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Price Realized:
11,400.00 USD
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Price Realized 11,400.00 USD
Date Sold 2024-05-04T00:00:00
4/26/2024 - 5/4/2024
Bidding Notice:

This is a Live/Webcast Auction - 10% Buyer's Premium – NO SHIPPING - “AS-IS” All items are sold as is, we try to tell you everything we know about them, an inspection is encouraged, if you have specific questions, please call before the auction closes, do not wait until afterwards.

Auction Notice:

AUCTION DATE: Saturday, 05/04/2024 at 1:00pm at Live Auction with Webcast Online Bidding available, pre-bidding will be available starting on Friday, 4/26/2024

Lot # 2
Group - Category Cars & Vehicles - Cars - Coupes
Lead MORE UPDATED PHOTOS: 1957 Ford Thunderbird
UPDATED: see new photos at the end for some added parts - Blue 1957 Ford Thunderbird, 2 Door, (this car is a Roller in Original Condition). This Car is a beautiful find that needs some love to be made really nice, this is also a California Car with Little to NO Rust that we could see at a quick glance, be your own judge, This would make a perfect project for any Thunder Bird Enthusiast. SHIPPING NOT AVAILABLE. QUESTION #1: Do the cars have steel bodies or any fiberglass? ANSWER #1: We took a small magnet and walked around each car, placed it on each body part in a couple of different places, each time it did stick to that area we placed it on, based on this it appears they are steel, HOWEVER we did not test every inch of the cars, we tested several places and this was the result, please call and ask questions, the cars are sold as is, with no guarantees, we encourage you to inspect them yourselves. QUESTION #2: Do the cars have titles? ANSWER #2: Yes, they have a current Kansas Title. If the Buyer pays with cash, they will get the title and a bill of sale at that time. For other forms of payment, the buyer will get a bill of sale and 10 business days later, we will mail you the title. If the winning bidder is online, the buyer can wire money to us prior to pickup and if the bank confirms the funds prior to you picking it up, it will be possible to get the title at that time, again, call with questions. YouTube Link:
Name 05/04/2024 Mitch Reed Live/Webcast Auction
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 4/26/2024 - 5/4/2024
Auction Date/Time Info
Auction will begin closing at 1:00PM on Saturday, 05/04/2024 via Webcast Auction (Live Internet Bidding)
Preview Date/Time Friday, 05/03/2024 from noon-6:00pm at 730 S Hwy 99, Olpe, KS 66865
Checkout Date/Time Pick-up will be at 730 S Hwy 99, Olpe, KS 66865 on Saturday 05/04/2024 from 1pm – 6pm, if that time does not work, buyer will have 2 weeks to schedule a pickup time with the auction company that will work for both the buyer and the auction company, buyers will need to call within 24 hours of the completion of the auction to make arrangements = SHIPPING is not offered for this auction
Buyer Premium 10% Buyer's Premium
This is a Live/Webcast Auction that will close on Saturday, 05/04/2024 at 1:00pm. This auction is location at 730 S Hwy 99, Olpe, KS 66865. It’s an honor to represent the Mitch Reed Family with the Live Auction of Mitch’s entire business estate at his home in Olpe Kansas. Many of you knew Mitch throughout the Ford & Thunderbird industry and the world as a master of his craft in the art of restoring the 55 to 57 Thunderbirds. Mitch was highly recognized in the early Thunderbird community, and respected for his skill, knowledge, honesty, and integrity. This will be a once in a lifetime auction, for over 40 years Mitch had collected parts all over the world! This will be a large, large auction with a HUGE inventory of used and new old stock parts. We will run 2 rings for most of the day. Plus we will offer all of his tools from his private shop and lots of T-Bird and collectible car memorabilia! This is an auction you won’t want to miss! Go to our website for a link to bid online and give us a call if you have any questions. There is no shipping for this auction.
PLEASE CALL for questions (Chuck at 620-794-8824) BUYERS PREMIUM - 10% for online bidders AUCTION TYPE: This is a Webcast Auction (Live Internet Bidding) “AS-IS” – All items are sold as is, we try to tell you what we know about them, if you have specific questions, please call before the auction closes, do not wait until afterwards. NO SHIPPING – There is no shipping offered for this auction. Items for this auction will have to be picked up at the auction location. All items will need to be picked up within 2 weeks of the auction date. Please call the auctioneer within 24 hours of completion of the auction to make arrangements for pick up. Call Chuck at 620-794-8824. PLEASE REAL ALL TERMS AND CALL WITH QUESTIONS (Chuck at 620-794-8824 or the office at 620-273-6421), thanks and good luck bidding! 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Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 50.00 1.00 USD
50.01 - 100.00 2.50 USD
100.01 - 500.00 5.00 USD
500.01 - 1,000.00 25.00 USD
1,000.01 - 9,999,999.99 25.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium 10% Buyer's Premium
Payment Terms
Cards will be charged at the conclusion of sale, if you are the winning bidder of one of the vehicles, alternative payment arrangements can be discussed after the auction so the buyer can get the title to the vehicle at pickup, guaranteed payment will be required (cash or wire), if not, the auction company will keep the title for 10 business days and then mail the title to the buyer after payment has been verified, buyer will be given a bill of sale.
Pick-up will be at 730 S Hwy 99, Olpe, KS 66865 on Saturday 05/04/2024 from 1pm – 6pm, if that time does not work, buyer will have 2 weeks to schedule a pickup time with the auction company that will work for both the buyer and the auction company, buyers will need to call within 24 hours of the completion of the auction to make arrangements = SHIPPING is not offered for this auction