J. Levine hosts Falcon Field auction-preview soirée

1936 Ford Woody Station Wagon (submitted photo)

1936 Ford Woody Station Wagon (submitted photo)

J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is hosting a special cocktail reception and preview event of 25 classic, antique and muscle cars in an airport hangar at Falcon Field in Mesa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The event, “Hops & Horsepower,” is the first of several special events that will take place through the end of the year to showcase museum-quality collectibles belonging to Fred and Elaine Goulden and other consignors prior to J. Levine’s monthly three-day auctions beginning in late September, according to a press release.

During the Sept. 8 event, car collectors will be able to view the diverse selection of cars from the late Fred Goulden’s renowned collection that will hit the auction block over the next few months, starting on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Highlights from the Goulden estate include a 1914 Studebaker; 1927 Cadillac 7 Passenger Touring; 1931 Cadillac four-door sedan; 1934 Ford sedan; 1936 Ford Roadster; 1936 Ford Woody station wagon; 1939 Mercury two-door coupe; 1941 Cadillac four-door sedan; 1947 Lincoln Continental two-door convertible; 1949 Ford Woody two-door station wagon; 1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner two-door convertible; 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria two-door coupe; 1956 Ford Thunderbird; 1957 Mercury Montclair two-door hardtop; 1957 Lincoln Coupe two-door sedan; 1967 Lincoln Continental four-door convertible; 1993 Jaguar XJS two-door convertible; 2002 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

In addition, the evening will include cars from other consignors, including a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird and several muscle cars.

“Many car collectors know that Fred and Elaine Goulden housed their massive collection of cars, along with their antique trains, model airplanes and other vintage toys in two large buildings in Coolidge and Miami, Arizona,” Josh Levine, J. Levine owner and auctioneer, said in the release.

“They were former Paradise Valley residents who were so passionate about collecting, that they moved to Coolidge for more space and turned their building into a museum more than two decades ago.”

The Goulden estate collection of cars and toys will be auctioned throughout the rest of the year at J. Levine’s Scottsdale auction house located at 10345 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale, on the southeast corner of Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road.

The first three-day auction takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the auctions starting at 11 a.m. each day.

Admission to Sept. 8 “Hops & Horsepower” cocktail reception at Falcon Field’s hangar is free, but reservations are requested by Wed., Sept. 7. To RSVP or learn more about the upcoming auctions, visit www.jlevines.com/hops or call 480-496-2212.

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