Over $750,000 in Rare Vehicles and Collectibles Auctioned at $1 Reserve

New Zealand

More than $750,000 worth of rare classic cars, motorcycles and other assorted items, including an antique dentist’s chair, are set to go up for auction tomorrow after being found in a barn.

Many of these vehicles have been owned and stored by the current collector for decades, with some even being owned since new. From coveted classics to a more modern vintage, the auction will appeal to passionate enthusiasts and serious collectors alike.

Each item in the collection, which is now auctioned off by Sunday Drive, has a $1 reserve, so this might be your chance to grab your dream car for a bargain.

The collection includes award-winning vehicles such as a 1935 Ford Coupe with a completely rebuilt engine and a heavily invested Jaguar S with a restored engine and transmission. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the award-winning Matchless G.9 from 1952 is a must-have watch.

Taylor Campbell, director of Sunday Drives, says the car he thinks will generate the most interest is the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, a car highly sought after by collectors. He says he expects it to go over $150,000.

Besides the rare collectible vehicles, the collection also includes a variety of other interesting items. These include a 1970s pinball machine, a 112-year-old cash register and perhaps most interesting of all, a 1920s antique dentist’s chair and pedestal.

The original owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he originally purchased the chair in order to scare future guests. The chair, which looks more like a torture device than medical equipment, comes with antique equipment for pulling teeth.

Lasting just over a week, the auction will begin Friday, May 13 on Trade Me and end on Sunday, May 22. Prospective buyers are invited to view the auction lots at the Sunday Drive showroom, with viewing scheduled Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A full list of what is on offer at auction can be found here.

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