More than 50 Vintage Cars to be Auctioned

More than 50 Vintage Cars to be Auctioned


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Keith McCord ReportingIf you've always wanted a vintage automobile, you'll get your chance nine days from now. More than 50 cars and trucks will go up for auction in Salt Lake, as hundreds of buyers from all over the country will be here bidding on them.

More than 50 Vintage Cars to be Auctioned

This collection has a KSL connection; they belonged to Shelley Osterloh's dad. He was a car dealer in Utah for decades. Now, in salesman's language, "Everything must go!"

Shelley Osterloh, her brother Wade and sister Sydney are in a spring-cleaning mode right now, and it's a labor of love really. They are putting one last spit shine on their father's automobile collection.

George Osterloh collected cars for years; some date back to the early 1900's.

Shelley Osterloh: "Sometimes he would find a treasure in a barnyard or a field. And sometimes he would just look a car that was current, 1968 or 65, he'd say, ‘This car is a nice car. Let's just keep it.’"

More than 50 Vintage Cars to be Auctioned

The car collection has been a source of family fun for years. The kids have fond memories of attending car shows and riding in parades, wearing vintage clothing.

Sydney Stoddard: “We have clothing that goes with each car, through the years—twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, everything.”

After their father's death last year, Sydney, Shelley and Wade decided to sell the entire collection. And they've hired a national auction company to do it.

One of the things that makes this auction unique is the diversity of the cars. It has everything from a 1960 Lincoln, to a 1930 Auburn, to a 1969 Triumph. And that's not all.

Wade Osterloh: “W-Studebakers, Fiat, Corvair, S-Volkswagen, Cadillac, SY-Pontiac, Plymouth. A little bit of everything.”

And every car will be sold, no matter what the bid. And here's the good news:

Wade Osterloh: “We’ve got 90 percent of them running right now to tell you the truth. Just pop a battery in and they’re good to go.”

The auction is open to the public and right now, there are at least 500 potential bidders coming.

Roger Frye, GM, Silver Auctions: “You’d be amazed. People will come from everywhere—collectors, dealers, individuals, your next-door neighbor.”

This auction be held Saturday, April 3rd. For more information, follow the links to the web site.

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