RM boasts 100 percent sell-through at Hershey


This 1929 Cadillac 341B convertible coupe sold for $97,500 at the RM Hershey auction held in Hershey, Pa. (Ron Kowalke photo)

RM Auctions achieved a 100 percent sell-through rate at its Hershey, Pa., sale held at the Hershey Lodge on Oct. 7-8. All 297 lots presented, including vehicles and automobilia, exchanged hands for a total of $8.8 million in sales.

Highlighted by a series of brass-era automobiles, the two-evening sale saw 148 vehicles including vintage motorcycles, joined by a selection of automotive-themed memorabilia, cross the auction podium, with all lots sold. Bidders in the room were joined by those on the phone and via the Internet, with interest received from 18 countries around the world, including as far away as Argentina, Turkey and Australia.

Top-sale honors went to a well-documented 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe, J194, from the estate of John O’Quinn, which went to a telephone bidder for $748,000 (all prices listed include buyer’s fee). A London-to-Brighton-eligible 1903 Packard Model F rear-entry tonneau, offered from the same collection, sold for $374,000 to lead the strong results achieved for the selection of brass-era vehicles.

“We are thrilled with the results from our Hershey sale, particularly the 100 percent sell-through, which reflects not only the quality of the consignments, but our team’s commitment to providing accurate estimates and effective marketing campaigns,” said Rob Myers, CEO and founder of RM Auctions. “The sale enjoyed strong interest from around the world, with bidder numbers surpassing those from the 2009 sale. In addition, over 25 percent of bidders represented new clientele.

“The results also reflect a continued strong interest in the early segment of the market. The brass-era vehicles were the toast of the sale and well matched to the Hershey crowd, which recognized their incredible quality and rarity, resulting in lively bidding and many lots exceeding expectations.”

Additional sale highlights included a selection of vehicles from the private collection of Gerald Sichel, including 20 cars that pre-dated 1910. Numerous examples exceeded their pre-sale high estimates, including a 1907 Cadillac Model K light runabout that sold for $66,000; ’12 Autocar 14-passenger bus that sold for $52,250; ’11 E-M-F 30 coupe that sold for $50,600; ’32 Packard Light Eight sedan that sold for $47,300; and, a ’15 Chevrolet Amesbury Special roadster that sold for $38,500.


This 1930 Excelsior Super X Streamliner motorcycle sold for $25,000 at the RM Hershey auction in Hershey, Pa. (Ron Kowalke photo)

RM Hershey
Hershey, Pa., 10-7/8-2010

Ron Kowalke reporting

Vehicles listed were declared sold.
Reportedly,  148 were offered.

