Huge collector truck auction in Tacoma

Local trucks to cross block as part of unprecedented June 2nd “fire sale”
Apr 30, 2013

Lucky Collector Car Auctions will unleash an avalanche of 100 rare and unusual trucks and special purpose vehicles—with 80+ at no reserve.

The LeMay Family Collection Foundation & Lucky Collector Car Auction has announced that Seattle’s first Motorized Pumper Fire Truck will join an impressive and eclectic flood of historic and collector trucks to hit the block in their June 2, Lucky Collector Car Auction in Tacoma at the Marymount Event Center—with over 100 vehicles now expected, and more than 80 vehicles already scheduled to sell to the highest bidder with no reserve.

Unprecedented in the auction’s history, the all-day Sunday event is drawing a fast-growing slate of vintage and collector trucks, tractors, buses, military vehicles, utility vehicles, ambulances and more from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond—supplemented by a special and eclectic mix of noteworthy trucks from the world-famous inventory of the LeMay - America’s Car Museum (ACM).

The “Fire Sale” in Tacoma

The burgeoning array of remarkable no-reserve vehicles is already attracting the attention of local collectors, clubs and buyers who, informally dubbing what was originally billed as the “Lucky Trucky” event as the LeMay Family Collection Foundation “Fire Sale,” appear intent on appearing in record numbers to swoop and scoop a number of rare and one-of-a-kind plums from what is certain to be a no-reserve feeding frenzy.

With the last week’s publication of several new offerings—including one of the first motorized pumper fire trucks placed into service by the City of Seattle—buyers have begun calling the auction’s local agents and representatives in record number for additional information on specific lot listings, which now includes fire trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, Mack trucks, half-tracks, flatbeds, stake beds, tractors, military vehicles, municipal and double-decker buses, ambulances, Hollywood stunt trucks, and at least one Model T.

The June 2 Lucky Trucky “Fire Sale” will be preceded by a Saturday night auction preview and reception, which is open to invited guests, consignors, and bidders. In addition to the growing lot list and no-reserve offerings, special collector vehicles such as the 1959 Opel T1 Hardtop—which set the world record with 376 MPG in 1973—will be available for public viewing and photography.

Event Details

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 – 4 – 7 p.m. Truck auction preview and reception for invited guests, consignors and bidders

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 - Gates open at 9 a.m. Truck Auction begins at 10:30 a.m. (All Lots.)

Consignment Slots and Bidding Registration remain available online and by phone.


About Lucky Collector Car Auctions and the LeMay Family Collection Foundation

Lucky Collector Car Auctions are organized and operated by Cosmopolitan Motors and the LeMay Family Collection Foundation, which is located on the historic and beautiful grounds at the Marymount Event Center near Tacoma, Washington.

Beneficiaries include the LeMay Family Collection Foundation and LeMay - America’s Car Museum.

Contact information and event details are available at or by calling 206-467-6531 for more information or visit the Lucky Car Auction website at to review the newest 2013 Truck and Vehicle offerings as they become available.



1912 Republic

1917 White Flatbed Truck

1919 Fordson K Tractor

1920 Linn Half-Track – sold in place

1923 Ford Model T

1924 Fordson K Tractor

1925 Fordson Crawler – sold in place

1925 Mack 7.5 Ton – sold in place

1926 Fordson K Tractor

1927 Fordson K Tractor

1929 Case Mule

1929 GMC Truck (Hollywood Stunt Lot Vehicle)

1930 GMC Model o-10 Cab

1931 FWD 5 Ton

1932 Chevrolet Stakebed Truck

1935 Ford A Tractor

1938 Studebaker Ambulance

1934 Hahn Fire Truck

1940 Dodge Military Truck

1940 Ford 2.5 Ton

1941 Case VA Tractor

1942 Diamond T Flatbed

1942 GMC 6¥6

1943 Chevrolet Fire Truck - sold in place

1945 John Deere Tractor – sold in place

1946 Case VAC Tractor

1946 Studebaker M-15

1947 Diamond T 1.5 Ton Truck

1947 Dodge Flatbed Dump Truck

1947 Ford 798 Fire Truck

1948 Brownze TT 30NC Tractor

1949 Allis Chalmers WD

1950 Cletrac K Tractor

1950 Farmall Super

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.