Icons of Speed & Style Auction Preview – RM Auctions

1932 Ford Khougaz Lakes Roadster - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000.RM Auctions will hold the Icons of Speed and Style auction on September 26th, 2009 at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.

RM is offering this single-owner collection of more than 80 very eclectic and extremely cool cars, all offered without reserve. The auction title – Icons of Speed & Style – is very appropriate, as many of the offerings are considered cultural icons of the roads, drag strips and race tracks of America.

Highlights of the collection include the radical 1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona that was the first stock car to exceed the 200 mph barrier, several Ed “Big Daddy” Roth customs, the Little Red Wagon drag car, 1951 Tom Beatty Belly Tank Lakester, among many other notable offerings.

Also on auction as part of the single-day event are various items of ‘kustom kulture’ memorabilia, ranging from Ed Roth posters through to a Von Dutch Power Drill and various engines.

The Icons of Speed & Style auction preview will take place on Friday, September 25th from 9:00am – 6:00pm, with the auction starting at 11:00am on Saturday, September 26th. Admission requires the purchase of an official auction catalog available for $80.00 USD (plus S&H where applicable). The catalog admits two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.

For more information, visit www.rmauctions.com.

Icons of Speed & Style Auction Preview (picture credit: Darin Schnabel)

<strong>1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car - Estimate Unavailable.</strong> Designed by Harry Bradley and built by Alexander Brothers; won Ridler Award at 1967 Detroit Autorama; adopted by Chrysler Corporation, becoming one of their most popular show cars.
1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car - Estimate Unavailable. Designed by Harry Bradley and built by Alexander Brothers; won Ridler Award at 1967 Detroit Autorama; adopted by Chrysler Corporation, becoming one of their most popular show cars.
<strong>1932 Ford Khougaz Lakes Roadster - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000.</strong> Multiple award-winning Early Lakes Roadster by Jim Khougaz.
1932 Ford Khougaz Lakes Roadster - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Multiple award-winning Early Lakes Roadster by Jim Khougaz.
<strong>1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Convertible - Estimate $500,000 - $700,000.</strong> Ray Allen drove to 1970 NHRA Super Stock World Championship; sold for $1,242,000 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2006 at height of muscle car market.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 Convertible - Estimate $500,000 - $700,000. Ray Allen drove to 1970 NHRA Super Stock World Championship; sold for $1,242,000 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2006 at height of muscle car market.
<strong>1965 Dodge A100 Pickup Truck - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.</strong> Ex-Bill 'Maverick' Golden, the 'Little Red Wagon'  and the 'Original Wheelstander' was called America's Most Famous Race Vehicle by <em>Hot Rod</em> Magazine in 1979.
1965 Dodge A100 Pickup Truck - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Ex-Bill 'Maverick' Golden, the 'Little Red Wagon' and the 'Original Wheelstander' was called America's Most Famous Race Vehicle by Hot Rod Magazine in 1979.
<strong>1951 Tom Beatty Belly Tank Lakester - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.</strong> Multiple Bonneville record holder; hit 243.438 in 1962, making it the fastest belly tank lakester ever.
1951 Tom Beatty Belly Tank Lakester - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Multiple Bonneville record holder; hit 243.438 in 1962, making it the fastest belly tank lakester ever.
<strong>1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - Estimate $400,000 - $600,000.</strong> Ex-Cotton Owens and Buddy Baker; first NASCAR Grand National to post lap over 200 mph; won 1970 Southern 500.
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - Estimate $400,000 - $600,000. Ex-Cotton Owens and Buddy Baker; first NASCAR Grand National to post lap over 200 mph; won 1970 Southern 500.
<strong>1940 Ford Convertible Coupe - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.</strong> One of the first 'Valley Custom' creations; won at Pebble Beach Concours in 2005 and San Francisco Rod & Custom Show in 2006.
1940 Ford Convertible Coupe - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. One of the first 'Valley Custom' creations; won at Pebble Beach Concours in 2005 and San Francisco Rod & Custom Show in 2006.
<strong>1932 Ford Five-Window Coupe - Estimate $200,000 - $250,000. </strong>Built by Don Tognotti, 'The Avenger' won the 1961 Grand National Roadster Show Class at Oakland.
1932 Ford Five-Window Coupe - Estimate $200,000 - $250,000. Built by Don Tognotti, 'The Avenger' won the 1961 Grand National Roadster Show Class at Oakland.
<strong>1961 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Racing Car - Estimate $350,000 - $450,000.</strong> Ex-'Big John' Mazmanian; only 15,300 original miles; restored to racing condition.
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Racing Car - Estimate $350,000 - $450,000. Ex-'Big John' Mazmanian; only 15,300 original miles; restored to racing condition.
<strong>1929 Ford Model A Roadster - Estimate $150,000 - $200,000.</strong> The 'Saad, Teague & Bentley' Roadster set B/Fuel Roadster record at Bonneville in 1973 with 266.043 runs.
1929 Ford Model A Roadster - Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. The 'Saad, Teague & Bentley' Roadster set B/Fuel Roadster record at Bonneville in 1973 with 266.043 runs.
<strong>1965 Road Agent - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000.</strong> Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth creation.
1965 Road Agent - Estimate $250,000 - $350,000. Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth creation.
<strong>1966 Druid Princess - Estimate $150,000 - $250,000.</strong> Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth creation.
1966 Druid Princess - Estimate $150,000 - $250,000. Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth creation.
<strong>1970 Honda 600 Coupe - Estimate $30,000 - $40,000.</strong> Personal car (and rolling advertisement) of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth.
1970 Honda 600 Coupe - Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Personal car (and rolling advertisement) of Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth.
<strong>1961 The Wagon-Master Riviera Exhibition Dragster - Estimate $125,000 - $175,000.</strong> Four engine dragster built by Tommy Ivo.
1961 The Wagon-Master Riviera Exhibition Dragster - Estimate $125,000 - $175,000. Four engine dragster built by Tommy Ivo.
<strong>1968 Lola-Colt T150 - Estimate $150,000 - $250,000.</strong> Ex-Al Unser, Vel's Parnelli Jones 'Johnny Lightning Special' won many times in USAC.
1968 Lola-Colt T150 - Estimate $150,000 - $250,000. Ex-Al Unser, Vel's Parnelli Jones 'Johnny Lightning Special' won many times in USAC.
<strong>1969 Ford Mustang 'Mr. Gasket Gasser' - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.</strong> Class-dominating Gasser, built and campaigned by legendary 'Ohio George' Montgomery; purchased directly from the Montgomery himself; GMP recently produced a limited run of 1:18-scale models of the car.
1969 Ford Mustang 'Mr. Gasket Gasser' - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000. Class-dominating Gasser, built and campaigned by legendary 'Ohio George' Montgomery; purchased directly from the Montgomery himself; GMP recently produced a limited run of 1:18-scale models of the car.
<strong>Spirit of '76 Bonneville Streamliner - Estimate $150,000 - $200,000.</strong> Al Teague created and driven to a two-way average of 409.978 mph at Bonneville, which is still current record in FIA Category A1, Group I, Class 11.
Spirit of '76 Bonneville Streamliner - Estimate $150,000 - $200,000. Al Teague created and driven to a two-way average of 409.978 mph at Bonneville, which is still current record in FIA Category A1, Group I, Class 11.
<strong>1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Limousine - Estimate $100,000 - $150,000.</strong> Ex-Elvis Presley.
1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Limousine - Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Ex-Elvis Presley.
<strong>1967 Ford C-Cab Fire Truck - Estimate $75,000 - $125,000.</strong> Built by Chuck Miller; won the 1968 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award.
1967 Ford C-Cab Fire Truck - Estimate $75,000 - $125,000. Built by Chuck Miller; won the 1968 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award.
<strong>1969 Chevrolet Nova 'Jungle Jim' Funny Car - Estimate $125,000 - $175,000.</strong> Won 1969 NHRA Winternationals.
1969 Chevrolet Nova 'Jungle Jim' Funny Car - Estimate $125,000 - $175,000. Won 1969 NHRA Winternationals.
<strong>1941 Ford Custom Coupe - Estimate $80,000 - $120,000.</strong> Built by Jack Stewart, the Ayala Brothers and George Barris.
1941 Ford Custom Coupe - Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Built by Jack Stewart, the Ayala Brothers and George Barris.
<strong>1965 Ford E100 Econoline Van - Estimate $40,000 - $60,000.</strong> Former Movie World utility van, with graphics and modifications by Von Dutch.
1965 Ford E100 Econoline Van - Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Former Movie World utility van, with graphics and modifications by Von Dutch.

[Source: RM Auctions; picture credit: Darin Schnabel]

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  1. This has to be the most exciting auction ever and it will clearly makes JB look pathetic as no auction in recent history has had icon owned by Ed Roth, Ohio George Montgomery and by Von Dutch. A lot of these cars bring back memories of an innocent period and where custom cars and funny cars were exciting and are truly works of art.RM Auctions did a beautiful job on the presentation of these cars on their website. I wish I could attend and bid on some of these beautiful works of art. Good Luck RM Auction on your upcoming auction.