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Worldwide's Enthusiast Auction offers heavy hitters and an 'Enthusiast Tour'

Worldwide Auctioneers kicks off spring with the Enthusiast Auction at their Auburn, Indiana home on April 22-23.

Auburn, Indiana - Worldwide is gearing up for its annual Enthusiast Auction at home in Auburn, Indiana this spring, scheduled for April 22 - 23. Collectors can look forward to a choice offering of fine pre-war automobiles, select muscle cars, sports and classics, as well as another great no-reserve collection and an exceptional selection of the best memorabilia to be found. The event will also welcome aficionados back for the second annual Enthusiast Tour, a truly one-of-a-kind, three-day classic car tour tailored to the Midwest, that takes in multiple invitation-only private collections and specialist automotive and dining stops in Indiana, before rolling right back into Auburn for The Enthusiast Auction itself.

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Closed Coupled Sedan

1933 Chrysler Imperial CL

Pre-war highlights in this year’s sale include an exceedingly rare 1933 Chrysler Imperial CL, 1 of just 5 remaining examples built with custom LeBaron coachwork, a winner of multiple awards including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and a fabulously restored 1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster, ordered new by Atwater Kent, one of the richest men in America and the recipient of over 50 awards including Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este and the 21-Gun Salute in India. Also slated to cross the block in Auburn is a highly-optioned 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose Coupe, 1 of just 34 Slantnose Turbo Coupes built in 1989, with just 37,568 original miles and verified with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and an outstanding 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible, 1 of only 318 GT500KR Convertibles built and one-of-one configured per the elite Marti Report. Celebrity-owned cars in the sale include one of the most exclusive and powerful luxury cars of its era, the ex-Rita Hayworth 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, gifted to Rita Hayworth by Orson Welles in 1941 and owned for some 30 years, with well-documented history from new and offered at no reserve.

1952 Muntz Road Jet

Augmenting its reputation for presenting outstanding no-reserve collections, Worldwide will also offer The Bill Sipko Collection, an eclectic selection of carefully curated cars acquired over a lifetime by an archetypal collector car devotee.

 “We’ve sold some absolutely stellar collections here in Auburn over the years, and we’re pleased to offer this hand-picked collection put together by the late Bill Sipko, a genuine all-round enthusiast, who truly embodies the spirit of what this event is all about,” said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer. 

Included in the offering are a well-appointed and superbly restored 1932 Chrysler Imperial CH Eight Convertible Sedan, a winner of multiple awards including CCCA Premier Senior First and AACA Senior National First and an opulent 1955 Jaguar XK140 Roadster, ready for show or touring. The collection also features such rarities as a 1952 Muntz Jet with a wonderful history, 1 of fewer than 200 produced, with original Lincoln V-8 engine and Kurtis race car inspired styling, and a recently restored 1912 Lambert Model 66C Touring, an early Indiana built Brass Car with unique friction drive system that is one of very few known to exist. Also on offer at The Enthusiast Auction is an outstanding selection of some of the best automobilia and memorabilia to be found, all offered without reserve, including the outstanding Dean Wilson Memorabilia Collection. The catalogue is now online at worldwideauctioneers.com

The Enthusiast Auction will take place at Kruse Plaza, Worldwide’s expansive Auburn, Indiana headquarters, on April 22nd and 23rd, to be staged as a live event with alternative online and telephone bidding options also available to pre-registered bidders. Full details are available online at worldwideauctioneers.com or by calling 1.260.925.6789. General spectator admission is also available. The Enthusiast Tour runs from April 19-21 , starting and ending at Kruse Plaza. For convenience, cars can be shipped in advance to the secure, climate-controlled facility. Full details on the itinerary and tour registration are available 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. Worldwide confirmed in January that its long-standing Labor Day Weekend sale, The Auburn Auction, will run as a massively expanded, three-day automotive event in September 2022, open to spectators and the wider community, with a curated marketplace of automotive lifestyle vendors as well as a hugely increased auction offering. Look out for ongoing updates at worldwideauctioneers.com.

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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 normal 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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