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Steam runabout headlines RM Hershey sale

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RM Auctions’ annual fall Hershey sale was held Oct. 6-7 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. Headlined by the record sale of the 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos steam runabout (pictured above), the auction generated over $10 million in sales. Of the 115 lots offered, 95 were declared sold at the podium, which represents a 82.6 percent sell-through rate.

The top five sales were as follows (with buyer’s premium included):

  1. 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos steam runabout - $4,620,000
  2. 1912 Mercedes 28/50 PS Town Car - $253,000
  3. 1938 Lincoln Model K Victoria convertible - $203,500
  4. 1935 Packard Twelve coupe roadster - $181,500
  5. 1930 Cord L-29 speedster - $165,000
This 1936 De Soto S2 Airflow coupe, 1 of 250 produced, sold for $45,000 at the RM Fall Hershey auction. (Ron Kowalke photo)

This 1936 De Soto S2 Airflow coupe, 1 of 250 produced, sold for $45,000 at the RM Fall Hershey auction. (Ron Kowalke photo)

RM HERSHEY

  • Hershey, Pa., 10-6/7-2011
  • Ron Kowalke reporting
  • Vehicles listed were declared sold.
  • Reportedly, 115 were offered.

Year/Make/Model Price/Condition

1913 Argo Fore-Drive 2d Limo, elect, shaft drive, 80-volt Westinghouse DC motor $100,000 1

1933 Auburn 8 Salon 4d Conv Sed, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk $70,000 1

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 BN7 2d Rds, OHV 6-cyl, 4-Spd, WW $40,000 2

1907 Baker M Rds, elect, RHD, 48-volt motor, w/wicker trunk $112,500 1

1917 Buick D45 4d Trg, OHV 6-cyl, 3-Spd $17,500 2

1940 Buick Ltd 4d Phae, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, SMts $50,000 1

1941 Buick Roadmaster 2d Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, 5W $52,500 1

1923 Cadillac 2d Rds, V-8, 3-Spd, w/dual rear spares $41,000 1

1926 Cadillac 314 4d Phae, V-8, 3-Spd, 4P, w/trunk $60,000 1

1928 Cadillac 4d DC Spt Phae, V-8, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk & runningboard-mounted spotlights $105,000 1

1933 Cadillac 355C 4d Town Sed, V-8, 3-Spd, 5P, WW, SMts, w/trunk rack $36,000 2

1941 Cadillac 62 2d Cpe, 346-cid, 3-Spd, 5W, w/fender skirts $28,000 2

1947 Cadillac 75 Fleetwood 4d Limo, 346-cid, Hydra-Matic, w/spotlight, ex-embassy transport $41,000 1

1947 Cadillac 75 Fleetwood 4d Limo, 346-cid, Hydra-Matic, 27K $29,000 3

1966 Cadillac Cpe deV 2d HT, 429-cid, Auto, 6K $29,000 2

1917 Chandler Type 17 4d Trg, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, 7P, ex-Nethercutt Coll $15,500 2

1919 Chevrolet 490 4d Trg, OHV 4-cyl, 3-Spd, 5P $7,500 3

1925 Chevrolet K Superior 4d Trg, OHV 4-cyl, 3-Spd, w/disc whls $15,500 1

1954 Chrysler New Yorker T&C 4d Sta Wag, Hemi 331-cid, PowerFlite Auto, 6P $37,000 1

1903 Columbia Surrey, elect, dual direct-drive Edison DC motors, w/fringe top $62,500 1

1905 Columbus High Wheel Rbt, air-cooled 2-cyl, 2-Spd, dual chain drive $52,500 1

1930 Cord L29 2d BT Spds Mod, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, WW, LeGrande replica $150,000 1

1884 DeDion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Rbt, “La Marquise,” RHD, oldest operating motorcar, participant in first auto race in 1887 $4,200,000 3

1936 DeSoto S2 Airflow 2d Cpe, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, 1 of 250, w/fender skirts $45,000 1

1920 Detroit 2d Brgm, elect, shaft drive, 84-volt DC motor, w/side curtains $40,000 1

1931 DeVaux 6-75 2d Spt Cpe, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, R/S, ex-Nethercutt Coll $10,000 2

1949 Dodge Wayfarer 2d Rds, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, 41K, w/fender skirts & Carson removable HT $19,000 3

