OVER 100 CLASSIC AND MUSCLE CARS FROM THE JAY WEINBERG COLLECTION WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 3-4, IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA

. April 2, 2009

(TEMECULA, Calif.) – An outstanding single-owner collection of 111 rare and vintage cars – ranging from 1920s-era classics to muscle cars from the 1960s, most of them in pristine condition and ready to drive – will be sold at auction this weekend, Apr. 3-4, by Asset Forfeiture & Seizure Auctions. Online bidding will be facilitated by iCollector.com. It is a consignment auction, not an asset seizure.

The automobiles comprise part of the Jay Weinberg Collection. Mr. Weinberg is a dedicated and discriminating car enthusiast who only sought out the best, most coveted examples of the genre. But the sale will also feature antiques, collectibles, artwork and decorative arts owned by Mr. Weinberg. The three-session sale will begin on Friday evening. The cars will come up for bid Saturday morning at 11.

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1958 Ford Thunderbird Sport Coupe

Some of the cars to be offered include a 1962 Cadillac convertible with Louis Vuitton interior; a 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 fastback tribute car; a 1947 Humber Pullman limousine; a 1940 Packard 120 convertible coupe; a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II touring sedan; a 1959 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster; a 1953 MG TD roadster; a 1958 Ford Thunderbird sport coupe; and a 1929 Cadillac 341B sedan.

All lots – including the automobiles – will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve. Online bidders may log on to www.icollector.com/Jay-Weinberg-Private-Collection-Session-III_as14653, to view a full color catalog, plus images and descriptions of all 111 cars. Additional information (to include a bidder registration form) may be viewed online, at www.afsauctions.us/currentauctions.html.

Descriptions of some of the anticipated top lots listed above follow:

1966-mustang.jpg The 1966 Ford Mustang fastback is a tribute car to Carroll Shelby, the master auto designer who lent his name and touch to the Mustang brand at its very inception. Today, Mustang Shelbys are highly collectible and typically command top dollars. This example is a GT350 model with a 289 cid overhead valve V-8 engine, four-barrel carburetor, four-speed transmission, racing wheels and Shelby pinstripes.

The 1962 Cadillac custom convertible is unlike any other. Louis Vuitton fabric design has been liberally utilized throughout, to include the folding top, upholstery, soft boot and dash insert. Other features include custom candy tangerine paint, high-quality chrome and bright work, Powerbass 2X1 custom sound system, a 390 cid engine with 325 horsepower, and Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.

The 1947 Humber Pullman limousine was a four-door luxury coach-built model, designed to be a chauffeur-driven motorcar fitted with accouterments to please heads-of-state. The quality and strength of the Humber chassis was legendary. This car, the recipient of an older restoration, features a power divider window, power rear curtain, three-position town/sedan roof and 4086 cc six-cylinder motor.

The 1958 Ford Thunderbird sport coupe has had a complete restoration, which is documented with a full book of receipts. Only 2,300 miles have been traversed since the completion. The car drives as good, or better, than the day it was new, with no issues. Features include a 352 cid overhead valve V-8 engine (300hp), four-barrel carburetor, Cruise-O-Matic transmission and correct whitewall tires.

1953-mg-td.jpg The 1953 MG TD roadster boasts a high-quality and fully documented restoration, with all receipts. Few cars have enjoyed the popularity or been as influential in the world of sports cars as the MG. This model has a 1250 cc inline four-cylinder engine (57 horsepower); twin carburetors; a four-speed manual gearbox; correct factory side curtains and tonneau cover; and original driver’s manual.

The 1929 Cadillac model 341B sedan was built in a year when Cadillac posted record sales. Finished in creamy yellow and dark brown with orange pinstriping, this example sports an older restoration, with 45,362 miles on the odometer. It has the extended sedan body, which allows more room for passengers and styling touches, such as a folding foot rest and small sconces in the corners.

The 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II dual cowl touring sedan was a remarkably successful car, given that 1,672 units were sold during the early, difficult days of the Great Depression. Today, a great number of them survive, running and working with their original machinery — a testament to their excellence. The car has a 7668 cc six-cylinder inline engine (130 hp) and a four-speed manual gearbox.

1940-packard.jpg The 1940 Packard 120 convertible coupe boasts a 282 cid L-head inline 8-cylinder engine (120 hp), Carter carburetor and three-speed selective synchromesh transmission. First introduced in 1935, the 120 was an instant success, outselling all other type Packards for the year. Back then, prices for the Packard 120 ranged from $980 for the three-passenger business coupe to $1,095 for a touring sedan.

The 1959 Morgan Plus 4 roadster has a 1250 cc inline four-cylinder engine (57 hp), twin SU carburetors and a four-speed manual gearbox. The Morgan Motor Company is one of the oldest independent automotive companies in existence. Their turn-of-the-century factory in Malvern, Link, Worcestire, England, produces handsome sports roadsters today, just as it has for nearly 100 years.

Asset Forfeiture & Seizure Auctions is located at 31805 Temecula Parkway in Temecula, Calif. Icollector.com is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and specializes in providing online bidding services to hundreds of auction houses and galleries worldwide. “Icollector is very pleased to have this outstanding collection of automotive history available for bidders from around the world,” said Thorsten Bonn, executive vice president of iCollector.com Technologies.

For more information about the sale of the Jay Weinberg Collection or to get approved for online bidding in this sale and any other sales we feature, you may call iCollector.com toll-free, at (866) 313-0123.

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