Few staff have had an impact to the Ford Motoring Company than Leslie Drayton, whom sadly passed away late last year. Starting as an apprentice and climbing his way up the company ladder to be a senior manager- he retired after close to 50 years of employment.
His passion for the vehicles that he helped shape throughout Australia's golden age of the automotive industry led him to work as a curator at the Geelong Motoring Museum.
With so many cars and parts on offer this weekend, son David Drayton, a well-known Birregurra legend, said his father had a passion for restoring cars and he hoped the next buyers would do the same.
A huge turnout is expected, Auctioneer Martin Evans of M.E Auctions said cars going under the hammer would suit collectors or people seeking cars with originality.
There are many cars that will do well. Such is the authenticity of the vehicles, many will go from $50,000-$100,000.
JUST CARS wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the auctions of the year, in terms of the variance of what is on offer. The small but vibrant town of Birregurra, in Western Victoria- provides the perfect location for a Saturday drive, such is the picture-esque countryside. There is no doubt the close-knit community will be welcoming the influx of visitors this weekend.
See the FULL CATALOGUE of all items up for auction available to be downloaded from the M.E website TODAY - Happy Bidding!!
1971 Fairlane 4 door sedan blue with beige vinyl trim 302 V8 3spd auto, 1978 LTD Town Car 4 door sedan metallic grey with std light grey leather interior 351 V8 dual fuel 3 spd auto, 2005 BAII Falcon GT-P 4 door sedan metallic green with std charcoal interior 5.4l normally aspirated V8 6 spd man, 2008 FGX Falcon GT-P 4 door sedan metallic green with std charcoal interior 5.4l supercharged V8 6 spd manual build no. P005, 2013 FGX Falcon GT-P metallic green with std charcoal interior 5.4l supercharged V8 6 spd manual, 1975 Chrysler 4 door 1 owner - These vehicles are low kms & are in pristine condition - have been on display at the Geelong Ford Museum for a number of years. Lots more vehicles, Rolling shells, Donor cars & other vehicles as for example Zephyr, XY, XW, Mustang, F100 truck, XC, XD, XE, Rambler, Great assortment of Ford cars, Engines, Gear boxes, Electrical, Panels, Chrome work, all sorts of Mag wheels, lots of sort after parts, 4 wheel motorbike, Bobcat, 2 Speedway Sprint cars with various parts, Truck workshop, Racing car transporter, Isuzu, 5,000 gallon water tanks and so much more. Other rolling shells & Vehicles coming from another property - There will be a full inventory list updated on our website & many more photos.
Payment on day of sale - cash, EFTPOS or Credit card, 15% BP applies, Removal of all smalls & as much as possible on day of sale & there will be a couple of days for pickup of larger items. refer to final catalogue closer to sale date.
UNRESERVED AUCTION CLEARING SALE
SUNDAY 26th MAY 2019 at 10am (Gates open at 8.30am)
13 HOPKINS STREET, BIRREGURRA VIC 3242
DECEASED ESTATE OF MR. LESLIE DRAYTON
Ph: 0418 509 134