Auctions America Readies for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend
April 15, 2015 by Auctions America
• A Spring tradition, Auctions America's popular Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend returns May 7 – 9 to Indiana's Auburn Auction Park
• Multi-day auction lifts gavel on diverse roster of some 500 quality vehicles
• Sale highlights include an immaculate 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop; an extremely rare 2006 Ford GTX1 TT 'Spyder'; and the Preston Evans Motorcycle Collection
• Weekend also features a car corral and swap meet, along with the return of the AACA Special National Spring Meet
• Full event details and frequently updated list of entries available at auctionsamerica.com
AUBURN, Indiana (April 15, 2015)
– Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7 – 9 at Indiana's historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has quickly become a must-attend weekend on the national collector car calendar.
'For collectors and enthusiasts alike, particularly those in the Midwest and surrounding states, Spring heralds the arrival of the 'busy season' – an opportunity to pull their cars out of hibernation and enjoy a jam-packed calendar of automotive events. At Auctions America, we're proud that Auburn Spring has become a staple on that calendar, presenting not only a tremendous variety of collector cars for bids, but also offering great automotive entertainment, as well as opportunity to enjoy the wonderful camaraderie offered by the hobby,' says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America.
'Celebrating its fifth year in 2015, we're thrilled with the growth Auburn Spring has enjoyed over the past four years, and look forward to further growing this new Spring tradition, an event which comprises not only a multi-day auction, but also a car corral, swap meet and the return of the AACA Special National Spring Meet.'
The Auburn Auction Park's main arena will come alive May 7 - 9 with nearly 500 American muscle cars, classics, exotic sports cars and hot rods along with a selection of memorabilia poised for the block. Leading early is a well-equipped and immaculately restored 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Hardtop. Striking in Lemon Twist and powered by a fearsome 426-cid 'street Hemi' V-8 engine producing 425hp, this exceptional Hemi Challenger is believed to be just one of 11 examples featuring the extremely rare and desirable N96-Shaker Hood option and four-speed manual transmission. It is expected to fetch between $340,000 - $380,000 when it crosses the Auburn auction stage next month.
Reflecting the incredible breadth of this year's Auburn Spring catalog, other notable entries include:
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• a handsome, well-documented 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet; with peak power output at 6,500-rpm and an observed top speed of 122-mph, this car was one of the fastest, most sumptuous and most expensive convertibles offered by Mercedes-Benz at the time (Est. $300,000-$350,000); and,
• a very original 1987 Buick Regal GNX with just 119 miles from new (Est. $110,000 - $120,000).
For motorcycle enthusiasts, Auctions America's Auburn Spring event will lift the gavel on the respected Preston Evans Motorcycle Collection, featuring bikes from the former Arthur P. Sigal Collection. Offered entirely without reserve, this 29-lot collection is comprised of both original and beautifully restored motorcycles, including a 1902 Marsh, predating Harley-Davidson, and believed to be the only Marsh of its kind left in existence (Est. $80,000 - $85,000). Additional highlights include a stellar 1915 Indian Model G Big Twin, a former centerpiece at the Brookline, Massachusetts Museum of Transportation's special exhibition 'Putting America on Wheels' (Est. $40,000 - $45,000), and a 1920 Ace Four with Watsonia Sidecar; designed by William Henderson of Philadelphia, this inline four-cylinder bike could reach speeds of 85 mph, making it the fastest motorcycle in the world in the early '20s. It is currently identified as one of only three 1920 Aces known to exist (Est. $120,000 - $125,000).
In addition to the auction excitement, Auburn Spring will also feature a car corral and swap meet, along with the return of the Antique Automobile Club of America's (AACA) Special National Spring Meet, which is set to bring an additional 300 cars to the grounds of the Auburn Auction Park. Every car entered in the AACA meet will receive a special commemorative Indiana license plate. Auctions America will further lend its support to the AACA through the presentation of five vehicles at the auction, with hammer proceeds benefiting the AACA Museum. Highlights include a 1953 Studebaker Commander Starliner Coupe (Est: $25,000 - $35,000) and a 1934 Ford Pick-up (Est. $24,000 - $28,000).
For further information on Auctions America's Auburn Spring event, or to view a frequently updated list of entries, please visit auctionsamerica.com or call toll-free 800.890.7635 (or +1 954 566 2209 outside North America).
• an extremely rare 2006 Ford GTX1 TT 'Spyder'. This unique, iconic American supercar is one of approximately 30 Ford GTX1s produced by Ford authorized coach-builder Genaddi Design Group before they closed their doors. Boasting an unmatched provenance, it is differentiated from its peers by its 5.4-liter V-8 powerplant, delivering an incredible 1,000-hp, along with extensive carbon fiber trim (Est. $300,000-$350,000);
Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 180 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company's established roster of annual events are held in some of the country's leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Burbank, California. In 2014, Auctions America entered a multi-year agreement with the Sports Emmy Award-Winning NBCSN (NBC Sports Network) to provide exclusive television coverage of its select US-based collector car auctions, helping deliver the Auctions America experience to more than 80 million homes across the country. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.
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Top – a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT Hardtop (courtesy of Auctions America)
Bottom – 2006 Ford GTX1 TT 'Spyder' (courtesy of Auctions America)
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