A 58-year-old Cadillac under restoration by master makeover artists in Las Vegas will arrive in Palm Springs for McCormick’s Collector Car Auction on November 22 through 24. “It’s something of a mystery because we don’t know exactly what it will look like,” said Jason McCormick.
Owner of the car is Danny “The Count” Koker, star of the TV show “Counting Cars.” He is rebuilding the 1961 Cadillac Coupe DeVille in his famous garage and plans to sell it at the auction. He will capture the entire process from restoration to auction on film for his TV show. Known as “Count Koker,” his one-of-a-kind cars modifications are “spectacular,” McCormick said.
Also available is a CSX 4000 series, 1966 Shelby Cobra, “This is the real deal,” said McCormick. It is powered by a 427 engine and a five-speed manual transmission and includes original paperwork signed by Carroll Shelby and Historical Vehicle California license plates.
Held twice a year under balmy skies and waving palm trees, the Palm Springs auctions with nearly 600 vehicles are held on a six-acre site beside the Palm Springs Convention center near downtown. The dates are Nov. 22 to 24. The event is free and open to the public on Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and $25 for a weekend pass.
Go to www.Classic-CarAuction.com to view the available cars for this auction, bidding details and more information.
Image courtesy of McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions