Outstanding pre-war automobiles and a one-off Chrysler show car built by Ghia of Italy top the sales at Worldwide’s annual boutique Scottsdale Auction
Auburn, Indiana - It was full house at Worldwide’s annual boutique evening sale at the start of Arizona auction week last Wednesday, January 15th, with 76% of consignments finding new homes in a packed salesroom. The Scottsdale Auction showcased a meticulously curated selection of rare and iconic muscle cars, European sports and classics, concept cars and another outstanding private collection encompassing an offering of exceptional pre-war cars. High sale went to a wonderfully restored 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedsterfrom TheChuck Morgan Estate Collection that brought $880,000, one of fewer than ten 1936 ACD certified Speedsters.
Selling for an impressive $742,500 was the 1956 Chrysler Ghia Plainsman Concept Car, a one-off Chrysler show car built by Ghia of Italy that attracted significant interest, extensively documented and fully restored to its original western motif including genuine cow-hide interior. Another fine automobile with excellent provenance and ACD Certification from The Chuck Morgan Estate Collection was a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Berlinewith coachwork by Willoughby thatsold for $605,000. Offered for sale from the same collection was the 1937 Packard Twelve 1508 ‘Bette Davis’ Convertible Sedan, purchased new by Warner Bros. Jack Warner as a gift for actress Bette Davis that realized $451,000. European sports cars on offer included an exceptionally rare 1997 Porsche 911/993 Turbo S, going to a new home for $341,000.
The Scottsdale Auction took place at 5pm on January 15th at a new location in Singh Meadows in Tempe, Arizona, to which it will return in 2021. Visit worldwideauctioneers.com for full information, including consigning your own car or collection.
About Worldwide Auctioneers. Worldwide Auctioneers is a US-based, boutique catalogue auction company that is unique in having principals who are owner auctioneers, wholly invested in seamlessly delivering the optimal result for each and every client. In addition to the acquisition and sale of classic automobiles at auction, it offers an extensive range of personalized services to the serious collector, including private sales, appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. The company also houses a physical and virtual showroom, The Salon, and a dedicated memorabilia division at its expansive Indiana headquarters. Along with the Scottsdale Auction, Worldwide’s annual schedule includes The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula in August, The Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.