Leake Auction Company has been selected to auction two 1966 Ford Mustangs that were featured in the pilot episode of the first season of Speed Network’s Car Warriors. The cars will be sold at No Reserve during Leake’s annual Dallas car auction, November 18-20. Car Warriors pits two teams against each other to custom build a car during a 72 hour challenge.
The All Star team consists of some of the industry’s top customizers. The Challengers Team is comprised of individuals from locally owned auto body shops throughout the country. Southern Fried D’Lite, with team members from Lubbock, TX, was the first team to defeat the All Stars.
During the intense car building battle, each team was given a stripped down 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe and access to state of the art equipment to complete the challenge. In addition, the teams were given a parts cage that contained everything they needed to customize their cars. Their goal was to build the top custom ride. Upon completion, the cars were judged by George Barris, “Mad Mike” Martin and Jimmy Shine. The cars were judged on interior, exterior, engine bay and performance. After a tough deliberation, Southern Fried D’Lite’s “Old Skull” Mustang beat the All Stars’ Gasser Mustang partly due to its artistic paint design. As a result, Southern Fried D’Lite kept their Mustang and the All Stars’ Mustang.
Ryno Templeton from the All Stars team, Trick My Truck and West Coast Customs will make a special appearance at the auction. The team members of Southern Fried D’Lite will also attend the auction.
“Car Warriors gained a huge following during its first season, and this is a rare opportunity to own a car that kicked it off,” stated Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “We are thrilled to have Ryno Templeton join us for the auction. He is known for his painting abilities on Car Warriors and CMT’s Trick My Truck. There will be a lot of excitement surrounding the two Mustangs as they compete for top bidding honors.”
The annual Leake Collector Car Show & Auction will be held November 18-20 in Dallas Market Hall. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and military personnel with an ID and $7 for children under 12. For a complete list of vehicles consigned to this auction, visit www.leakecar.com.
Leake Auction Company was established in 1964 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later the auction company has sold more than 34,500 cars. Leake Auction Company currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio.
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