The Warner Collection – Mecum No Reserve Auction is now history and what a fabulous, memorable day it was. Woody Boater is preparing a wrap up story on the big auction for Sunday morning, so stay tuned.
One of the many great stories to come out of the auction today is the story of what could be the most famous Century Palomino in the world. Today, with the help of Lou and Herb at Antique Boat Center, Fellow Woody Boater Phillip Andrews fulfilled his dream of one day owning an original 1956 16′ Century Palomino Runabout.
The International spin is because the Palomino will soon be delivered to Antique Boat Center in Cincinnati, Ohio where it will then be loaded into a 20 ft container and shipped off to Phillip in New Zealand.
Earlier today after learning on Woody Boater that Phillip was the new owner of the Palamino, Phillip sent us this comment…
Texx , I’ve been dreaming about that Palamino for over a year. Im still pinching myself that I’ve really got it. A dream come true. Firstly, Herb and Lou at Antique Boat THANK YOU. We will talk tomorrow. Todd, anytime you want to come over and see her you will always be welcome. Thank you for keeping her in such original condition for all these years.
Finally, Matt, Mr Woody Boater. How good are you! I’ve been up since 6.00am watching it all go down. I couldn’t get the live streaming via Mecum to work so apart from watching the sold stickers go on the boats on the Mecum site, you were my eyes on the prize. Brilliant continual updates all from an iphone! Incredible. In the lead up to the auction you put pictures of the Palamino up twice on the blog and I so wanted to call out QUIT DOING THAT. Dont tell anyone about her.
When Thunderballs sold it all seemed to go quiet I thought dang Iv’e missed it. Then one refresh click and there she is. Mine. I have chewed all my nails and drunk more tea than is good for me but Im thrilled. I have a Palamino to sit with my Arabian and Resorter.
Its 2.30 Sunday afternoon here. Is that too early for Champagne
So before we left the auction tonight, we thought it would be a good idea to go back and take few more shots of the Palomino and send them to Phil. After all, it will be a while before he gets to see his new boat in person and we all know what it’s like to buy something like this and have to wait for (what seems like) ever to actually see it. We hope that the photos will help Phil see the boat like we were able to see it today.
From 1955 to 1957 Century Palomino’s were manufactured using Philippine Mahogany – Phillip’s new Philippine Palomino…
Then when we arrived back to the hotel from the auction, we thought… “Why not do a story on it so everyone can share in the experience with Phillip on what could be the most famous Palomino in the world?”
Check out those cool period correct, matching floor mats, steering wheel and controls.
Phillip, we will be expecting a full report on your new boat after it arrives at it’s new home in New Zealand. By then it will be summer down under and we will definitely need an Woody Boater fix. Thanks again to Antique Boat Center.