Walt Disney World’s Mr. Vehicles from Toad’s Wild Ride, Skyway gondolas from Disneyland and Autopia cars were just a few items available at a unique Disney auction on Saturday. The collection of approximately 45,000 items belongs to Orange County voice actor Scott Rummel.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride’s buggy sold for $87,000 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Opened at Disney World in 1971, the rides were one of the park’s most popular attractions. Dating back to 1993, the ride’s buggy, according to the auction website, has been “professional restored and repainted” with additional features such as spinning wheels and working headlights.
“To say this is a rare piece would be an overstatement.” Website say “Only a handful of these vehicles have been on the market from the start with a limited number of vehicles. This is one of the rarest products at Walt Disney World.”
The gondola sold for $162,000. According to auction site, “one of the rarest Disney attraction vehicles in existence” and “everything is original.” The Skyway Gondola was built by a Swiss company and arrived at Disneyland in 1965, carrying visitors through the park for decades. It may also have been used at Disney World for a few years now.
“What makes this piece even more special is the fact that the lights have been rewired to function!” The website says
An Autopia car is “believed to be a single Autopia vehicle to be auctioned with all original components including chassis and tires (except engines not permitted for sale for safety reasons).” Website say It sold for $180,000 on Saturday.
This car was first used at Disneyland in 1967 and has been there for over 20 years. The front is modeled on a Corvette Stingray and the back is inspired by the Opal GT. The car still has the “original Autopia Mark VII badge” and “plastic signs on the front rail saying ‘Do not hit the car forward, keep your hands in the car’.”