Year/Make/Model                                Price/Condition
1965 Alvis TE-21 2d HT, 6-cyl, 130-hp, 5-Spd, WW, RHD    $31,000    3
1935 Auburn 851SC 4d Phae, SC L-head 8-cyl, 150-hp, 3-Spd, Columbia 2-Spd rear axle, SMt    $140,000    2
1912 Autocar Open Bus, 150-cid, 18-hp, 4-Spd, 14P, RHD    $47,500    3
1932 Bergholt Streamline 2d FBk Sed, Ford 221-cid, 65-hp, 3-Spd    $72,500    1
1980 BMW M1 2d Cpe, mid-mounted FI 6-cyl, 277-hp, 5-Spd    $125,000    3
1921 Brewster 2d Cpe, Knight 4-cyl, 53-hp, 3-Spd    $50,000    2
1907 Brush BC Open Rbt, L-head 1-cyl, 7-hp, 2-Spd    $20,000    2
1907 Buick G Open Rds, 159-cid, 22-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $45,000    2
1908 Buick 10 Open Rbt, OHV 4-cyl, 23-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $26,000    2
1908 Buick G Open Rbt, 2-cyl, 22-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $45,000    1
1909 Buick F 2d Trg, 139-cid, 22-hp, 5P, RHD    $45,000    2
1924 Buick 24-44 2d Rds, OHV 6-cyl, 70-hp, 3-Spd    $26,000    2
1929 Buick 116-20 2d Sed, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, export RHD, SMts    $11,000    3
1954 Buick Skylark 2d Conv, Fireball 322-cid, 200-hp, 4V, Dynaflow, WW, 1 of 836    $65,000    2
1961 Buick Invicta 2d Conv, Wildcat 445 401-cid, 325-hp, 4V, Auto, 57K, 1 of 3,953, w/fender skirts    $25,000    3
1903 Cadillac A Open Rbt, 1-cyl, 6.5-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $62,500    2
1904 Cadillac F 2d Trg, 1-cyl, 9-hp, 2-Spd, RHD, 4P    $70,000    2
1904 Cadillac B Rear-Entry Tonn, 1-cyl, 8-hp, w/wicker luggage & canopy top    $70,000    2
1907 Cadillac K Light Rbt, 1-cyl, 10-hp, 2-Spd, RHD, “Tulip”    $60,000    2
1929 Cadillac 341B 2d Conv Cpe, L-head V-8, 90-hp, 3-Spd, R/S, SMts, w/trunk rack & grille guard    $97,500    1
1930 Cadillac 452A 4d Spt Phae, OHV V-16, 175-hp, 3-Spd, Pilot Ray, SMts, w/rear-mount trunk, stone guard & dual spotlights    $270,000    1
1936 Cadillac 75 4d Conv Sed, L-head V-8, 135-hp, 3-Spd, SMts    $52,500    3
1911 Cartercar 2d Trg, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 5P, RHD, w/wicker trunk    $43,000    2
1917 Chalmers 6-30 2d Rds, L-head 6-cyl, 30-hp, 3-Spd    $16,000    3
1907 Chase Canopy Express, air-cooled 2-stroke 2-cyl, 2-Spd, chain drive    $28,000    2
1915 Chevrolet H3 Amesbury Spl 2d Rds, OHV 171-cid, 24-hp    $35,000    3
1916 Chevrolet 490 4d Trg, OHV 4-cyl, 24-hp, 3-Spd, w/elect start, all orig    $15,000    4
1928 Chevrolet AB National 2d Lan Cpe, 4-cyl, 3-Spd    $12,000    4
1937 Delahaye Type 135C 2d Spds Mod, 6-cyl w/3 sidedraft carbs, 160-hp, WW, RHD, grand prix replica    $145,000    2
1974 DeTomaso Pantera 2d Cpe Mod, Ford Cleveland 351-cid, 310-hp, 5-Spd, w/int upgrades    $25,000    3
1937 Dodge D5 4d Trg Sed, L-head 6-cyl, 87-hp, 3-Spd    $12,000    3
1929 Duesenberg J LaGrande 4d DC Phae Mod, orig J573, in parts, not assembled    $75,000    4
1929 Duesenberg J 2d Conv Cpe, 2213/J194, 8-cyl, 265-hp, 3-Spd, w/rear-mount trunk, SMts    $680,000    2
1910 E-M-F 30 Spds, 226-cid, 30-hp, 3-Spd, RHD    $22,000    2
1911 E-M-F 30 2d Cpe, L-head 4-cyl, 30-hp, RHD    $46,000    3
1962 Fiat 1200 2d Cabr, 4-cyl, 63-hp, 4-Spd    $30,000    2
1970 Fiat 500L 2d Cpe, air-cooled 500cc, 21-hp, 4-Spd, S/R, w/rear luggage rack & tool kit    $14,000    2
1912 Flanders 20 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, ex-Floyd Clymer car    $24,500    2
