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Calgary farmer donates 100 vintage cars to local college

Posted Jan 18th 2012 9:27AM

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Every now and then we hear stories of car collections that have been left abandoned in some dusty old building when the guy who collected them passed away. While the element of mystery brings a bit of romanticism to these tales, the reality is that often the real stories behind the cars have been lost.

As Olds College in Calgary, Alberta prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, local business man Jack Anderson felt that donating 100 cars from his collection would be a suitable way to allow the college to generate some revenue.

The collection is said to include a wide range of cars including:
  • 1937 DeSoto Airflow
  • 1949 Fire Truck that runs
  • A car from the movie Show Boat
  • 1928 Model A two door
  • 1984 Rolls Royce that belonged to Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh
  • 1968 Corvair Camper Van
All of the cars are currently housed in a pair of Quonset huts on Anderson's property where they are stored on two levels thanks to the use of a special lift.

It has not yet been decided how or when the collection will be sold, but it will be before the schools centennial in September, 2013.

News source: Calgary Herald
Image credit: Richard Cuthbertson

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Peter Laurence

A wonderful gesture

A Corvair camper van is a rarity

http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/5893962754/

January 18 2012 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hemusbull

What an automotive gentleman!

January 18 2012 at 10:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply