Pettit Bantams to be auctioned

William A.C. Pettit, III Collection of classics going to auction for charity

Classic Motorcar Auctions in Canton, Ohio will be offering select vehicles and memorability from former dealer and long-time collector William A.C. Pettit, III at their 3rd annual Grande Salon Auction in September during the Glenmoor Concours d'Elegance. There will be no reserve.

The Classic Motorcar Auctions Grande Salon Auction is part of the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles Concours d'Elegance at the Glenmoor Country Club in North Canton, Ohio coming this September 15. The auctioneer has announced that three vehicles and assorted memorabilia from the William A.C. Pettit, III Collection will be sold with no reserve at this year's event.

William "Bill" Pettit owned the Pettit Brothers Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep dealership in Louisa, Virginia with his father W.A. "Claude" Pettit, Jr. The family also owned the Museum of Motoring Memories in Natural Bridge, Virginia, which contained over 150 collector cars and 4,000 license plates on display from the family's private collection.

The three cars being offered from the Pettit collection are all Bantam models, fully original and with low mileage. A 1939 Bantam Model 60 coupe with just over 15,000 original miles will be on the block as will a 1940 Bantam Hollywood convertible with just over 500 miles (after restoration) and a very rare 1940 Bantam Speedster featuring custom coachwork by the legendary Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky.


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