Estate of Gary Martin Absolute Auction

Step into the ultimate man cave at the Estate of Gary Martin Absolute Auction! Our featured item is a meticulously maintained 1982 Corvette, a garage gem with only 41,000 miles and service records. This car will be selling with no reserve or minimum bid! Three awesome pinball machines, including classics like the 1978 Bally Playboy and the 1994 Corvette pinball machines. A nice selection of barber collectibles including a Koken chair passed down from his family's business, Martin Bros. Barbershop, historically known in Jeffersontown, KY. Other highlights include a treasure trove of vintage Playboy magazines, advertising memorabilia, a variety of vinyls, and much more!
  •   May 10 @ 3:30am EDT (Start)
  •   May 22 @ 7:00pm EDT (End)
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10% Buyer's Premium
3212 Maple Rd.
Louisville, KY 40299

PLEASE READ: The home occupant was a smoker.

Bidding Ends: Wednesday, May 22nd beginning at 7:00pm, with staggered and extended ending.

Open House/Inspection: Sunday, May 19th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PLEASE READ Regarding Pickups: All purchases can be picked up at the home on Friday, May 24 from 11:00am - 6:00pm. The house is located by Tully Elementary School and this is their LAST DAY, please avoid coming between 2:00pm - 3:00pm if possible due to parking restrictions. Address will be provided to winning bidders.

Please be sure to bring enough labor and help to remove your items in a timely manner. Wardlow Auctions staff will not assist in furniture or large item moving. It is important to come to pickups at your designated time slot. Pickup reservations will be required.


  1. Pick it up. Schedule an appointment during one of our pickup windows. We will send out instructions in your winning bidder email after the auction closes.

  2. Ship it. We work with Fragile Pack, a local professional shipper, for shipping needs. Buyer will be responsible for all shipping costs.


All questions regarding this auction should be directed to Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Any member of our staff would be happy to answer your questions and make this an enjoyable auction experience for you.

Wardlow Auctions, Inc.
3600 Chamberlain Ln., Suite 222
Louisville, KY 40241
Office: (502) 489-5515
Auctioneer: Matt Woods
Auction Manager: Josh Grizzle

PLEASE READ: The home occupant was a smoker.

Open House: Sunday, May 19 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PLEASE READ Regarding Pickups: All purchases can be picked up at the home on Friday, May 24 from 11:00am - 6:00pm. The house is located by Tully Elementary School and this is their LAST DAY, please avoid coming between 2:00pm - 3:00pm if possible due to parking restrictions. Address will be provided to winning bidders. Winning bidders will receive a link after the auction to which they can schedule a time slot that will work for them. Please read “Failure to Pickup” and “Abandonment of Property” below.

Shipping: For small shippable items, we work with a company called Fragile Pack of Louisville to handle customers' shipping needs. Buyers should contact Scott Logsdon of Fragile Pack at (502) 423-0000 for shipping questions and needs, and let the Auctioneer know you plan to ship. All shipping costs shall be paid by the buyer. Email with any questions or to let us know if you're shipping your item(s).

Vehicle Special Payment and Removal Terms: The vehicle must be paid for in full and Buyer can pay in cash or acceptable Official Bank Check - no personal check or credit card. After acceptable payment is received, the purchaser will be given the title and other documentation for transfer. Once the buyer has the vehicle transferred out of the Seller's name and the buyer brings the new registration to the auction site during scheduled checkout times, the vehicle will be released to the buyer. The county clerk’s office will require proof of insurance prior to transfer. Buyer will pay KY 6% Sales Tax at the County Clerk's office at the time of transfer.

Close of Bidding: Bidding will begin to close at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time zone), Wednesday, May 22, 2024 For your convenience, the closing of items will be on a staggered basis of 4 items every minute. See paragraph below regarding the Extended Ending feature.

Buyer’s Premium: A 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of each item to determine the final selling price.

Buyer Fees: Any payments made by credit card will be subjected to a 2% fee, to be paid by the buyer.

Failure to Pickup: If you fail to pick up your items during the scheduled pick up times you will be charged a $20 fee per invoice, and each piece of furniture is subject to a $50 fee. If we have to pay for moving expenses to empty a home of your items, you will incur that fee as well.

Abandonment of Property: Unless special arrangements are made with the auctioneer, for any items not paid for and/or picked up by the winning bidder within SEVEN (7) days of the date payment was due, the property shall be considered abandoned and any interest the winning bidder may have in the property shall revert back to the seller or auctioneer, and there shall be no refunds to the winning bidder. Additionally, failure to pay for or pick up your items will result in the loss of future bidding opportunities. These terms still apply to any winning bidders who ask us to donate items for them.

All items sell in “as is” condition: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed and as such the Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., and/or the Seller shall not be held liable for inaccuracies in the information. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to obtain or verify, prior to bidding, any information they consider critical to their decision to purchase. Preview times are available for potential bidders to physically inspect the items. All bidders are encouraged to inspect and research all aspects of the items, descriptions and information provided to their complete and full satisfaction prior to bidding. The items are being sold “as-is” “where-is” with no warranties or guarantees of any kind including merchantability and/or fitness for particular purpose.

