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Huge Collector Car Auction * Parts and More!

Sat Oct 06 - 10:00AM

9181 Cedar Lake Rd, Pinckney, MI Click to Map

Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc.

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Auctioneer ID#: 4293

Phone: 734 368 1733

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  • 1961 Jeep Fleet Van Postal

    1961 Jeep Fleet Van Postal

  • 1927 Paige 885 5 passenger sedan

    1927 Paige 885 5 passenger sedan

  • approx 6 known to existence

    approx 6 known to existence

  • Rare 1936 Ford Three Window Coupe

    Rare 1936 Ford Three Window Coupe

Note: We will be working on site this Tuesday from 9:30 to 2:00 - You are welcome to stop out for inspection

Living Estate Auction

Real Estate and

Huge Collector Car Auction


1927 Paige Sedan * 1956 Austin Healey * 1936 Ford Three window Coup * 10 Mustang's in original condition * Collecter Cars * 60 plus project cars * Lots of Car Parts & related * Tractors * Tools * Equipment * Paper * Antiques * Household * 3 Pt Equipment * Much More!

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Saturday October 6th @ 10:00 AM 

9181 Cedar Lake Rd., Pinckney, MI

Openhouse & inspection September 19th & 26th 5:00 - 6:00pm for cars and real estate 

Directions: Take US – 23 to M – 36 (Pinckney Exit) then west through Pinckney to Cedar Lake Rd, then north to auction.

We will be running two rings auction day

Ring one

will start at 10:00 on car related smalls - ( paper and car realted that is in the two car garage). Then at 11:00 the cars will be sold, followed by car related in the pole barn, car parts outside, then everything else that is automotive related.

Ring two

Will be everything not related to cars. So antiques, household, Real Estate (will be sold at approx 11:30), Lawn equipment, tools, bikes, etc. This is the shorter of the two rings, so after a few hours it will be down to one auctioneer selling.


We have converted the back field into a huge parking lot - it should park a couple hundred cars -  head down the lane to the parking signs.


Auction day you can arrive as early as 8:00 am

Load out: All items that can be carried must be removed auction day.  Sunday through Tuesday on the cars.



1927 Paige 885 5 passenger sedan
131 ½" Wheelbase
Lycoming 8 Cylinder engine (This Lycoming engine was turned backward, given a 2 barrel carburetor and used to power the 1929 to 1931 Cord L-29 front wheel drive "classic car")
Borg Warner 4 -- speed transmission was advertised as "two high speeds". The top two gears are for highway cursing gears
Four wheel Lockheed brakes (Hydraulic)
Briggs body (Advertised as the most beautiful car in America"
Walnut steering wheel
Driven 1000 in the 40 years of ownership "A beautiful, smooth and powerful road and city driving car"
The car currently has a Ford fan and master cylinder, the original (damaged) fan and brake master cylinder are included.
Less than 3000 1927-28 Paige 885's were build, there are approximately six of these know to be left in existence.
Last driven 1981 stored inside radiator drained, cylinder bores oiled and hydraulic brakes bleed.

1969 Boss Mustang 302 
Solid underbody, nodular iron rear end, Boss front discs and lower mount front A-arms for SCCA racing.

1956 Austin Healey 100-4

solid Alabama car garaged in Michigan since 1976.
Last driven 1977 stored inside radiator drained cylinder bores and carburetor dampers oiled.

1969 Mustang GT Convertible
South Carolina car, never driven on Michigan salt 351 CID 4V three speed transmission. Last driven 1988/1989 stored inside

1969 Mustang Sports roof (Fastback)
Black vinyl top 351 CID 4V four speed manual transmission 350:1 axle. May be a California car. Very solid strong running car.
Last driven 1988/1989 stored inside

1969 Mustang Mach I blue
351CID 4V Automatic Transmission (FMX) 3.25:1 axel. Solid car.
Last driven 1988/1989 stored inside

Two 1961 Jeep Postal Fleetvans
Rare survivors one is complete for possible restoration the other could make a neat oddball street rod.

1964 Rambler Typhoon Yellow and Black
This 2 door hardtop was a special run of about 3000 built with the new 7 main bearing OHV 6 cylinder 232 CID engine that continued production as a 258 CID in the Jeep until about 2000.

