Purported Buddy Holly car pulled from sales docket

CNJ staff

A car said to have belonged to Buddy Holly has been pulled from a major auction company’s sales docket.

Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., said Wednesday it has decided to remove the 1958 Chevrolet from its national auction block because it cannot resolve questions about the authenticity of the car.

The coral Chevy is owned by Bill Clement of Lubbock, who stopped in Clovis last week enroute to the auction in Scottsdale.

Bill Griggs of Lubbock, an author and Buddy Holly historian, questioned the car’s authenticity, sparking Barrett-Jackson’s investigation.

“While we were disappointed to have to pull such a high profile car from the auction,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, “this was a decision we were willing to make in order to ensure all our customers are provided with a fair, trustworthy forum for buying or selling a collector car.”