FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Four classic cars sell for over $100k, as part of the 2,000 items sold from the Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum auction over the weekend.
For four days, auctioneers rattled off bids nonstop from the crowd and online for everything from oil cans and vintage signs to muscle cars and motorcycles.
The most expensive car sold was a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS that was estimated to go between $40,000-$50,000 but was bid up to $240,000.
What perhaps drew the most attention from collectors around the world were the vast, unique and mint pedal cars that Elmer Duellman, who passed away in 2019, had collected.
The most expensive of those, a toy 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, that went for $59,000. Five pedal cars sold for over $25,000 at the event run by Mecum Auctions, one of the biggest auction companies in the world.
Another item that sold for a surprising amount of money was a 1929 toolbox that had Ford painted on it. It started around $4,000 but sold for $35,400.
Seven motorcycles sold for over $25,000, including a 1940 Indian Four that nearly hit six figures, but the auction ended at $99,000.
The three other classic cars that sold for over $100k, included a 1959 Chevy Impala convertible ($121,000), a 1966 Plymouth Hemi Belvedere I ($110,000) and a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 ($104,500).
The items in four of the museum’s buildings were auctioned off. There’s still a fifth building full of thousands of toys, yet.