1903 Ford A Rear Entry Tonn, 2-cyl, 8-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $72,500    2
1903 Ford A Rear Entry Tonn, 2-cyl, 8-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $77,500    1
1904 Ford AC Open Rbt, 120-cid, 10-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $52,500    2
1906 Ford N Open Rbt, L-head 4-cyl, 18-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $32,000    1
1906 Ford N Open Rbt, L-head 4-cyl, 18-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $25,000    2
1909 Ford T Open Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd    $41,000    1
1911 Ford T Open Torpedo Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 22-hp, 2-Spd, w/brass radiator    $70,000    2
1912 Ford T Depot Hack, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 6P, Syverson body    $32,000    2
1912 Ford T 4d Trg, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd    $40,000    1
1913 Ford T Open Fire, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd, w/ladders & spotlight    $25,000    2
1913 Ford T 1d Mail Express, L-head 4-cyl, 22-hp, 2-Spd    $21,000    2
1914 Ford T 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd    $17,000    3
1914 Ford T 4d Trg Mod, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, w/elect start    $24,000    2
1914 Ford T Vegetable Express Mod, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd, reproduction body    $24,000    2
1915 Ford T Calliope Express, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd, w/Tangley elect fair organ    $37,500    2
1915 Ford T 1d Rds PU, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd, SMt    $15,000    2
1915 Ford T 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 22-hp, 2-Spd    $19,000    3
1916 Ford T 4d Trg, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd, 1 of 800 w/brass radiator    $17,000    3
1917 Ford T Open Peddlers Wag, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 2-Spd    $24,000    3
1917 Ford T Military Ambulance, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, olive drab paint    $37,000    3
1923 Ford T 2d Rbt, L-head 4-cyl, 22.5-hp, 2-Spd, proceeds to McPherson College    $20,000    1
1926 Ford T 2d Panel    $17,500    1
1928 Ford AR 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, SMts    $25,000    3
1928 Ford A 4d Phae, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 2-Spd, SMts, w/trunk    $29,000    2
1930 Ford A 40-B 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, R/S, SMts    $24,000    2
1930 Ford A DeL 2d Panel, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, SMts    $22,500    1
1931 Ford A DeL 2d Cpe Mod, w/’28 L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, R/S, 5W, w/trunk rack    $14,000    3
1931 Ford A DeL 2d PU, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, 1 of 293, ex-General Electric fleet veh    $37,500    1
1931 Ford A DeL 2d Phae, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk rack & spotlights    $41,000    2
1931 Ford A DeL 2d Phae, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, SMt, w/trunk rack & spotlight    $46,000    2
1931 Ford A 400 2d Conv Sed, L-head 4-cyl, 40-hp, SMts, cus lights    $35,000    1
1931 Ford A DeL 2d Rds, SMts, w/trunk    $33,000    1
1932 Ford DeL 2d PU Mod, 221-cid, 65-hp, 3-Spd, SMt    $33,000    1
1936 Ford DeL 2d Sed Dly, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd    $43,000    1
1936 Ford DeL 2d Rds, flathead V-8, 85-hp, 3-Spd, R/S, 1 of 3,862    $42,500    2
