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Car collection of ‘Hee Haw’ host Roy Clark goes up for auction

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As many of us know, Roy Clark was a multi-award-winning actor, musician/vocalist, and philanthropist. On top of hosting the popular television variety show “Hee Haw” for 28 years, he also had a recurring role on “The Beverly Hillbillies” and was the first country music artist to guest-host Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show.” Clark is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, won multiple country music awards, a Grammy, and was once voted Best Country Guitarist by Guitar Magazine.

The auction company Leake is set to sell 600 vehicles in its upcoming three-day event in Tulsa, Oklahoma from June 6 to 8, including the personal collection of the famed “Hee Haw” host. Clark’s collection includes a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Limousine and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

“Roy Clark was an incredibly talented and influential entertainer with a passion for collecting cars. We are so excited to offer his personal collection in our Tulsa auction without reserves,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager, New Ventures & Sectors for Ritchie Bros. “These vehicles were very near and dear to Roy, his wife Barbara, and their family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a car owned by an entertainment legend.”

Clark died last November in Virginia at the age of 85.

Other highlights of the Clark collection include a 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Safari Station Wagon; a 1977 Lincoln Continental; a 1961 Plymouth Fury; and a 1972 Jeep CJ5.

In total, 185 vehicles will be sold without reserves in the Tulsa auction. Among them are:

  • A 1961 Porsche 356B/1600 Reutter Cabriolet
  • A 1960 Chevrolet Corvette with a 283/290hp fuel-injected V8
  • A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • A 1948 Packard Woody Wagon
  • A 1990 Nissan 300ZX
  • A 1991 Acura NSX

The Tulsa auction will be held at River Spirit Expo. Online bidding in the auction will be available via IronPlanet.com. For more information visit their website.

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