Auction Recap: Auctions America Auburn Spring Sale

A snapshot of top sales at Auctions America’s 2017 Auburn Spring event, including the 1968 Shelby GT 500KR Fastback, the 1941 Packard One-Eighty Convertible Victoria, and the top-selling 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD Race Car.

AUBURN, Ind. _ Auctions America achieved one of its best Auburn Spring results to date May 11 – 13, generating nearly $10.2 million in total sales at the Auburn Auction Park. The three-day sale saw nearly 350 vehicles and 450 lots of automobilia cross the podium.

Crowds gathered at the Auburn Auction Park to view not only the cars set for the block, but 240 additional automobiles on display thanks to the historic AACA/CCCA Triple Crown Meet.

A featured attraction of this year’s Auburn Spring weekend was the presentation series of modern race cars and assorted equipment from the former Level 5 Motorsports Collection during a dedicated sale session on Thursday. The group included 350 total lots. The 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD Race Car, class-winner at the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, took top billing of the entire weekend, selling for $462,000, including buyer’s premium.

A closer look at the highly original 1968 Shelby GT 500KR Fastback which sold for $220,000 to surpass its pre-sale estimate at Auctions America’s 2017 Auburn Spring sale

Other notable sales included an AACA and CCCA national prize-winning 1941 Packard One-Eighty Darrin Convertible Victoria that brought, while a 1968 Shelby GT 500KR fastback sold for $220,000.  Additional highlights include a a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible that sold for $89,100; a custom-bodied 1929 Cunningham V-8 33286 hearse at $137,500; and, a 2001 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-spec II at $68,200. Auburn Spring also saw strong interest for the vehicles formerly displayed as part of the National Military History Center in Auburn, Indiana. Leading the group was a 1944 Buick M18 “Hellcat” Tank Destroyer at $247,500

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2017 – Top 10 Sales

  1. 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD race car – $462,000
  2. 1941 Packard One-Eighty convertible Victoria by Darrin – $360,000
  3. 1944 Buick M18 “Hellcat” Tank Destroyer – $247,500
  4. 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD race car – $236,500
  5. 2015 Bruce High Performance Trailer – $231,000
  6. 1944 Panzerjager 38(t) Mit 7.5cm Pak Ausf M – $231,000
  7. 2006 Ferrari 430 GT2 race car – $225,500
  8. 1968 Shelby GT 500KR fastback – $220,000
  9. 2014 Porsche GT3 Coupe – $154,000
  10. 1929 Cunningham V-8 33286 hearse $137,500

The Auburn Spring weekend also gathered crowds to meet stars from Discovery Channel’s hit series Diesel Brothers, and played host to the historic Triple Crown Meet, which marked the first coming together of two of the world’s oldest car clubs, the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club of America.

“The first ever Triple Crown Meet was a resounding success,” said Steve Moskowitz, Executive Director of the AACA following the event. “The synergy of the AACA and CCCA together was universally applauded by club members and enthusiasts alike. Between the fantastic weather, the great venues at the Auction Park and around Auburn, and 240 cars brought together by two of the most prestigious clubs in the collector car world, I’d say it was one of the best weeks the hobby has seen in some time.”

Auctions America will be in action again June 24-25, teaming up with its sister company, RM Sotheby’s for the Santa Monica sale at the Barker Hangar. Approximately 250 cars and select automobilia will be up for bids. For information, visit

*Results are listed in USD and are inclusive of 10 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 15 percent for all other lots. Results include select post-sale transactions.



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