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Howard Hughes's Lincoln sold for $1M

June 18, 2009 at 5:11 PM   |   Comments

TULSA, Okla., June 18 (UPI) -- A 1936 Lincoln Boat Tail Speedster once owned by the late U.S. filmmaker Howard Hughes has sold for $1 million at the Leake Car Show & Auction in Tulsa, Okla.

The Leake Auction Co. said the movie director, aviator and industrialist initially used the vehicle as his personal limousine, then completely redesigned and restructured it into a Boat Tail Speedster.

"This was a very unique vehicle, and it was a privilege to auction it in Tulsa," Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Co., said in a statement Thursday.

"Howard Hughes was a very complex man and this car is a reflection of its unique creator. Our Tulsa show was outstanding, and it exceeded our expectations," Sevenoaks continued. "The auction kicked off on Friday with a large crowd and vigorous bidding. The excitement continued to build throughout the weekend, resulting in record attendance and enthusiastic bidders."

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