Statements of Condition: Any statement regarding the condition of the item is given as a courtesy and is only a subjective opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed. Items are sold “as is" "where is” with no guarantees or warranties. All sales are final.

Bidding: Online bidding is to be understood as a binding contract. Bids will be taken with the understanding that the bidder will honor their winning bid with sufficient funds including all applicable taxes and fees. Do not bid if you do not intend to pay.

Malfunction: While very rare, the Auctioneers, Wardlow Auctions, Inc., Sellers, and the Internet and Software Providers do not guarantee or warrant the online bidding procedure and/or system to operate without interruption or malfunction, and shall not be held responsible in the event of such.

Payment Terms: All items must be paid for in full prior to removal and not later than Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6:00 pm. Payments may be made online by credit card or wire transfer, or in person at checkouts by card, cash or check. All purchases over $1,000 must be paid for by cash, credit card, or official bank check. All purchases over $5,000 must be paid by wire transfer or official bank check. If you fail to pick up your items, we will charge your credit card. Any payments made by credit card will be subjected to a 2% fee, to be paid by the buyer. Any payments made by wire transfer will be subjected to the $30 wire transfer fee.

Registration: Bidders must be registered with a full name, email address, home/business address, telephone number, and valid credit card information. Credit card information is obtained to establish bidder legitimacy, deter defunct bidding and charge the account at your request or in the event you do not pick up your items. Registration may only be completed with an acknowledgment that the bidder has read and understood all terms and conditions for the sale and online bidding.

First Time Bidder Registration: Click on “Register to Bid”, at the next page click on “Sign Up”, and then complete the information requested. Upon successful completion you will receive notice that you are approved to bid.

Returning Bidder Registration: If you have already registered with us once before, you simply click on the “Register to Bid” link and on the next page, click on “Sign In”.

Fraud Protection: Wardlow Auctions Inc. reserves the right to: 1) request buyers to provide a copy of their driver’s license and credit card with which they are paying, 2) use the same shipping address as billing address and 3) withhold shipping of purchased items for a period of up to 10 calendar days to insure that payment and validity of the transaction is good.

Notification to winning bidders: An email notification will be sent via email along with an auction invoice within 6 hours of the auction’s close. Be sure to check your "Junk" email folder if you do not receive your invoice within that time frame.

Bidding Increments are pre-set as identified below: Bids must at least be the “asking” amount and in whole dollars. You can bid an amount higher than the next “asking” amount if you wish.

Up to $20.00 - $1.00 increment
Up to $50.00 - $2.00 increment
Up to $100.00 - $5.00 increment
Up to $500.00 - $10.00 increment
Up to $1,000.00 - $25.00 increment
Up to $10,000.00 - $50.00 increment
Up to $50,000.00 - $100.00 increment

Set Maximum Bid: This feature does your bidding without the bidder having to constantly view, log in, and bid on an item. Setting a maximum online is much like coming to a live auction with a preset spending limit in mind. The program will bid for you, in the prescribed increments, and only up to your set maximum bid for the item. Your Maximum bids are kept confidential and not available for other bidders to see. Any bidder can raise or lower a maximum bid at any time prior to the close of the auction.

Set Custom Bid: This feature allows you to place a bid of your choosing. Be sure to only use this feature if you intend to pay the amount you bid. Wardlow Auctions is not responsible for your user error in using this feature.

Sales Tax: All sales are subject to 6% Kentucky Sales Tax. If you are buying for resale, please let us know ahead of time and send us a copy of your resale tax exemption certificate.

Extended Ending: The items in the auction will be subject to an extended ending, whereas at the close of the auction, any bidding activity on an item within 3 minutes of the closing time will automatically extend the bidding for 3 more minutes past the time of the last bid. The bidding on that lot will continue to remain open in 3 minute intervals as long as there is bidding activity within 3 minutes of the previous bid. Once there is no bidding activity for a 3 minute period, the bidding on that item will close.

Penalties: Any bidding found to be fraudulent and/or negligence to provide proper payment in the allotted time will result in all appropriate legal action. Any invoice not fully and properly paid for in the allotted time will be charged to the credit card account presented at registration and the items forfeited. Delinquencies will be noted and will prevent the individual from participating in any further live or online auctions conducted by Wardlow Auctions, Inc. Wardlow Auctions, Inc. retains the right to prevent anyone from participating in this and future online auctions who does not abide by the terms and conditions of the auction or whose actions are not in the best interest of our client, the Seller.

Auctioneer's Representation and Right to Bid: In accordance with KRS330.220(6)(a), it is hereby disclosed that, with permission from the seller, the auctioneer and any auction staff members have the right to bid. Wardlow Auctions Inc. and the auctioneer are agents of the seller.