Lee Roy Hartung Collection

On page 5 of the September/October 2011 issue of Antique Automobile (AACA publication) there is mention of the Lee Roy Hartung collection that is being auctioned off this fall.  The short advertisement by Auctions America just mentioned a few of the vehicles that will be offered such as a rare BMW Veritas Convertible, numerous Model T and Model A Fords, an all original 1911 Pope, a 1912 Sears twin, and a 1913 Flying Merkel Twin.  Curious and wanting to see/read more about the collection I did some internet research.  Here are the highlights of my search.

An article and picture from Prewarcar.com

Some pictures on Flickr

About Lee Roy Hartung

What’s in the auction

Tags: auction, motorcycle, Ford, Model A, Model T, rare motorcycle, rare car collection, car collector

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2 Comments to Lee Roy Hartung Collection

  1. by hkraemer

    On September 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

  2. by Jerry White

    On September 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Boy would I love to get my hands on one of those.

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