Based in St. Paul MN, Mike and Cavan have built up a real classic car community. Enthusiasts, retirees, friends and family are the driving force behind their shop. With passion for classics, on any morning you will find a steady flow of people working together to tend to the shop and the stable of cars. The shop started as a hobby space and has now become a true resource for like-minded classic car people who put their heart and soul into maintaining and restoring their cars. Bathed in the glow of a large, and continuously growing, neon sign collection the shop has a nostalgic feel of a 50s era gas station. Like most gas stations, there is never a shortage of coffee and donuts to be shared while stories and memories are discussed and made. The cars in the stable are meticulously maintained and most importantly, to do NOT sit around and collect dust! Every weekend you can easily find this crew attending shows around the metro area. The most notable detail about their attendance is every car is driven to the shows, never trailered. That said, if you are fortunate enough to own a car from this stable, you know with confidence first hand, every car is meticulously maintained and ready for the open road!
These Ford Thunderbirds are all #1 condition automobiles being offered at auction out of an extremely private collection. This is an opportunity to own the best of the best!
This collection of vehicles comes from Major Eugene Severn, a retired Air Force pilot with 22 years of service under his wings. During his career the Major was stationed at many different air bases stateside: North Carolina, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas. The Major served overseas at Etain Air Base in France, Rhein Main Air Base in Germany, and Kaoena AFB in Okinawa, Japan. His favorite and the place he called home for many years was Texas. While stationed in James Connally Air Base in Texas he started his car collection with the Dodge Coupe D-14 and the 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk, which he purchased brand new. The Major personally drove the Golden Hawk up to Iowa in the early 70s then put the car on blocks in a friends garage where it remained until June 2018! Since arriving in Iowa, the Severn collection grew to over 20 cars. That said, his love for machines was not limited to cars. The Major, not surprisingly, had a love for airplanes as well. In his prime he owned and operated a 1946 Cessna 120, a 1949 Cessna 140A, a 1950 Swift and a Culver Cadet.
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