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Press release from CNW Group

Drive a vintage automobile away from Ritchie Bros.' upcoming auction in Edmonton

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drive a vintage automobile away from Ritchie Bros.' upcoming auction in Edmonton09:00 EDT Tuesday, October 18, 2011A 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible and 1929 Chevrolet among vintage cars being sold with no minimums or reserve prices EDMONTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is selling several highly sought-after collectible vintage vehicles at its upcoming unreserved public auction in Edmonton, AB on October 26 - 27, 2011. Among the cars: a 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible and a 1929 Chevrolet automobile. The vintage collectible cars will be sold with over 4,000 other items, including 35 automobiles and 140 pickup trucks, plus heavy construction, transportation and agricultural equipment and a large selection of real estate. Other consumer items being sold include 30+ recreational vehicles and motor homes from Heartland and Fleetwood. Bids can be made in person, online in real time at www.rbauction.com or by proxy.During 2010 and the first six months of 2011, Ritchie Bros. has sold more than 2,500 automobiles, sports utility vehicles, recreational vehicles and pickup trucks at its Edmonton site and more than 16,000 automobiles, sports utility vehicles and pickup trucks combined at unreserved auctions worldwide."We're well-known in the construction, oil and gas, farming and transportation industries as the world's largest auctioneer of heavy equipment—but we also sell thousands of cars, RVs, motor homes and pickup trucks that will appeal to anyone in the market for these items," said Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. "A used vehicle or truck bought at one of our unreserved auctions is an excellent option. Our auctions are open to the general public and registration to bid is free. With no minimum bids or reserve prices, buyers set the prices they want to pay for these items while having a range of vehicles to choose from."The full selection of vintage and sports automobiles being sold at Ritchie Bros.' upcoming Edmonton auction includes:1929 Chevrolet1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible1967 Ford Mustang1973 Cadillac Coupe Deville1975 Cadillac Eldorado1976 Lincoln Continental1981 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz2007 Dodge ChargerRitchie Bros. has more than 900 sports utility vehicles, 600 pickup trucks and 70 automobiles in its current inventory at www.rbauction.com.Edmonton auction detailsDate & time: 8 a.m., Wednesday, October 26 & Thursday, October 27, 2011Location: Ritchie Bros.' Edmonton auction site - 1500 Sparrow Drive, Nisku AB, T9E 8H6Auction site phone: 780-955-2486Visit www.rbauction.com to see complete auction details, detailed equipment information and photosAbout Ritchie Bros. Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is the world's largest industrial auctioneer, selling more equipment to on-site and online bidders than any other company in the world. Ritchie Bros. offers services that enable the world's builders to easily and confidently exchange equipment. The Company conductshundreds of unreserved public auctions each year, selling a broad range of used and unused equipment, trucks and other assets utilized in the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, mining, forestry,petroleum and marine industries. Ritchie Bros. has over 110 locations in more than 25 countries, including 43 auction sites worldwide. The Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com and sponsors an equipment wiki at www.RitchieWiki.com.PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Photos of the 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible and 1929 Chevrolet automobile and other media resources are available for use at http://www.rbauction.com/web/rba/media/photos.Members of the public and the media can follow Ritchie Bros. on Twitter @RitchieBros.For further information: Vicki Cunningham, Supervisor, Corporate Communications, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Phone: +1.778.331.5464 or email vcunningham@rbauction.com Or Jim Rotlisberger, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Phone: +1.780.955.2486 or email jrotlisberger@rbauction.com