For more than three decades, NASCAR fans eagerly snapped up prints of famous Sam Bass paintings featuring such legends as Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and others. Now, for the first time, they can own the original pieces of art themselves. More than 250 pieces of original Sam Bass artwork, with certificates of authenticity and valued at over $1.7 million, will be sold in a bankruptcy auction Wednesday, May 3, with Iron Horse Auction Company conducting the event.
The auction was ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Winston-Salem Division.
Also selling will be 85 custom guitars, many designed by Bass. Among them is the one used as a prop for the film, "Talladega Nights." Other items being sold include stock car hoods, panels, and other collectibles.
Online pre-bidding will begin April 25 at www.ironhorseauction.com, but the items are already listed. The live auction will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, N.C.
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