Excitement at the 2014 Auburn Fall Festival …
AUBURN, IN–August 31, 2014 – On Saturday evening in prime time a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton sold for $1,150,000 marking the top sale here at the Auctions America Auction during the 2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. Auctions America puts on a great show here in Auburn, Indiana each year for the ACD Festival. But this was the most money ever paid for a Duesenberg here. The ACD Festival is a homecoming for Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg owners since Auburn, Indiana was the headquarters for the three auto manufacturers when they combined into one company in 1929. Click here to see more auction photos and a video of the million dollar sale.
Cars On Line.com has been covering the 2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival for its readers this weekend. Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity that started off with a concours d’elegance at Eckhart Park, followed by a great parade with hundreds of the Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs. We also covered the two big auctions held here: the Worldwide Auction at the ACD Museum’s NATMUS building, and the Auctions America Auction at Auburn Auction Park.
On Friday we visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet adjacent to the Museum. If anyone is looking for authentic Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg or other hard-to-find parts you may need to check out this swap meet. Here is a link to view some of the parts we found at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Swap Meet.
Each year it is a wonderful experience to spend time in Indiana, the birthplace of so many American car companies. When here you must visit the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum. I’ve been to a good number of auto museums over the years. This is the best I’ve ever seen.
The ACD Museum is in the very building that E.L. Cord built to house his Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg car company. It still has the original art deco style showroom, while the upper floors are where the spirits of Gordon Buerhig and Alan Leamy still walk through their design studios. All of this history unfolds for you as you walk through the same hallways that Cord and his staff did back in the day.
Just in back of the museam is the home of NATMUS, National Automotive Truck Museum, the organization that is dedicated to the preservation of trucks, tractors, toy replicas and peddle cars. Their successful restoration of the GM Futuliner is legendary. On Saturday, much of the floor space in the NATMUS building will be taken up with displays of cars that are being offered at the Worldwide Auctioneers auction sale to be held on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, just down the freeway at the Auburn Auction Park, RM’s Auctions America was holding their three-day auction sale of collector cars. The Auctions America sale is highlighted below. On the grounds at the Auction Park there is a car corral and even a swap meet area. If you are a car guy, there is something for everybody here in Auburn, Indiana on Labor Day Weekend.
Follow the links below to review some of the action from last year’s show as we gear up to bring you more photos and videos of the 2014 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. Stay tuned to this page all weekend as we will be updating stories and both auctions here in Auburn, Indiana.
|The Concours in Eckhart Park is something every true vintage motorcar lover must see. We caught photos of some of the great American marques here today. Click here to view what we saw.|
|For Cars On Line.com the highlight of the Festival is the parade on Jackson Street in downtown Auburn, Indana. Click here to view photos of the parade.|
|City Square in downtown Auburn, Indiana is full of classic cars on Friday. Click here to see some of the fun through the lens of our photographer.|
|1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton sells for $1.15 million at the Auctions America Auction. Click here to see our coverage of the Auctions America Collector Car Auction during the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.|
|A 1931 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan was one of the featured cars of the Worldwide Auctioneers sale. It is a tradition here at the Auburn Fall Festival. Click here to see more of this special display of Vintage Motorcars for sale.|
|Arguably the best automotive museum in the world, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is actually housed in the former world headquarters of E.L. Cord’s automobile empire which included Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg motorcars. Click here for the short tour.|