Don’t miss a great chance to hang out with ICTA members at the largest auction of orphan cars and Checker on July 15th. Hard core Checker fans will meet for the historic big Hackenberger Auction!
Ron Hackenberger started collecting cars in 1962. Ron purchased first car was a 1948 Studebaker, which he bought when he was 15, with a loan from his grandfather.
Apart from more than 250 vehicles made by Studebaker, the collection includes Hudsons, Kaisers and Packards, British and Italian roadsters, and French cars such as Citroen DSs and 2CVs, also a DeLorean and a Bricklin SV-1. His muscle cars include a 1965 Ford Mustangs, a 1966 Dodge Chargers, and a 1967 Plymouth Barracudas.
There are microcar, such as Crosleys, a Nash Metropolitans, a Goggomobils, Honda N600s and Z600s and a BMW Isetta There are 1940s motorcycles, John sDeere tractors, Jaguars, and a Cadillac ambulance, that looks like it came “straight out of Ghostbusters”.
His Studebakers include Larks, Hawks, at least one Avanti, as well as horse-drawn buggies and wagons from the carmaker’s early days.
Also included in his collection of orphan cars are eight Checkers! All needing restoration, some are quire rare. When was the last time you saw a six door Aerobus up for sale?
Hackenberger had originally hoped to open a museum to display his car collection, before deciding to sell them. He will be selling all of his collection by auction, on July 15 and 16, 2017, in Norwalk, Ohio.
Please join the Internet Checker Taxicab Archive and its members as we participate in the upcoming auction. At this time at least ten members will be in Norwalk. If you would like more information, please send an email to the address listed on the top right of your computer screen.