Auctions America 2012 Auburn Spring Auction Offers Full Range of Convertibles
1970 Continental Mark III Lincoln
1969 XKE E-Type Jaguar
1963 XKE Aluminum Jaguar
1962 Thunderbird Ford
1960 Fury Plymouth
1958 Series 62 Cadillac
1958 Convertible Dual Ghia
1958 Belvedere Plymouth
1957 Diablo Concept Chrysler
1957 Sports Car Dual Ghia
| Just in time for summer fun, Auctions America by RM will offer an array of open-air collector cars during its June 1-3 Auburn Spring auction,including a one-of-a-kind concept car that cost Ford Motor Co. more than a half-million dollars to produce. During the three-day event, more than 600 American muscle cars, Classics, foreign sports cars and hot rods will cross the block at the historic Auburn Auction Park, the company's national headquarters in Auburn, Indiana.
'It's that time of year when people want to drive with the top down,' said Auctions America by RM's President Donnie Gould. 'We've made a special effort to bring in open-air cars of every kind, whether it's a convertible, roadster, retractable hardtop, T-roof, or targa top. Currently, more than 40 percent of our Auburn Spring offerings are open-air cars.'
For fans of unique, historic rides, the 2002 Mercury Marauder factory concept car (estimate available upon request) will draw a lot of attention. Ford Motor Co. created the one-and-only convertible to gauge the market's response to a full-size, rear-drive droptop, and it debuted at that year's Chicago Auto Show. Built at a cost of $500,000 by NASCAR team owner Jack Roush, the black Mercury is powered by a supercharged 4.6-liter, 335-hp V-8 engine and shows only 155 miles on the odometer. Unlike many of Detroit's prototype vehicles, the Marauder is fully functional.
Simpler times are recalled by the tall grilles, stand-alone headlamps and wide-whitewall tires of cars like the 1930 Auburn 125 Cabriolet (est. $60,000 - $80,000) and 1932 Nash Convertible Victoria (est. $75,000 - $85,000) coming to the auction. The '30 Auburn, which has traveled as far away as Australia, where it won a concours competition, belonged to legendary collector/driving enthusiast/engineer Tom Lester; his widow Janie is selling it as the final car from his collection. Lester transformed the car's transmission into a five-speed gearbox, giving it modern performance. The two-tone green '32 Nash has enjoyed a full restoration, and it features such iconic 1930s details as dual sidemount spare tires, body-colored trunk and Art Deco instrument panel.
| American Classics from the Richard and Linda Kughn Collection Featured at RM's Annual Michigan Sale• RM Auctions returns to Plymouth, Michigan, July 27, for its well-established St. John's sale|
• Single-day auction in automotive heartland features more than 80 historic collector cars
• Sale headlined by a wonderful selection of automobiles from the distinguished collection of Richard and Linda Kughn
• Auction acts as prelude to the Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's on Sunday, July 28
BLENHEIM, Ontario (May 7, 2013) – RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Conc....
| Duesenberg Model SJ Sells For $4.51 Million and Records Tumble At RM'S Amelia Island Sale• RM Auctions continues strong track record at Amelia Island, Florida posting more than $26.8 million in sales with 92 percent of all lots sold |
• Top seller: stunning 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe realizes a spectacular $4,510,000 to claim the title as the most valuable automobile sold during this year's Amelia Island weekend
• Five lots achieve individual million-dollar-plus results
• Packed auction room sees bidders hail from 14 countries around the world
| Final Countdown Underway To South Florida's Premier Collector Car Auction• Auctions America kicks off its 2013 auction season, March 22-24 with its highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale Collector Car Auction|
• Celebrating its 11th year, the multi-day auction features more than 550 quality collector cars
• Latest feature attractions include an outstanding 1963 Shelby Cobra and a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
• Digital catalog now available for download at auctionsamerica.com
AUBURN, Indiana (February 27, 2013) – With the final countdown underway to its highly an....
| Magnificent Series of Coachbuilt Classics To Grace RM's Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance Sale• RM Auctions returns as the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 9, 2013|
• Single-day sale features breathtaking roster of more than 80 investment-quality collector cars
• Notable highlights include an outstanding series of coachbuilt classics headlined by a multi-million-dollar 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe and a trio of Cords from the personal collection of Jim Fasnacht
• Frequently updated list of entries available online at r....
| Steve McQueen Chevrolet Styleline Leads Exciting List of Celebrity Rides At Auctions America's Ford Lauderdale Sale• Auctions America kicks off its 2013 calendar, March 22 – 24, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
• Regarded as South Florida's premier collector car auction, multi-day sale expected to feature more than 550 quality collector cars
• Star attraction: 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Convertible formerly owned by Steve McQueen to be offered at no reserve
• Additional highlights include a diverse assortment of 1950s convertibles from 'The Gauthier Collection', 1967 Dodge Coronet WO23 Hemi Super Sto....
| Pair Of Majestic Duesenbergs Top RM's $10.7 Million Hershey Sale• RM Auctions generates $10.7 million in sales with 95 percent of all lots sold at its Hershey, Pennsylvania auction|
• Top sales honors go to a pair of historic Duesenbergs from the distinguished Ray Bowersox Collection
• Pair of Packards – one magnificently restored and one in unmolested, original condition – also attract significant interest, well-exceeding pre-sale estimates
• Auction draws international audience, with bidders representing 17 countries around the world
• RM continues it....
| American Classics Top RM's $6.8 Million Michigan SaleA majestic 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria, J272, formerly owned by noted band leader Paul Whiteman of 'Rhapsody in Blue' fame, garnered top dollar at RM's Michigan sale yesterday, selling for a strong $957,000 before a packed house.|
One of just 16 examples bodied with convertible Victoria coachwork by Rollston, the stunning Duesenberg led a magnificent group of top-selling American classics at the single-day sale, held in conjunction with the famed Concours d'Elegance of Americ....
| Final Countdown Underway to RM's Michigan SaleRM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d'Elegance of America, has secured a wonderful selection of classic automobiles for its St. John's sale, July 28, in Plymouth, Michigan. |
Hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John's, the single-day sale is a mainstay on the auction concours circuit and boasts a reputation for including exceptional American classics. The upcoming sale, featuring more than 70 quality collector cars, presents nearly a century of American and Eu....