September 18, 2007
Fawcett movie car auction brings $1.37 million
A handful of the cars auctioned off by Ron Fawcett last weekend. Click image to enlarge
Enniskillen, Ontario – An auction of 381 vehicles belonging to Whitby, Ontario restorer and movie car supplier Ron Fawcett sold on the weekend, bringing a total of $1,371,645. The auction was held by RM Auctions, based in Chatham, Ontario; the figure includes the 10 percent buyer’s premium on each vehicle.
The cars, collected by Fawcett over some 25 years, were offered at the two-day auction at no reserve, and ranged from 1917 to 1995. While most had been used mainly as props, many had cameo roles in films and television shows including Cinderella Man, Wind at my Back and Truth, Justice & the American Way.
The highest sale of the show was a fully restored 1931 Auburn 8-98 convertible coupe, which brought $67,100. Other vehicles included a 1956 Ford for $11,000, 1924 Hupmobile for $19,800, and 1918 LaFrance for $17,600. The 79-year-old Fawcett says he is retiring from the movie car business to concentrate on restoring his own vehicles as a hobby. A full list of auction results can be found at RMAuctions.com.