Fall Auburn Auction 2017 “Prime Time Saturday”
The “Prime Time Saturday” sale here at the Fall Auburn Auction 2017 was a full seven hours of intense action. It was so mesmerizing that it seemed it was over in just a New York minute. The star of the show was a 1933 Duesenberg SJ Swept Panel Phaeton with body by LaGrande. Late in the afternoon when this beautiful motorcar came across the auction block the first bid was $1 million. We’ve never seen that happen before. The final bid was $2.1 million, and the sale is still in question here this morning. No announcement has been made yet, but it was thought that the seller was still considering the bid. Negotiations continued after the Duesenberg left the auction block. Days after the sale, Auctions America has reported that the Duesenberg SJ sold for $2.3 million.
Another Duesenberg, the 1929 Duesenberg Model J by Fleetwood, the only Duesenberg ever bodied by Fleetwood, sold earlier for $900,000 ($990,000 including the sales commission.)
See the Duesenbergs and many other high profile classics and muscle cars offered on Saturday. (Click on each photo below to find history and appraisal reports.)
Our Cars On Line team is onsite in Auburn to provide live on-the-spot coverage exclusively for our readers. So sit back and enjoy the show. Saturday’s sale saw some of the finest vintage classics and exotic cars in the country passing under the bright lights of the Auctions America stage at the Auctions America Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. It is the high profile event of the Auburn-Cord-Dusenberg Festival on Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 3, 2017.
Our Cars On Line Car Show team is in Auburn to cover the show. In case you can’t make it to this year’s show, Auctions America will provide live streaming of the Fall Auburn Auction 2017. There are two auction stages so you have a choice of watching each one individually. Click this link to get started.
The show starts at 10 AM EST each day with a memorabilia auction. Collector vehicles usually begin coming through at about 11 AM, EST. You can also bid online. Just follow this link to register with Auctions America to become a bidder at the Fall Auburn Auction 2017.
The Fall Auburn Auction 2017 will run through Sunday, September 3, 2017. As part of the ever growing activities of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, this prime sale of collector cars is getting bigger every year. Auctions America puts on the Auburn Auction every Labor Day weekend. It harkens back to the days when Auburn, Indiana rivaled Detroit as one of the hotspots of the American automotive industry. For a full list of cars and trucks to be auctioned off at the Fall Auburn Auction 2017, follow this link to the Auctions America website.
Here are a few of the great sales from a special collection here on Friday. The actual sales prices blew away the appraisal estimates. (Click each photo to read the history of each car and see the original value estimates.)
Auburn was the headquarters of the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg motorcar companies. So it is only fitting that this collector car auction is located on the outskirts of this legendary city. The Auctions America Auction Park includes a massive auction arena, auction displays, car show field, swap meet and car corral.