Dragone Auctions: Lime Rock Park Auction
Sunday, Sept. 3rd at 11 a.m.
LAKEVILLE, Conn. _ Two “barn finds” are making their first public debut in a long time and are on offer in the Dragone auction at the Lime Rock Vintage Festival on Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Lime Rock Raceway. Up for bids will be a 1965 Jaguar XKE Series 1 OTS and 1950 Chrysler Imperial with custom Sedanca coachwork by Mexican coachbuilder D.M. Nacional.
The Jaguar XKE roadster was found in a garage in New York, where it sat since 1977 with only two owners from new. It features the first year for the 4.2-liter engine, triple carburetors, covered headlights and all the best attributes the XKE ever had.
The 1950 Chrysler “Sedanca DeVille” by D.M. Nacional is possibly the only car left that was designed and built by D.M. Nacional. D.M. Nacional was a small coachbuilding firm located in Mexico, where they built custom bodies on American car chassis for their wealthy clients. Thought to be lost, this car was found on a property in Connecticut where it has been for the past 30 years.
The Dragone auction will be taking place during the Vintage Festival concours on Sunday at 11 a.m. and will be located in the center of the concours.
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II
1931 Cadillac V-16 Lancefield convertible Victoria
1978 Dodge Magnum Richard Petty NASCAR
1967 George Barris “Mannix Roadster” from the 1960′ “Mannix” TV series
The George Barris “1928 Porter” from the 1960’s “My Mother the Car” TV series
The George Barris 1970 “Rickshaw” built for the 1970 Tokyo World Fair
1970 Shelby GT500 convertible (40,000 miles, 1 owner)
1930 Packard 745 roadster with 30,000 original miles