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Event Coverage Willys Auction San Jose CA.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Apr 6, 2021.

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  1. Speed Gems
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    I just seen this on my Facebook page. Looks more like a real estate auction but has 5-6 Willys cars and trucks for sale. '33-'36 and '37ans '38 along with an old Dodge pilot house pickup truck and a model T truck as well as a bunch of other O/T vintage stuff. https://www.estatesales.net/CA/San-Jose/95124/2784780/98337254
     
  2. Speed Gems
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    A few pictures from the site.
    1 (7).jpg 1 (6).jpg 1 (5).jpg 1 (4).jpg 1 (3).jpg 1 (2).jpg 1 (1).jpg
     
  3. Reminds me of a guy I ran across in Bakersfield, maybe 10 years ago. There was a shop on Rosedale HWY on the west side of town that had a '40 coupe sitting outside. I couldn't resist so I stopped to talk to the owner. Inside the shop were 3 or 4 prewar Willys in various stages of build. The guy's story was he found an old guy with 20 or so primo stock Willys in the Mojave desert and agreed to buy them all for $20K. Something we dream about but know can never happen in real life. Have to check my memory occasionally to make sure it was real!!
     
  4. Budget36
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    Wow, there's a lot of stuff, too bad they didn't give a better pic of the parts along side the garage/shed/house.
     
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  5. 1940Willys
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    Jeff, did you go to this Auction? Who down that way went to that auction and what was it like?
     
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  6. sdluck
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    Back garage had room 10 cars There was a loft in the garage which I didn't see.They guy was very well organized He had tons of car models,rc planes comic books.Models were all in unopened boxes.. House was 2 stories. He had 2 motorcycle ,A hd and a Indian ,i think both were 2007,one had 600 miles other less than 10.Tons of antiques,tuff sheds full of antiques ,auto parts, many engines mostly Willies,on early SBC from a truck with 4 spd granny low attached.1 Crosleys (sp)13 to 15 of the cars ran and had been restored 1 Model A pickup,Property was approx 1/2 and acre. Pool and patio out back,5 Bed room 4 Bath house went for 2.5 million. All this in residential part of san jose .
     
  8. No. We moved to Texas when I retired in Jan 2019. Wouldn't have money to bid on any cars anyway so would be a form of torture!!
     
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  9. 1940Willys
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    Guess he was living the Dream we all Dream of.
     
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  10. sdluck
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    He died @ 70 wife didn't want any I was told.
     
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  11. 1940Willys
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    Ya Willys36, Jeff, I remembered you had Moved. I just didn't think you could resist the temptation of all them Willys posted before that auction. Yes I was also tortured, sad.
     
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  12. sdluck
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    I think he had 12 running and restored.
     
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  13. COCONUTS
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    All those Willys and not a Gasser among them.
     

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