Auburn, Indiana - Worldwide is gearing up for its second live sale of the year, with The Enthusiast Auction scheduled for April 23-24 at its company headquarters in Auburn. Set to be staged as a simultaneous live in-person and virtual event, the sale will showcase a hand-picked offering of fine motorcars as well as a premium selection of fresh-to-market memorabilia. The event also sees the introduction of The Enthusiast Tour, a three-day Midwest driving tour for classic aficionados that takes in multiple specialist automotive and culinary stops in Indiana, before rolling right back into Auburn for The Enthusiast Auction itself.
“This is a chance to blow off the cobwebs and do what we all love best, get out there on the road and enjoy our cars and the countryside in the company of other classic enthusiasts,” said Rod Egan, Principal and Chief Auctioneer. “The Enthusiast Tour is the first of a series of dedicated collector car tours that we’re excited to be rolling out across the country this year in parallel with our regular scheduled Worldwide events.”
Headlining The Enthusiast Auction is a with one-off custom coachwork by Derham, offered without reserveWell-appointed with factory accessories and a CCCA Premier Senior First Prize award recipient, the car is known in the hobby as the Cinderella Packard, with the late Richard Kughn among its prior owners. Packard devotees can also look forward to an offering of seven exceptional examples from the that will sell at no reserve. Chief among the selection is a multiple award winning that has been in the family for forty-three years. “The Millers have long been familiar faces at classic events across the country,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “They are one of those bedrock families of true enthusiast collectors who epitomize the very best of this hobby and it is our honor to be representing this collection at The Enthusiast Auction.”
Headlining The Enthusiast Auction is a 1940 Packard Super 8 Model 1807 convertible sedan with one-off custom coachwork by Derham, offered without reserve. Well-appointed with factory accessories and a CCCA Premier Senior First Prize award recipient, the car is known in the hobby as the Cinderella Packard, with the late Richard Kughn among its prior owners. Packard devotees can also look forward to an offering of seven exceptional examples from the Miller Family Packard Collection that will sell at no reserve. Chief among the selection is a multiple award winning 1932 Packard Twin Six Dual-Cowl Phaeton that has been in the family for forty-three years. “The Millers have long been familiar faces at classic events across the country,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. “They are one of those bedrock families of true enthusiast collectors who epitomize the very best of this hobby and it is our honor to be representing this collection at The Enthusiast Auction.”
Also selling at no reserve is an outstanding selection of memorabilia, including an eclectic offering of automobilia, vintage toys, neon and advertising signs, aviation artifacts and petroliana from The Pugsley Collection. Further details on the sale are online here. Quality consignments are still invited and can be discussed with a Worldwide Specialist at 1.260.925.6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Enthusiast Tour runs from April 20-23 , starting and ending at Worldwide headquarters in Auburn, Indiana. For convenience, cars can be shipped in advance to the secure, climate-controlled facility. Tour registration is $1500 for two people, to include two hotel nights and all dining, drinks and attractions. Full details are available here.
The Enthusiast Auction is scheduled for Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 at Worldwide headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, to be presented as a simultaneous live and online event, with bidding options to suit all comfort levels - online, in-person, absentee and telephone bidding is available to pre-registered, qualified buyers. A dedicated implementation specialist will again direct all event and campus COVID-19 safety protocols. Inventory and the full schedule are online at worldwideauctioneers.com. Interested parties should call 1.260.925.6789 for further details or email email@example.com. As always, auction lots are available for scheduled private previews, again with safe sanitation protocols in place. To register as a bidder, visit worldwideauctioneers.com/bidder-registration.
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 annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in January, 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.
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