1978 Ferrari 308GTS 2d Cpe, transverse-mounted V-8, 5-Spd $19,000 3

1911 Ford T 2d Torpedo Rbt, 4-cyl, 2-Spd, red $35,000 1

1916 Ford T Frontenac Spds Race Car, 4-cyl, 2-Spd, Bub body, w/disc whls & abbreviated fenders, ex-ice racer $37,500 1

1920 Ford T 2d Rbt, 4-cyl, 2-Spd $17,000 1

1923 Ford T 2d PU, 4-cyl, 2-Spd, “snowmobile” w/skis, w/dual (separate) rear whls $25,000 3

1925 Ford T 2d Dump, 4-cyl, Ruckstell rear axle, “Ollie’s Trucking” graphics $25,000 1

1926 Ford T 2d 1T Stake, 4-cyl, Warford 3-Spd, w/Capone door graphics & whiskey barrels in back $12,500 2

1926 Ford T 4d Trg, 4-cyl, white w/black fenders $16,500 1

1928 Ford AA Cretors 1d Utly, 4-cyl, 2-Spd, popcorn wagon w/cus trailer $50,000 2

1930 Ford A 2d Cpe, 4-cyl w/Super Winfield cyl head, 3-Spd, R/S, 5W $12,000 3

1930 Ford A 2d Huckster, Model B 4-cyl, wood cargo box w/fruit graphics $14,000 1

1931 Ford A 2d Vic Sed, 4-cyl, 3-Spd, w/LeBaron Bonney int $15,500 1

1932 Ford 18 DeL 2d Rds, 21-stud flathead V-8, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk rack $62,000 2

1932 Ford B150 4d Sta Wag, 4-cyl, 3-Spd, woodie, 1 of 1,032 $90,000 1

1933 Ford 4d Phae, V-8, 3-Spd $62,500 2

1934 Ford 40 DeL 2d Cabr, V-8, 3-Spd, R/S $80,000 1

1935 Ford 2d Stepside 1/2T PU Mod, V-8, 3-Spd, w/hydraulic brakes, alternator & sealed beam headlamps $40,000 1

1935 Ford DeL 4d Phae, V-8, 3-Spd $40,000 1

1937 Ford DeL 4d Sta Wag, V-8, 3-Spd, woodie $83,000 1

1945 Ford 2d Stepside 1/2T PU Mod, flathead V-8, 3-Spd, built in 2/45, 12-volt conversion $25,000 1

1923 Franklin 10A 4d Trg, air-cooled 6-cyl, 3-Spd, 5P, w/elect starter $10,500 2

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This rare 1932 Hupmobile 226 rumbleseat coupe sold for $65,000 at the RM Fall Hershey auction. (Ron Kowalke photo)

1921 Hudson Sup 6 Speedster 4d Trg, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, ex-Harrah Coll, w/dual rear-mount spare $25,000 3

1929 Hudson L 4d Lan Club Sed, F-head 6-cyl, 3-Spd, Murphy body, SMts, w/trunk $70,000 1

1932 Hupmobile 226 I 2d Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, R/S, 3W, SMts, ex-Harrah Coll $65,000 1

1953 Jaguar XK-120 SE 2d Fixed Head Cpe, DOHC 6-cyl, 4-Spd, WW, LHD $57,500 2

1934 Lagonda 16/80 2d Tourer, OHV 6-cyl, RHD, 4-Spd, WW, 1 of 261, ex-Augie Pabst Coll $90,000 3

1936 LaSalle 2d Conv Cpe, V-8, 3-Spd, SMts $87,500 1

1929 Lincoln L 4d DC Phae, V-8, 3-Spd, 7P, SMts, 59K, 1 of 174, w/trunk $75,000 3

1931 Lincoln K 4d Limo, V-8, 7P, 3-Spd, 1 of 387, SMts, w/trunk rack $47,500 1

1938 Lincoln K Brunn 2d Vic Conv, V-12, 3-Spd, 1 of 8, w/trunk $185,000 1

1941 Lincoln Cont 2d Conv, V-12, 3-Spd, 1 of 400, w/cont kit & fender skirts $58,000 1

1941 Lincoln Cont 2d Conv, V-12, 3-Spd, 1 of 400, w/cont kit & fender skirts $42,000 2

1910 Maxwell Q Trg, 4-cyl, 2-Spd, RHD $42,000 2

1912 Mercedes 28/50 PS 2d Town Car, RHD, T-head 4-cyl, 4-Spd, shaft drive, w/o doors on chauffeur’s compartment $230,000 3

