Steve-Todhunter
Steve Todhunter | Biography 2021

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  • Full Name Steve Todhunter
  • Occupation Car Collector, Owner of site civil contractor company Accell Construction, Inc.
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Oklahoma, USA
Famous Car Collector who particpates in collector-car auction Mecum Auction

Steve Todhunter | Biography 2021

He is the major sponsor for the American Stock Car racing team Tommy Baldwin Racing, from 2011 to 2015.

From the low horsepower, heavyweight muscle cars to the rarest of the Mopar machines and, eventually, to Ferrari, Steve Todhunter's collection of magnificent automobiles follows a path of quality and innovation rather than the number of cars he owned. His extensive car collection includes Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series 2014, S7 Twin Turbo 2006, Ferrari S12 TR 1992, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Spider 16 M 2009, Ferrari 812 Superfast 2018, Ferrari 599 GTO 2011, and many more.


Steve Todhunter is a famous car collector from the United States.

Who Is Steve Todhunter?

Steve Todhunter is a well-recognized American automobile collector and the owner of Accell Construction, Inc., based in Claremore, Oklahoma. The company has been associated with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Cup Series. Accell Construction was the major sponsor for the Tommy Baldwin Racing team for five consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2015.

From the low horsepower, heavyweight muscle cars to the rarest of the Mopar machines and, eventually, to Ferrari, Todhunter's collection of magnificent automobiles follows a path of quality and innovation rather than the number of cars he owned.

His exclusive motorbike collection includes LOT S118 1967 Triumph T120R Bonneville, LOT S119, 1967 BSA Spitfire MkIII Special, and LOT S117 1966 Triumph T120R Bonneville.

His extensive car collection includes Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series 2014, S7 Twin Turbo 2006, Ferrari S12 TR 1992, Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Spider 16 M 2009, Ferrari 812 Superfast 2018, Ferrari 599 GTO 2011, and many more.

Todhunter also takes part in Mecum Auction. In 2021, Todhunter's collection was amongst the best vehicles that were displayed at the event. The major attraction was a display of 20 cars from Todhunter's private collection, and six of them were among the top ten best-selling cars at the event.

Early Life and Experience 

Steve Todhunter was born in rural Oklahoma, USA. He was strongly influenced by the automobile at a very young age because of his father. His father was a design engineer for Ford Motor Company. So, Todhunter had the opportunity to witness each and every process in the automobile industry. 

As a child, he observed prototypes for vehicle components being made at the kitchen table with bits and pieces collected from around the house. He also contributed to the process occasionally.

As he became more knowledgeable with engines and their numerous technical aspects, Todhunter was able to watch his father's engineering and ingenuity capacity making way from his family table to Detroit and into the engine compartment.

Todhunter's experience at a young age laid a foundation stone for his interest on the automobile that ultimately landed him the collecting interest. 

Steven Todhunter's First Car

Todhunter's first automobile was a four-door 1970 Ford Torino, with a 302 engine that he bought with his father's help. But he was always interested in owning a Mopar. The originality and unique quality of the era's Mopar machines captivated him, and as a collector, it was their consequent rare find that caught his eyes.

Over the years, he has acquired some of the finest and top-notch Mopars ever manufactured during the course of his years of searching and cycling between many models.

Career

Todhunter's background as a civil site contractor was well established in the petroleum business. He is the owner of an Oklahoma-based company, Accell Construction, Inc. The company operates as a full-service site civil contractor specializing in tank farm construction, tank foundations, and other associated sites civil construction for the petroleum terminal and bulk storage industries. It has a 20-year track record of staying within budget and completing projects ahead of schedule.

The enterprise has a long history of working with the NASCAR Cup Series. They served as a major sponsor for the  American Stock Car racing team, Tommy Baldwin Racing, for five consecutive seasons, from 2011 to 2015. Alex Bowman, J. J. Yeley and Dave Blaney were among the competitors who drove the Accell No. 36 car, propelled forward by Todhunter and his team.

Automobile Collection

Todhunter's collection has significantly evolved and increased considerably over the years, but not in terms of numbers. He is known as the person who has always focused on quality rather than quantity.

His collection has evolved through time with world-class automobiles. His collection now includes some of Ferrari's greatest, fascinating Saleen S7s ever built, as well as some exceptional vintage and new Mopar and muscle cars, vintage motorcycles, and many more.

The car collector has spent many years perfecting his collection, including unique Ferraris such as the 1 of 125 exported to the United States 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO and the 1 of 499 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M.

Some other automobiles include 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra FAM (Lot S111.1), CSX1010, originally owned by late American actor Paul Walker, a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S112), two of 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastbacks, a Grabber Blue (Lot S113), and the other in Grabber Green (Lot S114).

He also owns a handful of modern, low-mileage muscle cars and a selection of Triumph motorcycles. It includes LOT S118 1967 Triumph T120R Bonneville, LOT S119, 1967 BSA Spitfire MkIII Special, and LOT S117 1966 Triumph T120R Bonneville.

Mecum Auction 2021

The event, which took place at State Farm Stadium from March 18 to 20, 2021, featured over 1,200 collector vehicles for sale via in-person and online bidding. The major draw was a display of 20 automobiles from Todhunter's exclusive collection, six of which were amongst the best ten sellers at the event.

The No. 2 sale of a 2016 Ferrari F12tdf S105 went for $880,000. The No. 3 sale of a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO S103 was sold for $720,500. The No. 4 sale of a 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo S109, one of only 14 Twin Turbo variants made, was sold for $605,000, from the collection of Steve Todhunter. 

The No. 6 sale of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series S101, one of only five manufactured in fire opal red, was sold for $451,000. The No. 7 sale of a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina S106, one of 448 built, was sold for $440,000, while the No. 9 sale of a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback S114 was sold for $385,000.

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