Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

Elizabeth Puckett
Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

This collection of cars represents the best of many eras.

The origin of a car collection - what does it mean? To an enthusiast, the significance of a car collection for sale can mean a lot about the car. In the case of the Southern California Collection, up for grabs through Raleigh Classic, the name is also the description of the cars in the collection.

Most are already familiar, but the term ‘California car’ comes from the ideal climate that keeps cars away from salt and brine on salty roads, and minimal exposure to rain that leads to rust and mold. Not only that, the Southern California Collection features some extremely rare cars, low-mileage examples, and fully documented finds - all set to head to the auction block in Raleigh, North Carolina during the winter event, held over December 6th and 7th.

Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

In the collection are 26 total vehicles looking for new owners. This includes a meticulously restored, numbers matching 1965 Chevy Corvette fuelie with a Small Block Chevy L84 327 that makes 375-horsepower. This ‘Vette is the holder of a number of prestigious awards, like the Triple Crown Award, NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence, a Bloomington Gold certification and the NCRS Top Flight Award three times.

Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

Another great standout car in the collection is a rotisserie restored 1965 Pontiac Catalina with a 421 cubic-inch engine, backed by a four-speed manual transmission. This tri-powered muscle car comes with PHS documentation, copies of the original order forms, and other important documents.

Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

Is modern muscle more your style? A completely factory original 2014 Chevy SS with only 141 miles on the clock will make a great addition to your collection. This car is one of a small group of 3,527 Chevy SS models that were built in Australia before being delivered to the United States.

Video: Meet Raleigh’s Southern California Collection

If European cars are more your stride, a 1988 BMW M6 is the perfect modern classic for your enjoyment. The German engineered car has had only two owners, and maintains a low 13,898 mileage.

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