Auctions America proudly returns to South Carolina for the third installment of its Hilton Head Island sale. The official auction of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, this boutique afternoon auction will round out Auctions America’s 2017 calendar by lifting the gavel on a handpicked roster of more than 100 collector cars and select automobilia. From American classics to European sports cars, the automobile offering spans the spectrum of the market, shining a spotlight on a broad variety of automotive styling and engineering.
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The focus of the collector car world returns to the Classic Car Capital of America as Auctions America hosts its flagship Auburn Fall event at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. A Labor Day Weekend tradition spanning more than four decades, this must-attend event coincides with the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and is one of the country’s premier celebrations of the collector car hobby. The auction – a focal point of the weekend with its dual arenas – is complemented by a packed car corral and swap meet, unique vendors, celebrity appearances and thrill-seeking automotive-themed activities, making for a weekend ripe with automotive entertainment for enthusiasts of all ages.
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.
Auctions America historic collector car auction and swap meet at Auburn Auction Park. Nearly 500 specialty and classic cars for sale. Swap meet and car corral on the grounds.
Real Shelby 427 Cobra Sold at
2016 Hilton Head Island Auction
It was the high point of this Saturday afternoon here at the 2016 Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America. You could feel the excitement in the crowd as buyers and spectators watched the 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roar to the auction stage. Every car collector worth his salt would love to slide behind the wheel of this real deal 427 AC Cobra. Only one buyer would have the opportunity today as CSX 3308 was presented for sale. Catch the banter in the video below as the price reaches $660,000.
High End Collector Cars Sold Today at
2016 Hilton Head Island Auction
Saturday saw a boutique sale of specialty and classic cars leaving spectators excited as the 2016 Hilton Head Island was one of the top events during the HHI Motoring Festival. Some of the sales were spectacular.
Our Cars On Line Car Show Team is on hand at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours providing live coverage of the high profile event. Our photo-journalists, Bob and Donna Boberg, of eClassicAutos.com, are on the scene capturing photos and videos to tell the story.
MORE ABOUT THE AUCTION …
Our newsletter readers should be able to pick up some bargains here in South Carolina. Follow this link to the Auctions America website to register now to bid online for the 2016 Hilton Head Island Auction. You can read Auction America’s online catalog for the Hilton Head Island Auction by clicking the link now. Be sure to bookmark this page to help you navigate to the imortant pages on the Auctions America site this weekend.
Our Cars On Line Car Show team will be there on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina that weekend to cover the 2016 Hiltion Head Island Concours D’Elegance. On Saturday we’ll have all the auction action for you from Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island Auction. You can watch the live stream provided by Auctions America from your computer. Then follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for our commentary. As usual, our regular readers will want to join in on the conversation. Show your collector savvy by predicting what each car will sell for on our Facebook page. To access the live stream video on Saturday, November 5, click this link.
Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival … Labor Day
Homecoming in Auburn, Indiana
AUBURN, Indiana, Septemer 5, 2016 — We’re wrapping up our Labor Day Weekend with a tour of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum here in Auburn, Indiana. The state of Indiana could well have been called the heart of the automotive industry instead of Detroit. If things had gone his way E.L. Cord would have made that happen. His fledling automotive empire here in Auburn never reached the heights of his expectations, but he had his days. The Art Deco new car showroom he built here in Auburn attests to that. Let’s see what we can find inside:
The offices of E.L. Cord are all intact and even the sales meeting room and board room are maintained as they were back in the day. The most interesting rooms upstairs are the design studios of Gordon Buerhig and Alan Leamy. All of this history unfolds for you as you walk through the same hallways that Cord and his staff did in the 1930s.
Here in the historic automobile capitol of Indiana we know this great Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is wrapping up after a week of festivities. Each year, this Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival just keeps getting better. The homecoming for all Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and their owners is well attended. Our Cars On Line team is on the beat, bringing you the stories and photos from the show.
The weather was perfect for the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival Concours D’Elegance on Saturday morning here in Auburn, Indiana. The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is in full gear, running August 28-September 5, 2016. Right here at the headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company, Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs were designed and produced. Today our Cars On Line team captured all the action as classic Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs gathered for the morning concours in Eckhart Park. Then this afternoon they paraded down Jackson Street through downtown Auburn. It was an incredible sight to see. So we thought we’d let you see it here. Click the video window below to view:
That’s what Auburn, Indiana has always been about. The Auburn Automobile Company, which produced Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs, was headquartered here in the middle of town. And on Labor Day Weekend every year all the cars return for their homecoming, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. The town is already packed with classic car hobbyists.
Our Cars On Line.com team will be here to cover all the action at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival again this year. It is one of our favorite shows.
