Worldwide Auctioneers’ 13th yearly Auburn Auction in critique

Ben Williams September 11, 2020 7 No Comments


Auburn, Indiana. September 9th, 2020. Worldwide reasoned an optimistic 13 yearly Auburn Auction at home in Indiana that Labor Day weekend, together with 90percent of consignments discovering new houses, including three groups. High sale moved into a meticulously restored and several award winning 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster with body layout by Gordon Buehrig that realized $1. ) 072 million. The celebrated Stainless Steel Trifecta sold for $1. 045 million, representing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a collector for a trio of historical vehicles conceived from the pioneering stainless steel manufacturer Allegheny Ludlum, Inc. In cooperation with all the Ford Motor Company in 1935. Built to showcase the extreme durability and aesthetic appeal of this new metal and containing a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible, the trifecta was provided as one lot.

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Coachwork supreme

Capturing that the gist of coachbuilt attractiveness was a one-off 1936 Cadillac ‘Shangri-La’ Custom Roadster by Rick Dore, using hand-formed aluminum body fabricated by Marcel Custom Metal that attracted $550,000. Smaller, but not perfectly shaped, has been an all-steel scaled Duesenberg Pedal Car that sold for $27,500. Created from the noted late Don Dettmer of Auburn, one of only four ever constructed, it was bought many years back by the present owner for a present for his granddaughter and profits from its sale will now go toward her college education.

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The Auburn Auction delivered nearly $8 million in overall sales. “We extend sincere thanks to all of those who helped to make our 13 annual sale at home in Auburn such a terrific success, to both our in-person bidders and to the absentee and ‘virtual’ collectors from around the world who have demonstrated that the market for great collector cars is still strong,” stated John Kruse, Principal and Auctioneer.

Presented as both a live and online occasion, the Auburn Auction provided options for every single comfortable level, with onsite bidding, online bidding accessible through three online partner platforms, and absentee and telephone bidding readily available to pre-registered, qualified buyers. Full outcomes are available online in To discuss consignments for future sales, call 1. 260. 925. 6789 or email

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About Worldwide Auctioneers. Worldwide Auctioneers is a US-based, boutique catalog auction company that’s unique in getting principals that are proprietor auctioneers, entirely invested in effortlessly delivering the best result for each and every customer. In addition to the purchase and sale of antique cars at auction, it gives an wide array of personalized services to the collector, such as evaluation, collection management and consultancy, estate planning and asset management. For those trying to market a vehicle or set separately, the company’s personal sales department integrates The Salon, that a 200,000-square-foot, climate controlled and purpose-built showroom positioned in its Auburn headquarters, together with a dedicated souvenir branch. Worldwide’s yearly schedule comprises The Scottsdale Auction at January, The Pacific Grove Auction on the Monterey Peninsula at August (postponed until 2021 in reaction to COVID-19 limitations ), The Auburn Auction, held Labor Day Weekend in Indiana, and stand-alone auctions of important private collections.

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