Rare 1936 Ford Three Window Coupe

- this was the sellers pride and joy!
This vehicle has the Large Bore (LB) engine (in mid 1936, Ford went from a babbit pouded in the block main bearing to the LB insert bearing making this ½ year engine very desirable.
One owner since 1963 58,291 miles.
Last driven 1982 stored inside radiator drained cylinder bores oiled.

1948 Mercury Convertible
One owner since 1957 142,182 miles.
Last driven 1973 stored inside radiator drained cylinder bores oiled.

Lycoming 8 Cylinder engine (This Lycoming engine was turned backward, given a 2 barrel carburetor and used to power the 1929 to 1931 Cord L-29 front wheel drive "classic car")
Borg Warner 4 -- speed transmission was advertised as "two high speeds". The top two gears are for highway cursing gears

Ford experimental 4 cylinder 180degree opposed engine purchased at a Henry Ford Museum auction in the 1970's. No documentation.

1953 Ford flathead V8 with finned high compression aluminum heads and ¾ cam.

On-Demand 12vDC/120V AC 60 cycle motor generator converter from a 1985 lift van (think this is painted red and near the north west corner of the pole barn

1937 Flathead Ford V8
1948 Mercury Flathead Ford
1948 Pick-up Flathead Ford
1936 Ford locking steering column
1936 Ford headlamps with bulbs and original lenses
1948 Steering column (brown no steering wheel        

1968 Ford Mustang 302-4V (This is the only year for a 302-4V non-Boss engine in a 60's or 70's Mustang

3-point implements:
2 bottom plow Ford Dearborn
2 bottom plow
Disc -- new
Disc -- used
Box blade -- new
Back blade
Scoop -- Almost new
Douglas mower
Riding mower -- new 2010 Troy built 42" deck

5500 Watt generator set 13 HP 5500 "Wen Power" new in 2008 almost unused.

2 troy tillers

2 snow blowers

Three 17' aluminum canoes
- 2 stored outside Grumman
- 1 on barn loft
16' Deck car hauling trailer

Utility trailers.

1929 Ford Model A Fordoor 60C Disassembled
1969 Lincoln Continental 2 Door Mark III Complete drive and parked
1970 Lincoln Continental 2 Door Mark III Parts car
1972 Ford 2 Door
1975 Ford Torino 2 Door Elite
1974 Ford Torino 4 Door
1976 Mercury Monarch 2 Door
1977 Ford T-Bird 2 Door Black
1977 Ford T-Bird 2 Door Blue
1977 Ford Pinto Wagon
1966 Ford Pickup 4X4 Chassis 
1971 Ford Pickup F150 302 3spd with Hurst
1976 Ford Pickup F150
1979 Ford Pickup F150
1992 Ford Pickup F-150
1954 Ford Tractor Jubilee NAA
1977 Ford Van? Wagon
1977 Ford Van? Wagon
1972 Ford Van
1978 Ford Van? Wagon
1985 Ford Van Wheelchair lift
1993 Mercury Villager Wagon
1969 Ford Van Wagon E-300 Turtle top camper
1970 Fan Motor home
1972 Ford Van? Wagon
1974 Ford Van? Wagon 302 M3
1974 Ford Van? Wagon Turtle top/Wheelchair lift Club Wagon
1976 Ford Van? Wagon E-Wagon
1982 Mercury Lynx 2 Door
1983 Ford EXP 2 Door
1981 Ford Escort 4 Door HO Engine
1982 Ford EXP 2 Door
1975 Ford Pickup F-250
1941 Mercury 4 Door 
1976 AMC 2 Door
1963 Ford Van? Wagon on 1972 Bronco chassis
1967 Ford Van
1964 Rambler Typoon 2 Door Black and yellow two door hard top special run of 3000 6cylinder 232CID OHV
1964 AMC Wagon
1978 AMC Gremlin 2 Door
1979 Mazda Pickup
1983 AMC Eagle-50 2 Door 6 CYLINDER 4X4 M4
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Convertible GT 351-4V 3-Speed Manual
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Mach 1 Vinyl Roof Fastback 351-4V 4-Speed Manual
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Red Fastback 302 Auto
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Green Hardtop 302
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Mach 1 Blue 351 - 4V Auto
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Blue Hardtop 302
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Boss 302 SCCA No Engine or Trans
1969 Ford Mustang 2 Door Mach 1 Maroon Fastback 351-2V 3 Speed Manual
1976 Mustang 2 Door Coupe with 351W-4V 4 Speed Manual
1919 Ford Model T 4 Door Parade car Surry body
1936 Ford 2 Door 3 Window Coupe Large Bore (LB) 1/2 year engine
1969 Ford Van Wagon Camper
1948 Mercury 2 Door Convertible (1941 front clip)
1927 Paige 4 Door Lycoming 8 cylnider Borg Warner 4 Speed Loceed hydrolic brakes
1956 Austin-Healey 2 Door Roadster Alabama car
1951 Ford 8N Tractor
1961 John-Deere 440C Dozer
1961 Jeep Fleetwood Postal Complete - no title
1961 Jeep Fleetwood Postal Parts - no title
1947 Ford
1982 Escort 4 Door
1972 Ford Van E-100
1988-1989 Mercury Tracers