Meanwhile at the Auburn Auction Park, the Fall Auburn Auction by Auctions America will run September 1-4, 2016. Some of the finest classic motorcars will be on sale here to the highest bidder along with muscle cars, street rods and customs. Click here to get a review of Saturday’s Auctions America Fall Auburn Auction. Bookmark this page and we will post sales prices as soon as they are available. Cars On Line newsletter readers have been getting previews of some of the top cars every week in the newsletter. Our Cars On Line.com team will be bringing you the prime time cars on Sunday. Be sure to watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on what the top cars sell for.
Every evening in downtown Auburn, the streets near the heart of the city are packed with classic cars from yesteryear. The logo says: “Come celebrate the legacy of the Auburn Automobile Company in Auburn Indiana, where automobile and art converge.” One of the billboards on the way to Auburn says, “It’s not just a car … its a Time Machine.”
Two Days at the Santa Monica Auction …
With a heady start to the Santa Monica Auction here at the Harber Hanger in Santa Monica, California, day two of the show promised to be just as exciting. And Day Two did not disappoint. There was an interesting lineup of cars to be sold on Sunday with part of the Riverside Museum up for sale.
Cars On Line.com invited their readers to join them for coverage of the Santa Monica Auction here on this page on Sunday. The idea was to watch the live stream from your tablet or computer. Then follow our Facebook page for commentary. (On our Facebook page you can scroll down to the June 25-26 postings to see their comments.) Our readers were invited to join in on the conversation, and they did.
Here are some of the top cars which crossed the auction stage on Sunday.
Saturday’s action was hot and heavy as some of the most desirable collector cars in the world crossed the Auction America stage.
This rare 1969 Corvette L88 Convertible was offered for sale at the Santa Monica Auction, Saturday, June 25, 2016. You can follow this link to see the auction listing. Every top Corvette collector in the country was watching their live video stream as it crossed the auction block as Lot # 1111. The bidding reached $450,000 but did not meet reserve. Auctions America has it prominently featured in their auction catalog (click here to view the catalog).
The L88 Corvette would never have been born if Chevrolet had ignored the challenge of the Shelby Cobras in SCCA racing. It is pretty certain that Chevrolet would never have listed an L88 Option for Corvette buyers if Zora Duntov, head of the Corvette racing program, had not wanted to go racing against the Cobras. The L88 racing option had to be available for the general Corvette buying public in order for it to qualify for SCCA A-Production and FIA GT class racing. Once unleashed it became the subject of fascination for Corvette collectors ever since.
The Santa Monica Auction is gaining a reputation as being a very high profile event for Southern California. It is held at the Harbor Hanger, a choice and scenic location. Some deep pocketed collectors are expected to bid on a fine fair of collectible sports cars, including many high profile 1960’s and 1970’s classic Ferraris, Maseratis and Porsches. We’ll be paying special attention to the cars shown here below:
“Prime Time” Saturday At The Auburn Spring Auction …
Join us at the 2016 Auburn Spring Auction by Auctions America this weekend with live coverage of the event right here on this page. You can follow all the auction action here as we invite you to watch the live stream of this event by Auctions America from the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana. You can watch the auction via a live stream on your smart phone, tablet or on your computer. Click here to watch right now.
Saturday is “Prime Time” at the 2016 Auburn Spring Auction and we are witnessing an historic sale of important collector vehicles. Hundreds of collector cars are crossing the auction block during this the last day of the auction event. Cars On Line’s roving photo journalist Bob Boberg will be capturing some of today’s event in photos for us. His posts on Twitter and Facebook will cover much of the live action today.
