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April 29, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

Three Post-War Classics Highlight Guyton Collection

This coming weekend is a busy one with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but the event we’re most looking forward to is The Guyton Collection auction in St. Louis, MO.

Named for Fred Guyton this auction presents some of the finest cars made up of pre and post war era American and European cars. The reason for the collection is simple, but a bit unexpected as Fred didn’t work in the auto field; he was an architect. Not only was he an architect, but apparently an insanely good one as he was able to put together this 60 car collection, all of which are insanely beautiful as he obviously had a keen eye for design. These are three post-war American cars being offered at the auction which are truly beautiful cars.

1953 Packard Caribbean

-One of 750 built in 1953
-327 straight eight engine with 180hp
-Full restoration prior to 1998
-$50,000 – $75,000 projected price

1951 Mercury Convertible Coupe

-Known as the “James Dean Mercury” after a 1949 co-starred alongside the actor in Rebel Without A Cause
-A near original survivor car
-Only 29,000 miles
-$50,000 – $60,000 projected price

1951 Mercury Club Coupe

-114hp 255cu.-in. V8
-One of 6,759 convertibles built in 1951
-9,500 miles since restoration
-$80,000 – $100,000 projected price

[Photography courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.]

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