Couple donate $2 million basic automotive assortment to profit Michigan college

A stellar assortment of 35 basic automobiles — nearly completely Chevys and Fords, with a Mazda Miata thrown in — is to be despatched to public sale January 6 by a Michigan couple, with proceeds to profit Northwood College in Midland, Michigan. The spectacular assortment, which is scheduled to go on the block in Kissimmee, Florida at an occasion organized by Mecum Auctions, is valued at greater than $2 million, in accordance with the house owners, Michael and Dianne Morey of Mt. Nice, Michigan. 

“The automobiles have been a big a part of our lives, and every tells a narrative,” the Moreys mentioned in an announcement. “It’s time for these automobiles to jot down a brand new chapter, and assist younger women and men who wish to work onerous, construct one thing of their very own, and positively affect the communities they name residence. Northwood College is a particular place, full of great college students, and we’re thrilled to assist their mission.”

Among the many highlights listed by Mecum:

–1962 Chevrolet Bel Air bubble high; 409 V8 bored and stroked to 500 horsepower; Borg Warner 4-speed transmission; Foose customized wheels; crimson with black inside.

–1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback, Shelby No. 01756, 428 Police Interceptor, 4-speed; signed by Carroll Shelby’s spouse Cleo; crimson with white striping, black inside.

–1970 Dodge Challenger R/T,  matching numbers 440 Six Pack V-8 engine; Torqueflite computerized transmission;  Elegant with black vinyl high and leather-based inside

At the least one of many donated automobiles—a 1958 Corvette—will likely be saved for show on the college’s campus, “as a reminder of the Moreys generosity and American innovation,” mentioned Justin Marshall, chief improvement and engagement officer for the college. The plan now’s for the Morey household to switch the car titles to Northwood College earlier than the tip of this yr. By subsequent June, the college will liquidate The Morey Assortment with Mecum Auctions in a no-reserve public sale. 

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