Here are some of the cars we’ll be watching in the Saturday sale here at the 2016 Auburn Spring Auction by Auctions America:
|1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Lot # 734
No Reserve – America’s Car, Continental kit, dual exhaust, fender skirts
Sold for $51,000
|1957 Buick Roadmaster Riviera Coupe
Lot # 754
From the Wayne Carini Collection
Value: $25,000 – $35,000
|1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836
Lot # 756
From the Wayne Carini Collection
Sold for $48,000
|1957 Mercury Monarch Lucerne Convertible
Lot # 758
Canadian Mercury, tri-toned red/black/white
Sold for $41,500
|1931 Auburn 8-98 Phaeton
Lot # 776
Dual Sidemounts, Lycoming Straight 8
Sold for $82,500
|1970 Pontiac GTO Judge RA III
Lot # 777
Hurst 4-speed, console shifter, Orbit Orange
Value: $95,000 – $110,000
|1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible
Lot # 784
One of only 500 Caribbeans produced
Value: $80,000 – $90,000
| 1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban Woodie
Lot # 786
Only 130 built, high quality restoration
Sold for $60,000
|1967 Chevelle Malibu Convertible
Lot # 792
We judged this one to be a low No. 3 condition
Click here to read our review
Sold for $14,000
|1933 Ford Speedster
Lot # 800
Looks just like an Alloway Speedster
Sold for $26,500
|1970 Boss 429 Mustang
Lot # 811
Only 16,700 miles, unrestored original
Sold for $217,000
|1968 Shelby GT500
Lot # 813
Reserve was off at $100,000
Sold for $145,000
|1968 Camaro RS Z/28
Lot # 816
Said to be excellent mechanically, 302, 4-spd, 12-bolt
Sold for $39,000
|1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet
Lot # 849
1 of 201 cabriolets produced, V-12
Sold for $50,000
|1953 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible
Lot # 853
Sweet car, Rocket 303 ci V8
Sold for $51,000
|1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner
Lot # 857
Exceptional car with one partial repaint
Sold for $22,000
Ft Lauderdale Collector Car Auction in April …
The Ft Lauderdale Collector Car Auction is Southern Florida’s premier classic car sale. Presented by Auctions America, this sale brings together some of the most rare and desirable collector cars from the state where the Baby Boom generation lives. It is in the heart of collector car country. And for that reason you’ll find marques like a 1948 Tucker Torpedo, two (2) 1953 Buick Skylarks, a 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible, a 1971 Ferrari GTB/4 Daytona, two (2) 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles, three (3) Matador red 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertibles, many mid-year classic big block Corvettes and a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Woodie Convertible in the sale. You’ll also find vintage motorcars such as an elegant 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan and a 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible on the Ft Lauderdale Collector Car Auction docket.
Auctions America just put out their digital auction catalog on the Ft Lauderdale sale with over 254 pages of cars to be viewed. Here is a link to the online catalog. This unique digital catalog is programmed so that you can page through the listings of collector cars for sale and read their histories just as though you had the catalog in your hands. Each car has been given an estimated value by the Auctions America team. Click the link to check it out. You can zoom in on any part of the page, including the photos. Click the corners of the catalog to turn the page. Technology. It continues to amaze us.
In fact, one of the coolest things about this Auctions American classic car sale will be the technology they will be using to stream live video of the event. Starting on Friday, April 1, 2016 you will be able to view a live stream of the Ft Lauderdale Collector Car Auction on your cell phone, computer or tablet. The sale is set to begin at 10:00 AM on Friday and Saturday, at 11:00 AM on Sunday. See details at the bottom of this page on how to register to receive the live streaming feed.
Here are some of the featured cars you’ll see at the Ft Lauderdale Collector Car Auction:
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible is considered to be in the $50,000 to $60,000 price range.
To participate online in an Auctions America auction in real time, you must be a registered user before gaining access to this service. If your preference is to only view the auction live, please create an account. You do not need to provide a credit card number to view only. Once your account is created, you can view the available auctions by selecting ‘Join Now!’ on the auction date.
Click this link to register to be a member of Auctions America and get their live auction streams. Or contact one of our helpful Client Services representatives at + 1 260 927 9797.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Concours …
What a fitting finale for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the largest collection of Duesenbergs ever. With over 75 Duesenberg vintage motorcars assembled in Auburn, Indiana for the 59th Annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, the promoters invited them to compete against each other on the Goshen, Indiana Airport runway. They closed off a runway and let those beautiful Duesenberg motors roar. It was a sight that few will ever see so we thought we’d have to show you the Duesenberg Thunder Run here in video:
The theme of this year’s show was “The Year of the Duesenberg” and over 75 Duesenbergs were to appear here, more than we’ve ever seen before at this show. Early in the morning the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Concours was held in Eckhart Park in downtown Auburn. Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com caught this short video at Eckhart Park. Click the video window to see more Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs:
Included in the weekend’s events here in Auburn, Indiana were a concours in Eckhart Park, the big Auburn Cord Duesenberg Parade on Saturday, tours of the ACD Museum and two world class collector car auctions, the Auctions America sale at Auburn Auction Park and the Worldwide Auction at the museum complex. Cars On Line has been covering this great show for the past three years, and it is one of our favorite events each year.
Indiana was the home to over one hundred classic motorcar companies. In fact, more classic motorcar marques came from Indiana than in Michigan where Detroit is the center of the automotive industry. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is one of the most interesting museums of automotive history in the country. It is housed in the actual headquarters of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Motorcar Company when E.L. Cord built it. The original giant art deco showroom and historic offices where reknown designers such as Gordon Buehrig and Alan Leamy plied their trade still exist today. Explore the museum with us this year as we enjoy a weekend of fun during the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Festival 2015 homecoming.
Meanwhile, just down the freeway at the Auburn Auction Park, Auctions America was holding their Labor Day Weekend collector car sale. The signature car for the sale, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Roadster sold Saturday for $1,275,000. Look at what we found at the auction: