Celebrated Texas Businessman Downsizes Immense Car Collection

Sam Pack Collection

One of the nation’s most influential Ford dealers, Sam Pack, to auction 132 automobiles without reserve, November 14 -15 in Dallas

 

BLENHEIM, Ontario (November 5, 2014) –  The collector car world will descend on Dallas next week as esteemed car collector and celebrated Texas businessman, Sam Pack, offers 132 vehicles from his prized collection at auction. Presented by RM Auctions with Auctions America, the November 14-15 sale will be held at Mr. Pack’s facility in Farmers Branch.

 

A lifelong enthusiast, Pack is one of the nation’s most influential Ford dealers, having received a string of industry accolades over the years. Having purchased his first dealership in 1980, his network encompasses 10 dealerships, including four “Five Star Ford” locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area.

 

The result of more than a decade of careful acquisition, the “Sam Pack Five Star Collection” features some of the finest and most desirable American automobiles ever produced. From a terrific series of fifties and sixties icons, through to a remarkable collection of Detroit muscle, and an assortment of concepts, street rods, customs and modern collectibles, almost every decade and genre is represented.

 

“I’ve had a love affair with cars since I was a teenager, it’s in my DNA,” says Pack. “Fortunately, for me, it’s continued through my professional and business career. It’s a passion shared and supported by my family - they get as much joy out of the cars as I do.”

 

Next week, Pack will bid farewell to 132 vehicles in an effort to downsize the collection to a more manageable level, allowing him to remain active in the hobby. All lots are offered without reserve, selling to the highest bidder.

 

The catalogue is headlined by a trio of Shelby Cobras, including a 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra (Est. $1,100,000 - $1,400,000); and a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra briefly used as a show car on the famous Ford Custom Caravan traveling display (Est. $900,000 - $1,100,000). There’s also a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy Continuation: stunning in polished aluminum, it was purchased new by automotive legend, Carroll Shelby (Est. $350,000 - $500,000).

 

For Ford lovers, the sale features 60 examples, representing 92 years of Ford history. Leading the pack is an ‘as new’ 2006 Ford GT,  showing less than 13 miles on its odometer (Est. $300,000 - $400,000), and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird ‘F-Code’, offering a unique combination of cutting-edge performance and luxury (Est. $175,000 - $225,000).

 

Additional highlights illustrating the collection’s diversity include: a 1941 Ford Pickup Custom, formerly owned by hot-rodding legend, Boyd Coddington; a 1950 Ford V-8 Custom Deluxe Station Wagon, believed to have been owned new by actor Jon “Hurricane” Hall; and a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS NASCAR, campaigned by Jeff Gordon during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

 

Illustrating Pack’s generosity, full proceeds from the sale of the collection’s 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, along with part proceeds from auction admission, will benefit Holy Angels, a residential and training campus for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

For further information or to view the full catalogue visit www.rmauctions.com, or call toll free 800.211.4371.