34th annual New England Auto Auction set for Owls Head

Posted Aug. 08, 2011, at 4:31 p.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — Up to 200 vehicles will be for sale at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 34th annual New England Auto Auction of antique, classic and special interest vehicles — “Everything from Fords to Ferraris,” Charles Chiarchiaro, the museum’s executive director and auctioneer, said in a recent news release.

From early luxury cars, such as a 1913 Rambler Touring car, to a 1930 Ford Woodie Wagon, to muscle cars like a 1970 Dodge Charger, to the unique top-down fun of 1948 Crosley convertible or 1987 Ferrari Mondial, the selection runs the gamut in size, shape and style.

“This isn’t just an auction,” explained Chiarchiaro. “It’s one of the best car shows in New England.” With that in mind, the museum has announced extended preview days for the event. Consignors have been encouraged to deliver their cars to the museum beginning Aug. 10. Preview days are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15, through the morning of the sale. The formal preview and bidder registration is Aug. 19.

A photo gallery of vehicles currently consigned can be seen at the museum’s website at owlshead.org. Consignments are still being accepted though space is limited.

The museum also will have a few of its antique aircraft flying during the week leading up to the auction. Biplane rides will be available aboard the 1933 Waco and 1941 Stearman. Free Model T rides will be also be offered.

The auction will attract bidders from around the globe. There’s plenty of seating for spectators as well. It’s a full day of excitement whether you’re looking to buy the car of your dreams or just watching as others make their dreams come true.

Open every day, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street in Owls Head, just two miles south of Rockland. For more information call 594-4418 or visit owlshead.org.