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Unique American Classics join Bonhams' inaugural automobile auction next week in Boca Raton, Florida  In just a few days Bonhams' anticipated automobile auction will take place at Florida's elegant Boca Raton Resort & Club. Held in conjunction with the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance, the auction will host an impressive line-up of collectors' automobiles from around the world.

In addition to the many headlining European cars, Bonhams has consigned many American cars of noteworthy status.

The immaculately restored 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton (pictured) is a car that can only be described in superlatives. The Model J was considered the best of the marque and quite simply the 'World's Finest Motor Car' in its day. The epitome of luxury, power and style, Duesenbergs were never commonplace and this particular car underscores this image, carrying the added distinction of belonging to E.L. Cord's wife and appearing in several Hollywood movies.

With its wood paneling and convertible top, few cars are more representative of post-WWII affluence and Americana than the 1946 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible. Meticulously maintained to exacting standards, this is a gorgeous example of a legendary woody.

Other iconic American convertibles on offer include a 1946 Lincoln Continental Convertible, 1951 Mercury Eight Convertible, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, 1957 Lincoln Premiere Convertible, 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible, and 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.

This, of course, is by no means a complete listing. Many other American cars of distinction have been consigned, from a 1925 Stutz Series 695 Speedway Six Speedster and 1930 Ford Model A 'Woody' Station Wagon representing the veterans, to a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk Coupe and 1971 Plymouth Road Runner 383 Magnum Tribute representing the muscle.

Moreover, many more significant European cars have been consigned in the last weeks, such as the inimitable 1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III, and multiple classic cars from Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Jaguar and Rolls-Royce, to contemporary cars from Ferrari, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.

All of these and more will cross the auction block on Saturday, February 23rd – the day before the actual concours d'elegance – at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

More details about the auction can be found at www.bonhams.com/boca, while details about the concours weekend can be found at http://www.bocaratononcours.com

Photo credit: Bonhams

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