Vintage Car pamphlet & brochures

1969 Chevrolet Pickups Pamphlet, 1957 Rambler Pamphlet, 1957 DeSoto Pamphlet, 1957 Nash Pamphlet, 1957 Hudson Pamphlet, 1967 Ambassador Pamphlet, 1967 Rambler Rebel Pamphlet, 1969 Ford Trucks Pamphlet, Buick Pamphlet, 1957 Chevy Pamphlet #1, 1957 Chevy Pamphlet #2, 1966 Thunderbird Pamphlet, 1960 Fords Pamphlet, Plymouth Pamphlet, Streep Scene Pamphlet, Renault 10 & 16 Pamphlets, Mighty Chrysler Pamphlet, 1957 Ford Station Wagons Pamphlet, BMW Isetta 300 Pamphlet, 1959 Ford Station Wagons Pamphlet, 1959 Ford Thunderbird Pamphlet, 1959 Task Force Chevrolet Pamphlet, "This is the Edsel" Pamphlet, 1958 Chevrolet Pamphlet, 1958 Ford Pamphlet, 1968 Chevrolet "Chevy-Vans" Pamphlet, 1968 Chevrolet Pick-Ups Pamphlet, 1968 Chevrolet Conventional Cab Models Pamphlet, Introducing Dodge Pamphlet, 1968 Chevelle Pamphlet, 'Jeep' Universal Pamphlet, Jaguar Pamphlet, MG MGB Pamphlet, and more.

Vintage Car Related Paper

Why Buffalo Wire Wheels? Pamphlet, The Stemco Engineering Co. Light Car Division Pamphlet, Willys Light Pamphlet, Perfection Motor Car Heaters Pamphlet, Clark-Turner Deluxe Light Weight Gray Iron Piston Pamphlet, Riverside Trade Mark Tires Motorists’ Book of Helps, R&V Knight Motors Pamphlet, Distinctive Wheel Equipment for Light Cars Pamphlet, House Quick Change Wire Wheels for Fords Pamphlet, Drednaut Equalizers Pamphlet, Johnson Transmission Lock Pamphlet, Why Motors Need New Pistons Pamphlet, Light Up on Cascolite Pamphlet, Anchor Tops Pamphlets, Stewart Speedometers Pamphlets, Marine Engine Efficiency Pamphlet, and more…

Tractor Paper

The Ellwood Tractor Co. Pamphlet, Oliver No. 7 Tractor Plow for Fordson Tractor Pamphlet, Huge Allis-Chalmers General Purpose Advertisement

Household  pamphlet & brochures

The Prima Trade Mark Electric Home Washer Pamphlet, Maytag Electric Washer Pamphlet, Washing, Ironing & Cleaning Helps by Mrs. L. Dorothy Garrett Pamphlet, Wisconsin Key Machine Co. Pamphlet, Waltham The World's Watch Over Time Pamphlet, Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream Pamphlet, The Oro-Tone Pamphlet, American Beauty Phonograph Pamphlet, and Oxo-Gas For Cooking and Heating Pamphlet

The above information was provided by our seller and believed to be as accurate as possible. 

Lunch and Restroom on Site

Tearms: 10% Buyers Premium - Cash or check with good I.D. - Large purchases can have arranged payments (contact auctioneers for arrangments)

Owner: John D. Menning

Braun and Helmer Auction Service Inc.

Questions David Helmer 734.368.1733

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