Duesenberg And Other Convertibles Top Sellers At Auburn Spring Auction
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|The old saying that 'when the topgoes down, the price goes up' was once again proven during Auctions America by RM's June 1-3 Auburn Spring sale at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. Open-air classics took eight of the top 10 slots of the weekend, which saw 409 vehicles and an extensive automotive memorabilia collection cross the blockwith a 71.11% sell-through rate for more than $4.6 million* in total sales. No one was surprised to see a red-and-black 1930 Duesenberg Model J Boattail Speedster bring the highest price of the sale. The supercharged, Indiana-built Full Classic brought $484,000, exceeding its market value. Next in line was a race car for the street in the form of a 1969 Dodge Charger 500 – a HEMI-powered, NASCAR-styled fastback that brought $130,000. A trio of 1950s drop tops filled the next sales slots, including a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ($107,250), 1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster ($102,300) and 1958 Chevrolet Impala ($97,000). 'Each year when the weather gets warm, you see that upswing in interest in convertibles,' said Auctions America by RM President Donnie Gould. 'Our Car Specialists made sure we had plenty of them consigned; 42% of our cars at Auburn Spring were open-air vehicles of some kind.' The summer-like weather probably explained enthusiastic bidding on a 1969 Ford Good Humor Ice Cream truck. Collector and dealer Mark Hyman tried to buy the rolling nostalgia wagon on Friday for $19,000 while taping a segment of Velocity's 'What's My Car Worth?' On Saturday, Hyman spent $37,950 to take it home. More than 1,900 pieces of automotive memorabilia crossed the block during the three days, with a 1/8-scale Conti Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider taking top honors for the group at $12,058.90 and a 1913 Sapor Modelltechnik Mercer 35J Raceabout going to a new owner for $3,999.13. At 12:30 p.m. on the final day of the sale, Auctions America CFO Ed Cepuran introduced U.S. Col. David L. Augustine of the 122nd Fighter Wing from the podium and asked the audience to donate generously to the family of Auburn resident Army Sgt. JaBraun Knox and other military families in need. Knox was killed in Afghanistan on May 18 – a loss that has reminded the community of the military's service and sacrifice. Between cash given on the spot, a buyer's generous offer to donate his vintage Schwinn bicycle (purchased the day before at Auburn Spring) and money contributed by Auctions America, the effort raised $7,633 in less than an hour for military families. 'People in the Auburn area have really welcomed us since we opened our headquarters here in 2010,' said Gould. 'We saw an opportunity to use our event as a way to help a local family that has experienced a tragedy. Our prayers are with the Knoxes and all other military families.' Full results from Auctions America's Auburn Spring auction are posted online at www.auctionsamerica.com. Auctions America continues its 2012 auction season at the company's headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Auburn Fall event. * All sales figures are listed in U.S. dollars and include the buyer's premiums.|
| 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....
| Ford Model A And Vintage Trailer Haul Fishing Gear and Nostalgia to Auctions America By RM's 2012 Auburn Fall Auction• Auctions America by RM Auburn Fall Auction will offer 1931 Ford Model A with 20-foot vintage camper|
• Unusual travel rig has been restored to period perfection with correct fishing gear and cookware
• Auburn Fall Auction will offer nearly 1,500 vehicles Aug. 30 through Sept. 2
America's love of the open road will be a theme at this year's Auctions America by RM Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 Auburn Fall auction as exhibited by a restored Model A and camper combo that looks like a time capsule from the....
|Auctions America By RM's 2012 Auburn Spring AuctionThe historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, will become a giant treasure chest of automotive memorabilia June 1-3 when Auctions America by RM offers the largest private collection of high-quality scale models, fine art paintings, original signs and rare vintage mascots the auction company has ever consigned. In addition to the thousands of 'automobilia' items, which will all sell to the highest bidders during the three-day Auburn Spring auction, more than 600 American muscle cars, Class....|
| Auctions America 2012 Auburn Spring Auction Offers Full Range of ConvertiblesJust 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 wh....
| Auctions America Reunites Original Mustang Owner With His CarNearly five decades after Leon Fake bought a new 1965 Ford Mustang GT, the Silver Blue convertible is back in his garage thanks to the Auctions America by RM Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Fake was one of several bidders chasing a dream car during the April 26-27 event in which 267 collector vehicles were offered with a 53% sell-through rate for more than $2.5 million* in total sales.|
'I put 85,000 miles on this Mustang and sold it,' said Fake. 'I tried to buy it back a fe....
| Auctions America By RM's 2012 Auburn Spring Auction'Variety' is the buzzword for this year's Auctions America by RM June 1-3 Auburn Spring auction, which will offer a huge range of collector vehicles and an enormous private collection of automotive memorabilia. 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.|
'Last year was our first spring event at the park,' said Auctions America by RM's President ....
| Something For Everyone at 2012 Spring Carlisle AuctionAuctions America by RM will celebrate its second annual Spring Carlisle auction, April 26-27, 2012, offering a huge variety of collector cars and trucks during the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral, April 25-29, in Pennsylvania. More than 300 American muscle cars, classics and hot rods will cross the block at the Carlisle Expo Center, located adjacent to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.|
'Countless automotive aficionados flock to Carlisle each year to purchase and sell cars ....