General Motors auctions part of its museum collection
18 December 2008

General Motors plans to auction more than fifty cars from its heritage museum as part of its ongoing effort to raise funds.

The list of cars for sale is not yet complete and the rarest models in the collection will not be sold.

But more modern additions - from the 1980s and 1990s – make up the bulk of cars going to auction.

This includes the entire Hummer and GMC collection and a series of rare and limited edition Corvettes. A 1904 Oldsmobile Touring, two Peugeot 205 Turbos, Bill Clinton’s presidential Limo and a car used by the Pope in 1998 are also on the list.

The GM heritage museum plans to hive off vehicles it can buy back relatively easily if times get better.

All the cars are being auctioned by Barret-Jackson from 13-19 January in Scotsdale, Arizona.

Will Powell

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18 December 2008

Why would GM have two Peugeots in its collection? Have I missed something??

18 December 2008

If they go down the same route with Vauxhall, then I want dibs on the Lotus Carlton!



It's all about the twisties........

18 December 2008

Can I get a 1984 Vauxhall Astra 1.2 3dr "Merit"? Or perhaps I should go for low down pulling power and get the 55bhp 1.6D... Tough decisions. Oooooooh, or maybe a 1995 Vetra 1.7TDS Envoy, but only if it comes with a shiny salesman's suit. GM Europe and GM America built some pretty dreadful cars...

18 December 2008

I'd suggest George W Bush put a bid in for Clinton's presidential limo, after all once out of office he's going to need armoured plating to protect himself from the American public let alone any terrorist.

18 December 2008

Put me down for one of the pugs

And a Nova GSI, if they've got one going ;-)

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