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In keeping with the theme of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, locally built automobiles were once again the toast of the auction, with top sales honors going to a majestic 1935 Duesenberg Model J Sedan for $456,500 and a striking 1932 Auburn 12 Boattail Speedster for $275,000. Rounding out the top five sales and attracting enthusiastic bidding were a WWII Military Recreation for $269,500; a 1953 Buick Skylark for $192,500; and a 1932 Auburn 12 Phaeton for $181,500.
As part of Auctions America's continued efforts to give back to Northeast Indiana communities, a special segment of the weekend was the presentation of a dedicated charity auction on Sunday, 2 September, benefiting local military families. Hosted by Barry Weiss, star of A&E's hit television series Storage Wars, the charity portion of the program raised in excess of $41,000 through the auction and additional donations, with 100 percent of proceeds to be split between the family of U.S. Army Sgt. JaBraun Knox, who was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan in May, and the Fort Wayne Base Community Council, established in July 2012 to support current deployed and non-deployed military members and their families in times of need through various different initiatives, including financial assistance and education.
Speaking on behalf of the charity auction beneficiaries, Rob Moreland, Director, Fort Wayne Base Community Council adds, "Auctions America really hit it out of the park for military families with their fundraising endeavors across the Labor Day Weekend. All of the donations to the Fort Wayne Base Community Council will go to help service members and their families in times of need."
Nostalgia to Auctions America by RM's 2012 Auburn Fall Auction