ALDEN — Vintage cars collected by the late Rep. Bob Bethell will be auctioned at 10 a.m. Saturday in a sale coordinated by Carr Auction of Larned. Rep. Bethell represented the 113th District for 13 years and died in a car accident May 20, 2012 upon returning home from a legislative session.
Auctioneers Chris Froetschner and Jim Froetschner will call the auction. Items typically start with an opening bid suggestion and move from there.
Lorene Bethell, Bethell’s widow, decided to sell the antique collection of well-maintained vehicles, which are listed with mileage. Each vehicle carries a story. The 1928 Ford Model A was a favorite to run in local parades. A 1966 Navy blue Mustang was one of their daughters cars.
Some of the vintage cars are scheduled to be auctioned starting at noon. Several hundred people often attend the auctions.
In memory of Bethell, Sam Padgett (620-534-5933) will coordinate a free Alden Pride Bob Bethell Memorial Car show scheduled Aug. 24 at Alden Grade School. An ice cream social will follow the car show.
VEHICLES & TRACTORS
1928 Ford Model A, 2-Door Sedan w/New Soft Top, 8,647 Miles, Black
1928-1930 Wooden Oak “Huckster” Model A Project Car, Partially Restored
1947 Studebaker 1½-Ton Winch Truck, 18,636 Miles, Red & Black
1955 Chevy 6500 Grain Truck, Blue
1958 Cadillac, 4-Door Sedan, 62 Series, 44,887 Miles, Pink
1958 Olds 2-Door Hardtop “Super”, Green/White
1966 Chevrolet Caprice, 396 Turbo Jet, 2,286 Miles, Maroon Red
1966 Ford Mustang, 2-Door Soft Top Coupe, 289-HP, 66,481 Miles, Navy Blue
1968 Ford Mustang Parts/Restore Job, Red
1970 – 74 VW Bug, Parts Car, White/Brown
1977 Lincoln Town Car, 4-Door, Gray
1978 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham 4-Door
1981 Yamaha 500A Motorcycle, 7,739 Miles
1992 Geo Metro LSI Soft Top w/New Top, 55,430 Miles (Red)
Two 1974 VW Bugs, Parts Cars, As Is, Yellow & Orange
Model A Frame & Body (`28 & `30), Black
VW Bug – Parts/Salvage, Blue
Allis Chalmers Tractor, SN:034485 (Rough)
Ford 8N Tractor w/Mower, Loaders, Buckets
Ford 8N Tractor
Ford Model A, 32nd Off the Assembly Line, with Title, Frame, Motor, Parts Car
Willys-Overland Whippet Four Front End
Model A and T Parts: Body, Frames, Trucks, Motors, Wheels, Beds, Radiators, Fenders, Tires, Gas Tanks, Steering, Horns, Etc.
Truck Frame, Misc.
Lots of Nice Hub Caps
GAS PUMPS & COLLECTIBLES
Butler Visible Model 84 Gas Pump, White/Gold, SN:4487
Butler Model 74 Gas Pump w/Agrol Globe, Red & Black, SN:7189
Model 96C7G Gilbarco Calco Gas Pump Meter, SN:88774, Skelly Emblem
Wayne Gas Pump/Meter (Mobil Oil)
Wayne Gas Pump/Meter
American Retro Green Pedal Car
Red Pedal Tractor
Red Speedster Pedal Car
Gray Pedal Car
NIB Model `55 Pedal Car
Dodge Charger Pedal Car; Other Pedal Cars & Tractors
“Irish Mail” Buckley Mfg. Pedal Type
(2) Henry Ford Framed Picture Advertisements
Pepsi Pop Machine
Camel, Winston, Salem Cigarette Dispenser
Champion Spark Plug Service Piece
Misc. Fuel Cans, Gas Cans
(2) Red Wagons
(2) Fire Hydrants
(8) Various Bicycles: Murray, Higgins, AMF, Fuji, Hiawatha, Otasco
(5) Various Pull-Type Farm Implements (Yard Art)
Lots of Manuals, Paper Goods
Jack Stands, Ramps, Oilers, Motors, License Plates, Tools, Surplus
44” Pull Type Mower, Like New, 10.5HP