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Maroone Dealerships to Display Classic Autos

Jan. 22, 2009

Highly collectible cars on view to public in advance of huge auction

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation (NYSE: AN) announced today that two local dealerships -- Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale and Maroone Chevrolet of Fort Lauderdale -- will have on display a number of rare, classic vehicles from the golden age of American automotive manufacturing. All of the vehicles are to be sold to the highest bidder at the RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Auction, held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center from February 6 to 8, 2009. The three-day event features approximately 400 exquisitely restored vehicles, including early production models, exotic cars, prototypes, experimental vehicles, custom cars and more.

Vehicles on display at Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale, located at 1333 N. Federal Highway, include:

1930 Ford Model A Station Wagon

Finished in Cordoba Tan with black fenders, top, and interior, this 1930 Ford Model A Station Wagon is an outstanding older restoration that remains in excellent mechanical condition. Equipped with a fold-down tailgate and full weather equipment, this great parade car can be driven anywhere.

1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible

This is a remarkable example of a highly collectible vehicle, with 56,000 original miles, finished in yellow with a contrasting red interior. It has been well cared for and is extremely presentable throughout. Very well equipped, it comes with rear fender skirts, white sidewall tires, a convertible top boot, a heater/defroster and radio.

1967 Shelby GT350 Fastback

Listed in the Shelby Registry, this 1967 GT350 is one of just 1,175 produced. With excellent older cosmetics and a recent mechanical restoration by well-known professionals, it includes a 306hp, 289 cu. in. V8 engine, a four-speed transmission, power steering and front disc brakes, a fold-down rear seat and original Shelby features including the steering wheel and gauges.

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

A beautifully restored "Calypso Coral" 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 highlighted by fresh, bright work. The engine was fully rebuilt before undergoing an extraordinary amount of fine detailing to concours-level quality. The passenger compartment was fully restored, with a fresh molded dash outfitted in new wood grain applique, and all instruments appear as new. New vinyl door panels, side and kick panels were fitted and the seats were completely rebuilt before being recovered in correct black vinyl.

Vehicles at Maroone Chevrolet of Fort Lauderdale, located at 1300 N. Federal Highway, include:

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

This classic 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air is complemented by excellent bright work, front and rear bumper guards, rear fender skirts, a "Continental" kit and full wheel covers with whitewall tires. The interior is trimmed with black and white cloth upholstery along with black carpeting. Well equipped for comfortable cruising, this Bel Air sports an automatic transmission, AM/FM radio, and a dash-mounted clock and is powered by a small-block Chevrolet V8 engine.

1964 Chevrolet Bel Air Fire Chief Wagon

This interesting vehicle served with the Mayberry, Virginia Fire Department, and comes complete with its factory build sheet. Special fire equipment includes a siren with a special passenger foot control, two vintage radios, emergency lighting and a hospital communications system.

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Nicely restored in Rally Red with a matching interior, this 1967 GTO is well equipped with a four-speed transmission, bucket seats and Rally II wheels, as well as a radio, power steering, power brakes and a power top.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS5 Convertible

This 1970 Chevelle SS454 Convertible features the 360bhp LS5 engine option. It is believed to retain its completely original drive train, and comes with two build sheets as well as other documentation.

For more information on the auction, call RM Auctions directly at (800) 980-7635 or go to www.rmauctions.com . More information about Maroone Ford is available at (877) 523-4666, and information about Maroone Chevrolet is available at (954) 564-5271. Information about AutoNation can be found online at www.AutoNation.com .

ABOUT AUTONATION, INC.

AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's largest automotive retailer and was named "America's Most Admired Automotive Retailer" for 2007. A component of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, AutoNation has approximately 23,000 full-time employees and owns and operates 331 new vehicle franchises in 15 states. For additional information, please visit http://corp.AutoNation.com or www.AutoNation.com , where more than 80,000 vehicles are available for sale.

SOURCE AutoNation

CONTACT:
Marc Cannon of AutoNation
+1-954-769-3146
cannonm@autonation.com

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