1928 Nash Spl 6 2d Cpe, OHV 6-cyl, 3-Spd, R/S, 3W, SMts, w/trunk rack $20,000 1

1903 Oldsmobile Curved-Dash Rbt, 1-cyl, 2-Spd, tiller steer $55,000 2

1904 Oldsmobile “French Front” Rbt Trg, 1-cyl, 2-Spd, RHD, chain drive, w/white tires, first Olds w/steering whl $60,000 1

1917 Oldsmobile 45 Light Eight 4d Trg, V-8, 3-Spd, Nickel Era car $13,500 2

1926 Oldsmobile 30D 4d Trg, 6-cyl, 3-Spd $16,500 1

1941 Oldsmobile 96 2d Club Cpe, L-head 6-cyl, Hydra-Matic, 28K, 1 of 2,176, w/fender skirts $21,000 3

1954 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire 2d Conv, 324-cid, Hydra-Matic, 49K $50,000 3

1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday 2d HT, 324-cid, 4V $18,000 2

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado 2d HT, 425-cid, 4V, Auto, A/C, 33.5K $21,000 3

1910 Otto 2d Spds, 4-cyl, 3-Spd, 4P, RHD, double R/S $55,000 1

1922 Overland 4 4d Sed, L-head 4-cyl, 3-Spd, ex-Nethercutt Coll $10,000 3

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This 1958 Packard hardtop, 1 of 675 built, sold for $45,000 at the RM Fall Hershey auction. (Ron Kowalke photo)

1902 Packard F Rear-Entry Tonn, 1-cyl, 3-Spd, RHD, 1 of 179 $125,000 1

1929 Packard 8 2d Lan Conv Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, R/S, SMts, w/trunk $50,000 1

1934 Packard Sup 8 2d Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, R/S, 3W, SMts, w/trunk $100,000 1

1935 Packard 12 2d Rds Cpe, V-12, 3-Spd, R/S, WW, SMts, w/trunk rack $165,000 1

1936 Packard Sup 8 4d Phae, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, 7P, claimed use in FDR inaugural parade, SMts, w/trunk rack, proceeds to Packard Proving Grounds $150,000 1

1948 Packard Sup 8 2d Vic Conv Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd w/O/D, w/fender skirts $43,000 3

1949 Packard Cus 8 2d Dual Windshield Conv Cpe, 8-cyl, 3-Spd w/O/D $80,000 1

1958 Packard 2d HT, 289-cid, Borg-Warner Auto, 1 of 675, 21K, two-tone paint $45,000 3

1911 Pierce-Arrow 38 C4 Open Front 4d French Brgm, 6-cyl, 4-Spd $60,000 3

1933 Pierce-Arrow 4d Sed, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, 5P, SMts, w/trunk rack $31,000 2

1936 Pierce-Arrow 12 4d Sed, V-12, 3-Spd, 5P, SMts, ex-Harrah Coll $27,500 1

1903 Pope-Hartford A Rbt, 1-cyl, 2-Spd, RHD, chain drive, w/wicker trunk $47,500 1

1933 Reo Royale 4d Sed, 8-cyl, 3-Spd, SMts, w/trunk rack, ex-Nethercutt Coll $21,000 2

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brgm deV 4d Limo, 6-cyl, 4-Spd, w/trunk, open chauffeur’s compartment $75,000 3

1912 Simplex 38HP 2d Double Rds, T-head 4-cyl, 4-Spd, RHD $125,000 2

1931 Studebaker President 8 4 Seasons 2d Rds, 8-cyl, 3-Spd w/free wheelng, R/S, w/trunk rack, SMts, ex-Harrah Coll $60,000 1

1905 Tribelhorn Brgm, elect, built in Switzerland, wood body w/vis-à-vis seating, tiller steer $35,000 1

1928 Velie 60 2d Conv Cpe, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, w/hydraulic brakes, ex-Harrah Coll, ex-Nethercutt Coll $20,000 2

1963 Volkswagen Beetle 2d Conv Mod, air-cooled 4-cyl, 4-Spd, 12-volt conversion w/alternator $23,000 2

1972 Volvo P1800E 2d Spt Cpe Mod, FI 4-cyl, 4-Spd w/O/D, aftermarket whls $19,000 3

1949 Willys Jeepster 2d Phae, 6-cyl, 3-Spd, w/step plates $18,000 2

1952 Willys M38 Jeep 1/4T Utly, ex-military w/rear-mount 50-cal machine gun, loaded w/battlefield gear $45,000 1

Miscellaneous

1972 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, “Conquistador” chopper, show bike $8,000 1
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