That line of thunderstorms that rolled through Scottsdale last week did a huge amount of damage to the classic and rare cars that were to be sold at the Russo and Steele auction. Wind gusts of over 50 mph destroyed two of the tents that housed the cars, but luckily no people were seriously injured. After the fire department cleared the area, consignors were let back inside to view the aftermath and for many of these Corvette owners, it sure wasn’t pretty.
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Damage is estimated to be $1.5 million. Many more of the damaged cars can be seen here: allclassicsllc.com
At the Saturday morning meeting with Consignors, Russo and Steele CEO Drew Alcazar said:
“I’m a car guy, I know what you’re going through.” “Today I am the luckiest guy because I not am visiting any of my close friends, family or clients in the hospital or morgue. None of these great cars are worth someone’s life. In my estimation as 15 years as a restorer and 15 years as an auctioneer none of these cars had terminal damage; everything can get fixed and most important, everyone is safe.”