1937 Ford DeL 4d Phae, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd, w/spotlight, 1 of 3,723    $27,000    2
1937 Ford DeL 2d Stepside PU, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd    $47,500    1
1939 Ford DeL 4d Conv Sed, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd, 1 of 3,561    $50,000    2
1939 Ford 2d Panel, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd    $30,000    2
1940 Ford DeL 2d Sed Dly, 221-cid, 85-hp, 3-Spd    $37,500    3
1940 Ford DeL 2d Conv, flathead V-8, 85-hp, 3-Spd, w/spotlight    $45,000    2
1941 Ford Sup DeL 4d Sta Wag, 221-cid, 85-hp, 2V, 3-Spd, woodie, w/grille guard    $50,000    2
1941 Ford Sup DeL 2d Conv, 221-cid, 90-hp    $47,500    3
1949 Ford F1 2d Stepside PU, 239-cid, 100-hp, 2V, 3-Spd    $37,500    2
1955 Ford T-bird 2d Conv, 292-cid, 193-hp, 3-Spd, w/both tops    $22,500    3
1956 Ford Mainline 4d Sed, 6-cyl, 137-hp, 3-Spd, 2,088 orig miles    $18,000    2
1960 Ford T-bird 2d Conv, Interceptor 352-cid, 300-hp, Auto    $25,000    3
1965 Ford Mustang 2d HT, 6-cyl, 120-hp, Auto, all orig    $12,000    3
1965 Ford Mustang GT 2d HT Mod, 289-cid, 225-hp, Auto, Pony int, A/C, Rallye Pak, w/’70 Mustang hubcaps    $15,000    3
1990 Ford Mustang 2d Conv, 5.0L, 225-hp, 5-Spd, 144 orig miles, 25th Anv Ed, 1 of 3,837    $19,000    2
1906 Franklin G 2d Trg, air-cooled OHV 4-cyl, 12-hp, 3-Spd, RHD, “barrel front”    $50,000    3
1909 Hupmobile 20 2d Rbt, L-head 4-cyl, 17-hp, 2-Spd    $22,000    2
1913 Inter-State 45 4d Trg, 6-cyl, 50-hp, 4-Spd, 7P, 1 of 430, w/jump seats    $172,500    3
1911 Jackson 50HP 2d Trg, 3-Spd, 7P    $185,000    1
1983 Jaguar XJ-S HE GT 2d HT, V-12, 262-hp, Auto, 53K    $60,000    3
1907 Jewel D Open Rbt, 2-cycle 2-cyl, 8-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $27,000    2
1954 Kaiser Darrin 2d Rds, 6-cyl, 90-hp, 3-Spd    $72,500    2
1928 LaSalle 1168B-4 4d DC Spt Phae, L-head V-8, 75-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, w/spotlight    $100,000    1
1928 Lincoln L 4d Spt Phae, L-head V-8, 90-hp, 3-Spd, Locke coachwork, SMts, w/trunk rack    $62,500    2
1931 Lincoln K Dual W/S 4d Trg, 385-cid, 120-hp, 3-Spd, 7P, SMts    $92,500    2
1931 Lincoln K 4d Town Sed, 385-cid, 120-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, 1 of 211    $57,000    2
1940 Lincoln Zephyr Continental 2d Cabr, V-12, 120-hp, 2V, 3-Spd, w/fender skirts & spotlight    $60,000    2
1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II 2d HT, 368-cid, 285-hp, Auto    $22,500    3
1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II 2d HT, 368-cid, 285-hp, Auto, 48.5K    $30,000    3
1912 Little 4 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 20-hp, 3-Spd, RHD    $24,000    2
1905 Maxwell L Open Rbt, L-head 2-cyl, 12-hp, RHD    $30,000    2
1924 McFarlan 6 Suburban 4d Sed, Twin Valve 6-cyl, 120-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, ex-Harrah Coll    $47,500    3
1973 Mercury Cougar 2d Conv, 351-cid, 168-hp, Auto, WW covers    $10,000    3
1912 Metz 22 Open Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 22-hp    $28,000    2
1953 MG-TD 2d Rds, OHV 4-cyl, 54-hp, 4-Spd, w/fog lamps    $26,000    2
1951 MG-TD/C 2d Rds Race Car, OHV 4-cyl, 55-hp, 4-Spd    $25,000    3
1918 Milburn Light Brgm 2d Cpe, rear-seat tiller steer, 76-volt elect, 18K    $38,000    3
1902 Neustadt-Perry Surrey-Top, Oldsmobile 1-cyl, 4P, chain drive    $27,000    4
