16 cars in 60 days

packard formal limoProblem: We worked with an Estate in the Shenandoah Valley representing a recently deceased owner who had a wonderful collection of 1930’s thru 1940’s classic cars. The cars were scattered over several estate properties he owned and carriage houses storing the collection. There were several problems. Most of the cars had not been started in 3-4 years and the real estate represented in the estate had contracts on it – these units had to move fast – but the Executor did not want to “give them away” either.

Solution: On day one, we started photographing and marketing the cars on classic car sites pointing interested parties to our website as being available with sale date TBA in the near future. We started to shuttle the cars off site and swung into action – with almost an assembly line mentality. The cars went up on a lift to drain the fuel tanks of their stale gas, inspect the transmission, differential fluids, photograph and evaluate the undercarriage for upcoming marketing. Then, new batteries, clean and gap plugs and set the points and timing. When we got the cars up and running, we then cleaned and detailed the units for their final phase advertising and marketing. The on line auctions enjoyed both US and foreign bidders.

Result: Out of 16 cars, only 2 remained in the DC Metro area with the other 14 being shipped to 9 other States and British Columbia.


Join our Email List

Join our Email List and receive information on upcoming auctions.

Sign Up Now

How We Help You

Recent Sale Successes


Bob Tyler-Chapter 7 Trustee (Retired)

When someone has the responsibility for turning property of any sort into as much cash as the market will bear, it’s pure folly not to engage the services of an experienced liquidator like Nick Arrington. Not only is it necessary to “know the territory” in which sale of the property should take place, the seller also needs to know who the prospective purchasers for the property are likely to be, the best way to reach them – internet, news media, direct mail, -- and what the probable sale price range is likely to be. During the twenty-five years or so that I used Mr. Arrington as my agent for the purpose of liquidating property in bankruptcy cases where I was Trustee, we successfully sold real estate, cars, machinery, furniture, computers, and more other stuff than I can remember. Always the professional, he had a knack for making people enjoy dealing with him, was always prepared, and made me look good. I can’t thank him enough.

A. Henry-Executor Rappahannock Co. Virginia

We can’t thank you enough for your services in liquidating the antique cars in the Sperryville, Va. Estate. The entire process from pickup to arranging delivery to the new owners was seamless. Your pre auction estimates met or exceeded the values on each vehicle. We never imagined the cars would end up in so many different states and outside of the United States. Thanks again.