HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Tampa man collected dozens of traditional automobiles that can quickly go to new properties by way of an public sale this weekend.
Dozens of traditional automotive lovers bought a preview of automobiles on the public sale block in Seffner.
“Since I used to be in school, I needed to purchase an outdated Corvette and restore it, and now I am 63 years outdated and haven’t completed that but,” mentioned Bruce Kortey.
Kortey has his eye on a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette.
“This can be a 59; that’s my beginning yr, so that may be vital,” Kortey mentioned.
These classic automobiles had been beforehand owned by Leroy Gonzalez. He was an actual property develo
per with a ardour for automobiles. He owned a number of auto outlets within the Tampa Bay space and was a automotive present promoter and racetrack proprietor.
“My dad grew up very meager off of Rome Avenue in Tampa, with three sisters and a brother. He all the time noticed very nice automobiles with the individuals who had cash. I suppose he all the time needed to personal a few them and bought somewhat carried away,” mentioned Richard Gonzalez.
Gonzales handed away in January at 84 years outdated. “He was my greatest pal, only a nice man,” mentioned Richard.
To his household’s shock, Gonzalez had dozens of traditional automobiles hiding at his ranch. Greater than two dozen automobiles are being auctioned. Some are in good working situation and others are going to wish some fixing up.
The stock features a uncommon 1963 Corvette cut up window and a 1932 Ford 3-window Coupe.
The public sale is being held on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. at Gonzalez’s ranch positioned at 612 Chastain Highway in Seffner.