Offered Without Reserve at Worldwide's Auburn Auction, The Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell

July 23, 2020 by Worldwide Auctioneers

Auburn, Indiana. July 23, 2020. Among the selection of unique, special and very desirable automobiles slated to go under the hammer at Worldwide's 13th annual Auburn Auction this Labor Day Weekend is a restomod collector's dream. The Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell is one of the most immaculate restomod collections to hit the market, each car in the offering having been crafted and custom built for aesthetics and performance with no expense spared. Within the 17-car collection are multiple award-winning cars, including a 2020 Detroit Autorama winner and multiple ISCA Summit Racing first place award recipients. Set up to run as a simultaneous live and online event, Worldwide's 13th annual Auburn Auction is the only live boutique catalogue auction still on the calendar for 2020, scheduled to take place at the company's Indiana headquarters on September 5th over Labor Day Weekend.

Selling in Auburn as one of the collection's many highlights is a show-stopping 1962 Chevrolet Bubble Top Pro Street Custom, first place winner at the 2020 Detroit Autorama, complete with scorching 1,110-HP 555 Chevy big block engine and Hilborn fuel injection system. Also offered are a stunning 1960 Chevrolet Biscayne with Lingenfelter supercharged LT4 engine and five-speed manual transmission and a unique custom designed 1936 Fiat Topolino Custom on a '32 Ford Chassis, with 355 small block with Sanderson street rod headers. Pristine custom trucks in the collection include a 1954 GMC Custom RestoMod Pickup, a no-expense-spared build with 584 Chevy big block power on a TCI chassis and a show-worthy 1956 Ford Custom RestoMod Truck, recipient of multiple first place ISCA Summit Racing awards. All of the vehicles in the collection are offered without reserve and can be viewed online at worldwideauctioneers.com.

Another remarkable no-reserve offering at this year's Auburn Auction is the celebrated Stainless Steel Trifecta, an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a trio of historic vehicles first conceived by the pioneering stainless steel producer Allegheny Ludlum Inc. in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company in 1935 to showcase the extreme durability and aesthetic appeal of the new metal. Comprising a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible, the Stainless Steel Trifecta will be offered without reserve as a single consignment. Full details are available here.

Offered Without Reserve at Worldwide's Auburn Auction, The Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell

'We invite you to join us for Labor Day Weekend in Auburn and be part of the longest running auction tradition in America,' said John Kruse, Worldwide Principal and Auctioneer. 'For all those enthusiasts and collectors eager to buy and sell great cars this summer, the road leads right back here to the original 'Classic Car Capital of the World' and birthplace of the collector car auction industry in America. Whether in person or virtually, we look forward to welcoming old friends and new back to our hometown for another unforgettable live auction experience.'

The Auburn Auction is scheduled to run as a live and online event at Kruse Plaza, Worldwide's Auburn, Indiana headquarters, with safe social distancing and sanitation protocols in place. The auction is open to the public with in-person bidding and is also scheduled to run simultaneously on three online partner platforms, Proxibid, Invaluble and LiveAuctioneers. Absentee and telephone bidding is also available to pre-registered, qualified buyers. All inventory and the full schedule are online at worldwideauctioneers.com, along with details on admission. Interested parties should call 1.260.925.6789 for further details or email sales@worldwideauctioneers.com. As always, auction lots are available for scheduled private previews, again with safe sanitation protocols in place. To register as a bidder, visit worldwideauctioneers.com/bidder-registration.

Offered Without Reserve at Worldwide's Auburn Auction, The Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell
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, a 200,000-square-foot, climate controlled and purpose-built showroom housed at its Auburn headquarters, along with a dedicated memorabilia division. Worldwide's annual schedule includes The Scottsdale Auction in January, The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula in August (postponed until 2021 in response to COVID-19 restrictions), The Auburn Auction, held over Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of significant private collections.

Offered Without Reserve at Worldwide's Auburn Auction, The Pristine Collection of Eric McConnell
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