Starting next week, you can bid on (or just snoop on) items owned by one of Louisville’s late, great civic leaders.
The estate of legendary philanthropist and businessman Sam Swope is going to be auctioned online starting March 25. Swope, founder of the Sam Swope Auto Group in Louisville, died on Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 88. Swope founded the company in 1952; it now consists of 24 auto dealerships in Louisville, Lexington, Radcliff and Elizabethtown.
Featured items include a Honda Goldwing motorcycle, a diamond and gold Rolex watch, autographed motorcycle helmets, fine furniture, Harley-Davidson memorabilia and original artwork including sculptures. Part of the proceeds from the estate sale will go to benefit Kosair Charities.
All items begin bidding at a $1. There will likely be upwards of 450 items up for auction.
The contents of the Swope estate in Longwood, Fl., will also be sold online April 1–7.
You can attend a public viewing of the auction items on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2500 Poplar Crest, in Indian Hills.
The online auction runs Wednesday, March 25 through Tuesday, March 31 on the website Everything But The House. The house is being sold separately by Kentucky Select Properties, and a sale is pending.