Fourth yearly Saratoga Motorcar Auction realizes $3.7 million in sales

Ben Williams September 23, 2020 10 No Comments

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Saratoga Automobile Museum declared the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, sold $3.7 million in automobiles and auto memorabilia. The Auction happened on the grounds of this Saratoga Spa State Park on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Auction Reader Bill Rothermel and Auctioneer Brent Earlywine

The Auction functions as the Museum’s major yearly fundraiser. Proceeds in the Auction supports the Museum’s Safe Driving Initiatives, such as the Distracted Driving Safety Program, a software that reaches nearly 25,000 pupils yearly. Auction proceeds also encourage the Museum’s evolving exhibition programming.

Total sales were $3.7 million. ) The sell-through speed for its Auction has been 70 percentage, a significant increase year-over-year, in spite of the fact that this year Auction has been decreased in extent and span because of COVID-19 limitations.

With NYS security protocols enacted, which included closing case to audiences, the Auction hauled in over 11,000 online audiences to see the day-long occasion.

SOLD: 1941 Buick Super 8

SOLD: 1941 Buick Super 8 )

“The success of this Auction, in the midst of a global pandemic, is a massive win for the future of the Museum’s initiatives,” stated Carly Connors, executive manager. “I cannot thank our staff, volunteers, consignors and bidders enough for following all NYS and CDC safety guidelines to make our event successful and safe.”

Top sellers in the Auction comprised:

  • 1959 Plymouth Fury “Christine” film automobile: $275,000
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Speedster: $239,000
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6 ): $137,500
  • 1959 Chevrolet Impala: $115,500
  • 1931 Pierce Arrow Model 42 Phaeton: $82,500 (all profits benefiting the Saratoga Automobile Museum)

The 2021 Saratoga Motorcar Auction will occur on Sept. 24 and 25, 2021 about the grounds of this Saratoga Spa State Park.

SOLD: 1959 Plymouth Fury “Christine”

SOLD: 1959 Plymouth Fury “Christine”

SOLD: 1931 Pierce-Arrow Dual Cowl Phaeton

SOLD: 1931 Pierce-Arrow Dual Cowl Phaeton

To consign a car for your own 2021 Auction, contact Bill Windham in (518) 587-1935 or by email at bill.windham@saratogaautomuseum.org.

For more info concerning the Saratoga Automobile Museum, see saratogaautomuseum.org.

For more info concerning the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, trip saratogamotorcarauction.org.

Saratoga Auto Museum

About that the Saratoga Automobile Museum: The Saratoga Automobile Museum was chartered in 1999 and formally opened to the general public in June 2002. The Museum’s mission is to conserve, interpret and display cars and automotive artifacts. We observe the car and teach the general public, students and fans into the function of the car New York State along with the broader world. In addition to design and technical aspects, our educational emphasis is about the past, current and future societal and financial consequences of the car.

In keeping with the Museum’s displays and educational programs( such as the Distracted Driving Safety Initiative and assorted auto restoration programs for local youth, the Museum also provokes the Saratoga Motorcar Auction, a nationally acclaimed classic and collector car auction held every September. The Auction is the Museum’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.

The Museum is situated inside the two,500-acre Saratoga Spa State Park, at the center of historical Saratoga Springs, New York, world renowned for its mythical one-mile thoroughbred track. The Museum’s centre is the completely restored and renovated New York State Bottling Plant, that a gorgeous neoclassical architecture finished in 1935. The Museum sits adjacent to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center along with the lavish Hall of Springs occasion center. Within walking space; the National Museum of Dance, that the Spa Little Theatre, along with also the Gideon Putnam Hotel. saratogaautomuseum.org

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