Chatham, Ontario – Several rare Canada-only vehicles will cross the auction block at RM’s Classic Car Auction of Toronto in April, including a 1951 Mercury Monarch and 1957 Pontiac Laurentian.
The auction will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 3 to 5, 2009. More than 400 vehicles will be up for sale, along with nostalgia and automotive memorabilia.
“Canadian classics were typically produced in lower numbers than their U.S. counterparts and offered different options, creating strong collector interest from those across the border as well as here at home,” said Dan Spendick of RM. “Some models featured very nationalistic names taken from the country’s rich heritage and familiar landmarks in order to appeal directly to the Canadian consumer.”
The 1951 Mercury Monarch convertible, built in Windsor, Ontario, is one of four known to exist and the only finished in a rare “Fezz Red” factory colour. The 1957 Pontiac Laurentian convertible, built in Oshawa, Ontario, uses a 283-cubic-inch V8 engine and Powerglide transmission shared with the U.S. Star Chief model. The sale will also include a Windsor-built 1975 Chrysler Cordoba with 400-cubic-inch V8.
Other vehicles offered will include a 1915 Lea-Francis motorcycle, 1926 Ruggles delivery truck, 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro, 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T and 2005 Ford Fusion built for the Toronto Raptors basketball team.
For more information, visit RM Auctions.