24 Jun 2021

Dozens of classic cars in storage after showgrounds liquidation

From Morning Report, 8:53 am on 24 June 2021

A collection of classic cars up for auction have made an undignified exit from the ASB Showgrounds after the venue was suddenly closed this week, having been placed into liquidation.

Staff from Webbs Auction House could scarcely believe it when their sales pitch to prospective car buyers was interrupted on Tuesday night.

Secure facilities have had to be found for the 44 vehicles, one of which is expected to collect more than $500,000 when the postponed auction is eventually staged.

Webbs Auction House head of collectors' cars, motorcycles and automobilia Caolan McAleer spoke to Susie Ferguson.