On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the auction crew from KIKO Classic Car Auctions hosted their Fall Classic Car Auction at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton, OH. Over 450 bidders, sellers, and curious classic car buffs watched in anxious anticipation as 35 classic vehicles were sold.
The auction began with memorabilia pieces and two classic pedal cars then the 35 classic vehicles were offered next at absolute auction. Vehicles included something for everyone from a 1959 Volkswagen Dune Buggy to a two Chevrolet Tin Woodie to a 1974 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1947 Ford Pickup.
Highlights of the auction included a 1952 Chevrolet Tin Woodie that sold for $20,350, a 1951 Chevrolet Tin Woodie that sold for $15,960 and a 1967 Chevrolet Corvair that sold for $15,400. Archie Russell the seller of the 1967 Corvair, which he stated received Best of Show at Lake Placid, NY in 1997, and the Cargo Trailer said, “ I thought it was great! We were well pleased with the results and we (Mr. & Mrs. Russell) were both treated great by the Kiko staff.” Russell also stated prior to putting the cargo trailer in the auction he had it listed in the newspaper and received no interest in the trailer, but at the auction it brought quite a bit more than he was hoping!
The Ohio law allowing multiple owners of classic vehicles to combine their vehicle into a large scale auction, like those seen on TV, changed in 2009. Many sellers, as well as classic car buyers were thrilled to see Ohio lift their restrictions and allow these auctions happen here. Troy Cefaratti is one of those happy to see classic car auctions come to Ohio. He purchased his first classic car at the KIKO fall auction. Cefaratti said, “I’m happy to see a reputable name like Kiko bring us classic car auctions in Ohio. I feel confident bidding and buying at their (Kiko) auctions; they are always helpful and honest.” Cefaratti purchased the 1973 Ford Mustang, which he is going to work on with his neighbor to get ready for the spring cruise in season.
KIKO Classic Car Auctions will be returning to the Cleveland I-X Center in conjunction with the 45th Annual Cleveland Auto-Rama for their 2nd Annual Spring Premier Classic Car Auction on Friday, March 18 & Saturday, March 19, 2010. When asked about the upcoming auction Richard T. Kiko, Jr., CEO and third generation auctioneer, stated, “A KIKO auction brings real buyers and real sellers together. No games, gimmicks, or no sales. We sell it! That's why our results are proven on real estate, personal property, and now classic cars. We have been in business since 1945 and now execute over 1000 auctions per year. We look forward to helping both sellers and buyers achieve their goals.”
In 2009 Kiko devoted a brand to the special needs and demands of classic car collectors and looks forward to serving the local classic car community. To speak to a classic car team member and see if your classic vehicle or Memorabilia qualifies to be added to the Spring Premier Classic Car & Memorabilia auction, please contact the Kiko Office at, (330)-453-9187, or, visit www,KikoClassicCars.com