Worldwide Auctioneers held the Auburn Auction on September 2-4, 2010 at the Worldwide Headquarters in Auburn, Indiana. The third annual event, as part of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Weekend, culminated with an 80 car single-day sale dubbed “The Main Event.”
The Auburn Auction closed with an overall sale of $8.2 million, with high sales going to a 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster at $396,000 and a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe which hammered sold for $385,000. Worldwide continued its record-breaking tradition in Auburn, selling a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible for $363,000, while a 1933 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe, which once resided in F1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone’s personal collection, found a new home for $341,000.
“We set out to present a superior selection of hand-picked motorcars with wide ranging appeal in a dynamic and reinvigorated environment,” said Rod Egan, Principal & Chief Auctioneer.
“We are delighted with this year’s The Auburn Auction. It has indeed been successfully defined by quality and variety, with Pre-war, American classic, European sports and American muscle cars all selling with equal success to bidders from across North America and as far afield as the Middle East, South America and Europe. We look forward to building upon the success of this event and consolidating Auburn’s reputation as the established Classic Car Capital of the World,” continued Egan.
Top 10 Auction Results – Auburn Auction, Worldwide Auctioneers
1. 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster, $396,000
2. 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe, $385,000
3. 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, $363,000
4. 1933 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe, $341,000
5. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, $294,800
6. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, $247,500
7. 1934 Packard 1107 Twelve Five-Passenger Phaeton, $181,500
8. 1999 Duesenberg II Disappearing Top Torpedo Phaeton, $176,000
9. 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible, $170,500
10. (tie) 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible, $154,000
10. (tie) 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible, $154,000
Next stop for Worldwide Auctioneers is a new venture in Atlantic City. The company recently confirmed its acquisition of part of The Atlantic City Auction from G. Potter King Inc. and will assume ownership of the event’s premier catalog auction. Worldwide will present its first Atlantic City Auction on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the Trump Taj Mahal Resort & Casino, with consignments limited to just 80 exclusive automobiles.
Consignments are now being accpeted and may be discussed with Rod Egan, John Kruse or any of the company’s Motorcar Specialists at 1.260.925.6789.
For more information, visit www.wwgauctions.com.
[Source: Worldwide Auctioneers]