'Mr. October' to sell Shelby Mustang at Auburn

Reggie Jackson to visit Indiana for auction of personal car
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Reggie Jackson’s 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 is heading to the Auctions America by RM Auburn Spring sale in May. (Photo courtesy of Auctions America by RM)

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AUBURN, Ind. − Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and noted car collector, Reggie Jackson, will be making his way to Auburn, Indiana this spring to watch his prized 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (chassis no. SFM5S129) go under the hammer at the Auctions America by RM inaugural ‘Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction’, May 12–15, 2011, at the 235-acre Auburn Auction Park.

This 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (estimate of $175,000-$225,000) is a superbly presented car, highly original and well maintained. Its sale represents a terrific opportunity to own an outstanding GT350 from the first production year of the Shelby Mustang, and from the private collection of none other than “Mr. October.”

“We’re very pleased that RM’s long-time friend, Reggie Jackson, has chosen Auctions America’s inaugural Auburn Spring event as the venue to offer his highly-desirable Shelby Mustang for sale,” said Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America by RM. “We invite all automotive enthusiasts and their families to join us in Auburn this May for the first of what is sure to become a spring tradition for the collector car community.”

Over the course of the weekend, 1,000 motor cars and motorcycles will cross the auction podium. The swap meet and car corral, hosted by Carlisle Events, will see hundreds of vendors set up shop at the park to complete the weekend event.

For those unable to attend the auction in person, it will stream live on the Internet at www.auctionsamerica.com. Remote bidding options include Internet, telephone and absentee.

For complete event, consignment and bidding information for Auburn Spring, please call Auctions America by RM on +1 260-927-9797 or visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

Event Details: Auburn Spring

Free public preview: Wednesday, May 11
8am to 10pm ET

Auction: Thursday, May 12 to Sunday, May 15
Commencing at 10am ET daily

Swap meet & Car corral: Thursday, May 12 to Sunday, May 15
8am to 8pm ET daily

Admission: $10 day pass per person
$25 weekend pass per person
$100 bidder registration (admits two for the weekend and includes VIP parking)
Children 12 and under are free

Location: Auburn Auction Park
Exit 126 off I-69, Auburn, Ind.

About Auctions America by RM:
Auctions America by RM was formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of the world’s largest collector car auction house, RM Auctions. It is headquartered in Auburn, Indiana at its 235-acre Auburn Auction Park and will host five multi-day events in 2011. The Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles. To learn more about Auctions America by RM and its calendar of events, please visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

About Carlisle Events:
Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two automotive swap meets and auctions –Spring and Fall – and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” events attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world. Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com.

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