Auburn, Indiana. - The countdown to Worldwide’s 14th annual Auburn Auction is officially on, with a heavyweight line of exceptional pre-war automobiles, racecars, sports, classics and select American muscle cars now available for online viewing in the digital catalogue. The two-day sale is scheduled for September 3rd and 4th at Worldwide headquarters in Auburn, Indiana. Among this year’s star consignments is an incredibly rare 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupé, with early Atalante coachwork and a singular “roll-top” sliding roof. Extensively documented by renowned Bugatti historian David Sewell, the car comes with world-class provenance including residency in significant French collections like the garage of serious Bugatti collector Henri Novo, as well the celebrated Schlumberger Art Collection in Paris. More recently the recipient of a painstakingly correct, frame-up restoration, the Bugatti was recognized with a coveted Best in Class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2016.
“This example is truly at the pinnacle of the Bugatti legacy, an automobile that has touched the hands of giants through its history and only grown more valuable along the way,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer. “It defines the bespoke artisanship of the brand’s glory days with more style and panache than practically any of its peers and we are honored to have been entrusted with its sale, here at home in Auburn.”
The 14th annual Auburn Auction will also offer an exciting grid of racecars, including an exceptionally original 1937 Miller-Gulf Race Car, one of two Miller racing cars commissioned by Indianapolis champion, Ira Vail. Recognized as the most original survivor by Miller enthusiasts and experts, the car is lauded as a tour de force of Harry Miller’s advanced engineering and construction, one of the last major racing-car projects he completed. Other racing highlights in this year’s sale include a well-documented 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2469, previously owned and driven by Carroll Shelby and driven also by racing luminaries such as Phil Hill, Derek Hill, Derek Bell, John Morton and Brian Redman, with an impressive vintage racing pedigree including wins at Goodwood and Laguna Seca. Also in the offering is a sporty Pebble Beach award-winning 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Roadster, a short-chassis example with 8AS spec engine eligible for iconic events like the Mille Miglia. No reserve racing consignments include a 1947 Kurtis-Kraft V-8/60 Midget Race Car, an outstanding example of Frank Kurtis’ game-changing Midget design, with richly documented provenance from new, and a multiple race-winning 1960 Omega Jaguar, test driven by famed Sir Jackie Stewart and owned and raced by Formula 1 test driver John Miles.
Important pre-war motorcars in the sale include a well-known Pebble Beach award-winning
1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan with custom coachwork by Dietrich and an ACD Club Certified 1930 Duesenberg Model J Berline with coachwork by Willoughby, one of the lowest mileage Model Js known, both offered without reserve. Consignments can be viewed online at worldwideauctioneers.com
The Auburn Auction is scheduled as a live and simultaneous online event for September 3-4, 2021, at Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana, with preview days from Wednesday, September 1st. Friday’s sale will feature a remarkable offering of Packard automobiles and associated memorabilia from The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, the vision of Packard aficionado Arthur Stone, a collection of 31 lovingly curated examples representing virtually every model year from 1916 through 1955. Auction goers can also look forward to an additional offering of some of the best automobilia and memorabilia to be found. Details on the full schedule and bidder registration are available at worldwideauctioneers.com or by calling 1.260.925.6789, with bidding options available to accommodate all comfort levels; live in-person, online and absentee by telephone.
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, a 200,000-square-foot, climate-controlled and purpose-built showroom housed at its Auburn headquarters, along with a dedicated memorabilia division. Worldwide’s normal annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in January, The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula in August (next scheduled for August 2022). The Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.
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