Collector Cars, Parts and Estate Items

by Pearce & Associates


January 27, 2018


Pearce Auction Center 720 Fulton Springs Road Alabaster, AL


Online Only


A beautiful and rare 1933 Tudor Sedan and Spectacular restored 1950 Ford Pickup!

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PUBLIC ONLINE AUCTION!  January Collector Car, Parts and Estates Auction.

Online bidding ends Saturday, January 27th @ 7:00pm central time.

Pearce & Associates and BidWInCruise is conducting another quality online collector car auction which features some outstanding vehicles from several estates.  We are also accepting consignments for this event.  Over 90% of our consignments result in a sell through with our auctions.

Current Vehicles in this auction: 

* An outstanding and rare 1933 Ford Tudor Sedan from the late Charles Wilson Estate.  Mr Wilson passed away a few months ago.  He was a member of the Model T and Model A clubs of American and was an avid car collector and expert mechanic on flathead ford engines.  Mr Wilson purchased this 1933 Ford in 2009 and was a part of his Model A and Model T collection. Pearce & Associates recently sold 2 of his 1929 Model A's in another auction. This car has been completely restored.  We believe it has a 1949 Ford V8 flathead engine and the car has been upgraded to 12 volt electrical with an electric fuel pump.  It was restored to drive and enjoy.  The car shows outstanding with no damage or rust anywhere.  The interior is excellent and it features a manual transmission.  It cranks, runs and drives excellent!  1933 Fords are rare and difficult to find, especially in this condition.  This one was a prize in Mr WIlson's personal collection of cars.

*  Spectacular 1950 Ford F100 Pickup Truck.  This truck was built and owned by the late Mark Burdette of Cullman County, Alabama.  Mr Burdette was a serious car collector and owned a large collection of some of the finest fords you can find.  Mr Burdette was known as the "Flathead Guru" and was an expert in building flathead engines.  This Ford pickup had no expense spared and had a nut and bolt, frame off restoration.  It is absolutely Beautiful!  The 50 Ford features one of Mark's handbuilt custom 1949 Ford Flathead engines with twin carbs.  The truck has an original manual 3 speed transmission and dual exhaust.  With exception to the engine, it was restored original inside and out. Over $65,000 was invested by Mr Burdette during the restoration.  1940's and 1950's Pickups have skyrocketed in value over the past few years and a truck like this one is certain to be a great investment.  You won't find another one just like this one.  The body is absolutely perfect, paint looks new, the bed and wood/stainless kit are amazing and it cranks and runs like new.  

*  2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe - 30,000 actual miles! This Corvette was also owned by the late Charles Wilson.  Mr Wilson purchased it in 2009 from Cooper Chevrolet and only drove it 3 miles since then.  He kept it in his garage until he passed.  This car is in outstanding condition and features heads up display, automatic transmission, dual climate control, leather interior, 2 tops including a tinted glass top, brand new set of Michelin tires and car cover.  It has been well cared for and has no damage or paint work.  The car has never been altered from its original state.  Clear Alabama title in hand goes with this car.

*  An extremely rare and highly desirable 1948 Spartan Manor, 25' travel trailer!  This amazing original trailer was built by the Spartan Aircraft company in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Spartan's are the most desirable and collected travel trailers ever built and are very difficult to find.  Spartan, owned by J Paul Getty built aircraft during WWII.  After the war, he continued to utilize his production workers by transforming the facility into building high end travel trailers using the same tooling and dies that he used for aircraft.  This particular Sparton Manor was purchased new and owned by a former WWII pilot in South Dakota.  The trailer is completely original with its birch paneling and aluminum exterior and interior trim.  This Manor did not come with any plumbing or bathroom.  It is all original.  Restored Spartan's fetch up to $100,000.  This unit was found stored in the former owners barn.  It is in overall good condition with no major damage, leaks or rot in the floors.  The exterior aluminum is in remarkable condition with only minor hail pings that could be easily removed.   The front window is plexiglass and was removed for transport to our facility.  It goes with the trailer.  The 1940's era Art Deco design of this trailer is outstanding!  A true barn find with incredible potential as a vintage family camper, mobile coffee or food trailer or as a part of a private antique vehicle collection.  You won't find another one like it within 500 miles of here!

Location:  Most vehicles will be located at the Pearce Auction Center, 720 Fulton Springs Road, Alabaster, Alabama 35007.  A few consignments may be located at other locations.  Please make sure that you see notes in each items descriptions.

How To Consign and Cost:

Fees:  $200 per vehicle upfront marketing/advertising fee when you consign it in.  10% commission on the final bid price will be paid to Pearce & Associates.  A 10% buyers premium will also be collected from each buyer.  A reserve can be set on a vehicle with no final commissions due if not sold.  Each consignor must provide a copy of the Alabama registration in the consignors name.  Vehicles built after 1976 must also have a clear title in the sellers name.

For a registration, please call the offices at 205-664-4300

Auction Terms:

Please read the terms carefully as they are a legal binding contract between you and Pearce & Associates Auctioneers.

All disputes will be settled in Shelby County, Alabama.

We encourage you to inspect the items in person.
If purchases are not settled within 3 business days of the close of the auction,
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There will be a 10% buyer’s premium added to final bid price.
Sales tax collected unless you provide Pearce with a copy of your tax resale certificate.
Vehicle Titles: Pearce & Associates is a licensed Alabama Automobile Dealer and Designated Agent. Any vehicle purchased will require that Pearce & Associates prepare the titlework for the purchaser. A fee of $65 per vehicle will be added to the final bid price for title work by the auction company. The only exemption is non Alabama residents which require an Alabama drive out form to be executed by the purchaser and licensed Alabama Automobile Dealers. Pearce & Associates shall require a copy of the buyers dealer license.
Pearce & Associates shall handle titlework and provide a copy to the purchaser within 14 business days of payment. Dealer titles and out of state buyers shall be mailed (certified) the actual title within 14 business days from final payment.

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in 5 minute increments from the time the last bid is placed until there are
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