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Auctioneer Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc................. Brian Braun & David Helmer 734 368 1733
Auction Date Oct 16 Auction
7800 5 Mile Rd
Northville, MI
Time 10:00AM
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  • 1954 Ford Crestline 2 door Manual Coupe

    1954 Ford Crestline 2 door Manual Coupe

  • This car has been barn stored and runs

    This car has been barn stored and runs

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Charles J. Rivers Trust Classic Car Auction #2


1966 Mercury 2 door Coupe Parklane (Black w/ White Top) * 1954 Ford Crestline 2 door Manual Coupe (Black) * 1949 Dodge 2 door Coupe (Green) * Several Vintage Parts Cars * Huge Selection of Vintage Auto Parts – Many NOS * Chrome Molding * Vintage Service Manuals * A Full Shop with Tools & Equipment incl. Eagle 4 Post Vehicle Lift Model TR-51, Enco Milling Machine, Dayton Sand Blast Cabinet, Enco Metal lathe, Tool Chests * Electronics & Sound Equipment * Record Collection * and More!


Wednesday October 16th @ 10:00 am


7800 5 Mile Rd., Northville, MI


Directions: will be posted

Open House: Day before each auction noon to 4:00 pm

and auction day 8:30 am



1966 Mercury 2 door Coupe Parklane (Black w/ White Top) Odometer Reads: 46539 miles- This car has been barn stored- VIN: 6Z67Q578790 


1954 Ford Crestline 2 door Manual Coupe (Black) Odometer reads 758 miles, This car has been barn stored, runs and features red & black Interior. VIN: U4DG151781 Body: 72B 


1949 Dodge 2 door Coupe (Green) Odometer Reads 67956 Miles, VIN: 31217907, This car runs, has white wall tires, and comes with extras.


Lincoln (Brown) Parts Car- VIN: 56WA42793L Body Style: 3Y 3B 


Lincoln (White) Parts Car


Lincoln (Baby Blue) Parts Car


Eagle 4 Post Vehicle Lift Model TR-51 SER# 9405155-E


Used Car Parts: 

Lot of carburetors from Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, etc. Power steering hoses by Mopar, Weatherhead, Lempco 700, Electrical and wiring harness, windows, magnetos, starters, Compressors, Mufflers, Intake and Exhaust manifolds, transmissions, sterling wheels, Headlights, Spotlights, taillight, mirrors, chrome decals, logos, cylinder heads, etc. Lots of parts previously organized by our seller by vehicle- Ford 1965, 66, 1969-71, 73, 74, 76-77, etc. Lincoln 69, 52-55, Mercury 1960-62, 65-69, etc. 


NOS Parts: 

Ford NOS Parts:incl. Rubber floor mats incl. D1FZ-6213106-A, DOAZ-6513106-B, Lot of older FoMoCo parts- incl. Crank shaft bearings, Main bearings, rear bearings, cam bearings, bearing cups, door lock striker plates, Sticker Plate inserts, front covers, lots of intake and exhaust valves, valve numbers incl. DZDZ-6507-A, C90Z-6507-A, C6AZ-6505-J, C5DZ6505-A, WC Repair kits, wiper switch assembly, regulators, parking lamp door FAD-13210-A, flexible fuel line B9AA-9288A, Valve dampener spring assemply, thermostats 7HT-8575-A, Hydraulic Tappet valve, T relieve valve, etc. Piston Rings 81A6149-G, Ford Steel Selection piston rings, etc.


Lincoln NOS Partsincl. several floor mats of various colors w/ logos, Pistons, lots of piston ring sets incl. 8EL-6149-G, OELS 6149-A, breaking hardware parts, valves, springs, thermostats, main bearings, rear/front bearings, connecting rod bearings, fuel and vac pumps, 2-1 sets, intake and exhaust valves, etc. 


Mercury NOS Parts:Grant bearings, valve spring assembly PB8M-6513-A-UP, Fuel pump kits, Valve EPG-6507-F-Up, Piston ring sets, tail light lens #509, 782, etc. 1959 front fender fasteners, quarter panel fastener, door belt fasteners, etc.


Misc. NOS/Aftermarket Partsincl. Edelbrock Intake Manifold, Gabriel Shocks 31619, 31009, (2) 81270, 5947, 5948, etc. Monroe 5038, 6040, 5864, 2118, 71797 Gas Matic, Monro-matic, etc.Spark Plugs incl. Champion 322,404, N-13L,RJ12YC, Autolight 764, 46,9,104,147, etc. AC Plugs R85T, 47T, R44TS, etc. Wizard diaphragm assembly, fuel pump kits, thermostats, Tungsten repair part LR-2, Startronic electric starter, Quick seal piston rings, oil seals, Bridgeport Thermostat, Bulletin Transformers incl. 800T, 700 Type N AC Relays, Super Power Piston Rings, etc.


