What may very well the largest ever auction of vintage Mack trucks is being held later this month in New Hampshire.
Ryan Auction Sales, Inc. will auction more than 125 Mack trucks along with parts and memorabilia Aug. 19 in Henniker, New Hampshire. A preview will be held Aug. 18 at the auction site, 1492 Old Concord Road in Henniker, which is northwest of Manchester.
Stacy Libby, general manager of Ryan Auction Sales said this sale will be a special event for several reasons.
First and foremost, 100 or so of the trucks going up for bid come from one man’s collection. Libby said Jeff Remillard has been collecting trucks — Macks, Autocars, Brockways and Whites — since he was 8 years old and feels it is time to “thin the herd” and let his 12-year-old son start restoring trucks of his own.
Libby said the Aug. 18 is an a absolute auction; there are no minimum prices and no reserves.
Libby said she is also expecting a “massive, massive crowd.”
There’s good reason to expect a large turnout for the sale as it will include some of the rarest of finds from Remillard’s collection. Among the noteworthy Bulldogs going on the block are:
- 1961 B 424-X, of which Mack only produced 14, and the one up for sale carries serial number #1
- 1936 Mack AK documented by Mack as the last one of its kind built,
- 1939 Mack CJ, one of just 799 made
- 1936 EB Mack, one of 134 produced
- two 1965 Mack B47s, which had a total production of 437 units
- 1958 B 426 cement mixer, one of 221 produced
- 1971 Mack U 600 dump truck, used in the John Travolta movie, A Civil Action
- two 1945 Mack LJs, which were produced for a railroad company during World War II, when production was geared mostly toward military vehicles
Also for sale will be a large lot of Mack watch fobs, and numerous pieces of heavy equipment.