third generation auctioneer coupled with Patterson's lifelong passion of cars and last decade devoted to collector car buyers and sellers makes for a winning combination.
To learn more about Kiko Classic Car Auctions visit KikoClassicCars.com or call 800-533-5456.