Silver Auctions was back in the Portland area this past October for its annual fall collector car auction!
As many of you may know, I started my career as an auctioneer with Mitch Silver. So it's always fun to get together again to sell cars with Mitch at one of his auctions. This particular auction, we offered up around a hundred cars and ended up selling, close to half of them. There was something for everyone. There were muscle cars, street rods, classics, trucks, late models and even motorcycles. Two of the cars that we offered early on in the auction included a 1916 Willy Knight's Touring as well as a 1922 Franklin Touring. The Franklin was my favorite of the show. With its air-cooled in-line six cylinder and rock-solid construction, it was a beauty. While we came ever so close, neither of these cars sold that day.
Pictured here is a snapshot of underneath the hood of the Franklin, followed by the Willy Knight on the auction block.