Following up on our 10th annual auction in our hometown of Auburn, Indiana, we are thrilled to announce a 97% sell-through rate, propelled by the Jimmie Taylor collection, the final cars from the Chuck Runyon collection, and the second grouping of vehicles from Allen Smith. Offered without reserve, the cars and motorcycles from these three private collections spanned automotive history from the dawn of motoring and both sides of the Atlantic.
The Brooks Stevens-designed Die Valkyrie concept car, based on the commanding and powerful foundation of a 1955 Cadillac chassis and formerly part of the Brooks Stevens Auto Museum, added a further dash of show-car drama and international flair to the auction.
Opening the auction was the offering of this year’s beautifully handmade charity quilt, “Every Mile is a Memory,” which sold for $11,000. The product of more than 3,000 hours of hand embroidery, quilt work, and love, this wonderful piece drew spirited bids and will its sale will benefit the worthy functions of the Catholic Charities Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
The top seller of this year’s Auburn auction was the dashing 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B, resplendent in Blue over Tan leather and complete with a wonderful set of fitted luggage inside the trunk, which drew a winning bid of $539,000 including buyer’s premium.
Another exciting sale was achieved by the beautifully restored 1908 Holsman Model 10 High-Wheel Runabout, which was found prior to restoration stored inside the milking parlor of a dairy barn. Sold at $66,000 it is going to a worthy collection.
Continuing the momentum, we are now hard at work securing great consignments for our second annual Scottsdale, Arizona auction, slated for January 18th, 2018. Watch our website and advertising for news as consignments are added over the next few months and contact us to register to bid or to have your special collector car considered for the auction!