A featured highlight of the annual AACA Eastern Fall Meet, the two-day Hershey sale promises a roster of over 120 automobiles, joined by an extensive range of memorabilia. Early sale highlights include a series of brass era cars from the private collections of Mr. Gerald Sichel and Mr. Clyde Ensor Sr.
“We are honored to have been selected to present a series of automobiles from the private collections of Mr. Gerald Sichel and Mr. Clyde Ensor Sr. at this year’s Hershey sale,” says Ian Kelleher, President & COO, RM Auctions. “Over the past three years, brass era cars – the ‘grand masters’ of the automotive world – have traditionally performed very well at our Hershey auction. Both collections are a great fit for the event and we look forward to sharing their individual collecting legacies with other passionate enthusiasts.”
Acquired during more than 25 years of collecting, the Gerald Sichel Collection is highlighted by a selection of early brass cars and several American classics. Twenty cars alone predate 1910, including a 1903 Cadillac Model A Roadster, a 1904 Ford Model A Roadster, a 1904 Pierce Stanhope, and a 1909 Stanley Steamer Model E2, all of which are presented in running and driving condition. Other rare and seldom-seen highlights include: a 1914 Oakland Touring; a 1914 Saxon Model 16 Roadster; a 1915 Trumbull Model 158; and a 1917 Ford Model T Ambulance. The offering also features a 1929 Buick Model 20X, purchased new by Mr. Sichel in Uruguay in 1929 and coming to market for the first time in 81 years.
The Clyde Ensor Sr. Collection is also the result of a lifelong passion for automobiles, carefully assembled over the past 50 years. Among a long list of features slated for the event are a selection of Ford Model Ts of various body styles, a pair of ’31 Lincolns, and an early production 1903 Ford Model A, as well as such rarities as a 1902 Neustadt Perry.
Other notable consignments for RM’s Hershey sale include:
— 1903 Packard Model F Rear Entrance Tonneau, formerly owned by Drew Lewis;
— 1911 Jackson 40hp Seven Passenger Touring Car;
— 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe with coachwork by Murphy;
— 1932 Bergholt Streamline Car;
— 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton.
For a frequently updated list of auction offerings, visit www.rmauctions.com/hershey or call +1 519 352 4575.
For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee, iPhone and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.
In addition to the auction, RM returns as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Night at the Museum fundraising gala at Hershey’s AACA Museum. Scheduled for October 6, this year’s gala kicks off Hershey Meet Week festivities with the special ‘Pumps on Parade’ charity auction – a group of one-of-a-kind vintage gas pumps customized by some of today’s finest automotive artists, including Roger Blanchard, Ken Eberts, Dan McCrary, Tony Sikorski, David Snyder and Sue Steele Thomas. For further details and ticket information, visit www.nightatthemuseum.org.
Event Details – Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey
Night at the Museum: October 6, 2010
Sale dates: October 7-8, 2010
Preview dates: October 7-8, 2010
Location: Hershey Lodge, West Chocolate Avenue and University Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033
Admission to RM’s Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event requires the purchase of an official auction catalog available for $80 US. The catalog admits two and must be presented at the entrance of the sale to be granted entry.
RM’s Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey sale will be closely followed by Automobiles of London, October 27 in London, England, and The Milton Robson Collection, November 13 in Gainesville, Georgia, to round out the company’s 2010 auction calendar. For further information on these upcoming events, visit www.rmauctions.com.
[Source: RM Auctions; photo credit: Darin Schnabel © 2010, courtesy RM Auctions]