Fall Auburn Auction 2018 by RM Auctions

1929 Duesenberg Model J sold at the Fall Auburn Auction

The elegant 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan from the Burdick Collection sold for $737,000 on Saturday making it the second-highest sale of the day.


Fall Auburn Auction Saturday 

A flurry of activity stirred the crowd here at the Fall Auburn Auction this afternoon as nineteen cars from the Burdick Collection sold one right after the other. The collection also produced the top sale of the day as their 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sold shortly after leaving the auction stage. When the classic 300SL crossed the auction block the bidding reached $750,000, but did not reach the reserve price. Later a final sale price of $852,500 was negotiated through auction officials. That price includes the buyer’s commission. 

Most auction watchers had thought another car from the collection was the highest actual sale. The elegant 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sedan sold for $737,000 (price includes the buyer’s commission.) That sale immediately followed another Burdick car, the 1929 Auburn 120 Eight Boattail Speedster in eye catching shades of brilliant green and black finish. The speedster sold for $330,000 (including the buyer’s commission) making it the fifth highest priced car to sell here during “Prime Time” Saturday. The Speedster had been estimated to sell for $150,000 by auction appraisers before the sale. The actual sale priced doubled the estimated sales price. 

Check out what happended on Saturday here at the Fall Auburn Auction by RM Auctions. Be sure to click on each photo for more information on the car:

As the Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs return home to Auburn, Indiana this weekend for the ACD Festival a 48-year-old tradition has also been fulfilled here as RM Auctions hosted the Fall Auburn Auction. This year’s Fall Auburn Auction, August 31-September 2, 2018, on Labor Day Weekend, was shaping up to be the one big national auction you just could not afford to miss.  700 vehicles were scheduled to cross the auction block for the giant sale. The auction at the Auburn Auction Park during the ACD Festival is a tradition that collectors dearly treasure. 

If you watched the Fall Auburn Auction with us on Saturday on the RM Auctions ‘live video stream” online, you know that some of the most interesting cars in the classic car hobby crossed the auction stage here in Auburn, Indiana this weekend. Here is a video of some of the top sales we saw on Saturday:

Here is a link to all of the top inventory for the Fall Auburn Auction. You’ll find cars and trucks from all eras, some of the most desirable collector vehicles in the collector car hobby today. 

It was the 48th annual Labor Day collector car auction held  at the giant auction facility on the outskirts of Auburn.  The four days of spirited auction action resulted in $21.7 million in total sales, with a strong 81 percent of all lots sold. The total dollar figure represents a 12 percent increase in sales over 2017.

The Friday sale was a nice warmup for the weekend events here at the RM Auctions Park on the outskirts of Auburn, Indiana. Some of the medium priced collector cars could be found crossing the auction stage. Here are some of the highlights from the sale on Friday:

The giant auction park is home to the RM Auctions big Fall Auburn Auction, but also includes a swap meet, car corral and dozens of displays to entertain the automotive enthusiast. 

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival is a Homecoming for all the vintage motorcars produced here at the Auburn plant as they find their way back home to Auburn, Indiana. The annual Labor Day Homecoming is such an amazing display of Americana that we count it as one of the major car shows to add to your bucket list. Follow this link for our live coverage of the ACD Festival Concours in the Park, Parade of Classics and even a tour of the ACD Museum at the site of the original headquarters and plant here in Auburn, Indiana. 


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