NOS/Aftermarket Gaskets: 

Enormous gasket selection incl. Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, etc. Auto Trans. Seal Kits, Wizard gaskets cylinder head gaskets, real axle housing carrier, carb kits, head gaskets, steering sector housing, PB 9M-17262-B, McCord gaskets, 1955 Lincoln Overhaul gaskets HCK-6008-B, Valve gaskets MFK-6079A, Ford Cobra C522-6051 A gaskets, etc. 


Chrome & Molding

Assorted Chrome Trim Pieces- 1953 MRI Fender, BAE 88187D, DE 110W, 1973 Pinto Luggage Rack, 1969 T Bird, Ford Running board trim, 1957 Lincoln RL 2 door, 1949-50 Ford, BF 6029023-A, 1951 Lincoln, 4 Door front LH Lincoln, 1955 Front Fender, 54 Rear OTR 4 Door, 1955 Lincoln, 1960 Lincoln, Lots of Ford Chrome Molding still in NOS wrapping, Vintage hubcaps incl. Ford, Mercury, etc.


Service Manuals: 

Large selection of service manuals incl. 1948-55 Ford Manual, 1949 Ford, Ford Chassis parts and Accessories, Lincoln 1954 Repair manual, 1952 Chassis Repair, 1952 Service, 1952-55 Lincoln Chassis, 1956, 1957-63 Ford Trucks, 1958 Ford, 1963 Montery, 1965 Ford and Mercury Shop Manuals, 1957 Ford Car Shop Manual, 1962 Ford Passenger Car Parts, 1956, 1962-63 Montery, 1961-60 Ford Mercury, 1968 Shop Manuals, Service Bulletins, etc. 1987 Lincoln Color & upholstery selections, 1981 Ford Engine Diagnostics, etc.



Craftsman 11 drawer chest on chest rolling tool box w/ combination lock, HD bench vice, Central Hydraulics 50 Tn Shop Press # 46768, Baldor Grinder/Buffer #439B, Dayton Model 3Z887 Sand Blast Cabinet w/ Skat Blast Dry Blast System, Enco Drillig & Milling Machine Model 91077, Rockwell/Delta vertical belt/disc sander on stand, Sun Volt-Amp tester Model VAT-28 SER# 30A-19310, 

Sun 500 Distributer Tester, Enco Model #110-1340 Metal lathe, Herbrand 3 drawer rolling tool chest, Kennedy tool chest- 8 drawer, Dayton 4Z909B Bench Grinder, Dayton 6 AMP Battery Charger, Dayton Battery Charger, Ward Power Kraft 10” Radial Arm Saw, Transmission Jack stands, Sears/Craftsman Contractor Series 20” Drill Press, Rolling tool chest, etc. 

Craftsman 5.0 HP wet dry shop vac, 16 gallon vac, 2 ¼ ton floor jack, several pairs of jack stands, Speedair Portible air tank, Craftsman Creeper, etc.


Sound Equipment

Panasonic ST 8600 Stereo Tuner, AKAI Stereo Cassette deck, ONKYO Discrete Output Stereo Power Amplifier, Record Player, Sony Mega Storage50+CD player, ONKYO Integra Stereo Pre Amp., ONKYO Sythensizer FM Stereo Tuner, Yamaha Compact CD player, CD100R Pioneer CD Player, Electro Voice Model X2635 Crossover Netwoek, Pioneer Direct Energy MOS Reciever Model VSX-1015TX, AMpex Reel to Reel, Pioneer Speakers, Mid Century Mod. Record player cabinet etc.


Record Collection: 

Record Collection incl. Mostly classical music, Swing Era set, Giants of Jazz Collection, The Greatest Recording of the Big Band Era, Glen Miller, the Sound of Music, Boyd Raeburn, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, etc.


Household, Books, & Miscellaneous 

A few lamps, Drafting Table, Small collection of books mostly car related- 75 years of Chevrolet, Duesenberg, Cadillac, etc. B-24 Liberator and Black Sheep Prints, Mercury Hub cap clocks, small amount of garage related incl. chemicals, yard tools, 3 coolers, electrical components, etc.


Charles J. Rivers Biography

                Charles J. Rivers, or Charlie as he was known, had one enduring love in his lifetime – cars! He bought them, but rarely sold them.  He collected them, but rarely showed them or drove them. He loved them all, but primarily 1950s and 1960s Fords, Lincolns and Mercuries.  He was President of the Ford Mercury Restorers Club of America many times. He had a radio show on WJR where he was called Mr. Ford/Lincoln/Mercury.  In 2017, he was featured on an episode of Detroit Steel on the History Channel.  At the pinnacle of his car madness, he owned over 100 cars.  When he passed away in July 2019, he owned fewer cars but still had thousands of classic car parts.


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Questions? Call David Helmer 734-368-1733


Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc.


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