Charles Kee Collection in Brothers, Oregon

Did you want to go to the Lambrecht collection auction but live in the Northwest? Did you want to go but are only a Mopar fan? Well, here is your chance. The Charles Kee collection is going up for auction on May 8th and 9th in Brothers, Oregon. Where is Brothers, you ask? It’s in the middle of nowhere in Eastern Oregon, about an hour east of Bend, Oregon. It was a five hour drive for us from Olympia, Washington. Charles Kee was collecting cars to try to start a museum but unfortunately passed away before seeing his dreams come true.

This is an amazing collection of cars and parts but unfortunately a few years ago some Europeans came in and bought a bunch of the better cars from the collection. Most of what are left are C-bodies and 4-door Chryslers with a few scattered B- and A-bodies.  Still some good projects in the bunch, however.

We got the opportunity to see the collection and have the scoop on the cars and parts that are going up for auction. Here are some general pictures and we are going to have more details on a few of the best cars. The auction is being run by James G. Murphy–here is a link to the preliminary catalog. Anyone want more info on any cars in particular?


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Crazy Swedish 1946 Plymouth Deluxe Lowrider

We haven’t covered a whole lot of cars from the 1940s here, but this Swedish 1946 Plymouth Deluxe lowrider caught my eye. This thing was actually chopped in the ’60s, so the bodywork and paint work are forty years old. Emanuel Sandén has owned it for over ten years and has done a fair share of mods to it, including the 13-inch gold plated Daytons. (And it turns out this is the same guy who helped build the crazy Hemi-powered Volvo gasser we featured a while back.) So I guess Swedes dig Mopars, too. Check out the full feature at Speedhunters