Auburn, Indiana - Worldwide looks set to deliver on its intention to put Auburn, Indiana back on the global map as a definitive collector car auction destination. Consignments to its significantly expanded three-day Auburn Auction, scheduled for September 1-3 over Labor Day weekend, already include a line-up curated to suit all automotive tastes. Visitors can look forward to a diverse, world-class selection of exceptional pre-war automobiles, sports cars, classics, race cars and select American muscle cars, including an outstanding no-reserve offering of 77 great automobiles from The Rockhound Collection. Among the heavyweight selection of early consignments are an ACD Club certified 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe that has never before been offered for sale, an authentic, period-raced and impeccably documented 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix, a rare 25th Anniversary edition 1990 Lamborghini Countach, one of the last Countachs ever built, and Robert Redford’s 1928 “Gatsby Rolls”, star of Hollywood’s celebrated 1974 movie, The Great Gatsby.
One of the highlights of The Rockhound Collection is a preservation class 1931 Duesenberg Model J Blind Quarter Sedan, offered at no reserve, with original engine, body and chassis.
“This wonderful motorcar has quite the global pedigree,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Auctioneer. “Sold new in Paris to the last Crown Prince of the Austria-Hungarian Empire and later owned by the Sursock family of Lebanon, one of the world’s wealthiest families, it still performs beautifully to this day, as evidenced on our own 2022 Enthusiast Tour here in Auburn in April.”
Also offered without reserve from The Rockhound Collection are a beautifully preserved and multiple award winning 1964 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 with just 3,200 miles, a well-documented 1936 Bentley 4 ¼-Litre Airflow Sedan, exhibited by Gurney-Nutting at the Olympia Motor Show in 1936, and a fascinating 1927 Packard Dual Windshield Phaeton, notably used by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to visit his Works Progress Administration Projects. Other no-reserve cars selling at The Auburn Auction include an exquisitely restored, Duntov award-winning 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 ‘Fuelie’ Convertible, 1 of only 157 produced, and a rare and beautiful 1946 Ford Sportsman Convertible, a perfect 1,000-point Dearborn award winner. Modern sportscar enthusiasts can look forward to some blisteringly fast examples, including an impeccably documented and exceptionally low-mileage 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and a highly optioned and authenticated 2016 Porsche 911R, one of the most sought-after Porsches ever built. Consignments are still invited and can be discussed with a motorcar specialist at 1.260.925.6789.
“Auburn is a special town with a unique, long-standing automotive history, a heritage we’re committed to building on and augmenting,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “Some of the best cars ever built have been bought and sold here over the decades, and we’re excited to welcome collectors and enthusiasts back to where it all began, to the birthplace of America’s collector car auction industry, this year and long into the future.”
The Auburn Auction will run as a significantly expanded, three-day automotive event this September at Kruse Plaza, Worldwide’s Auburn headquarters. Visitors can also look forward to an exciting offering of some of the best memorabilia to be found, a curated marketplace of on-site automotive lifestyle vendors, car corral and swap meet, and enjoy a host of outstanding participant and spectator events during The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. Full details on The Auburn Auction are available at worldwideauctioneers.com and further information on Destination Auburn can be found online here. Kruse Plaza is a 30-acre campus with a 200,000 square-foot, climate-controlled auction facility that offers ample space for both RV and vehicle parking, as well as housing the company’s dedicated private sales division, The Salon.
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 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 appraisal, collection direction and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. For those seeking to sell a car or collection privately, the company’s private sales division incorporates The Salon showroom, housed within a 200,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility at its Auburn headquarters, along with a dedicated memorabilia division. Worldwide’s annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in January, The Enthusiast Auction in April in Auburn, Indiana, The Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.
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