Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars Classic Cars Up for Bid

Classic Cars Up for Bid

Posted: Apr. 9th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share


Upscale Auctions: Art Astor's namesake museum, the Astor Classics Event Center, has displayed one of the most extensive collections of drivable vintage and classic automobiles and communications devices in the world. Mr. Art Astor, a venerable veteran of the Southern California broadcasting industry for more than 50 years, is the owner of two grandiose collections of vintage automobiles and communications memorabilia. Numerous items of both collections are set to go to be sold at an upcoming auction by RM Auctions.

More than 250 automobiles and 1,100 lots of memorabilia will be presented at this no-reserve auction in Anaheim, California, June 27-29. Each automobile has a history or a story that makes it special. There is the restored 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I that was owned by Hollywood's first cowboy movie star Tom Mix. A 1940 Cadillac Series 75 Formal Sedan built for Howard Hughes and a one-off 1948 Hudson limousine are additional stellar vehicles of pedigree. There is even a microphone that was once owned by Elvis Presley in the goodies on the block.

Ian Kelleher, managing director of RM Auctions said, "The Astor Collection is perhaps one of the most diverse, highly original and extremely well maintained collections of its kind ever offered to the public," said Kelleher. "Those who have been fortunate to visit the museum over the years can attest to the significance and importance of this great American collection" he added.

Fortunately, this auction stems from a downsizing and not the closing of the Astor Classics Event Center. Astor's earnest efforts toward preserving and restoring classic and vintage automobiles are indeed noteworthy.

RM Auctions is a leader in prestigious auctions. The company's events attract worldwide interest and continue to generate interest from major publications and television networks, including ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, HDTV, TLC/Discovery, and the BBC.

For LxM James Rothaar

For more inforamtion please visit RM Auctions

Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Write a Story/Review about this topic

Post a Comment

 
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Carly ZindermanCarly Zinderman
Nothing's more luxe than a gold-covered car, but Chinese police did not react with 'oohs' and...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Enhancing the Sense of Place: Sharon Woods of Santa Fe's Woods Design Builders Talks of a Home's Soul
Christopher McKenney's Horror-Themed Photos Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit
Ghosts, Intruders, Clogged Pipes, Oh My!: Seek Thermal Helps You Find Them All
Caution: This Ice Bucket May Result in Excessive Wine Consumption
World's 50 Best Bars 2014 Announced: See Which Bars Cracked the Top 10
Tesla Officially Announces Improvement on Model S Sedan With New Dual Motor D
Chase Down the McLaren 650S GT3 in New Teaser Clip
Four Seasons Executive Chef Andrea Accordi Reaches for Another Michelin Star
David Beckham & Famous Friends Launch New Haig Club Single-Grain Scotch Whisky in Scotland
The AI Nixie Clock Will Look Perfect Next to Your Vintage Typewriter & Record Player
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Take Your Driving Skills to the Next Level With These 7 Exciting Racing Academies
Mila Pantovich »
Bird? Plane? No, It's A Flying Car: AeroMobil is the Plane You Can Drive to Work
Djani Schafer »
The Hennessey Venom F5 Is The Tornado of Supercars
JustLuxe Team »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE