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Weekend Edition: Finishing Up At The Branson Auction

LongRoofian November 7, 2015 Hooniverse Goes To..., Weekend Edition 2 Comments


Just to finish this olelongrooffan’s sharing of the stuff I saw while out at the Branson Auction a whiles back. If my fellow Hoons believe that General Motors is the only manufacturer to build a Super Sport you would be sorely mistaken. This 1951 Crosley Super Sport precedes those GM products by at least four years. And this wasn’t included previously in my Detroit Steel post because these were built in Marion, Indiana. It was a cute little buggy and sold for a fee inclusive $9,180.00. I would call that well sold. Click on through to see a couple more, if you like.


Now this olelongrooffan has attended more automobile auctions than I can remember but there at the Branson Auction I saw something I have never seen before. This Auburn replica was on the block and when the owner tried to take it out of park to roll off, he was unsuccessful in doing so. Well the auctioneer handled the situation extremely well. He mentioned that this car wasn’t going off the block until it sold. Meanwhile the owner and his buddy furiously were trying to get it out of park. They were unsuccessful and if my fellow Hoons read my Truck Thursday post, you may remember this olelongrooffan suggested you remember that quad seen in the image of Tow Mator? Well it was summoned to tow this replica off the block. I knew at that moment I needed to gather up some images of it and headed up to the stage to gather some. You see, they had hooked up that quad to that Auburn and were going to try and skid the rear wheels to get it off the block. Well, once the front end of that quad came off the ground, they realized the futility of their ways. Finally the auctioneer asked over the PA system if anyone in the building had any tire dollys? A few minutes later, some Hoon came cruising up in a utility boxed golf cart with some and they were installed and that Auburn was successfully eradicated from the auction block.


Anyway, while this olelongrooffan was up at that auction block trying to gather some images, the auctioneer looked over at me and made the comment over the PA system, “No pictures, please.” So this olelongrooffan headed out to that big garage area to gather some while it was on its way out. While I was waiting for that to happen, I saw this Segway wannabe ridden by a youngster.


And I have this to say about that. I rode a Segway a few times, and although I didn’t fall on my ass like George W did a few years ago, I did realize this olelongrooffan’s sense of balance isn’t what it used to be. That kid had it down pat. And that golf cart is the one who rescued that Auburn from the auction block.


Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of weird stuff at auto auctions over the years but this was the oddest.


This olelongrooffan will say this though, that auction team handled the situation in an excellent and humorous manner. Can’t wait until the Tax Day 2016 auction.

And if any of my fellow Hoons are interested in the results for this auction, they can be found here.

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2015/longrooffan

  • Batshitbox

    I know it’s only a model but seeing the tow strap wrapped around the front bumper makes me cringe. I guess everything worked out, though.

    Did they re-name it the Auburn Boatanchor Speedster? Auburn Skidsteer?

  • No pictures? What a bunch of spoilsports.

    Nice pictures by the way.