90% of consignments find new homes at Worldwide Auctioneers' 13th annual Auburn Auction

September 11, 2020 by Worldwide Auctioneers

90% of consignments find new homes at Worldwide Auctioneers' 13th annual Auburn Auction, with million-dollar results for an award winning 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster and the historic Stainless Steel Trifecta

Auburn, Indiana. Worldwide concluded an upbeat 13th annual Auburn Auction at home in Indiana this Labor Day Weekend, with 90% of consignments finding new homes, including three extraordinary collections. High sale went to a meticulously restored and multiple award winning 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster with body design by Gordon Buehrig that realized $1.072 million. The celebrated Stainless Steel Trifecta sold for $1.045 million, representing a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a collector 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. Built to showcase the extreme durability and aesthetic appeal of the new metal and comprising a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible, the trifecta was offered as one lot.

Capturing the absolute essence of coachbuilt beauty was a one-off 1936 Cadillac 'Shangri-La' Custom Roadster by Rick Dore, with hand-formed aluminum body fabricated by Marcel Custom Metal that bought an astonishing $550,000. Smaller, but no less perfectly formed, was a captivating all-steel, faultlessly scaled Duesenberg Pedal Car that sold for a record price of $27,500. Created by the noted late Don Dettmer of Auburn, one of only four ever built, it was purchased many years ago by the current owner as a gift for his granddaughter and proceeds from its sale will now go toward her college education.

90% of consignments find new homes at Worldwide Auctioneers' 13th annual Auburn Auction

The Auburn Auction delivered nearly $8 million in total sales. 'We extend sincere thanks to all of those who helped to make our 13th annual sale at home in Auburn such a terrific success, to both our in-person bidders and to the absentee and 'virtual' collectors from around the world who have demonstrated that the market for great collector cars is still strong,' said John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer.

Presented as both a live and online event, the Auburn Auction offered options for every comfort level, with onsite bidding, online bidding available via three online partner platforms, and absentee and telephone bidding available to pre-registered, qualified buyers. Full results are available online at worldwideauctioneers.com. To discuss consignments for future sales, call 1.260.925.6789 or email sales@worldwideauctioneers.com.

90% of consignments find new homes at Worldwide Auctioneers' 13th annual Auburn Auction
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.

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1941 Chrysler Town and Country Auction Results
1941 Chrysler Town and Country Auction Results
1941 Chrysler Town and Country Auction Results
1941 Chrysler Town and Country Auction Results
1941 Chrysler Town and Country Auction Results
Chassis Number: 7716612
Sale DateResultPre-Auction Estimates Auction House
January 2008 $313,500  $300,000 - $400,000  RM Sothebys 
August 2018 $319,000  $325,000 - $425,000  Gooding & Company 
September 2020 $286,000    Worldwide Auctioneers 
September 2020    Worldwide Auctioneers 

1935 Packard 1201 Eight Auction Results
1935 Packard 1201 Eight Auction Results
1935 Packard 1201 Eight Auction Results
Chassis Number: 1201-206
Sale DateResultPre-Auction Estimates Auction House
October 2019  $200,000 - $250,000  RM Sothebys 
September 2020 $176,000    Worldwide Auctioneers 

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Engine Number: 169785
Sale DateResultPre-Auction Estimates Auction House
October 2019  $135,000 - $160,000  RM Sothebys 
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