Leake Auction Co. featured in 'The Car Chasers' reality show
BY KYLE ARNOLD World Staff Writer
Saturday, March 02, 2013
3/02/13 at 5:20 AM
Leake Auction Co. of Tulsa is getting some TV exposure.
As part of a new reality show called "The Car Chasers," premiering Tuesday night on CNBC, hosts Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt took a handful of their vehicles to Leake's Dallas auto auction in November and the Oklahoma City auction last month. Their aim was to get instant prices.
The TV show featuring the Leake Auction in Dallas starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
"Car Chasers" follows Allen and Barndt as they look for discount vehicles that they can repair, repaint and trick out, and then sell for a profit.
"There isn't a better place to find out immediately what your car is worth," said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake.
The show's hosts brought seven cars to the Oklahoma City auction Feb. 23, ranging from a white 1989 Lamborghini Countach tribute to a host of American muscle cars.
The Leake family has been selling vehicles at auction since 1964, specializing in classic cars. The company conducts annual auctions in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and San Antonio.
Leake employees previously worked with Allen and Barndt, who are based in Lubbock, Texas.
For the Oklahoma City show, "Car Chasers" brought a camera crew of about 25, with five cameras, Sevenoaks said.
Four of the seven cars they put up for auction sold after meeting their minimum reserve price. The oldest of their lot was a deep blue 1953 Mercury Monterey coupe with a new engine, suspension and even rear exhaust flame throwers. It sold for $30,000.
The Lamborghini the group brought missed their minimum bid price of $30,000, garnering only a $25,000 offer.
Sevenoaks isn't sure which cars will be featured on Tuesday's show but said producers have committed to come to the Tulsa auction in June.
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