1914 Oakland 36 4d Trg, L-head 4-cyl, 36-hp, 3-Spd, 5P, w/accessory brake light    $29,000    3
1902 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Rbt, 1-cyl, 4.5-hp, 2-Spd    $65,000    2
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 2d HT, 425-cid, 385-hp, 4V, Auto, 12K    $41,000    3
1969 Oldsmobile 442 2d Conv, 400-cid, 325-hp, 4V, Auto, Posi, A/C, 54K    $23,000    3
1903 Packard F Rear-Entry Tonn, 4-stroke 1-cyl, 12-hp, 3-Spd, shaft drive, RHD, 1 of 179, w/wicker side baskets    $340,000    1
1924 Packard 226 Single 6 4d Trg Mod, L-head 6-cyl, 54-hp, 3-Spd, w/tubular bumpers    $39,000    2
1932 Packard Light 8 900 4d Sed, L-head 8-cyl, 110-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, 26K, used in “Billy Bathgate” movie    $43,000    3
1937 Packard 120C 2d Conv Cpe, 8-cyl, 120-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk rack    $87,500    3
1950 Packard Standard 8 4d Sed, 8-cyl, 135-hp, Auto    $10,000    3
1913 Peerless 48-Six Open Rds, T-head 6-cyl, 4-Spd, rescued by helicopter from mine, RHD, dual rear-mount spare    $182,500    2
1917 Peerless 56 2d Cloverleaf Rds, L-head V-8, 80-hp, 3-Spd, w/dual rear-mount spare    $45,000    1
1904 Pierce Stanhope Open Rbt, L-head 1-cyl, 8-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $67,500    3
1931 Pierce-Arrow 43 4d Spt Phae, 8-cyl, 125-hp, 3-Spd, SMts, w/rear-mount trunk    $80,000    3
1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 4d All-Weather Tourer, L-head, 8-cyl, 132-hp, 3-Spd, 7P, 36,878 orig miles, ex-Rockefeller & Harrah Coll car, w/NY headlamps    $157,500    3
1926 Pontiac 6-27 2d Sed, 6-cyl, 40-hp, 3-Spd, w/sun visor    $16,000    4
1936 Pontiac DeL 8 2d Cabr, L-head 8-cyl, 87-hp, 3-Spd, R/S    $69,000    1
1903 Rambler Rbt, 1-cyl, 6-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $45,000    1
1911 RCH 4 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 3-Spd, w/1P accessory rear seat, RHD    $22,000    2
1907 Reo G Open Rbt, L-head 1-cyl, 8-hp, 2-Spd, RHD    $26,000    3
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Newport 4d Twn Car, 6-cyl, 4-Spd, Brewster body, SMts    $117,500    1
1914 Saxon A 2d Rds, L-head 4-cyl, 12-hp    $16,000    2
1905 Stanley CX Open Rbt, 2-cyl steam engine, 8-hp, all orig    $44,000    4
1909 Stanley E2 Rbt, 2-cyl steam engine, 10-hp, RHD, “coffin nose”    $57,500    3
1912 Stoddard-Dayton 48 2d Rds Trg, OHV 4-cyl, 48-hp, brass radiator    $157,500    2
1955 Studebaker President Speedster 2d HT, 260-cid, 175-hp, 4V, Auto, “Lemon & Lime”    $50,000    2
1909 Thomas-Flyer 6-40 2d Trg, 6-cyl, 4-Spd, 7P, RHD    $160,000    1
1915 Trumbull 15B 1d Cyclecar, L-head 4-cyl, 3-Spd, SMt    $27,000    2
1960 Volkswagen Beetle 2d Cabr Conv, air-cooled 4-cyl, 36-hp, 4-Spd    $26,000    2
1909 Walker 15 2d Panel, elect    $40,000    1
1905 Woods 214A Queen Vic 2d Brgm, elect, chain drive    $70,000    1

Miscellaneous
1926 Cleveland Fowler 4 Motorcycle, ex-Steve McQueen bike    $60,000    2
1930 Excelsior Sup X Streamliner Motorcycle, 1000cc V-twin    $25,000    1
1911 Flanders 4HP Single Motorcycle, 30-cid, 1-cyl    $25,000    2
1905 FN Type A Motorcycle, 4-cyl, shaft drive    $45,000    1
1948 Indian Chief Bonneville Motorcycle, V-twin, w/driving lights    $27,500    2
1960 Indian-Enfield Motorcycle, V-twin    $8,000    3
1997 Kentucky Cobra ‘65 Cobra 2d Rds Kit/Replica, Ford 460-cid, 400-hp, C-6 Auto, 685 orig miles    $26,000    1

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