Now, let me tell you about an incredible barn find that will leave you in awe. In the age of the internet, stumbling upon old buildings filled with classic cars has become quite common. However, what makes this particular discovery truly extraordinary is the fact that it also houses not only cars but also trains and boats. Prepare to be amazed as I share with you the story of the Kershaw family in Alabama, who are now selling their warehouse and putting all the vehicles it contains up for auction. Whether they were meant for land or water, these fascinating vehicles are sure to capture the attention of collectors and enthusiasts alike.
According to a report by WSFA News, Royce Kershaw Sr. was the owner of a thriving railroad business. He later passed down the business and a warehouse filled with valuable machinery to his son, Royce Kershaw Jr. Unfortunately, Kershaw Jr. passed away in July 2023. As a result, the family has made the decision to sell the collection, which consists of nearly 50 cars.
The collection of cars in this exhibit is truly captivating, leaving visitors both fascinated and a bit puzzled. The majority of the cars on display are classic American automobiles, with a significant number of them dating back to the pre-war era. Notable highlights include a 1932 Ford three-window coupe, a 1913 Cadillac, a 1948 Lincoln Continental coupe, and a 1955 Thunderbird. However, amidst these rare American classics, you’ll also find unexpected additions such as a 2005 Honda Element, a 2011 BMW “x35i” SUV (specific model not specified), a 1977 Mercedes 450 SEL, and even a few train cars. It is worth mentioning that many of these vehicles were originally purchased brand new by the Kershaw family.
The 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado holds a special place in my heart among the collection of cars. It was solely owned by Kershaw Sr. and appears to have been left untouched. How can one resist driving a massive American coupe equipped with a powerful 425-cubic-inch V8 engine and front-wheel drive?
There is also a complete 1913 log steam train up for auction. I’m not quite sure how to arrange shipping for such a massive train engine, where I would store it, how I would afford it, or what I would do with it. Nevertheless, it is undeniably cool, and I am definitely interested in owning it.
Chip Pearce, the owner of Auction by Pearce, is excited to present the opportunity to collectors and aspiring collectors to acquire remarkable pieces of automotive and transportation history. In this one-of-a-kind auction, everything starts at just one dollar, and the highest bidder will be the lucky winner. Personally, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on the 111-year-old locomotive. It’s truly a remarkable chance to own some truly unique and cool items.
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