June 18, 2009

Howard Hughes’s Lincoln sold for $1M

A 1936 Lincoln Boat Tail Speedster once owned by the late U.S. filmmaker Howard Hughes has sold for $1 million at the Leake Car Show & Auction in Tulsa, Okla.

The Leake Auction Co. said the movie director, aviator and industrialist initially used the vehicle as his personal limousine, then completely redesigned and restructured it into a Boat Tail Speedster.

This was a very unique vehicle, and it was a privilege to auction it in Tulsa, Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Co., said in a statement Thursday.

Howard Hughes was a very complex man and this car is a reflection of its unique creator. Our Tulsa show was outstanding, and it exceeded our expectations, Sevenoaks continued. The auction kicked off on Friday with a large crowd and vigorous bidding. The excitement continued to build throughout the weekend, resulting in record attendance and enthusiastic bidders.