Following last year’s highly successful inaugural event, RM Auctions will return to Hershey, Pennsylvania in October for the second annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction.
To be held October 10th at Hershey Lodge, the single-day event will again coincide with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet to provide a memorable vintage car weekend for motoring enthusiasts.
Early consignments for the auction include a number of ‘old masters’ of the car world, with over 100 vintage motor cars spanning back to the pioneering days of the American automotive industry set to cross the block.
The star attraction of the event will be a stunning 1933 Duesenberg La Grande Phaeton, considered one of the rarest and most desirable of the open bodied Duesenbergs. Born supercharged with just a handful of owners and a continuous history from new – including some time in the hands of a prominent Mexican businessman – this magnificent example has been in the same hands for the last 25 years. Its offering in Hershey presents an exclusive opportunity for acquisition.
1933 Duesenberg La Grande Phaeton – Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,400,000.
Joining the Duesenberg on the block are a number of other luxury prewar cars including:
1934 Pierce-Arrow V12 Town Car – Estimate $325,000-$375,000.
1938 Packard Twelve Series 1608 Collapsible Touring Cabriolet by Brunn – Estimate Unavailable.
Fully Restored 1913 Locomobile Model M-48-3 Four-Passenger Baby Tonneau – Estimate $250,000-$350,000.
1940 Buick Limited Model 81C Fastback Convertible Phaeton, one of only fourteen documented examples in existence – Estimate $100,000 -$125,000.
Historic 1932 Ford Five-Window Coupe, reportedly once owned by the Former President of Mexico, Roque González Garza – Estimate $50,000-$70,000.
Authentic, race-bodied 1910 Buick Model 10 Speedster – Estimate $50,000-$60,000.
In addition to the main line-up, the auction event will also present a series of unique, individually customized pedal cars by some of today’s leading automotive restorers and designers. The series of miniature classics have been specially handcrafted for the Hershey auction – proceeds from their sale will support the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA).
Amongst the miniature masterpieces set for the auction block are: the Distinctively Darrin, inspired by the custom bodied 1941 Packard; the Codorus Cruiser, a miniature Packard protégé; and Josie’s 56, a miniature pink Cadillac complete with actual stock fabric from a 1956 Cadillac, real chrome and 24 karat gold plating.
As a prelude to the auction, RM will join forces with the AACA and the AACA Museum on Wednesday, October 8th to present an unforgettable Night at the Museum. With all proceeds supporting the AACA family, this gala fundraising evening will be an engaging celebration of the automobile and the collecting hobby.
The Night at the Museum charity gala is a public event, open to all motoring enthusiasts. Tickets are available for $125 per person. For tickets and further information, please contact the AACA Museum at 717-566-7100 ext. 101 or visit www.rmauctions.com/aaca.
For further information on the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey auction event, please visit www.rmauctions.com.
[Source: RM Auctions]