December 06, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Auction at Owls Head museum nets $82,500

OWLS HEAD — Charles Chiarchiaro, director of the Owls Head Transportation Museum, was operating a used-car lot on Monday as calls kept coming in from prospective purchasers of some of the vehicles that went unsold in the annual auction Sunday. About half of the 230 consigned vehicles were sold, netting the museum $52,500 in commissions.

The museum collects a maximum $5,000 on any car sold, with 10 percent collected on vehicles that fail to reach the maximum. Other sales during the day boosted the museum coffers to $82,500, Chiarchiaro said. The auction is the museum’s largest fund-raiser, with receipts going into endowments.

The highest-priced vehicle sold at the auction was a 1931 Packard Phaeton that went for $130,000. The least expensive was a pile of rust rescued recently from a Maine barn that was identified as a 1927 Reo truck. The successful purchaser bought the truck for $75 and then donated it to the museum.

On Monday, Chiarchiaro was attempting to link buyers with sellers in order to boost the commissions.

Total sales Monday morning were $927,500, with more sales expected later in the day.

Vehicles sold as of Monday morning were: a 1908 Sears runabout, $14,000; 1951 Chevrolet coupe, $2,000; 1964 Amphicar convertible, $5,000; 1980 Usal electric, $1,400; 1950 MG 4-door, $5,000; 1970 Lincoln Mark III, 1,750; 1965 Ford convertible, $1,750; 1974 Chevrolet Corvette, $7,500; 1926 Ford Model T, $4,600; 1966 Ford Mustang, $6,000; 1960 Chevrolet Corvair, $2,300; 1975 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $13,000; 1957 Chevrolet convertible, $34,000; 1957 Ford convertible, $20,000; 1955 Ford Victoria, $14,500; 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, $19,500; 1917 Ford Model T, $6,000; 1970 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $10,000; 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, $7,700; 1913 Stanley Steamer, $38,000; 1939 Ford convertible, $14,500; 1955 Pontiac convertible, $9,500; 1931 Ford Model A Phaeton, $13,500; 1965 Chevrolet Impala, $3,750; 1978 Chevrolet Caprice, $2,000; 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, $6,500; 1951 MG Roadster, $15,500.

Also, 1976 Cadillac convertible, $4,100; 1971 Dodge Challenger, $3,200; 1973 Jaguar coupe, $28,000; 1986 Jaguar XJ6, $16,000; 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible, $17,000; 1929 Ford Model A, $11,750; 1972 Auburn replica convertible, $14,000; 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88, $4,800; 1949 Hudson business coupe, $4,250; 1976 Triumph convertible, $7,500; 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, $8,500; 1975 MG convertible, $1,500; 1976 Buick Electra, $1,500; 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, $13,500; 1960 Chevrolet Impala, $11,500; 1939 Cadillac sedan, $14,000; 1931 Packard Phaeton, $130,000; 1968 Chevrolet custom coupe, $4,000; 1986 Jaguar XK-120 replica convertible, $13,000; 1975 Mercedes 4-door, $1,600; 1976 Fiat convertible, $2,000.

Also, 1967 Ford Galaxie, $3,700; 1979 Buick Riviera, $2,700; 1913 Ford Model T, $8,000; 1914 Ford Model T, $10,750; 1927 Chevrolet coach, $6,500; 1922 Studebaker touring, $6,600; 1954 Cadillac sedan, $13,000; 1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville, $11,500; 1926 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, $30,000; 1929 Packard 4-door sedan, $16,700; 1979 Cadillac Deville, $2,750; 1925 Chevrolet touring, $6,600; 1977 Oldsmobile Delta 88, $3,325; 1972 Chevrolet Impala, $2,100; 1938 Packard sedan, $3,500; 1968 Pontiac GTO, $3,000; 1914 Renault roadster, $17,000; 1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet, $22,500; 1957 Mercedes sedan, $9,300; 1960 Opel 2-door, $2,600; 1932 Ford race car, $4,000; 1964 Buick Riviera, $5,000; 1969 Chevrolet Nova, $1,100; 1971 Ford Thunderbird, $2,500; 1984 Gazelle convertible, $6,400; 1980 Chevrolet Corvette, $5,100; 1989 Marlene roadster replica, $7,250; 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, $3,000; 1955 Packard Patrician, $7,100.

Also, 1965 Ford Mustang, $6,600; 1960 Ford wagon, $2,400; 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe, $1,600; 1954 Chevrolet 2-door, $2,700; 1976 Mercedes 4-door, $3,100; 1973 Porsche coupe, $8,500; 1979 Lincoln Mark V, $3,750; 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, $3,200; 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, $1,300; 1973 Plymouth Barracuda, $3,000; 1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, $11,000; 1970 Mercedes sedan, $1,500; 1987 Sebring replica roadster, $8,300; 1977 Cadillac Coupe Deville, $2,000; 1967 Dodge Coronet 500, $4,000; 1974 MG GT, $3,700; 1966 MG hatchback, $1,200; 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, $1,100; 1948 Ford stake truck, $4,200; 1979 Mercedes 4-door, $11,100; 1966 Mercedes coupe, $2,500; 1949 Chevrolet sedan, $1,500; 1065 Rambler Classic, $1,000; 1967 Cadillac Seville, $900; 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible, $1,700; 1971 Chevrolet Custom Delux, $4,600; 1954 Ford fire truck, $2,600; 1950 GMC truck, $3,500; 1974 Cadillac station wagon, $1,500; 1969 Pontiac convertible, $6,500; 1956 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday, $1,600; 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook, $1,200; 1956 Packard Clipper Super, $50; 1928 Reo truck, $75.


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