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This 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette sat in the Troy, North Carolina, showroom of Chevrolet dealer Al Lincoln for five years. When Lincoln retired from the dealership in 1983, he towed the car to his home, where it sat under a car cover in the carport for the next 40 years -- never driven, but cranked from time to time. The original Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin was lost in a fire in the 1980s. The MCO was replaced by General Motors, but Lincoln never titled the car. After Lincoln died in 1999, his wife, Elsie, maintained the car the same way until her death in 2017. Eventually titled to the Lincolns' grandsons as part of estate proceedings, the car continued to occupy that same spot in the carport until Iron Horse Auction Company carefully moved it August 29, 2023. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF THE FIRST CRANK OF ENGINE RUNNING IN 10 YEARS
Importance of Terms:
Please take the time to read the following set of terms and conditions for the online auction. When you register to bid, you will have to acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions. If you intend to register the following items will pertain to you.
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. is acting as agent of the Seller and at no time acting on behalf of the Buyer. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on items on behalf of the Seller as permissible by the Uniform Commercial Code.
There will be a Ten percent (10%) Buyer’s Premium added to the final bid price to determine the final contract purchase price. If you plan to pay with cash or certified funds please let our office know before this auction ends so we will not charge the credit card on file. Sales tax applies to all non-titled items. If you have a tax ID number please get that information to email@example.com before the conclusion of this auction.
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. Online Auctions are timed events and all bidding will begin to close at a specified time. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. online auctions also have an auto-extend feature. Any bid placed in the final five minutes for an auction item will automatically add 5 minutes to the time the bid was placed. Example: If an auction item is scheduled to close at 3:00 and receives a bid at 2:56, the close time will automatically extend to 3:05. The auto-extend feature will continue until there is a five-minute period without a bid being placed on each item in the auction. We will close 10 auction lots per 5 minutes.
During this auction process, there is a chance that you will be over bid. At that time you will receive an outbid notification. The bidding software will notify bidders by email or when they have been outbid. Bidders may also find out if they have been outbid by refreshing the individual lot information. Due to varying internet connections and speed, sometimes email notifications can be delayed. We are not responsible for failure of any part of the bidding process or internet bidding.
Property Information & Inspection:
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. is not responsible for any missing or incorrect listing information. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. has attempted to provide accurate descriptions; however, it is the Bidder's responsibility to conduct any inspections to determine the condition and feasibility of the Bidder’s intended use. Descriptions that are provided by Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion. It is automatically acknowledged by registering that you have either personally inspected the items being sold, hired an agent to inspect the items being sold, or waived your right to inspect the items being sold. Placing a bid creates a contractual agreement to purchase the items being sold at the high bid price plus a Buyer’s Premium and any additional fees including shipping.
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. has full discretion to modify the date and time, order, and details of the auction for any reason or no reason at all, including but not limited to technical issues, emergencies, and convenience of Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. or the Seller.
Server & Software Technical Issues:
In the event that there are technical difficulties related to the server, software or any other online auction-related technologies, Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc., or its software providers, and the Seller reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. Neither the company providing the software nor Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc., its software partners, or the Seller shall be held responsible for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. may send email notifications to registered Bidders with updated information as deemed necessary.
Payment is due in full at the conclusion of the auction by cash, cashier’s check, business check, wire transfer or credit card. Items will not be released from the auction site without a valid paid invoice. NO EXCEPTIONS. THERE WILL BE A $25.00 CHARGE ON ALL DECLINED CREDIT CARDS! CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR INVOICES OVER $5,000.00. Credit Cards will not be charged for title vehicles and trailers. Only acceptable payments are cash, wire and certified check.
All items in this auction are selling “AS-IS, WHERE IS” with all faults, if any. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the items being sold. Descriptions of the items are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to conduct any inspections prior to the auction. All due diligence periods end the date the auction is scheduled to end and prior to the end of the auction. It is possible that the property being sold is subject to local, state and federal regulatory authorities and it is the Buyer’s responsibility to ascertain if they are subject to regulation and permitting. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. has attempted to find or locate all information deemed material facts. Ultimately, it is the Buyer’s responsibility to inspect all aspects of the items before placing a bid. No sale shall be invalidated by the Buyer as a result of he/she not conducting their own inspection prior to placing a bid or doing due diligence. It is automatically acknowledged by placing a bid that you have personally inspected the property, hired an agent to inspect the property, or waived your right to inspect the property. The sale of an item is not negotiable if you are not the winning bidder of other items. If you bid on an item, you will pay and pick up that item.
The laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States shall interpret this document.
By registering in this auction, the bidder consents that any and all causes of action resulting from this auction shall be heard in the General Court of Justice of Richmond County, North Carolina as the sole and exclusive venue.
The Auctioneer may disregard any bid and the Auctioneer may set aside any sale to a bidder who is not domiciled in the United States unless such bidder irrevocably appoints an agent for service of process in the United States to the satisfaction of the Auctioneer. The Auctioneer must receive notice of such appointment within 24 hours after the conclusion of the bidding.
Auction Bidder and/or Buyer Default:
The Successful Bidder and/or Buyer not attempting to settle their invoice within 48 hours of the conclusion of the auction will be considered in default and will be black-flagged in our database as a Non-Paying Bidder. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to sell to the next highest qualified Bidder and/or Buyer in the event the successful high Bidder and/or Buyer does not comply with the terms of the sale. By bidding on the items in the auction, the Buyer agrees to all terms and conditions set forth. By registering and placing a bid, you agree that if you happened to become a Default Bidder or Non-Paying Bidder, Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. has the right to charge your credit card for the entire balance of your invoice. If Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. is able to sell your item to the next highest qualified Bidder at a price lower than the auction high bid price, the Default Bidder agrees to allow Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. to charge their credit card for the difference in their high bid price and the actual selling price to the back-up Bidder.
Auction Cancellation – Bid Rejection:
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to cancel this auction, or remove any item or lot from this auction prior to the close of bidding even if a bid has been placed.
Acceptance of Bid Prices:
All bids are subject to Seller confirmation. Any and all inspections that a Buyer may want must be completed at the Buyer’s expense prior to the end of the auction. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to sell to the next highest qualified Bidder if the winning Bidder is in default of these terms. In the event that you find yourself as a Bidder in default, you will be black-flagged as a NON-PAYING BIDDER and not allowed to participate in any further Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. auctions, or those of any participating software partner.
Items are not released from auction sites or facilities until the Buyer has a valid paid invoice. The Buyer shall insure their items once they have been deemed the winning Bidder. The auction company is not responsible for lifting, loading, packing or shipping. Please make sure you bring enough people to help you package and load your items. Any items left after day designated, as “pick up/check out” will be considered abandoned and all rights will be forfeited.
The identity of all Bidders will be verified. Bidding rights are provisional, and if complete verification is not possible, Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. will reject the registration, and bidding activity will be terminated. The Seller and Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. reserve the right to refuse service to any person who we feel to be fraudulent.
Bidder responsibilities include but are not limited to: Bidders agree to keep their username and password confidential, as they are responsible for any and all activity involving their account. When using the website, you must obey any and all local, state, and federal laws. Violations will result in termination of website use privileges. We gather aggregate information from the website, which may include but is not limited to: the number of page visitors, most visited pages, and any and all correspondence.
By submitting a bid in the name of a business entity or corporation, the individual submitting the bid enters into a guaranty agreement whereby he or she personally guarantees payment in full to Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc.
All bidders must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Any items not picked up by the winning Bidder, or their preferred shipper they have hired and scheduled, after the last scheduled day of check out, will be considered forfeited and abandoned. Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. is not responsible for items that are not picked up by the end of the advertised check out Date, regardless of agreement to allow pick up after the advertised check out dates. Iron Horse is not responsible for loading, packing or shipping your items.
Rockingham, North Carolina 28379
September 14th and 15th for items in Rockingham
Items in Troy please call Jackie Morris at 910-572-6593 to make an appointment
For all bidders, a credit card pre-authorization of $100.00 will be required when registering for an auction. This 24hr authorization will go back to the card.
For bidders who want to pay cash, wire or certified check this authorization is required and you can still let us know at the end of the auction not to run your card on file.
Credit cards will not be processed for any titled vehicle or trailer. Sales tax applies to any non-titled auction lot.
10% Buyers Premium and sales tax applies to all items.
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AUCTION LOTS 8-9A, 12-14 AND 25-29 ARE LOCATED IN TROY, NC
ALL OTHER AUCTION LOTS ARE IN ROCKINGHAM, NC