There is an amazing collection of vehicles and petroliana up for auction next month. The estate of “Bud” Walters Jr. is being presented here by Sullivan Auctioneers. The 2-Day Estate Auction will be held on-site at two separate locations in Southwest Kansas on September 18th and 19th.
The auction is “being held for the heirs of the late Raimon G. “Bud” Walters Jr. Mr. Walters, along with his brothers, owned and operated Walters Motor Co., which was a Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge new car dealership.” So how does someone acquire so many vehicles and so much stuff? The ad goes on to say: “Mr. Walters was never married & spent most of his life collecting. According to those that knew Bud…”Nothing was for sale”!
How cool is this? Classic trucks with vintage advertising have been popular for years. Most of the ones you see have been reproduced by artists and painters to fool you at a distance. There’s no mistaking this one though. You can tell this is a legitimate commercial truck that was painted years ago. Even if the truck is too far gone, the doors will be worth money by themselves. Overall this collection looks really neat. If you are planning on bidding, let us know what caught your eye.