The Auctions America Auburn Spring 2013 sale was held May 9-11 at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in $5.7 million in total sales and 77 percent sell-through rate. Bidders hailed from seven countries and 38 states across the U.S., with nearly one-third of participants representing new clientele.
Top sale honors at the 2013 Auburn Spring event went to an AACA National First Prize-winning 1930 Packard 745 Dual Cowl Phaeton, presented in black with green leather interior and a black convertible top. Fitted with the “Super 8” engine and benefitting from a well-preserved restoration, the Packard sold for $198,000. The Packard was followed by the 1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster that realized $159,500 and a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback that made $121,000. The selection of automobiles from the estate collection of John Soneff also sold well, with the top sale going to a black 1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham for $112,200.
The Auburn Spring weekend also hosted the inaugural Antique Automobile Club of America Central Division National Spring Meet, which proved to be an attraction for AACA members and attendees alike.
“We could not have been happier with the turn out of the AACA’s inaugural meet at Auburn Spring,” adds Donnie Gould, president, Auctions America. “The impressive showing, along with very strong interest from bidders both nationally and abroad certainly took us one big step further in putting Auburn back on the map as the classic car capital of America. We look forward to welcoming clients back to the Auburn Auction Park for our annual flagship event, the Auburn Fall collector car weekend, August 29 – September 1.”
Auctions America Auburn Spring 2013 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1930 Packard 745 Dual Cowl Phaeton – $198,000
2. 1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster – $159,500
3. 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback – $121,000
4. 1950 Hudson Commodore 8 Convertible Brougham – $112,200
5. 1955 Chrysler 300 – $107,250
Auctions America continues its 2013 season with its debut California sale, August 1-3, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, California. The multi-day collector car auction is expected to feature more than 400 quality collector cars, including an assortment of European and American classics and sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, and customs.
For addition information, visit auctionsamerica.com.
[Source: Auctions America; photo: Andrew Smith]