Spruce Grove car auction attracts bidders from around the world
More than 500 cars were being auctioned off by a local collector
Spruce Grove became a car lover’s paradise this weekend.
More than 500 cars — some dating back to the early 1930s — were auctioned off there this weekend.
Murray King has been going to car auctions for the past three decades. He decided it was finally time to sell most of his car collection.
“This is our first and last auction,” King said. “Basically we bought them to rebuild, and at this point in time we are no longer doing that, so it’s time to put them to another home.”
The collection of vehicle is broad — there is everything from 1920s classic to more modern trucks.
“There is everything there from a coca cola truck to a cement truck,” King said.
The many one of a kind vehicles have attracted people from all over the world to the auction. Mike Brown travelled from Aukland, New Zealand to get his hands on a 1959 Zepher convertible.
“These unfortunately don’t come up too often, especially the parts package, so I had to come up here and own it,” Brown said.
Brown said the long trip was worthwhile, especially since he only paid $300.
“Oh yeah, he said. “I am not going to get any of those parts for that type of money anywhere in the world.”
For King, it hasn’t been difficult parting with the cars.
“I still have a hundred cars,” he said. “It’s not like I am car-less at the end of the day.”