These are busy days for Bel Air Auto Auction and GAA Classic Cars Auction.
At Bel Air Auto Auction, which is the flagship auction of the BSC America Auto Auction, phase 2 of its lot expansion is underway, and the auction plans for 12 acres of vehicle parking to be ready in time for its 72nd anniversary celebration in April.
The expansion will bring an additional 1,200 parking spots for consignment parking and storage, BSC America president R. Charles Nichols said in a news release. Weather permitting, the additional parking will be available for vehicles running in Bel Air Auto Auction’s April 17 and April 18 Anniversary Sale event. Bel Air Auto Auction opened its all-new 185-acre facility in 2017.
Bel Air Auto Auction has also planned a two-day event to commemorate its 72nd anniversary. The celebration will on April 17 with a GM Closed and Honor Roll Sale. Customers and staff will later celebrate with food, drinks and music at a presale happy hour in the lanes. At the main event on April 18, the auction says its largest consignment of vehicles for the season will run on 10 auction lanes.
Since the all-new Bel Air Auto Auction facility opened in the fall of 2017, it has experienced continued growth in areas such as new accounts and increases in overall consignment, Nichols said in a news release.
“Adding more consignment parking is a vital step in processing the additional volume with ease and efficiency,” Nichols said.
Classic car auction in Greensboro
Moving over to GAA Classic Cars Auction in Greensboro, N.C., it will bring 650 classic, muscle, unique and collectible vehicles to the auction block from Feb. 28 to March 2, with more than 100 at no reserve, or no minimum bid required to sell. The auction consigns vehicles from all over the country, including pre-war and present-day unique vehicles.
Featured vehicles include a 1966 Ford Fairlane 500, which the auction will show on March 2. GAA notes that the vehicle is built to qualify for NHRA and IHRA Super Stock racing and that marque expert and MCA technical adviser Bob Perkins restored the vehicle. The auction adds that the vehicle is number 36 of 57 R-code Fairlane 500s produced in 1966, and it is one of approximately 20 still in existence. The Fairlane has only 6,102 original miles and includes the original build sheet.
The no-reserve vehicles include a rare collection from Chris Agee, according to GAA. Sixties and 70s Mustangs, Shelby GTs, Boss 302 and Mach 1 are included in the Chris Agee collection. Several Corvettes and a couple Bel Airs will sell at no reserve.