Hundreds of vintage cars will be sold at an auction in Spruce Grove this weekend, the majority of them belonging to one man.

Murray King has been collecting cars since 1979 and has been looking to reduce his collection, which currently stands at 600 vehicles.

“It’s time for somebody else to start enjoying them,” he explained.

According to an event website, King started collecting vehicles while he was working as a carpenter in different parts of Canada.

“Not wanting to come home empty handed, he started contacting various car collectors and owners, and buying cars from them. Loading them up in his trailers, he would head home to Spruce Grove with his new finds.”

He now runs the Kustom King restoration and rod shop.

“Every time you buy a car it always comes with a story,” he explained.

About 1,500 bidders have registered and the event will also be online for bidders from around the world.

“I’m surprised at how many Internet bidders there are,” Murray said.

“Our internet bidding has seen cars go to Britain and Texas.  We've got some New Zealand and Colorado buyers today and all over Canada too,” Sekura Auctions Owner Corey Sekura explained.

Kevin Wilkinson came from Saskatchewan to find some classics.

“You don't get a chance to see this many old cars being auctioned so of course I had to take it in.  And I'm taking a few home,” he said.

With files from Amanda Anderson