Whitworth Collection headlines 550-car GAA auction

1987 Buick Grand National GNX | Photos courtesy of GAA Classic Cars
1987 Buick Grand National GNX |  GAA Classic Cars photos

Cars from several collections, including a 473-mile 1987 Buick Grand National GNX, will be among the 550 vehicles offered for sale this weekend when the classic car division of the Greensboro Auto Auction stages its GAA Classic Cars sale at “the Palace” in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The ’87 GNX and an ’86 Buick Grand National t-type modified to produce 700 horsepower go to the sale from the Whitworth Collection. According to GAA, Todd and Tammy Whitworth put together a collection of low-mile original and high-horsepower vehicles, including six Buick Grand Nationals, three Chevrolet Corvettes, five Chicago Camaros, five Ford Mustangs and a Pontiac Trans Am.

In addition to the Whitworth cars, bids can be placed on vehicles from the Davis, Duncan, March and another private collection, GAA said.

Other significant vehicles include a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette that was previously the personal car of Roy Sinor, a recently retired national chairman for the NCRS. The Corvette won the NCRS Top Flight award, NCRS Performance Verification award, NCRS Bowtie Preservation award, and the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence award.

Roy Sinor 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Roy Sinor 1965 Chevrolet Corvette

Also going to the sale is a 1932 Ford Roadster High Boy featuring a one-off chassis and frame by Hank Young.

According to Chrissy Connor, the auction company’s marketing manager, Greensboro Auto Auctions has been in the dealer-only auction business for over 30 years, noting “we had been asked on and off by our dealers if we would do a classic car auction. We decided to try it out and no we are in our fourth year doing them.”

Jerry Barker, the GAA general manager, noted that the classic car auction is held in the same facility as its other sales. The Palace, as it is referred to, has two restaurants onsite and space for vendors.

“We also record the sound of the car in a dedicated place before the car gets to the block so that those fumes don’t get to the people in the building” Barker added.

“We have a good group of resident bidders as well as some good cars,” Barker said, adding “the combination should make for an exciting weekend.”

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