Yes, it’s Monterey week, and while everyone’s attention may be focused on the northern California peninsula, the classic car calendar continues beyond this week. For example, RM and Auctions America have announced the sale of more than 130 cars from the collection of Ford megadealer Sam Pack. The auction is scheduled for November 14-15 in Dallas.
In addition to his Ford dealerships in Texas, Pack co-owns another Ford outlet in Texas and Lexus, Land Rover and Cadillac dealerships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and operates the Pack Automotive Museum which includes some 375 vehicles he’s collected in the past dozen years. According to the museum’s website, the cars range from a 1912 Ford Model T depot hack to a 2013 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.
“I’ve had a love affair with cars since I was a teenager, it’s in my DNA,” Pack said in an RM news release. “Fortunately, for me, it’s continued through my professional and business career.”
According to RM, over his years as a collector, Pack “built his collection by handpicking a diverse assortment of automotive rarities in a range of different categories. Though the collection is highlighted by an wonderful series of Fords – a nod to Pack’s long association with the marque, first working for Ford Motor Company, and later, as a current owner/operator of one of the marque’s most successful dealer networks – it is not restricted to one singular automotive brand
“Rather,” RM continued, “it is marked by incredible variety and features some of the finest, rarest and most desirable American automobiles ever produced. From a terrific series of icons from the fifties and sixties, through to a remarkable collection of Detroit muscle, and an assortment of concepts, street rods, customs and modern collectibles, almost every decade and genre of automotive production is represented, with all vehicles professionally maintained”
“My collecting philosophy is simple: buy what I like, but always with an emphasis on quality,” said Pack, who is downsizing his collection through the auction and who plans to remain active in the hobby after the sale.
Among highlights cited by RM are an F-code 1957 Ford Thunderbird, a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra and a 2006 Ford GT.
“The quality of Sam’s collection is outstanding, and reflects his astute collecting philosophy – he only bought the best, many times seeking out specific cars from some of America’s other leading collections,” said RM founder Rob Myers.
Details on the complete catalog of cars will be announced later this summer through RM’s website.