The Lee Roy Hartung Collection will be offered for sale by Auctions America by RM in partnership with RM Auctions during a multi-day sale in Glenview, Illinois, November 3-5, 2011.
The Hartung Collection was amassed over five decades by the late Mr. Lee Roy Hartung for display in his private museum. From motor cars to motorcycles, bicycles, license plates and other vintage memorabilia, the collection is comprised of items Hartung acquired locally, many from within a 15-mile radius of his Glenview location.
Following his passing in May 2011, Hartung’s collection will be offered without reserve in November, presenting a range of ownership opportunities for those looking to continue his legacy. In fact, in Lee Roy’s own words and sentiments, he always viewed himself as a caretaker to the items in his collection, and he anticipated its dispersal to appreciative collectors greatly.
“Lee Roy Hartung was the ultimate collector with an incredible passion for history and a remarkable eye for originality,” says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions and Auctions America by RM.
The Lee Roy Hartung Motorcycle Collection is a major component and focus of the collection. As an avid motorcycle enthusiast, Lee Roy collected as many original motor bikes and parts as regionally available. Impressively, a large number of the motorcycles do turn over, and some do in fact now start and run, a testament to their pure originality and untouched condition. Many of the bikes even still retain their original paint and components, having never been restored both cosmetically or mechanically.
Lots of great YouTube videos of the unpacking of these awesome motorycles can be found at YouTube.com. The guys at Auction America have done a really nice job with these fun to watch videos!