A car collection of epic proportions is about to go up on the auction block at the VanDerBrink auction house, a collection which has not seen the light of day in decades.
The discovery of this collection was made after Oliver Jordan and his widow both passed away (Oliver in 2004 and Ruby in 2013), and the city of Enid, Oklahoma was able to access the salvage yard Jordan had closed off decades earlier. According to city officials, Jordan had locked up the salvage yard in 1953, surrounded it with huge fences and barbed wire, and rarely let anyone in to see just what he had inside the fences.
Now that the collection is unveiled, we find out he was housing over 50 classic Fords, 20 classic Chevrolets, and just as many Oldsmobiles and a number of other highly collectible, extremely rare marques. The auction will be held on June 7th and will feature over 220 cars, as well as several rare parts. Collectors will be able to bid on antique Cords, an all-aluminum Lincoln, Cadillac V12’s, Maxwells, Devauxs, and Rollins, as well as many, many others.
For more information on the auction, you can visit VanDerBrink’s website. If you are thinking about bidding on one of these fabulous cars and handling the restoration, give Classic Auto a call for a free, instant collector car insurance quote on any model!
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Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.